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Choco(late) coco(nut) and (pea)nut pancakes Choco coco nut pancakes

When people want variety in their pancakes, the most popular solution is to stir in fresh fruits in the batter. You know, apple pancakes today, banana pancakes tomorrow, blueberry pancakes after that… Or, the syrup that is traditionally drizzled over the pancakes is infused with different flavors.

Pancakes are a good base for a light meal. But fruits and syrup are, well… I thought of something different. I made pancake batter and stirred in coconut flakes, crushed roasted peanuts and chocolate morsels. Eating the pancakes was a dream — there’s the crisp coconut flakes, the almost indiscernible crunch of the crushed peanuts and then there’s the soft chocolate morsels that melt in the mouth.

The ground peanuts that I used is Eng Bee Tin’s “peanut powder” which consists of finely ground peanuts and sugar. Eng Bee Tin's peanut powder

I love this product very much. I’ve used it in a variety of dishes including cookies, cupcakes, peanut crepes with dulce de leche filling… I even sprinkle it on my ice cream.

If you can’t find Eng Bee Tin’s peanut powder but want to make these pancakes, you can just roast unsalted peanuts, ground them in the food processor (even a mortar and pestle will do) and toss them with some sugar. choco-coco-nut-pancakes2

The coconut flakes is a Franklin Baker product. It’s a local company and the coconut flakes are sold in better grocery stores.

Now, this is NOT a paid post. I’m specifying the brand because the more generic and easier to find desiccated coconut won’t do for this recipe. Get coconut flakes.

There is no strict amount of coconut flakes, chocolate morsels and ground peanuts that go into these pancakes. Even the proportion can be changed. Follow your taste buds.

Recipe: Choco coco nut pancakes


  • 1 recipe for basic pancakes
  • about 1/2 c. of coconut flakes
  • about 1/4 c. of chocolate morsels
  • about 1/4 c. of sweetened ground roasted peanuts


  1. Stir the coconut flakes, chocolate morsels and ground peanuts into the pancake batter.
  2. Choco coco nut pancakes
  3. Cook as you would plain pancakes (see illustrated guide).
  4. And that’s it! Nothing complicated. But they’re really very good pancakes.

Preparation time: 5 minute(s)

Cooking time: about 2 minute(s) per pancake

Number of servings (yield): about 8 pancakes

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