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Chocolate chip pancakes are always a family favorite! This easy breakfast recipe makes light, fluffy homemade pancakes stuffed with rich chocolate chips—and they come together in a matter of minutes!

stack of chocolate chip pancakes topped with a slab of butter, syrup, and chocolate chips served on a white plate

Who doesn’t love chocolate chip pancakes? They’re a breakfast classic! If you’re looking for a delicious and easy recipe for the perfect fluffy, chocolatey pancakes, this one will fit the bill. Just add your favorite toppings and you’re in for a treat!

(And when your morning starts with homemade pancakes, you know it’s going to be a great day, right?)

stack of chocolate chip pancakes topped with a slab of butter, syrup, and chocolate chips served on a white plate

Easy Chocolate Chip Pancake Recipe

These chocolate chip pancakes are a breakfast favorite in our house. They are quick and simple to make, and they always disappear fast! There’s something about chocolate chip pancakes that just makes them irresistible—I mean, is there anyone who doesn’t like chocolate chip pancakes?!

Making pancakes from scratch is easier than you might think, and the results are so much better than anything you can get from a boxed mix. These chocolate chip pancakes are light and fluffy, with melted chocolate in every bite. They’re perfect for a weekend breakfast or brunch, but if you keep a stockpile in the freezer, you can have them on weekdays too!

ingredients to make chocolate chip pancakes

Ingredients

See recipe card below this post for ingredient quantities and full instructions.

  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Kosher salt
  • Granulated sugar
  • Unsalted butter – Melt this in a saucepan or in the microwave.
  • Egg – Here’s the best way to crack an egg!
  • Whole milk
  • Mini Chocolate chips – Use semi sweet, dark chocolate, or milk chocolate—whichever you like best!

Pancake Topping Ideas

  • Chocolate chips
  • Maple syrup
  • Whipped cream
  • Fresh berries
steps to make chocolate chip pancakes

How to Make Chocolate Chip Pancakes

1. Sift the Dry Ingredients

In a large bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar and stir to combine.

2. Add the Remaining Ingredients

To finish the batter, add the egg, milk, and melted butter to the dry ingredients. Stir until everything is mixed together. There may be some lumps, but that’s fine—you don’t want to over-mix! Fold in the chocolate chips.

2. Cook the Pancakes

In a nonstick pan or griddle set over medium-high heat, heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil or butter. When it’s hot, add 1 cup of batter to the center and let it spread out on its own. Cook the pancake until bubbles form on the surface and the edges are dry, then flip the pancake and continue cooking for an additional 1-2 minutes on the opposite side.

3. Serve

Plate the pancakes and add your favorite toppings!

stack of chocolate chip pancakes topped with a slab of butter, syrup, and chocolate chips served on a white plate

How to Store and Reheat Leftover Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Store leftover pancakes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Reheat the pancakes in the microwave or in a 350ºF oven; place them on a sheet pan and cover it with foil to keep them from drying out. You can also freeze these pancakes for up to 3 months.

stack of chocolate chip pancakes with syrup served on a plate, pancakes are cut into to show the cross section

FAQ

How do you keep chocolate chips from melting in pancakes?

If you want to keep your chocolate chips from melting, you can pop them in the freezer before making the pancake batter.

Why do pancakes stick to the frying pan?

Pancakes stick to the skillet if it doesn’t have a non-stick surface or if you’re not using enough butter or oil. I recommend adding more butter and oil between pancakes whenever you notice that the pan is looking dry.

What is the purpose of egg in chocolate chip pancakes?

Eggs are one of the ingredients that helps your pancakes achieve that perfect light, fluffy texture. They give the pancakes structure to hold the bubbles created by the baking powder.

I hope you enjoy one of our favorite breakfasts! These tasty chocolate chip pancakes are crunchy on the outside and moist in the middle, they’re loaded with chocolate chips and topped with a thick maple syrup. We like to cook up a triple batch to freeze and reheat later. Enjoy!

More Pancake Recipes

Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Chocolate chip pancakes are always a family favorite! This recipe yields light, fluffy homemade pancakes stuffed with rich chocolate chips—and they come together in a matter of minutes!
5 from 2 votes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Author: Kasey Schwartz
Servings: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes

Ingredients  

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 ½ cups whole milk
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Instructions 

  • In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
  • Add the egg, milk, and butter to the dry ingredients and stir to combine. Lumps are okay and be sure not to overmix.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Heat a tablespoon of vegetable oil or butter in a nonstick sauté pan over medium-high heat. When hot, add 1 cup of batter to the center and let it flatten out naturally.
  • Cook until bubbles form on the surface and the edges are dry.
  • Flip and continue to cook for another 1-2 minutes.
  • Top with the garnishes of your choice and serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 462kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 632mg | Potassium: 544mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 411IU | Calcium: 274mg | Iron: 2mg
Keyword: chocolate chip pancakes, chocolate chips, homemade pancakes, pancakes
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About Kasey Schwartz

Hi, I’m Kasey, Founder of All Things Mamma – where I am dishing up family favorite recipes that are easy to make with simple, everyday ingredients. Plus – tips and tricks for living your best life!

Comments

  1. Mallaree Niner says:

    5 stars
    Absolutely delicious! We used mini chocolate chips and I put them in the freezer before. Perfect amount of chocolate.

  2. Perfect pancakes my kids gobbled them up quickly the only thing I changed was adding vanilla extract. Super fluffy and perfect golden color.

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