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Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins

These chocolate chip pancakes are so soft and fluffy! They'll rise sky-high, with lots of melty chocolate chips in every delicious bite.

Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate chip pancake recipe, chocolate chip pancakes, how to make chocolate chip pancakes
Servings: 20 4-inch diameter pancakes (approx.)
Calories: 169 kcal
  1. Lightly grease a large skillet or griddle with butter or non-stick spray, wipe out any excess with a paper towel, and set over low heat to preheat.

  2. Place the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl and whisk to combine.

  3. Add the mini chocolate chips.

  4. Whisk the melted butter, buttermilk, egg yolks, and vanilla together, then add the liquid mixture to the bowl with the dry ingredients.

  5. Fold together (just a few strokes) until a few streaks of flour remain.

  6. Whip the egg whites to stiff peaks,* then fold them gently into the batter until just barely combined (do not overmix).

  7. Drop the batter by the 1/4-cupful, onto the greased, preheated skillet.

  8. Cook until the edges look set and small bubbles are beginning to pop towards the center of the pancakes.

  9. Flip the pancakes and continue to cook until they are golden brown on both sides.

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Recipe Notes

*Whipping the egg whites is an optional step but it will ensure that the pancakes are extra light, airy, and fluffy.  If you prefer, you can omit this step and just whisk both the egg yolks and egg whites into the liquid ingredients before folding the batter together.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 169 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 127mg6%
Potassium 94mg3%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 165IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 66mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.