Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Chocolate Chip Pretzel Pancakes with Peanut Butter Nutella Sauce

Happy Pancake Tuesday, or Shrove Tuesday!

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Shrove Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday, which is the beginning of Lent, for Catholics. Lent is the 40 days preceding Easter, which Catholics usually restrict guilty pleasures and try to eat simpler and leaner. So, since pancakes are made with sugar, fat, flour, eggs, which is traditionally restricted during lent; they have become to popular way to start off Lent. Since Lent is about giving up indulgences, I figured I'd give you all a pancake that would be worthy of Pancake Tuesday.

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I recently made chocolate chip pretzel bars, which I LOVED, so I decided to incorporate those flavours into pancakes. I really loved the salty and sweet combo in these pancakes. Pancakes are VERY popular in this house, so it's nice to sometimes mix it up a bit. I wanted a peanut butter sauce, but didn't want it too salty, so I rounded it out with a bit of Nutella. These were awesome, fluffy, chocolaty with nice crunchy pretzel bits through out.

Chocolate Chip Pretzel Pancakes with Peanut Butter Nutella Sauce
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1 egg
3 Tbs sugar
2 Tbs canola oil
1/4 tsp salt
2 C flour
3 tsp baking powder
1/2- 3/4 C milk
1/2 C semi sweet chocolate chips
1/3 C pretzels, broken into small bits

For Sauce:

1/4 C creamy peanut butter
2 Tbs Nutella

Preheat griddle pan over med low heat.

In a bowl, beat the egg with sugar, oil and salt; until well combined. Add in flour, baking powder and 1/2 C milk. Stir well, trying to get all lumps out and adding more milk, if too thick. Fold in chocolate chips and pretzels.

Spray griddle pan with cooking spray, or rub with a paper towel dipped in canola oil. Pour ladlefuls of batter and cook until bubbles start to form on the surface and edges begin to set; about 3-4 minutes. Flip and cook for 3 minutes more; until golden brown.

While pancakes are cooking, in a small bowl, heat peanut butter in the microwave for 30-40 seconds. Add in Nutella and stir until smooth. Drizzle over hot cooked pancakes.

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This post linked to

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Tasty Tuesday
Things that Make you Say: Mmmm
Delicious Dishes

4 comments:

Lyndsay Wells said...

Another amazing recipe from you Cindy - wow! I'm drooling.

Michelle said...

These look amazing! I absolutely love Chubby Hubby ice cream from Ben and Jerry's. Leave it to you to turn it into a suitable breakfast!

Melynda said...

WOW! How fun are these? This is birthday breakfast food, bookmaking for the future. thanks Cindy.

MM said...

Thanks for linking up!
Very creative. And a perfect way to have a last indulgence before Lent.