Chocolate Pancakes

Start your morning with these indulgent chocolate pancakes. Top with cream and berries, if you like – they’re also great for dessert.

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Difficulty: Easy
Serves: 4-6 (Makes 16 pancakes)


225g self-raising flour
50g cocoa powder, sieved
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp caster sugar
2 large eggs
400ml whole milk
100g dark chocolate chips
1 tbsp vegetable oil
50g unsalted butter, cubed
To serve
300ml double cream
2 tbsp icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla paste
mixed berries (optional)
maple syrup (optional)


  1. Tip the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and sugar into a large bowl with a small pinch of salt. Add the eggs and whisk until smooth. Gradually whisk in the milk until you have a smooth batter, then mix in the chocolate chips.
  2. Heat a splash of the oil and a little of the butter in a non-stick frying pan until sizzling. Cook the pancakes, using 2 tbsp batter for each, for 2 mins until bubbles start to form on the surface. Flip and cook for 2 mins more (you’ll need to do this in batches). Keep the pancakes warm in a low oven while you cook. 
  3. To serve, whip the cream with the icing sugar and vanilla until thick. Top the pancakes with the whipped cream, berries and maple syrup, if using.

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