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Brownie Batter Pancakes

Brownie Batter > Brownies

Just in case we didn’t make that clear with the Chocolate Brownie Batter Dip.

Now, another brownie recipe. What can I say? I like brownie batter!

brownie batter pancakes


That is a photo worthy of a chocolate-covered blog.

For the past few days, one of my friends has been staying with me while she waits to move into a new apartment. So basically, it’s been an ongoing slumber party. Thankfully, we both like to go to bed early now…when I’d have slumber parties in high school, no one ever went to bed! We’ve had movie nights, spa nights, gossip nights, and every night is chocolate night.

On the menu last night: Peanut Butter Frozen Hot Chocolate.

Yet both of us woke up craving chocolate again this morning. The only way to remedy this was to make a chocolate pancake feast.

chocolate pancakes



Brownie Batter Pancakes

(Makes 6-8 silver-dollar pancakes)

  • 1/4 cup spelt, white, or ap gf flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp dutch cocoa (You can sub regular cocoa, but I haven’t tried it in this recipe and therefore can’t personally vouch for the taste)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp sweetener of choice
  • 1/16 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp applesauce or oil (I use 1 tbsp oil and 1/2 tbsp applesauce, as I don’t like the taste of fat-free pancakes)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 4-5 tbsp milk of choice

Mix dry ingredients very well, then add wet. Make pancakes!

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Spinach pancakes???

For myself, I made Chocolate Spinach Pancakes.

But my friend told me she wouldn’t eat spinach for breakfast even for a hundred dollars, which is why I created the above “brownie batter” pancakes for her.  I was so tempted to sneak some of my chocolate-green powder into her pancakes and see if she’d notice. I’m a good friend, though, and so I refrained.

chocolate pancake

What were your favorite things to do at sleepovers?

I really miss the sleepovers I’d have in middle and high school! We’d stay up almost all night watching movies, doing makeovers, telling scary stories, and playing Truth or Dare. And we always ate junk food, like raw cookie dough. Too bad we didn’t know about Healthy Cookie Dough Dip.

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Published on August 9, 2011

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  1. Erin says

    I love your recipes! I have a 2 year old who has eaten most of your pancake recipes without hesitation! She is eating these brownie batter pancakes right now for dessert!
    I am so glad I found your blog with all these great recipes!!

  2. Sam says

    I, um, I’m actually super bad at making pancakes. So I used the batter made from this to make a brownie in a mug in the microwave. And it was absolutely delicious 😀 I’m sure pancakes made from this would be amazing too.

  3. Adrienne says

    I just made these this morning for myself my birthday breakfast. They were awesome! And such a perfect way to start my birthday. Thank you for this recipe!

  4. Tori says

    OMG Katie!!!! These were amazing!!!! I made them in a waffle maker, and eating chocolate waffles in the morning is heaven!!! The only problem was it stuck to the maker a lot, but that’s my fault.



  5. isidora says

    the pancakes look awesome, i want to make them this instant!! Because i’m on a diet I wonder does the 130 calories refer to each pancake or to all of them ?

  6. Erin says

    Hey, I made these this morning and they were delicious! The only problem was that they were very hard to flip, as they were extremely thin, so they ended up a little misshapen. Any way to fix this?



  7. Stacy says

    I tripled this recipe and made them for breakfast today for me and my kids. DELICIOUS!!!! I served with a dollop of vanilla yogurt and it really hit the spot. Thanks!



  8. Lisa says

    I don’t understand what I did wrong. I’m an experienced baker/cook and I followed the recipe but my batter was SUPER runny.

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