Kid-Friendly Recipes: Hemp Chocolate Pancakes

by Misty

As we all know, kids love pancakes. And if said pancakes have the word “chocolate” attached to them, they are a no-fail hit every time. This recipe was an accident, albeit a very happy one. One morning, we were desperate for pancakes, but the only milk we had in the house was Pacific Chocolate Hemp Milk. I begrudgingly envisioned the end result to be a waste of valuable time and money, but I’m happy to say I have never been more wrong.  

These super-light and delicious pancakes have a mild chocolate flavor and are incredibly moist. They’re so tasty, in fact, that my kids enjoyed them just as they were, with no mention of adding maple syrup. My daughter was thrilled to see one packed into her lunchbox the next day as a special treat. The bonus is that hemp milk is rich in Vitamin B12, calcium, phosphorus, Vitamin D, magnesium and riboflavin, so they pack quite the nutritional punch as well.

Now, that’s what I call a good GFCF pancake. Enjoy!

Hemp Chocolate Pancakes:

1 large egg

1-1/4 cup Pacific Hemp Milk, Chocolate

1/4 cup oil of choice

1 cup Bob’s Red Mill Pancake Mix

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

3 tablespoons ground flax (optional)


1. Whisk the egg, chocolate hemp milk and oil together in a bowl.

2. Stir in the flour, salt, baking powder and flax meal until just combined.

3. Heat a large, non-stick skillet or griddle over medium-high heat and brush with a small amount of oil (or use GFCF non-stick cooking spray).

4. Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup, ladle pancake batter into the skillet or griddle and cook for about 2 minutes on the first side or until surface is covered with small bubbles and the underside is nicely browned.

5. Flip and cook on the opposite side for 1-2 minutes.

6. Remove pancakes to a plate and serve with maple syrup (if needed!).

Makes about 2 dozen 3-inch pancakes.


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