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Chocolate Chip Fig Whole Grain Pancakes with Buttery Spread & Maple Syrup July 15, 2012

Jamie says: Sunday mornings at home used to be special breakfast mornings. Whether it was scrambled eggs, bagels, French toast, or pancakes, it was something outside the (cereal) box. Today I woke up envisioning pancakes (and chocolate). So I made…

Chocolate Chip Fig Whole Grain Pancakes with Buttery Spread & Maple Syrup

With rich dark chocolate morsels, soft fig slices, fluffy pancakes, melting buttery spread, and sweet maple syrup, they were delicious.

Special Sunday breakfast

Here’s a fun fact: Figs are in season right now, which means: 1) they taste awesome and 2) they’re cheaper.

Fresh figs add a deliciously unique touch

And with the right ingredients, you don’t need many ingredients. K and I both agree that chocolate and figs are a winning combination.

Sweet simplicity

Chocolate Chip Fig Whole Grain Pancakes with Buttery Spread & Maple Syrup


  • 1/2 cup just-add-water whole grain pancake mix (Kodiak Cakes 100% Whole Grains Frontier Flapjack and Waffle Mix)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 fresh figs (Brown Turkey figs)
  • 20 bittersweet 60% cacao premium baking chocolate chips (Ghiradelli)
  • 1 tsp buttery spread (Smart Balance)
  •  2 tsp maple syrup (Highland Sugarworks Grade A Dark Amber Pure New England Maple Syrup)
  • no stick cooking spray


  1. In a small bowl, use a fork to combine pancake mix and water. Pre-heat a large saute’ pan on medium heat. Slice figs.
  2. Coat a large saute’ pan with no stick cooking spray and pour 1/2 of pancake batter onto pan to make one pancake. Add half of fig slices and chocolate chips. Cook until bubbles stop forming and bottom of pancake is golden brown, about 1 minute. Flip to cook other side and cook until golden brown, about 1 minute. Place on a serving plate. Repeat once more using remaining batter, figs, and chocolate chips. Spread buttery spread on top of pancakes with a knife and drizzle with maple syrup. Enjoy!

Servings: 1

  • Nutrition note: Figs are a good source of fiber and potassium. Just 3 of them will give you 4 g of fiber (16% of the Daily Value)- from Fruits and Veggies More Matters.

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