Breakfast, Desserts, Recipes

Chocolate Balsamic Pancakes with Strawberries


Today, I bring you chocolate balsamic pancakes with strawberries. Okay, I know this is a far reaching idea.  Mandarano gave me a chance to try out their Balsamic Glaze and Sauce. They asked me to come up with a recipe using it to share with all of you.  I was really excited and honored for them to contact me to highlight their product.

To be honest, I have never cooked with a sauce like this before.   However, I have seen plenty of recipes that used this type of ingredient and was very happy to try it out.  There are already many tried and true delicious ways to use it that I have ordered in restaurants or seen on TV. I had to think of something unique.

I searched and searched for inspiration. Finally, I decided on the recipe you see here. The hubby was totally not a believer. This made me a little nervous, but it actually turned out really well.  The real test was when my four year old started attacking the chocolate balsamic pancake with strawberries pile after the photos and kept saying over and over “Thank you Mami, thank you for these delicious pancakes!”  Slam Dunk in my book! 😉


As for the glaze, it really is SO good!  I cannot wait to make more things with it. I even drizzled some on my grilled cheese to experiment and it was delicious. I also drizzled it on some grilled chicken, and it was divine. Of course you should definitely start with these Chocolate Balsamic Pancakes with Strawberries. You should definitely this sauce a try.  The experience I have had with the company has been wonderful and the product is of excellent quality. Interested in ordering some for yourself? You can find them here.

Chocolate Balsamic Pancakes with Strawberries

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Recipe by Nicole Course: Breakfast, Desserts, Recipes


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  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 egg

  • 2 tbsp melted unsalted butter

  • 1 cup flour

  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder

  • 1/4 cup sugar

  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1 1/2 cups diced Strawberries

  • 3 tbsp Mandarano Glaze and Sauce (or to taste)

  • 3/4 cup Chocolate Sauce* (optional)


  • Combine milk, eggs, Mandarano Balsamic Glaze and Sauce and melted butter, beat till combined.
  • In a separate bowl mix flour, cocoa and baking soda then add sugar and salt
  • Slowly mix the dry ingredients into the wet mixture till combined.
  • Wash and dice strawberries, set aside
  • Heat pan or griddle.
  • Cook pancakes until all batter is used.
  • Stack and drizzle with Mandarano Balsamic glaze and sauce and top with strawberries (and chocolate sauce if using). Enjoy!


  •  *You can mix the Chocolate Sauce with the Balsamic Glaze if you prefer but my 2 and 4 year old loved the cakes with just the Strawberries mixed in the Balsamic Glaze. 🙂


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  2. This looks great! I’ll have to try this someday but this kind of raises the question can I use soy milk instead of milk?

    • Hi Elyse! Thank you. I did use Skim Cow’s milk but I almost always use non dairy milk in recipes and it has never been a problem. I actually was just out and that was why I used regular here. I hope that helps. 🙂

  3. Can I come over for breakfast?!

  4. Wow Nicole! This looks amazing. I am really looking forward to preparing this for our family tomorrow!

    • Thank you so much. I am so honored you and your family will be trying them out. I hope you enjoy them as much as my little lovies did! 🙂

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