So my blog turned two and I turned 42 over a week ago now. My birthday and my blog’s birthday happen to share the date with National Pancake Day (9/26). So I had grand plans to share on that date with you a recipe for apple pie pancakes with bacon maple syrup. Sounds fabulous, right? Except it wasn’t. It was one of my more grand recipe fails in a while. Meaning I’d spent a lot of time fixing my very own birthday dinner with disastrous results. Obviously, many worse things happen, but at the time I was throwing a big ‘ol pity party.
Luckily Bakerella came to the rescue with these double chocolate pancakes that I felt were just begging to be turned into a dessert. A brownie sundae to be exact. So what’s the advantage to a stack of dark chocolate, brownie-like pancakes over regular, standard brownies, you might be wondering?
A. They are ready much quicker… served warm, with melty chocolate chips right off the griddle.
B. They have a fun factor that my kids especially found fantastic.
C. I get bored easily. Sometimes it’s good to change things up.
D. Just look at the melty chocolate chips!
- 1 1/3 c. flour
- 3 T. dark chocolate cocoa powder
- 2 t. baking powder
- 1/4 c. sugar
- 1/4 t. salt
- 3 T. unsalted butter, melted
- 1 t. vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 c. milk
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 c. mini chocolate chips (I used Ghirardelli brand)
- vanilla ice cream
- chocolate sauce
- whipped cream
- maraschino cherries
- Preheat a non-stick, electric griddle to 400 degrees.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients, flour through salt.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, vanilla and melted butter.
- Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture. Stir together with a wooden spoon or spatula until no flour streaks remain. Stir in the mini chocolate chips.
- Make small pancakes by dropping 1 1/2 tablespoons of batter for each pancake onto the heated griddle. Cook until bubbles form. Flip and cook for about 2 minutes more.
- Serve pancake stacks warm topped with vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup, whipped cream and cherries.