Tested till perfect Chocolate Cherry Pancakes With Cherry Syrup
Chocolate Cherry Pancakes With Cherry Syrup
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Chocolate Cherry Pancakes With Cherry Syrup

Decadent pancakes are a special treat for any breakfast, brunch or dessert. Mascarpone cheese and cherry syrup add a touch of elegance to this otherwise humble family favourite. Top with shaved chocolate if desired.

By Irene Fong and The Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: July 2013

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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  • Prep time 30 minutes
  • Total time 30 minutes
  • Portion size 12 pancakes


  • 1-1/2 cups 1-1/2cupsall-purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp 3tbspgranulated sugar
  • 1 tsp 1tspbaking powder
  • 1 tsp 1tspbaking soda
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspsalt
  • 1-3/4 cups 1-3/4cupsbuttermilk
  • 1 1eggeggs
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspbutter, melted
  • 2 tsp 2tspvanilla
  • 3/4 cup 3/4cupsweet cherries, pitted and halved
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupdark chocolate chunks
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspcanola oil
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupmascarpone cheese
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspmaple syrup

Cherry Syrup:

  • 2 cups 2cupssweet cherries, pitted and halved
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupmaple syrup
  • 1 tsp 1tsplemon juice
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Cherry Syrup: In saucepan, bring cherries and maple syrup to boil over medium-high heat; reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 15 minutes. Stir in lemon juice. Set aside.

In large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Whisk together buttermilk, egg, butter and 1 tsp of the vanilla; pour over dry ingredients and whisk until combined but still slightly lumpy. Fold in cherries and chocolate.

Lightly brush large nonstick skillet or griddle with some of the oil; heat over medium heat. Using scant 1/3 cup per pancake, pour in batter; spread slightly to form pancakes. Cook until bubbles appear on top, about 4 minutes. Flip and cook until bottom is golden brown, about 1 minute. Transfer to baking sheet; cover and keep warm in 250ºF (120ºC) oven.

In bowl, stir together mascarpone cheese, maple syrup and remaining vanilla. Serve with pancakes and cherry syrup.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 244 pro 5g total fat 10g sat. fat 5g
carb 34g dietary fibre 1g sugar 19g chol 31mg
sodium 228mg potassium 199mg

% RDI:

calcium 8 iron 12 vit A 5 vit C 3
folate 12
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