Spiced Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Homemade Caramel Syrup
Author: Carla Cardello (www.chocolatemoosey.com)
Serves: 12 pancakes
1 cup flour
2 Tablespoons sugar
2 Tablespoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon clove
1 cup milk
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
2 Tablespoons butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 Tablespoons water
For the pancakes: Preheat the oven to 200F. Have a baking sheet and cooling rack ready.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and clove. Set aside.
In a large measuring cup, whisk together the egg, milk, and oil. Pour into the dry ingredients and whisk together until everything is moistened (do not overmix - lumps are ok). Whisk in the chocolate chips.
Heat up a skillet (alternatively you can use a griddle). When it is hot, pour in 1/4 cup of the batter. When bubbles form on top and edges are firm, flip and cook the other side. It won't take as long to cook the second side. When it is brown, remove and place on the cooling rack.
Repeat with the remaining batter. When all of the pancakes are done, place onto the baking sheet and warm up for a few minutes in the oven.
For the syrup: In a medium saucepan, melt the butter on medium-low heat. Add the brown sugar and mix together until it's moist and sticky. Add the water and cook until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes. The syrup will be thin. Remove from the heat and serve with pancakes.
Recipe by Chocolate Moosey at http://www.chocolatemoosey.com/2012/12/24/spiced-chocolate-chip-pancakes-with-homemade-caramel-syrup/