Double Chocolate Chip Pancakes

I’ve been told, by my kids, that if they could eat these double chocolate chip pancakes every weekend, I’d win the “world’s best mom” award.

Double Chocolate Chip Pancakes: The perfect treat for my daughter's birthday breakfast. Chocolate and pancakes; You cannot go wrong with this recipe!

Double Chocolate Chip Pancakes: The perfect treat for my daughter's birthday breakfast. Chocolate and pancakes; You cannot go wrong with this recipe!

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Pancake Recipe

What do you do when your kids ask for “premium” chocolate chip pancakes for their birthday breakfast? –or any Saturday morning, for that matter. You take it up a notch and turn the classic into a slightly indulgent breakfast.

This week was my daughter’s birthday, and to say the least, she is a real chocolateaholic! While her brother prefers to indulge in bacon and eggs, at any meal, she loves carbs and chocolate. Ok, who doesn’t? So instead of birthday cake, I made her these ultra chocolaty pancakes. She is turning double digits (10), and this makes me a mother for a decade! My goodness, time flies.

Double Chocolate Chip Pancakes: The perfect treat for my daughters birthday breakfast. Chocolate and pancakes; You cannot go wrong with this recipe!

Unfortunately for those of us who often make breakfast on auto-pilot, these ultra chocolaty pancakes don’t come out of a box. However, as you can see from the video below, making them is a breeze.

This recipe is very versatile, and it works very well with a 1:1 all-purpose gluten-free flour blend (I’ve tested it both with mixes that contain xanthan gum and without). Gluten-free flour, though, is a bit more absorbent, so I recommend adding about two (2) tablespoons of additional liquid for a fluffier and less dense texture.

I promise you, this is one chocolate chip pancake everyone will ask you to make again. They are rich, warm, have that fluffy texture we love, and the melted chocolate chips make this the ultimate breakfast treat.

Sure, this isn’t something I have in our weekly rotation –I have my world’s best pancakes for that- but this is the perfect breakfast for special occasions.

Double Chocolate Chip Pancakes: The perfect treat for my daughters birthday breakfast. Chocolate and pancakes; You cannot go wrong with this recipe!

Topped with a little whipped cream, and some fresh fruit, these double chocolate chip pancakes are going to be winners with your family too!

If you love pancakes, check out my Easy Gluten Free Pancakes, Blueberry Syrup Recipe, Strawberry Syrup Recipe, my Cinnamon Roll Pancake Recipes and of course my recipe for the perfect Fluffy Pancakes. Pancakes will never be the same at your house as well!

Pancakes!

What do you think? Will your family love these pancakes as much as mine?
Double Chocolate Chip Pancakes: The perfect treat for my daughters birthday breakfast. Chocolate and pancakes; You cannot go wrong with this recipe!

Double Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Double Chocolate Chip Pancakes: The perfect treat for my daughters birthday breakfast. Chocolate and pancakes; You cannot go wrong with this recipe!
  • Author: Laura Fuentes
  • Yield: 10-12 pancakes

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 medium banana, mashed
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 1/4 cups whole milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Butter, for the skillet
  • 1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Homemade whipped cream
  • Fresh berries

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, sift together cocoa powder, flour, baking powder, and salt. Make a well in the center.
  2. In another bowl whisk the banana, honey, milk, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry mixture and combine until smooth, just until there are no dry clumps but careful to not over mix. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  4. Heat a large non-stick pan or skillet over medium heat and grease generously. Add 1/4 cup batter for large pancakes or 2 tablespoons for silver-dollar pancakes, onto the greased skillet. Once the center is bubbly, flip and cook the other side for an additional minute, until cooked through. Repeat process with remaining batter.
  5. Serve hot, topped with homemade whipped cream & fresh berries.

Notes

If you are using an all-purpose gluten-free flour to make these pancakes, add 2-3 tablespoons of additional liquid as gluten-free flours are more absorbent.

 

Leave a Reply 20 comments

Samantha - June 13, 2016 Reply

These look delicious! My family loves chocolate.

Ashley S. - June 13, 2016 Reply

Oh my…DELICIOUS!

Patricia - June 13, 2016 Reply

My kids would for sure love these!

Alisa Meyer - June 13, 2016 Reply

These look absolutely amazing!

Emily - June 15, 2016 Reply

Wow, these look fantastic! Thanks for the recipe, Laura.

Jess - June 16, 2016 Reply

These look AMAZING! Can’t get enough of chocolate.

Taneenart - June 16, 2016 Reply

Amazing!! Made them today and kids were in love with these chocolatety pillows

Polly - June 19, 2016 Reply

My family of chocolate experts will love this! How many pancakes does this recipe make? We have a small army of littles around here and I double/triple recipes often. Thank you!

    Laura Fuentes - June 19, 2016 Reply

    Definitely double ( I do for my family of 5). It yields about 10 pancakes (depending how you pour).

Lauren T. - June 21, 2016 Reply

These are AMAZING! My family couldn’t get enough of them.

Kate Todd - June 22, 2016 Reply

I’m sure my kids would go crazy after these.

Jessica J. - June 22, 2016 Reply

I love pomegranate! Never thought of adding them as a topping on my pancakes.

Susan - June 22, 2016 Reply

I HAVE to make these! I’m such a chocolate lover

Scarlet - June 24, 2016 Reply

It looks yummy. Would it work well with whole wheat flour?

    Laura Fuentes - June 27, 2016 Reply

    It will work with white whole-wheat flour. With regular whole-wheat flour, take out about 1-2TB so they aren’t so dense.

Leah - August 12, 2017 Reply

My son can’t have honey (fructose allergy). Do you think there’s anything that would work as a substitute? These look fantastic! Thanks!

    Laura Fuentes - August 14, 2017 Reply

    Can he have maple syrup?

      Leah - August 14, 2017 Reply

      Yes, if it’s pure maple syrup. Thanks, I’ll try that! These pancakes look awesome!

Elisabeth - September 15, 2018 Reply

I made these GF and DF (I used soy milk and corn oil instead of milk and butter) and they were AMAZING!!!!! Totally filled my chocolate craving that I was having!!

    Laura Fuentes - September 17, 2018 Reply

    great substitutions! I’m glad you enjoyed them.

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