Friday, April 4, 2014

German Chocolate Cake Pancakes

What do you do when you have coconut, evaporated milk, and pecans left over from your birthday cake? You make German chocolate cake pancakes.

Turning cakes into pancakes is a trend. I have seen birthday cake pancakes, red velvet pancakes, and carrot cake pancakes. I can promise you that carrot cake pancakes will make an appearance on my blog in the future.
I used the same chocolate pancake recipe as the basis for my chocolate coconut pancakes. I’ll admit that German chocolate cake pancakes and chocolate coconut pancakes are pretty similar. The only difference is I added pecans and replaced the milk with evaporated milk.

Using evaporated milk instead of regular milk isn’t essential, but I had it on hand.

In addition to pecans, this pancake has a cup of coconut and half a cup of chocolate chips. Great additions!

The ingredients are 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes, ½ cup chocolate chips, ½ cup chopped pecans, 1 cup and 2-3 tablespoons evaporated milk, 1 egg, 2 tablespoon melted butter, 1/3 cup coco powder, ¼ cup sugar, ½ teaspoon baking soda, and ½ teaspoon salt.

I combined the milk, egg, and melted butter. I initially just used a cup of evaporated milk, but added a splash of milk because the batter was too thick.

In another bowl, I added the flour, coco powder, sugar, soda, and salt. I stirred the dried ingredients and added the coconut flakes.

I poured the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients.

Before it was fully combined, I added the chocolate chips and pecans.

I stirred, but there were still small lumps.

I poured a heaping ¼ a cup of batter into a buttered frying pan.  When small bubbles formed in the pancake, I flipped it with a spatula.

I ate these topped with strawberries and banana slices.

The pancakes were fluffy and rich.

The pecans added a nice crunch and the chocolate chips became pools of molten chocolate in the warm pancakes.

I didn’t need syrup because the pancakes were sweet enough. If you wanted to make them a little more picturesque and sweet, you could sprinkle on powdered sugar.

 They were delectable.

They are like dessert but in pancake form.

 I enjoyed the texture of the shredded coconut too.


Cathleen said...

Whaat? Chocolate for breakfast? Count me in! I would gobble this down so fast!

laura said...

Cathleen, my thoughts exactly!

Unknown said...

I'll take any excuse to eat chocolate for breakfast. These look yummy!

laura said...

Thanks Amanda! Me too!