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tall stack of chocolate pancakes with lactose free vanilla ice cream and salted caramel sauce

Chocolate Pancakes

Yes, you can have Chocolate Pancakes on the low FODMAP diet. Pay attention to serving sizes and enjoy these as a decadent breakfast or even for dessert. Reserve these for special times; they are rich.

Low FODMAP Serving Size Info: makes about 16 pancakes; serving size 2 pancakes

Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack, Treat
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Makes: 16 Pancakes
Calories: 111 kcal
Author: Dédé Wilson



  1. Place flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl and whisk to aerate and combine. Make a well in the center.

  2. Whisk together milk, butter, eggs, vanilla, and espresso powder, if using, in a separate bowl.

  3. Pour wet mix over the dry and whisk together until smooth and well combined.
  4. Heat electric griddle, heavy sauté pan or nonstick pan. Coat with nonstick spray and heat until a few drops of water dance. Dole out about 3 tablespoon amounts of batter at a time (we use an ice cream scoop) and cook over medium heat until bubbles begin to appear here and there, about 1 minute or so. Usually I tell you to check the bottoms for a golden brown color, but these pancakes are super dark, so you have to use other cues. You can gently lift one and check; the bottom should be dry. Flip over and cook for about 1 minute more or until that side is cooked through as well. Serve hot with real maple syrup – or lactose-free ice cream and Salted Caramel Sauce, if you dare.



  • The black cocoa really enhances these pancakes. Use it if you can.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Pancakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 111 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 26mg9%
Sodium 116mg5%
Potassium 10mg0%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 40IU1%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.