Can Pancake Batter Be Made Ahead of Time?
You can make pancake batter the night before.
Store it in the refrigerator in a container with a lid.
Baking powder may lose some of its potency overnight, so you may want to sprinkle in a little more before cooking.
Remove the batter from the refrigerator and let it warm up a little.
Add a little baking powder and gently stir.
What Makes Pancakes Flat?
Flat pancakes are caused by overcooking and improper preparation of the batter.
Make sure your baking powder and baking soda are not too old, or that you do not use too much as that will make your pancakes rise and then fall while cooking.
Be sure that you use the correct amount of liquid.
Too thin of batter will make flat pancakes.
Do not over mix!
The flour should just be incorporated into the batter, leaving a few little lumps.
How Long Will Berry Syrup Keep?
Homemade berry syrup will last for 2 weeks in the refrigerator.
Syrup can be frozen for up to 6 months.
All our AMAZING SYRUP recipes:
Chocolate Pancakes With Strawberry Syrup Recipe
Chocolate Pancakes with Strawberry Syrup Recipe
For The Pancakes
- 1 1/2 Cup Whole Wheat Clour
- 1 Cup White Flour
- 1 Tablespoon Wheat Germ
- 2 Tablespoons Cocoa
- 3 Tablespoons White Sugar
- 3/4 Teaspoons Salt
- 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
- 1/2 Cup Greek Yogurt, Plain
- 3/4 Cup Milk, Fat Free
- 2 Eggs, Large
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
For the Syrup
- 1/2 Cup Butter, Unsalted, 1 cube
- 1 Cup White Sugar
- 1/2 Cup Milk
- 3/4 Cup Strawberries, chopped
- 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
- In a bowl, whisk together the flours, sugar, salt, baking powder and cocoa. Sometimes, there are tiny little clumps of the cocoa. Don’t worry, it will all work out.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the yogurt, milk, eggs and vanilla.
- Create a well in the center of the flour and add the wet ingredients, whisking until smooth.
- Heat a griddle or skillet to medium heat and rub with a little unsalted butter.
- Use 1/4-1/3 cup to scoop out the batter and pour onto the hot pan.
- Cook until little bubbles have formed and begun to pop.
- Flip over and cook through, about another minute. Serve with homemade syrup and lots of love.
For the Syrup
- In a large saucepan over medium heat, add the milk, strawberries, sugar, and butter.
- Heat until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture begins to boil.
- Remove from the heat and quickly add the baking soda, stirring to incorporate it.
- Serve hot.
What does baking soda do in these various syrups? Actually, same question about corn syrup which I notice is not in this strawberry syrup. Could it be added or is corn syrup not beneficial in strawberry syrup for some reason?
Hi Suzanne! Great questions! The corn syrup just thickens the syrup slightly. So it depends on how thick you want your syrup. The baking soda makes is bubble up and then it’s light and fluffy!
Averie @ Averie Cooks
When I was growing up my mom would make us strawberry syrup as a treat – and wow, I havent had it in a few decades! I need it again!
Jenny @ BAKE
these look amazing! I completely agree with you about portion control and food education, I’m trying to put both of these into action this year. I love the strawberry sup I’ve made both raspberry and blueberry before but never thought of making strawberry to go over pancakes!
angela @ another bite please
these pancakes look so good…i love that third picture seeing the pretty sauce getting drizzled on top…family game night I love that idea. we love playing board games with our boys and I especially love having the tv off!
megan @ whatmegansmaking
oh these look good! Love chocolate and strawberry together, especially for breakfast 🙂
Kayle (The Cooking Actress)
I completely agree with you (and that, as far as diets go, weight watchers is prob. the most healthy and realistic and helpful)–I also believe that I could eat a full stack of these pancakes and that is OK bc they’re healthy! 😛 heheee
My son could eat his weight in pancakes, but I know it’s party because they are loaded with butter and syrup. I’d feel good letting him eat a giant stack of these delicious pancakes! I think I’ll have a stack too!
Wish I’d had these for breakfast instead of my Walmart protein drink!
haha, Walmart protein drink. Oh, how I love you
Linda | The Urban Mrs
Yum! I’ll take these for my breakfast stacks. Like to concept much and yes, clean eating for 2013.
Linda, I’m trying to be much cleaner about my eating all of the time. Sometimes I do great, others… well you don’t wanna know.
Mmm, chocolate pancakes! My two year old is obsessed with pancakes–he’d love some chocolate ones!!
Ohhh yes..the strawberry syrup puts it over the top!!!
Tina | My Life as a Mrs
Chocolate + Strawberry… one of my all. time. favorite combinations!!!! 🙂
Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch
How fun are these?!
Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama
These are SOOOO fun! I love the strawberry syrup, I could drink that up.
Carrie, It’s possible that I licked the plate, then drizzled a little more syrup and did it again. There’s my dirty secret of the day. *sigh*