Don’t let the really, really chocolate-y photo above fool you- I admit I went a little crazy with the decorating- but I assure you that these pancakes taste amazing. For those of you who appreciate a good dessert for breakfast (or just need to satisfy a chocolate craving in a creative way)– then this is a must-try for you. This might be one of the quickest and most fun ways I’ve made pancakes in a long time- and you don’t need a ton of ingredients to whip them up, either!
I had originally thought I had some strawberries to garnish these mocha delights with to mix up the color and flavor palette a little bit, but it unfortunately looked like I was fresh out and had to improvise somewhat, instead. I used some chocolate whipped cream along the corners of the serving plates so that myself and my friends I was preparing these for could dip our bites in for an extra boost of chocolate and to lengthen the duration of our sugar high.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/4 cups milk
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
- Chocolate syrup (optional)
OKAY, HERE’S WHAT YOU DO:
1. In a medium sized bowl whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
2. To the bowl add milk, vegetable oil, egg, and vanilla.
3. Whisk together until almost all of the lumps are gone.
4. Stir in the mini chocolate chips.
5. Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat and coat with butter or cooking spray.
6. Ladle 1/4 cup of the pancake batter onto the skillet and cook until bubbles start to surface.
7. Flip pancake and cook for another 30 seconds or until brown.
8. Repeat with remaining pancake batter, top with chocolate syrup/powdered sugar/fresh fruit- and savor the goodness!
Between the mocha and vanilla flavors of the pancakes combining together, the chocolate syrup drizzle and the powdered sugar- this was the best way to start a long and lazy cheat day. I won’t admit how many of these I ate in one sitting (it was a lot, though) but it was worth it. These were so rich, so indulgent and so filling that I could barely move when it came time to clean up the kitchen afterwards.
I’ll definitely be making these again- and on a weekend- so that I can take a long nap once I’m done shoveling them into my face. They’re delicious!