These Churro Pancakes are really easy to make. They are super fluffy, brushed with butter and dipped in a cinnamon sugar mixture. Then drizzled with a warm spicy chocolate sauce. Absolutely fantastic!
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 pancakes dripping in yummy chocolate sauce. Seriously, these pancakes should be considered a dessert, but nah, let's start the day catering to your sweet tooth and celebrate with an easy pancakes recipe! Ole!
- white flour
- whole wheat flour
- baking soda
- baking powder
- chocolate chips
- heavy cream
- cayenne pepper
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 them a try (in a pancake form).
They kind of remind me of an Italian treat that I grew up eating called Pizza Frite - which is basically pizza dough formed into an 6-8" disk, fried and then dusted with confectioners sugar.
They were my favorites 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.
A typical churro is made of a pastry (similar to what used to make cram puffs) and refried and coated in cinnamon sugar. These pancakes have similar taste!
Leftover pancakes can be store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 days. Use a microwave to warm them up (about 10 seconds)
Do not overmix the batter so when it has small lumps you can stop mixing. Also fresh baking powder helps.
What other ways do you celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Have you ever tried Deep Fried Ice Cream? And if you are inclined to have a tasty beverage (margarita), you might like this Fresh Strawberry Margarita.
With all the yummy chocolate sauce!
When making pancakes be sure to only flip them once to keep them from getting flat. You will turn the first side when small bubbles are around the edges.
Sprinkle with more cinnamon/sugar mixture if you like.
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CHURRO PANCAKES WITH SPICY CHOCOLATE SAUCE
These Churro pancakes are sure to be a hit for everyone!
- ¾ cup white flour
- ¾ cup whole wheat flour
- ⅛ cup sugar
- 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
- ½ teaspoons baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg
- 1 egg white
- 1 ½ cup milk (1 or 2%)
- 2 tablespoons butter melted
- ½ cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 6 oz. chocolate chips
- ½ cup heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
- In a large bowl combine the two flours, ⅛ cup sugar, 1 ½ t cinnamon, baking soda, 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder and salt - whisk to combine
- In a medium bowl beat together the egg and egg white, milk and 2 T melted butter
- Stir the wet ingredients into the dry until mixed well but not overbeat
- Let batter sit for about 15 minutes
- Mix in a small plate the ½ cup sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon and set aside
- 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
- Heat a griddle over medium heat until drops of water "dance" across when dropped on hot griddle.
- Add a dab of butter on spot where pancake mix will be placed then place about ⅓ cup batter on top
- Cook on one side about 3-4 minutes until small bubbles form around edge and seem a bit dry
- Flip and cook about 2 minutes until down
- 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.
- Top with the chocolate sauce and serve!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 2
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 767Total Fat: 39gSaturated Fat: 23gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 118mgSodium: 789mgCarbohydrates: 101gFiber: 7gSugar: 55gProtein: 14g
Nutritional information provided is computer-generated and only an estimate. You may want to do your own research with the ingredients listed if you have concerns about health or specific diets.
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Those look incredible...I love churo flavors and I can imagine they are even better with that chocolate drizzle 🙂
These look amazing! What a great dessert to end the meal with!
Amanda B. says
Wow oh wow!! I would love to start my day with these pancakes 😀
Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking says
You definitely had my attention! I love Churros and that spicy chocolate sauce dripping on the sides makes my mouth water!
Dinner then Dessert says
I love the idea of these flavors on a pancake! This looks like a delicious recipe the whole family can enjoy!
Crunchy Creamy Sweet says
Now that's a way to start the day! Churro pancakes with chocolate sauce - heck, yes!
Nutmeg Nanny says
These pancakes are just the thing I want to start my morning with!
Jamie Sherman says
Wow!! These pancakes are how I want to start my day!
Julie Evink says
Oh wow what a way to start the day! I love eating dessert for breakfast!
Nancy Piran says
This is my kind of breakfast for sure! Love the flavor!
Sara Glover says
These are so fun!! My family would love these!
Marcie Flavor the Moments says
Now this is a fun stack of pancakes...and that chocolate sauce sounds incredible!
Cathy Trochelman says
These are the BEST creation ever!!! I want to have a Cinco de Mayo brunch now!
Sandra McCollum says
I love this recipe girl - best breakfast I have seen in a while.
jody cowan says
I CANNOT wait to eat these! I"m so glad I found you on the Create Linky Inspire Linky!
Kathryn Doherty says
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 😉
Michelle Nahom says
WOW! Those are truly droolworthy! Pinning and sharing on my FB page this weekend! My kids would go crazy for these!
Karly @ Buns In My Oven says
Wow! These pancakes look incredible! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!
Subha Shrinivasan says
Wow what creativity ! Thank you for this amazing recipe!
If i don't have whole wheat flour can i just use all purpose for the whole recipe?