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Hot Chocolate Pancakes

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook: 10 minutes

Tessa Arias

Hot Chocolate Pancakes feature rich chocolate buttermilk pancakes with a thick chocolate fudge topping and garnish with mini marshmallows. Perfect for Christmas morning!


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Make these for Christmas morning!! So delicious, and they take less than 30 minutes! We loved this Hot chocolate pancake recipe.

There’s so much that goes into the magic of Christmas morning.

Hot Chocolate Pancakes feature rich chocolate buttermilk pancakes with a thick chocolate fudge topping and garnish with mini marshmallows.

The anticipation, the pajamas, the food, the music, the presents, the Christmas tree, and of course, the sense of family and giving. As a kid, unwrapping the last present is sort of depressing. That means it’s almost all over.

But that also meant it was almost time for Christmas breakfast, which made the depressing fact that presents were done with that much easier to accept. Our family tradition was almost always cinnamon rolls. This year, however, I think I’ll be making these Hot Chocolate Pancakes! As a chocoholic, this recipe satisfies all my cravings instantly.

Hot Chocolate Pancakes feature rich chocolate buttermilk pancakes with a thick chocolate fudge topping and garnish with mini marshmallows.

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Recipe Rundown....

Taste: Ultra rich and chocolaty, just like hot cocoa should be!
Texture: The pancakes are thick and tender but the rich and creamy fudge topping with sticky pillowy marshmallows just takes it to a whole new level.
Ease: Super easy, takes less than 30 minutes!
Pros: Fun and festive breakfast treat.
Cons: Not an everyday breakfast.
Would I make this again? Absolutely!!

How to make Hot Chocolate Pancakes

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook: 10 minutes

Ingredients

For the fudge topping:

3/4 cup (128 grams) semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup heavy cream

For the pancakes:

1 cup (127 grams) all-purpose flour
1/4 cup (25 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 cup (66 grams) granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon fine salt
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 large egg
1 1/4 cups buttermilk or whole milk
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
Mini marshmallows, for garnish

Directions

Make the topping:

In a small microwave-safe bowl, microwave the chocolate chips and cream until melted. Stir until smooth. Set aside.

Make the pancakes:

In a large bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.

In a medium bowl whisk together the egg, buttermilk, and melted butter. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and gently stir until just combined. Do not overmix, it’s okay to have lumps. At this point the batter can rest, covered, for up to 30 minutes.

Heat an electric griddle to 350°F, or a large nonstick pan to medium heat. Coat with butter. Pour batter by 1/4 cup onto the hot pan, spacing apart. Cook until the edges are set and bubbles have formed on the top, about 2 to 3 minutes. Gently flip and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, or until done.

Keep cooked pancakes warm in the oven while you finish the batter and get ready to serve. Stack pancakes on plates and top with the fudge sauce and mini marshmallows.

About Tessa...

Tessa is a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. She loves to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. She's on a mission to make the world a more unapologetically DELICIOUS place. Tessa lives in Phoenix, Arizona.
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7 Responses to “Hot Chocolate Pancakes”

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    2pots2cook — December 1, 2016 at 3:35 am

    Very inviting idea ! Great bright photos ! Thank you !

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    Melinda — December 2, 2016 at 10:16 am

    If you have one, why not give those marshmallows a quick toasting with a crème brulee torch!? I’m definitely going to try this recipe out on my boys this year!

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      Tessa — December 3, 2016 at 9:45 am

      Absolutely! I try not to use mine in too many blog posts since I know most people don’t have one in their kitchen.

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    Miriam — December 9, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    If I wanted to make plain pancakes instead of the chocolate ones, how would the ingredients change for that? For example, the amount of butter

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    Connie — December 19, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    Want to try these for Christmas. Says serves 4 but does any one know about how many there are if about 4 inches?

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    Pamela — February 3, 2017 at 11:56 pm

    Oh my gosh! Looks damn delicious. Do you have a youtube channel? I can’t make it as tasty as you did.

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    ListElectronics — March 19, 2017 at 5:58 am

    It looks so delicious! I like them!

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