Dark Chocolate Almond Pancakes

Posted on : February 12th, 2021

One of my favorite memories of Valentines Day as a kid was waking up to the sweet sweet smell of maple syrup and warm butter wafting from the kitchen.

It was a family tradition that my mom carried with her to have pancakes hot off the griddle. She would even use her heart shaped cookie cutter for extra flare and maybe throw in some strawberries, chocolate, or my personal favorite, whipped cream!

This year I am excited to surprise HER with a creation of my own: fluffy buttermilk pancakes layered and topped with crushed chocolate covered almonds, butter, and maple syrup. Mmm. You’ll be surprised how easy it is to whip up some pancake batter from scratch. I’ll bet you even have all the ingredients in your kitchen already! And of course, you’ll want to pick up some of Maisie Janes chocolate covered almonds. This recipe is going to use her dark chocolate almonds, but you can use any flavor that strikes your fancy. I love this pancake recipe by All Things Mamma because they always come out so nice and fluffy!

Serves 4


  • 11/2 cup flour
  • 3 tsps basking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • Maisie Janes dark chocolate almonds
  • Maple syrup (the REAL stuff!)


  • Sift together the dry ingredients – flour, baking powder, salt and sugar into a large bowl.
  • Make a well in the middle of the dry mix. Add the wet ingredients-the egg, milk, and butter.
  • Lightly whisk the batter together until just mixed. The batter will have small lumps. Let sit 5 minutes while your skillet heats up.
  • Add a tablespoon of vegetable oil to the skillet. With large skillet on medium-high heat add 1/4 cup of pancake batter to the skillet.
  • Let cook until bubbles form on the surface and edges are dry.
  • Flip and continue to cook for 1-2 minutes until golden brown.
  • Top with butter, crushed dark chocolate almonds, and maple syrup to serve!


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