It’s Sunday again and I am debating whether to get up and make breakfast, or keep lounging in bed. We’ve been blessed with a child who is a late sleeper on the weekends. She crawls into bed and the three of us can keep snoozing until 10am. It is late though, I should probably get up. We said we were making pancakes. As we were heading for the kitchen, Kristen thought it would be a good idea to try chocolate pancakes. I don’t know where she got the idea from, we’ve never made chocolate pancakes at home. I was a little reluctant at first. Really? chocolate pancakes, with honey on them? It sounded like something only a child would like. But…. ok. Chocolate pancakes it is.
I started browsing for recipes. Some of them had too much sugar, and too little cocoa. Some called for melted chocolate…too sweet! I read this recipe and it seemed perfect. This recipe had a chocolate sauce to pour over them. It had cream and chocolate in it. No.
But all the photographs looked to pretty with the chocolate sauce drizzled on top! And I wanted you guys to see pretty photos, so I thought maybe if I made a semi sweet chocolate honey type of sauce, it would be Ok.
You need to make this recipe this weekend, so go out and get all the ingredients. I really, really mean it. I can’t explain how great these pancakes are! Since they are made with unsweetened cocoa powder, they are not oversweet. They taste like a rich semi sweet chocolate cake. As for the sauce, same thing. I added unsweetened cocoa powder so it was just chocolatey. We kept pouring it as we ate our pancakes. Make sure you get strawberries and whipped cream, too.
I did not use the melted butter in the recipe, because sometimes I feel like having a denser texture on my pancakes. I don’t like it when they come out too fluffy. But that’s just my personal preference. If you prefer a fluffier, more cake-like texture then please add the butter. Also, we’re using natural cocoa here so don’t skip on the baking soda. We need it because there is a reaction between this type of cocoa with the baking soda, which tempers its acidity.
Treat yourself and your family, and let us know what you think about this recipe!