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Chocolate – Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Pancakes

Chocolate - Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Pancakes from KatiesCucina.com

I’ve had a crazy sweet tooth this pregnancy. Like, I need a dessert after every meal/snack I have. I think its natural that I crave sweet breakfast items like pancakes, waffles, and french toast. All three of those breakfast items are topped with sweet maple syrup. Sure, I’ll have my greek yogurt, fruit, and granola parfait at like 6am on the weekend and then by 8am I’m ready for “breakfast” or sometimes I’m ready for dessert, and that’s when I make a recipe like this one, Chocolate – Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Pancakes.

My husband isn’t really into the dessert like breakfast items, but has grown accustom to them over the past 8 months (yes, I know–I can’t believe I’m 8.5 months pregnant–it’s mind blowing). He doesn’t really complain. I remind him to be grateful that he is getting a hot breakfast. Plenty of starving husbands out in the world that get to enjoy cold soggy cereal, and he gets a hot breakfast just about every Saturday and Sunday!

Chocolate - Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Pancakes from KatiesCucina.com

I really wanted these to be red velvet chocolate chip buttermilk pancakes, but I ran out of red food coloring. They didn’t really turn out “red velvet” like…. so that’s why I’ve called them Chocolate – Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Pancakes. I used mini chocolate chips, since my husband isn’t really a fan of chocolate to begin with (but let’s get real, who did I make these for? me!). The mini chocolate chips just make the pancakes that much more decadent.

For my husbands version, I topped his with fresh strawberries and whipped cream, and my version is the one pictured and written about with more chocolate chips and chocolate syrup. I think I disgusted my husband when he saw what I did to my pancakes… but he said nothing and kept eating his pancakes like a good husband would do! If you’ve opted to celebrate Valentine’s day over the weekend and you have a chocolate connoisseur you want to swoon… make these Chocolate – Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Pancakes.

Katie Original Recipe

Chocolate - Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Pancakes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 8

Chocolate - Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Pancakes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 tbsp whole milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips + additional for topping
  • Whipped Cream
  • Chocolate Syrup

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat together buttermilk, milk, eggs, and melted butter.
  3. Add a few tablespoons of butter to a frying pan or griddle over medium-high heat.
  4. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture, and blend well, then add the chocolate chips. Stir until it’s just blended together. Make sure to not over stir!
  5. Using a soup ladle, pour the batter onto the griddle, using about 1/2 cup for each pancake (or less if you want silver dollar pancakes). Cook for 3-5 minutes or until bubbles start to appear on top. Then flip and cook for one additional minute.
  6. Top with whipped cream, mini chocolate chips, and drizzle with chocolate syrup.

Notes

For a deep chocolate color add 20 drops of red food coloring to the batter. For "red velvet" version add 2 tablespoons!

http://www.katiescucina.com/2014/02/red-velvet-chocolate-chip-buttermilk-pancakes/

   

21 Responses to “Chocolate – Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Pancakes”

  1. Meagan @ A Zesty Bite posted on February 14, 2014 at 2:09 pm (#)

    I can’t believe you are 8 1/2 months pregnant!!! I’m ready for the bambino to arrive.

    • Katie replied on February 17th, 2014 at 10:15 am

      Ummm yeah it’s crazy talk. I can’t believe it either… like 40 some days until my due-date! yikes!!!

  2. Erin | The Law Student's Wife posted on February 14, 2014 at 2:22 pm (#)

    More chocolate = more better! I’d definitely pick your stack :)

    • Katie replied on February 17th, 2014 at 10:16 am

      LOL I agree–who needs fruit when you can have chocolate? lol.

  3. Aggie posted on February 14, 2014 at 5:04 pm (#)

    These pancakes are the answer to my kids’ prayers!! They would love these!
    I can not wait to meet your little one!

    • Katie replied on February 17th, 2014 at 10:16 am

      LOL I’m sure any kid would love these pancakes! :) I can’t wait for our boys to meet each other!!!

  4. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) posted on February 14, 2014 at 7:48 pm (#)

    chocolate is amazing at all times of the day! love these pancakes!!

    • Katie replied on February 17th, 2014 at 10:16 am

      Ha ha glad you think like I do, Kayle!

  5. Paula – bell’alimento posted on February 14, 2014 at 10:23 pm (#)

    My kiddos would love these pancakes! I would have pancakes for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

  6. steph@stephsbitebybite posted on February 15, 2014 at 12:27 pm (#)

    These look so yummy. I might have to make these this weekend. Because I can’t stop staring at these pictures now.

    • Katie replied on February 17th, 2014 at 10:15 am

      ha ha thanks Steph! Hope you get to make them!

  7. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. posted on February 16, 2014 at 12:18 am (#)

    I posted chocolate pancakes this week too, they are so much better than the regular kind! :)

    • Katie replied on February 17th, 2014 at 10:14 am

      Great minds think a like! :)

  8. Meredith in sock monkeys slippers posted on February 17, 2014 at 9:04 am (#)

    Dear sweet mother of it all, those look fabulous!

    • Katie replied on February 17th, 2014 at 10:14 am

      Thanks Meredith! These pictures do not do them justice!

  9. Paula - bell'alimento posted on February 17, 2014 at 9:37 am (#)

    Suddenly my cappuccino isn’t tasting so good. Want. Now.

    • Katie replied on February 17th, 2014 at 10:13 am

      LOL… I think it would pair nicely with a cappuccino!

  10. Rebecca {foodie with family} posted on February 17, 2014 at 11:24 am (#)

    I’d rather have chocolate chocolate chip than red velvet anyway! GORGEOUS!

  11. Maria | Pink Patisserie posted on February 17, 2014 at 12:46 pm (#)

    Can never have enough chocolate, can never have enough pancakes! Be still my heart, those look divine..

    • Katie replied on February 24th, 2014 at 11:44 am

      Ha ha thanks!

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