Monday, March 28, 2011

Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Pancakes


By now I'm sure you've come to terms with the fact that I will never stop trying new pancake recipes. I adore pancakes of every kind--thick and fluffy, filled with bananas or nuts, thin and buttermilk-y. My husband is a *bit* more particular about his pancakes, and I'm constantly trying to find the "right" recipe to suite his tastes. I won't admit my annoyance at his pancake-snobishness, but I'll leave that for you to deduce. 

After Annie AND Joy raved about these pancakes and knowing I could throw chocolate chips into my breakfast pancakes, I was all over this recipe.  My husband gave them an 8 which is a pretty darn solid rating. I will definitely keep this as a top favorite for our house, and I'll continue leaving out the chocolate chips in his and adding a few extra in mine. :)

Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Pancakes
recipe adapted from and
Serves 4

2 eggs
2 cups buttermilk
4 Tbsp butter, melted and cooled
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/2-3/4 cup chocolate chips


Note: to make 2 cups of buttermilk, combine just under 2 cups milk with 2 tablespoons lemon juice. Let sit for 5 minutes, stir and incorporate.

Beat the eggs in a large bowl. To the eggs, add the buttermilk, butter and vanilla and whisk until thoroughly combined. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir the flour mixture into the wet ingredients in 2 or 3 additions, stirring until just incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips.

Heat a griddle or skillet over medium heat. Spread butter over the warm skillet. Pour 1/4 cup of the batter onto the skillet for each pancake. When the top begins to bubble and pop, flip the pancake and cook 2-3 minutes on other other side. Once the bottom is golden grown, remove from the skillet and serve warm.

Note: to keep pancakes warm while preparing a large batch, transfer pancakes to a heat-safe dish and cover with foil. Place in an oven preheated to 200 degrees.

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  1. I love a good buttermilk pancake -- and adding chocolate chips on top is a real treat. Thanks for sharing your version.

  2. I love pancakes too! Adding both bananas and chocolate chips is my absolute fave. This recipe looks great though, and I will definitely have to try it. Don't you just love Joy the Baker?!!