To keep the chocolate theme going, I have a fun Valentine’s Day inspired breakfast post. These chocolate pancakes are amazing. One weekend I decided to change up the toast routine just a bit and make these pancakes. I never want to give my little one too much sugar, especially in the morning. But, these were not terribly sweet. I’m also fortunate that he prefers to eat pancakes plain, so no added sugar. I added some strawberries and vanilla yogurt to make them a bit more filling for me. They were delightful. A perfect balance of indulgent and healthy in the morning. This made quite a few pancakes, so I was able to freeze them for future consumption. It’s an easy recipe and I’m sure you could substitute in a white whole wheat flour or whole wheat flour. I was watching the Chew recently and a few times they mentioned using the whole wheat pastry flour for a lighter texture which I’m sure would work really well here to help keep the fluffy texture. Plus the chocolate will mask the wheat flavor a bit. These would make the perfect Valentine’s Day breakfast for that special someone. Even if that special someone is yourself!
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Whisk together until blended. In a large liquid measuring cup, combine the eggs, butter, vanilla and milk.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and whisk to combine. Do not over whisk, The mixture will be slightly lumpy.
- Heat your griddle over medium heat. Grease the griddle lightly. I use cooking spray for mine. Using a 1/3 cup, scoop the batter onto the griddle. Cook until bubbles begin to form on the top of the batter. Flip once and continue to cook until cooked through. Remove from the pan and repeat with the remaining batter.
- Top with powdered sugar, vanilla yogurt, or strawberries. If you are feeling extra jazzy you can top with all three!
Adapted from Everyday Annie