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Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Let’s be real. Sometimes indulging in chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast is a good thing.

Homemade Chocolate Chip Pancakes

I love pancakes but I don’t eat them often. However, I do make them often.

Ken loves pancakes and often requests them for breakfast. Sometimes I make plain pancakes, sometimes I make blueberry pancakes and sometimes I make chocolate chip pancakes. They’re always homemade and when Ken requests them, I stick to a classic pancake recipe rather than reaching for the healthier ingredients.

I’ve made them with whole wheat flour, without egg and even gluten free but none of them compare to a classic pancake recipe.

The boy knows what he likes.
Homemade Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Chocolate Chip Pancakes

These pancakes taste very similar to the homemade pancakes my mom made when I was a kid. I don’t remember her ever putting chocolate chips in the pancakes but that’s okay. Pancakes sans chocolate chips didn’t ruin my childhood.

These pancakes are easy to make and only require one bowl for mixing. Use a measuring cup to measure out the batter or do what I do – eyeball it. Top each pancake with a sliver of your favorite spread – butter or non-dairy spread. Drizzle the stack with pure maple syrup. It’s the best syrup around. ♥︎

Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Yield: 6-8 pancakes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 C all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 C milk (can use coconut, almond or dairy milk)
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 C mini semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Add the egg, milk, vanilla extract and vegetable oil and stir until combined but lumpy.
  2. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  3. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Spray with cooking spray. Pour 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake onto the skillet. When the top starts to get bubbly, flip over and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  4. Top with powdered sugar and serve with pure maple syrup, if desired.
Homemade Chocolate Chip Pancakes

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38 comments on “Chocolate Chip Pancakes”

  1. I Love pancakes, and I love to cook! I recently added a segment to my blog about recipes each Sunday :) I'd love for you to check it out :)

  2. These look so good Julie! I'm going to make them this weekend :)

  3. I **love** pancakes, and save all kinds of recipes for them! =)
    Love these!

  4. Yummy, I will have to try these! I am now following you via BlogLovin' so I do not loose your blog when you move to WordPress – what a big step!

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  6. Ohhhh…my kids would go crazy for these! Looks yummy…dropping by from Grow Your Blog link party and now following you on GFC!

  7. GRITS! SOOO good! I love them with some agave nectar, but the other day my husband made some bacon cheddar garlic grits that were to DIE for.
    What's your fav kind of grit?

  8. These pancakes look tasty. But, I'm with you … Grits! Cheesy bacon grits or grits with an extreme amount of butter. I am a California girl but I spent a bit of time living in Georgia. I miss being able to get some good grits.

  9. Wowwww These are such wonderful and delicious treats!

  10. My boys love pancakes …. in all forms – but especially chocolate chip! Thank you for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends this week. Enjoy your weekend, Julie!

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  12. This has my name written all over it!!! I might make these this weekend…Thanks for sharing:)

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  16. Hello! Thanks for sharing this recipe. I made these pancakes today, but I didn’t have milk, so I use half & half and canola oil. Also added a little more vanilla. They were fluffy and good! Thanks!

  17. These really are the best pancakes I’ve ever made. I’ve used this recipe twice and they always come out picture perfect and amazingly delicious!

  18. I’ve tested so many chocolate chip pancake recipes throughout the years. This is, hands down, the best we’ve had. Followed it to a T, no need to change a thing. I’m keeping this recipe forever. Thank you so much for sharing!

  19. This is my go to pancake recipe, with or without the chips its great!

  20. I literally just made these for my kids…breakfast for dinner! They LOVE! My son is very picky and had seconds! My daughter eating them up too…great recipe and thank you…I needed a change from the usual boxed and these were so easy.

  21. these pancakes taste great, but dont cook well with almond flour.. mine are falling apart 

    • Hello, I’m sorry they didn’t work for you with almond flour. I’ve never made them with almond flour but I think using almond flour requires changing some of the other ingredients as well. If you’re looking for a gluten free version, you could try King Arthur GF All Purpose flour. Replace regular AP flour 1:1 with the King Arthur flour. Hope this helps!

  22.  Was planning to make this, but there appears to be a typo in the instructions as written. Can you review and update? Thanks 

  23. Way toooo much baking powder, the baking powder taste is overwhelming, if I were to make these again I’d only put 1 tsp in 

    Rating: 3
  24. These are DELICIOUS. loved them.

    Rating: 5
  25. My daughter made these and they were good

  26. I followed this recipe exactly except I substituted 1/2 c of coconut milk for 1/2 c of the regular milk called for in the recipe.  In fact, your recipe you gave me the idea since you suggested using almond milk, coconut milk or  dairy milk.

    The addition of coconut milk gave a subtle but amazing flavor of coconut, but combined with the chocolate chips the modification made these absolutely delicious. The consistency of the pancakes was amazingly fluffy. As you said it took only one bowl and was so easy to do. Easily the best pancake recipe I’ve used.  I will be making these for many years to come. Thanks!

    Rating: 5
  27. Amaaaaazing!!

    Rating: 5
  28. Oh My Geez!  My teen daughter and I tried the recipe. We doubled it.  Added a bit more vanilla extract and we mistakenly did 3/4 of chocolate chips. Hehehehe. They are the fluffiest mouthwatering ing scrumptious pancakes ever.  We turn only once, no padding on them so they stay fluffy. Do not over mix batter.  Awesome recipe. 

    Rating: 5
  29. i followed everything you did and my batter looked a little too watery. is it supposed to look like that because it was still lumpy but kind of more on the liquid side. please help me.

  30. wow, these really are so good. it took me a few tries (from the same batter) to get the heat/oil/batter ratio right, but now that i know what works best.

    my main problem was that i didn’t have any spray cooking oil except coconut, which has too low of a smoke point for medium heat on my stovetop.

    anyways used butter on medium low heat and that was the BEST out come. the batter itself was so good and perfectly fluffy. thanks for sharing!

    Rating: 5
  31. Do we only add water

  32. They where amazing thank you for this recipe

    Rating: 4