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 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.
Directions for chocolate chili pancakes:
- Combine the dry ingredients (flour cocoa, chili flakes) into a bowl.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in a large mix bowl, mix.
- Once you have desired consistency, place on griddle and cook medium heat. (I like 200 degrees)
- Cook until bubbles form on top and flip.
- Cook other side for a few minutes.
- 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?
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.
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.
I love the chocolate and chili combo but I never would have thought to put it in pancake form. That’s pretty brilliant!
I have yet to try this combo! Interesting. I have heard of people putting cocoa powder in actual chili before and apparently it works wonders!
I’ve heard that too but have never made chili so haven’t tried it!
Oh Yum!! Jenis ice cream has a chocolate cayenne pepper flavor that is awesome! I love the spicy chocolate thing. These sound great!
I was totally reminded of Jenis, too!! These pancakes look awesome.
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.
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!
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.
Hmmmmmm…I enjoy the Lindt chocolate infused with chili so this definitely piqued my curiosity. Please FedEx me some??? =D
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.
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!
I’ve never had that flavor combo! I need to try it!
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. 🙂
I have seen chili chocolate before but was a little bit skeptical. Once again you’ve blown my mind with your pancake craziness!
This is an interesting idea! and I love love it because it is Texas inspired 😀
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.
Two thumbs up to that!
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