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Chocolate Malt Pancakes

by Emma on October 10, 2011

in Breakfast

Pancakes are awesome. I especially like them at 2 pm, when I’ve forgotten to eat all day and begin to realize that my stomach is not just grumbling, not just growling, but… like… roaring at me to eat.

Like a lion.

It’s quite terrifying.

I may have wolfed down a couple of these, but as I was stuffing my face I noticed a few things. These pancakes were fluffy with a crispy edge, the batter only had a subtle chocolate flavor (but the dark chocolate chips I added, really brought the flavor home) and the addition of malted milk to these was…. awesome. Malted milk in pancakes is a must do.

A total must.

You could use plain (or vanilla) malted milk instead of chocolate, if you prefer. But I decided to go big or go home… if you know what I mean.

Chocolate Malt Pancakes, makes 6-8 medium size pancakes.

Needed: 1 cup flour, 1/3 cup chocolate malted milk, 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, 3/4 teaspoon salt, 3/4 cup milk, 1 egg, a handful of dark chocolate chips and 3 tablespoons melted butter. Plus oil for cooking.

In a bowl whisk together the flour, malted milk, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the milk and egg and stir until just combined. Stir in the melted butter and chocolate chips. Let batter rest for 2-3 minutes while you heat up the pan for cooking.

Heat a pan over medium heat, add 1-2 tablespoons oil (I used vegetable, but anything plain tasting will do. You could also use butter if you don’t like or have oil). Just drip one small dollop of batter onto the hot pan to see if it cooks quickly, if it does then you are ready to go.

Pour 1/8 cup (or slightly more) batter into the pan. Once the batter begins to bubble carefully wedge your spatula under the pancake and flip it over. Continue cooking for 1-2 more minutes until it’s done. Remove pancake to a plate, add a bit more oil to the pan and repeat until you have made all of the batter into pancakes. Like magic.

These are rather decadent, but not too dessert-like for breakfast. But that’s just my opinion. You decide. :)

xo. Emma


Rae Veda October 10, 2011 at 1:49 am

Ah! My tummy does that to me too. No fun but a great reminder. xo, rv

Lily October 10, 2011 at 1:50 am

At the risk of sounding clueless, (oh well I am) where do you get malted milk?

These sound absolutely amazing.

Emma October 10, 2011 at 9:18 pm

I bought mine at Wal-mart. It was in the coffee, hot cocoa mix section. :)

Anna October 11, 2011 at 4:17 am

Hi, I’m from Brazil and sorry if this sounds ignorant but about this malted milk, is it powder or liquid? Is Ovaltine the same thing? Thanks in advance! :D

Amber @ The Owl's Den October 10, 2011 at 2:16 am

These look delicious! I’ve been wanting pancakes since last weekend but sadly i woke up too late to grab some. I’m going to make sure and set my clock to get up early enough for pancakes!!

xo Amber P.

Annie October 10, 2011 at 3:17 am

Oooooh man these look great! Am sooo trying along with the pumpkin bread!


grace October 10, 2011 at 3:33 am

what a treat! yum!


Emma October 10, 2011 at 4:41 am

Omg, I have been meaning to make some pancakes for breakfast, I’m going to make some tomorrow, aha. *Cravings…*

xo Emma

Earendil October 10, 2011 at 8:24 am

yummy! those look delicious! :)

Andie October 10, 2011 at 10:57 am

o my god, these look so good.

Lauren Hairston October 10, 2011 at 12:23 pm

Other than Whoppers, I don’t think I’ve ever had malted anything. I’ll have to give these a try.

I love your plate, fork and doily! Very cute.

Hanna October 10, 2011 at 1:05 pm

Oh, I know these stomach grumblings! They are especially awkward if you are writing an exam and everybody is quiet and your stomach just want stop making funny noises, haha ;)
anyway, these look so yummy so I guess I will just eat one before my next exam and I’ll be fine :) .

Adrianna from A Cozy Kitchen October 10, 2011 at 6:45 pm

Chocolate Malt pancakes?!?! They look delicious. I’ve never met a pancake I didn’t love.

Maggie October 10, 2011 at 7:23 pm

Pancakes are always better in the afternoon or evenings. These look delish!

Kathrin October 11, 2011 at 6:19 am

It sounds so good! I love Pancakes! But who doesn’t? :D

Amy Jo October 11, 2011 at 8:33 am

Until about a month ago I didn’t realize how realize how easy it was to make pancakes. I always got them at a restaurant or begged my daddy to make them when I visited. I felt so grown up last weekend when I had some girl friends over and whipped up a batch for all of us. I’ve always flicked water on the pan to see if its hot enough. The little drops skate and dance around when its just hot enough to cook the cakes fast without burning them.

Lauren Helen October 11, 2011 at 9:56 pm

These look amazing – unfortunately my track record with pancakes has been dismal so far. Maybe this will be the one that turns out :)


Marie-Claire October 12, 2011 at 8:32 am

Sounds and looks delicious! Now I’m craving pancakes & chocolate!!

toridawn October 20, 2011 at 5:11 am

I’m totally lactose intolerant, but I’m just gonna take some enzymes and make these suckers anyways.

Malted milk in pancakes? GENIUS!

Sarah October 26, 2011 at 10:34 pm

Thank you for this amazing idea! Brilliant!