If your Valentine’s day sweetheart is a pancake addict like me this recipe is certain to have them swooning at the breakfast table or in bed (breakfast in bed, oh so cozy, makes you wish all activities could be brought to bed). These pancakes are super rich and decadant so make sure you serve up a big glass of milk to go with them.
The recipe for these pancakes came to me in my sleep. Some people solve math problems in their sleep, I solve problems of wanting more delicious food to eat. And I’m not alone in this whole solving problems in my sleep, no matter how bizarre it sounds, check out this article. I also find the shower to be a good place of inspiration, but I may be alone on this one 😉 Anyways, prior to going to sleep my foody consultant and muse Sir Awesome, also an amazing cook/baker, mentioned his triple chocolate orange cookies to me and furthermore there was discussion of pancakes. So it is no wonder that when I woke up this morning I instantly had a recipe in my head for Triple Chocolate Orange Pecan Pancakes. I figure if you can’t have the cookie instantly why not make it a pancake! So without further ado I give to you…
TRIPLE CHOCOLATE ORANGE PECAN PANCAKES!!!
1 cup pancake mix
1/2 cup vanilla soymilk or regular milk
2 teaspoons orange zest
1 teaspoon orange extract
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup milk chocolate chips
1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup white chocolate chips
Whisk together pancake mix, egg, milk, orange extract, and orange zest. Stir in chocolate chips and pecans.
Butter your griddle. I’m not going to tell you how large to make your pancakes, but if you make them about 1/3 cup size you will get 6 from this mix. To cook your pancakes cook it until the edges look firm and there are little bubbles starting to form in the center. Flip and finish cooking the other side.
To serve, I recommend butter and powdered sugar OR you can look back at the ricotta pancakes recipe and make that delicious honey syrup. To enhance the orangeiness add some orange zest to that as well. Don’t let that orange you use go to waste; peel it and use it as a side of fruit with your pancakes 🙂 Enjoy!