Chocolate-Covered Cherry Almond Pancakes for One

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Christina Ross
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Pancakes are a breakfast classic that can be both comforting and indulgent. If you’re looking to treat yourself to a delightful morning meal, try these Chocolate-Covered Cherry Almond Pancakes for One. This recipe combines the rich flavors of chocolate and cherries with the nutty goodness of almonds to create a pancake experience that’s both satisfying and sweet. Best of all, it’s designed for a single serving, making it perfect for those cozy mornings when you want something special just for yourself.

NameChocolate-Covered Cherry Almond Pancakes for One
Prep Time10 minutes
Cooking Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Yield:3 pancakes


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cherries (pitted)
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds
  • Maple syrup, for serving


1. Preheat Your Griddle or Pan:

Start by preheating a griddle or non-stick skillet over medium heat. This will ensure your pancakes cook evenly.

2. Mix Dry Ingredients:

In a mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir the dry ingredients together until they are well mixed.

3. Combine Wet Ingredients:

In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, vanilla extract, almond extract, egg, and melted butter. Make sure the mixture is smooth and well combined.

4. Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients:

Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Use a spatula to gently fold the mixture together until just combined. Be careful not to overmix; a few lumps are okay.

5. Add Chocolate and Cherries:

Gently fold in the semisweet chocolate chips and chopped cherries. These ingredients will add a burst of flavor and sweetness to your pancakes.

These Chocolate-Covered Cherry Almond Pancakes for One are a delightful way to start your day with a little indulgence. Whether it’s a lazy weekend morning or a special weekday treat, this recipe is sure to satisfy your pancake cravings. Enjoy your meal!

Estimated Nutrition Per Serving

Calories: 350 kcal

Protein: 7g

Carbohydrates: ~40g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Sugars: 18g

Fat: 18g

Saturated Fat: 9g

Cholesterol: 65mg

Sodium: 550mg

Potassium: ~240mg

Calcium: 100mg

Iron: 2mg

Actually, make that chocolate-covered and chocolate-filled cherry almond pancakes. Definitely for one, because there is NO WAY you’re going to let anyone even take a bite out of this stack of pure decadence.

Chocolate-Covered Cherry Almond Pancakes for One

Chocolate-cherry-almond is a flavor trifecta that doesn’t get nearly enough attention, in my humble opinion. The rich chocolate, juicy cherry, and crunchy almond combination is simply fabulous, and these pancakes are the perfect vehicle through which to enjoy it.

Chocolate-Covered Cherry Almond Pancakes for One

I’m a big proponent of being over-generous with pancake add-ins, so every single bite is packed full of flavor and texture.

Chocolate-Covered Cherry Almond Pancakes for One
Chocolate-Covered Cherry Almond Pancakes for One

Topping the fluffy stack of pancakes with a drippy chocolate-almond sauce seals the deal.

Chocolate-Covered Cherry Almond Pancakes for One

I’ve mentioned before that Trader Joe’s Cocoa Almond Spread is actually too sweet for me if eaten straight from the jar, so pairing the indulgent treat with other foods is necessary. For this sauce, I heat the spread with a bit of milk to create a syrup for finishing off the ‘cakes.

Chocolate-Covered Cherry Almond Pancakes for One
Chocolate-Covered Cherry Almond Pancakes for One

Many readers have asked me what my favorite pancakes-for-one recipe is. Well, effective immediately, the highest marks go to this stack; they definitely take the [pan]cake!

Chocolate-Covered Cherry Almond Pancakes for One

Chocolate-Covered Cherry Almond Pancakes for One

by Lauren Zembron

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 4 minutes

Keywords: fry breakfast cherries chocolate almonds summer

Ingredients (1 serving)

  • 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tsp unrefined granulated sugar (such as evaporated cane juice)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • tiny pinch of salt
  • 1 egg white, preferably organic
  • 1/2 cup well-shaken low fat buttermilk, preferably organic
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • generous 1/2 cup halved pitted fresh cherries, preferably organic
  • 2 Tbsp toasted sliced almonds
  • 1 Tbsp grain-sweetened chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tsp vegetable oil or butter
  • 1 Tbsp Trader Joe’s Cocoa Almond Spread
  • 1/2 Tbsp milk


In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour through salt.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the egg white, buttermilk, and almond extract.

Stir dry ingredients into the wet just until moistened. Fold in chopped cherries, sliced almonds, and chocolate chips. Set aside to rest.

Heat oil or butter in a large nonstick skillet or griddle over medium/medium-low heat.

When hot, spoon the batter into the skillet by the 1/4 cupful.

When bubbles appear on the surface of the batter, (about 1-2 minutes), the pancakes are ready to be flipped.

Flip pancakes and let cook for another minute or so, or until golden brown.

While pancakes are cooking, combine cocoa almond spread and milk in a small glass; microwave for 10 seconds and stir until smooth.

Serve pancakes topped with the chocolate almond “syrup”.

Nutritional Information:

572.2 calories, 18.6 grams fat, 4.1 grams saturated fat, 11.9 grams fiber, 31.2 grams sugars, 18.9 grams protein

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