White Chocolate Coconut Pancakes... Mmm

Sunday, June 10, 2012

I've been in a big pancake kind of mood lately, so I thought I'd try a classic with a little something different. The result: white chocolate & coconut shreds in a pancake! Here's how to make them:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 1/4 cups milk
1 egg
3 tablespoons butter, melted
Vanilla extract
(to taste... I never measure my vanilla...who says you can ever have too much of a good thing? )

1/2 cup white chocolate morsels, melted
(I melted them in a bowl over a pot of boiling water...but you can also just stir them in straight from the package, it's really your preference. Personally I think you can taste the white chocolate a million times better if it's melted first.)
1/2 cup shredded coconut
(You can toast the shreds if you want an extra crunch, but I didn't this time)

In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Make a well in the center and pour in the milk, egg, vanilla and melted butter; mix until smooth. Fold in coconut and white chocolate (I didn't measure those either...I just added enough until it looked about right).

Then all you do is..well, make the pancakes! They come out really fluffy and rich in taste. It's really something else. I think this will be on my breakfast list from now on, rather than Jiffy (fake) blueberry pancake mix. Obviously I play my ingredients a little more by eye than by measuring spoons when baking...if you try to make cupcakes with me you'll understand. This makes about 12 pancakes, depending on the size you pour them. Enjoy!

It's the perfect combination of sweet, salty, fluffy, and crunchy in a pancake. Seriously, it's really something.

Let's hope Marshall gets home soon before they're all gone! He's out (finally) getting Dale a new tire right now! Oh, and milk(!!!!). And of course a haircut, just like every other weekend.
Fresh pancakes are AMAZING with a cold glass of milk, so he needs to get home soon! Does the body good, right mom?

Here's a picture of the end result! Sorry about the quality/lighting.. it's from the camera on my phone. I need a new actual camera! I didn't use the one I have because it doesn't believe in brightness, so every picture is ridiculously dark...bummer. Look at the pictures I took Memorial Weekend and you'll see. Oh, and this stovetop (and oven) always cook kind of unevenly.. it's kind of a mess, so that's why the pancakes look somewhat uneven. They were all cooked exactly the same but... the burners had another idea. I don't mean for them to look nasty in this picture, they're seriously honestly super wonderful.

Marshall just approved. (Except that they were cold by the time he got back from everything... Not my fault!)

Happy eating!

After this, it's time to take some quizzes and start on week 5....and clean.

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