Chocolate Pancakes For Kids/Toddlers – Recipe

By Nandini Aravind


Recipe for chocolate pancakes

Aren’t kids the most picky when it comes to food, especially toddlers. As a mom I think I spend hours together getting my fussy one to eat, it’s not that she’s doesn’t like the food or the taste it’s just that it isn’t interesting enough or attractive enough. And hence I started to make the food for her look much more appealing and voila it worked, she does eat them and also requests for them every week.

I took her favorite pancakes and made them into chocolate pancakes just by adding cocoa and then I used cutters in shapes of animals to make the pancakes look butterfly, doggy or teddy bear. And the best part is she ate them on her own….now isn’t that having the cake and eating it too for us mommies 🙂 !!!


toddler pancake shape


Recipe for Chocolate- pancakes

Original recipe makes 4 servings

  •  1 cup all-purpose flour
  •  2 tablespoons white sugar
  •  2 teaspoons baking powder
  •  1 teaspoon salt
  • 2-3 tsp cocoa powder
  •  1 egg, beaten
  •  1 cup milk
  •  2 tablespoons vegetable oil or 2tbsp butter

Also cutters in shape of animals or shapes, these are readily available in any store that sells bake ware.


pancake shape cutters


PREP 5 mins. COOK 10 mins READY IN 15 mins


In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, cocoa powder and salt. Make a well in the center, and pour in milk, egg and oil. Mix until smooth.

Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides.


chocolate pancake for toddlers


Place a pancake on a plate and immediately cut it with the chosen cutter, serve hot with maple syrup or honey.

Happy cooking mommies !

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  1. V nice! and i loved the butterfly 🙂

  2. Nandini Aravind says:

    Thanks Anamika!!

  3. looks interesting. 🙂 those pamcake cutters. 🙂

  4. Nandini Aravind says:

    Ya they are right. My mom got them from Ikea, I use them at times to make shaped chapatis too lol!!

  5. lol Nandini

  6. Nandini Aravind says:

    Hey Chandani, I reside in Bangalore but my mom travels every year to LA to meet my bro so I get my ikea haul from there, also I usually travel to Dubai so I pick up stuff from the ikea there too. I heard an ikea is coming up in Hyd !

  7. Plz share d receipe of chocalate pancakes without using eggs

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