These chocolate chip pancakes are the perfect pancake day treat! They’re so light and fluffy, and packed with smooth and rich chocolate chips. We’ve served our chocolate chip pancakes with ice cream and a home-made chocolate sauce to make this dish really luxurious, but you can experiment with any toppings you like. Adding fresh fruit, like berries or sliced banana, would make these chocolate chip pancakes perfect for a weekend brunch or breakfast treat. The tradition of pancake day started as a final day of feasting, or to use up all of your luxury ingredients, before the start of lent. If you’re giving up chocolate for lent this year, these chocolate chip pancakes are the perfect way to make the most of your final day of chocolate! And if you’re not giving chocolate, or anything up, but just love chocolate, these pancakes will definitely hit the spot too.
- 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
Whisk the egg whites with an electric whisk until they form stiff peaks.
In a separate bowl whisk together the milk, eggs, baking powder, cocoa and flour until you have a thick batter.
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.
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.
Serve with a drizzle of chocolate sauce and a scoop of ice cream, if you like.