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A German Chocolate Pancake Feast

I’ve blogged before about my dad’s penchant for making me pancakes.

And my own penchant for eating them in a very strange manner

Back to the subject.  This Fathers’ Day, I turned the tables: Instead of Daddy Dearestcooking me pancakes, I whipped some up for him.  But these weren’t just any old pancakes.  Nope, I decided to put on my extra-special chef’s hat thinking cap and have a little fun! (I didn’t have a real chef’s hat. Thank goodness for Photoshop.)

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Uh-oh… this could be dangerous.  What’s she going to create now?

German Chocolate Pancakes, that’s what!  In the end, it was between that and Pina Colada Pancakes.  But German Chocolate eventually won out because– let’s face it– chocolate always does.

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(Above, my Daddy’s German Chocolate feast, accompanied by fresh apple slices and pure maple syrup)

German Chocolate Pancakes

For the topping, I covered each pancake in Chocolate-Coconut Heaven, then sprinkled on chopped pecans and shredded coconut.

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(Smothered in maple syrup, the way all German Chocolate pancakes should be)

I used my own whole-wheat vegan pancake recipe, which is my go-to recipe for perfect pancakes. I also added some maple syrup to the batter.  My dad’s love of the stuff rivals Will Ferrel’s!

Buddy the Elf: “We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup!” :)

Someday, I’m going to have to do something about those Pina Colada pancakes.  They’re just begging to be made…

Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
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  1. Emily says:

    Those German chocolate pancakes look incredibly delicious. I’d love to take part in your pancake challenge. Hopefully I can dream up a recipe as creative as yours.

  2. brandi says:

    those pancakes look amazing! i’ll start thinking about pancakes :)

  3. A.Cook says:

    Wow those pancakes look SO good–I bet your dad was really pleased with them! I definitely want to join in the dessert pancake challenge…I’ve gotta do some brainstorming today!

  4. Anne K. says:

    Those pancakes look so decadent! I love that last picture 😀 I’ll start trying to come up with ideas :)

  5. Erin says:

    Oh my god those look good! How could I possible create something even more special than german chocolate pancakes?!

  6. Kiki says:

    Yum, chocolate anything is always the best! This sounds so fun, I’m going to brainstorm some pancake dessert ideas soon.

  7. German chocolate pancakes!!?! YES PLEASE! Those look just crazy delicious, yum!

  8. VeganWoman says:

    Oh wow! Those look extremely delicious. I LOVE the Chocolate Coconut sauce!

  9. Maria says:

    Ooooh those pancakes look so amazing, Katie! Can’t go wrong with chocolate and coconut ;). If I can think of something fabulous I will join you!

  10. I love german chocolate anything. Those are too good to be true.

  11. Marianne says:

    Mmmm, dessert pancakes. If I had any pancake making skills, I would so come up with some dessert pancakes wonders 😀

  12. JB says:

    this is why i love you. you make the most amazing stuff. those look incredible. and you’re too cute in your chef’s hat. i can’t get over it! i’ll try to partake in this challenge, but i’m not much of a pancake maker. so we’ll see. but i’m looking very forward to seeing pina colada pancakes! definitely make them! :)

    -JB
    http://cardiovegsular.wordpress.com

  13. I love pancakes too!

    Love the embelishments to the pancakes. Looks scrumptious!

  14. Sünne says:

    I’m from Germany AND I love chocolate so how could I possibly resist German Chocolate Pancakes????
    As for the challenge: If I can motivate myself to start a blog during the next two weeks I might participate. I’ll let you know!

  15. Sünne says:

    Oops, something seems to have gone wrong with my post …

  16. Your pancakes look and sound SOOOOOOOOO good! I’ll see if I can come up with a dessert pancake recipe… :)

  17. Oh no, this sounds almost too good to pass up! Hmm, time to put the chef’s hat on …

  18. Kate says:

    holy yum those look amazing…!

  19. Julie says:

    Very yummy those pancakes. I’m not sure I can get into the challenge in the next two weeks, but I’ll try to ! Promise !

