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Chocolate Cherry Pancakes


Earlier this summer we had an overflowing bowl of cherries and out of nowhere my son wanted to make cherry pancakes.  Inspired by Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia ice cream, I decided to take it up a notch and add chocolate.  So into our buttermilk pancakes went the chocolate and cherry chunks.  In the height of cherry season this was a rich summer treat.  But even now that summer is winding down there is something warm and cozy about this sweet breakfast that I can envision in the middle of winter, using frozen cherry pieces to remind us of basking in the summer sun.  For something a bit less decadent, simply omit the chocolate and use fresh or frozen cherries.  To make a variety of plain, cherry and chocolate cherry pancakes, add the cherry and/or chocolate chunks individually to some of the pancakes as they cook.

Chocolate Cherry Pancakes
Recipe type: Breakfast
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Serves: 4+
Inspired by Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia ice cream, I decided to take these cherry pancakes up a notch and add chocolate chunks.
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • ¼ cup cherry halves or pieces
  • ¼ cup chocolate chunks
  1. Mix the dry ingredients.
  2. Stir in the wet ingredients.
  3. Heat a griddle to medium heat and cook the pancakes until they are golden brown on each side.
  4. Serve the pancakes with toppings of your choice.