Chocolate pancakes are a type of pancake that includes cocoa powder or melted chocolate in the batter to give them a chocolate flavor. They are typically made with the same ingredients as traditional pancakes, including flour, eggs, milk, and baking powder, but with the addition of chocolate. Some recipes may also include sugar, vanilla extract, and chocolate chips or chunks. Chocolate pancakes can be served with a variety of toppings, such as whipped cream, berries, syrup, or additional chocolate chips. They make for a delicious breakfast or brunch option, especially for chocolate lovers!
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Chocolate chips or chocolate chunks (optional)
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until combined.
- In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, melted butter, and vanilla extract until well combined.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Be careful not to overmix the batter, as this can result in tough, dense pancakes.
- If desired, fold in some chocolate chips or chocolate chunks into the batter.
- Heat a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium heat. Once hot, ladle about 1/4 cup of the pancake batter onto the skillet for each pancake.
- Cook the pancakes for 2-3 minutes on one side, or until the edges begin to set and small bubbles form on the surface. Flip the pancakes over and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes on the other side, or until the pancakes are fully cooked.
- Repeat with the remaining batter, adding more butter or oil to the skillet as needed to prevent sticking.
- Serve the pancakes warm, topped with butter, maple syrup, and additional chocolate chips or chocolate chunks, if desired. Enjoy!
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