Rich and fluffy dark chocolate buttermilk pancakes topped with whipped pistachio butter.
I figured I’d kick off St.Patricks with my version of green pancakes. It’s your not-so-obvious holiday pancake. It’s a little more subtle but awesome for any day of the week.
These pancakes are honestly just as easy or easier than you’re regular pancakes. It takes my classic buttermilk recipe and just adds some dark chocolate cocoa powder. That whips up in the push of a button. It’s topped with rich and creamy pistachio butter. That can also be used for your morning toast or bagel!
This recipe became a quick house favorite and it’s so simple to make your own chocolate powder the combinations are endless! Check out my tips and tricks below for the best dark chocolate and pistachio butter. Try this recipe out and let me know what you think.
TIPS AND TRICKS FOR THE BEST DARK CHOCOLATE AND PISTACHIO BUTTER
do the butter ahead of time: this is a really quick recipe. to make a shorter recipe shorter. do what you can, ahead. so that means either separate the wet and dry ingredients ahead of time and store them in the fridge and on the counter. Or make the butter in advance and let it set in the fridge. this yields a pretty good amount of butter so be prepared to use it on your morning toast or croissants.
let the batter sit: let the batter sit for a bit. that way it gives it some time to relax. and you won’t have tough overworked pancakes. if you’ve over-mixed resting the batter may help it redeem itself. it also gives the espresso time to steep in the acid in the buttermilk.
make your own cocoa powder: to make any kind of cocoa powder all you need is a dry food processor and a not-so-hot kitchen. chocolate can come in different degrees of cocoa. Dark chocolate is 70 percent and above. So place your chips or bark in a blender and grind it up fine. be careful not to overrun the blender the heat can melt the chips.
don’t worry about temp; cook these pancakes at your normal temp: these aren’t like pancakes that use milk or semi-sweet chocolate. my chocolate is 71 percent cocoa so it doesn’t have much sugar to burn.
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