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Chocolate-Pecan Pancakes

Surprise everyone at the dinner table with a stack of fluffy chocolate pancakes; they're especially good drizzled with hot fudge sauce.

  • prep: 35 mins
    total time: 35 mins
  • servings: 4

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, (spooned and leveled)
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Confectioners' sugar (optional)
  • Hot fudge sauce (optional)

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 225 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, granulated sugar, cocoa, baking powder, and salt. In another bowl, whisk together milk, egg, melted butter, and vanilla; pour over flour mixture, whisking to combine. Fold in chocolate chips and pecans; let batter stand until slightly thickened, 5 to 10 minutes.

  2. Step 2

    In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat until a water droplet sizzles; swirl to coat bottom of pan with oil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Spoon four small mounds (1 heaping tablespoon each) of batter into skillet. Cook until bubbles appear in center, 3 to 4 minutes. With a thin spatula, flip pancakes; continue cooking until set, 3 to 4 minutes more.

  3. Step 3

    Transfer to a baking sheet; cover loosely with foil; place in oven to keep warm. Repeat with remaining oil and batter in three more batches (adjust heat as necessary to avoid overbrowning).

  4. Step 4

    Stack 4 pancakes on each plate, sprinkling each layer with confectioners' sugar, if desired. Serve immediately, drizzled with hot fudge sauce, if desired.

Source
Everyday Food, September 2005

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Reviews (1)

  • 21 Jul, 2008

    tip: instead of putting the butter IN the batter, melt butter with a bit of vanilla and mix with maple syrup - it requires much less better and tastes like it has plenty this way.

    I should try this with the fudge sauce as well to see how it goes...