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The Chocolate Milk Test {Recipe: Chocolate Silk Pancakes}

Chocolate Silk Pancakes I once traveled across the great state of Minnesota, searching for the best diners in the state. I was in my early 20’s, young and carefree and on a mission. I don’t know remember what prompted the search, but it was a fun road tripping adventure that I likely will never forget.

My friend and I decided that at each diner, we’d order chocolate milk with our food. We soon discovered an important connection… the diners that served chocolate milk from jugs (you know… the thick, extra chocolatey milk that coated the glass) versus the ones that used white milk with chocolate syrup, were so much better. Their food was generally better, the waitstaff was friendlier, the atmosphere all together was all around better.

I don’t know how scientific our study was, but we both found the results quite interesting. I still have to order a glass of chocolate milk anytime I go into a diner!

OK side note for the recipe.. because I don’t have a good segue for this one… my parents were in town and my mom has a dairy allergy. I bought a jug of Chocolate Soymilk from Silk for her to enjoy while she was here. Well, this morning when I was making breakfast I noticed we were out of milk but had about a cup of Chocolate Silk left… I decided to whip up some Chocolate Silk Pancakes for our first official day of summer break breakfast!

These pancakes were so good… and although we loved the Chocolate Cocoa Pancakes I made before, these seemed to take over as a favorite recipe for me to continue making! I imagine they’d taste even better with Creamy Chocolate Syrup for Pancakes if you want to really indulge. You can make this recipe with either Chocolate Milk from the jug or Chocolate Silk, like we did. Either way, enjoy!

Chocolate Silk Pancakes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Total Time: 18 minutes

Yield: 8-10

Chocolate Silk Pancakes

A fluffy, chocolate pancake recipe perfect for a delicious, indulgent breakfast!


  • 1 cup Chocolate Silk Soymilk or Chocolate Milk
  • 2 Tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • Whipped Topping, diced fresh strawberries and powdered sugar for garnish


  1. Place all ingredients through melted butter in a mixing bowl and blend until well incorporated and smooth.
  2. Heat a large electric griddle to 350° or a skillet to medium heat.
  3. Pour 1/4 cupfuls of batter onto the skillet, and cook until bubbles appear on the surface. Flip with a spatula, and cook until browned on the other side.
  4. Top each pancake with whipped topping, strawberries and powdered sugar.
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This electric griddle is a game changer for my big family when it comes to making pancakes!

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  1. Thanks for linking my Strawberries and Sprinkles Buttermilk Pancakes!

    Your pancakes look fabulous and glad to hear that the chocolate Silk was perfect for you!

  2. Oh, girl…this is too funny! I just pinned Marla’s tower of chocolate pancakes and what pops up in my Bloglovin’ feed? Your Chocolate Silk Pancakes! Hahaha! Your recipe looks delish. Although I cannot have soy, I will surely try this recipe with chocolate almond milk. YUM! xo

  3. My kids would go crazy for these pancakes and I love the photo!

  4. Now you’re making me want some chocolate milk. AND those pancakes!

  5. I love the style of the picture – its really cool!! My girls would FLIP for chocolate pancakes!

  6. Fantastic idea!!! I’ve never thought about using soy milk instead for pancakes. Randy likes almond milk a lot. Wonder if that would work as well?

  7. Ok white vinegar…is that the secret to pancake happiness??? It’s funny, I often use yogurt and I wonder if the tanginess provides a similar subtle flavor. I’m going to try vinegar next time!! I’m on a pancake making rampage – just bought my first big girl griddle pan!! xoxo PS: Thanks for the pancake love. :)

  8. Oh my!! Who new that silk soy mil would produce such gorgeous looking pancakes! I would love a stack right now for dinner! They look incredible!

  9. Now these pancakes would be the ultimate treat when my kids have friends over for a sleepover! Yum!

  10. HOLY COW. Chocolate pancakes for breakfast? YES please! Your photo is stunning!

  11. MMmmm, I have a chocolate cake recipe that my mom always made with vinegar in it! Vinegar is magical really. I use it for so many things. It transforms pie crust! These look great you’ve inspired me to make them for my kiddos!

  12. These look amazing!!

  13. What a fun adventure! I would love to scope out the diners here in LA! And dude these pancakes are amazing. I’ll take any excuse to have chocolate for breakfast. After all, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right?

  14. Sweetsugarbelle says:

    This is going I be my Friday treat for surviving the school year. Ps-I’m with you on the chocolate milk test!

  15. I loved seeing your chocolate pancakes last time… but I think it’s great to see that Silk works too!

  16. I want a big stack! Love having chocolate for breakfast:)

  17. What a fun recipe and story! I traveled to Europe right out of college and loved every bit of it.

  18. Now this is starting the summer in style! Gorgeous stack of chocolate pancakes!

  19. Good to know about the diner test! I’m definitely going to use that from now on.

    I have a container of the mocha coffee silk in my fridge and I’m thinking these would be awesome with that as well!

  20. Chocolate for breakfast….yes, please!!! These looks absolutely delish!


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