Double Chocolate Pancakes

Easy double chocolate pancakes. The perfect addition to every breakfast!

Easy double chocolate pancake recipe from @bakedbyrachel

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Weekday mornings are often rushed. I know I’m not the only one in that boat. School mornings are hectic and can sometimes leave us scrambling to get things done before it’s time for school. This is a huge reason why I like to make breakfast ahead. Pancakes are quick, but they’re even quicker straight from the freezer!

I like to whip up a batch of pancakes or waffles on the weekends, then freeze for later. It makes mornings so much easier. Last week, I made these double chocolate pancakes using our favorite pancake mix… the kids couldn’t get enough! I mean, can you blame them? Chocolate for breakfast! It’s a perfect dessert too! Double duty pancakes.

We always have Hungry Jack pancake mix on hand for when we want a quick and tasty pancake breakfast (or dinner)! But, now their mix is even better! As a parent of often particularly choosey eaters, getting enough protein in them can be hard. I love that Hungry Jack’s New Buttermilk Pancake and Waffle Mix with Protein has double the protein compared to their regular buttermilk mix! That’s 10 grams of protein in every serving! Every little bit helps! And, when we’re in the mood for warm syrup, their new microwavable syrup bottles are perfect! Pop it in the microwave and voila, we’re ready for a hot breakfast! It’s easy as pie… or pancakes!

Easy double chocolate pancake recipe from @bakedbyrachel

My friends at Hungry Jack challenged me to come up with some pancake-isms of my own. Wondering what those are? They’re bits of wisdom with a dash of wit. Think of classic quotes with a pancake twist! The Mr wanted me to lean in the direction of ‘like sands in an hourglass…’ but I couldn’t get passed the soap opera reference, so I skipped that idea quickly and instead came up with these simple, happy thoughts.

Happiness is a pancake breakfast.

Life is short. Eat pancakes.

Now it’s your turn…

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Easy double chocolate pancake recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Double Chocolate Pancakes

Easy double chocolate pancakes. The perfect addition to every breakfast!
Cook Time12 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate, Pancake
Servings: 10 pancakes


  • 1 1/2 C Hungry Jack buttermilk pancake mix 
  • 1/4 C cocoa powder
  • 1 Tb light brown sugar
  • 1 C and 2Tb water
  • 1/2 C semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • In a medium bowl, whisk together pancake mix, cocoa powder and light brown sugar until completely combined. Add water, stirring until mixture is thick and evenly moist. Stir in chocolate chips. 
  • Heat a non-stick electric skillet to 350°F. If desired, lightly grease. 
  • Use a large cookie scoop to evenly dispense batter onto hot electric skillet. Use a spoon or knife to gently flatten out the batter. Cook for 2-3 minutes per side or until large bubbles appear and pop. Flip and cook for an additional 2 minutes. 
  • Serve with maple syrup. 
  • Freeze remaining pancakes in a large plastic bag, with the air removed. To reheat in the microwave, defrost for 1 1/2-2 minutes, then heat for 30 seconds, or until pancakes are heated through. 


An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

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28 Responses to “Double Chocolate Pancakes”

  1. #
    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — September 11, 2015 at 7:55 am

    I am seriously OBSESSED with pancakes. I could eat them for ALL the meals. And then you made them chocolate..and now I just want to slather them in syrup and get my face plant on! Pinned!

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      Rachel — September 12, 2015 at 8:51 am

      The best way to eat pancakes… chocolate + syrup. :)

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    Serene @ House of Yumm — September 11, 2015 at 8:00 am

    I am all for chocolate for breakfast! These look fantastic, and I know my kids would devour every last bite!

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      Rachel — September 12, 2015 at 8:51 am

      Thanks Serene!

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    Shashi at RunninSrilankan — September 11, 2015 at 8:38 am

    Hungry Jack pancake mix used to be a college staple! But, we never doctored it up to make pancakes that looked as good as these do!

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      Rachel — September 12, 2015 at 8:52 am

      Ha… I think this means you have to make a batch in honor of your college days ;)

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    Mandy @Mandy's Recipe Box — September 11, 2015 at 10:19 am

    Pancakes are the best breakfast! And chocolate is even better :)

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      Rachel — September 12, 2015 at 8:52 am

      Totally agree, Mandy!

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    Danae @ Recipe Runner — September 11, 2015 at 10:47 am

    These fluffy pancakes are a chocolate lover’s dream breakfast! I love how convenient and easy they are to make too!

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      Rachel — September 12, 2015 at 8:53 am

      I couldn’t agree more, Danae. Thanks!

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — September 11, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    Pancakes are the best, and I’m all for having chocolate for breakfast! Can’t wait to try these!

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      Rachel — September 12, 2015 at 8:53 am

      Chocolate should become the new breakfast staple ;)

  7. #
    amanda — September 11, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    These look delicious! My family would love these pancakes!

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      Rachel — September 12, 2015 at 8:53 am

      Thanks Amanda!

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    Marnely Murray — September 11, 2015 at 9:33 pm

    Oh goodness, now I’m craving pancakes late at night! Nothing better than double chocolate – making them tomorrow morning!

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      Rachel — September 12, 2015 at 8:54 am

      I hope you do and thanks Marnely!

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    Wendy | Around My Family Table — September 12, 2015 at 2:00 am

    My kids are gonna love these! And they are perfect for a quick breakfast since they use the Hungry Jack mix.

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      Rachel — September 12, 2015 at 8:54 am

      Thanks Wendy. I hope they love them! :)

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    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust — September 12, 2015 at 9:56 am

    Chocolate pancakes!! I’m in for these for sure!

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      Rachel — September 13, 2015 at 7:55 am

      Thanks Dorothy!

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    Julianne @ Beyond Frosting — September 12, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    Umm these are my kinda pancakes!!

    • #
      Rachel — September 13, 2015 at 7:56 am

      Yay! Thanks Julianne :)

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    Julie @ Willow Bird Baking — September 13, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    Did you hear that? That was the sound of you knocking it RIGHT out of the park with these gorgeous pancakes.

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      Rachel — September 14, 2015 at 7:25 am

      Thanks Julie!

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    Gray — December 13, 2018 at 11:26 am

    Really good pancakes, thich and moist and the chips give nice sweetness. I like it without syrup.

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      Rachel — December 14, 2018 at 6:22 am

      So glad you enjoyed them!

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    Wendy — October 9, 2020 at 12:09 pm

    This is a wonderful and quick recipe for chocolate pancakes, kids loved it! -my daughter was craving chocolate pancakes from a well known breakfast restaurant chain, I wanted to find a recipe that could replicate them and this is just it, this recipe is a keeper!

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      Rachel — October 12, 2020 at 4:12 pm

      So glad they enjoyed it!

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