Chocolate Pancakes are decadent deliciousness whether you have them for breakfast or dessert. Easy to make and, oh, so indulgent!

Chocolate and caramel syrup drizzled over a stack of decadent chocolate pancakes

Is this breakfast or dessert? Does it matter? Pancakes have the word cake in them so I’m just going to roll with it and call this breakfast. Who says you can’t eat cake for breakfast?

These chocolate pancakes are a family favorite of ours. They are super simple to put together and everyone is always happy to eat them.  You can smother them with chocolate syrup (who am I to judge?) or lather them in a homemade buttermilk caramel syrup (see recipe below). Or, use both! They are seriously so amazing.

The trick to making great pancakes is knowing when to flip them. What I look for is bubbles starting to form around the edges. The very edge will start to look dry and lose its shine. That is when I know it is time to flip.

I like my pancakes on the thick side. If you want thinner pancakes, simple whisk in a little extra buttermilk. Start with 1/4 cup and work from there.