Griddle cakes, pancakes, hotcakes, flapjacks: why are there four names for grilled batter and only one word for love? -George Carlin
Our family loves S’mores, I mean LOVES S’mores. Camping isn’t camping without S’mores and over the years I’ve experimented with different ways of making S’mores using a variety of cookies, crackers, chocolates and other goodies. We camp a lot and go into serious fun mode when we do! A couple months ago I was making pancakes and decided to test S’mores ingredients in the pancakes. More often then not I will add cut up fruit or other items to the pancake batter before I flip them. So that’s what I did was plop on a few of each (chocolate chips, broken graham crackers and marshmallows) into a half cooked pancake before I flipped it. The end result was good and messy, the downside is the marshmallows melted onto the pan.
Enter round two of S’mores pancakes. I wanted to leave the graham crackers as chunky as possible for texture so this time I poured all the S’mores ingredients right into the batter and mixed before pouring the pancakes in the hot pan. Success! If you can get the batter on the skillet quickly the pancakes will have a little crunch from the graham cracker, if you wait too long the graham cracker softens up. Either way delicious.
This is also an easy recipe to take camping and I do this often with these types of recipes. The night before you leave for camping, pour all your dry ingredients into a ziplock bag. On the outside of the bag write, add 2 beaten eggs, 3 cups milk and 1/4 cup melted butter. When ready to make mix wet ingredients in a bowl first then add your dry. This is a basic pancake recipe. Add your S’mores ingredients to the batter and start cooking them pancakes!
I will be making these S’mores pancakes for breakfast for my daughters sleepover birthday party. I’m going to make a chocolate sauce and some form of melty, gooey marshmallow sauce to go with the typical maple syrup option. Additional chocolate chips and marshmallows will be nearby in bowls.
Next on the pancake experiment menu: Bacon Pancakes!