Let me just tell you right now that I don't cook breakfast like this every day. Usually, it's oatmeal, grits, homemade granola, or our favorite...muffins on Monday. But this Valentine's Day, I decided to do something different. I made up my regular old pancake batter, but then I stirred in some cherry preserves, chocolate chip, and touch of red food coloring to make some spectacular choco-cherry pancakes. They were amazing. And I topped them off with whipped cream to up the awesomeness factor a litte higher.
The kiddos loved them!! I'm definitely going to be repeating this breakfast.
Here's the recipe and, like I said, it's super easy. If you're making your pancakes from a mix, then add some flax meal to make them more nutritious. Don't worry; they won't be any less awesome.
For every two cups of pancake batter, add:
2 Tbsp flax meal
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1/2 tsp almond flavoring
4 Tbsp black cherry preserves
just a touch of red food coloring
That's all there is to it! By the way, I once came across a 9 oz. bag of gourmet pink chocolate chip pancake mix for over $5....are you serious? These are delicious and you can make them super cheap, too. Try it and totally impress your kids!