Chocolate french silk pie usually contains raw eggs. And lots and lots of chocolate. And mounds of whipped cream. Mmmm. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. Except that whole raw egg thing.

Don’t fear. I’m not sharing pancakes and raw eggs with you today… instead I’m sharing pancakes that taste like french silk pie.


And I owe it all to this little can. Oh, and that cocoa above.

I adore coconut milk. You should too. It’s creamy and delicious.

And if you don’t like coconut? You can’t even taste it in these pancakes. I promise.

Unless you’re some kind of super coconut-tasting sleuth.

Not only are these pancakes simple and quick, they are pretty healthy too.


I topped mine with plain ole’ syrup, but trust me – I wanted to top them with chocolate syrup, whipped cream, vanilla cream glaze, and chocolate chips.

All at once.

Oh, and I gave the pancakes a little sprinkling of cocoa powder.

There is no such thing as too much chocolate.

Creamy and fluffy.

What more could you want from a pancake?



Chocolate French Silk Pancakes

serves 3-4 (about 12 pancakes)

2 cups whole wheat pastry flour (or all-purpose)

1/4 cup powdered sugar

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

2 heaping teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 eggs, well beaten

2 cups lite coconut milk + more if needed to smooth out batter

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Stir together flour, cocoa powder, sugar, salt and baking powder. Add eggs, milk and vanilla. Stir until dry ingredients are combined and batter is smooth. Preheat a skillet on medium heat. Drop 1/4 cup of batter on skillet and cook until bubbles form. Flip and cook until lightly browned.


As you can tell, I really hated these. I won’t be making them for a very long time. Like maybe… Friday?

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151 Responses to “Chocolate French Silk Pancakes.”

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    Katie — January 11, 2011 @ 3:23 pm

    If you put chocolate chips in these, I might ask you to marry me.

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    Kat — January 11, 2011 @ 3:29 pm

    These sound so good! I love pancakes of every variety but I haven’t chocolate in a while so I’ll make sure to try these out soon
    Thank you for all your delicious recipes!

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    Rachel @ The Avid Appetite — January 11, 2011 @ 3:37 pm

    I love love love pancakes. I’m guessing you could also use plain ol’ whole wheat flour? Rather then ww pastry flour? Just checking since I just bought a giant bag of it! :)

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    • Jessica — January 12th, 2011 @ 12:25 pm

      I would use all purpose or maybe 1/2 and 1/2 mix. I would think that all whole wheat flour would make these too grainy and not quite as soft/fluffy.

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    Brittany — January 11, 2011 @ 3:48 pm

    Well my mouth is watering from just looking at these pictures! I know what I’m having for breakfast tomorrow…

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    erin — January 11, 2011 @ 3:52 pm

    coconut tasting sleuth..lol..to funny

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    Jenna — January 11, 2011 @ 3:53 pm

    heaven.

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    Vanessa — January 11, 2011 @ 3:56 pm

    Mmh these look so fluffy!! Chocolate and coconut milk?? Yes please!

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    Mary @ Bites and Bliss — January 11, 2011 @ 3:59 pm

    Oh wow..yumm!! I must try these!

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    Kathryn — January 11, 2011 @ 3:59 pm

    These sound and look AMAZING. I think I’m going to give them a try and add some chocolate chips ;) Never can have too much CHOCOLATE!

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    Jennifer (keepitsimplefoods) — January 11, 2011 @ 4:00 pm

    Bravo!

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    Camille — January 11, 2011 @ 4:05 pm

    Holy chocolate!
    I would need to double the recipe to satisfy this chocolate craving :)

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    Noelle — January 11, 2011 @ 4:10 pm

    WOWZERS. I am making these tomorrow with egg-replacer. SOunds FANTASTIC! Thanks girl!

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    • Ghislaine — January 12th, 2011 @ 1:22 am

      Me too, and gluten-free for me. I find that pancakes made gluten-free, egg-free, and dairy-free using coconut milk tend to stick but for this, I’m going to chance it! And probably use a lot of grease in the pan!

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    Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat — January 11, 2011 @ 4:10 pm

    Well THESE certainly look ahmmmazing! Sounds delicious.. and nice job on the clean-up :) Pretty sure I’d be licking the plate!

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    Natalia - a side of simple — January 11, 2011 @ 4:14 pm

    There’s snow in the forecast for tomorrow morning. Snow day= pancakes. I’ll expect you by late tonight so that you don’t get delayed by the snow. Deal?

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    Maren — January 11, 2011 @ 4:19 pm

    I like to think I’m a coconut-tasting sleuth…I just hadn’t ever thought of a name for it, so thanks!! :D But seriously, if you say that you can’t really taste it, I suppose I’ll give these a try!

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    Amy @ Serve At Once — January 11, 2011 @ 4:21 pm

    I have never heard of such a confection, but I can guarantee that they will be in my life forever.

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    Becky — January 11, 2011 @ 4:23 pm

    As I was checking to see if they called off school I saw you posted this. Tried it this morning big hit! The girls loved them. It was fast and very simple. Plus super good. Thanks for the great start to our day!

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    • Jessica — January 12th, 2011 @ 3:19 am

      So glad they were a hit! :)

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    Blond Duck — January 11, 2011 @ 4:27 pm

    I’m still drooling over the bbq chicken enchiladas.

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    Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) — January 11, 2011 @ 5:08 pm

    Those are my kind of pancakes!

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    Lisa @Thrive Style — January 11, 2011 @ 5:21 pm

    Wow! Yum—those look and sound delicious. Thanks for the idea and recipe–I’m always trying to think of ways to turn dessert-y things into breakfast food :)

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    Kacy — January 11, 2011 @ 5:39 pm

    Wow, I think this might be the most creative pancake recipe ever. I love it.

