- For the pancakes
- All-purpose flour 1 cup
- Cocoa powder 1/8 cup
- Egg 1 • 130 kcal
- Brown sugar 1/2 cup
- Whole Milk 1/2 cup
- Oil 2 tbsp
- butter, melted and cooled 2 tbsp
- Baking powder 1 tsp • 156 kcal
- Vanilla Extract 1 tsp
- Mini chocolate chips 1/4 cup
- A pinch of salt
- For the glaze
- Icing sugar 1 cup
- Cream Cheese 4 tbsp
- Whole Milk 3 tbsp
- Vanilla Extract 1/2 tsp
Chocolate lovers unite! If you've never had brownie batter pancakes, you're in for a real treat. These deliciously decadent brownie pancakes are perfect as an indulgent breakfast, but you can just as easily enjoy them for dessert. If you're a fan of chocolate chip pancakes, brownie batter pancakes are seriously next level. This is a fun recipe to make with kids, especially on special occasions like birthdays. Don't be surprised if they become a favorite!
How to make Brownie Batter Pancakes
In a medium-sized bowl, whisk the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, sugar, and salt to combine.
In a separate large bowl, mix the egg, milk, oil, vanilla, and butter together.
Add the dry mixture to the wet, mixing until just combined.
Allow the batter to rest at least 10 minutes, then gently fold in the chocolate chips.
Heat a non-stick pan over low-medium heat. Lightly grease with cooking spray. Ladle ¼ cup of batter into the pan. Cook 2 minutes on each side.
To make the icing, whisk the ingredients together until smooth. Serve the pancakes hot, drizzling each with the vanilla cream cheese glaze.
Tips for Making Brownie Pancakes
– Don't skip resting your batter! Allowing your pancake batter to rest gives the flour time to hydrate, which dissolves lumps and gives you a lighter texture.
– Be sure not to overmix the batter. This will leave you with dense, chewy pancakes.
– In a rush? You can substitute brownie mix for the dry ingredients called for in this recipe.
– When you're cooking the pancakes, try to limit yourself to flipping them once. Use your spatula to check the underside of the pancake before you flip.