Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Pancakes

First and foremost, I want to say THANK YOU to everyone who entered my giveaway. It was so nice to see so many of you come out of the woodwork to respond.  I had no idea so many of you had made and loved my recipes.  It made my heart overflow again with love. I greatly appreciate your suggestions on which desserts to scale down next.  There was an overwhelming majority for coconut cream pie, angel food cake, pecan pie, and tiramisu.  I will get right to work on all of your requests!  I have to confess that I’ve tried making angel food cake many times, and each time, my cupcakes shrink once they come out of the oven.  Not pretty.  In the meantime, I’ve been living on Jessica’s version.

I also want to say that many of you requested recipes that I already have on the site.  So, please please please, check out my recipe index and your wish will be granted!  Even for something you might not normally consider a dessert: corn muffins, biscuits, or banana bread, I already scaled those down for y’all.  Enjoy!

And now, without further ado, I would like to announce the winner!

#39 is Tara W. Congratulations, Tara!  I sent you an email.  Respond quickly so I can get this to you before Valentine’s Day!

Ok, if you didn’t win, I think I have something to make you feel better.  These chocolate pancakes complete with chocolate chips, strawberry sauce, and extra chocolate sauce will put a smile on anyone’s face.

4.7 from 3 reviews
Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Pancakes
Makes 4 5" pancakes
For the strawberry sauce:
  • 6 ounces strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • chocolate syrup for drizzling (optional)
For the pancakes:
  • ¼ cup flour
  • ¼ cup whole wheat pastry flour*
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted plus extra for greasing pan
  • a handful chocolate chips (I used 24)
  1. Melt a small pat of butter on a griddle or non-stick skillet over low heat.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the strawberries and maple syrup over low heat. Cook for 8-9 minutes, or until the strawberries break down and a thick syrup forms.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together the flours, baking powder, cocoa powder, and brown or sugar. In another small bowl, whisk together the milk, vanilla, egg yolk, and melted butter.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir to combine lightly, but be careful not to overmix.
  5. Once the griddle or skillet is hot, use a ¼ cup measure to scoop out batter to make 4 pancakes. Sprinkle the chocolate chips evenly over all 4 pancakes. As soon as bubbles appear, flip the pancakes and continue cooking until browned and done. Serve with the strawberry sauce and chocolate syrup.
*Feel free to use ½ cup all-purpose flour instead of a blend of regular and whole wheat pastry flour.



  1. says

    I’m so gutted I missed your give away as part of my vague attempt to avoid sweets – BUT can I tell you anyway that I love your blog AND I made a version of your baked oatmeal with dried cherries and dark chocolate – it was AMAZING and I wish I had photographed it to blog about (with credit to you of course!). Sadly I was too greedy to wait.

    Your lemon poppyseed granola is CALLING to me!

  2. says

    MMMMM. Love how you used maple syrup for the strawberry sauce! Last time I had strawberry sauce on pancake/waffles was probably years ago at a denny’s/Ihop… and who knows what they put in there! Nothing real, I’m sure!

  3. says

    It never would have occurred to me to try to scale down Angel Food Cake. Maybe that’s because it is such a pain in the…well, you probably know…to make! (Love doing it though, I guess I’m either a masochist or I love the challenge) I will be interested to see what you come up with!

    (I’m really excited about a smaller version of coconut cream pie, though. I’m probably going to have to find myself one of those 4 inch pie plates before then, just for that purpose…or maybe you should just move out to the super-awesome-always-warm-whatareyoutalkingaboutcold Chicago so we can just be best friends and next door neighbors. Kthanks.)

    • says

      Hi Stephie,

      Your wish for coconut cream pie will be granted next week!! Stay tuned! :)

      I’ve never been to Chicago! I think my cowgirl boots & Texas drawl would embarrass you. Are you sure you want me there? ;)


  4. Lora @cakeduchess says

    Oh my goodness…my kids would love these right now for breakfast and I will surprise that you added some whole wheat pastry flour. I like to sneak some in to their breakfast. Yum!

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