Cappuccino Pancakes with Mocha Syrup

I love coffee.

And I am totally addicted to Starbucks.

When we moved into our new house I realized there was a Starbuck’s on my way to work.

I didn’t have to go out of my way at all!

A Starbucks with a drive-through that is never really busy.

It doesn’t get any easier for a coffee addict to get their fix.

I adore their white chocolate mocha (soy milk with whipped cream) , Starbucks gets expensive.

I was spending $5 a day, 5-7 days a week, every week.

That $5 adds up real quick!

So when I got my Costco membership I saw that they have the Starbucks Frappuccino bottles that by the way are totally deelish for under $1 a bottle.

That’s some huge savings :) Enough to buy a new pair of shoes :)

So bye-bye Starbucks drive-through and hello convenient cheap bottles of yumminess :)

So anyways, I love coffee.

And these pancakes are totally coffeelicious :)

They are kind of cakey (in a good way!) and dense, not overly sweet and the mocha syrup has a nice coffee punch and then top it off with a big dollop of cool whip that taste like ice cream (ice cream for breakfast-yes please) and you have an ahhmazing reason to wake up!

Wake up and smell the coffee!

Cappuccino Pancakes with Mocha Syrup

Serves: 4

Ingredients for pancakes:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tbsp instant espresso
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 2 tbsp light butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. In a bowl combine the flour, baking powder, espresso, sugar and salt.
  2. Make a well in the middle and add egg, milk, butter and vanilla.
  3. Stir just to combine but batter will be a little lumpy.
  4. On a preheated griddle, pour 1/4 cup of batter and cook for 2 mins or until little bubbles form all over surface.
  5. Flip and cook for another minute.
  6. Repeat will remaining batter.

Ingredients for mocha syrup:

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp instant espresso
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. In a small saucepan whisk all the ingredients together.
  2. Over medium low heat bring the mixture to simmer, stirring frequently and cook for 5 mins or until thickened.
  3. Turn the heat off and stir in vanilla.
  4. Pour over pancakes.

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