You know I’m not a coffee lover, but I sure do love coffee-flavored treats. And I especially love mocha-flavored sweets. But Mr. How Sweet? Not so much.

The morning I made these, he stumbled into the kitchen, took one look at them, and assumed they were chocolate chip cookies. Into his mouth he shoved about 4, then promptly spit them right back out into the garbage can. A coffee fan he is not. I wanted to whack him upside the head.

Luckily, I had made a giant batch for myself and to freeze for use throughout the week. And they do resemble chocolate chip cookies from a distance, don’t they? They also are similar to chocolate chip cookies in the way that you want to eat about 16 of them – at the same time. They are so delicious.
You can definitely top them with your traditional butter and maple syrup, but I actually took a… creamier route. I added a dollop of whipped cream on top and ate it just like a cookie. I couldn’t wait for the butter and syrup. Plus, I used my favorite whole wheat pancake recipe. Whole wheat = eating more delicious ‘cakes. Feel free to use your favorite pancake mix and add a bit of instant coffee and chocolate chips. Make it your own!


Mini Mocha Chip Pancakes

makes about 30-40 mini pancakes

2 cups whole wheat pastry flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 tablespoon instant coffee (add more or less to your liking)

1 teaspoon salt

2 eggs, well beaten

2 cups milk

2 tablespoons canola oil

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 cup chocolate chips

Stir together dry ingredients. Add eggs, milk, vanilla and oil. Stir until dry ingredients are moistened. Using a tablespoon measure, spoon batter onto griddle or skillet heated to medium heat. Sprinkle chocolate chips into each round of batter. Cook on preheated pan until bubbles form and edges start to dry. Flip and cook until lightly browned.

Top with your garnish of choice.

I also think you could go the pumpkin spice route and make these into pumpkin spice latte pancakes with a spoonful of coffee powder. Sounds tasty!
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36 Responses to “Mini Mocha Chip Pancakes.”

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    Heather — October 30, 2010 @ 7:00 am

    if you could air freight these to me today, that’d be great. please and thank you!

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    • Laura @ GotChocolate — October 31st, 2010 @ 9:15 am

      Or a giant sling shot would work huh!?! Hahahaha!!!

      Mocha/coffee flavored things are awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Melanie @ SpareTimeBaker — October 30, 2010 @ 7:00 am

    OK, I think I love you. I ♥ pancakes, and I ♥ all things mocha!! :) I will have to give this a try – and soon!!! We love to have breakfast for dinner here at our house, so I can make these ANY time! :) Thanks for sharing.

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    Camille — October 30, 2010 @ 7:01 am

    I love coffee flavored foods!
    I can’t wait to try these!

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    Meaghen — October 30, 2010 @ 7:04 am

    I love anything “mini” so immediately I fell in love with these! I haven’t had chocolate chip pancakes in so long. I forgot how fun it is to have chocolate for breakfast! :)

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    Liz @ LBBakes — October 30, 2010 @ 7:08 am

    Mmm, what a neat little twist on reg. choc chip pancake!

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    Nicole @ Making Good Choices — October 30, 2010 @ 7:10 am

    I never think to add any fillings to my pancakes, I don’t know why. I need to try these, maybe tomorrow after my run when I am ready to stuff my face.

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    Katie — October 30, 2010 @ 7:13 am

    Can you come to my house and make these for me this morning? Thanks. ;-)

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    Matt — October 30, 2010 @ 7:17 am

    I bet those would be awesome with some pancakes :)

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    Krystina (Organically Me) — October 30, 2010 @ 7:37 am

    I LOVE mini pancakes; they’re so much more fun to eat.

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    Emma — October 30, 2010 @ 8:10 am

    These look delicious, I’ll eat anything with the word mocha in it!

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    Tabitha (From Single to Married) — October 30, 2010 @ 8:13 am

    even though I’m not a huge mocha fan, these still look tasty!

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    Erica — October 30, 2010 @ 8:26 am

    he did NOT spit them out???!! For real? They are so gorgeous. A great weekend breakfast

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    Ellen@FirednFabulous — October 30, 2010 @ 8:36 am

    Not a coffee lover? Maybe we’re not kindred spirits after all? Nooo, I can’t accept that!

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    Erika @ Food.Fitness.Fun — October 30, 2010 @ 8:45 am

    Pancakes! Gotta love ‘em. :-D

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    Lauren at KeepItSweet — October 30, 2010 @ 8:46 am

    what a great idea for a morning pick-me-up! how fun

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    Jihane (Sinful Sundays) — October 30, 2010 @ 10:11 am

    Awww! I just really started to cook and bake in the last year and am so sensitive about it. If someone spit out something I made I think I’d cry…cause I cry over non-important things, lol.

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    Kylie @ A Hungry Spoon — October 30, 2010 @ 10:15 am

    Mocha chip pancakes–what a neat idea! Although I’m not a coffee drinker at all, I absolutely LOVE anything with coffee flavor–ice cream, desserts, etc. So I’d be willing to guess I’d even enjoy these chocolate chip cookie-look-alike pancakes :)

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    the blissful baker — October 30, 2010 @ 10:23 am

    these look scrumptious! i love coffee flavored anything!

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    Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather — October 30, 2010 @ 10:37 am

    These are so cute. I love mini foods. For some reason they just taste better and plus you get to eat more which I always love.

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    Natalie (The Sweets Life) — October 30, 2010 @ 11:28 am

    I love how mini these are! And while I’m not a huge fan of coffee as a drink, I love its flavor in things. Bookmarking this recipe!!

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    Jessica@tastyandtrim — October 30, 2010 @ 12:37 pm

    You have my mom and I drooling over this recipe right now! Our instant healthy coffee is perfect for these – YUM :)

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    Kim in MD — October 30, 2010 @ 12:40 pm

    What a fabulous combination of flavors! YUM!

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    Alexandra — October 30, 2010 @ 1:42 pm

    YUMMY!

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    Moni'sMeals — October 30, 2010 @ 1:47 pm

    I really like the idea of these being mini. I love “mini” foods. ;)
    My type of breakfast for sure- I love pancakes, I love mocha everything, I love chocolate chips, and cinnamon!

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    Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) — October 30, 2010 @ 2:42 pm

    these are so cute!!!!!!

    mini anything just tugs at my heart :)

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    Joslyn @ missfitbliss — October 30, 2010 @ 4:09 pm

    Ha! That’s happened to me before with my boyfriend. He totally wasted like, half of a dessert I made because he thought it was “too crunchy”. Men.

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    Katrina — October 30, 2010 @ 7:31 pm

    These little guys look super tasty! I love pancakes.

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    Wei-Wei — October 30, 2010 @ 8:21 pm

    Mmm, mocha. I don’t understand why Mr How Sweet doesn’t like coffee! D:

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    Amanda — October 31, 2010 @ 5:09 am

    Delish!! Great job!

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    CaSaundra — October 31, 2010 @ 5:46 am

    I’m the same way–don’t like coffee, but love the flavored coffee treats. I think I-Hop should put something like this on their menu! :-)

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    Maris (In Good Taste) — October 31, 2010 @ 9:38 am

    These look great – I’m a coffee addict so I’d love to have it IN my breakfast too! :)

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    Lisa @ I'm an Oie — October 31, 2010 @ 12:32 pm

    I’m the same way–hate coffee, but love coffee flavored things. Also, love the way it smells!

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    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — October 31, 2010 @ 8:16 pm

    Ooh… I’m sure these are lovely! I just ordered some cappuccino flavored chips from King Arthur Flour that would be fantastic in these pancakes!

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