Jul 21

S’mores Pancakes

Chocolate pancakes topped with toasted marshmallow graham cracker cream and chocolate drizzle! S’mores pancakes are your favorite campfire treat in pancake form!

S'mores Pancakes - chocolate pancakes with toasted marshmallow graham cracker cream and chocolate sauce!

Yes. I did. And I am not sorry about it at all.

S’mores pancakes are the best way to start the week. And if you are going to indulge then you might as well start with these pancakes. They are the best of everything layered together and they taste just like your favorite campfire treat. You start with warm chocolate pancakes, add a few layers of toasted marshmallow cream with graham crackers and top it all off with a drizzle of chocolate sauce.  Do you remember the S’mores Milkshake that I posted about last year? I took everything I loved about that milkshake and made these pancakes.

S'mores Pancakes - chocolate pancakes with toasted marshmallow graham cracker cream and chocolate sauce!

Chocolate pancakes, toasted marshmallow cream with graham crackers and chocolate drizzle creates the best breakfast, dessert to snack. The toasted marshmallows are my favorite thing about these pancakes because it adds the authentic s’mores flavor. Share them with someone or keep them all to yourself.

S'mores Pancakes - chocolate pancakes with toasted marshmallow graham cracker cream and chocolate sauce! S'mores Pancakes - chocolate pancakes with toasted marshmallow graham cracker cream and chocolate sauce!

To celebrate one of our favorite summer treats, I have teamed up with other bloggers to bring you a whole week of S’mores recipes. Head over and check out some of the other recipes by your favorite bloggers.

S’mores Pancakes

Ingredients

    For the pancakes:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 heaping tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • For the toasted marshmallow cream:
  • 6 jumbo marshmallows
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped graham crackers
  • For the chocolate sauce:
  • 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Instructions

  1. Place the jumbo marshmallows on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Place on lower rack of oven, and broil marshmallows until nice and brown on top, between 30-60 seconds. Remove pan from oven and gently turn the marshmallows over, and broil until they are golden brown. (Be sure to keep an eye on them because they burn very quickly.) Set aside to cool.
  2. To make the pancakes, in a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, sugars, baking powder and baking soda; set aside.
  3. In a large measuring cup or bowl, whisk together buttermilk, egg, oil and vanilla. Add wet to dry, and fold gently to combine. Do not overmix; batter will be thick and lumpy.
  4. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat and melt extra butter to coast skillet.
  5. Pour about 1/4 cup of batter onto the griddle surface in a circular pattern. Cook pancakes on first side until bubbles form and the bottom is brown and crisp, flip and cook on second side until crisp and done. Remove the pancake and place in a warm oven (about 225 degrees). Repeat the process until all the pancakes are done.
  6. In an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, whip cream until stiff peaks are just about to form. Beat in powdered sugar until stiff peaks form. Add toasted marshmallows and gently fold until marshmallows are combined. Add graham crackers and fold gently.
  7. To make the glaze, place the chopped chocolate in a heatproof bowl; set aside. Heat the cream in a small saucepan over medium heat until it just begins to bowl. Remove from heat and pour over chocolate. Let stand one minute, then add butter and stir until smooth. Let stand, stirring occasionally until slightly thickened.
  8. To assemble pancakes, add one pancake to a serving plate, top with whipped cream. Add another pancake and continue the process until desired. Drizzle chocolate sauce over pancakes and serve. Add additional chopped graham crackers for garnish.
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Source: Spoonful of Flavor, with chocolate pancakes adapted from Averie Cooks

S'mores Pancakes - chocolate pancakes with toasted marshmallow graham cracker cream and chocolate sauce!

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Jul 18

Stitch Fix July 2014 Review

My Stitch Fix stylist is the best! If I could hug her I would. I LOVED my fix again this month. I really love how most of the pieces I received can transition from work to casual. Based on my past fixes, I had very high expectations for this fix and was pleasantly surprised to find that Stitch Fix exceeded my expectations once again! Read on to see what I kept this month.

