Friday, March 5, 2010

Cocoa Buttermilk Pancakes

Funny story... actually, not that funny. But, incidentally, my dog is named Cocoa Butter Milk Bulmanski. She's a little French Bulldog. A cute dog, but in the dog house today for nearly destroying one of my new rose bushes. Anyway, I decided to make a little change to my standard buttermilk pancakes this morning in order to celebrate the final chapter of Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone, which we've been reading the past few weeks at breakfast time. I also added a cup of frozen raspberries to the pancakes, but my boys were not big fans of the raspberries. I guess next time I'll just omit the berries.

2 eggs
2 cups buttermilk
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Heat griddle or large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. In a large bowl, beat eggs. Stir in buttermilk and butter. Add all remaining ingredients; stir just until large lumps disappear.
Lightly grease griddle, and pour 1/4 cup of batter onto hot griddle. Cook until edges look cooked and bubble begin to pop up on the surface; flip pancake and cook until done on both sides. Each side only takes a couple of minutes.


  1. Oh, my gosh! My hubby, the chocoholic would love these! They look incredibly delicious and I never thought of adding cocoa to pancakes. Hope Cocoa is out of the doghouse now!

  2. Haha! Thanks, Pam. And yes, Cocoa is out of the doghouse and back to being as spoiled as ever.