  20. Erin says:

    Oh, my Katie. You are the queen of decadent and mouth watering breakfasts. I just made my mom blueberry pancakes for Mother’s Day (I’m even later than you!), but they were nothing compared to those beauties above. I’m putting on my thinking cap for a seriously delicious pancake recipe now!

  21. Shelby says:

    Oh. My. Gosh.

    Katie those are the most wonderful pancakes I’ve ever seen!!!

  22. Ahhh…. you are making me crave pancakes. Wonderful creation. I’ve recently had some awesome pancakes at the Original Pancake House. Their German Pancakes and Swedish pancakes are awesome. Never knew there were so many different varieties until I visited the Original Pancake House.

  23. Vaala says:

    Ooo, this sounds like fun! Do we have to eat them at dessert time or can we have dessert for, say, brunch?

  24. Christina says:

    Wow those pancakes look amazing! I’m definitely in for the challenge :) I already made s’mores french toast for Sarah’s challenge, I’ll need to think up something extra decadent for this one!

  25. Lauren says:

    HOLY PANCAKES! YUM!!!! :)

  26. april says:

    I better start thinking of something good!!

  27. MarathonVal says:

    OOOOoooo I love that challenge, but I accept it! I hope you will be sharing what your readers submit to you so that we can see not just the winner but ALL the yummy recipes!

  28. broccolihut says:

    I am SO in! If I win, can my prize be a stack of those luscious pancakes?

  29. Kasondra says:

    just wanted to say hi as a fellow blogger. i wanted to thank you for your blog. I’m trying to network in the blogging community. Please check out my blog sometime and feel free to ad me to your blogroll!! : ) have a memorable day!

  30. Kasondra says:

    also, i really enjoy your blog because i can relate to eating and still being skinny! i eat about 3500 cal a day! : )

  31. Those look so delicious!! I’m going to have to brainstorm on the recipe ideas!!

  32. Sal says:

    those pancakes looks gorgeous. i’m love the idea of this challenge, I might have to get thinking!!

  33. ttfn300 says:

    those sound absolutely delicious! i love me some pancakes :)

  34. Those pancakes look amazing! Do you really eat them all in a stack like that? I have wondered this before when pancakes are served in stacks. I have always spread mine out on a big plate to eat one at a time. One of those silly personal preference things.

  35. OMG! Those pancakes look amazing! They made my mouth water. German chocolate cake used to be my favorite before going gluten,egg, dairy etc. free.

  36. Katharina says:

    Ooo I know what I want to make.. Hopefully I have time!!! I’m going on vacation for a bit (no kitchen ahhh).

  37. ooohhhh girl…you are ON! i am already dreaming up concoctions…hmmm…

    happy tuesday dear :)

  38. mtbVegan says:

    I’ve got an idea an awesome pancake, now I just need the time. I’ll work on it though!

  39. Rika says:

    i already made these this morning but made the pancake batter chocolate!! because.. isnt that what a german chocolate cake is supposed to be like? 😀

  40. Sagan says:

    Great idea with the pancake recipes! Your German Chocolate Pancakes look really good.

  41. Diann says:

    Most decadent pancakes ever! IHOP will be stealing this recipe.

  42. Whit says:

    I am thinking dessert pancakes sound like a true winner? Thinking cap is going on PRONTO!

  43. Caroline says:

    Yum YUM! These look amazing :) smilinggreenmom (tweet me)

  44. devan newman says:

    coconut lime pancakes!!!
    And mocha pancakes!! .. uhm, esspresso and chocolate.. OH, WITH COCONUT.
    Almond biscotti pancakes
    cherry chocolate pancakes
    “hot chocolate” pancakes
    or smores cakes!

  45. specialkphd says:

    Okay, Okay! I am in! Let the games begin!
    Did you see my raw food bar giveaway?
    http://thespecialktreatment.wordpress.com/

  46. Danica says:

    Hey girlie – I made Blueberry Protein Pancakes with Fresh Blueberry Syrup…You can check them out here – not sure if this is where I enter :)

    http://danicasdaily.blogspot.com/2009/07/blueberry-protein-pancakes-with-fresh.html