Cocoa Pancakes From Scratch

cocoa pancakes

You're probably thinking that pancakes for breakfast are as decadent as it gets, but then you would be incorrect. Check out this recipe for Cocoa Pancakes. It's a tweak on classic homemade pancakes with the addition of just a bit of baking cocoa powder. The best thing about these babies is that they pair perfectly with lots of ingredients -- orange slices and powered sugar (try adding fresh-squeezed OJ to the batter!), fresh summer berries, or even banana slices and caramel sauce. For a special morning treat, these pancakes can't be beat.


Cocoa Pancakes


  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3 tbsp baking cocoa
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted


1. Whisk flour, cocoa, baking powder, sugar, and salt in bowl.

2. In separate bowl, whisk egg, vanilla extract, milk, and butter.

3. Make a well in the flour mixture, and add the milk mixture gradually. Stir gently to form a batter.

4. Heat non-stick skillet or griddle over medium-high heat. Lightly grease bottom of pan with oil. Drop batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto skillet. Cook pancakes until golden brown and cooked through, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to plates. Repeat with remaining batter.


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