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Multi Grain Chocolate Pancakes

I’m not sure what has happened to me. I’ve never really been a pancake girl. I am more of a crepe girl. Or I used to be. These Chocolate multigrain pancakes have changed our lives forever. They are so fluffy and utterly wonderful. Gosh, I just adore them. Imagine having company over, telling them pancakes are for breakfast and then blowing them away with chocolately deliciousness.

These chocolate pancakes are not just fluffy and wonderful, they are also healthy. Oh, now don’t get all crazy on me. I’ve had those “healthy” pancakes too. The ones where you kind of want to “accidentally” knock your plate to the dog. Healthy should not always mean gritty, grainy, and flavorless. Sometimes it should  mean, “Booyah! I get to eat an extra one because it’s still better than 1 regular pancake!”

Psh, Chocolate Pancakes Could Never Be Healthier

These pancakes use Kamut, Rice Flour, Spelt, Wheat germ, whole wheat, greek yogurt, bla bla bla. SEE! I told you you could have more. Obviously it’s not like you are having

Saturday mornings at our house are pretty easy going. We are all about having a slow moving start, a yummy, warm breakfast, and then spending the day together. It’s actually kind of funny to think that growing up we didn’t really have a Saturday morning breakfast tradition, however we did have breakfast for dinner (BFD) quite often. It usually was scrambled eggs and toast, toast and fruit or waffles with strawberries and ice cream (don’t judge). I totally get it now. Saturdays are so crazy and you are so tired from the week that making a big dinner just never sounds really fun.

And then there’s the buttermilk syrup. Here’s where it’s listed, but I’ll do a post just for the syrup later. It’s like a creamy pool of yumminess. In fact, I’d even go so far as to say that buttermilk syrup is better than a bunch of oreos being dunked in milk.

Are Multi Grain Pancakes Healthier?

Multigrain pancakes have higher levels of calcium, iron, phosphorus and riboflavin.

Why Eat Wheat Germ?

 Wheat germ is a great source of vegetable proteins, along with fiber and healthy fats.

Wheat germ is high in vitamin E, magnesium, zinc, thiamin, folate, potassium, and phosphorus.

Is Greek Yogurt Healthier?

Greek yogurt is an excellent source of calcium, which can help improve bone health.

It also contains probiotics, which support a healthy bacterial balance in the gut. 

Greek yogurt has more protein than regular yogurt, but regular yogurt has more calcium.

Multi Grain Chocolate Pancakes

Multi Grain Chocolate Pancakes

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 -10 pancakes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 Cup Spelt
  • 1 1/4 Cup Kamut
  • 1/4 Cup Rice Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Whole Wheat
  • 1/4 Cup White Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Wheat Germ
  • 2 Tablspoons Cocoa
  • 3 Tablespoons White Sugar
  • 3/4 Teaspoons Sea Salt
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 3/4 Cup Fat Free Milk
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla

Instructions

  • 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!
Nutrition Facts
Multi Grain Chocolate Pancakes
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 199
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 39.5mg13%
Carbohydrates 37.1g12%
Fiber 4.4g18%
Sugar 7.4g8%
Protein 8.5g17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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carrian feik cheney oh sweet basil

Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

And this family especially loves to eat.

They love everything from the keep you fit and healthy to the get out your sweat pants indulgent and everything in between.

But most of all, they love the memories made, shared and treasured and it’s all thanks to a meal shared together with loved ones.

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21 comments

  • You would never guess by looking at these that they are healthy. I need some!!

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    • Whole wheat pancakes YUM. Did you know you can feerze bananas? I just leave them whole with peels on and put them in a feerzer bag. Now I buy bananas as often as I want to without worrying that I’m either going to have to use them up or throw them out!

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  • Yum! Love the healthy take on these. They look fantastic!

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  • 10Gorgeous! The photos, the recipe, all of it. I love the idea of a lazy Saturday morning and spending the day together. It's a fantastic family tradition.

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  • I love that you healthified this chocolate pancake!! That means I can have more without the guilt 😉

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  • I'm a recent pancake convert too, and these look like a perfect healthy/delicious balance! Yay for lazy Saturdays 🙂

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  • this looks amazing! I must make it for my kids

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  • Call me cray-cray, but typically I'm not a pancake person (I know, definitely deranged) but these pancakes look SO dang good, Carrian! Chocolate pancakes that are healthy?! Sign me up for a huge stack!

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  • You're magic. Clearly witchcraft is the only way you could concoct such wonderful chocolate deliciousness and still have it be healthy.

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  • My hubs will kill for these. Amazing! Love the photo styling too!

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  • So when are you coming over to serve these for breakfast? You don't even have to bring them to me in bed–I'll make the effort to come downstairs. See how nice I am? 😉

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  • Yum! Never thought of having healthy pancake but this one looks amazing!

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  • Love these healthy pancakes, and your photos are awesome.. what's not to love with chocolate

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  • I have yet to make healthy pancakes, and can't wait to try these! I love the healthy ingredients! 🙂

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  • Love all the healthy ingredients and they sound delish!

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  • These look delicious! The perfect breakfast. 😀

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  • I love all of the healthy ingredients you tucked into these pancakes. Great photos too, Carrian!

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  • Mmm, I would love chocolate for breakfast! That buttermilk syrup sounds amazing!

  • I'm more of a crepe girl too! for an american pancake too tempt me it has to be pretty special! and I'm definitely tempted by these!

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  • oooo pancakes I can feel good about eating! Love these!

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  • So funny – we made kamut pasta last night and it was a huge hit! Love experimenting with various grains. These look delish!!

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