How to: Quick Chocolate Covered Strawberry Pancakes

Quick Chocolate Covered Strawberry Pancakes

Since Valentines Day I have been on a chocolate covered strawberry kick so when I saw that I had breakfast for dinner on my menu, I knew what I wanted to make! Chocolate covered strawberry pancakes!  With 5 of us coming and going we LOVE to have breakfast for dinner but we also know it needs to be quick because of schedules.  Enter Krusteaz Light & Fluffy Buttermilk complete pancake mix.  I was sent a super nice gifting of products in order to facilitate this blog post but as always, my opinions are mine and mine alone!

Breakfast for Dinner? Chocolate Covered Strawberry Pancakes

As my luck would have it, I had a new package of strawberries that I intentionally purchased specifically to make chocolate covered strawberries but decided to try something a little different.  

I have always loved having strawberries on my pancakes but I had never made pancakes with the strawberries cooked into them.  I know, doesn’t sound like much, but honestly, I have never done it.  I’m all for living on the edge nowadays (totally not) so I’m going to give this a try and see how I like it.

First I took about a 1/4 cup of milk chocolate chips and chopped them.  Then I took my strawberries and diced them.  Next I started to make my buttermilk pancakes.  All I had to do for that was add water.  What could be easier than that?  NOTHING!!  I mixed in my chopped chocolate chips and diced strawberries (and shhhhhhhh, I added some flax seed to it but no one but you and me know this) and put them on my griddle.  

Quick Chocolate Covered Strawberry Pancakes

To top it off, all I did was add some cut strawberries on top with a little squirt of whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate syrup.  I totally could have gone super fancy and made a few chocolate covered strawberries and drizzled melted milk chocolate but I didn’t have that kind of time this night.  I however, really think my chocolate covered strawberry pancakes were perfect for this busy family on the go and everyone else agreed.  I didn’t even have any leftovers! 🙁

I normally buy just a basic store brand pancake mix so when my husband tried them for the first time he was kind of speechless and for him that’s saying a lot!  His most common saying after every few mouthfuls, “I can’t believe how light these are”.  They were exactly as the box describes, light and fluffy!  Will I be using the Krusteaz brand again for pancakes?  ABSOLUTELY!

Breakfast for Dinner? Chocolate Covered Strawberry Pancakes

You know you love breakfast for dinner as much as we do so the great folks at Krusteaz are providing you with a coupon for $0.50 off your next purchase AND check out this infographic; if you scroll over (or click), it pops up with a fun recipe for you to try out (like Southern fried chicken and cheddar bacon waffles – hello)!

Stay tuned!  I have yet another post I’ll be sharing using the Krusteaz Light & Crispy Belgian Waffle mix along with a giveaway so you won’t want to miss that!! YIPPEE!!!

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