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.
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 brushand 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!