It was about four years ago that I first even heard the concept of chocolate pancakes and my mind was blown. Chocolate chip? Yeah, sure. Everyone knows about those. But… chocolate? That was a new idea for me!
Nonetheless, I never made them. I sort of filed away that information and then kept right on making other sorts of pancakes (, like Gingerbread, for example.)
This past Saturday, my husband had to work and my son was at my parents’ house, which left just me and my ladies to have a late breakfast. As I arranged berries and poured pink grapefruit juice into pretty faceted glasses, I thought it’d be a good time to play around with my own version of a chocolate pancake. And so these were born.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ cup whole or 2% milk
- ½ cup water
- ½ cup mini chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons powdered (confectioner's) sugar
- Combine all dry ingredients in large bowl. Once well-mixed, make well in the center.
- Pour all wet ingredients into well, then gently stir to combine and form pancake batter.
- Fold in chocolate chips.
- Use spoon or ladle to drop onto preheated (300-350 degree) griddle.
- Cook until lightly browned and cooked through, about 2-3 minutes per side.
- Serve warm and dusted with powdered sugar.