Triple chocolate pancakes are delicious. Is this a surprise to anyone? Probably not. Unfortunately, this is the first time I have actually made (and possible ever eaten) triple chocolate pancakes. While chocolate chip pancakes are definitely pretty standard, triple chocolate is less so. So, when my boyfriend suggested we make chocolate chip pancakes, I felt pretty original (and excited) when I one-upped him with suggesting a triple chocolate version.
This is not the first time I have experimented with a triple chocolate treat. I have become a really big fan of combining dark chocolate, which obviously becomes melty and gooey with cocoa nibs which don’t melt and give a bit of a bitter crunch that cuts through what could easily become an overly sweet pancake. The cocoa powder ensures that the pancakes are dark and chocolatey through and through. It’s that simple!
As always, these pancakes aren’t too sweet on their own, so they are good with some maple syrup. As a side note, I implore everyone to make sure to warm up your maple syrup before pouring it over your pancakes. There’s nothing worse than cold maple syrup on hot pancakes. Just saying. On a second side note, the one thing that may be worse than cold maple syrup is raw pancake batter. I decided to taste it this time around since it looked so much like cake or brownie batter, but I assure you it is disgusting. The raw baking powder taste is horrible. I almost thought that I had somehow ruined the pancakes but now I know it is completely normal for raw pancake batter to be gross. Don’t eat it. Trust me.
The puddles of dark chocolate make this taste like a total special occasion and the cocoa nibs are a lovely texture. I liked sprinkling some extra ones over the top of the pancake to make sure there was some crunch in every bite. These pancakes require to be eaten with a cold glass of milk. You can even dunk your pancake bites into the cold milk. Yum.
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cocoa powder, cocoa nibs and chocolate.
In a small bowl mix together milk, egg and butter.
Mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients
Heat up a large pan over medium-high heat and melt some butter in the pan.
Using a 1/3 cup measurement, scoop pancake batter into the pan.
Flip pancakes when you start seeing bubbles and the side touching the pan is set (about 2-3 minutes).
Cook for an additional 2 minutes.
Serve with warmed maple syrup, some chocolate shaving, and cocoa nibs.
Triple Chocolate Pancakes was last modified: April 15, 2015 by