Chocolate Pancakes Recipe -
Chocolate Pancakes Recipe
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Chocolate Pancakes

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"This is a sweet and slightly gooey chocolate pancake that is great with fresh fruit."

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Original recipe makes 8 pancakes Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    8 mins

    13 mins


  1. Whisk flour, cocoa powder, sugar, and salt together in a large bowl. Beat eggs, milk, and vanilla in another bowl; mix in the melted butter. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry, and mix just until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  2. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or skillet over medium-high heat. For each pancake, pour 1/4 cup batter on griddle and cook until bubbles pop in the center of the pancake, about 2 to 3 minutes. Flip, and cook an additional minute on the opposite side.
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  • Cook's Note
  • Serve these chocolate treats warm with a sprinkling of powdered sugar or fresh strawberries.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 03, 2012

I don't know why previous commenters are saying that this batter is thin and runny. Other than adding a tbsp of baking powder (as I prefer fluffy pancakes) and an extra tbsp of sugar since I didn't have chocolate chips on hand, I followed the recipe to the letter and the batter was the perfect thickness for scooping and pouring. I lowered the heat on my frying pan to medium low and these pancakes cooked up fluffy and perfect very quickly (2-3 minutes on the first side; 1 minute after flipping). My kids loved them, comparing them to having chocolate cake for breakfast. I gave them 4 stars only because I had to add the baking powder. I will definitely make these again.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 11, 2011

Dense, thin and took forever to cook. Also, they did not taste chocolately at all.

Mar 09, 2009

OMGosh! This pancake was the best I ever had! I made no alterations and the recipe is perfect! The pancakes were light and fluffy, it had the right amount of sweetness and the chocolate chips just made them even more daughter (8) said they tasted like brownies! I served with raspberry sauce, blackberries and confectioner sugar! The BEST! This is a keeper. THX

Sep 10, 2011

Not good. They were VERY thin and dense. I was really disappointed.

May 25, 2010

These had more of a crepe texture rather than pancakes to me. The batter was very thin. I made some with the chocolate chips and some without. The ones without the chocolate chips were not very flavorful. These might be good with some whipped cream, but I don't think they'll become a staple in my kitchen.

Apr 07, 2009

I added about 1 Tsp of baking powder. Used both white and chocolate chips. We really enjoyed these. We made them for brunch on Saturday. The kids LOVED them and my oldest daughter wants these for her birthday sleepover breakfast coming up soon. Thank you.

Apr 19, 2010

I thought it was very tasty. I had to add a little more flour to thicken it up a bit. And I used the suggestion of 1 TBSP Baking Powder. I used real 85% dark chocolate and chopped it up and I heated up some raspberry preserves and used that as a topper. I also tried maple syrup, but the raspberry preserves are the way to go.

Nov 18, 2010

My picky 2 year old requested chocolate pancakes for lunch, so I turned to this recipe. In an attempt to bulk it up a bit, I added a mashed, over ripe banana, added a couple scoops of flaxseed and omitted the butter. I think I also added some cinnamon. I also didn't have any chocolate chips, and figured we could do without the added sugar anyway. I thought the batter was very thin, but it cooked up nicely. Not a fluffy pancake by any means, but tasty for sure! Not quite as thin as a crepe, but not quite as fluffy as a traditional pancake. They were a hit with all the kids.


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  • Calories
  • 418 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 59.2 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol
  • 114 mg
  • 38%
  • Fat
  • 17.2 g
  • 26%
  • Fiber
  • 4.1 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 11.7 g
  • 23%
  • Sodium
  • 257 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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