Decadent Chocolate Chip Pancakes
There’s something magical about waking up to the sweet aroma of chocolate chip pancakes gently sizzling on a
Sunday morning. As the warm, fluffy pancakes hit the griddle, memories of lazy weekend breakfasts with loved
ones come flooding back. This recipe holds a particularly special place in my heart because it was passed down
through generations in my family. It’s a recipe that has not only satisfied cravings but also brought people
together around the kitchen table, fostering love, laughter, and connection.
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1 1/4 cups milk
- 1 egg
- 3 tablespoons melted butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- Additional butter or oil for greasing the griddle
1. Prepare the Pancake Batter
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Create a well in the center of
the dry ingredients.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Pour this wet mixture into
the well created in the dry ingredients. Stir until just combined. Do not overmix; lumps are okay.
2. Add the Chocolate Chips
Gently fold in the chocolate chips, ensuring every bite of pancake will be bursting with chocolaty goodness.
3. Cook the Pancakes
Heat a griddle or non-stick skillet over medium heat and grease it with a little butter or oil. Ladle about 1/4
cup of the pancake batter onto the hot griddle for each pancake. Cook until bubbles form on the surface, then
flip with a spatula and cook until both sides are golden brown.
4. Serve and Enjoy!
Stack the freshly cooked chocolate chip pancakes on a plate and serve warm. If desired, you can drizzle some
maple syrup, sprinkle powdered sugar, or add a dollop of whipped cream on top. Enjoy these delectable pancakes
with a cup of steaming hot coffee or a tall glass of cold milk!
Tips and Variations:
- If you want to take your chocolate chip pancakes to the next level, try adding sliced bananas, chopped
nuts, or a dusting of cinnamon to the batter.
- For a healthier twist, you can use whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour and use dark chocolate
chips with less sugar.
- Feel free to experiment with different types of chocolate chips – milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white
chocolate, or a combination!
- If you’re serving a crowd, keep the cooked pancakes warm by placing them on a baking sheet in a preheated
oven set to 200°F (93°C).