Chocolate Chip Pancakes

filed under: Pancakes + Waffles on May 3, 2014

Chocolate Chip Pancakes are a super fun way to jazz up any breakfast! I love this recipe with fresh fruit as it adds a pop of color and flavor to this super sweet pancake! Looking for other amazing breakfast options? Try these Glazed Donuts, Apple Fritters, or Blueberry Breakfast Cake!

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This is a fantastic basic pancakes recipe with the chocolate chips mixed right in. I love using a mini-chocolate chip in my recipe but you could certainly use whatever size morsel you have on hand! I chose this recipe very specifically as it does not use buttermilk. We find that when making buttermilk pancakes they rise extra high (which is amazing). But when you are adding chocolate chips to a buttermilk batter, they have a tendency to all fall to the bottom and glop together. This recipe doesn’t rise as high and is a thick batter, so the chocolate chips stay in place beautifully!

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How to Make Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Whisk together your dry ingredients in a medium bowl.

  • flour
  • baking powder
  • sugar
  • salt

Now melt your butter and set it aside to cool for a moment.

Add your eggs and milk to the flour mixture and whisk until mostly incorporated. Now add in the melted butter. Stir completely. If you need to switch to a spatula you sure can. Finally, add in the mini-chocolate chips.

Prepare a nonstick skillet or griddle with a little butter that has been set to medium-low heat. Add ¼ cupfuls of batter and cook until bubbly on top and golden on the bottom, about 3 minutes. (Be sure to test your first batch as some griddles cook faster than others.) Flip and cook until golden on the bottom, about 2 more minutes.

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What to Serve with Chocolate Chip Pancakes

My all-time favorite way to eat pancakes is with butter.  Lots and lots of butter. The syrup I can give or take… but butter is a must. However, my kids love syrup so that is always on the table during breakfast!

I have not specified the fruit in this recipe at all, but I highly recommend adding something with a bit of acidity in it, or at the very least a fruit with a little tang.  Oranges would be ah-mazing, lemon, some apples, some blueberries or blackberries.  You can really (and you really should) test to your heart’s content.


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I prefer my chocolate chip pancakes to have fewer chocolate chips.  Sounds weird, but I love pancakes so much, I like to be able to taste them!  When you have too many chocolate chips the only thing you can taste is chocolate.

Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins

Such a fun way to jazz up pancakes in the morning!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate chip pancakes
Author: Amanda Rettke
Chocolate Chip Pancakes
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, stirred or sifted before measuring
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
Chocolate Chip Pancakes
  1. Sift together flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. (Do not skip this step! You do not want lumpy pancakes.)
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk; add to flour mixture, stirring only until smooth.
  3. Add in melted butter. If the batter seems too thick to pour, add a little more milk.
  4. Lastly, add in mini chocolate chips. I prefer less, but you can add as many as you prefer.
  5. Cook on a hot griddle (about 300 degrees) for 2-3 minutes. Serve immediately.

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  • Librarian Lavender says:

    What’s not to love about this recipe? It looks so delicious!

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says:

    That glaze looks positively perfect! Love these!

  • Jane says:

    I like how you take risks. Keep it up and quit listening to the nay-sayers.

    Breakfast pancakes tomorrow will definitely have this butter-chocolate glaze on them.


  • Jess @ Sweet Menu says:

    These pancakes look beautiful! I think I will request them for my bday brekkie! 🙂

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet says:

    I am glad you posted these because they make me happy! The glaze sounds fabulous! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend, Amanda!

  • Robyn says:

    These look absolutely wonderful! I can’t wait to try them! 🙂

  • Aaryne McEvoy says:

    They are beautiful looking! I too am one of the few that prefers my chocolate in smaller doses (I like to use mini chocolate chips in place of the regular sized ones) in many cases…and butter is a HUGE must for a pancake o French toast. I am obsessed with food photography right now as I dabble in it as a new blogger – I love love the pics!

  • Rommy says:

    Today is the second time I make them! This time all I had were reg size chocolate chips, they worked out just fine. These are the fluffiest pancakes I’ve made. I have yet to make the chocolate sauce. We eat these with fresh sliced strawberries on top & a dollop of whipped cream. No syrup, needed. What’s not to like…pancakes, chocolate, strawberries, & whipped cream….

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  • Sue {munchkin munchies} says:

    Can’t wait to try the chocolate glaze! I think you’re about as REAL as you can get, and that’s why I like you!

  • huma says:

    how many pancakes does this recipe make ?