Best Ever Chocolate Pancake Recipe | Valentines Day Special

These soft and fluffy chocolate pancakes are to die for! The best part is that this is the most basic pancake recipe and is very easy to make. They are also shaped as hearts which makes them perfect for Valentines Day celebration or Pancake Day. These healthy pancakes are made with whole wheat flour, eggs and milk and is the best pancake recipe. Perfect way to start your day!

Basic Chocolate Pancake Recipe with Egg and Whole Wheat Flour. Final Recipe Image Close Up With Strawberries and Sprinkling of Icing Sugar.

Speaking of celebrations, Valentine’s Day is just here and I am going to surprise my family with these easy chocolate pancakes for breakfast! What are your plans? I love the fact that my family is happy with just the simple pleasures of life. For us, good food is one of them and warm pancakes are the best thing to wake up to, isn’t it?

If you have been following us on Foopla, you would have noticed that we strive towards getting you healthy food recipes. Here at Foopla, we try and make healthy and easy food as far as possible. All our recipes are made largely with whole wheat flour or multi-grain flour. This chocolate pancake recipe is also made with whole wheat flour. The second time you make them, you can replace a small percentage of whole wheat flour with ragi flour or any other multi grain flower of your choice for a variation. Yes, I am very sure you will save this recipe and make them again and again.

How do you make eggless pancakes or pancakes without eggs?

This is a chocolate pancake with eggs recipe. Although, we love both the egg and eggless versions of the pancake, but this recipe in particular is a lot more fluffy, soft and tasty! If you are looking for a pancake recipe without egg, we have two right here on our website, Eggless Banana Pancakes and Basic Eggless Pancake Recipe. We also have a Baked Pancake Recipe.

How do you make chocolate pancake batter?

Mix together all the dry ingredients and set aside. Now mix all wet ingredients and add the dry mix with the wet ingredients. You can also skip to the recipe directly for detailed ingredient list and instruction. See the video with this post for step by step guide.

How do you make Nutella pancakes?

We love nutella pancakes in our house. You can stuff nutella in any pancake mix. First pour a spoonful of the batter on the pan. Then put a table spoon of nutella on top and pour more pancake mix over nutella to cover it completely. Flip the pancakes and cook from both sides. Enjoy your nutella pancakes.

Can you make chocolate pancakes with cocoa powder?

This recipe is made with cocoa powder and I love the simplicity of it. You can directly jump to the recipe below.

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Best Ever Chocolate Pancake Recipe

A very easy Chocolate Pancake recipe with egg and cocoa powder.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Nandita


  • 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/4 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Baking Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Essence
  • 3 tbsp Brown Sugar or Jaggery Powder or 2 tbsp Refined Sugar
  • 1 Egg (Look at notes to replace the egg to make it eggless)
  • 1 cup Milk
  • Oil or Butter for making the pancakes


  1. Mix together the dry ingredients : flour, salt, baking powder and cocoa powder. Keep aside.

  2. Now in a separate bowl, whisk together sugar, oil, vanilla essence, egg and milk.
  3. Mix well and slowly add the dry ingredients in two batches. Use more milk if required to get a pancake consistency ( not too runny and thick enough to hold it’s shape on the pan). Look at the video for consistency.

  4. If you are making heart shaped pancakes, then take a squeezy bottle (we use them for sauces) and fill it with the pancake mix.
  5. Use a teaspoon of oil or butter on a hot non stick pan and wipe it with a paper napkin. This is just to coat the pan with oil.

  6. Lightly squeeze the squeezy bottle to make heart shapes directly on the pan. You can also directly pour big spoonful of pancake mix directly on the pan for a regular circular pancake.
  7. Flip once it’s sufficiently browned on one side. Let it cook for a couple of minutes more on the other side.
  8. Serve warm with strawberries and a nice sprinkling of icing sugar or a good drizzle of maple syrup or honey.

Recipe Notes

To make the same recipe eggless, you can increase the quantity of baking powder to a total of 1 table spoon and increase the quantity of milk by about 1/4 cup to get the same consistency for pancakes.

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  1. We love pancakes but never tried with chocolate and now your tempting and cute pancakes are making me hungry 🙂 Such a detailed and informative post Nandita.

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