Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Chocolate POM Pancakes

There's something about the warmth of your blankets in the morning and the prospect of putting my feet on the cold wooden floor that makes me want to stay in bed indefinitely.  When my stomach starts grumbling, these pancakes are worth jumping out of bed for!

To keep these suitable for breakfast, I kept the pancakes batter not too sweet and added in just enough chocolate chips to make each bite was filled with melty chips and crunchy pomegranate seeds.  Treat yourself this weekend and make a batch, I know I will be :)

Chocolate Pomegranate Pancakes
adapted from Lauren (these are my favorite variety)
Serves: 2

1c minus 2T whole wheat pastry flour (or white whole wheat or AP flour)
2T cocoa powder (I used this kind)
1t evaporated cane juice (or more if desired)
1t baking powder
1/2t baking soda
1/2t cinnamon
pinch of salt
1c buttermilk
1 egg
1t vanilla
1/4c semi-sweet chocolate chips, plus more for garnish
3/4c pomegranate arils, plus more for garnish

In a large measuring cup or small bowl, whisk together buttermilk, egg and vanilla.  Set aside.

In a large bowl, add dry ingredients (flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.  Whisk well to combine.  Add chocolate chips and pomegranate arils and gently toss to coat.  Pour in buttermilk mixture and stir until just combined.

Heat a large nonstick griddle over medium low heat.  Coat with cooking spray if you need to (mine works well even without) and once hot, use a 1/4-cup measure to spoon out pancake batter.  Cook a 2-3 minutes, until you start to see bubbles on the surface.  Flip and cook another 2-3 minutes.

Serve, topped with extra pomegranate seeds and chocolate chips.

What will you be cooking up this weekend??


Sarah said...

These look AMAZING. I will definitely be making them in the near future.

In and Around Town said...

These look so delicious! I can't believe I have not added cocoa to pancakes before - definitely makes getting out of bed worth it.

Hannah said...

Those fluffy pancakes are absolutely mouth-watering! Few ingredients pair more harmoniously than chocolate and pomegranate... Talk about a treat worth waking up early for!

Erica said...

I adore a good pancake! A little chocolate in my pancakes? Yes please!! Not a lot of cooking this weekend- its restaurant week, so we're hitting up a lot of deals

Colleen @ Culinary Colleen said...

I would love to wake up to these! I need motivation of seriously delicious food to get myself out of bed on weekends!

Delicious Dishings said...

You definitely have me thinking about making chocolate-pomegranate pancakes this weekend.

Sacha said...

I'm so with you on getting out of bed on a cold day. But I'd probably run out of bed for these!

Joanne said...

I'm all for finding new ways to incorporate POMS into my life! And chocolate for breakfast. Two-in-one-awesomeness right here.

Kristen said...

these are so pretty. I feel you about wanting to stay in bed.

Jeane M. said...

Chocolate and pomegranate sounds really interesting. Must have this in my breakfast table certainly.:D Got my eye on your next posts.

vanillasugarblog said...

have I made chocolate pancakes?
i don't think so.
so I need to print this one out!

Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic said...

I wish I were at home today so I can whip up a batch of these!

Natalie said...

hello--chocolate and pom seeds? perfect combo!

Emily @ A Cambridge Story said...

These look great for a weekend or any day! I was totally expecting you to use Pom juice - but love what you've done here!

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