Chocolate Pancakes with Chocolate Sauce, Strawberries and Bananas

05.09.2013

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Forget any plans you had for that last minute gift you were going to buy Mom. She’ll pretend to love it but really that’s just not her style because your mother was from an entirely different generation and her idea of fashion is so different from yours so that gift will just end up stashed away on the top shelf of her closet and she may pull it out and wear it once (while trying to make it look worn) when you show up for the holidays … so my plan, make these for her instead. It’s the only gift Mom’s really care about, chocolate. Plus it goes back to what Mom always said growing up, she’d rather have something you made than something you bought, right? I want this for breakfast in my bed at 10:00 am on Sunday. Because I’m sleeping in because I’ve worked hard as a Mom and that’s my reward. So, I want to wake to these, in a tray, at the foot of my bed. That is my idea of a fairytale world, who needs prince charming when you got a heaping stack of these babies, scoot over handsome, you’re blocking my view of that chocolate sauce.  I’m really joking, I love cooking and baking so I’m sure I will be making breakfast for myself on Mothers Day. The dishes however, yes Steve those are all yours (my husband somehow thinks he doesn’t have to give me special treatment, fancy gifts and extra love on mothers day because I’m not his Mom, I say that’s a rip off :).

No, I don’t eat breakfast like this very often, these are more of a dessert than a breakfast. But, for special occasions a heaping stack of chocolate pancakes covered with a decadent chocolate sauce and fresh fruit is basically a must, even for breakfast. These also could easily pass for a last minute birthday cake. You could have it ready and “frosted” in nearly 20 and no one needs to know you procrastinated, they’ll just think your awesome for doing something out of the ordinary. Enjoy (all you chocolate addicts – like myself)!  And Happy Mothers Day ladies!

chocolate pancakes with chocolate sauce, strawberries and bananas | Cooking Classy

Chocolate Pancakes with Chocolate Sauce, Strawberries and Bananas

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 2 minutes

Yield: 12 pancakes

Chocolate Pancakes with Chocolate Sauce, Strawberries and Bananas

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup light-brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 1/2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • butter for griddle, if needed
  • fresh strawberry and banana slices
  • Chocolate Sauce
  • 8 oz. chocolate chips (use what you prefer, milk chocolate, semi-sweet or bittersweet)
  • 1 cup heavy cream

Directions

  • Preheat an electric griddle to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl whisk together granulated sugar and cocoa until well combined. Stir in light-brown sugar followed flour, baking soda and salt. Make a well in center of dry mixture and set aside. In a separate mixing bowl whisk together milk, buttermilk, eggs, vegetable oil and vanilla. Pour wet mixture into dry mixture and whisk to blend (don't overmix, batter should still have some lumps). Butter griddle if necessary, pour batter onto preheated griddle 1/4 cup at a time and slightly spread batter in a circular form outward (so the centers aren't so much thicker than edges) and allow to cook until bubbles begin to appear on the surface, about 1 minute. Then carefully flip to pancake to opposite side and cook until done. Serve warm topped with chocolate sauce, strawberries and bananas.
  • For the chocolate sauce:
  • Place chocolate chips in a medium heat proof bowl. Bring heavy cream just to a gentle boil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Pour hot cream over chocolate chips and stir until chocolate has melted. Note that chocolate sauce will thicken as it cools, also if you want a thinner consistency you can add a few more tbsp hot cream. Reheat as needed in a bowl over a pan of simmering water.
  • Recipe Source: Cooking Classy
http://www.cookingclassy.com/2013/05/chocolate-pancakes-with-chocolate-sauce-strawberries-and-bananas/

40 comments

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks: WOW!!! Jaclyn…they are just stunning. The recipe, the photography, they belong on the cover of a Martha Stewart cookbook.Pinned! May 10, 2013 at 1:42am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much Averie :) you are always so nice! May 10, 2013 at 9:03am Reply

  • Tania: Omg! It looks so yummy! May 10, 2013 at 3:48am Reply

  • Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat: Wow…these pancakes sound awesome! Yummy! May 10, 2013 at 6:07am Reply

  • steph@stephsbitebybite: Oh my gosh….These are to die for!! May 10, 2013 at 7:31am Reply

  • Jessica@AKitchenAddiction: What a great idea for pancakes! I could go for a big stack right now! May 10, 2013 at 7:33am Reply

  • Mimi @ Culinary Couture: OH BABY. I am making these as soon as I’m done with my juice cleanse. By the way, I made your carrot cake bars except as cupcakes and they were fabulous! The post is up on my site if you wanna take a look :-) May 10, 2013 at 9:46am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Mimi – That’s great to hear the carrot cake bars turned out as cupcakes. I hope you have a chance to try these too :). Thanks for your comment! May 14, 2013 at 6:44pm Reply

  • Annie @ Natural Sweet Recipes: OH. MY. GOSH. That rich chocolate sauce is killing me! May 10, 2013 at 10:29am Reply

