Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


8 pancakes

Updated: Jul. 14, 2023
There's a rush to breakfast in my house when I whip up this chocolate chip pancake recipe. The batter calls for chocolate milk and mini chips, and I top the golden brown cakes with butter and fruit. My daughter says the chocolate chip pancakes are one of her all-time favorites. —Laura Rader, Fergus Falls, Minnesota


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup chocolate milk
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • Optional: Maple syrup and butter


  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, whisk egg, milk, oil and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened; stir in chocolate chips.
  2. Preheat griddle over medium heat. Lightly grease griddle. Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto griddle; cook until bubbles on top begin to pop and bottoms are golden brown. Turn; cook until second side is golden brown. If desired, serve with extra chocolate chips, maple syrup, and butter.

Chocolate Chip Pancakes Tips

How do you keep chocolate chips from burning in pancakes?

Using mini chocolate chips can help prevent chips from burning in chocolate chip pancakes. Also, be sure to pour no more than a ¼ cupful of batter on the griddle per pancake. Larger amounts of batter mean longer cook times, which can lead to burnt chips and cause other problems when making pancakes.

What are the best chocolate chips to use in chocolate chip pancakes? 

There are many incredible chocolate chips to choose from in grocery stores today. User whichever chips you like best when making chocolate chip pancakes.

How do I prevent chocolate chips from sinking to the bottom of pancakes?

To keep chocolate chips from sinking to the bottom of pancakes, stir them into the batter last. Some prefer to keep chocolate chips out of the batter altogether, sprinkling them on top of the pancake right after the batter is poured onto the griddle. Top the finished pancakes with more chips or other creative pancake toppings before serving.

Mark Hagen, Taste of Home Executive Editor

Nutrition Facts

2 pancakes: 311 calories, 14g fat (4g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 445mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.