Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Raspberry Maple Syrup

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Dessert for breakfast, why not! I know I can’t be the only one who enjoys a dessert like breakfast from time to time.  I found some beautiful organic raspberries on sale, and they inspired me to create a breakfast treat.  I decided to make chocolate chip pancakes and pair them with a raspberry maple syrup.  I really wanted the beautiful flavor and color of the raspberries to shine through.  This syrup is tangy and sweet, and pairs incredibly well with the chocolate chip pancakes.  I am a strong believer in balance, and like to pair fresh veggies and fruit with anything indulgent.  I used the entire raspberry in the syrup, which gives it a nice antioxidant punch.  If you enjoy raspberries and chocolate, give this recipe a try.  It will definitely wake up your taste buds!

Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Raspberry Maple Syrup

Ingredients

    Pancakes
  • 2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 1/2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 3/4 cups 2% or whole milk (sub buttermilk for fluffier pancakes and use around 2 cups)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp. oil (I use olive oil)
  • 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips (or preferred)
    Syrup
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
Syrup
  • Combine the syrup and raspberries in a blender and blend until smooth. If you do not like seeds in your syrup, strain out the seeds at this point. I like having the entire fruit in this syrup, so it adds all of the nutrition the berry has to offer. If you like a warm syrup, heat through on the stove top on medium heat. Leave on low or a warmer until ready to use.
  • Pancakes
  • Sift together the first 3 ingredients and then whisk in the sugar and salt. In a separate bowl, combine the milk, egg, and oil. Whisk together lightly and then add to the dry ingredients. Whisk until just combined. Gently stir in the chocolate chips. Let sit while griddle or pan is heating. Oil pan or griddle if required. Ladle batter on griddle and flip once the top begins to bubble and the bottom is cooked. Remove from heat once the bottom is cooked.
  • Drizzle with the raspberry maple syrup and serve. Enjoy!
  • Notes

    #1 Make the dry ingredients in advance. Then it will be just like using a traditional mix, but you know what's in it! Store in an airtight container for longer storage.

    #2 Make a large batch and freeze. These pancakes freeze well and make for a quick, but homemade breakfast! Use freezer paper and store in freezer safe containers or bags. Take out, defrost, warm through, and enjoy

    #3 Place leftovers in the fridge, or even make the night before and store in the fridge for a couple of days.

    Whether you call them pancakes, flap jacks, griddle cakes, or hotcakes, you can call these gone!

    12 Responses to“Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Raspberry Maple Syrup”

    1. 08/20/2015 at 11:31 am #

      Oh boy, I don’t have a sweet tooth but chocolate and raspberry together are irresistible. I need to try these soon!

      • Zoale.com
        08/20/2015 at 1:36 pm #

        I don’t have a big sweet tooth either and I totally agree with you…raspberries and chocolate are hard to resist! I hope you have a chance to try it out 🙂

    2. 08/20/2015 at 2:57 pm #

      Chocolate and raspberry are fantastic together! This looks like an amazing weekend breakfast.

      • Zoale.com
        08/20/2015 at 3:52 pm #

        Thanks Gretchen! The richness of the chocolate and tanginess of the raspberries just can’t be beat! It does make a special breakfast 🙂

    3. 08/20/2015 at 5:31 pm #

      Love pancakes.. Choc and raspberry combo looks so inviting should try this

      • Zoale.com
        08/20/2015 at 5:58 pm #

        It such a wonderful combination and is just perfect with pancakes 🙂 Thanks for stopping by Vidya!

    4. 08/20/2015 at 6:22 pm #

      Chocolate+ raspberries+maple syrup+ pancakes=HEAVEN:)) this looks delicious !!!

      • Zoale.com
        08/20/2015 at 9:31 pm #

        Thanks Lia! It is a yummy combination, and still has healthy aspects 🙂

    5. Vajeea
      08/21/2015 at 3:44 pm #

      Irresistible!

      • Zoale.com
        08/21/2015 at 4:38 pm #

        Thank you 🙂

    6. 08/23/2015 at 12:32 am #

      Just mouthwatering…looks lovely and delicious!

      • Zoale.com
        08/24/2015 at 9:39 pm #

        Thank you 🙂

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