chocolate eclair pancake recipe

Chocolate Eclair Pancakes: It had to happen. Where the best breakfast food and best dessert collide into an explosion of irresistible flavor and happiness.  I was having me some pancakes with some vanilla pudding sauce one day and this surge of genius told me: “Whoa. Make this an ECLAIR pancake with  just a few extra touches” And this is what I came up with:

For the Pancake
Use your favorite pancake mix or recipe. This is my fav and what I used. It’s a modified version of this blueberry pancake recipe:

2 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoon baking powder
2 1/2 teaspoons sugar

2 eggs
2 cup milk
1 tablespoon butter, melted

Mix first 4 dry ingredients in large bowl. Beat in eggs and milk. Mix in melted butter. Pour batter into griddle and flip when several bubbles have formed and popped on top.

For the pudding filling

2 Tbsp cornstarch
1/3 cup sugar
1/8 tsp salt
2 cups milk
2 egg yolks, beaten
1 Tbsp butter
2 tsp vanilla

Make your filling  by beating eggs and milk in a sauce pan add sugar, salt and cook over medium heat while stirring continually. Boil for one minute, (keep a stirrin) mixture will thicken. Remove from heat and throw in your butter and vanilla and stir till smooth and thick.

Chocolate drizzle:
1/2 cup chocolate chips
2 tablespoons butter
4-6 tablespoons hot water

Melt chocolate chips in microwave for 1 minute, stir and microwave again for 30 more seconds. Sir until smooth.  Add 2 tablespoons butter and stir until melted, nuke for 30 more seconds in microwave if needed. Add 4-6 tablespoons hot water (hot water from tap works fine) depending on desired dizzling consistency.

Putting it together:

Grab a pancake, slice it in half length wise, plop a generous amount of  pudding filling between the slices.  Drizzle chocolate on top using a spoon (or snip corner of plastic ziploc bag, fill with chocolate and drizzle away for way better drizzles than shown in picture) and top with berries if desired. Dig in!!

slice of chocolate eclair pancake


Quick and dirty way to achieve same results:

1. pancake mix (prepare according to directions)

2. vanilla pudding mix (prepare according to directions)

3. chocolate syrup

put to together as mentioned above and enjoy in no time!.