Raspberry Hot Cocoa Pancakes

Grandma's Brunch:  Raspberry Hot Cocoa Pancakes, bacon, coffee, raspberries and meds.

Grandma’s Brunch: Raspberry Hot Cocoa Pancakes, bacon, coffee, raspberries and meds.

Most Sundays I make pancakes for brunch.  This started for me long before Grandma moved in, but has also become a ritual for us.  I always know that Grandma will eat her pancakes because she can load them up with as much syrup as she wants.  In addition to being something that I know she’ll enjoy, a single batch will save pretty well in the refrigerator so we can have pancakes throughout the week.  I enjoy any little bit of time savings I can get!

People often want me to post recipes of my pancakes, so here you go:

Raspberry Hot Cocoa Pancakes

  • Pancake mix to make (10) 6″ pancakes (Yes, I use a mix.  It’s a timesaver, really.  I especially like Snoqualmie Falls Lodge Pancake and Waffle Mix, but your favorite mix, or homemade recipe will work as a base)
  • 1 cup of fresh or thawed previously frozen raspberries (frozen actually works better than fresh in this instance because the berries break down and mix better)
  • 1/2 cup of hot cocoa mix
  • 1/4 bar of chocolate, shaved

Mix ingredients until raspberries are mixed in.  The batter will be a reddish color.  Pour 1/4 cup of batter onto griddle set to low.  I made the smiley face on the photo above by dropping small amounts of batter on the griddle in the shape of a smile using a baster and letting those cook for 1 minute, then filling the voids with batter and cooking until done.

***Disclaimer:  These pancakes are NOT guaranteed to make you slimmer or more healthy, but they MIGHT make you more popular.

My own pancake was not quite as amused as Grandma's.

My own pancake was not quite as amused as Grandma’s.

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