Healthy Chocolate Pancakes Recipe

Mon, Jan 29th 2018

Beeta Hashempour

2 mins read

Healthy Chocolate Pancakes stacked on a plate with fresh raspberries

Valentine’s Day isn’t just about celebrating the love between you and your partner. It’s also a chance to show your kids just how much you love them as well! Why not spoil the little ones by making them a festive breakfast treat like these healthy chocolate pancakes?

These pancakes are made with whole wheat flour and natural sweeteners to make sure the kids are getting a yummy, yet equally wholesome start to their day. Even better, the kids can join in on this sweet activity!

Ask your little helpers to decorate these healthy chocolate pancakes. Give the kids strawberry slices or raspberries to create heart shapes on top of the pancakes. A finishing drizzle of melted chocolate is all they need to go crazy over this Valentine’s Day breakfast.

Healthy Chocolate Pancakes Recipe

serves 14

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 ¼ cups low-fat milk (or almond/soy milk)
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • Sliced fresh strawberries or fresh raspberries, to garnish
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted and drizzled on top (optional)
  • Mini chocolate chips, (optional – see note)

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; temporarily set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk the milk, maple syrup, eggs, and vanilla together until blended well.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the bowl of dry ingredients, then use a rubber spatula to gently stir everything together just until combined. Try not to overmix the batter.
  4. Warm a non-stick pan over medium heat until hot. Use a ladle or measuring cup to scoop about ¼ cup of batter into the pan. Cook until the edges are set and the batter begins bubbling all throughout the top.
  5. Use a sharp-edged spatula to gently lift and flip the pancake. Cook the other side for another 30 seconds or so, until the pancake is set.
  6. Arrange strawberry slices or raspberries in a heart shape on top of the pancakes, then drizzle melted chocolate all over.

Notes: You can also stir in ¾ cup of mini chocolate chips into the pancake batter as well for extra chocolate flavor. Simply stir the mini chocolate chips in at the end.

Recipe adapted from FamilyFoodontheTable.com

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Beeta Hashempour

Born and raised in Southern California, Beeta has embraced a healthy lifestyle focused on farm-to-table cooking, natural products, and wellness routines. When she’s not writing up recipes or discussing the latest trends, Beeta enjoys spending time trying new restaurants, traveling with family and friends, and cuddling on the sofa with her little pup.

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