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German Chocolate Pancakes

German Chocolate Pancakes are the perfect holiday treat for your weekend guests. Chocolate, Pecans, Sweet flakes of coconut, butter, and more! Have them for breakfast, brunch, or brinner.


Good morning! Happy Tuesday and I know I’m late but welcome to December. If you follow me on social media then you know my husband just celebrated a birthday. My sisters came to visit and we had a house full of people to entertain. This was officially my first hosting job and I think everything went super well. When I developed this recipe I thought about the holidays and family guests–Speaking for myself I always want to serve my guest yummy food. Breakfast is a big one for me because everyone loves breakfast/brunch. This recipe is perfect to impress family and friends at your next gathering.

German Chocolate Pancakes are the perfect holiday treat for your weekend guests. Chocolate, Pecans, Sweet flakes of coconut, butter, and more! Have them for breakfast, brunch, or brinner.

So if you couldn’t tell these pancakes are special because they combine one of my favorite desserts with breakfast. These are my German Chocolate Pancakes; they are absolutely delicious and pretty easy to make. I would say the hardest part about this recipe is making the pancake mix…..and honestly it’s not hard at all lol.

While testing this recipe I made a pretty large amount of this dish. My husband actually ate it for a few days in the morning before he went to work. He loved the way it tastes; once I get the thumbs up from him….I know its GOOD! Ok enough of my yapping; lets get started on this recipe!

First you want to make the pancake batter. Add flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, and sugar to a large bowl and mix until well combined. Next mix eggs, milk, vanilla paste, and butter in a separate bowl and mix until well combined. I used Rodelle vanilla paste and cocoa powder for this recipe.

German Chocolate Pancakes are the perfect holiday treat for your weekend guests. Chocolate, Pecans, Sweet flakes of coconut, butter, and more! Have them for breakfast, brunch, or brinner.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well.

German Chocolate Pancakes are the perfect holiday treat for your weekend guests. Chocolate, Pecans, Sweet flakes of coconut, butter, and more! Have them for breakfast, brunch, or brinner.

Once the batter is made add about a tablespoon of vegetable oil to a frying pan or griddle. **Side note: I also tried the recipe with butter and learned that the pancake burned faster on the outside but didn’t fully cook on the inside**

German Chocolate Pancakes are the perfect holiday treat for your weekend guests. Chocolate, Pecans, Sweet flakes of coconut, butter, and more! Have them for breakfast, brunch, or brinner.

I cooked one pancake at a time and I used a 1/4 measuring cup to evenly scoop my batter into the pan. To kept my pancakes warm while I cooked the rest of them by placing them on a baking sheet in the oven. I kept my oven at 200 degrees Fahrenheit.

Once you’ve cooked all of you pancakes you should start on the best part of this whooooollllleeee recipe…the frosting! This is also super easy to make…so easy in fact you will be scooping it right out of the pot and eating it before it even touches the pancakes. Add butter, milk, eggs, vanilla, and sugar to a saucepan.

German Chocolate Pancakes are the perfect holiday treat for your weekend guests. Chocolate, Pecans, Sweet flakes of coconut, butter, and more! Have them for breakfast, brunch, or brinner.

Heat on medium heat until butter is completely melted.

German Chocolate Pancakes are the perfect holiday treat for your weekend guests. Chocolate, Pecans, Sweet flakes of coconut, butter, and more! Have them for breakfast, brunch, or brinner.

Once the butter is fully melted and the mixture is completely combined stir in the coconut flakes and chopped pecans.

German Chocolate Pancakes are the perfect holiday treat for your weekend guests. Chocolate, Pecans, Sweet flakes of coconut, butter, and more! Have them for breakfast, brunch, or brinner.

Once the frosting is done its time to assemble everything! You can serve these pancakes 1 of 2 ways. Assemble them by adding one pancake and topping it with frosting and repeat. Or you can place the pancakes on a platter and the frosting in a bowl so that your guests can serve themselves. It’s totally up to you!

German Chocolate Pancakes are the perfect holiday treat for your weekend guests. Chocolate, Pecans, Sweet flakes of coconut, butter, and more! Have them for breakfast, brunch, or brinner.

German Chocolate Pancakes are the perfect holiday treat for your weekend guests. Chocolate, Pecans, Sweet flakes of coconut, butter, and more! Have them for breakfast, brunch, or brinner.

German Chocolate Pancakes

Yield: Makes 12 Pancakes

German Chocolate Pancakes

Ingredients

    Pancakes
  • German chocolate pancakes (Drizzled with chocolate and traditional topping)
  • 1.5 cup all-purpose flour, (spooned and leveled)
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla paste
  • 1.5 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups buttermilk
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, or vegetable oil
  • 2 large egg
  • Vegetable oil for pan
  • Frosting
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 egg yolks beaten
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup flakes coconut

Instructions

    Pancakes
  1. In a large bowl add flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, and sugar; mix until well combined.
  2. In a separate bowl mix eggs, milk, vanilla paste, and butter.
  3. Mix the wet ingredients with the dry until well combined..
  4. Add about a tablespoon of vegetable oil to a frying pan or griddle.
  5. Frosting
  6. Add butter, milk, eggs, vanilla, and sugar to a saucepan.
  7. Heat mixture on medium hight heat until butter is completely melted.
  8. Once the butter is fully melted stir in the coconut flakes and chopped pecans.
  9. Assemble by adding one pancake and topping it with frosting then repeat.
  10. Enjoy!

German Chocolate Pancakes are the perfect holiday treat for your weekend guests. Chocolate, Pecans, Sweet flakes of coconut, butter, and more! Have them for breakfast, brunch, or brinner.

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3 Comments

  • Reply cakespy

    HOLY CURSE WORD these look incredible!!

    December 6, 2017 at 7:44 am
    • Reply Crystal Channing

      Thank you! My husband loves them 🙂

      December 6, 2017 at 9:01 am
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