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Light and Fluffy Chocolate Chip Pancakes

You are staring at the best, fluffiest and most delicious Chocolate Chip Pancake. Loaded with chocolate chips, airy and light, this recipe gives the classic pancake a fun, chocolaty twist.

And you don’t want to miss it!

A stack of chocolate chip pancake with syrup on it

One of our favorite things to do during the weekend is to make delicious chocolate chip pancakes.

Weekdays are usually super busy for us so we like to take our time on Saturday mornings to eat a delicious, hearty breakfast.

And this Chocolate Chip Pancake, along with Breakfast Tacos, Berry French Toast Casserole, Ham and Cheese Croissant Casserole, Strawberry Banana Nutella Crepes, are in our Saturday morning breakfast rotation.

There’s nothing quite like waking up in the mornings to fresh homemade pancakes with loads of chocolate chips in it.

A stack of pancakes on a plate with lots of chocolate chips

Or waking up any day to fresh homemade pancakes with loads of chocolate chips in it.


Why you need this Chocolate Chip Pancake Recipe

Here are things you need to know about this recipe:

  • These pancakes are light and fluffy. In other words, it melts in your mouth and is never overly dense or heavy
  • We are generous with the chocolate chips. Oh yeahhhh.
  • It is so good you will never look at the pre-made pancake mix the same way again.
  • It is also very easy to make, especially after you take note of our tips and tricks down below!
  • It makes breakfast taste like dessert! And who doesn’t want dessert disguised as breakfast?!? You know you deserve it! 🙂

It truly is my absolute favorite and the very best pancake recipe. And I don’t use the word ‘best’ lightly.

It is perfect by itself but we have to spread some butter to it and drizzle it with lots of maple syrup…

Drizzling maple syrup onto chocolate chip pancakes


I’m hungry just thinking about it.

What tools do you need make Chocolate Chip Pancake

To save time and be able to make lots of pancakes at the same time, use a griddle if you have one.

But if you don’t, a non-stick skillet would work just as well. The only difference is you won’t be able to cook as many pancakes in one setting.

In addition to that, you will need a turner to flip the pancakes.

Tips and Tricks

To get the most perfect looking and tasting pancakes, follow up tips and tricks below!

A stack of pancake with a small triangle cut out
  • After melting the butter, if the mixture is boiling hot, let it cool slightly before pouring it into the batter. Avoid pouring super hot butter onto eggs in the batter, because you may end up with scrambled eggs. 😉
  • After mixing the batter, if the consistency is too thick, pour more milk to it to thin it out.
  • Cook pancakes on medium low heat! Be patient. Let the center of the pancake cook well and the batter bubble up before flipping them over.

How to store pancakes

If you are consuming leftover pancakes within 5 days, go ahead and store it in the refrigerator. Pancakes can be easily heated in the microwave and doing so will not change the flavor and consistency of the pancake.

If you are looking to store pancakes for longer, freeze them. In fact, I sometimes like to double (or triple) the batter and freeze lots of pancakes for future consumption.

It is really nice to have ready made pancakes at hand in the freezer!

Also, if storing in the freezer, defrost them completely before heating up and enjoying them!

A stack of chocolate chip pancake with maple syrup

Ways to serve Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Maple syrup is the obvious (and super yummy) choice.

However, there are many other ways to jazz up these pancakes in addition to (or in place of) maple syrup:

  • Butter – pancakes need a blob of butter on it to give it that salty hint amidst all the chocolate/maple syrup goodness
  • Bananas – don’t even get me started on the beauty of the chocolate + banana combo
  • Jam or jelly
  • Other fruits
  • Whipped cream
  • More chocolate! Chocolate syrup, more chocolate chips…

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Happy brunching, folks!

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A stack of chocolate chip pancake with maple syrup

Chocolate Chip Pancake

Light and fluffy in texture, and loaded with yummy chocolate chips, It's the best Chocolate Chip Pancake recipe and the perfect breakfast food! Serve with maple syrup.
5 from 6 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 620kcal
Author: MinShien


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup melted unsalted butter + more for cooking pancakes
  • 2 cups milk + more if needed
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips


  • In a large bowl. combine all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, granulated sugar, and salt.
  • Melt butter in microwave. Do not overheat butter, and let it cool for a few minutes.
  • Create a well and add milk, egg, vanilla extract, and melted butter. Mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Use a whisk to remove clumps.
  • Fold chocolate chips into batter. Add more milk if you prefer the batter thinner.
  • Heat a skillet or griddle on medium low heat, melt some butter onto skillet/griddle.
  • Using a ladel, spoon batter onto skillet/griddle. Once the buttom of the pancake is cooked and bubbles form on the surface, flip pancakes.
  • Repeat Step 6 until the batter is gone.
  • Serve with butter and maple syrup (or other toppings). Enjoy!


Calories: 620kcal | Carbohydrates: 84g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 732mg | Potassium: 250mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 687IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 431mg | Iron: 4mg
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Recipe Rating


  1. 5 stars
    Made these pancakes for a special weekend breakfast treat and they turned out great! Quick, easy, and yummy!

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      Yay! I am so glad you like it!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. 5 stars
    Came out so fluffy and delicious!! Ran out of eggs so substituted it with 1/4 cup Greek yogurt and an extra dash of milk. Had to stop myself from eating all of it!

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      Thanks for sharing the substitution! So helpful! And I’m happy to hear that you can’t stop eating it! ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. Can you tell me:
    How much Calories this pancake?

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      I just added the nutritional information to the recipe card! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. 5 stars
    Made this with soem extra oomph by caramelizing bananas on the pan first before pouring batter on top. What a treat! Also made extras so we can eat them through the week!

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      CHocolate and bananas…yummm!! Thanks for sharing, Kayley!