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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

My Mother's Day Breakfast

CHOCOLATE CHIP.  PECAN.  PANCAKES.
No special recipe here...just use your trusted pancake recipe and
add extra vanilla, chocolate chips and pecans.
My black and white dishes from WALMART and
the little juice glasses and the little black checked plates from GOODWILL.
These dishes are just perfect for breakfast.




Did you know they make SUGAR FREE
CHOCOLATE CHIPS...??

Meee, either.


Sugar free CHOCOLATE CHIPS
WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR
SKIM MILK
SUGAR FREE  IHOP SYRUP
BRUMMEL AND BROWN YOGURT instead of butter


These are PRETTY good and it's not the SUGAR FREE stuff that makes them a little less good than the regular ones.....
It's the WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR.

I am having a hard time with it.

I bought the white whole wheat flour but it is still strong tasting and makes the pancakes heavy.

I'm not sure how people stay on whole wheat instead of white flour for very long.





Did you have the pleasure of seeing this adorable 1999 movie ?
They ate CHOCOLATE CHIP PANCAKES.......
If you love a good romantic movie, this is sure a great one that I am
SURE you will enjoy.

I have it recorded on my DVR player and I watch it about once a month or so.
I am SOOO a JAMES GARNER fan.
Rent this movie sometime......
Oh....
and you might want to make up a stack of your favorite pancakes,
adding a handful of CHOCOLATE CHIPS.....
sugar free or NOT. 
 XOXO  bj

34 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

my lordy, bj. you just don't stop! :)

middle child said...

I prefer whole wheat pancakes. Hunter? Not so much. But he makes the most wonderful pecan waffles.

NanaDiana said...

yep. I'm with you-I don't like whole wheat for pancakes. My father used to like buckwheat pancakes and they would just make me gag. UGH. The only flour I use at all (and that is very sparingly) is rye flour. I have not had white flour since July of last year. xo Diana

Eclectically Vintage said...

My girls love chocolate chip pancakes and we whip them up on weekends! Last time, we added pretzel M&M's!!

My hubs refuses to eat whole wheat pasta - says it tastes like dirt! Wonder if he'd eat the pancakes?!!! But hey, anything tastes better with chocolate chips!

Love your glasses too - great find! Happy you stopped by so I could find and follow you!
Kelly

Barbara F. said...

Try whole wheat pastry flour. It is a little lighter. I have ground up quick cooking oatmeal into a flour and that works too. xo

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks like a special breakfast BJ! I think the whole wheat flour grows on you after a while:@)

doodles n daydreams said...

Hi bj, looks like you had a great mothers day breakfast. You are both doing so well sticking to your diets but still finding ways to dress it up and make it a bit more enjoyable :D) Well done.
blessings
Diana

Sandy said...

Your pancakes just look to good, then add chocolate chips. Can't beat it! Love those dishes, I've never seen them at Wal Mart. What a wonderful way to celebrate Mother's Day!
Sandy

Deb said...

Hi BJ - I have a great pancake recipe from Martha at Lines from Linderhof and I think I will fancy them up sometimes with your recipe. I just love dropping by your blog. Your food always looks so good and the ingredients are usually in my pantry. James Garner is 'the retired guy's' favorite actor so we will get this movie for sure. I don't have to tell you I love your dishes. Have a great day. Hugs, Deb

Theresa said...

BJ, you should write a book about the yumminess you are creating to help with the dieting! I mean it, get busy and write some recipes, adding in your gorgeous pictures... published:) Have a blessed day my talented friend, HUGS!

Madeline's Album said...

I did not know they made sugar free chocolate chips. Thanks for the insight. Your recipes are always so good, and the photos of them are great. Love the checker dishes and glasses. Have a blessed day BJ. Madeline

Rita May said...

Yes, I remember the movie and their mention of chocolate chip pancakes! Made me want them the next morning. It's nice to know someone besides me remembers all the food in all the movies she's ever seen! LOL!

Vee said...

I do have that movie. Julie Andrews and James Garner make a great on-screen couple.

