Who says chocolate for breakfast has to be unhealthy? These Chocolate Pancakes are low in sugar and pack a huge chocolate-y flavor that kids and adults alike will both love. 


Pancakes. They’re are SO many varieties of pancakes! The possibilities seem endless. We have Quick Oatmeal PancakesCottage Cheese PancakesPancake TacosSheet Pan Pancakes… I could go on and on. But my (and my kids’) newest pancake obsession has to be these Chocolate Pancakes! 


When I made these Chocolate Pancakes for my family for the first time my kids’ eyes lit up! “Chocolate? For breakfast?!” I felt like the coolest mom ever. They reason I feel good about giving these Chocolate Pancakes to my kids is because they are actually quite healthy for them. They aren’t packed with sugar and the unsweetened cocoa powder that gives them that delicious chocolate flavor can actually be beneficial to their bodies!


This brings me to coconut oil. I cook these light-as-air Chocolate Pancakes in coconut oil. Just a tablespoon of coconut oil adds a lovely flavor to these tasty little choco-disks which will get everyone excited for the beginning of the day. If you want even more coconut flavor, top these with some unsweetened coconut flakes!


Chocolate Pancakes

Who says chocolate for breakfast has to be unhealthy? These Chocolate Pancakes are low in sugar and pack a huge chocolate-y flavor that kids and adults alike will both love. 
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Servings: 16
Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes


  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 large egg, whisked
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • butter or coconut oil, for greasing the pan


  • In a bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt and sugar.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, milk and oil.
  • Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined.
  • Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium heat and lightly coat with butter or coconut oil.
  • Pour about 1 tablespoon of the pancake mixture onto the griddle, making as many pancakes as will fit, cook for 2 minutes or until you see bubbles forming.
  • Flip the pancakes and cook for one minute longer.


Sodium: 590mg | Sugar: 6g | Fiber: 4g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Calories: 230kcal | Fat: 10g | Protein: 8g | Carbohydrates: 30g
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


  1. […] and all sorts of treats, ready to drop into the batter. It was quite strange. I tried a new recipe. Some chocolate coconut pancakes. They were quite delicious. Chocolatey. Rich. Coconut-y. But, I insisted on adding more chocolate […]

  2. These pancakes were delicious!!! My kids which are 5 and 1 really enjoyed them. I will be making them again.

  3. I have whole wheat flour. Can I use that instead of white whole wheat flour? Making these for Sunday breakfast tomorrow!

  4. Yes you can! The finished product will be denser, chewier and nuttier, though, so just be prepared for that!

  5. I was wondering if I could use honey instead of sugar for these and would it be the same amount? Also I have cacao powder will that be the same thing? Thanks!!

  6. Not sure why, but these turned out super salty.
    I did follow the directions. Will try them again, with less salt and maybe a little more sugar.

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