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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.)


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.


(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 butter then sprinkled on chopped pecans and shredded coconut.


(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…

Published on July 6, 2009

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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. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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! 🙂


  5. 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!

  6. Erin says

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

  7. Kiki says

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

  8. 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!

  9. Marianne says

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

  10. theskinnyplate says

    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.

  11. 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 !

  12. 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!

  13. 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!

  14. 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!

  15. 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).

  16. Meghan Telpner says

    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.

  17. 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? 😀

  18. 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!

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