Now I am not dieting and I should be, but when we switched from white to wheat, and it's been years ago now, I can't get back to the white. I have white spaghetti at someone's home and I want the wheat variety. One develops a taste for it is the best I can offer.

What about trying a white flour/wheat flour combination for a while until gradually you are adding more wheat than white? Anything that works!

And NO! I had no idea that there were such things as chocolate free chips. What's the sweetening agent? (I'm allergic to sorbitol.)

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Sugar free choco chips? Who would have guessed!!

I tried using whole wheat flour to make homemade pasta and it was not good-lol. But I do like whole wheat pasta that I buy. And I love whole wheat bread.

Kathy said...

Oh darn you! Now you've gone and made me HUNGRY! :)

Anita said...

I've noticed a gluten-free rice flour pancake mix on the shelves at the grocery store... is rice flour allowed?

Kris said...

Oh my goodness....that looks amazingly fantastic!!!!
And I have never heard of that movie, but I will look for it!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I always enjoy seeing your black and white dishes! Yummy to the breakfast! I do love James Garner and that movie is a cute one! Happy day to you! Hugs, Linda

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Well, for pity sakes!! I've never heard of or seen that movie before!
I also am a fan of James Garner. I must rent that film, make some chocolate chip pancakes some fresh coffee and have a special morning..then remember I was suppose to buy some sugar free ...never mind. They look delicious. Sugar free tastes just exactly the same??? You promise???

LV said...

No matter what you prepare it sounds so good. I like pancakes, but will take a hot biscuits over them any day.

missy max said...

Mmmm.I love chocolate...Who doesn't???..I never met a pancake I didn't like..have to admit that some are better than others though...

Bev said...

sugar free chocolate...was it good? It all looked delicious and I love those black and white checked dishes

Ann said...

WHOA-didn't know they made sugar-free, I'm so EXCITED. I'll be looking for them soon. Beautiful table and pancakes as always.
Ann

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
Hm~m~m...I have a recipe for Choco~ Chip coffee cake! Sounding awfully good about now! Thanks for the idea and the helpful hint about the sugar~free chips!
Fondly,
Pat

Kelly said...

Your pancakes sound good. I've never put choc chips in mine before. I had blueberry pancakes on Mother's Day myself. We didn't make it healthy though. It was full of all the bad stuff, but tasted so good. I seldom eat pancakes so it was a treat! I have seen that movie before and agree it is VERY good!

Nancy StyleDecor said...

I absolutely have to try this! It looks sooo delicious!
Your blog is lovely too!
Thank you so much for hopping by and visiting me! I'm you're newest follower!
nancy

Patti said...

I have never seen sugar free chips....now I will be on the hunt for them! I eat way too much sugar and need to find ways to cut back! Enjoy your weekend!

Carol said...

BJ,
Some of my cardinal baking rules - go with extra vanilla, add chocolate whenever possible!

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

BJ love your dishes. I wonder what sweetner they use? I'll have to check. I can't do aspertaine because it messes with my nerve endings. One of the lucky few... Hope you can stop by. Visiting from Vintage Thursday. Blessings, Debbie

Katherines Corner said...

Our grandchildren love chocolate chip pancakes! You set a lovely table. Thank you for linking to the Thursday Favorite Things Hop. I appreciate your bloggy friendship xo

Bead and Needle said...

NO WAY!!! SUGAR FREE CHOCOLATE CHIPS? You might have just made my whole weekend, BJ - you ROCK!

Kathleen said...

I am glad you had something delicious for Mother's Day Breakfast. They look good!

Pamela said...

Those look super yummy BJ! My boys would love them. Thanx for sharing and joining THT!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

When I was growing up, my dad would make "fancy" pancakes whenever he cooked them. We NEVER knew what he was going to toss into the batter. But, as kids, it was always fun to find out. ;)

Thanks for sharing the movie. I'm ALWAYS up for a good romantic comedy.

And thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday each week, BJ.

Hugs,
Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage