You may be wondering how “Flubs and Duds” came about.  Well, here it goes.  My live-at-home adult son, Ryan, had been asking for one of his childhood favorites that I used to make him – chocolate chip pancakes.  So, as if I am not rushed enough in the mornings, on this particular morning, my mind said, make Ryan his chocolate chip pancakes.  So I whipped them up from scratch, added my butter to the pan forgetting to turn down the heat some and as I saw the butter through the corner of my eye beginning to burn, I quickly grabbed the pan and took it off the heat for a minute, turning down the dial a touch.  Ah ha, at this point I was ready to throw in the towel but instead scooped some batter into the pan.  I let them go a minute and yes, upon glancing over at the pan and noticing that they were starting (I say starting) to burn, I again quickly flipped the little buggers over and let them cook another minute.  I then realized that a friend once told me to use with mini chocolate chips – they don’t seem to burn.  However, I continued on and made a total of six from this batter.  I poured some real maple syrup on one and tasted it.  My oh my, it was delicious!  So looks can be deceiving!  Give it a shot.  Your kids will love them! Add a pat of butter, sprinkle them with some powdered sugar and pour on the maple syrup.  Yum!.  So although they taste good, they are not very presentable as a recipe and so I decided to create a page titled, yes you know it, “Flubs and Duds”.  Hope you enjoy!

finished pancakes (2)




1 1/2 cups flour

3 1/2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

1 tbsp sugar

1 1/4 cups milk

1 egg, lightly beaten

3 tbsp butter, melted

1/2 to 3/4 cup chocolate chips



Add the flour, salt and sugar to a medium-sized mixing bowl.  Mix well with a fork.



Make a well in the center and pour in the milk, lightly beaten egg and melted butter.  Mix until smooth.


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Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat.  Using a ladle, scoop batter onto the griddle or in the pan.  Brown on both sides.




3 Comments Add yours

  1. Lisa Gidaro says:

    Thank you Mrs. Ryniak!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Mary Teresa Ryniak says:

    Love to cook and love your recipes! Keep sharing them
    Mary Teresa Ryniak

    Liked by 1 person

  3. mistimaan says:

    Nice recipe


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