Sunday, March 27, 2011

chocolate-chocolate pancakes

If you like pancakes, you'll fall in love with these. When you press on the pancakes while cooking, chocolate oozes out of the top. Amazing. Daughter #2 has been asking for these every Sunday for a while now so I decided this morning I'd surprise her with a big stack.

chocolate-chocolate pancakes (American Lifestyle Magazine)
1 2/3 cups flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 cup chocolate chips
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
5 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
1 1/4 cups milk

Put the flour, cocoa, baking powder, salt and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add the chocolate chips to the dry ingredients. Beat the eggs and vanilla together. Add melted butter, then milk and continue to blend. Pour the liquid mix over the dry ingredients and stir thoroughly. It should be about the consistency of a really good chocolate milkshake (and it smells divine!). Place a griddle or a large skillet over moderate heat and brush the surface with a little melted butter. Using a ladle, drop batter onto the griddle to make pancakes about 2-3 inches across. Cook until the edges begin to look dry and bubbles appear on the surface. Flip gently, and cook for another minute on the other side.
You can serve these with whatever you desire, although they really don't need anything on them. The recipe called for a raspberry compote but you could use blueberry. I pulled out some leftover cinnamon syrup and some slices of banana. If you want to keep it simple, you could simply dust some powdered sugar over the top or add a dollop of fresh whipped cream.


  1. Congratulations on your daughter's SPECIAL achievement. Something must be wrong with this recipie; did you forget to mention the coconut?

  2. I'm so laughing at the "Cocoa Club" story! I could just hear Mrs. C playing that one up :)

    GO COCOA!!

    I'll be the best mom ever when I try these!