Whole wheat, naturally sweetened chocolate pancakes, with no butter or oil, for a healthy and fun breakfast!
Sometimes you just need chocolate for breakfast.
I work as a health and nutrition editor and I certainly have absorbed quite a bit of knowledge and know-how over the years about proper nutrition and good health. But I still like chocolate for breakfast.
And when it’s as clean as this recipe, it doesn’t even make me pause.
Chocolate goodness but whole wheat and naturally sweetened. It’s a lovely way to start the day!
These come together pretty quickly so you can certainly have them any day of the week, but I usually save pancakes for the weekends when we’re not in such a rush to get the kids fed, dressed and out the door for preschool (all while I’m already on deadline for work).
M had 4 of these chocolate pancakes last Sunday. She of course prefers the ones with the mini chocolate chips. That version definitely doesn’t need any maple syrup on top, though you certainly could. If you make these without chocolate chips, you may want to use a little drizzle of maple syrup to go with them to add a touch of sweetness.
You can also add any fruit you want – I happen to think strawberries go very well with chocolate, but bananas or blueberries would be delicious, too. And of course, feel free to sprinkle these pancakes with some powdered sugar for some extra fun.
(We don’t need extra
fun sugar in our house. Particularly in the mornings. Those little kids ping pong off the walls at is is and I marvel at their energy level while still clearing cobwebs out of my eyes.)
I think you should also definitely plan to make these chocolate pancakes for Valentine’s Day. They are festive, fun and will make for a beautiful start to the day.
Need other chocolate for breakfast ideas?