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Nesquik Pancakes

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This recipe for Nesquik Pancakes is going to totally change your breakfast game! It’s super fast and easy but tastes mouth-wateringly yummy! I can’t wait for you to try it!


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Is there anything better than light and fluffy pancakes? What if I pair those pancakes with a twist of rich chocolatey taste? 

Nesquik is definitely my favorite childhood drink and if it is yours too, then you’re totally going to love this! 

It’s like having dessert for breakfast! But seriously. It’s SOO good!

Nesquick pancakes have that delicious chocolatey flavor. Any chocolate lover’s dream!

Plus these pancakes are super light and fluffy!

Have them for a special weekend treat or they’re a great breakfast idea for the first day of school too!

With simple ingredients and simple steps, these pancakes with Nesquik are as easy to make as they are delicious!

Add your favorite toppings like chocolate chips, peanut butter, or even strawberry Nesquik for a twist! Totally customizable!


All ingredients for Nesquik Pancakes laid out on counter


What Ingredients Are in Nesquik Pancakes?

You’ll be using the same basic ingredients as with regular pancakes but with Nesquik mix added in:

  • All-Purpose Flour: Different flours will give you different textures so I don’t recommend swapping.
  • Nesquik Powder: Love me that chocolate flavor!
  • White Sugar: I prefer this over brown sugar in this particular recipe.
  • Baking Powder & Baking Soda: Makes the pancakes rise and become fluffy.
  • Salt: A pinch just to balance the flavors.
  • Buttermilk: You can make your own using milk and vinegar if you don’t have buttermilk on hand.
  • Eggs: Helps hold all the ingredients together. I haven’t tried egg substitutes.
  • Vanilla Extract: Use pure vanilla extract whenever you can. It’s got the best flavor.
  • Melted Butter: A liquid and a fat. And… delicious.

Pro Tip: Use room temperature ingredients for a smoother batter.


flour, nesquik powder, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a mixing bowl - unmixed


How to Make Chocolate Pancakes with Nesquik

Prepare a special breakfast for the family and indulge your love for chocolate at the same time!

These pancakes are what you need!

  1. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Add the wet ingredients.
  3. Pour the batter onto a preheated skillet.

Pro Tips: 

  • Don’t overmix the batter. Lumps are okay.
  • If the batter is too thick, add the extra buttermilk.
  • The pancakes are done when small bubbles form.
  • Use cooking spray! It’s very important!


Buttermilk, eggs and vanilla in a bowl, unmixed


Can You Add Nesquik to Pancake Mix?

Yes, you can easily add Nesquik to your regular pancake mix. 

That’s basically what we’ve done here. We’ve taken a regular pancake batter and just added the nesquik.

And also adjusted the liquids. Because sometimes you need a little more liquid if you are adding a little more dry.

Adding Nesquik is a great way to give a chocolatey twist to plain pancakes. 

Just replace a portion of the mix with Nesquik powder for that delicious chocolate flavor.


Wet ingredients are being poured into dry ingredients


Can You Make Nesquik Pancakes Ahead of Time?

This chocolatey pancakes recipe is best enjoyed fresh.

I find that pancakes tend to go a little softer and soggier over time.

But you can definitely still make them ahead of time if you want to. 

They’re great for busy mornings or when you need a quick and tasty breakfast. 

If you reheat them on a skillet, they’ll stay a little crunchier on the outside (my preference.)

But you could also reheat them in the microwave. Just go slow so you don’t burn your tongue! The microwave is so tricky!


Batter mixed and ready to be cooked


Can You Freeze Nesquik Pancakes?

You can absolutely freeze thiese chocolate Nesquik pancakes! 

Freeze them in plastic bags with layers separated by parchment paper. 

I love having them frozen and ready to go whenever we need them!

It makes a super fast breakfast. 

And if I know my kids have a big report coming up at school or just need a little pick me up?

Boom! Chocolate pancakes!


Pancake batter poured onto a hot cast iron skillet


How to Store Nesquik Pancakes

Storing Nestle Nesquik Pancakes is a breeze.

Place them in a sealed container or wrap them in plastic wrap and keep them in the refrigerator. 

They’ll stay fresh and tasty for 3-4 days

Enjoy them whenever you fancy a chocolatey pancake treat!


Pancakes stacked up on a plate with butter and maple syrup poured on top


Are Nesquik Pancakes Healthy?

I wouldn’t exactly say that fluffy chocolate pancakes with Nesquik chocolate powder are healthy.

But you can make them healthier if you want! 

You could try adding whole wheat flour for added fiber, or add a scoop of protein powder for extra grams of protein.

Though those things will both change the texture of the pancakes and you may need more liquid to make it the right consistency.

I haven’t tried either of them so just be careful!

I totally believe that as long as you’re enjoying what you love in moderation, then you’ll be fine!

So if you want to eat these pancakes and throw caution to the wind? Then do it!

In fact, I’ll go have another pancake right now in your honor.

And honestly, if you’re making chocolate pancakes with Nesquik? 

Then you probably shouldn’t be worried about how healthy they are anyway.


stack of pancakes topped with butter, maple syrup, fresh bananas and chocolate chips


What to Serve with Nesquik Pancakes

This Nesquik pancake recipe is so good and goes well with a bunch of different toppings! 

Here are some ideas to throw on the top of the pancakes:

  • Fresh Fruit: Fresh berries or banana slices
  • Nut Butters: Peanut or almond butter are my favorite
  • Syrups: Maple syrup or honey
  • Yogurt or Heavy Cream: A spoonful of Greek yogurt or a drizzle of heavy cream
  • Extra Chocolate: Chocolate chips. Or a drizzle of chocolate sauce for the ultimate chocolate pancakes!

Sometimes we just have a stack of pancakes for breakfast. So good!

Other times though if my kids friends are coming over? I like to prepare a feast.

If you’ve got kids, you totally get what I’m saying.

Here are some more Breakfast Recipes that would go well with the pancakes:

Nesquik Pancakes are the perfect breakfast item! They’re fun! They’re delicious! And they’re easy too!


Yield: 4 Servings

Nesquik Pancakes

stack of pancakes topped with butter, maple syrup, fresh bananas and chocolate chips

Enjoy the ultimate breakfast treat with easy-to-make, fluffy Nesquik Pancakes, perfect for chocolate lovers and busy mornings alike!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  1. Preheat skillet to medium low heat
  2. Whisk together flour, Nesquik powder, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a mixing bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together 2 cups buttermilk, 2 eggs, and 1 teaspoon vanilla
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just combined. Do not overmix.
  5. At this point, batter should be slightly lumpy but runny. If it is too thick, add 1/4 cup - half a cup of additional buttermilk. If the consistency is fine, do not add the extra buttermilk.
  6. Add melted butter and gently mix until just combined.
  7. To keep pancakes the same size, use a 1/2 cup measuring cup to scoop the batter onto your skillet. Cook until the bubbles on the surface no longer melt back into the pancake (they should leave a crater when they pop).
  8. Flip and cook the other side for 1-2 minutes.
  9. Remove and serve with your favorite pancake toppings.


Do not overmix the batter, this will result in flat, rubbery pancakes. They should be thick and fluffy.



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