Low-Cholesterol Chocolate Pancakes

Chocolate pancakes are a nice treat for breakfast or brunch. Serve them with warmed maple syrup or whipped honey.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 25 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6


  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 egg white
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp. butter


  • In medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa, and salt. In small bowl, combine oil, egg, egg white, buttermilk, and vanilla and beat until blended.
  • Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix just until smooth, using an eggbeater or wire whisk. Let stand for 10 minutes.
  • Heat a large griddle or frying pan over medium heat. Grease the griddle with some of the butter. Pour batter in ¼-cup portions onto griddle. Cook until the sides look dry and bubbles begin to form and break on the surface, about 3–5 minutes. Turn and cook for 1–2 minutes on second side; serve immediately.