Chocolate pancakes

Start your morning with these indulgent chocolate pancakes. Top with cream and berries, if you like – they're also great for dessert

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:20 mins
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 254
  • fat 18g
  • saturates 11g
  • carbs 19g
  • sugars 7g
  • fibre 2g
  • protein 5g
  • salt 0.3g

Ingredients

  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 50g cocoa powder, sieved
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 400ml whole milk
  • 100g dark chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 50g unsalted butter, cubed
  • 300ml double cream
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste
  • mixed berries (optional)
  • maple syrup (optional)

Method

  1. Tip the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and sugar into a large bowl with a small pinch of salt. Add the eggs and whisk until smooth. Gradually whisk in the milk until you have a smooth batter, then mix in the chocolate chips.

  2. Heat a splash of the oil and a little of the butter in a non-stick frying pan until sizzling. Cook the pancakes, using 2 tbsp batter for each, for 2 mins until bubbles start to form on the surface. Flip and cook for 2 mins more (you'll need to do this in batches). Keep the pancakes warm in a low oven while you cook. 

  3. To serve, whip the cream with the icing sugar and vanilla until thick. Top the pancakes with the whipped cream, berries and maple syrup, if using.