Brownie Pancakes

Why is it that whenever I have dinner alone I have a tendency to make pancakes? I don’t understand. I used to not care about pancakes in the slightest. I was always a waffle girl, but I’ve probably made more pancakes in the last six months than I’ve ever eaten in my life. I never cease to amaze myself. As usual, I stayed far away from maple syrup to top them. I’m weird like that.

Inspiration: Chocolate Covered Katie


  • 1/4 cup spelt flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon sucunat [or sweetener of choice]
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of espresso powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 tablespoons almond milk


  1. Whisk together dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add in the wet ingredients and whisk until most of the lumps are gone.
  3. Heat a skillet on medium.
  4. Spray the skillet with oil.
  5. Drop batter by the tablespoon to yield silver-dollar sized pancakes.
  6. These cook quickly. Almost immediately you’ll start to see bubbles in the middle of the batter and the edges dry. Flip when that happens.
  7. Once the other side stops sizzling, it’s done!
  8. Top how you so choose!
  • Tina@flourtrader

    This is a nice treat to have-they do look delicious. I can understand why you are eating so many pancakes! Thanks for sharing.

  • forgottenbeast

    Mm, I’ve made the CCK chocolate pancakes too, and they are so good! Love your inclusion of a pinch of espresso. I, however, cannot stay away from the maple syrup–I’m pretty sure pancakes were only invented as an excuse for syrup :D

    • Michelle

      I’m the weirdo that will take maple syrup, dip my fork in it, and then stab a piece of pancake. That’s about the extent of it. Now if you put PB or jam or whipped cream on them? I’m alllllll about it!

      • forgottenbeast

        I will take PB as an acceptable topping-substitute for maple syrup :D

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  • Sara

    Oh man, I LOVE chocolate chip pancakes – this looks even better!! :D

  • Black Tea

    I don’t even know how I got here, but I thought this post was good. Cheers!