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A childhood favorite and a sure-fire way to get your family excited to eat breakfast, these Chocolate Chip Pancakes fit the bill!
Breakfast is totally my jam. Pancakes, Waffles, Bacon, Eggs, Potatoes – I’m in heaven! Growing up, pancakes were rarely eaten for breakfast and were more of a dinner time treat. Adding strawberries, blueberries, dried fruit, granola – anything was game! As was the type of flour used – it was “whatever we have will be fine”.
These days I am still a fan of “breakfast for dinner” but I’m as big of a fan of actually eating breakfast for breakfast! This Chocolate Chip Pancake recipe isa nostalgic treat for me, and one I am so pleased to pass on to my children. I mean, what possible other excuses can anyone have to eat chocolate at a mealtime and it be okay? My kids think this is very good indeed.
Frequently Asked Questions
Well, we could say that they’ve been eaten for centuries – and we’d be right! Because they are packed full of eggs, milk and butter, they’re popular right before Lent (Fat Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday). People would eat these before Lent, so as to use up ingredients that would otherwise spoil if not eaten. It’s the one final blow out meal before Lent (40 days of fasting) – so may as well make it good, right?
You can refrigerate it for about 24 hours, but I like to grease some mini muffin pans, and bake in the oven for 15 minutes at 350F. Pancake muffins!
Yes, but only about 24 hours. After that, they won’t be so fluffy when cooked.
Wait until bubbles form on top of the pancake, and then pop. The edges should be fairly set, but carefully slide a spatula under the pancake and check. Slide it all the way under and carefully flip, keeping the pancake close to the griddle so it doesn’t slap down and batter spreads.
Well… for me, the first pancake is a test. Of the heat of the griddle, and the pancake mix itself. More often than not the first pancake fails because of incorrect heat level on the griddle. So, make a small one, and see how it does – and adjust as necessary.
The full list of ingredients and quantities is found in the printable recipe card below.
- Flour. Just your regular all-purpose flour.
- Baking Powder. This what makes the pancakes rise and become fluffy!
- Salt. Don’t skip this, but if you use salted butter, reduce it to 1/2 tsp.
- Sugar. Add more or less of this depending on your tastes.
- Milk. whole milk, 2%, almond milk, and soy milk all work just fine.
- Egg. Just 1 egg, beat it!
- Butter. Melt the butter and add it to the wet ingredients and mix before adding the egg. Trust me.
- Vanilla Extract. This can be subbed out for almond extract if you prefer, but I love vanilla in pancakes!
- Chocolate Chips. You can add as many as you’d like, I do about a half cup
How to make this recipe
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The full list of ingredients, quantities and instructions can be found in the printable recipe card below.
Mix flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a large bowl
In another bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, butter, and vanilla.
Add the milk mixture to the flour mixture, and stir until the batter is JUST combined (see notes).
Add the chocolate chips and gently fold to combine.
Heat a large non stick griddle or fry pan skillet over medium heat, and grease lightly with butter.
Pour 1/2 cup batter into circles.
Flip once bubbles appear and sides are lightly golden brown.
Serve with butter and maple syrup.
Don’t over-mix your batter. Over-mixing makes tough and rubbery pancakes, you don’t want the gluten in the flour to develop, you want to mix until the dry ingredients are just mixed into the wet, but some small lumps will remain. It’s okay!!
Use a pastry brush and melted butter to efficiently grease your skillet or griddle
Make mini sized pancakes! Just use a 1/4 cup and serve several on each plate. YUM!
This recipe can be frozen after cooking. Stack fully cooled pancakes between sheets of parchment and place in a freezer bag. Seal, label and freeze.
To use, heat in the oven or microwave until heated through.
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- Southwest Sweet Potato Hash. Delicious Southwest flavors that will delight your taste buds! You’ll make this yummy breakfast hash recipe over and over!
- Easy Blueberry Waffles from Scratch. These waffles are light and fluffy and golden brown – and take just a few minutes to whip up. You can have 4 Belgian sized waffles in about 15 minutes! DIG IN!!
- Vanilla Maple Baked French Toast. Delightfully flavored french toast, topped with a sweet/nutty/crunchy topping, be warned – you will get addicted!!
- Cinnamon Rolls. Warm, gooey, soft homemade cinnamon rolls with a sweet and creamy frosting that melts deliciously into them… oh my.
Chocolate Chip Pancakes
- Mix flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a large bowl
- In another bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, butter, and vanilla.
- Add the milk mixture to the flour mixture, and stir until the batter is JUST combined (see notes).
- Add the chocolate chips and gently fold to combine.
- Heat a large non stick griddle or skillet over medium heat, and grease lightly with butter.
- Pour 1/2 cup batter into circles.
- Flip once bubbles appear and sides are lightly golden brown.
- Serve with butter and maple syrup.
Tips & Notes:
- Don’t over-mix your batter. Over-mixing makes tough and rubbery pancakes, you don’t want the gluten in the flour to develop, you want to mix until the dry ingredients are just mixed into the wet, but some small lumps will remain. It’s okay!!
- Use a pastry brush and melted butter to efficiently grease your skillet or griddle
- Make mini sized pancakes! Just use a 1/4 cup and serve several on each plate. YUM!
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