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How to Make Ginormous, Fluffy Pancakes with Your Rice Cooker

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Pancakes are fantastic, buttery beings. The post-cleanup can be disastrous, however, with your fingers covered in egg goo and batter dripping from every inch of kitchen surface. Dramatizations aside, if you crave the idea of a homemade breakfast but are known to burn an eggo waffle, this DIY pancake alternative was made for you.

First, you’ll need a rice cooker. Those man made wonders that ensure you get fluffy, heavenly rice every time. Turns out, they also make great receptacles for fluffy, ginormous pancakes. Second, throw in all the usual ingredients for pancakes into the rice cooker pot (the detachable part) and mix. Next, flip on the start button and wait about 45 minutes. When it’s done, you should be able to wiggle it out with a spatula and dig in. RocketNews24 warns first-timers to not fill the pot too high, as the pancake may rise, fuse with the lid and result in a uncooked center.

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If you want to really spruce it up, you can add cocoa powder to the mix…

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or sweet black beans.

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We’re thinking of trying a bacon bits and pineapple version soon. Like the pizza, but with pancakes. I swear that sounded better in our heads.

Picthx Naver Matome

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Hot Chocolate Fudge Cakes

Our very sweet friend Steph from Steph’s Bite by Bite is getting married next weekend so we decided to throw her a Virtual Bridal Shower!

While trying to decide what to make for Steph I played around with a couple of ideas, but I knew that I wanted it to be something sweet, smooth, and chocolaty.

These cakes made the cut, and thank goodness that they did – they are freakin’ delicious!

It’s cake. It’s chocolate. It’s hot. It’s gooey. I wish I made more. I am still shocked that they survived a photo session.

Hot Chocolate Fudge Cakes

(inspired by My Recipes)

You will need:

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, chopped
  • powdered sugar

Directions:

  • In a large bowl sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • In your mixer’s bowl cream the butter, then add in the sugar and brown sugar; beat until well combined.
  • Add in the eggs and the vanilla and continue mixing until thoroughly combined.
  • Fold the flour mixture into the sugar mixture, then fold in the chopped chocolate chips.
  • Divide the batter evenly among 8 4-ounce ramekins, cover and put in the refrigerator for 4 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Take out the ramekins from the fridge and let sit in room temperature for 10 minutes.
  • Arrange the ramekins on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, or until the tops of the cakes are puffed up and crusty on top.
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve while they are hot.
  • If you like, serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream… nom nom nom!

ENJOY!

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Chili Chocolate Chip Cookies

O, how times have changed. If you would have described some of the dishes you see today to your grandparents, or actually offered it to them, they would probably think you’re going crazy… I wouldn’t blame them though, Bacon Wrapped Chocolate Covered Oreos & Chocolate Covered Mac & Cheese?

In the case of these Chili Chocolate Chip Cookies, we get to explore both savory heat and tooth-aching sweet in one complete bite.

This particular recipe calls for a mixture of different spices including chili powder, cinnamon and even cumin or paprika if you’re feeling extra adventurous! Alongside the spices are basic ingredients for a cookie like sugar, cocoa powder, chocolate chips and butter! Maybe a little bit of heat with a chocolate chip cookie doesn’t sound half bad? Throw in some cold vanilla ice cream too? Brilliant! (Thx RockRecipes)

 

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

Getting poolside-ready for the upcoming summer season is synonymous with endless workouts and diet programs! Cut yourself some slack today and check out  these Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Muffins! This unique dessert utilizes ingredients such as antioxidant-rich unsweetened cocoa powder and protein-rich peanut flour, so feel a bit better about yourself. This trifecta of low fat, high protein flavors including chocolate, peanut butter and banana never tasted so good…or looked this good. Let’s go summer desserts! (Thx HealthyFoodForLiving)

 

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Lava Cake

Is it a problem if every time I hear the word “lava” I think about a tasty melting cake and not the deadly magma erupting from a volcano? If it is, I think I can attribute my problem to this Peanut Butter Chocolate Lava Cake. This unique cake is made with peanut flour which is high in protein and low in carbohydrates. Alongside peanut flour this lava cake also contains unsweetened cocoa powder, Greek yogurt, milk and peanut butter. As you can tell from the picture, from the first bite this cake oozes out a pudding-like batter that has been laced with melted peanut butter! Hungry yet? (Thx HealthyFoodForLiving)

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Dark Chocolate Yogurt Cake

Dark Chocolate Yogurt Cake is probably one of the healthiest desserts I’ve seen in a long time. Dark chocolate and yogurt are actually somewhat good for your body. They carry healthy protein and antioxidants, so eat up! The cake is made of brown sugar, dark cocoa powder, and 2% plain Greek yogurt. The dark cocoa syrup has base of dark chocolate and vanilla extract. Being healthy never tasted so good! (Thx HowSweetItIs)

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Triple Layer Oreo Cookie & Cream Crunch Bars

I’ve learned over the years of scarfing down countless pounds of food that you never steer away of anything that has “multiple layers” in its title/name, for instance the Layered Baked Buffalo Chicken Nachos and the Loaded Layered Pancakes, these Triple Layer Oreo Cookie & Cream Crunch Bars are no exception. Check out why:

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Dulce de Leche Brownies

These Dulce de Leche Brownies are the definition of eye candy… alongside Olivia Munn! But lets get back to the main course, if you guys aren’t familiar with your Latin-American treats, Dulce de Leche is a thick milk-based caramel sauce. It sounds delicious, tastes even better, and you can even eat it by itself if you like.

I prefer to have my cake and eat it too, which is why I chose to eye these Dulce de Leche Brownies! They are basically made with one cup of Dulce de Leche (home made or store bought), pecans or walnuts, semisweet chocolate, cocoa powder and your basic brownie essentials like eggs, butter and flour. Look at the crazy swirls on the crust of the brownie… they are making me drool. (Recipe @ MissInTheKitchen)