Best Bites: Cappuccino pancakes with mocha syrup

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Start your day off with these hearty and decadent cappuccino pancakes with mocha syrup. Check out the recipe on Best Bites!

Cappuccino pancakes ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons espresso powder (or finely ground instant coffee)
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter, melted


  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, espresso powder, sugar, and salt. Make a well in the center and add the egg, milk, and melted butter. Stir together until combined (a few lumps are okay).
  2. Pour 1/4 cup of batter onto a heated griddle and cook each side until lightly browned. Serve hot with whipped cream and mocha syrup (below).

Mocha syrup

  • 1/2 cup strongly brewed coffee (or 1 1/2 teaspoons espresso powder dissolved in 1/2 cup water)

  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a small saucepan, whisk together coffee, cocoa powder, sugar, and salt and bring to a simmer over medium-low heat. Stir until syrup begins to thicken, about 5 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract. May be served warm or chilled (and is especially delicious on top of ice cream).

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