This is a sweet and slightly gooey chocolate pancake that is great with fresh fruit.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
8 mins
total:
13 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
8 pancakes
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk flour, cocoa powder, sugar, and salt together in a large bowl. Beat eggs, milk, and vanilla in another bowl; mix in the melted butter. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry, and mix just until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.

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  • Heat a lightly oiled griddle or skillet over medium-high heat. For each pancake, pour 1/4 cup batter on griddle and cook until bubbles pop in the center of the pancake, about 2 to 3 minutes. Flip, and cook an additional minute on the opposite side.

Tips

Cook's Note

Serve these chocolate treats warm with a sprinkling of powdered sugar or fresh strawberries.

Nutrition Facts

418 calories; protein 11.7g 23% DV; carbohydrates 59.2g 19% DV; fat 17.2g 26% DV; cholesterol 114.4mg 38% DV; sodium 256.8mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/03/2012
I don't know why previous commenters are saying that this batter is thin and runny. Other than adding a tbsp of baking powder (as I prefer fluffy pancakes) and an extra tbsp of sugar since I didn't have chocolate chips on hand, I followed the recipe to the letter and the batter was the perfect thickness for scooping and pouring. I lowered the heat on my frying pan to medium low and these pancakes cooked up fluffy and perfect very quickly (2-3 minutes on the first side; 1 minute after flipping). My kids loved them, comparing them to having chocolate cake for breakfast. I gave them 4 stars only because I had to add the baking powder. I will definitely make these again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/11/2011
Dense, thin and took forever to cook. Also, they did not taste chocolately at all. Read More
(28)
118 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 34
  • 4 star values: 31
  • 3 star values: 22
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 22
Rating: 4 stars
03/03/2012
I don't know why previous commenters are saying that this batter is thin and runny. Other than adding a tbsp of baking powder (as I prefer fluffy pancakes) and an extra tbsp of sugar since I didn't have chocolate chips on hand, I followed the recipe to the letter and the batter was the perfect thickness for scooping and pouring. I lowered the heat on my frying pan to medium low and these pancakes cooked up fluffy and perfect very quickly (2-3 minutes on the first side; 1 minute after flipping). My kids loved them, comparing them to having chocolate cake for breakfast. I gave them 4 stars only because I had to add the baking powder. I will definitely make these again. Read More
(45)
Rating: 2 stars
11/11/2011
Dense, thin and took forever to cook. Also, they did not taste chocolately at all. Read More
(28)
Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2009
OMGosh! This pancake was the best I ever had! I made no alterations and the recipe is perfect! The pancakes were light and fluffy it had the right amount of sweetness and the chocolate chips just made them even more heavenly...my daughter (8) said they tasted like brownies! I served with raspberry sauce blackberries and confectioner sugar! The BEST! This is a keeper. THX Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/10/2011
Not good. They were VERY thin and dense. I was really disappointed. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/25/2010
These had more of a crepe texture rather than pancakes to me. The batter was very thin. I made some with the chocolate chips and some without. The ones without the chocolate chips were not very flavorful. These might be good with some whipped cream but I don't think they'll become a staple in my kitchen. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2009
I added about 1 Tsp of baking powder. Used both white and chocolate chips. We really enjoyed these. We made them for brunch on Saturday. The kids LOVED them and my oldest daughter wants these for her birthday sleepover breakfast coming up soon. Thank you. Read More
(8)
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Rating: 4 stars
11/18/2010
My picky 2 year old requested chocolate pancakes for lunch so I turned to this recipe. In an attempt to bulk it up a bit I added a mashed over ripe banana added a couple scoops of flaxseed and omitted the butter. I think I also added some cinnamon. I also didn't have any chocolate chips and figured we could do without the added sugar anyway. I thought the batter was very thin but it cooked up nicely. Not a fluffy pancake by any means but tasty for sure! Not quite as thin as a crepe but not quite as fluffy as a traditional pancake. They were a hit with all the kids. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/19/2010
I thought it was very tasty. I had to add a little more flour to thicken it up a bit. And I used the suggestion of 1 TBSP Baking Powder. I used real 85% dark chocolate and chopped it up and I heated up some raspberry preserves and used that as a topper. I also tried maple syrup but the raspberry preserves are the way to go. Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
06/22/2009
These were ok at best. I had to add baking powder and a bit of extra flour to thicken up the otherwise thin batter. I also added banana slices and swapped some of the chocolate chips for peanut butter chips. My chocoholic brother described these as "brown pancakes"- all the chocolate flavor came from the chocolate chips & the nutella we slathered on top. I found these really thin and rather "rubbery" as mentioned by other reviewers. I definitely prefer "Good Old Fashioned Pancakes" with chocolate chips topped with nutella or fudge sauce if I'm looking for a real treat. Read More
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