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Chocolate Chip Heart Pancakes

Chocolate Chip Heart Pancakes is the perfect Valentine's Day breakfast or brunch recipe! It doesn't get sweeter than this!| www.chicandsugar.com

Chocolate Chip Heart Pancakes is the perfect Valentine's Day breakfast or brunch recipe! It doesn't get sweeter than this!| www.chicandsugar.com

Chocolate Chip Heart Pancakes are the perfect match for Valentine's Day breakfast or brunch! It doesn't get sweeter than this recipe!| www.chicandsugar.com

Chocolate Chip Heart Pancakes are the perfect match Valentine's Day breakfast or brunch! It doesn't get sweeter than this recipe!| www.chicandsugar.com

Chocolate Chip Heart Pancakes are the perfect match for Valentine's Day breakfast or brunch! It doesn't get sweeter than this recipe!| www.chicandsugar.com

Chocolate Chip Heart Pancakes are the perfect match for Valentine's Day breakfast or brunch! It doesn't get sweeter than this recipe!| www.chicandsugar.com

Chocolate Chip Heart Pancakes are the perfect match for Valentine's Day breakfast or brunch! It doesn't get sweeter than this recipe!| www.chicandsugar.com

Chocolate Chip Heart Pancakes are the perfect match for Valentine's Day breakfast or brunch! It doesn't get sweeter than this recipe!| www.chicandsugar.com

(Warning: some perfectly delicious pancake parts were destroyed during the creation of this post. Reader discretion advised.)

My Valentine’s Day traditions have changed over time. A few years ago I would have enjoyed a romantic dinner date with my husband. Now, we have two more tiny guests at our kitchen table. One, in particular, is pret-ty picky when it comes to food of any kind.

So, when I brainstormed recipe ideas for Valentine’s Day, I knew that I wanted to prepare something that my entire family could enjoy. Valentine’s Day falls on a Saturday this year so it was even more fitting to share a sit-down dish instead of a pop-in-your-mouth-and-go dessert.

I decided there was no better way than to start your Valentine’s Day off with heart shaped pancakes.

But, these are not just any pancakes.

They are chocolate chip filled heart shaped pancakes.

I cooked these fluffy chocolate chip filled cakes on a flat griddle. Then, I cut them into shapes with heart shaped cookie cutters. This does mean that you will be left with some chocolate chip pancake scraps. You can throw them away. (Or, if you’re like me, you can sneak them for a sweet snack during nap time. I won’t tell – promise.)

The cookie cutter set comes with multiple size cutters, so I topped my pancakes with mini heart shaped pats of butter. Because I could!

This recipe makes about 9-10 pancakes. I successfully doubled the recipe, so if you are feeding a crowd, it’s no problem!

Here’s to a delicious start to February and a Happy Valentine’s Day!

Chocolate Chip Heart Pancakes
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Recipe type: Breakfast
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Serves: 9-10 pancakes
 
Ingredients
  • 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs, separated
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted plus extra for griddle or serving
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (mini or regular)
  • Maple syrup, for serving
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  2. In a small bowl, combine milk, egg yolks, and 3 tablespoons melted butter; add to flour mixture, whisking until smooth.
  3. In a small bowl, beat egg whites at medium-high speed with an electric mixer until stiff. Gently fold into batter. Mix in chocolate chips.
  4. Heat a flat griddle pan to medium or medium low heat. Spray griddle with non-stick spray or cover with a tablespoon of butter. Ladle a ¼-cup batter for each pancake onto griddle. Cook pancakes until tops are covered with bubbles and edges look cooked. Turn and cook the other side.
  5. Cut pancakes with cookie cutters and serve with syrup or desired toppings.

 

 

 

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  • Kathryn
    February 2, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    Nothing beats pancakes as a way to start the day – and there’s nothing better than a great recipe! I can’t get over how gorgeous your photography is. These look absolutely delicious. 🙂

    xx Kathryn
    http://www.throughthethicket.ca

  • Amanda @ Cookie Named Desire
    February 3, 2015 at 12:28 am

    Oh my gosh, that warning. Haha! I promise not to report you to the National Protection of Pancakes Association. This time.

    These pancakes sound so freaking amazing. I want a 12 pancake stack.

  • Lynn | The Road to Honey
    February 3, 2015 at 10:54 am

    Who wouldn’t want to start their Saturday with a nice, stack of pancakes especially when they are heart shaped. . .and filled with chocolatey goodness? I bet your little ones were thrilled to see these show up on the kitchen table. So cute.

    • hello@kimberlyfitzsimons.com
      February 3, 2015 at 11:39 am

      Hi Lynn! Thanks so much for your comment! My 3-year old thought they were the best!

  • Kate {Taffeta and Tulips}
    February 3, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    These are seriously the cutest pancakes ever! Love the heart shaped butter patties as well!

    http://www.taffetaandtulips.com

  • Kelley @ Chef Savvy
    February 4, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    These are beyond beautiful! Your photography is stunning!

  • Christina @ Bake with Christina
    February 5, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    Such a CUTE idea for breakfast on Valentine’s Day!! I love that they’re heart shaped, and of course have chocolate chips in them 🙂