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    Paige (running around normal) — January 11, 2011 @ 5:46 pm

    Oh God..I almost licked my computer screen. I’m glad I stopped myself – my coworkers would really think I’m nuts!!

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    Fallon — January 11, 2011 @ 5:57 pm

    I can’t wait to make these. They look so divine!

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    Paije — January 11, 2011 @ 6:04 pm

    I want to lick the plate…..seriously. They look amazing.

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    Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) — January 11, 2011 @ 6:05 pm

    delish! anything w/ coconut milk…is a winner :)

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    Kelly — January 11, 2011 @ 6:14 pm

    I know I’m weird but the whole raw egg thing has never scared me. The day the egg scare happened I made homemade mayonnaise.

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    • Jessica — January 12th, 2011 @ 3:18 am

      LOL! Me either girl. Me either.

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    gabby — January 11, 2011 @ 6:17 pm

    Oh my gosh…I love how you think! I need these in my life immediately!

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    Salah (My Healthiest LIfestyle) — January 11, 2011 @ 7:06 pm

    omg…..I had french silk pie for the first time with Christmas dinner and it was divine….These pancakes sound amazing as well!

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    • Jessica — January 12th, 2011 @ 3:18 am

      Isn’t is amazing?!

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    Jeanette — January 11, 2011 @ 7:07 pm

    What a great idea using light coconut milk and whole wheat flour. I use light coconut milk in my soups, love the creaminess without the dairy.

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    EatLiveRun — January 11, 2011 @ 7:21 pm

    drooooool. that is all.

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    Kate @ahealthypassion — January 11, 2011 @ 7:25 pm

    chocolate for breakfast is the best way to start your day, those look delish!

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    Nicole, RD — January 11, 2011 @ 8:23 pm

    Yummmm! TJ’s light coconut milk is the best! It doesn’t seem as light as others, but it’s the same nutrition information. Love it :)

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    Nourhan @ Miss Anthropist's Kitchen — January 11, 2011 @ 8:33 pm

    Yum!

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    Ellen@FirednFabulous — January 11, 2011 @ 8:45 pm

    Maybe just a few harmless chocolate chips should have made it on the plate. Just a few. Otherwise, PERFECTION!

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    • Jessica — January 12th, 2011 @ 3:18 am

      That’s why these were missing!

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    Lee @ College Foodie Finds — January 11, 2011 @ 8:48 pm

    Your last photo really makes this post. love it! Your pancakes looked divine! Have you ever topped pancakes with a nut-butter? MMM MM!

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    Janalyne — January 11, 2011 @ 9:11 pm

    Those look awesome! I just tried coconut milk for the first time last week…I’ll have to use this recipe now!

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    Ashley — January 11, 2011 @ 9:31 pm

    Ummmmm yes please, for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

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    Jennifer — January 11, 2011 @ 10:16 pm

    Oh my gosh! I’m making this for dinner tonight since I’m kicking myself for not seeing this earlier!

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    Mackenzie @ The Caramel Cookie — January 11, 2011 @ 10:25 pm

    Chocolate for breakfast = perfection.

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    Ashley@quasichick — January 11, 2011 @ 11:07 pm

    These are on the menu for Saturday morning!

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    ashley — January 12, 2011 @ 12:20 am

    Is it bad that I hope to get snowed in tomorrow so I have time to make these for breakfast?? :)

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    • Jessica — January 12th, 2011 @ 3:15 am

      Perfectly normal!

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    Sherry Greek — January 12, 2011 @ 12:31 am

    Sometimes you really make my jaw drop. And this is one of the times it hit the floor. Droooooool.

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    Ari @ ThE DiVa DiSh — January 12, 2011 @ 12:49 am

    Can you say HeAvEnLy?!?

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    Heather — January 12, 2011 @ 12:50 am

    Oh.my.word! I am thinking of a stack of these with some peanut butter sauce drizzled all down the sides and my mouth WON’T stop watering!

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    • Jessica — January 12th, 2011 @ 3:14 am

      Yeah. That sounds amazing.

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    Katie — January 12, 2011 @ 1:09 am

    Holy yum…I smell a weekend recipe adding itself to me menu list!

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    Pixie — January 12, 2011 @ 1:33 am

    Would it be going too far to top these with toasted coconut?

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    • Jessica — January 12th, 2011 @ 3:14 am

      Never.

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    Amy at TheSceneFromMe — January 12, 2011 @ 2:07 am

    Hmm, never thought of adding coconut milk to pancake batter. I can’t stand that stuff on it’s own, but I’m sure I’d love it in a pancake with cocoa too!

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    Maggie @ Vittles and Bits — January 12, 2011 @ 2:17 am

    Oh MY! I want to make these IMMEDIATELY! Too bad I just had foot surgery and can’t stand hahaha… And I doubt my husband will make them :( Oh well I guess now I have something to look forward to when I recover!

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    Penny Lane — January 12, 2011 @ 5:03 am

    ummm there should be a major disclaimer on this post that if you have just spent 50 minutes sweating your booty of to not look at this post. I choked on my drool. They look fabulous.

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    Dana @ my little celebration — January 12, 2011 @ 3:07 pm

    Oh dear. Those look AMAZING! Pancakes, chocolate and coconut are three of my favorite things so I must give these a try. Plus, I have a can of coconut milk sitting in my cupboard that I’ve been wondering what to do with. Now, I know.

    Thanks for sharing! What a creative and delicious-looking recipe.

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