Looking for the perfect Valentine's Day breakfast recipe? These chocolate chocolate chip pancakes are decadent, yet light and fluffy -- ideal for celebrating special mornings, or any morning!
Oh, chocolate. I love you so. I also love my husband so. If I had to choose between the two... well, thank goodness I never will because the day is coming where I get to celebrate both loves!
I know, it's so cliche: chocolate on Valentine's Day. There's a reason for it, of course. Chocolate and love go hand in hand. Chocolate is sweet and rich, and a bit of an indulgence. It's a special treat, and always makes special occasions even more fun to celebrate.
What makes these Chocolate Chocolate Chip Pancakes so special?
Although I am not a fan of overly commercialized holidays, I don't mind taking advantage of any opportunity to whip up some food made from love for the loves of my life.
My husband and I go out on quite a few date nights, so for this Valentine's Day, we're opting to stay in with the kids. If you have time for breakfast in bed this Valentine's Day, or even if you would like to surprise your loved one with a special treat the weekend after Valentine's Day, these Chocolate Chocolate Chip Pancakes will surely send the right loving message.
They are decadent (double chocolate!) yet light and fluffy. Just as pancakes should be.
Tools and Equipment
Here's what you'll need to make these chocolatey pancakes:
- All purpose flour
- Baking powder
- Nonfat or 1% milk
- Chocolate chips
How to make Chocolate Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Creating these light yet decadent breakfast treats is a snap.
- First, whisk together all of the dry ingredients.
- Then blend in butter and an egg, and add the chocolate chips
- In a skillet over medium heat, add a pat of butter and coat the pan
- Pour a spoonful of pancake batter into the pan (if you have a stove with a griddle, you can use that instead)
- When the batter starts to bubble, flip and cook the other side
- Repeat with remaining batter, coating the skillet with more butter as necessary
As you mix it, the batter should be thin enough that it doesn't stick to a spoon or whisk but not too watery. Pour it into the pan until it's about ¼ inch thick.
Resting the batter for about 10 minutes can help it rise and cook more evenly, as it gives the milk time to dissolve any lumps that be remaining in the flour.
You can help limit melting by chilling the chips in the refrigerator before adding them to the batter. You can also use dark chocolate as it has a higher melting point about 5 degrees higher than milk chocolate or semi-sweet.
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- In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder, and salt until well mixed.
- Add milk, butter, and egg, and mix well until mixture is well blended.
- Stir in chocolate chips.
- Heat a skillet over medium heat until warm. Drop a pat of butter into pan and coat the pan.
- Pour pancake batter slowly onto griddle, allowing batter to form small-to-medium-size circles (whatever size you prefer).
- Wait until batter becomes bubbly before flipping over to the other side. Try to flip pancakes just once.
- Repeat with remaining batter. Coat skillet with more butter in between batches as needed.
Nutrition information is a general estimate. Actual nutrition details may vary depending on the exact foods & brands you use to make this recipe. It does not take into account any substitutions, toppings, or optional ingredients.