Sunbursts Pancakes with Chocolate Ganache

Delicious chocolate covered sunflower kernels all wrapped inside of a stack of moist buttermilk pancakes.  A drizzle of warm chocolate ganache over these fluffy Sunbursts Pancakes, makes for a perfect breakfast OR dessert!

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Ready for a fun breakfast?!

Or, maybe a dessert?

As you know with me, I even dream of sweets!

And, a sweet breakfast is just my type.

I even like to sweeten up the classic French Toast…  Today, I’m sweetening up some buttermilk pancakes! 

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A stack of these Sunbursts Pancakes with Chocolate Ganache poured all over will definitely satisfy your hungry belly AND your sweet tooth!

Whether you have these for breakfast OR later for dessert!

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We make buttermilk pancakes here on a weekly basis.

Sometimes, daily.

At times, it’s banana or peanut butter pancakes.

Other times, we go crazy and make them with candy!

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These little Sunbursts candies are filled with sunflower seeds and then wrapped in chocolate.  How much better does that get?!  They have that delicious crunch in the center.  Even if you’re not a sunflower seed lover… you will be with these!

Having these candies inside of a warm buttermilk pancake is simply the best!

This drizzle action with the chocolate ganache… the whipped cream… and more Sunbursts, all needs to be on your sweet list.  

Very soon!

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Sunbursts Pancakes with Chocolate Ganache
Delicious chocolate covered sunflower kernels all wrapped inside of a stack of moist buttermilk pancakes. A drizzle of warm chocolate ganache over these Sunbursts Pancakes, makes for a perfect breakfast OR dessert!
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  1. 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  2. 1 1/2 tablespoon granulated sugar
  3. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  4. 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  5. pinch of salt
  6. 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  7. 1 large egg
  8. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  9. 1/4 cup Sunbursts candy, add more for garnishing, optional.
  10. 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, for heated griddle.
  1. 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  2. 1/4 cup semi sweet or milk chocolate chips
  3. 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  4. whipped cream, optional
  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  2. Beat the egg into the buttermilk with the vanilla in a separate bowl or in the liquid measuring cup.
  3. Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Gently stir in the candy with a spoon until all of flour is covered. Do not over mix. Lumpy is GOOD and the batter is more on the thick side.
  4. Set aside the batter for a few minutes while you heat up the griddle to medium-high heat. (The batter may set out to 30 minutes at room temperature, or covered and refrigerated over night.)
  5. Place butter on warm griddle. (If butter is starting to burn, your heat is too hight. Wipe out with paper towel and turn down the heat.)
  6. Drop about 1/4 cup (per pancake) on the heated surface for about 2 minutes. Flip pancakes when you see air bubbles and dry on the edges. Cook on the other side for additional 2 minutes.
  1. Scald heavy whipping cream in a pan or microwavable bowl. Whisk in the butter, chocolate chips, and vanilla until all chocolate has melted. Set aside to cool. The longer it cools, the thicker it becomes.
  2. Pour over warm pancakes and top with more candy and whipped cream. Enjoy!
  1. Makes 6 medium sized pancakes. Pancakes and ganache may easily be doubled. May individually freeze each pancake for up to 4 weeks. Refrigerate ganache in a covered container for up to a week.
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Enjoy, my friends!

What is your favorite kind of breakfast?

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  1. says

    Gloria, love the pancake remix 😀 I have never had sunbursts! Sad I know!! Totally going to buy these when i’m at the store next. Buttermilk in pancakes, definitely is that ingredient that makes them taste like a country breakfast. Perfection. I haven’t made buttermilk pancakes in forever. Pinning this! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Happy St. Pattys!
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    • says

      Thanks so much, Kelly! I love using buttermilk… in a lot of recipes. It’s a staple in my fridge, for sure. (I go through a 1/2 gallon a week!)

  2. says

    These are the most beautiful pancakes I have ever seen Gloria!!! To be honest, I am happy that I have no buttermilk in the house today because I would make them immediately and eat way more than I ever should. Rest assured, buttermilk is in the list and I will report back…very soon. I can’t wait to make these. Sharing this recipe with my baking group 🙂
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    • says

      Donna, thank you for sharing the love! You will definitely fall in love with these pancakes. See, you need a milkman like me… he’ll just BRING you some buttermilk… lol! Have a great day! 🙂

  3. says

    These look like such a treat. I have a pound of these bright little sunflower seeds I got from for $6.99 a pound and I was wondering what the heck to do with them. My taste buds thank you. My hips, not so much.

    • says

      Maralyn, you are too funny! My boys devour these little candies so fast, that I had to hide them to put them in these pancakes. Super fun to make things with!

    • says

      Do you use buttermilk? It’s the buttermilk interaction with the baking powder/soda. I usually use the same amount of flour and buttermilk ratio. The batter actually puffs right up and is thick enough to use an ice cream scoop to put into the skillet. And, I know you have a few of those scoops laying around… 😉

  4. says

    These look utterly amazing Gloria! This is the perfect stack of pancakes – I wish I had these fun pancakes growing up 🙂 Your boys are so lucky to have you making all these fun and tasty treats – love the chocolate ganache and sunbursts in here – pinning 🙂
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  5. says

    Oh. My. Gosh. These look AMAZING! And since the Sunbursts contain sunflower seeds, it’s basically healthy, right? Right?
    Well maybe not, but I am drooling over these pancakes… Easter morning breakfast, perhaps!
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    • says

      Lisa, I’m right there with you. When Kimmie Candy sent me these little candies… my boys were already saying how they love them. I have never seen them before. So, I guess we both live sheltered lives…lol!

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