Jan 28, 2013

The Last Pancake Recipe You'll Ever Need

This week is potty training week with Will. I've asked for advice from practically every mom I know. I've looked into several potty training "methods". Truth be told, I've been dreading this day. Fear of the unknown? I don't know. I've stalled long enough. It's time. Today is day one of the "three day potty training method". The technique has received a lot of good reviews, but every child is different, so let's just say I'm cautiously hopeful things will click and work out.

To make up for the fact that I planned to take away Wills diapers and temporarily turn his world upside down, I tried to make this last weekend a good one. You know, sweeten him up so maybe - just maybe - he'll go along with the plan. So I made dark chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast Saturday morning. I've experimented with a lot of pancake recipes, so I was glad to finally find this one....THE ONE. The last pancake recipe I'll ever need. I don't always add chocolate chips, but the recipe is totally flexible like that. Will was happy. Mission accomplished.

 Dark Chocolate Chip Pancakes 

2 Cups all purpose flour (or whole wheat pastry flour)
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 cups low fat milk
3 Tbsp canola oil
1 Tbsp honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (optional)


Mix first four ingredients together. In a separate bowl, mix remaining ingredients. The key is to make sure you beat the eggs prior to mixing with dry ingredients to prevent over-mixing the batter. Then, mix wet ingredients with dry ingredients just until combined. Heat griddle to low-medium heat, spray pan with canola oil spray and pour batter into 4 inch diameter circles. After a few minutes or until golden brown, flip pancakes onto other side. Repeat until all batter is gone.

Enjoy with a side of fruit and love. Wish me luck!


  1. Oh I hope you found some success in the potty training. It is stressful and everyone makes you believe boys are so hard.

  2. Thanks Tiffany! It is stressful and unfortunately my son truly is difficult. He just wasn't ready yet, so I think we'll revisit the potty training thing in the summer.