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Chocolate Pancakes With Strawberry Syrup Recipe


Chocolate Pancakes with Strawberry Syrup

Everyone is out and about trying to get their, “Get in Shape” New Years Resolution” in and I’m thinking about the food. You see my sister, Rachelle has been going through a huge weight loss journey and I’m so incredibly proud of her. She used working out and Weight Watchers to lose the weight and while I think weight watchers is a great program I also think it’s not really life long program and kinda misses the point about educating on real food, nutrient rich foods etc. Don’t miss read this, I do believe in programs like this one that teach you about portion control and taking charge. I especially like that it helps its users feel that they are not be deprived of anything. Kinda like these chocolate pancakes.

Chocolate Pancakes with Strawberry Syrup

Yup, these are still pancakes. They aren’t secretly packed full of broccoli and kale, and they shouldn’t be consumed 10 at a time, but they are still better than your average pancake. Promise.
Plus, there’s strawberry syrup. Yup. Booyah.
These pancakes are really similar to these Multi grain Chocolate Pancakes, so feel free to try both and tell me which you prefer. The sea salt in the others is really fantastic, but these are pretty close too. Oh, and don’t forget to try the buttermilk syrup, which is our most favorite ever.

Chocolate Pancakes with Strawberry Syrup

We loved this strawberry syrup. LURVED IT. (Which is a much stronger word than love. Look it up. It’s probably in that urban dictionary thingy. Actually, don’t. You never know what would come up.)
The chocolate pancakes are the perfect canvas for the silky, fruity syrup.
So, I mentioned this on facebook yesterday, but I’d love to hear what you all think about resolutions. I personally would rather set lots of little goals throughout the year to help me become a better person. Like this year, I’d like to make a family game night and work on doing it once a week. “The family that plays together stays together”.
What about you? What goals are you setting? Or do you prefer to have a word to live by for each year?

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.


Chocolate Pancakes With Strawberry Syrup Recipe

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Chocolate Pancakes with Strawberry Syrup Recipe

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Yup, these are still pancakes. They aren't secretly packed full of broccoli and kale, and they shouldn't be consumed 10 at a time, but they are still better than your average pancake. Promise.Plus, there's strawberry syrup. Yup. Booyah. 


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.
  • Enjoy!

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.


store left overs in the refrigerator
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Pancakes with Strawberry Syrup Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 408 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 76mg25%
Sodium 427mg19%
Potassium 328mg9%
Carbohydrates 63g21%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 33g37%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 476IU10%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 123mg12%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • 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?

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    • 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!

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  • 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!

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  • 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!

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  • 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!

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  • oh these look good! Love chocolate and strawberry together, especially for breakfast 🙂

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  • 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

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  • 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!

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  • Wish I’d had these for breakfast instead of my Walmart protein drink!

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    • haha, Walmart protein drink. Oh, how I love you

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  • Yum! I’ll take these for my breakfast stacks. Like to concept much and yes, clean eating for 2013.

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    • 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.

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  • Mmm, chocolate pancakes! My two year old is obsessed with pancakes–he’d love some chocolate ones!!

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  • Ohhh yes..the strawberry syrup puts it over the top!!!

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  • Chocolate + Strawberry… one of my all. time. favorite combinations!!!! 🙂

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  • How fun are these?!

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  • These are SOOOO fun! I love the strawberry syrup, I could drink that up.

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    • 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*

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