Preparing our own food in the hotel room has definitely been a challenge. The hotel has a small refrigerator (with a tiny little “freezer” that barely keeps things cold), a low power microwave, and a toaster. That is the extent of the cooking devices we have.
In preparation for all of this, we travelled with our Vitamix blender and our Cuisinart Griddler. The Griddler is basically a George Foreman grill on steroids. It has Grill, Panini, and Griddle settings. We have 3 sets of plates for it as well griddle, grill, and waffle. I have made pancakes, eggs, bacon, steak, vegetables, waffles and more on this little guy. So it’s definitely an appliance worth having in my opinion.
Scott grew up having chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast every morning and as a tradition we like to make them on weekends. However, I hate pancake recipes with a million ingredients to measure and I’m not a huge fan of the boxed ones either. So this led to my search for a quick and easy pancakes!
Today was our first time making these in the hotel room and we realized we didn’t have a measuring cup or a spatula to flip the pancakes! We had to eyeball the flour and baking soda and used a fork and knife to flip the pancakes. Not our best performance, but they still came out pretty tasty 🙂
Recipe makes 4 pancakes
6 oz container of plain or vanilla Greek yogurt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (Not needed if using vanilla yogurt)
Chocolate chips (or your favorite filling)
Oil up your griddle (or pan) and then turn to medium heat. It’s always good to grease your pan before you heat it up to get that nice golden brown on your pancakes.
Crack the egg into the vanilla container and mix well.
Measure flour and baking soda and mix together in a small bowl. Then add the yogurt/egg mixture, combine well. (Don’t worry if the batter seems a lot thicker than you are used to).
Once the griddle is hot, spoon pancake batter into 4 even pancakes. Then add your toppings (unless you are using chocolate chips, mix that in when you combine your ingredients)
Cook until bubbles are rarely popping to the surface and flip the pancakes. Remove from heat when golden brown.
Top with your favorite maple syrup and you have pancakes in a blink of an eye!