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Chocolate and Coconut Pancakes

Chocolate and Coconut Pancakes

I was never much of a pancake eater. If I had to choose any calorie laden breakfast it would be 2 Eggs Benedict, with a side of bacon topped with more bacon. And a plate of sausage. With syrup. Maybe some hash browns for some filler, and only if I had room. But pancakes always filled me up too fast and I could never fully enjoy being stuffed with greasy breakfast meats and runny eggs. So I always skipped them.

Of course, my husband had to suffer from my dislike of pancakes for years. I never made pancakes for him! I mean, it’s just a bunch of thick, doughy, chewy circles made with flour, butter and eggs, right? Why eat that when you can eat a plate of eggs?

I lifted my pancake ban this past Saturday morning. I’ve been trying to clear out my pantry of unused ingredients – coconut flakes, chocolate chips, flour, sugar. So….pancakes I made. The Soupbelly way.

And I actually liked them. A LOT. The toasted coconut flakes plus and melted chocolate combination made this more like a dessert than breakfast. You must try them immediately. On top of all the chocolate and coconut pancakes, I made one giant chocolate, coconut and blueberry pancake for my hubby, which is the image above.

Try that combo. if you feel adventurous…

Chocolate and Coconut Pancakes (makes approx. 16 pancakes)

printable recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 3 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 Tbsp. melted butter
  • coconut flakes
  • chocolate chips
  • *blueberries if you’re feelin’ adventurous

Directions:

1) Sift together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs and milk. Combine the two bowls of ingredients together, blend with melted butter. If the batter is too thick to pour, add 1/4 cup more milk. Whisk until lumps disappear.

2) Heat a greased griddle on medium heat. Pour about 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake. Add coconut flakes and chocolate chips onto each pancake, and cook until bubbles appear. Flip pancake over, cook until golden brown on both sides and coconut is toasted.

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Sift together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs and milk.

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Combine the two bowls of ingredients together, blend with melted butter. If the batter is too thick to pour, add 1/4 cup more milk.

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Whisk until lumps disappear.

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Heat a greased griddle on medium heat. Pour about 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake. Add coconut flakes and chocolate chips onto each pancake, and cook until bubbles appear and edges turn dry. Flip pancake over, cook until golden brown on both sides and coconut is toasted.

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Serve with maple syrup.

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Even though it’s nearly 11:00pm right now…I might eat the last 2 pancakes leftover from yesterday morning. They were THAT GOOD. Trust me. I don’t even like pancakes.

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Shown above is the monster blueberry, chocolate and coconut pancake. That one didn’t last long.

I’ll be on the treadmill tomorrow morning.



12 thoughts on “Chocolate and Coconut Pancakes”

  • hand me over some of that pancakes candy 🙂 sound perfect for my breakfast tomorw. i vud love to try with blueberries and with some nuts!

  • Nora – I was thinking about adding nuts to it, but I couldn’t decide which kinds of nuts. Try them and let me know how they turn out!

  • I will have to make these one days and substitute the regular cow milk with coconut milk and see what happens. And I would not add the nuts unless they would be toasted first.
    As always, Candy, your dish is just amazing.
    And the pictures mouthwatering.
    I was reading the about me and contact me and all that stuff the other day (I did read it before, but just felt like browsing more) and you said you would be willing to try a recipe if any of your (beloved) readers is kindly going to ask you (like I am now).
    Sou would you please like to try my Snow Flake Cake recipe?
    Thanks Candy – you’re a sweet(ie)

  • I’m going to have to treadmill just by looking at those pictures. I’m a pancake FAH-REAK and have two recipes I always use, but I’m definitely giving these a go.

  • Yum – your pancakes look super good. I do like pancakes, but these look better than usual. The cool weather has me craving warm breakfast food… I’m thinking these pancakes may make an appearance this weekend at my house! 🙂

  • I have to do the same thing you did and go through my pantry, which is in a disastrous state. And I should probably do the same in the fridge. And the freezer. And the rest of the house. I hope to find something good to make like you did…

  • Catalina – The coconut milk sounds like a great idea. I never thought of that. Also, I would love to try making a Snow Flake cake! Of course, this’ll be interesting…since it’s the first time I’ve heard of it. But I’m always pleasantly surprised with suggestions…

    Hummingbird – Thank you!

    April – I never made it onto the treadmill at the gym. All my excuses were blocking the doorway 😛

    Christiane – Thank you!

    Jen – When the weather gets colder I always want to make things like this…full of carbs and such. It sure hits the spot.

    Chiara – I’m still cleaning out my pantry and freezer. Fridge is almost completely cleared out except for the condiments. Well, the ones that haven’t expired yet…

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