chocolate heart shaped pancakes

Chocolate Heart Shaped Pancakes

Heart shaped pancakes made with chocolate are a deliciously light, dessert-inspired breakfast for Valentine's Day. The chocolate buttermilk pancakes recipe is fun and easy to make, too!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword buttermilk pancakes, chocolate, healthy breakfast, heart shaped pancakes, Valentine's Day
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 pancakes
Author Chrissie Baker

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp Hershey's Natural 100% Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 cup low fat buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Canola oil spray for frying
  • fresh strawberries and whipped topping for serving your choice!
  • You'll also need a heart-shaped pancake mold or a large metal heart-shaped cookie cutter.

Instructions

  1. Add the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt to a large bowl. Use a wire whisk to combine all the dry ingredients until they're evenly mixed.
  2. Into a large liquid measuring cup (I like to use my 4-cup measure for this), measure the buttermilk, canola oil and vanilla extract. Add the egg and whisk the wet ingredients with a fork until combined.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and combine them with a wooden spoon or a spatula until there are no streaks of the flour mixture remaining.
  4. Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium heat. Lightly spray the cooking surface with some canola oil spray and place your metal pancake mold onto the greased cooking surface. Spray the inside of the pancake mold and measure out just enough pancake batter to cover the bottom of the mold. Since the batter contains buttermilk, it will rise quite a lot so don't be tempted to over-fill the mold.
  5. Once the pancake has cooked on the first side for about 3 minutes, remove the mold and flip the pancake to fry on the other side for another 2-3 minutes. If you have more than one mold, feel free to make fry than one at a time.
  6. Fry the pancakes in batches, making sure to spray the cooking surface and the inside of the pancake mold each time you use it to prevent sticking.
  7. Once they're all done, serve them warm with some of your favourite whipped topping and some fresh strawberries!