Chocolate Chili Pancakes

With my latest visit to Texas, I couldn’t help but notice something trendy there…Combining the flavor of chocolate pancakes and chili pepper.  At first, I was a tad nervous about giving chocolate chili pancakes a whirl, but I quickly lightened up…because if I didn’t like it, I wouldn’t share chocolate chili pancakes and I would make something else and you would never have known I tried it.  Isn’t life easy?

Chocolate Chili Pancakes Recipe: 

When googling around, I noticed that most “chocolate chili” breakfasts were about the same recipe and were paired with a raspberry topping.  Well, I didn’t have raspberries, so I decided to nix that and work with what I had on hand.

Ingredients for Chocolate Chili Pancakes:

2/3 cup flour
1/4 cup dark cocoa powder (I used Hershey’s dark cocoa powder).  You substitute chocolate chips or a chocolate bar.
1/8 cup stevia
1 egg
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon red chili flakes (I don’t why I even had those just hanging out at my house…the more you add the spicier it will be)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½-1 cup milk (water works too) depending on how thick you like your pancakes.  I generally use about 2/3 but don’t really measure.


little baby guys
little baby chocolate chili pancakes

Directions for chocolate chili pancakes:

  1. Combine the dry ingredients (flour cocoa, chili flakes) into a bowl.
  2. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in a large mix bowl, mix.
  3. Once you have desired consistency, place on griddle and cook medium heat. (I like 200 degrees)
  4. Cook until bubbles form on top and flip.
  5. Cook other side for a few minutes.
  6. Place on a plate and add melted butter to your chocolate chili pancakes.

My verdict of Chocolate Chili Pancakes?

Well obviously if I’m sharing chocolate chili pancakes with you, I enjoyed it.  I wasn’t sure how I’d enjoy the sweet and savory combination but let’s say…I do. Chocolate chili pancakes aren’t the most photogenic of pancakes, but if you are looking for a pancake with a kick, chocolate chili pancakes are a good one.

Question for you:  Ever had the combination of chocolate and chili? 


  1. These are seriously right up my alley – I f’love chili/chocolate combo! I made a chili/chocolate nut butter a few times last summer and it was awesome.

  2. At the restaurant I work at, we change our ice cream all the time. It’s 100% homemade so it’s all unique flavors and stuff. One of my favorites is when they make chocolate chipotle ice cream. Sweet with a little spice. Its AMAZING.

  3. Oh Yum!! Jenis ice cream has a chocolate cayenne pepper flavor that is awesome! I love the spicy chocolate thing. These sound great!

  4. I first came across this combo in hot chocolate form and while the thought of it kind of skeeved me out at first, I’m glad I tried it because it was surprisingly good. I’ve been meaning to try it in bar form, so thanks for reminding me that I need to pick up that xocolatl Dagoba bar that’s been eyeing me in the store for a while now.

  5. Damn iPhone..I had a chocolate bar infused with chili and it was one of the best bars I’ve ever had! These pancakes sound Awesomeee!

  6. I was just discussing Mexican chocolate with my brother and the fact I’m scared to try it because I don’t want it to ruin my love for chocolate. Hahaha. He said it’s definitely worth it but I don’t know. I like spicy and I like chocolate but I don’t know about the mix. We shall see if I put on my big girl pants sometime soon.

  7. Such an intriguing recipe…I would love to try it sometime, since I have never really tasted the chocolate/chili combination before–at least not in pancakes.

  8. very interesting! I’ve seem that chocolate chili bars are becoming very popular..leave it to you to put it in pancake form! 😀 you’re so creative!

  9. Mmmm, those sound so good! I love chili chocolate (or whatever you call the bar that’s spicy), so these are right down my alley. And I definitely have red pepper flakes in my spice cabinet. 🙂

  10. YESSS I’m so glad you tried this!!! My dad brought back dark chocolate flavored with chili when he went to Argentina on business….omg it’s amazing. chocolate with a punch! I love this recipe cuz you can add as much or as little red pepper as you want….I would be so tempted to prank someone and dump in a ton hahaha.

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