Chocolate Chip Raspberry Pancakes – Healthified

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 18, 2009

Chocolate Chip Raspberry Pancakes

Because I was able to get another box of raspberries for $.98 on Monday, leftover from last week’s sale, I had to get these pancakes made and marked off the “Stock the Freezer” list!  As I was making them, I kept thinking to myself…chocolate for breakfast?  Really?

I wasn’t sure how I felt about that.  Don’t get me wrong.  I’m all for chocolate.  But somehow for breakfast, it didn’t seem quite right.

BUT, if I add in some healthy ingredients like ground flaxseed and ground almonds, THEN it will be OK.  Because they’ve been healthified. Right???

Justify.

Justify.

I made a quadruple batch of the recipe below.  And most of them made it into the freezer (using this method for freezing pancakes)…as a few were eaten as an afternoon snack.

And I don’t think these need any butter or syrup.  That would just be sugar overload!

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The chocolate and raspberry combo is perfect and makes them just sweet enough!

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Chocolate Chip Raspberry Pancakes

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 10 minutes

Cooking Time – 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of pancake mix, store bought or homemade
    plus whatever you need to mix in…water, or egg and milk…whatever the box/recipe says!
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 3 Tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup ground almonds

Directions

  • Make pancake mix according to box instructions, or make your favorite homemade pancake batter.
  • To the batter, add raspberries, chocolate chips, ground flaxseed, and ground almonds.
  • Mix well, and make on the griddle.
  • Flip and enjoy!

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Myra September 18, 2009 at 8:35 am

This looks amazingly delicious!!!

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Barbara Baroa September 18, 2009 at 9:37 am

Sounds good! I wonder if there is a whole grain pancake recipe out there, which would make us feel less guilty about the chocolate?

I would love to make up a couple of recipes of this and freeze them for my daughters to give their children for quick, healthy breakfasts….as well as for myself.

Good luck with your website! I’m excited about learning from you.

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Alea September 18, 2009 at 12:24 pm

I am looking forward to trying this recipe! I think the health benefits of flax seed offsets the chocolate. :-)

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Kathy September 18, 2009 at 12:40 pm

Use dark chocolate and you won’t feel bad about the choc for breakfast since dark chocolate is full of antioxidants! If you can’t find dk choc chips then just buy a dark choc bar and chop into chunks. These look so good and I’ll def. be trying them (w/dk choc of course)!

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Kathy Howe September 18, 2009 at 8:36 pm

You’re right….adding some healthy ingredients does reduce the guilt. And chocolate adds so much to the flavor!

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Jennifer September 18, 2009 at 11:24 pm

I am SURE this would be a hit at my house. What about white chips? That sounds great. And, I agree, chocolate chips are going over the line for breakfast, but every once in while, it’s a real treat. Great idea!

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Tiffany September 19, 2009 at 7:47 am

Great idea to bump up the nutrition of boxed mix pancakes. I really like the way pancakes from a mix taste, but to eat them in the morning (especially when I was nursing a babe) was just not enough to keep me going. I usually make whole wheat pancakes instead. The addition of chocolate chips and raspberries would make my kids sing!

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Simply Life September 21, 2009 at 7:42 am

Yum! Sounds like the perfect breakfast!

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Alicia June 3, 2011 at 6:22 am

Wow this looks amazing… I’ve done with chocolate chip w/cherries in my pancake mix (with a little vanilla & cinnamon) and have loved it, so I know this would be a hit with me, too. I’ve never tried frozen pancakes, do they really taste just as fresh when you pull them back out? How do you reheat them? Gosh I should read your link about freezing them, it might say there, haha. Do you have your own grinder? Ok thanks, take care!!

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June January 4, 2012 at 10:14 am

I use the Aunt Jemima Whole Wheat Pancake mix and my kids eat it!! I mix in some ground flax seed and/or wheat germ too. I haven’t done this and it sounds YUMMY!! Thanks for the idea!

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Shela August 20, 2012 at 3:47 pm

Semi-sweet chocolate chips are an MUFA, mono unsaturated fatty acid, and with the flax seed and almonds it’s the perfect fat for breakfast!

We do whole wheat chocolate chip pancakes every Sunday for lunch with scrambled eggs. Easy lunch after church!

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