Orange Pancakes with Chocolate Chips

Treat your loved one to these decadent Dark Chocolate Satsuma Pancakes for Valentine’s Day! Dressed up with orange juice and zest, this recipe is the perfect breakfast for your sweetie!

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Since we’re so close to my due date, Winston and I have taken to telling people who invite us to events that we’ll be there… as long as I’m not in labor.

Because of this, we have yet to make any solid Valentine’s Day plans.

That being said, assuming we are home and not at the hospital on Saturday, I plan on whipping up these pancakes for my husband as a decadent breakfast treat.

And when I say a decadent breakfast treat, I totally mean it.

Dark Chocolate Satsuma Pancakes on white plate

This recipe was a pregnancy brain crack idea.

One morning, I woke up and really wanted pancakes. Upon inspection of our fridge, I knew we had a ton of fresh satsumas, and they needed to be used.

I began pondering what went well with oranges, and I realized, well, duh, DARK CHOCOLATE.

(If you’ve spent any time on this blog, you probably have an idea that I’m a fan of dark chocolate. In fact, I use dark chocolate instead of semisweet or milk most of the time because, well, it’s just so darn good!)

Four Dark Chocolate Satsuma Pancakes on a white plate

So I took our regular pancake recipe and did some tweaking… and the end result was glorious.

These pancakes are soft and gooey on the inside, bursting with chocolate and orange flavor.

They don’t really need anything on top, but if you’re feeling decadent, go for some maple syrup. Because maple syrup is always a good idea.n

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Yield: 4 servings

Dark Chocolate Satsuma Pancakes

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Treat your loved one to these decadent, chocolatey pancakes for Valentine's Day! Dressed up with orange juice and zest, this recipe is the perfect breakfast for your sweetie!


  • ½ cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • ¼ cup almond meal
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • ¼ cup orange juice, freshly squeezed
  • ¾ cup dark chocolate chips


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, almond meal, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Whisk together until incorporated.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the Greek yogurt, egg, vanilla extract, milk, orange zest and orange juice.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, stirring until just combined. (Be careful not to overmix, as this will affect the texture of the pancakes.) Sprinkle in the dark chocolate chips. Set aside the batter, and let it rest for 5-10 minutes.
  4. While the batter is resting, heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Grease the pan lightly with butter or cooking spray.
  5. Dollop the pancakes onto the preheated skillet when ready.
  6. When several bubbles have formed on the surface, flip the pancakes, and cook through. Repeat until all batter has been made into pancakes.
  7. Enjoy warm! (And if you're feeling really decadent, add a bit of orange zest and some syrup, though this isn't necessary at all!)

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 555Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 455mgCarbohydrates: 77gFiber: 8gSugar: 25gProtein: 18g

Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.

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    1. Thanks so much, Heather! These are absolutely DELICIOUS. Like you, I love anything with dark chocolate, so it’s not really hard to please me… but these are an extra special treat!

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