Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Have you ever woken up and really wanted Chocolate Chip Pancakes for breakfast? Well, that has happened a lot with my girls. They LOVE chocolate chip pancakes. I don’t mind serving them every once in a while. And they are so incredibly yummy.
Sometimes I leave out the chocolate chips from the batter and add them as soon as I put the batter on the griddle. That way I can add fruit to some. I like blueberries, bananas or even a combo of blueberries and chocolate chips. Makes for a great breakfast no syrup needed.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 2 tablespoons of melted and then cooled butter
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips
- Preheat a griddle over medium heat
- Mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and chocolate chips in a medium bowl.
- In another container, beat the eggs, milk, butter and vanilla until well combined.
- Add the wet ingredients into the flour mixture. Stir just until combined. Leave the mixture lumpy. Small lumps are ok. The more you stir this mixture, the more gluten is formed and then the more chewy and tough the texture gets. If your batter is too stiff, add milk at a rate of a tablespoon at a time.
- Spray non-stick cooking spray on the griddle in the areas that you will be placing the batter.
- Use a ladle to place the batter on the griddle. If necessary, use the bottom of the ladle to spread the batter into a circle.
- Cook the pancakes just until you see bubbles form on the top of the batter that break and don't fill back up with batter. That means they are ready to flip.
- Carefully flip the pancake over and cook for about 1-2 minutes. Just sneak a peak if you need to at the 1 minute mark.
- When they are brown on both sides, they are ready to serve
I personally serve these pancakes with just butter on top. Sometimes I will top with fresh strawberries, since berries and chocolate go so well together. No syrup is needed for these anytime pancakes!
Another way to use this recipe, save the leftover chocolate chip pancakes and make dessert! Here is how:
Take 1 chocolate chip pancake and warm in microwave for about 20 seconds. Check to make sure it is warm all the way through. Then, lightly butter the pancake. Top the pancake with chocolate syrup, whipped cream and a mint leaf. This makes for a beautiful dessert.
And if you are scrappy, these make great substitutes for cookies. Warm in microwave for about 20 seconds or until they are warm all the way through. Instead of buttering, dip in milk and eat like a cookie. Nom, Nom, Nom!
No matter how you may enjoy your pancakes, this recipe will become a go to recipe in your household. Once you try these pancakes, you will realize why my family asks me to make pancakes using this recipe and begs me not to use any mix. They are light and fluffy. Plus they get very thick. That make them hold up perfectly to the butter and syrup (if you desire).