Homemade Chocolate Chip Pancakes

An oldie but goodie with a chocolate twist.


Weekend breakfast time with my boo is one of my favorite things on earth, mostly because I enjoy his company.  He also usually makes breakfast so of course it’s awesome when someone cooks for you, too.  Regrettably, I was busy taking pictures of today’s post while he was making breakfast (and even the whole time while he was eating it) so our time in the kitchen this time was a bit divided.  (He even washed the dishes which is usually my job… thanks, love!)

I shared this pancake recipe with you about two years ago (sans chocolate chips).  Why am I sharing it again?  Because it’s freaking awesome and if you missed it two years ago I wanted to make sure you knew about it.  If you saw the original post then you’ll see that I still love this trusty white dish (a really great price from Pier 1).


We’ve tried many, many, many kinds of pancake recipes over the years and this one tops them all… by far.  We’ve even tried to alter the recipe that I posted two years ago to see if we could make it better and the answer is nope.  Oh, and for the record, one of the attempted revisions was born of necessity and failed miserably.  Do NOT attempt to make these with almond milk instead of regular cow milk.  They just turn out horrible.  We figured “milk is milk right?” and they had a completely different (rubbery) texture and even the flavor was weird.

This IS the pancake recipe to end all pancake recipes.  Crazy delicious… check.  Fluffy… check.  Buttery crispy ridges… check.  With Valentine’s Day right around the corner I thought it would be a good excuse to showcase these pancakes again with the addition of my beloved… chocolate, of course.  (Based on how the cooking of these went, my husband figured it would be chocolate over him.)

Please, please, please make these pancakes for you, your family, your friends, or your loved ones.  I don’t usually sell or beg because it’s not my style, but this is one of the most made recipes on my blog and I’m confident on its awesomeness.


Homemade Chocolate Chip Pancakes Recipe
(Makes about 6 or 7 pancakes)


  • 1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (equivalent to  6.3 ounces)
  • 3 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 and 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips


  1. In a large bowl, add the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.  Whisk to combine.
  2. Add the milk, egg, and melted butter.  Whisk until smooth.
  3. Before each pancake add a small amount of butter to the skillet.
  4. Scoop roughly 1/3 cup of batter into a medium skillet over Medium heat.  If you are using an electric griddle you should drop the size to 1/4 cup so they fit better.
  5. Sprinkle a few chocolate chips on top of each pancake.  (I find this approach, over mixing them into the batter, makes the amount of chocolate per pancake much more even and gives you the option of leaving them out entirely for some of the pancakes if you want.)
  6. Flip when some of the bubbles that form during cooking stay visible and the edges look a little dry.
  7. Cook the other side until lifting the edge reveals a light golden brown color.

Adapted:  All Recipes



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  1. Victoria Cooke says:

    Brings back memories, Tina. I use to make chocolate chip pancakes for my children when they were small. Only I used a box mix, oh well. I should try this one for the grandchildren now.

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