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Toll House Mini Morsel Pancakes

(Family Features) - Celebrate Mother's Day with a fun gathering that gets your entire family together -brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews - and honors every mom. Family too far away? Gather your closest friends and their families and toast all moms present. Host a breakfast or brunch that's easy for the kids help with in a big way.

Since breakfast in bed is a time-honored cliché to celebrate Mother's Day, make it a breakfast-fest by serving pancakes sprinkled with chocolate mini morsels. Perfect for any choc-o-holic mom, these strawberry-topped pancakes are a hit with both young and young at heart. And they're easy enough for kids to make and serve.

Planning will help make Mother's Day memories everyone will cherish:

  • Have kids use email to make invitations quick and easy.
  • Kids can design a scrapbook of their favorite memories of Mom - photos, souvenirs, funny things that she says.
  • Set the table with bright colors; include a little potted flowering plant, such as an African violet, at each place setting for moms.
  • Serve a fruit salad to enjoy while waiting for the junior chefs to deliver pancakes hot from the griddle.
  • Have a camera handy to document the celebration.
  • Let moms sit and relax over a cup of coffee while everyone else cleans up!

Making Mother's Day memories starts in the kitchen, so check out sweet ideas for every season at www.VeryBestBaking.com.

Toll House Mini Morsel Pancakes

Description
Perfect for any choc-o-holic mom, these strawberry-topped pancakes are a hit with both young and young at heart. And they're easy enough for kids to make and serve.

Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) Nestlé Toll House Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 cups milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • Powdered sugar
  • Strawberries

Preparation
    1. COMBINE flour, chocolate morsels, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Combine milk, eggs, vegetable oil and brown sugar in medium bowl; add to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter may be lumpy).
    2. HEAT griddle or skillet over medium heat; brush lightly with vegetable oil. Pour 1/4 cup batter onto hot griddle; cook until bubbles begin to burst. Turn; continue to cook about 1 minute longer or until golden. Repeat with remaining batter.
    3. SPRINKLE pancakes with powdered sugar; top with strawberries.

Calories: 200g     Total Fat: 8g
Cholesterol: 25mg     Protein: 4g
Carbohydrates: 28g     Sodium: 170mg

Serves
Makes about 18 pancakes

SOURCE: Nestlé USA, Inc.



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