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?