Preview: This easy hot chocolate pancake recipe is sure to be your kid’s favorite breakfast!
Pancakes are the staple of breakfast but sometimes they need to be kicked up a notch! This easy hot chocolate pancake recipe is made from scratch using cocoa powder and it beats any box pancake mix hands down!
Homemade pancake recipes from scratch help put a little love in your morning breakfast. Finish with a drizzle of chocolate syrup and you might be wondering whether you have the perfect breakfast or dessert!
Hot Chocolate Pancake Recipe and Mom’s love
Remember that feeling when you came in from playing in the snow? Your fingers and toes freezing and your nose so cold you could practically hang an icicle from it.
Then your mom would hand you a steaming mug of hot chocolate. Just holding the cup warmed your hands and you couldn’t help but pull the mug close to your body. A few sips warmed you from the inside out.
Fast forward to today and you are the mom with the pot of hot chocolate on the stove waiting to warm your kids as they come trudging in from the snow. The only thing more comforting than that hot mug of cocoa is a hug from mom.
Now you can pour that comfort right into breakfast!
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Start with the best easy pancake recipe…
The only thing that could make a homemade pancake recipe from scratch any better is by adding chocolate. Chocolate makes everything better! (Well, chocolate and sprinkles!!)
I’m always finding ways to make breakfast more interesting. Mornings might be the only time I am motivated enough to try fun food ideas or kids. (After I’ve had my coffee of course!). I especially love to spice up pancakes and make them into shapes.
S’more oatmeal was the running favorite until now. I see a chocolate and marshmallow theme in my house…
Would your kids love these too?
I bet this Hot Chocolate Pancake recipe is your new favorite homemade breakfast! They are so easy to make and the result is a fluffy pancake, dripping with chocolate and covered in fluffy marshmallows.
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How to make hot chocolate pancakes from scratch with cocoa powder
1 1/2 c flour
1 T Baking Powder
2 T Cocoa powder
2 T sugar (these are not too sweet so if you like sweet, use 1/4 cup sugar) I use Coconut sugar but any white sugar or cane sugar will work
1 1/4 c almond milk (cow’s milk can be substituted if you prefer)
1 t pure vanilla extract
2 T melted butter
Chocolate syrup (garnish)
- Set griddle to medium heat to warm (Love my ceramic one- It’s the best for pancakes!)
- In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cocoa powder, and sugar.
- Add egg, milk, vanilla, and butter to the dry mix and stir well until combined.
- Pour pancake mix onto griddle or warm skillet and cook as you normally would make pancakes. I flip when they start to bubble on one side then cook and an additional few minutes until the pancake has “browned”.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool a minute before transferring to plate.
- Drizzle with chocolate syrup and sprinkle marshmallows on top of the pancake stack (optional). Whipped cream is also an excellent garnish for these soft, chocolatey pancakes!
For a yummy holiday treat, this Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board would be an amazing way to top hot chocolate pancakes!
Give your hot chocolate pancake recipe an extra kick of vanilla!
To give your pancakes a little tiny of vanilla (like a marshmallow!), you can add natural vanilla creamer to the pancake batter. Use 1 cup of milk and 1/4 cup of Coffee-Mate Natural Bliss Vanilla (or similar). I love natural creamer because it is made from only simple ingredients.
You could also add a dollop of marshmallow cream (Fluff!) on top of the pancakes. Yum!
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make pancakes. I flip when they start to bubble on one side then cook an additional few minutes until the pancake has "browned".
before transferring to plate.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 167Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 221mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 4g
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Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.
The only thing that could make this hot chocolate pancake recipe any better is being served with a steamy mug of sweet hot chocolate…