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel: Wow! That stack is amaaaaazing! May 10, 2013 at 12:22pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Rachel :)! May 11, 2013 at 8:21pm Reply

  • Megan: Wow. I’m waiting to go out to lunch as I type, and I think my belly is eating itself now. This looks so good. Great photography, too! May 10, 2013 at 1:17pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much Megan! May 11, 2013 at 8:21pm Reply

  • Susan: These sound absolutely wonderful! I may make them just because. But my eating plan won’t allow for the chocolate sauce :-(
    However, even without chocolate sauce they should be totally yummy. Thanks for posting this. May 10, 2013 at 2:24pm Reply

  • sara: These look AMAZING! Yum – what a treat! :) May 10, 2013 at 2:27pm Reply

  • Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.: Holy Moly! I’m coming to your place for breakfast tomorrow! May 10, 2013 at 9:28pm Reply

  • Christy Denney: These look dangerous! May 11, 2013 at 7:59am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much Christy :)! I love your blog! May 11, 2013 at 9:26am Reply

  • Deb: Oh ny goodness! What an impressive brunch your Chocolate Pancakes smothered in chocolate sauce would make for a holiday weekend! An irresistible recipe! May 11, 2013 at 9:57am Reply

  • Kayle (The Cooking Actress): mmmmmm….chocolate :D May 11, 2013 at 1:39pm Reply

  • Rachel @ Bakerita: These look like absolute heaven!! What a gorgeous stack of pancakes. May 11, 2013 at 10:35pm Reply

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar: You totally just won my heart with these!! LOVE! May 12, 2013 at 1:55pm Reply

  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious: Oh man – so when are you going to come over and make me breakfast?! May 13, 2013 at 11:32am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Tomorrow… if we were neighbors, I wish we were so we could cook together :). May 14, 2013 at 10:38am Reply

  • Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking: Totally blown away right now, Jaclyn! I’ve seen chocolate pancakes, but never like this! Amaaaaazing recipe, seriously. May 13, 2013 at 12:02pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much Georgia :)! May 14, 2013 at 10:37am Reply

  • Steph @ SeeStephRun.com: oh man…. I wish I could order right through your site sometimes. I really need to try out some of these sweeter recipes! May 13, 2013 at 12:28pm Reply

  • Ellen @ Indigo Scones: Hello, I just came from the Food Fetish round-up and I just had to say that your photo was my favorite. It’s absolutely stunning, and I can appreciate the work that goes into setting up such a lovely pile of pancakes. Well done! May 17, 2013 at 7:21am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much Ellen :)! May 17, 2013 at 8:54am Reply

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  • Elizabeth @ SugarHero.com: What. WHAT. Why have I been eating fruit and whole grains for breakfast, when I could be eating chocolate pancakes? Obviously I’ve been doing it all wrong. These look incredible!! May 20, 2013 at 10:42am Reply

  • Ananya: If I dont have buttermilk, is there anything I can substitute for it? These look yummy and I want to try them for breakfast in the morning and I am a rookie cook so its good to have an easy recipe. thank you! :) May 29, 2013 at 9:26am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Add 1 1/2 tsp vinegar or lemon juice to a liquid measuring cup then add enough milk to reach 1/2 cup (so basically 1/2 cup milk minus 1 1/2 tsp), stir and let it rest 3 minutes. June 1, 2013 at 9:45am Reply

  • Maricel: These look so lovely and yummy July 23, 2013 at 8:52pm Reply

  • jenny: Absolutely Im gonna make this for my kids..they will surely like it! Thank you! September 23, 2013 at 11:41am Reply

  • Chocolate Pancakes with Raspberry Syrup: […] Anyway, these pancake pictures were tucked away on my hard-drive last week, so I thought reminiscing about this chocolaty treat might make me feel better. I first saw the idea over at Cooking Classy. She totally took hers over-the-top with chocolate sauce and fresh strawberries and bananas. You must check it out HERE! […] February 11, 2014 at 7:53pm Reply

  • Skip Sheehan: I made just the pancakes today with a few modifications:
    Greek yogurt instead of buttermilk
    Subbed applesauce for half the oil
    Added 1/2 tsp cinnamon
    Used whole wheat flour

    The batter turned out very thick (because of my mods?) and so I added more milk to thin it out. I also noticed my normal griddle setting resulted in things getting a little burnt (because of the thickness?), so I had to turn it down and the rest turned out much better.

    My wife said they were some of the best pancakes she’s ever eaten… and I’ve made lots of pancakes… August 2, 2014 at 8:07am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so happy to hear they were enjoyed Skip! Thanks for your tips and review! August 25, 2014 at 10:03am Reply

      • Skip Sheehan: I’ve made the recipe with the same mods twice since the initial time and both times they turned out better. I must have messed up something the first time.

        Wife and kids are requesting them again, so here we go with round four! I always double the recipe and stick the leftovers in the freezer. One through the toaster oven and 15 seconds in the micro and it’s a quick easy school morning breakfast September 13, 2014 at 8:09am Reply

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