Chocolate Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Everyone will love waking up to these Chocolate Chocolate Chip Pancakes! They are easy to make and look like a decadent treat more than breakfast!

A stack of ombre pancakes with chocolate chips topped with butter and chocolate chips with chok of ombre chocolate

Sometime you need a special breakfast to start the weekend with the family. This pile of Chocolate Chocolate Chip Pancakes will definitely bring a smile to everyone’s face.

These pancakes aren’t your everyday breakfast. We don’t normally eat something as extravagant as this for breakfast. But on a special occasion these pancakes sure hit the spot.

top of pancakes with whipped cream topping

Chocolate on chocolate with chocolate chips you just cant get more indulgent than that. These are perfect for a special birthday surprise breakfast or brunch or a family weekend gathering.

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Pancakes


Chocolate Chocolate Chip Pancake Stack with whipped cream tipping

If your a chocolate lover you will absolutely adore these pancakes! This recipes make three different levels of chocolate pancakes from dark chocolate to a plain white pancake with chocolate chips.

This is the best pancake recipe I’ve ever eaten. These are really easy to make, and you can have them ready to pop on the griddle in no time. 

They’re light and fluffy and a little crispy around the edges, and loaded with mini chocolate chips.  You get that burst of delicious chocolate melting in your mouth, with the savory flavor of pancakes and sweet syrup, and you can’t stop eating them. 

pancake batter plain, chocolate and dark chocolate

Tips for making the best pancakes

  • The most important thing to remember when making pancakes is do not over mix the batter! If you over mix the batter the pancakes will be dense causing the pancakes to be flat and heavy instead of fluffy.
  • The pancake batter should be thick enough so that it doesn’t spread completely flat on the griddle or pan. If it’s too thin, add a tablespoon of flour and gently mix it. If the batter is too thick, add a little more milk until you get just the right consistency.
cocoa powder mixed into pancake mix with chocolate chips

Ingredients in Chocolate Chip Pancakes

  • all-purpose flour
  • sugar
  • baking powder
  • cocoa powder
  • salt
  • milk
  • unsalted butter, melted, or vegetable oil
  • vanilla
  • semisweet morsels
A fork bite of pancakes with whipped cream and chocolate chips

Chances are you have all the ingredients on hand for these pancakes. They are simple staple ingredients that are always in our pantry and fridge.

Before you get started making the pancakes pull everything you need out so it’s all handy. It really makes cooking so much easier. We have gotten into the habit of doing this including pulling out whatever pans and bowl we need. I just makes things so much easier in the long run.

I must say even though I love chocolate I really favor the white pancakes with the chocolate chips best. Everyone seems to have a favorite they love best.

The great thing about these pancakes is if you have company of if it’s a Holiday breakfast of brunch make a double batch and let everyone dig in!

The pancakes are perfect served with pure maple syrup but you can also just use some butter and fresh fruit such as strawberries.

There is so much flavor from the chocolate and sweetness from the chocolate chips you may not want to use maple syrup. We always add some pure maple syrup because it really ties all the flavors in together!

Stack of chocolate pancakes with butter pats in between

So surprise your family with these out of this world pancake recipe some weekend morning. I bet it will be a huge hit. after all who doesn’t want chocolate for breakfast?!


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A stack of ombre pancakes with chocolate chips topped with butter and chocolate chips with chok of ombre chocolate

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Everyone will love waking up to these Chocolate Chocolate Chip Pancakes! They are easy to make and look like a decadent treat more than breakfast!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes


  • 2 1/2 cups of flour
  • 3 heaping Tablespoons sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 eggs – beaten
  • 2 1/4 cups milk 
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips – extra for sprinkling on top
  • Whipped cream – for topping


  • In a large bowl, break the eggs, and beat them with a whisk until they're light lemon yellow, and fluffy. Add the milk, and stir. Add the Oil, salt and sugar, and whisk together. 
  • Add the Flour and baking powder, and whisk together just until ingredients are mixed. (Batter may be a little lumpy, but that's okay)
  • Divide batter; you'll need two bowls; place an equal amount of batter in both bowls, and leave an equal amount of batter in the big bowl.
  • In the first bowl, add 1/2 cup of cocoa, and 1/3 cup of mini chocolate chips, blend well. In the second bowl, add 1/4 cup of cocoa, 1/3 cup of chocolate chips and blend well. Finally, in the third bowl (the one you mixed the batter in) add 1/3 cup of mini chocolate chips, but no cocoa.
  • Heat an electric griddle until better melts and sizzles. With the heat on a medium setting, drop the batter for the pancakes with either a ladle, or ice cream scoop, and cook until golden brown.
  • Flip the pancakes with a pancake turner, and remove to a plate to serve, starting with the dark batter, medium batter, and the natural color on top.
  • Drizzle with melted butter and syrup, and top with whipped cream, and sprinkle mini chocolate chips. continue until all pancakes are cooked.
  • Serve with extra butter, maple syrup and whipped cream.


NOTE:  These can be served with whipped cream, fruit, bacon, hash-browns, cream cheese, or other favorite toppings. 

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