We love chocolate pancakes at our house and my husband has been wanting to make them for a while now, Sunday we finally did. It’s nice to have something a little different or a little special for breakfast every once in awhile. We’re usually in a rush on weekday mornings to get out the door and get to work that we don’t always get to enjoy a nice sit down breakfast together, we try to make our weekend mornings when we have more time a little bit more special. We love fresh berries and just a light dusting of powdered sugar on top of our chocolate pancakes to really add a special touch. If you don’t have any fresh berries on hand you can always use your favorite fruit, maple, or buttermilk syrup as well. YUM! Even if you aren’t much into sweet things for breakfast you’ll definitely love these. Using a grated chocolate and cocoa powder mixture (Ghirardelli’s) makes for a subtly sweet pancake. Can you think of a better way to start your morning than with these tasty pancakes?

Are Pancakes Healthy?

When you make pancakes from scratch, they can have a lot of healthy qualities.

Homemade pancakes from scratch tend to have less sugar, and you can use whole grains which add healthy fiber.

Which is Healthier, Pancakes Or French Toast?

Pancakes have fewer calories than french toast.

Pancakes are lower in sugar and have 78 percent less saturated fat than French toast.

What Is A Good Substitute For Cocoa Powder?

You can substitute 1/2 cup of melted semi-sweet chocolate chips for 3 tbsps. cocoa powder.

You will need to subtract 1 tbsp. of fat and 1/4 cup sugar from the recipe.

Chocolate Pancakes

Chocolate Pancakes

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Servings: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 1/2 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 4 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter, melted


  • Sift dry ingredients together.
    1/2 Cup All Purpose Flour, 1/2 Cup Whole Wheat Flour, 2 teaspoons Baking Powder, 4 Tablespoons Sugar, 1/4 Cup Cocoa, 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • Combine egg and milk, beat well.
    1 Egg, 1 Cup Milk
  • Make a well in the dry ingredients.
    2 Tablespoons Butter
  • Dump wet ingredients, including butter, into dry ingredients.
  • Carefully combine without over mixing. (some small lumps are fine).
  • Cook as usual.
  • Top with berries and syrup.
  • (My husband still put chocolate chips in his, even though they were chocolate!)
  • Delicious.


Serving: 1gCalories: 272kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 8gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 386mgPotassium: 451mgFiber: 4gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 333IUCalcium: 174mgIron: 2mg
Author: Sweet Basil
Course: 300 + Back to School Recipes Every Kid Loves

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