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Mocha Chip Pancakes + Espresso Syrup

If there was ever a food I could eat thirty days in a row, it would have to be pancakes. Today I’m participating in a month-long Pancake Party. Four whole weeks of pancakes, can you imagine?
Mocha Chip Pancakes with Espresso Syrup

I’m contributing my dark and moody Mocha Chip Pancakes, with ground coffee, warm molten chocolate speckled throughout, and a generous drizzle of black espresso syrup.

These Mocha Chip Pancakes with Espresso Syrup with coffee give breakfast a decadent charm.

Make sure to see my whole post over on Rachel Cooks today!

Mocha Chip Pancakes + Espresso Syrup

Yield: 8-10 pancakes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes


For the Espresso Syrup:

  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 2 ounces (a double shot) hot espresso

For the Mocha Chip Pancakes:

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup malted milk powder
  • 3 tablespoons ground coffee (not instant)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips


  1. Heat a griddle, or non-stick skillet, to medium-high.
  2. In a large bowl, add all the dry ingredients and whisk to blend.
  3. In a smaller bowl, whisk the milk, egg, and vanilla until frothy.
  4. Add the milk mixture to the dry mix and whisk until smooth. Last whisk in the melted butter.
  5. Allow the pancake batter to rest for 3-5 minutes before cooking, to thicken. It should be so thick that it barely pours.
  6. Once the griddle is hot, stir in the chocolate chips.
  7. Make one pancake as a test-batch to ensure your heat in accurate. Use a 1/4 cup scoop to ladle the batter onto a buttered griddle. Spread into a circle. Cook for 1-3 minutes per side. Flip when small bubbles rise to the top of the batter. If the pancake turns dark too quickly, lower the heat. Butter and repeat.

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44 Responses to “Mocha Chip Pancakes + Espresso Syrup”

  1. Nisrineposted July 22, 2012 at 5:46 am

    Oh dear, this is so heavenly. I LOVE the mocha chips in these pancakes!!


  2. Rachel Cooksposted July 22, 2012 at 6:15 am

    Thanks for being part of the pancake party! I am so in love with these pancakes–especially that syrup. Can’t wait to try it!


  3. Cassie (Bake Your Day)posted July 22, 2012 at 8:05 am

    I can’t wait to try these Sommer, some of my favorite breakfast flavors!


  4. Chung-Ah | Damn Deliciousposted July 22, 2012 at 8:47 am

    AMAZING! Heading over to Rachel’s blog for the recipe :)


  5. Laura (Tutti Dolci)posted July 22, 2012 at 9:08 am

    How decadent, Sommer! These sound amazing and I love the espresso syrup!


  6. Brian @ A Thought For Foodposted July 22, 2012 at 10:27 am

    I want these in my life! They look magically delicious! Hope you’re having a lovely weekend!


  7. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppersposted July 22, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    I LOVE pancakes, I make them all the time. Your recipe sounds great and I love how you used chocolate malt powder.


  8. Paula - bell'alimentoposted July 22, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    This might be brinner tonight… Love.


  9. Melissa Bposted July 22, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Pancakes have always been a favorite of mine both at home…and eating out.
    ( Ive been known to take a jar of my favorite peanut butter to a restaurant…to put on the pancakes that
    I “know” that Im going to order. ) lol….


  10. Lizposted July 22, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Oh, my. Who needs coffee when you can douse your pancakes with espresso syrup! These pancakes look amazing!


  11. leslieposted July 22, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    I bet the espresso syrup WAS AMAZING!


  12. JulieDposted July 22, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    That looks so decadent!!!


  13. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.posted July 22, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    omg these look so good!! YUM


  14. Jillposted July 22, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    Ahhhh! This was made for me. Pancakes. Chocolate. Coffee. Yes, please!


  15. Julia {The Roasted Root}posted July 22, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    My gosh, if I could get my coffee fix and pancake fix together in one sitting, I’d be psyched! I’ve never tried pancakes like this before and they look so delicious! A month of pancakes sounds great to me – looking forward to seeing what else you ladies come up with!!


  16. luv what you doposted July 22, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Wow! Those look unbelivable! I have been on such a pancake kick lately and these would make a sweet breakfast!


  17. Aldy @ Al Dente Gourmetposted July 22, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    My-Oh-My, this is just absolutely mouth-watering! Lovely flavors :)

    Hugs <3


  18. shelly (cookies and cups)posted July 23, 2012 at 6:39 am

    Love the look of these! Hopping over now!


  19. Jeanetteposted July 23, 2012 at 6:41 am

    Wow Sommer – now that is a stack of scrumptious looking pancakes!


  20. Carolynposted July 23, 2012 at 7:32 am

    So yummy! Mocha is one of my favourite flavours!


  21. Cookbook Queenposted July 23, 2012 at 7:37 am

    Pancakes are one of my all time favorite things!! I need this recipe in my life!!


  22. Elizabeth@ Food Ramblingsposted July 23, 2012 at 7:41 am

    Espresso syrup- heaven!


  23. bilbaobabposted July 23, 2012 at 7:46 am

    this looks and sounds amazing!!!! perfect way to start the morning!


  24. Jessica@AKitchenAddictionposted July 23, 2012 at 8:03 am

    These pancakes would make my morning so much better! Love the idea of pancakes with coffee! :)


  25. Coletteposted July 23, 2012 at 9:40 am

    Those look amazing. What a delicious flavour combo!


  26. Russell at Chasing Deliciousposted July 23, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    I know I say this way too much on your blog but, WHY HAVE I NOT TRIED THIS BEFORE?!?! I’m heading over to get the recipe! Yum!


  27. MIss @ Miss in the Kitchenposted July 23, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Mercy, these sound like my kind of pancakes, I’m heading over to get the recipe!


  28. Kiran @ KiranTarun.composted July 23, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Wowser!! I am drooling, at 11:30pm. No joke.


  29. Aggieposted July 24, 2012 at 6:13 am

    You are killing me. Espresso SYRUP??? Ok, this is heaven on a plate.


  30. marlaposted July 24, 2012 at 6:19 am

    I’m with Aggie ~ that espresso syrup sounds amazing!


  31. Jen @ Savory Simpleposted July 24, 2012 at 7:06 am

    YES to espresso syrup!


  32. Baker Streetposted July 25, 2012 at 4:17 am

    Oh my! Sunday would not be complete without these! The espresso syrup really takes these to another level!


  33. Marlyposted July 25, 2012 at 7:17 am

    Come to mama! These pancakes look amazing!!


  34. Tickled Redposted July 26, 2012 at 5:27 am

    Oh happy month!! Pancakes rock and these are awesome :D


  35. Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchenposted July 26, 2012 at 6:58 am

    Oh man…espresso syrup? Sign me up! :)


  36. Amber (Sprinkled With Flour)posted July 26, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Wow…wow….um, yeah…wow. Those pancakes look incredible! Maybe I should do pancakes for dinner tonight. :)


  37. Amy (Savory Moments)posted July 26, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    What a creative pancake and I love the syrup idea. They look like quite the pick-me-up breakfast!


  38. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabblesposted July 29, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Ohhhh, wow. Want. Love that flavor combo!


  39. Debi Shawcrossposted August 9, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Pretty irresistible–wow! Making these Saturday morning.


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  41. Colette @ JFF!posted February 4, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    O M G This is a breakfast dream-come-true.


  42. Averie @ Averie Cooksposted June 29, 2013 at 12:29 am

    I just saw these on Pinterest & I remember when Rachel asked me to do this – it feels sort of like just a month ago – and it was 14 months ago. Time flies! But your pancakes are timeless :)


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