Even if I was a mom, I doubt I'd make pancakes from scratch. I guess I'm a little bit like that semi-home-made lady on Food TV (but I'd like to think that I'm way better!). Often, I think it's perfectly ok to take canned or boxed ingredients and turn them into fabulous meals without feeling any guilt whatsoever.
Take pancakes for example. Having a quick boxed mix where you only need to add water is insanely convenient. Not having to worry about the amounts of flour/egg/oil/water/milk to mix gives you a chance to get creative and think of wonderful things you can add into your pancakes!
If you recall, once I made pancakes with apples, cranberries, dried apricots and pecans; another time I added fresh cherries into a pancake mixture, and who can forget my very popular broccoli pancakes?
This time I decided to stick to two add-ins: peaches and mini chocolate chips. Stone fruit (peaches, nectarines, plums) is in season, so feel free to use any of the stone fruit or a combination of a few! And of course you can never go wrong with mini chocolate chips.
Ingredients and Directions
I made 1/2 of the basic recipe on the box of a pancake mix and added 1 peach, which I cubed, and a few tablespoons (approximately) of mini chocolate chips. Keep in mind that when you add solid things to your pancake mix, you might have to add a bit more liquid.
Aren't you ready to make these over the weekend?