Friday, April 8, 2016

Churro Pancakes-Spicy Chocolate Sauce

Start your Cinco de Mayo celebration with these Churro Pancakes topped with a Spicy Chocolate sauce!  Ole!

Churro Pancakes | Cooking on the Front Burner
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Oh boy, you are in for a real treat today because we are making breakfast decadent with these Churro Pancakes with a Spicy Chocolate Sauce.  Do I have your attention?  Cinco de Mayo is around the corner and your family would be thrilled with these tasty cakes dripping in yummy chocolate sauce.  Seriously, these pancakes maybe should be considered a dessert but nah, let's start the day catering to your sweet tooth and celebrate! Ole!

Ok, I have to admit I've never had a churro, but I've seen so many recipes around that I knew eventually I would want to give these a try (in a pancake form).  They kind of remind me of an Italian treat that I grew up that we called Pizza Frite - which was basically pizza dough formed into an 6-8" disk, fried and then dusted with confectioners sugar.  These were my favorites and at all the fairs around town.  And if we were lucky, we would come home from school and mom would have a batch ready for us.

Churros are a bit similar as they are a dough made in about a bread stick length, deep fried and rolled in cinnamon sugar.  They originated in Spain many centuries ago and were enjoyed for breakfast, a snack or dessert.  I'm not sure if back in the day if they dipped theirs in chocolate but many of the recipes found on the web today include a sauce.  And speaking of sauces, this one has a kick to it with a bit of cayenne pepper.  It goes perfectly!

What other ways do you celebrate Cinco de Mayo?  Have you ever tried Deep Fried Ice Cream?  Be sure to see the recipe I am linking below that is tried and true.  And if you are inclined to have a tasty beverage (margarita), I'm including one of those too!  Let's keep the celebration going all day long!

Churro Pancakes with Spicy Chocolate Sauce

by Cooking on the Front Burner
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: about 6-7 minutes
Yield about 8 pancakes
Inspired by:  Macheesmo
  • 3/4 cup white flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/8 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg plus one egg white
  • 1 1/2 cups milk (1 or 2%)
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • soft butter
  • 6 oz chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  1. In a large bowl combine the two flours, 1/8 cup sugar, 1 1/2 t cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder and salt - whisk to combine
  2. In a medium bowl beat together the egg and egg white, milk and 2 T melted butter
  3. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry until mixed well but not overbeat
  4. Let batter sit for about 15 minutes
  5. Mix in a small plate the 1/2 cup sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon and set aside
  6. In a small saucepan over low heat melt the chocolate chips then whisk in the heavy cream, 2 T butter, 1 t cinnamon and the cayenne pepper... stir constantly until it is well combined - turn off heat and set aside
  7. Heat a griddle over medium heat until drops of water "dance" across when dropped on hot griddle.
  8. Add a dab of butter on spot where pancake mix will be placed then place about 1/3 cup batter on top
  9. Cook on one side about 3-4 minutes until small bubbles form around edge and seem a bit dry
  10. Flip and cook about 2 minutes until down
  11. Use a bit of soft butter on each side of the pancake then dip pancakes in the cinnamon sugar mixture that is on the plate.
  12. Top with the chocolate sauce and serve! 
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Naked pancakes... good on their own but oh that sauce!

With all the yummy chocolate sauce!

Churro Pancakes | Cooking on the Front Burner

Churro Pancakes | Cooking on the Front Burner

Sprinkle with more cinnamon/sugar mixture if you like

Other recipes to try:

Churro Pancakes with Spicy Chocolate Sauce | Cooking on the Front Burner


  1. Those look incredible...I love churo flavors and I can imagine they are even better with that chocolate drizzle :-)

  2. These look amazing! What a great dessert to end the meal with!

  3. Wow oh wow!! I would love to start my day with these pancakes :D

  4. You definitely had my attention! I love Churros and that spicy chocolate sauce dripping on the sides makes my mouth water!

  5. I love the idea of these flavors on a pancake! This looks like a delicious recipe the whole family can enjoy!

  6. Now that's a way to start the day! Churro pancakes with chocolate sauce - heck, yes!

  7. These pancakes are just the thing I want to start my morning with!

  8. Wow!! These pancakes are how I want to start my day!

  9. Oh wow what a way to start the day! I love eating dessert for breakfast!

  10. This is my kind of breakfast for sure! Love the flavor!

  11. These are so fun!! My family would love these!

  12. Now this is a fun stack of pancakes...and that chocolate sauce sounds incredible!

  13. These are the BEST creation ever!!! I want to have a Cinco de Mayo brunch now!

  14. I love this recipe girl - best breakfast I have seen in a while.

  15. I CANNOT wait to eat these! I"m so glad I found you on the Create Linky Inspire Linky!

  16. Can I just start every day out with these?! If not, definitely Cinco de Mayo, followed shortly after by Mothers Day! These look amazing and I love that the chocolate sauce has a bit of a kick to it! Hopefully that means my kids won't want it and I can't eat ALL of it ;)

  17. WOW! Those are truly droolworthy! Pinning and sharing on my FB page this weekend! My kids would go crazy for these!

  18. Wow! These pancakes look incredible! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!

  19. Wow what creativity ! Thank you for this amazing recipe!

  20. If i don't have whole wheat flour can i just use all purpose for the whole recipe?


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