Double Chocolate Pancakes
These Double Chocolate Pancakes are the ultimate indulgence – perfect Pancake day!
- 150 g (1 ¼ cup) self raising flour
- 60 g (¼ cup) light brown sugar or caster sugar
- 4 tbsp cocoa powder
- ¼ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp salt
- 160 ml ( ⅔ cup) whole milk
- 1 large egg
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter melted
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- grapeseed oil to fry or a mix of oil and butter
- icing sugar to dust optional
Chocolate sauce (optional)
- 100 ml (scant ½ cup) whipping cream
- 80 g (½ cup) dark chocolate chips
- warm milk as needed, if sauce needs thinning
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1-2 tbsp runny honey or golden syrup
- fresh fruit like bananas or berries
- maple syrup to drizzle
Make the chocolate sauce
Make the chocolate sauce. Put the chocolate in a bowl. Heat the whipping cream, cocoa powder and honey until bubbles form around the edge of the pot.
Pour over the chocolate and then stir until smooth. If the sauce is a little too thick for pouring, you can thin it by stirring in a little warm milk. Set aside - you might need to warm in a microwave for few seconds before using.
Make the pancakes
Sift the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, cinnamon and salt into a large bowl.
Mix the egg and milk in a measuring jug and add to the bowl. Mix together with a balloon whisk.
Stir in the melted butter until the pancake mix smooth and glossy.
Heat a tablespoon of grapeseed oil in a large, non-stick pan.
Lower the heat to medium and add a heaped tablespoon of batter per pancake. Spread with the back of a spoon so that each pancake is smooth and even.
Cook for 2-3 minutes, until bubbles start to form on the surface. Carefully flip and cook for a couple more minutes.
Continue until you use all the batter, adding a little more oil between pancake batches.
Drizzle the pancakes with maple syrup or chocolate sauce and serve with fresh fruit and nuts or your choice of toppings.
Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 65mg | Potassium: 88mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 222IU | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg