hot chocolate pancakes

Hot chocolate pancakes. Need I say more? No.

These things are basically a good reason to have dessert for breakfast, but hey, it’s the holidays. Who is keeping track of calories this time of year anyway?

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Ingredients

topping

  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • mini marshmallows

pancakes

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 large egg
  • 1-1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

Instructions

  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave the chocolate chips and cream in 30-second increments until melted. Stir until smooth and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, buttermilk, and melted butter.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Stir until just combined, do not overmix.
  5. Rest batter for 30 minutes, this really does not need to be skipped!
  6. Heat electric griddle to 350ºF. Spray with nonstick cooking spray. Pour batter by the 1/4 cup-full on to the griddle.
  7. Cook until the edges have set and bubbles have formed on top, 2-3 minutes. Gently flip and cook an additional 1-2 minutes until cooked through.
  8. Keep cooked pancakes warm in oven. Stack pancakes on a plate and top with the melted chocolate ganache and mini marshmallows. Enjoy!

Hot Chocolate Pancakes

In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave the chocolate chips and cream in 30-second increments until melted. Stir until smooth and set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, buttermilk, and melted butter.

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Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Stir until just combined, do not overmix.

Rest batter for 30 minutes, this really does not need to be skipped!

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Heat electric griddle to 350ºF. Spray with nonstick cooking spray. Pour batter by the 1/4 cup-full on to the griddle.

Cook until the edges have set and bubbles have formed on top, 2-3 minutes. Gently flip and cook an additional 1-2 minutes until cooked through.

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Keep cooked pancakes warm in oven. Stack pancakes on a plate and top with the melted chocolate ganache and mini marshmallows. Enjoy!

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There’s nothing low-fat about this dessert, I mean breakfast. Beware!

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