How to make Chocolate Pancakes – The Perfect Indulgent Breakfast

Pancakes have always been a favourite morning delight in many Australian homes. But have you ever thought of adding a chocolatey twist to this classic breakfast? If you’re on the hunt for a special treat to start your day or perhaps a delightful brunch option for the weekend, you’re in the right place.

Why Chocolate Pancakes?

Why not? Chocolate is a universal symbol of indulgence and comfort. By blending the warmth and fluffiness of pancakes with the rich allure of chocolate, you get a perfect combination that’s sure to be a hit with both kids and adults. Plus, with Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, and other special occasions just around the corner, these pancakes could be the sweet gesture you’ve been looking for.

Ingredients:

  1. 1 1/2 cups of self-raising flour
  2. 3 tablespoons cocoa powder (unsweetened)
  3. 1/4 cup caster sugar
  4. 1 1/2 cups milk
  5. 1 large egg
  6. 50g unsalted butter, melted
  7. Chocolate chips or chunks (optional)
  8. Fresh berries, whipped cream, or maple syrup for serving

Method:

  1. Prepare the Dry Ingredients: Begin by sifting the self-raising flour and cocoa powder into a large mixing bowl. This ensures that your pancakes will be lump-free and have an even chocolatey flavour. Add in the caster sugar and mix well.

  2. Wet Ingredients: In a separate bowl or jug, whisk together the milk, egg, and melted butter. Make sure everything is well combined.

  3. Combine: Create a well in the centre of the dry ingredients. Pour in the wet mixture, gradually stirring to ensure a smooth batter. If you fancy some extra chocolatey goodness, fold in some chocolate chips or chunks.

  4. Let it Rest: Allow the batter to sit for about 10 minutes. This gives the self-raising flour a chance to activate, making your pancakes even fluffier.

  5. Cooking Time: Preheat a non-stick pan over medium heat. You can use a bit of butter or cooking spray to prevent sticking, although if your pan is good, you might not need any. Pour a ladleful of batter into the pan for each pancake. Once bubbles form on the surface and the edges look set, flip the pancake over. Cook until both sides are a rich, brown colour.

  6. Serve: Stack your chocolate pancakes high on a plate. Serve with a sprinkle of fresh berries, a dollop of whipped cream, or a generous drizzle of maple syrup for an extra touch of sweetness.

Chocolate Pancakes – Tips and Tricks:

  • For those who are health-conscious, you can substitute the caster sugar with coconut sugar or honey, and use almond or oat milk in place of regular milk.

  • Want vegan chocolate pancakes? Use almond milk, a flax egg (1 tbsp flaxseed meal + 2.5 tbsp water), and ensure your chocolate chips are vegan.

  • Make mini pancakes for little ones or for a delightful high-tea treat!

Happy Eating!!!

Chocolate pancakes are not just a breakfast item; they’re a celebration on a plate. Whether it’s a special occasion or you’re simply looking to pamper yourself, this indulgent twist on the classic pancake is sure to satisfy.

Remember, a thoughtful gift can be something homemade too. So, the next time you’re thinking of a unique gift idea, consider whipping up a batch of these delightful chocolate pancakes or explore giftbasket.com.au for more sweet treats and surprises.

Happy cooking! 🍫πŸ₯žπŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί