Fluffy, indulgent chocolate chip pancakes! You’re going to love their decadent texture, beautiful flavor, and minimal ingredients. They’re just as easy to make as they are to eat, and that’s saying a lot because these are delicious!
Pancakes are a genuinely comforting breakfast food. It’s perhaps testament to the staying power of the humble pancake that it has endured over such a long time. This recipe is firmly rooted in the American pancake style. That means they’re thick, fluffy, and abide by a “more is more” philosophy. Don’t get that confused with the European style pancake, which is thinner and more minimalist, like the French crepe.
American style pancakes go great with so many different toppings. Of course, you can pair them with just about any breakfast food. Breakfast table classics like bacon and eggs, or maple syrup are perfect for most pancakes. Today, we’re making pancakes with chocolate chips in, so we’re recommending that you lean into the sweeter palate of this recipe.
Chocolate Chip Pancake Ingredients
These pancakes are made with basic ingredients found in pretty much every pantry. You can easily double or triple your output simply by doubling or tripling your ingredients, too.
The chocolate chips are sweet and soft enough to appeal to even the pickiest eaters. They’ll melt easily while cooking, so you’ll end up with awesomely gooey chocolate bursts all throughout your pancakes.
How to Make Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Making these pancakes really couldn’t be easier. With only a few simple steps you’ll have your very own chocolate chip pancakes.
- First, you’re going to whisk together flour, baking powder, soda, salt and sugar until they’re combined with a good consistency.
- Once you’ve done this, whisk together your milk, egg, vegetable oil and vanilla in a measuring cup. We’re whisking our wet and dry ingredients separately because that helps keep the pancakes fluffy.
- Now you fold your wet ingredients into your dry ingredients until they’ve just combined. Be careful not to overmix the pancake batter! It’s OK if your batter is a little lumpy at this stage! You just need to fold in your chocolate chips and let your batter rest for five minutes.
- Heat a non-stick skillet or griddle over your stove on medium high heat. Before it’s heating, be sure to spray it with non-stick cooking spray or brush with oil! Now you’re going to either pour or scoop your batter into the hot pan a quarter cup at a time. Gently spread the batter each time and allow to cook for two minutes per side. You’ll know the side is done when you see bubbles forming on top of the batter, and the underside is a pleasant golden color.
- Repeat this cooking process until you’ve used up all your batter.
Tips and Tricks for Making Chocolate Chip Pancakes
We’ve got some awesomely handy tips and tricks for you when it comes to making these chocolate chip pancakes.
- Whisking your dry and wet ingredients separately helps prevent you from over mixing the batter. On that note…
- Do NOT overmix the batter! This is the secret to perfectly airy, fluffy pancakes. Overmixing the batter will work the gluten and create tougher, stronger pancakes.
- Let your batter sit for about five minutes before cooking. This allows the gluten to rest, weakening its bonding capacity within the batter, and making your pancakes fluffier and less chewy.
- You can use any type of chocolate chip you prefer. Milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and even white chocolate all go great here.
- When you’re pouring batter into the pan, gently spread it out. Your batter is fairly viscous, so it won’t spread too easily, and you’ll want to encourage it with a soft silicon spatula (or dedicated pancake spatula) to get the full pancake circumference.
- If your chocolate chips sink in the batter that means it’s too runny. Add a little extra flour to the batter to allow the chocolate chips to “float” in the mix rather than sinking to the bottom.
If you’re cooking for a chocolate lover, there are plenty of great options for pancake toppings. Chocolate ice cream is one, or you could try smearing some delicious Nutella on the pancakes as the ultimate chocolatey sandwich. Perhaps you want to bring some freshness to the table, and adding some fresh fruits, like berries, banana, or melon, will add the juicy sweetness we all love. Whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, or any combination of the above would all be surefire hits with this recipe.
You could even add some peanut butter and make these into your own personal peanut butter/chocolate combo for breakfast. What a treat!
Pancakes are an all time classic when it comes to family breakfasts. Kids absolutely love these chocolatey pancakes, and they can have fun customizing them with their favorite toppings. They’re so easy to make you’ll be churning them out in no time.
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