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School is back in session and many parents are settling back into their school year routines. Not only parents, but lots of grandparents as well. As grandparents we often pitch in to help when parents are working late or have more than one child that has to be in different places at the same time.
Our youngest granddaughter Gabrielle has been away most of the summer and is back home just in time to start school and Pom Pom practice. On occasion she spends school nights with us but the weekends she spends with us are extra special and I want to make sure that breakfast is not only nutritious but fun. Gabbi has loved pancakes since she was a toddler and whenever she spends the night she looks forward to pancakes for breakfast. Actually, she would eat them all day if I let her and on occasion I will let her have a few for lunch of dinner. Grandkids are meant to be spoiled right!
When my adult kids were little Hungry Jack® Buttermilk Pancake & Waffle Mix was a staple in my kitchen. Hungry Jack made it easy to provide a hearty and delicious breakfast for them and I didn’t have to spend hours in the kitchen. Serving five children meant I had some pretty tall pancake cravings to satisfy.
For Gabbi’s extra special treat I’m using Hungry Jack® Buttermilk Pancake & Waffle Mix to make Chocolate Chip Pancakes. To make these a bit more decadent I’m replacing the liquid called for with melted Vanilla Frozen Yogurt. Thankfully now Jif® Flavored Spreads come in a variety of flavors that really perk up the average breakfast. The cinnamon/maple topping is non-GMO, gluten free and is the perfect fall flavor for the upcoming cool mornings. You can’t have pancakes without syrup so Hungry Jack® Syrup is also on the menu. She is going to love it!!!
These pancakes are decadent, but they come together quickly. Using Hungry Jack Pancake mix lightens the work and there are only two extra steps. Melting the frozen yogurt and measuring out the mini chocolate chips. The addition of bacon and eggs rounds out the breakfast and will provide my favorite Pom Pom girl with enough protein and energy to sustain her though those airplanes and that infamous kick line.
I shop at Meijer and have an Mperks account which makes couponing so much easier. Simply create an account here and take advantage of these special offers: $0.75 off 1 Hungry Jack pancake & waffle mix, $0.75 off 1 Jif Flavored Spread, and $0.75 off 1 Hungry Jack syrup. Using Mperks is a great savings on your grocery bill no matter the size of your family. Meijer is also holding an in-store demo on September 4th stop by for a taste and some fresh breakfast ideas. Check out Hungry Jack for more recipes, tips and hints on making the perfect pancakes and waffles. Also, don’t forget that some of the happiest mornings start with Jif!
- Measure out ingredients
- Mix together
- Cook on griddle
- Flip when golden brown on one side
- 2 cups Hungry Jack® Buttermilk Pancake & Waffle Mix
- 1 ½ cup melted frozen vanilla yogurt
- ¼ cup milk
- ½ cup mini chocolate chips
- In a large bowl add pancake mix, and melted and cooled frozen vanilla yogurt.
- Using a wire whisk stir together until well combined.
- Fold in mini chocolate chips with a large wooden spoon or spatula just until they are evenly distributed.
- Pour or spoon batter onto griddle or skillet, approximately a quarter cup works best.
- Cook 1-1 ½ minutes until edges appear dry and tops start to bubble then flip them.
- Pancakes should be a light golden brown when flipped.
- Cook an additional 1-1 ½ minutes.
- Remove to serving platter and serve warm with Hungry Jack Syrup, and Jif Spread.
Tips and Hints
The frozen yogurt can be melted on the stovetop or in the microwave. Let it cool to room temperature before adding it to the pancake mix. If added while it is too warm the batter may be gummy. Cooking pancakes on a heavy griddle typically gives the best results. If you don’t have a griddle any heavy skillet will work. With this recipe cook the pancakes at a lower heat. The sugar in the chocolate chips and the melted frozen yogurt will caramelize and then burn quickly if cooked at a higher heat. It also helps to make a few smaller pancakes to make sure the temperature is right before you make the larger ones. Inevitably, those first few pancakes never come out right.