Chocolate Griddle Cakes

Cuisinart original

These griddle cakes make a great foundation for any dessert topping, from ice cream to whipped cream to grilled fruit .  Mmmmm, delicious!

 Griddler® Compact position: Flat

Plate side: Griddle


Makes twelve to fourteen 4-inch Griddle Cakes


¾            cup unbleached, all-purpose flour

¼            cup cocoa powder, sifted

½            teaspoon sea salt

½            teaspoon baking soda

3            tablespoons granulated sugar

1            cup buttermilk less 2 tablespoons

1            large egg

2            tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled to room temperature

¼            teaspoon pure vanilla extract

3            tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

2            teaspoons light brown sugar

2            firm bananas, each cut into 2-inch slices

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per serving

(based on 7 servings):

Calories 194 (44% from fat) • carb. 23g • pro. 4g

• fat 9g • sat. fat 6g • chol. 54mg • sod. 240mg

• calc. 48mg • fiber 1g


1 .  Insert the plates on the griddle side . Preheat the Cuisinart®  Griddler®  Compact to High .

2 .  While the griddle is preheating, combine the flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking soda, and granulated sugar in a medium bowl . Stir with a whisk to blend .

3 .  Combine the buttermilk, egg, 2 tablespoons melted butter and vanilla extract . Whisk to combine .  Add the buttermilk/egg mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until just blended . Do not over-mix .

4 .  Prepare the bananas . In a small mixing bowl, mix the 3 tablespoons melted butter and light brown sugar together until well combined . Add bananas and toss to coat .

5 .  Once griddle has preheated, open the unit to extend flat, place banana pieces on griddle plates and cook until light golden and just softened, about 5 minutes per side . Remove and reserve .  Carefully wipe griddle plates clean with paper towel .



6 .  Using a ¼-cup measure, drop griddle cake batter evenly onto the griddle plates .  Cook pancakes until bubbles form, about 3 to 4 minutes; flip and cook until done, about 2 minutes longer .  Remove .

7 .  Serve cooked bananas on top of griddle

cakes .  For extra indulgence, top with a dollop of freshly whipped cream and drizzle with chocolate sauce .