Chocolate Pancakes With Cocoa Powder

by Samira
Chocolate Pancakes With Cocoa Powder

Delicious, super easy, fluffy chocolate pancakes with cocoa powder that can be the star of the breakfast table. Being a Chocoholic, chocolate pancakes are one of my favorite breakfast items!



About This Recipe

You won’t be able to get enough of these fluffy and rich pancakes. Loaded with cocoa powder and drizzled with chocolate sauce these pancakes are irresistibly chocolatey and loved by all. With each bite, you get a burst of rich chocolate flavor paired with a satisfying pancake deliciousness.


Chocolate Pancakes Ingredients

  • Flour: Plain all-purpose flour works best for this recipe.
  • Butter or oil: Butter gives a fluffy and moist texture to the pancakes.
  • Baking powder: Baking powder is a leavening agent that increases the volume and lightens the texture of the pancakes.
  • Salt: Add a pinch of salt to balance the sweetness.
  • Sweetener: You can use maple syrup, granulated sugar, or calorie-free sweetener to sweeten pancake batter.
  • Cocoa powder: Use high-quality unsweetened Dutch processed cocoa powder for the best flavor.
  • Egg: Eggs add moisture, tenderness, and richness to the pancake batter.
  • Vanilla extract: Vanilla adds sweetness and flavor.
  • Chocolate sauce: Undoubtedly, the best topping for pancakes is chocolate sauce or melted chocolate with berries and fresh fruits.


How to Make Chocolate Pancakes With Cocoa Powder

  • In a large bowl whisk all dry ingredients together (flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, sugar, and salt).
  • In another bowl crack the egg. Whisk egg with a fork until consistency is even. Then add the milk, vanilla extract, and melted butter, and mix well.
  • Stir in wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Mix until just combined. Do not overmix; a few lumps in the batter are okay. Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat and spray with non-stick cooking spray or grease with butter.
  • Pour the batter into the pan using a 1/4 cup measuring cup or a ladle.
  • Cook pancakes on each side for 2-3 minutes or until you see bubbles on the surface and the edges look golden brown and dry. Flip the pancake to cook the other side. Continue with the rest of the batter, and then stack the pancakes on a plate.
  • Top with melted chocolate or chocolate sauce and fresh berries.


Expert Tips

  • Lightly grease the pan with a bit of oil or butter to make sure the pancake won’t stick. You do not need to put a lot of oil in the pan at all.
  • The thickness of the pancake batter should be such that it can be easily poured but not too runny.
  • Whisk dry ingredients and wet ingredients in two separate bowls and then mix together until just combined.
  • Let the pancake batter sit for 10 minutes. Leaving pancake batter to rest can lead to fluffier pancakes by giving the baking powder more time to react and create small air bubbles in the batter.


Topping Ideas

  • Butter: Place a pat of butter on top of pancakes for an extra rich and buttery flavor.
  • Maple syrup: Maple syrup is the classic topping for the pancakes.
  • Chocolate sauce: Drizzle chocolate pancakes with chocolate sauce for an extra indulgence.
  • Fresh Fruits: Serve pancakes with fresh berries for a burst of color and freshness.
  • Whipped cream: Add a dollop of whipped cream on top of your chocolate chip pancakes for a light dessert.

Chocolate Pancake Recipe


How To Store Chocolate Pancakes?

You can serve the pancakes immediately after cooking when they are relatively hot, or eat them after cooling. It can also be stored in a sealed container for up to 2-3 days in the refrigerator.


Can You Reheat Chocolate Pancakes?

Yes, you can reheat the leftovers. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Arrange them in a single layer on a baking sheet. Brush pancakes with melted butter and reheat them for 5 to 10 minutes.


Did you like the chocolate pancakes with cocoa powder? Try my Biscoff pancakes recipe as well! Leave your comment below and If you make this recipe, be sure to tag your photos #yummynotes 😍


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Chocolate Pancakes With Cocoa Powder

Chocolate Pancakes With Cocoa Powder

Serves: 3 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 253 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 4.4/5
( 8 voted )


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup melted and cooled butter
  • Chocolate syrup, for topping
  • Fresh berries, for topping


Step 1

In a large bowl whisk all dry ingredients together (flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, sugar, and salt).

Step 2

In another bowl crack the egg. Whisk egg with a fork until consistency is even. Then add the milk and room temperature melted butter or oil, and mix well. Add vanilla extract to the wet ingredients.

Step 3

Stir in dry ingredients. Mix until combined. Do not overmix. Heat up a non-stick saucepan at medium heat, then add butter. You can use a 1/4 measuring cup or ladle to pour batter into the pan.

Step 4

Cook each pancake until you see bubbles on the surface and the edges look golden brown and dry. Then stack them on a plate.

Step 5

Top with melted chocolate or chocolate sauce and berries.

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1 comment

Bobbie Cunningham August 30, 2022 - 2:08 am

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