Chocolate Chili Pancakes

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

Chocolate Chili Pancakes

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.


2/3 cup flour

¼ cup dark cocoa powder (I used hersheys dark cocoa powder)

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 more spicy 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 guys


Mix dry ingredients to wet ingredients and cook on your griddle at 350.


My verdict?

Well obviously if I’m sharing it with you I enjoyed it.  I wasn’t sure how I’d enjoy the sweet and savory combination but let’s just say…I do.


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


20 responses

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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. 🙂

  7. 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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