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Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Peanut Butter Syrup

This recipe is one that is not destined to be included in any healthy cooking cookbook, but it might win you a “best mom” award for tastiest breakfast recipe!   These chocolate chip pancakes are loaded with chocolate chips and white chocolate chips and then coated in a chocolate sauce as well as a peanut butter sauce. This is 30 minute meals at their tastiest!

Peanut butter chocolate chip pancakes

Starting off your day with perfect pancakes is a foodies dream!

The pancakes are more of a dessert than a breakfast item.  (after all, you don’t want the worst parent award, now do you?)  But I’ll let you choose when to serve them.

You will need a three part process.  First make the two sauces and set them aside and then start with the pancakes.  I like to keep a very low oven going (about 200ºF so that I can keep the pancakes warm if I am making them for a big crowd.)

Cut into these beauties and say bye bye to your diet…at least for the time being. These are decadent, rich and so delicious!

Chocolate chip pancakes with peanut butter and chocolate topping - a real diet buster!

Yield: 8

Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Peanut Butter Syrup

Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Peanut Butter Syrup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup milk (I used skim milk - anything to cut down the calories on this monster will help!)
  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp Kosher salt
  • 2 eggs (I use free range)
  • 3 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 ounces of white chocolate chips
  • Butter, for cooking
  • For the chocolate sauce:
  • 2/3 cup of unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 2/3 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup of water
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

For the peanut butter sauce:

  • 1 cup 100% pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter

Instructions

  • For the peanut butter syrup: heat the peanut butter in the microwave for 30 seconds. Add the maple syrup and gently whisk to combine. Heat in the microwave for another 30 seconds, whisk, and then set aside.
  • For the chocolate syrup: In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the cocoa, sugar and water. Bring to a boil and let boil 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Set aside.
  • For the pancakes: In a small saucepan, combine the butter and milk. Cook over a low heat just until warm and the butter is melted. Let cool slightly. In a bowl, Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl and whisk well.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs with a fork. Stir in the milk mixture, then the dry ingredients and mix just until barely blended. Fold the chocolate chips and white chocolate chips and mix until combined.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add about 1 tsp of the butter and melt until bubbly. Place a scoop of the batter for each pancake onto the hot surface and cook until bubbly on the top and golden brown on the bottom. Turn and cook until golden brown on the other side, about 30 seconds more. Repeat until all the batter is used up.
  • Spoon over some of the chocolate syrup and then drizzle with the peanut butter sauce. Serve warm and enjoy!
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