Chocolate pancakes are a decadent and delicious twist on the basic pancake dish. These pancakes are ideal as a sweet treat any time of the day or for a weekend breakfast. These chocolate pancakes are the best way to start the day for a chocolate lover. These pancakes have a rich chocolate flavor because they are made with cocoa powder. Kids love pancakes, therefore, we have a blog on pancake recipe ideas for kids. To read the blog, visit different pancakes for kids.
The ingredients of this recipe are common in most kitchens, and the instructions are simple enough for beginners to follow.
Let’s start with the ingredients and then the steps to make chocolate pancakes.
Below are some ingredients you’ll need to prepare chocolate pancakes.
- All-purpose flour – 1 1/3 cups (185 gm)
- Cocoa butter – 1/4 cup (25 gm)
- Baking powder – 2 teaspoons
- Salt – 1/4 teaspoon
- Eggs – 2
- Granulated sugar – 1/3 cup (65 gm)
- Whole milk – 1 cup (240 ml)
- Vegetable or canola oil – 3 tablespoons (or 45 gm melted butter)
- Pure vanilla extract – 1 teaspoon
- Oil or butter for cooking
- Chocolate chips or chunks – 1/2 cup (85 gm)
For chocolate ganache sauce
- Semisweet or bittersweet chocolate – 140 g (5 oz)
- Heavy cream – 1/2 cup (120 ml)
Let’s see the steps to make chocolate pancakes recipe.
Mix the flour, baking powder, cocoa powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl using a mesh strainer (or whisk well using a whisk). Place aside.
Combine the egg and sugar in a medium bowl by whisking them together thoroughly. Add vanilla essence, oil or melted butter, and milk. Using a whisk or rubber spatula, combine the wet ingredients with the dry mixture and stir until mixed.
Avoid over-mixing. Add chocolate chunks or chips and stir. Put aside the batter while you prepare the chocolate sauce.
Mix the heavy cream and chocolate to make the chocolate sauce in a medium heat-proof bowl. Microwave in 20 to 30-second increments, stirring after each, until the chocolate melts and the mixture becomes smooth.
You may also make a double boiler by placing a stainless steel pot over boiling water in a saucepan. Set aside while you prepare the pancakes. I prefer to warm it up and then spread it over the pancakes.
To prepare the pancakes, preheat a skillet or grill over moderate heat. Cover the skillet with oil or melted butter. Pour 1/4 mug of batter over the skillet per pancake. Cook for 1-2 minutes until bubbles develop on the pancakes’ surface and the bottom seems cooked through.
Flip the pancakes gently, then cook for another 1–2 minutes. To keep warm, transfer to a platter and, if you’d like, lightly cover with aluminum foil. To prevent sticking, brush the skillet with oil or butter before cooking each batch of pancakes. Your chocolate pancakes are ready. Serve with chocolate sauce right away.
This easy recipe will motivate you to rise from bed on a lazy morning since each bite is thick and packed with melty chocolate. You may also top the pancakes with your preferred toppings, such as whipped cream, berries, or chocolate chips. So try this recipe at home and enjoy delicious pancakes.