These rich and delicious easy chocolate pancakes are so simple that you can whip them up, and mix up a special moment for your family any day of the week!
Sometimes life gets so busy and mornings are hectic and crazy. While my FLUFFY PANCAKE RECIPE is my go to recipe, let’s shake things up! It’s fun to throw things for a loop and do something totally unexpected, like having easy chocolate pancakes for breakfast.
My friends at The J.M. Smucker Company asked me to share ways that I like to mix up a moment with my family and turn an ordinary moment into something special. Let me tell you, kids think chocolate pancakes are pretty darn special!
These pancakes can really qualify as a dessert, but they are perfect for a morning when you really want everyone to have a sweet day. They are made with Pillsbury Cake Mix, which is so easy to pick up at my local Walmart.
And that delicious chocolate syrup on top? That’s actually Pillsbury Frosting, heated up in the microwave! So simple!
With just a few ingredients, these are made like you normally make pancakes. While I made them chocolate, you can really go with any cake mix flavor. I think Funfetti would be pretty spectacular for a birthday morning.
Let’s make some pancakes, shall we?
As I said, these are very similar to making pancakes the way you normally do, but with cake mix! Cake mix, flour, eggs, oil, baking powder, salt and some milk. Easy peasy! You can have the kids help you mix up a moment, or you can surprise them (which works best with my sleepyheads). Breakfast will become it’s own special moment for sure.
I like to use a large cookie scoop or an ice cream scoop to scoop my pancake batter.
Note to self, the next time I’m at Walmart I really need to pick up a new griddle! It’s one of those things I forget that we need until I go to make pancakes. But a good old pan works just as well.
These are so good, you can easily serve them just as they are. Or maybe with a sprinkle of powdered sugar.
But I’m fond of some heated chocolate frosting drizzled over the top.
Add some whip cream and fresh fruit and you’ve really mixed up a special moment!
These are spectacular. Such a fun way to start a special day, or turn an ordinary day into an extraordinary one. We are all so busy, and our kids are so busy with school and activities, that sometimes it’s nice to slow down, at least for a few minutes in the morning before the craziness of the day sets in, and spend some special time together. You can really make that time special with these delicious pancakes made with Pillsbury. Trust me, your kids will talk about having chocolate pancakes for a long time to come!
Grab a fork and dig in!
Easy Chocolate Pancake Recipe
Easy Chocolate Pancakes
- 1 box Pillsbury Chocolate Cake Mix
- 1 cup and 1/3 all purpose flour
- Pinch of salt
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/3 cup oil
- 3 eggs
- 2 1/2 cups milk
- Optional: Pillsbury Frosting to garnish pancakes
- In a large bowl, combine cake mix, flour, baking powder and salt. Mix well. Pour in oil, milk and eggs and stir until just combined, do not over mix.
- Coat a griddle or pan with a light coating of cooking oil or non-stick spray. Heat to medium. Scoop pancake batter onto the pan and cook until pancake starts to bubble up and appear done on the sides. Flip and cook remaining side. Repeat with remaining batter. Serve warm or store leftovers in refrigerator.
- If desired heat Pillsbury Frosting in microwave in a microwave safe container for approximately 20-30 seconds, or until a syrup like consistency is reached. Drizzle over pancakes when serving.
Nutrition information is estimated as a courtesy. If using for medical purposes, please verify information using your own nutritional calculator. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Check back next week to see how I’m going to Mix Up A Moment with Pillsbury Brownie Mix!
Make sure to grab some Pillsbury Cake Mixes and Frostings the next time you are at Walmart. You can make these delicious pancakes, try my Lemon Lime Bundt Cake or try my tips for the best box brownies ever! Make sure to grab a coupon and save on your Pillsbury products! You can find even more delicious ways to Mix Up A Moment with your family here! #MixUpAMoment
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The J.M. Smucker Company. The opinions and text are all mine.