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As I mentioned back with the White Chocolate Blueberry Pancakes, Chris loves to tease me that my pancakes are too much like candy.

I decided to make this flavor like his favorite brand of ginger snap.  He likes Stauffer's Ginger Snaps for two reasons: first is the last of preservatives and second is the addition of chili powder and red pepper for extra kick.

Dry Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp table sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper
  • 1 pinch chili powder
Wet Ingredients, Beaten Together
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp vinegar

This recipe was a combination of traditional pancakes, gingerbread cookies, and a the inspiration from the Stauffer's bag.  It's got a kick, so serve with milk or whipped cream.
I think that what we get for putting up with all the other stuff of Central Pennsylvania (like the allergens) is that we have Gardner's Candies

If you have never had a Garnder's peanut butter meltaway, I feel very, very sad for you.  If you have, but have moved far away and know what you are now missing, I feel worse.

So here's a pancake to make you feel better...

Dry Ingredients
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
Wet Ingredients, Beaten Together
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
Mix wet and dry together.   You may need to mash down the pancake batter as it is rather thick. 

And if you think this recipe is just a tad to sweet, the next recipe kicks it up a notch with crushed red pepper and chili powder...
Me: Karenna, I always wanted a daughter.  You turned out to be everything I could have ever wanted in a daughter and more.  I couldn't me more proud of you.  Everyone I know gives me compliments on you.  But [weeping tears of joy] these pancakes are the best thing that has ever come from me.
Karenna [stuffing mouth with pancakes whilst giving me a dirty look]: Hey!

Dry Ingredientsvanilla.jpg
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp real vanilla (do NOT under any circumstances go all cheap on my recipe with that imitation crap or I will personally disown your work)
Wet Ingredients, Beaten Together
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
Combine wet and dry ingredients and smell the aroma that I can't even begin to convey here. Know the joy of creating something akin to parenting.  Then eat it.  If you want a pancake that is a bit more rich, try the Peanut Butter Meltaway Pancake...

Anyone can do plain old chocolate chip pancakes, but replace a little table sugar with brown sugar and you've got chocolate chip cookie pancakes:

Dry Ingredients
choc.jpg
Center: Chocolate Cookie Spice Pancakes, Left: Pumpkin Pancakes, Right: Banana Pancakes
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
Wet Ingredients, Beaten Together
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
Combine wet and dry ingredients for cookie goodness!  But if you really want a pancake that will make you weep, a pancake worth trading in your firstborn (sorry, Karenna), try the Brown Sugar Vanilla Pancake...
Chris turned me on to this recipe for White Chocolate Blueberry Pancakes: ...and yet he make fun of my Chocolate Chip Cookie flavored pancakes. Hmm...

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