I was having a pretty good day today. Then I decided to make pancakes. Suddenly my day went from “pretty good” to “FULL SCALE AWESOME”.
I’ve never actually made pancakes before, so I really wasn’t sure exactly what was going to happen. Turns out, pancakes are the EASIEST THING TO EVER MAKE.
Cinnamon Double-Chocolate Pancakes
Sift (or mix thoroughly):
1 cup whole-wheat flour (or whatever kind of flour you like)
2 tablespoons baking powder
1 1/2 tablespoon sugar (or more if you somehow hate maple syrup and aren’t planning to put it on top later)
pinch of salt
1 cup soy milk
2 tablespoons canola/veg oil
Mix until creamy.
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1/4 cup chocolate chips (or more if you secretly like chocolate chips better than pancakes)
Heat a little bit of veg oil on a skillet or in a non-stick frying pan. Spoon your batter into the pan, to whatever size you want your pancakes. I made mine about 1/8 cup each. If you like super fluffy pancakes, use more batter. If you like super crispy pancakes, spread your spoonfuls out more on your skillet or pan.
Now comes the fabulous flippy fun part. It will NOT be visually obvious when your pancakes are done, so use your nose. If you’re getting nervous, flip just one to see if it’s done, and if it is, then flip the others. After you do one batch, you’ll know how long this will take, so if you’re new at pancaking and you’re a more cautious chef than I, you might just start with one pancake at a time until you’re sure about the timing. Me, I figure I’m just gonna drown them in maple syrup in five minutes anyway, so it’s no big deal if they burn a bit.
You do not need to cook them as long on the B-Side as you did on the A-Side. They’re basically already cooked through when you flip them; you’re just making sure the part that wasn’t directly touching the pan gets cooked. Also, you’re not worrying about raw egg, because they are vegan pancakes and there is no egg!
For those who want to see some photos, here is what the pancakes looked like right before I flipped them…
And this is what they looked like AFTER I flipped them…
And this is what they looked like in the approximately twelve seconds between maple syrup and my face…