When I was young, my family would take car vacations. We would leave home very early in the morning and when it was time for breakfast, my dad would stop at a pancake house along the highway. We were allowed to order whatever we wanted, with the condition that we had to finish whatever was on our plate. My brothers and I would order chocolate chip pancakes that were bigger than our heads and there was never a single bite left on our plates.
The apples didn’t fall far from the tree. My children love chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast, lunch or dinner. If I am ever at a loss for meal ideas, breakfast is always my default and pancakes are always at the top of the list.
Even before being gluten free, I have made my pancakes from scratch. When money was tight, I found that it was cheaper to use what I had in my pantry and we liked the taste better. We have added chocolate chips, berries and pecans to the batter and they are all delicious.
Chocolate Chip pancakes are perfect for rainy or sunny days, happy or sad days. We have never found a day where pancakes didn’t make everyone just a little bit happier.