October 20, 2017

Hot chocolate pancakes #Choctoberfest

Disclosure: Imperial Sugar is a gold sponsor of #Choctoberfest and provided me with sugar. All opinions expressed are my own.

This is my last #Choctoberfest 2017 recipe, but it's a goodie! I hope you have been enjoying all the delicious chocolate recipes this week and that you remembered to enter the sweet giveaway (link at the bottom of the post). This recipe is for a sweet chocolaty breakfast treat for your family! Hot Chocolate Pancakes are lovely for the holidays, or Valentine's Day, or anytime you need a special breakfast for the chocolate lovers in your life. I feel like these pancakes require a side of bacon or breakfast sausages to contrast all the sweetness. They are also flexible -- you can tailor them to be like your favorite hot chocolate. I topped mine with mini marshmallows, powdered sugar, and real maple syrup. However, you can use hot fudge or chocolate sauce for extra chocolaty goodness, add a touch of cinnamon to the batter or sprinkled on top, or put some peppermint extract in the batter -- whatever you like in your hot chocolate.

This recipe will serve about 4 people. Thanks to Imperial Sugar for inspiring me to make some delicious chocolate treats this week! Check out other sweet seasonal recipes on Imperial Sugar's website.

Hot chocolate pancakes
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup baking cocoa powder
1/3 cup granulated sugar (I used Imperial brand)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled, plus more for cooking
1-1/4 cups buttermilk
mini marshmallows, for topping
powdered sugar, for topping (I used Imperial brand)
real maple syrup or chocolate sauce, for topping

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour though salt. In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg through buttermilk. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry until just combined.

Heat a griddle pan or large cast iron skillet over medium heat. Grease with butter. Pour the batter about 1/4 cup at a time cooking in batches. Flip the pancakes when they are golden and begin to bubble and cook on the second side until golden and cooked through.

Serve immediately with the toppings of your choice.


  1. I would love a stack for my 2nd breakfast! They look really good!

  2. Chocolate for breakfast is always a good thing :). These sound delicious!

  3. Oh my goodness, I want a huge stack of those for breakfast!

  4. I am coming over for breakfast whenever you are making these!! YUM!!! :) XOXO

  5. Who can resist pancakes? I certainly can't! And chocolate? A large stack, please. :-)

  6. I loved these the first time I saw them and I love them again.

  7. What an awesome, decadent breakfast!

  8. These are a breakfast I would totally wake up for...even on a sleep-in Saturday!!!

  9. oh wow hot chocolate pancakes??? Yes these sound incredible. I'm a chocoholic so I'm always looking for an excuse to eat chocolate for breakfast. I'm going to try these w' my GF flour mix and maybe thrown on some bananas. YUM! Thanks for sharing this recipe Amy!


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