My kids love having pancakes for breakfast, and I have to admit Hubby and I do too! I think I've mentioned this before, but I make a large batch of pancakes on the weekend, and I serve the leftovers to the kids during the week. This way, we don't have to rely on prepackaged food, and it saves a ton of time in the morning. I don't know about you, but our weekday mornings are always rushed! This weekend, we decided to change things up a bit, and my oldest baby and I made dark chocolate orange pancakes!
There's nothing complicated about this recipe; you just change the ingredients up a little bit to produce the classic flavor combination of dark chocolate and orange. By adding some cocoa powder and orange juice, you get an incredible new flavor! It also makes your kitchen smell heavenly.
Starbucks used to make these incredible Valencia orange mochas, and these pancakes tasted very similar--I loved those drinks! I don't know why we didn't think of trying these before. The hardest part about making these was keeping away from the chocolate chips while we waited for breakfast!
When it was time to serve breakfast, I dropped a handful of chocolate chips over each stack of pancakes. As the chips melted, they made their own chocolate syrup--yum. Of course, drizzling real maple syrup all over the top doesn't hurt either!
I don't think you ever have too much chocolate! What's your favorite breakfast?
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 cups orange juice
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (I use olive oil)
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips (we love Ghirardelli)
- 1 teaspoon dark cocoa powder
This makes a lot of pancakes, but you can halve the recipe or keep the extras to use during the week.
Combine the first six dry ingredients, and set them aside while you mix the wet ingredients together. Make sure to beat each egg well after adding them, and then add the wet ingredients to the dry mixture, and stir well.
Add the chocolate chips, and then add the cocoa powder. You can always add more chips, and you can also add some extra cocoa powder if you like darker pancakes. If you need to thin the mixture out, you can add a little bit more orange juice. Cook the pancakes as you normally would, and enjoy!
Thanks so much for stopping by. If you try these, let me know how you like them. Have an awesome day!