chocolate strawberry buttermilk pancakes
Sometimes breakfast just needs to be a little fancier, or a little more fun, or in this case both! Five of our favorite brands came together to help us make these indulgent and delicious buttermilk pancakes, topped with fresh strawberry compote and a beautiful coconut chocolate drizzle!
chocolate strawberry buttermilk pancakes
Yields: 4 servings
Time: 15 minutes prep, 30 minutes cooking
For the pancakes:
- 2 cups Bob’s Red Mill Buttermilk Pancake and Waffle Mix
- 2 tablespoons melted Dignity Raw Coconut Oil
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/2 cups water
- Unsalted butter for cooking the pancakes, if desired
- For the honey strawberry compote:
- 1 pound (about 3 cups) fresh strawberries, hulled and cut into ½” pieces
- 3 tablespoons Nature Nate’s Honey Co. Raw & Unfiltered Honey, more or less to taste
- 1/4 cup water, divided
- 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
- Pinch of kosher salt, more to taste
- 1 teaspoon tapioca starch (or other thickening starch like arrowroot powder)
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice, more to taste
For the chocolate glaze:
- 10 ounces (1 bag) Endangered Species 60% Cocoa Dark Chocolate Premium Baking Chips
- 2 tablespoons Dignity Raw Coconut Oil
1. In a medium mixing bowl whisk together the Bob’s Red Mill Buttermilk Pancake and
Waffle Mix, oil, eggs, and water until just combined. Take care not to over-mix the batter to
ensure you get the lightest pancakes possible. Set the bowl aside at room temperature while
making the strawberry compote and chocolate shell.
2. Place the strawberries, Nature Nate’s Honey Co. Raw & Unfiltered Honey, two
tablespoons of water, nutmeg, and salt in a medium GreenPan saucepan on the stovetop over
medium-low heat and stir to combine. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook, stirring
occasionally, until the berries being to soften and release their juices, about 4 to 6 minutes. In a
small bowl mix the cornstarch and the remaining two tablespoons of water together until the
cornstarch is dissolved. Stir the cornstarch mixture into the strawberries until thoroughly
combined and cook, stirring regularly, until the compote thickens. Remove from the heat and
stir in the lemon juice. Once cooled, taste and adjust with honey, salt, and lemon juice as
3. In a medium heat-proof glass or metal bowl, melt the Endangered Species 60% Cocoa
Dark Chocolate Premium Baking Chips over a saucepan of simmering water, making sure the
water isn’t contacting the bottom of the bowl or else the chocolate could burn. Stir in the
Dignity Raw Coconut Oil and heat until both the chocolate and coconut oil are just fully
melted. Carefully remove (the bowl will be quite hot) from the saucepan and stir until
thoroughly combined. Keep the chocolate shell just warm by occasionally placing it back over
the warm water while cooking the pancakes.
4. Place a large GreenPan frypan on the stovetop over medium heat. If using, melt a
teaspoon or two of butter in the pan. Once the butter is melted and the pan is hot, pour 1/3 cup
portions of pancake batter in, leaving a little space between each as they’ll spread slightly. Cook
for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the edges have just set and the tops are nicely bubbled, then flip and
cook another 2 to 3 minutes more until fully cooked through. Adjust your heat as needed so that
you have beautiful golden-brown pancakes in that cook time. Continue until all the pancake
batter is used.
5. Serve on Carthage Co.’s stoneware plates and spoon some of the strawberry compote on
top of a warm stack of pancakes. Ensure the chocolate shell is warm enough to just pour nicely,
then drizzle over the pancakes and serve immediately.
For an extra fancy presentation to place on top of the pancakes, dip whole strawberries into the
chocolate sauce and place them on a plate in the freezer for 15 to 20 minutes while cooking the
pancakes so the chocolate hardens into a beautiful chocolate shell!
Any leftover chocolate sauce can be kept for 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator and rewarmed to pour
over the top of any dessert – we love it over a scoop or two of ice cream!
Enjoy! If you make this recipe, be sure to post it to your social media and tag us @eschocolate on IG and @EndangeredSpeciesChocolate on FB!