I’ve made a lot of over the top pancake recipes that resemble dessert more than breakfast, but these German Chocolate Pancakes really take the cake. The classic southern cake is turned into a truly decadent breakfast with these German Chocolate Pancakes.
I saw these pancakes in a Southern Living magazine a while back and after I wiped the drool off the page, I ripped it out to put in my “Recipes to Try” pile.
Chocolate pancakes are covered in a German Chocolate Syrup that resembles the icing that’s typically on a German Chocolate Cake. It’s amazingly sweet and rich.
These pancakes are probably too decadent to eat for breakfast. They’re maybe more suitable for dessert or a special brunch.
The pancakes have plenty of chocolate flavor from two types of chocolate- cocoa powder and semi-sweet chocolate chips. The crunch of pecans and chewy texture of shredded coconut, all covered in a supremely sweet and rich syrup is what really makes these pancakes. So much so that I changed the recipe some to make certain thee was plenty of this thick and gooey syrup.
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German Chocolate Pancakes
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
- 1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups milk
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
German Chocolate Syrup
- 1 cup evaporated milk
- 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
- 6 tablespoons butter, cut in pieces
- 3 egg yolks
- 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
- 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
- Make German Chocolate Syrup. Combine evaporated milk, brown sugar, butter, and egg yolks in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens somewhat, about 8 to 10 minutes. (It will thicken much more as it cools some.)
- Remove from heat and stir in pecans and coconut.
- Make pancakes. In a large bowl, whisk together first 5 ingredients.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together milk and eggs.
- Pour egg mixture into flour mixture and stir to combine. Stir in chocolate chips.
- Heat a griddle or large nonstick pan over medium heat. Lightly coat with oil or melted butter. Pour 1/4 cup batter for each pancake. Cook until bubbles form on surface, flip and cook until done.
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Recipe adapted from Southern Living
17 thoughts on “German Chocolate Pancakes”
Seriously I just drooled on my chin. Oh my gravy I HAVE to try these!
What a cool idea for pancakes. But hey, I see no problem with dessert for breakfast 😉
This looks SO good! Great recipe! Found you on Tasteologie 🙂
Holy Moly Christin, these pancakes are over the top! What a fun little creation and just checked out your other fun stacked pancake recipes. It looks like Saturday can’t come fast enough…
You are definitely the queen of making drool worthy pancakes and these pancakes are no exception. They look so indulgent and oh-so divine. How many moms out there do you think would love to see these greet them while they lounge in bed during this upcoming Mothers Day?
These look ridiculous! And I mean that in a good way. 🙂
Wow, these are really WAY over the top pancakes! What a treat, though I’d probably pass out after eating just 1/4 of that stack.
This pancake stack looks unbelievable! That is truly one decadent breakfast and one that I would gladly devour!
Woah! These look like the coolest pancakes EVER! What an outrageous breakfast – I love it!
Wow, these are definitely over the top! That filling looks amazing. I think I’d need a morning nap after these! 🙂
These look absolutely sinful, Christin! That filling!!!!!! I need these in my life RIGHT. NOW.
Oh what a decadent breakfast, Christin! I would love to dive into these pancakes! So creative!
Oh my goodness, BEST pancakes ever!!! I love German chocolate cake and in pancake form? I think my heart just skipped a beat! These look so incredible, Christin!
These pancakes are incredible. A whole stack of these will make me a very happy person.
Oh dear.. these pancakes are as good as cake! Maybe even better, because it’s ok to have pancakes for breakfast 😀
These really do take the cake, Christin! I wouldn’t need my traditional slice of German chocolate cake for my birthday with these around. These look beyond amazing!
Oh my, that looks like an incredibly decadent pancake breakfast! What a treat these would be!