Though I like pancakes, I’m typically more of a waffle person.  However, after seeing Joy the Baker (lover of all things pancake) rave and rave and rave about these, I decided we needed to try them.  I have to say, they lived up to the hype.  Even better is how easy they were to make, which is essential for a leisurely weekend breakfast.  I used milk chocolate chips as she recommends, but I think they would be great with semi-sweet or dark chocolate as well.  I halved the recipe (full recipe listed below) and we got about 6 pancakes out of the batch.  Andrew also loved these, as you can see :)  I can just imagine that this will be a recipe our kids request often in future years.


2 eggs
2 cups buttermilk
4 tbsp. butter, melted and cooled
½ tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
½-¾ cup chocolate chips


  • 01

    In a large bowl, lightly beat the eggs.  Whisk in the buttermilk, butter and vanilla extract and mix until well combined.  Add in the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Mix just until incorporated.  Add in the chocolate chips and stir just until combined.

  • 02

    Preheat the oven to 200° F.  Heat a griddle or skillet over medium heat.  Melt a thin pat of butter in the pan and spread it around.  Once the bottom of the pan has been covered, wipe the butter out gently with a paper towel so that only a very thin film remains.  Drop scoops of batter of your desired size (I use 1/3 cup) into the pan.  Cook the first side until bubbles form on the surface and begin to pop, and the bottom is golden brown.  Flip gently with a spatula and cook again until cooked through and golden brown on both sides.  Transfer the cooked pancakes to an oven-safe dish in the warmed oven and repeat the process with the remaining batter.  Serve immediately.


  • Hi Annie! I am so glad that I found your blog! Its gorgeous! I am a foodie as well although this summer, I let my blog go. I hope this week to really get back into it…and the kitchen. I actually have a chocolate chip pancake recipe to share as well. Your blog is truly inspirational and I’ll be back! Take care and God bless your adventures!

  • I too prefer waffles; but if I saw THOSE pancakes, I’d choose them over waffles in a heartbeat :-D Yum!

  • YUM! Those pancakes look like the perfect way to start the day!

  • I just made these yesterday for morning brunch :)

  • These pancakes look utterly delicious! They would be perfect for a late Sunday morning breakfast and with kids, it is a definite winner. All I need is a good cup of coffee and I could easily take in a batch of those yummy pancakes. Thanks for sharing this great recipe.

  • Your little guy is too handsome!

  • Yum, these look delicious. I can’t believe how big Andrew is getting either! Where is the time going?

  • cookingbride

    This brings back childhood memories of this time my Dad took my to have breakfast at Ihop when I was a kid. I ordered chocolate chip pancakes with whipped cream and chocolate milk to drink. My mother wasn’t too happy!

  • I love Joy the Baker, and am always craving pancakes after reading her posts on them! These pancakes look fabulous and a definite family pleaser!

  • emily227

    These look awesome. Chocolate chip pancakes are definitely one of my favorites!

  • These look awesome I have always wanted to make choc chip pancakes and never have. Probably because I would eat them all myself! He looks adorble chowing down on his pancake!

  • Elizabeth

    What a perfect breakfast for a lazy Labor Day at home. I made them yesterday after checking your blog and they were delicious! I made a whole batch, although half a batch would have been enough for myself, my husband, and our 3 year old. But I popped the leftovers in the toaster this morning and we all had an encore. They are just as delicious the second time around!

  • Nicole

    I absolutely love this cooking blog…check it almost everyday. Speaking of pancakes, my favorite restaurant in Chicago pancakes with caramel/white chocolate sauce and ground pretzels in the cake. Anyone ever seen this recipe. The pancakes are so wonderful that I would so love the recipe. The commute from Iowa every Sunday is impossible :)

  • nutmegnanny

    Awwww chocolate chip pancakes is such a child friendly meal:)

  • Sana

    Hi Annie, I want to make these for breakfast but I dont have any buttermilk on hand. What can I substitute instead of that?

  • Annie

    Google gave me this sub.

  • Sana


    Even I googled the sub after asking you (silly me) and got the same thing. Used it and made them today. These were soooo amazing!! I cannot begin to describe the taste.. Have two more left for snacking. yum!

  • Kristin

    Made these today for a brunch with my parents – wow, they were terrific. My parents aren’t big on chocolate chip pancakes, so my husband and I left the chips out for their pancakes and they even loved them plain. We added the chocolate chips to ours and they were fantastic! This will now be our standby recipe for pancakes. Yum.

  • Georgette

    These were great! My son said, “These taste like real buttermilk pancakes!!!” They were a big hit with everyone. Thanks!

  • these were perfect for me AND my husband–very different pancake desires in this house. Thanks! :)

  • Vanessa

    My son requested choc chip pancakes for his birthday dinner this evening (he turns 7 today!), so I gave these a shot. Holy cow, with warm maple syrup, it’s like eating choc chip cookies right from the oven! Definitely a keeper :)

  • Kat

    I made them this morning for fathers day (I’m in aus) my dad is VERY picky with food and he looooved them. I loved how they weren’t loaded with extra sugar and butter, and I mixed milk and dark choc chips which was aces. Thanks heaps!

  • Krysten

    Made these pancakes the other morning for breakfast (without chocolate chips)… FANTASTIC! Best pancakes we’ve ever had. Thanks! :)

  • Vanessa F

    Love these! They are in the regular rotation in our house …

    Breakfast for Dinner nights, especially when we have soccer practices and scout meetings to race off to, ’cause they come together so quickly. I make with 1 cup AP flour and 1 cup white whole wheat and serve them with turkey bacon and some fruit.

  • Sadie L

    OK, so I know you already know this but these are the best ever!! YUM! I just made your lemon ricotta pancakes last week and thought nothing could top those but I was surprised to be wrong!

  • Jess Dry

    I tried making these according to the recipe, and the batter came out very, very thin. Any ideas as to where I went wrong? I double checked that I added the correct amounts of everything.

  • annieseats

    I’m not sure. Please see the FAQ page re: what went wrong. Sorry you didn’t have success with this recipe.

  • Gina C

    I’ve been looking for a good go-to pancake recipe, so I made these without the chocolate chips and they were amazing! Best and easiest pancakes I’ve ever made! Thanks Annie!

  • Eva Domkowski

    These pancakes are delicious and were a big hit in my house! I left out the chocolate chips because I was looking for a plain buttermilk pancake recipe. And this one did not disappoint. But next time I will be adding the chocolate chips, for sure. Thanks for sharing!