WHAT IS STITCH FIX?

Stitch Fix reminds me of the personal stylists that they have at Nordstrom or similar stores, except I’ll never actually meet my stylist and all of the items are shipped directly to my door. When you sign up, they ask you to fill out a style profile, where you specify sizes, price ranges, shapes, styles and any colors or patterns that you prefer. You pick a date that you want your fix shipped and they send you a box of 5 clothing and accessory items hand-picked based on your style profile. You can schedule one delivery or sign up for automatic monthly deliveries. You pay a $20 styling fee for each box, which also includes delivery. The $20 styling fee is applied as a credit towards anything you keep from your box. If you purchase everything in your box, you receive 25% off the entire purchase.

To learn more about how Stitch Fix works and to read the reviews of my other fixes click below:

Stitch Fix – October 2013 Review
Stitch Fix – November 2013 Review
Stitch Fix – December 2013 Review
Stitch Fix – January 2014 Review
Stitch Fix – February 2014 Review
Stitch Fix – March 2014 Review
Stitch Fix – April 2014 Review
Stitch Fix – May 2014 Review
Stitch Fix – June 2014 Review

MY TENTH STITCH FIX

So here is my tenth Stitch Fix box:

Stitch Fix July 2014 Review on Spoonful of Flavor

(1) 41Hawthorn Natasha Front Pocket Sleeveless Blouse – $54

The color of this blouse is gorgeous and I love flowy tops for summer. This is a great piece to wear to work under a blazer or with jeans or shorts on the weekends. I love the pocket detail and v-neck.

Collective Concepts

(2) Collective Concepts Mason Abstract Chevron Print Layered Tank – $58

Out of all of the pieces in this fix, this was the one I liked the least, but I still loved it! I don’t wear much of anything with red in it so it probably isn’t a pattern I would normally choose. I love the light delicate fabric and warm colors.

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(3) Collective Concepts Cathleen Abstract Chevron Tulip-Sleeve Blouse – $68

The print on this top is fun and the color combination is gorgeous. I really love the collective concepts pieces. The sleeves pop a little bit which makes it unique. This blouse works well tucked into a pencil skirt or worn casual with denim.

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(4) Moon Collection Salerno Sleeveless Fit & Flare Dress – $68

At first I wasn’t sure about the color of this dress. Even though I love pink, it does scream Barbie. The fit was great and I love the flare. I’m hosting a bridal shower soon and also attend a few charity related events where I think this dress would work well.

Stitch Fix July 2014 Review on Spoonful of Flavor - Moon Collection Salerno Sleeveless Fit & Flare Dress! Stitch Fix July 2014 Review on Spoonful of Flavor - Moon Collection Salerno Sleeveless Fit & Flare Dress!

(5) Pomelo June Polka Dot Skirt – $58

This skirt was my favorite piece in this fix. I don’t wear a lot of polka dot pieces but LOVE this skirt. It fits as if it was made for my body. I love it paired with the turquiose blouse. The quality is great and the fabric is actually quite soft. Great piece!

Stitch Fix July 2014 Review on Spoonful of Flavor!

Stitch Fix July 2014 Review on Spoonful of Flavor - Pomelo June Polka Dot Skirt!

Stitch Fix July 2014 Review on Spoonful of Flavor - 41Hawthorne Natasha Front Pocket Sleeve Blouse!

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Stitch Fix July 2014 Review on Spoonful of Flavor

MY OVERALL THOUGHTS

I kept it all! Everything fit great and the colors, patterns and styles were perfect. My favorite two pieces from this fix were the 41Hawthorne tank paired with the Pomelo polka dot skirt. I couldn’t wait to wear the two pieces to work. After another great fix, I am looking forward to next month!

If you want to try Stitch Fix, go here to sign up!

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. I signed up for Stitch Fix and purchased the box myself. I’m sharing my opinions because I think they will help others. This post does contain referral links for new sign-ups that gives me a small credit towards my next box.

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