2 tablespoons butter, melted, plus up to 1/2 cup for frying and serving
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (1-ounce) package hot chocolate mix
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup chocolate milk
1 cup maple syrup, for serving
In the pitcher of a blender, mix flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, eggs, whole milk, butter, vanilla, hot chocolate mix, cocoa powder and chocolate milk. Set aside.
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Heat a griddle over medium-low heat and melt butter. Pour batter in 4- to 6-inch circles. Once you begin to see small bubbles form on the surface of the pancakes, flip over until both sides are golden. Repeat until all batter is used, storing cooked pancakes in the oven to stay warm.