Double-decker pancakes

By | October 4, 2012

Do you see what’s going on here? That isn’t just any stack of pancakes. It’s a stack of double-decker pancakes. One side is chocolate chip, and one side is double chocolate (!!).

Go ahead, turn them over and laugh with delight. That’s what I did. But of course, I’m the kind of person who laughs at my food. Except when my mouth is full of pancakes, I guess.

I often think up ideas for new recipes as I’m falling asleep at night, and I came up with no less than five pancake recipes on motsei Yom Kippur. It wasn’t even like I’d been dreaming of pancakes during the fast, but once I started in that direction, the ideas just kept coming.

I’d never seen two kinds of pancakes cooked on top of each other, and I wondered how it would work. After all, pancake batter is a lot wetter than cookie batter or brownie batter, both of which I’d used in the past for double-decker creations.

But time out. I just skimmed through my double-decker cookies post, and it seems that I also laughed with delight over those. At least I’m consistent. (That’s not the same as being repetitive, right?)

Anyway, before you start to worry about these being too complicated, not worth the effort, etc. — seriously, they aren’t hard. Pancakes in general are pretty easy to master, and these really only require another smidgen of effort.

And for a special breakfast in the succah, I’d say a smidgen of effort isn’t bad. Especially because your kids are going to go crazy over them.

Besides, this is the perfect opportunity to try a double-decker treat without tons of sugar. Cookies, brownies, and blondies all need a fair amount of the white stuff. But between these two pancake batters, there’s a scant ¼ cup.

I’ll let you go now. Your succah’s waiting to see some double-deckers.

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Hindy on October 4, 2012 at 3:00 pm.

These looks amazing!


Prag on October 5, 2012 at 3:38 pm.

Can you say decadent???Looks delicious! since I drink way too much coca cola as might as well give thos pancakes a chance as well :)


Karen on October 13, 2012 at 9:32 pm.

I had a hard time getting my pancakes the same size and shape and then flipping one on to the other did not go so well. I gave up after a few and made them side-by-side (half brown half white).


Tali Simon on October 13, 2012 at 10:35 pm.

My first few also didn’t work, but then I got the hang of it and found it went quickly. I suppose ending up with two kinds of pancakes isn’t a bad thing, but sorry for the frustration.


Victoria (Itsy Bitsy Balebusta) on October 21, 2012 at 4:07 am.

This is such a creative way to add an extra special element to breakfast! Can’t wait to serve these up as a surprise! Thanks for such a great idea!


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