Whole Wheat Chocolate-Chip Pancakes


This is an extra-special post, because it marks the first milestone in my blogging career. The 100th post on Fun and Food!! yippee...I take this moment to thank all my friends and readers for their constant support in the form of feedback, comments and emails. I share this success with all of you, and I hope to keep bringing more such delectable recipes and fun yet informative posts to your attention! Let's celebrate this moment with one of my favourites - Pancakes!! I love IHOP and always keep pestering my husband to take me there:) But it's become less often now after I decided to get conscious about health and weight loss. So not compromising on either the taste, or the healthy aspect, here's presenting Whole Wheat Chocolate-chip Pancakes.

Ingredients
1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 tbsp sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tspn salt
1 1/2 cups plain milk or buttermilk
2 egg whites
2 tbsp margarine (or low-fat butter)
1/2 cup mini semisweet dark chocolate chips
Honey (or maple syrup) - for topping

Method
Pass the whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a small bowl through a fine seive. Now whisk together the egg whites, milk or buttermilk, margarine and sugar in another bowl until smooth. Stir in the flour mixture and mix together to combine well. Finally add the chocolate chips. do not beat more lest the chocolate gets dissolved.

Heat a griddle or a pan over medium heat. Grease with non-stick cooking spray or a spoonful of oil. Now take a large ladleful of batter and drop it gently in the centre of the griddle to form a medium-sized pancake. Let it cook till it becomes swollen, edges get dry and bubbles begin to form (about 1-2 mins.) Now flip it around and cook the other side the same way until light golden brown in color. Repeat with the remaining batter.

if you are not comfortable with mixing choco-chips in the batter, and may fear that it will stik to the griddle, you can also sprinkle them once you have poured the batter and you see that the pancake is partially cooked.

Serve hot with a cup of coffee. Drizzle with powdered sugar, a dollop of margarine and honey or maple syrup. You can even use light chocolate syrup- works great with kids!! Indulge into a healthy yet sweet and heavenly delight. What a perfect way, to start your day!!

Tip: If you are in a great mood as I am, go ahead and add some light whpped cream on top of these pancakes and kick it up a notch!


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29 comments :

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

I actually like how whole wheat tastes with choc chips. I don't like REALLY sweet things so the whole wheat kinda mellows out the sweetness.

Nicki said...

sounds healthy and delicious!!oooh, I want one too:)

-Nicki

Anonymous said...

Hey, I read your blog daily, just don't leave comments:) so here's one b'coz today is a special day for u.

Congrats and keep up the good work..your site is a blessing for people like me!!:)

Kelly Mahoney said...

Congratulations! My family loves chocolate chip pancakes but we don't mix them in with the batter so as to not create a mess on the griddle. Instead, while the first side is cooking, I sprinkle the chips on the opposite side before flipping.

Sirisha Kilambi said...

Sounds great dear......and Congrats on ur 100th post....100 posts in 2 months....amazing :-))

Asha said...

My kids favorite Sunday breakfast without cream and with Hashbrown!!:)
Looks yum.

Asha said...

Oh, Happy 2 mnt's anniversary!;D

Pravs said...

Happy 100th post!! Congrats !! Wow in so short time you completed 100 posts!!
Wheat plus chocolate -chip....nice combo for a pancake.

Swapna said...

100th post in 2 months is pretty fast:)
Congratulations and happy blogging in the future!
Thanks for the pancakes recipe. Will try them sometime. And I like whipped cream on everything. Have u tried whipped cream with chocolate donuts? Pure bliss:)

Maitreyi said...

Oh I love these...and I love IHOP too....but seriously, yours look better!:) maybe bcoz they have the touch of home-made food:)

-Maitreyi

Padma said...

Congratulations Manasi, your are just great yaar, in 2 months you have reached 100th post milestone, you are amazingly talented girl! Great going and hats off!!!!!!

-Padma

Richa said...

congrats on the century!
bau jaldi 100 thayi gaya, express train che ;)
keep it up!

Suganya said...

Congrats Mansi!

Melonie said...

I will have to try making this for my husband. He loves breakfast, and he can't eat white flour. Thanks!

Nags said...

this is such a unique recipe . bookmarked!!

TBC said...

Congrats!

lakshmi said...

congratulation mansi!!

Happy cook said...

Congrats with your 100 post.
And ofcourse the best way to celebrate si whith dessert

Timepass said...

Congrats for ur 100th post..

Aditi said...

I'll say Congras on all the beautiful dishes you've made, and a big THANKS for sharing them with us...

-Aditi

Lissie said...

hats off, manasi! great achievement in such a short time!the pancake looks so yummy...

Cris said...

Congratulations!!! Your blog has beautiful recipes and this one looks so good!

Alex said...

oh boy!! if healthy food was alwasy so good looking!!

-Alex

Jeena said...

Mansi what a lovely pancake recipe sounds and looks yum!

Sarah said...

these are great! and I love it as you've made it from scratch!:)

~Sarah

Mansi Desai said...

great recipe! and I love the way they look...gorgeous:)

JEP said...

Sounds like some really tasty ingredients all coming together for a perfect pancake!

zobars said...

I am going to try and make these for breakfast tomorrow. hopefully they will be as good as yours.

Bill Medifast said...

Pancakes are a true favorite in my house. Whether they are chocolate chip, blueberry or banana they never last long.

Thanks for this great recipe. Who know you could have a somewhat healthy pancake.

Bill M.