chocolate chip pancakes with chocolate butter glaze

I made a mini-resolution to myself.  Start getting real on my blog.

Which is weird because no one told me to stop being real, but I have been slowly morphing into “safe” mode.  Just get by.  Don’t ruffle feathers.  Not consciously mind you, I think it was a subconscious act of preservation.  Blogging ain’t for the weak ya’all.

Mini Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Cinnamon and Chocolate Butter Glaze! #pancakes #chocolate #breakfast

So I normally wouldn’t post this recipe.  It’s just too… indulgent.  Too weird.  I mean… chocolate buttery sugary GLAZE poured over chocolate pancakes?

Insanity.

Mini Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Cinnamon and Chocolate Butter Glaze! #pancakes #chocolate #breakfast

 

But my all time favorite way to eat pancakes is with butter.  Lots and lots of butter.  Syrup I can give or take… but butter is a must.

So, I melted some butter.  Added some chocolate chips.  Then some sugar.

And it was sweet and fabulous.  But I needed a hint of bitter in there, to heighten the sweetness of the glaze even more, so I added raspberries.

Perfection.

Mini Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Cinnamon and Chocolate Butter Glaze! #pancakes #chocolate #breakfast

 

I have not specified the fruit in this recipe at all, but I highly recommend adding something with a bit of acidity in it, or at the very least a fruit with a little tang.  Oranges would be ah-mazing, lemon, some apples, some blueberries or blackberries.  You can really (and you really should) test to your hearts content.

Mini Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Cinnamon and Chocolate Butter Glaze! #pancakes #chocolate #breakfast

chocolate chip pancakes with chocolate butter glaze

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, stirred or sifted before measuring
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/4-1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • Chocolate Glaze
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon mini chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners sugar

Instructions

  1. Sift together flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. (Do not skip this step! You do not want lumpy pancakes.)
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk; add to flour mixture, stirring only until smooth.
  3. Add in melted butter. If the batter seems too thick to pour, add a little more milk.
  4. Lastly, add in mini chocolate chips. I prefer less, but you can add as many as you prefer.
  5. Cook on a hot griddle (about 300 degrees).
  6. Recipe serves 8.
  7. Chocolate Glaze
  8. Melt butter in microwave safe container, a small bowl works well.
  9. Immediately after melting butter, add in mini chocolate chips and stir until mostly melted.
  10. Add in sugar and stir until incorporated.
  11. Serve immediately. As the butter returns to room temperature the glaze will harden, simply re-heat to reach liquid again.
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Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Chocolatey Butter Glaze and Raspberries! #breakfast #pancakes #chocolate #bestpancakes

 

I prefer my chocolate chip pancakes to have less chocolate chips.  Sounds weird, but I love pancakes so much, I like to be able to taste them!  When you have too many chocolate chips the only thing you can taste is chocolate.  (I know, I know, it’s like I have lost my mind.)

The glaze for these pancakes is really, really focused on the butter flavor.  There is that hint of chocolate and sweet, but (as I mentioned above) really wanted to make sure the buttery deliciousness I crave was dominant.  If you wanted to use syrup instead that would work great too!

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  1. Jane says

    I like how you take risks. Keep it up and quit listening to the nay-sayers.

    Breakfast pancakes tomorrow will definitely have this butter-chocolate glaze on them.

    Thanks.

  2. says

    They are beautiful looking! I too am one of the few that prefers my chocolate in smaller doses (I like to use mini chocolate chips in place of the regular sized ones) in many cases…and butter is a HUGE must for a pancake o French toast. I am obsessed with food photography right now as I dabble in it as a new blogger – I love love the pics!

  3. Rommy says

    Today is the second time I make them! This time all I had were reg size chocolate chips, they worked out just fine. These are the fluffiest pancakes I’ve made. I have yet to make the chocolate sauce. We eat these with fresh sliced strawberries on top & a dollop of whipped cream. No syrup, needed. What’s not to like…pancakes, chocolate, strawberries, & whipped cream….

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