A stack of fluffy chocolate pancakes with chocolate ganache, strawberries and whipped cream is the ultimate breakfast for chocolate lovers.
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Chocolate Pancakes

These chocolate pancakes are the perfect breakfast or dessert for true chocolate lovers. They're soft, fluffy, and made with cocoa powder and chocolate chips for a double dose of chocolate.
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 pancakes
Author Fiona Dowling

Ingredients

Chocolate Ganache

  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips or chopped chocolate , semi sweet or dark
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp corn syrup

Chocolate Pancakes

  • 1 cup all purpose flour*
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk , room temperature
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil , or canola
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips (optional)

Instructions

Chocolate Ganache

  • Add 1/2 to 1 inch of hot water in the bottom of a medium saucepan. Place a glass bowl over top, ensuring that the bottom of the bowl doesn't touch the water. 
  • Add the chocolate, heavy cream & corn syrup to the bowl. 
  • Melt over low heat, while occasionally stirring. Once chocolate is melted, remove from the heat and whisk until smooth. 

Chocolate Pancakes

  • Preheat a griddle or large frying pan to medium heat. 
  • In a large bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • In a separate bowl or liquid measuring cup whisk together the buttermilk, sugar, egg and vegetable oil.
  • Gently fold the wet ingredients into the flour mixture. Then fold in the chocolate chips. 
  • Lightly grease the frying pan or griddle. 
  • Pour 1/4 cup of batter onto the griddle/frying pan per pancake. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until you see a few little air bubbles forming. Flip and cook on the other side for 1-2 minutes. 

Notes

*For extra thick pancakes, add 1 extra tablespoon of flour.