Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Though I like pancakes, I’m typically more of a waffle person.  However, after seeing Joy the Baker (lover of all things pancake) rave and rave and rave about these, I decided we needed to try them.  I have to say, they lived up to the hype.  Even better is how easy they were to make, which is essential for a leisurely weekend breakfast.  I used milk chocolate chips as she recommends, but I think they would be great with semi-sweet or dark chocolate as well.  I halved the recipe (full recipe listed below) and we got about 6 pancakes out of the batch.  Andrew also loved these, as you can see 🙂  I can just imagine that this will be a recipe our kids request often in future years.

Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Pancakes
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2 eggs
2 cups buttermilk
4 tbsp. butter, melted and cooled
½ tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
½-¾ cup chocolate chips

In a large bowl, lightly beat the eggs.  Whisk in the buttermilk, butter and vanilla extract and mix until well combined.  Add in the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Mix just until incorporated.  Add in the chocolate chips and stir just until combined.

Preheat the oven to 200° F.  Heat a griddle or skillet over medium heat.  Melt a thin pat of butter in the pan and spread it around.  Once the bottom of the pan has been covered, wipe the butter out gently with a paper towel so that only a very thin film remains.  Drop scoops of batter of your desired size (I use 1/3 cup) into the pan.  Cook the first side until bubbles form on the surface and begin to pop, and the bottom is golden brown.  Flip gently with a spatula and cook again until cooked through and golden brown on both sides.  Transfer the cooked pancakes to an oven-safe dish in the warmed oven and repeat the process with the remaining batter.  Serve immediately.

Source: adapted from Joy the Baker

19 Responses

  1. Hi Annie! I am so glad that I found your blog! Its gorgeous! I am a foodie as well although this summer, I let my blog go. I hope this week to really get back into it…and the kitchen. I actually have a chocolate chip pancake recipe to share as well. Your blog is truly inspirational and I’ll be back! Take care and God bless your adventures!

  2. I too prefer waffles; but if I saw THOSE pancakes, I’d choose them over waffles in a heartbeat 😀 Yum!

  3. YUM! Those pancakes look like the perfect way to start the day!

  4. I just made these yesterday for morning brunch 🙂

  5. These pancakes look utterly delicious! They would be perfect for a late Sunday morning breakfast and with kids, it is a definite winner. All I need is a good cup of coffee and I could easily take in a batch of those yummy pancakes. Thanks for sharing this great recipe.

  6. Your little guy is too handsome!

  7. Yum, these look delicious. I can’t believe how big Andrew is getting either! Where is the time going?

  8. This brings back childhood memories of this time my Dad took my to have breakfast at Ihop when I was a kid. I ordered chocolate chip pancakes with whipped cream and chocolate milk to drink. My mother wasn’t too happy!

  9. I love Joy the Baker, and am always craving pancakes after reading her posts on them! These pancakes look fabulous and a definite family pleaser!

  10. These look awesome. Chocolate chip pancakes are definitely one of my favorites!

  11. These look awesome I have always wanted to make choc chip pancakes and never have. Probably because I would eat them all myself! He looks adorble chowing down on his pancake!

  12. What a perfect breakfast for a lazy Labor Day at home. I made them yesterday after checking your blog and they were delicious! I made a whole batch, although half a batch would have been enough for myself, my husband, and our 3 year old. But I popped the leftovers in the toaster this morning and we all had an encore. They are just as delicious the second time around!

  13. I absolutely love this cooking blog…check it almost everyday. Speaking of pancakes, my favorite restaurant in Chicago pancakes with caramel/white chocolate sauce and ground pretzels in the cake. Anyone ever seen this recipe. The pancakes are so wonderful that I would so love the recipe. The commute from Iowa every Sunday is impossible 🙂

  14. Awwww chocolate chip pancakes is such a child friendly meal:)

  15. Hi Annie, I want to make these for breakfast but I dont have any buttermilk on hand. What can I substitute instead of that?

  16. Hi

    Even I googled the sub after asking you (silly me) and got the same thing. Used it and made them today. These were soooo amazing!! I cannot begin to describe the taste.. Have two more left for snacking. yum!

  17. Made these today for a brunch with my parents – wow, they were terrific. My parents aren’t big on chocolate chip pancakes, so my husband and I left the chips out for their pancakes and they even loved them plain. We added the chocolate chips to ours and they were fantastic! This will now be our standby recipe for pancakes. Yum.

  18. These were great! My son said, “These taste like real buttermilk pancakes!!!” They were a big hit with everyone. Thanks!

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