• chocolate chip pancakes with chocolate butter glaze

    filed under: Pancakes + Waffles on May 3, 2014

    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?



    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.


    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


        • 3 c all-purpose flour, stirred or sifted before measuring
        • 2 tbsp. baking powder
        • 1/2 c granulated sugar
        • 1 tsp. salt
        • 3 large eggs
        • 2 c milk
        • 1/4 c melted butter
        • 1/4 c mini chocolate chips

        Chocolate Glaze

        • 1/4 c butter
        • 1 tbsp. mini chocolate chips
        • 2 tbsp. confectioners sugar


        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.

        Chocolate Glaze

        1. Melt butter in microwave safe container, a small bowl works well.
        2. Immediately after melting butter, add in mini chocolate chips and stir until mostly melted.
        3. Add in sugar and stir until incorporated.
        4. Serve immediately. As the butter returns to room temperature the glaze will harden, simply re-heat to reach liquid again.

        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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        What’s not to love about this recipe? It looks so delicious!

        That glaze looks positively perfect! Love these!

        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.


        These pancakes look beautiful! I think I will request them for my bday brekkie! 🙂

        I am glad you posted these because they make me happy! The glaze sounds fabulous! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend, Amanda!

        These look absolutely wonderful! I can’t wait to try them! 🙂

        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!

        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….

        Can’t wait to try the chocolate glaze! I think you’re about as REAL as you can get, and that’s why I like you!

        how many pancakes does this recipe make ?

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