Superfood Chocolate Coconut Pancakes

Posted May 17, 2015 by Stephanie
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chocolate coconut pancakes - chocolate coconut pancakes -

chocolate coconut pancakes -

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Picture the perfect brunch scene: fluffy pancakes patiently waiting for syrup to rain down. The coffee’s hot, the pancakes are golden, the whipping cream is cool, and the syrup is warmed. Your knife slides effortlessly into the tender little rounds and you just know you’re in for a treat. To me, there’s nothing more decadent than a plate of pancakes, piled high, topped with softly whipped cream. I don’t even need syrup, especially if there’s fruit and chocolate involved.

Speaking of fruit and chocolate, one of my mom’s quirky habits is always having treats in her bag. When I was little, her handbag would be a treasure trove anytime I was bored. If I was lucky, there would be a cookies & cream chocolate bar and if not, it would be some sort of fruit and nut bar. She was the only one in our little family of four that like the fruit and nut bars, but when I was desperate, I would eat them too.

Now of course, I love fruit, nuts, and chocolate together. Throw them all into a pancake and I’m in heaven. Technically these pancakes don’t have nuts in them (unless you count coconut, which is actually a drupe – those crazy botanists!), but they are mega-delicious, especially due to the super oxidant, superfood-loaded Aloha chocolate I used.

These chocolate-dotted, fluffy pancakes with cool softly whipped cream, crunchy toasted coconut chips, sweet-tart raspberries, and chocolate are absolutely decadent and perfect for a weekend (or weekday) treat! Have a happy Sunday!

Superfood Chocolate Coconut Pancake Recipe
serves 2-4, depending on hunger levels


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cups buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted and cooled
  • 1/4 teaspoon coconut extract (optional)
  • 1 Superfood Aloha chocolate bar (or 1/3 cup roughly chopped chocolate)
  • butter or oil, as needed


  • softly whipped cream
  • coconut Greek yogurt
  • toasted coconut
  • shaved chocolate bits
  • raspberries

In a bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients and set aside. In a separate large bowl, whisk the egg and add the buttermilk, coconut milk, coconut oil and coconut extract (if using). Add the wet ingredients to the flour mixture and gently combine with a fork. Do not over mix. This is a thick, lumpy pancake batter. The little lumps will make your pancakes fluffier. Let the batter sit for 10 minutes some moisture works its way into the lumps. Gently fold in the chocolate.

Heat up a non-stick pan over medium-low heat. Brush a thin layer of butter or oil on your pan. Drop the batter by the tablespoon into the pan and cook until small bubbles form on the surface and at the edges. The pancakes should be golden brown. Flip and continue cooking for 1-2 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from the pan and place on a wire rack inside a baking sheet. Keep the cooked pancakes warm in the oven until you finish pancaking.

Enjoy topped with yogurt (my preferred choice) or softly whipped cream, toasted coconut, and chocolate, if desired.

Note: I like freezing my Aloha chocolate before making pancakes – it helps the chocolate keep its shape and prevents overly melted/burnt chocolate.


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  1. Those look amazing!! Chocolate on pancakes is the best–and even better if it’s healthy :)

  2. These are total babes!!! Definitely the breakfast I’m looking for!

  3. YUM. These look and sound delicious. I love the mix of chocolate and raspberries. I’m going to have to find some of this aloha chocolate!

  4. YUM. Yum yum yum. I WANT THAT GIF TO BE REAL LIFE. These look and sound like brunch perfection, Stephanie.

  5. Abby says:

    These pancakes are stunning! I totally love this, and that Aloha chocolate looks fab. <3

  6. YASSSSSSSS to chocolate chip pancakes and the same to coconut! These are serious.

  7. Cookly says:

    THE PERFECT BRUNCH! We are already in the kitchen trying to make some! Thanks for the inspiration :)

  8. Oh man oh man. I’ll take chocolate in my pancakes any day.

  9. Chi says:

    I love your photos!!!!

  10. todd wagner says:

    Hooray for moms with bags full of treats, hooray for drupes, and hooray for these pancakes!!

  11. Wow, these look incredible! Loving the coconut and chocolate in pancake combo!!

  12. cynthia says:

    the way you describe pancakes is pure heaven. (and the image of mini-steph and your mama’s purse is just the. best.) i can’t wait to try this aloha chocolate and these luscious pancakes!

  13. Marissa says:

    oh yes yes yes! these look just perfect…

  14. You have the most stunning photos. I mean you had me at Coconut but visually appealing photos. . .such a fan!

  15. Gaby says:

    YUM! I’ll take a tall stack of these please!

  16. I have just started re-exploring the world of pancakes and yes, pancakes are the best. I have to re-adapt recipes to make them dairy-free and with flours that are not wheat, and I am amazed at how good they still are! They adapt so easily. Gotta try these too – love the fact that they have coconut and chocolate in them! Pinned to my breakfast board :)

  17. Sune Moolman says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! Chocolate and coconut all the way!

  18. These look absolutely amazing! I have to try this ASAP!

  19. Pallavi Bohra says:

    Very good recipe. I like very much coconut taste and flavor with coco.

  20. Chi says:

    I love this recipe! Coconut’s always been my favorite thing to put in pancakes.
    I’ve been your fan since high school and really love your blog, so I’m excited that you’re fixing up the page (though I must admit I like the old look better, maybe it’s just me)

  21. I absolutely love these pancakes! The recipe is super easy to follow and really fun to try and make the pancakes yourself. Coconut isn’t really my favorite but it fits with the pancakes. This isn’t really a problem because you can easily leave it out. It’s not the healthiest breakfast ever but i think the taste is definetly worth it! Strawberries and banana are also nice alternatives for the raspberries. Keep up the good work and I’ll be looking forword to more recipes.

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