hot chocolate pancakes
’tis the season for all things hot chocolate
hot chocolate pancakes
Breakfast is easily my favorite meal, and I’m sure the kids agree.
While Stella would happily eat cereal or oatmeal every day, Charlie prefers a hot meal like eggs or pancakes. I almost always have homemade muffin and pancake mix in the pantry, so we do try to have a good hot breakfast even on busy school mornings, but cereal does enter the picture from time to time.
When the kids have school break, we LOVE getting creative.
Crepes are hands down our favorite, but pancakes can be fun too. Last year for Stella’s birthday I made her sugar cookie snowflake pancakes using International Delight Frosted Sugar Cookie creamer. They were a huge hit, and made a very special birthday breakfast.
This year Stella is turning 13! Another teenager in the house, god help me. She loved the cookie pancakes, but her true love is chocolate (that and her terrier Finn) and the more the better.
So for her 13th birthday breakfast she will be enjoying hot chocolate pancakes, complete with mini chocolate chips and mini marshmallows, because you simply cannot have hot cocoa without the marshmallows.
Hot chocolate pancakes are pretty straight forward, simply replacing the milk I would normally add with International Delight Milk Hot Chocolate. I used less sugar than I usually do, because I knew I would be adding chocolate chips and mini marshmallows. You could get totally crazy and add whipped cream and chocolate sauce too. Nothing like a good sugar coma first thing in the morning right?
For a fun winter inspired breakfast, it doesn’t get better than hot chocolate in pancake form.
- 1 cup flour
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 Tbsp butter, melted
- 1 cup International Delight Milk Hot Chocolate
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- mini chocolate chips,mini marshmallows, whipped cream, chocolate sauce - for toppings
- sift together the flour baking powder, sugar, and salt
- whisk the butter, hot chocolate, vanilla, and egg
- pour the wet ingredient over the dry, and whisk just until combined
- heat your skillet or griddle over medium heat
- pour batter using 1/3 cup
- once bubbles form on the surface, and the edges begin to firm up, flip, cooking util the underside is golden brown
- serve with your choice of toppings
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