The pioneer woman made a chocolate breakfast that’s so sweet she called it “dessert.” Here’s how to make Ree Drummond’s Double Chocolate Chip Pancakes.
Ree Drummond’s Double Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Drummond says that one of her favorite ways to quickly whip up a pancake breakfast at the table is to use boxed pancake mix. “One of my favorite quick and easy ways to get pancakes on the table is to use ready-made pancake mix and then fix it up,” Drummond says in the pioneer woman Show. “And you can take it in so many different directions.”
Drummond likes to use a 10-grain or multi-grain pancake mix. She says that she prefers this type of mix because she wants her breakfast to have some nutritional value. “And then, of course, you can add all the whipped cream and caramel sauce you want,” Drummond jokes. She then adds milk, melted butter, sugar, an egg, and whisks the ingredients together.
Drummond says he likes pancakes, but he doesn’t think it’s necessary to eat too many at once. She says portion control is key, especially if she’s concerned about calorie intake.
“I love pancakes, and it’s not something I would eat every morning of my life,” says Drummond. “But you can make pancakes and only eat one or two. You don’t have to have a stack of pancakes that reaches the ceiling. So, it doesn’t have to be a crazy caloric blast.”
Preparation of the double pancakes with chocolate chips
For the next step, Drummond adds dark chocolate chips and white chocolate chips, and mixes them into the pancake batter. He can also add granola, chopped strawberries, blueberries, or chopped apples. Drummond says that if he wants to introduce a little “fruitiness” to his pancakes, he can add preserves. Another tip he gives is that if you want your pancakes to be flatter, just add more milk to thin out the batter.
Next, Drummond butters a griddle and sets it to medium-low heat. Then he spoons about ¼ cup of pancake mix per pancake onto the griddle. She says that she “takes care” of the pancakes while they’re simmering so they don’t burn. Once the pancake looks like it’s browning, she flips it over. Drummond says that one thing she loves about homemade pancakes is that no two pancakes are the same.
“This isn’t a pancake house situation where there’s like a conveyor belt,” Drummond jokes. “I don’t even think that exists; I don’t know why I said that,” he adds quickly.
Putting the finishing touches on pancakes
Drummond says you can stack your pancakes, but she prefers to layer them on a plate. Paige says that the arrangement is almost like a flower. She places a piece of butter in the middle of the pancakes. Drummond then pours syrup and chocolate sauce on top of the pancakes. For the finishing touch, he drizzles whipped cream on top and sprinkles on chocolate chips and caramel sauce. “This is what you call a dessert pancake,” says Drummond.
Drummond says this isn’t a healthy breakfast, but it’s quick and easy. “That’s dessert; you can’t convince me otherwise,” says Drummond at the end of his show.
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