Mocha Chip Pancakes + Espresso Syrup

Today I’m participating in a month-long Pancake Party. These Mocha Chip Pancakes with Espresso Syrup with coffee give breakfast a decadent charm.
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

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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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45 comments on “Mocha Chip Pancakes + Espresso Syrup

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

    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 :)

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

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

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

    Pretty irresistible–wow! Making these Saturday morning.

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

    Ohhhh, wow. Want. Love that flavor combo!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  13. Marlyposted July 25, 2012 at 7:17 am Reply

    Come to mama! These pancakes look amazing!!

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

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

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

    YES to espresso syrup!

  16. marlaposted July 24, 2012 at 6:19 am Reply

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

  17. Aggieposted July 24, 2012 at 6:13 am Reply

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

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

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

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

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

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

    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!

  21. Coletteposted July 23, 2012 at 9:40 am Reply

    Those look amazing. What a delicious flavour combo!

  22. [email protected]posted July 23, 2012 at 8:03 am Reply

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

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

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

  24. [email protected] Food Ramblingsposted July 23, 2012 at 7:41 am Reply

    Espresso syrup- heaven!

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

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

  26. Carolynposted July 23, 2012 at 7:32 am Reply

    So yummy! Mocha is one of my favourite flavours!

  27. Jeanetteposted July 23, 2012 at 6:41 am Reply

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

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

    Love the look of these! Hopping over now!

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

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

    Hugs <3

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

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

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

    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!!

  32. Jillposted July 22, 2012 at 7:06 pm Reply

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

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

    omg these look so good!! YUM

  34. JulieDposted July 22, 2012 at 6:18 pm Reply

    That looks so decadent!!!

  35. leslieposted July 22, 2012 at 4:05 pm Reply

    I bet the espresso syrup WAS AMAZING!

  36. Lizposted July 22, 2012 at 3:06 pm Reply

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

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

    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….

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

    This might be brinner tonight… Love.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    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!

  45. Nisrineposted July 22, 2012 at 5:46 am Reply

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