Wednesday, July 26, 2006

"Well, Orange You Chipper This Morning" Pancakes



(Get it? Get it? Orange=Aren't. Chipper=Chocolate chips. Stupid name for pancakes=my incredible lack of sleep last night.)

These panckaes were yumtastic and gave me a long overdue orange-chocolate fix on Sunday morning. They turned out with a nice light citrusy flavor which very suavely and discretely tempered the rich chocolatey gooeyness, keeping the pancakes from feeling too heavy.

E said that, out of all the pancakes I've cooked for him, they were definitely his favorite. So there.

INGREDIENTS:

Dry ingredients:

3/4 c. white flour
1/2 c. wheat flour
2 t. baking powder
1/8 t. salt
1 t. cinnamon

Wet ingredients:

2 T canola oil
1/3 c. water
1 c. soy milk
1 t. vanilla
2 T. maple syrup
2 t. orange zest

Vegan semi-sweet chocolate chips (a handful or two)

DIRECTIONS:

Mix all the dry ingredients in one bowl. Mix all the wet in another. Add the wet to the dry. Fold in the chocolate chips.

Cook in a nice hot pan like you do with pancakes. If you need me to explain how to cook a pancake, I may have to hit you over the head with the aforementioned pan (though I'll be nice and wait until it cools off first).

Makes 4 large pancakes or 8 small (I'd suggest doubling the recipe if you're trying to feed two people, but that's mainly just because I am a pancake ho.)

The pancakes in this picture are naked--they've not yet been dressed up with syrup. So try not to give them a complex about their body image, will ya?

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