Chocolate chip pancakes are seriously the best…
Every Sunday, my dad used to make a yummy homemade breakfast for all of us, and we’d gather in the kitchen for some nice family time. It was awesome, and man… that guy can make some breakfast!
Sometimes it was waffles or french toast, but probably the most frequent (and my favorite) was chocolate chip pancakes (with lil’ smokies breakfast sausages…mmm). This isn’t his recipe, but it’s durned good.
Here’s the recipe for my Chocolate Chip Pancakes, in case you don’t want to read the whole long step by step thing.
- 3 cups flour
- 6 Tablespoons sugar
- ¼ tsp. salt
- 2 Tablespoons baking powder
- 3 eggs
- ⅓ cup canola oil
- 1+ cup milk
- chocolate chips
- Mix the dry ingredients.
- Mix the wet ingredients.
- Combine wet and dry ingredients.
- Add milk if needed to get the right consistency.
- Cook in a pan over medium heat (or on a griddle if you're fancy like that). When you start to see bubbles rising throughout the pancake, it's ready to flip!
- For chocolate chip pancakes, sprinkle chocolate onto each pancake before flipping.
You can, of course, also make these without the chocolate, and they’re the best, most fluffy pancakes ever.
Chocolate chip pancake-making in slow-mo below. hehe.
And add 6 Tablespoons of sugar.
Mix mix mix.
In a measuring cup, mix 1 cup of milk and 1/3 cup canola oil (or other veggie oil). Beat in 3 eggs, then combine with the dry ingredients.
You can pour slowly and dramatically if you want.
Stir it up and decide if it’s battery enough (haha battery) for you. It wasn’t.
Add milk until it’s the right texture for you. Some people like thicker pancakes and other people like thinner ones, but this is a pretty good middle…
Once your pan is heated over medium heat, spoon in some pancakes.
And when they get nice and puffy and have bubbles rising to the top like this…
It’s time to flip them!
I made a couple sets of plain ones for hubs, who likes to drizzle syrup on his.
Well… is this still called drizzling?
Eh, I think it’s more like glopping. He likes to glop the syrup on his!
I don’t like anything on mine, unless it’s that spray whipped cream from a can like my dad used to do for us sometimes. But I like mine with CHOCOLATE CHIPS IN THEM. Mmmm…chocolate chip pancakes, y’all.
I’ve found that if I mix the chocolate chips into the batter, they all sink to the bottom, and I get weird varying amounts of chocolate chips in each pancake, so I just sprinkle them on after spooning the batter into the pan.
Help yourself! Seriously, these are the best chocolate chip pancakes in the world.
Why thank you. I think I will!
The perfect breakfast for a lazy weekend morning. Excuse me… I’m going to go eat some chocolate chip pancakes now.
Note: I originally published this recipe in December of 2008. In 2009, my family went wheat-free, and since then, we’ve been making these fluffy coconut flour pancakes nearly every week. Check them out if you’d like a higher-fiber, higher-protein paleo version. (And yes, I still make them into chocolate chip pancakes sometimes.)