Chocolate chip pancakes recipe

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Chocolate chip pancakes are a sweet and indulgent treat to make on pancake day. They're light, fluffy, and packed with smooth chocolate chips.

Double chocolate chip pancakes
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  • healthy
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories167 Kcal8%
Sugar6.1 g7%
Fat6.9 g10%
Saturated Fat3.3 g17%
Salt0.15 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein7.2 g14%
Carbohydrates18.2 g7%
Salt0.15 gRow 7 - Cell 2

These double chocolate chip pancakes are light, fluffy, and packed with a rich chocolate flavour.

The perfect Pancake Day dish that packs a sweet punch. We've taken the classic pancake recipe and elevated it by adding delicious dark chocolate chips and a spoonful of cocoa powder for a heavenly chocolate flavour. A must-make for chocoholics - these pancakes are so cheap and easy to make - giving you six to eight (depending on how big you make them) in a quick 20 minutes. We’ve served our chocolate chip pancakes with ice cream and a homemade chocolate sauce to make them extra indulgent and really luxurious. But swap for fresh fruit, like berries or sliced banana, which will also work nicely.


  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 100g plain flour
  • 30g cocoa powder
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 150ml milk
  • butter, for cooking
  • 50g chocolate chips
  • Ice cream and chocolate sauce, to serve




  1. Whisk the egg whites with an electric whisk until they form stiff peaks.
  2. In a separate bowl whisk together the milk, eggs, baking powder, cocoa and flour until you have a thick batter.
  3. Add one third of the egg whites to the batter mixture and combine fully. Then carefully add the rest of the egg whites, folding in gently.
  4. Heat a non-stick frying pan on a medium high heat. Melt a knob of butter in the pan, then add spoonfuls of your batter to the pan and sprinkle the upturned side with chocolate chips. Once cooked on the underside, flip and continue to cook for a minute more until the pancakes are done on both sides and puffed up.
  5. Serve with a drizzle of chocolate sauce and a scoop of ice cream, if you like.

Top tips for making double chocolate chip pancakes

If you don't want your chocolate chips to melt in the batter, pop them in the fridge the night before and add to the mixture whilst still cold.

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Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 12 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies