Chocolate Chip Pancakes Made With Fresh Laban

Friday mornings are all about pancakes.  My daughter says this is the best day of the week.

I haven’t been able to find buttermilk here in the UAE but Al Marai’s Laban is a very good substitute and actually I prefer the taste of the tangy, thick and rich laban over buttermilk.

This recipe is from Joy The Baker’s blog.  Have you ever visited her blog?  Everything I have seen so far is delicious!

Here is the recipe adapted from her Milk Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Pancakes

2 cups of flour

2 tablespoons sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

2 eggs

2 cups of Al Marai Laban (I used full fat laban or you can substitute with 2 cups of yogurt)

4 tablespoons of melted butter

1 teaspoon vanilla

¾ cup of chocolate chips

Add the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt to a medium-sized bowl.  Mix well.

Add the eggs, laban, melted butter, and vanilla.  Whisk it all together.

Add the chocolate chips and gently mix into the batter.

Over a medium heat, in a lightly buttered pan, pour in ¼ cup of the batter.  Cook until the top of the pancake forms small bubbles on the surface.  Turn the pancake over and cook until the bottom gets to be a nice golden brown color (about a minute).

Repeat until you use up all of the batter.  Place the cooked pancakes onto a platter and place in a warm oven until ready to serve.  Enjoy!

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11 responses to “Chocolate Chip Pancakes Made With Fresh Laban

  1. They look delicious! I love pancakes for breakfast and using laban sounds like a healthy idea as well.

  2. They are delicious and a once-in-a-while indulgence :)

  3. My mom lived in the states for 6 years and she said that if you want buttermilk just dilute yogurt :D

  4. Hello, can you post how to make khazeera (خزيرة) that have been mentioned in hadith please?

  5. Hi! I posted a recipe for Harees this past Ramadan. You can find the recipe here, including links to the hadith :)
    http://emiraticankitchen.wordpress.com/2012/07/23/harees/

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I hope that you enjoy the recipe :)

  6. Hi Mira, yes you sure can do that too and you can also make homemade buttermilk with regular milk adding 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar to 1 cup of milk. Thanks for stopping by and commenting :)

  7. Is that khazeera (خزيرة) or something? And I haven’t found the hadits about harees (هريس)

  8. Excellent tips & method about recipes, you have a wide range of indian recipes list available, helpful site – thanks
    Indian Racipes

  9. Sorry Hidayah…I was looking at this and told you all wrong about Harees…It was thareed that is mentioned in the hadiths. I was having an “old woman” moment.

  10. I was getting Harees and Thareed all mixed up….Thareed is the one that is mentioned in a hadith, not haress….sorry about that.

  11. I used to use Laban for a scone recipe and in pancakes as we always made Scotch pancakes at home, which need buttermilk (that said, my pancakes never turn out too well!).

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