So yummy and fluffy, these chocolate chip pancakes with maple syrup gives you the perfect excuse to have chocolate for breakfast.
Served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, you can’t go wrong with these.
Pancakes are a must in my house, but it’s good to have something different every so often.
So today, I am sharing with you one of my children’s favourite, choc chip pancakes.
And there are a few tips and tricks to getting them perfect every time.
How to make chocolate chip pancakes with maple syrup
If you don’t have a pancake pan, then any flat frypan or skillet will do.
- Plain flour
- Castor Sugar
- Baking Powder
- Baking Soda
- Vanilla Extract
- Chocolate Chips
Melt the butter either in a saucepan or in the microwave and then put it aside.
Place the flour, castor sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl, then whisk to combine.
Whisk the egg. Then add milk, vanilla extract, egg and melted butter to the dry ingredients and whisk until smooth and lump-free.
If you happen to have a hand mixer with a whisk attachment, feel free to use that if you are not up to doing it by hand.
Once the mixture is smooth, stir through the chocolate chips.
Place your pancake pan on the stove over low to medium-low heat, depending on your stove.
Place a small amount of butter on the pan and allow to melt, or rub your stick of butter over the pan to coat.
Using a 1/4 measuring cup, scoop some of the batter from the bowl and pour it onto the pan.
Using the side of the cup, gently spread the batter out to form a circle shape.
Don’t worry if they are not perfectly round; the choc chips can make them harder to shape.
Cook until the batter starts to create bubbles or holes, then flip the pancake over. Allow the pancake to cook for another minute or until golden brown.
You are looking for a nice golden brown colour.
All up, each pancake will take about four to five minutes to cook, depending on your stove and the heat you have set it on.
It always takes longer on the first side than the second.
Don’t cook on too high of a heat as you will burn the pancakes.
And every so often, wipe the pan down with a paper towel and re-melt some fresh butter. This help to make sure all your pancakes are golden brown and not sticking to the pan.
- If you have trouble flipping the pancakes, you can tilt the pan to help slide the pancake onto the egg flip.
- Don’t press the egg flip down on the pancake after flipping. You want then to be thick and fluffy. And it can also cause it to lose its shape.
What to serve with chocolate chip pancakes
My kids love having it with ice cream and a drizzle of maple syrup over the top. But other ideas to serve it with is fresh fruit, such as berries and whipped cream.
Or, if you are looking to have a breakfast feast, pair it with bacon, eggs and french toast.
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Chocolate Chip Pancakes With Maple Syrup
- 60 g Unsalted Butter
- 2 cups Plain Flour or All Purpose Flour
- ¼ cup Caster Sugar
- 4 tsp Baking Powder
- ¼ tsp Baking Soda (bi-carb)
- ½ tsp Salt
- 1 ¾ cups Milk
- 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 Egg
- 200 g Milk Chocolate Chips
- Melt butter and set aside.
- Place flour, castor sugar, baking powder, soda and salt into a large bowl and whisk to combine.
- Whisk the egg, then add that along with the melted butter, milk and vanilla extract to the bowl and whisk well until smooth.
- Add the chocolate chips and stir through.
- Melt some butter on a pancake pan over medium-low heat. Use a ¼ cup and scoop the batter onto the pan and spread gently with the side of the cup to make a circle.
- Flip when the pancake starts to create holes. Let it cook for another minute or so and then place onto a plate.
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