Better Than Mom’s Chocolate Chip Pancakes


Better Than Mom's Chocolate Chip Pancakes


Want better than Mom’s chocolate chip pancakes? Just make one little change to our recipe for Melt in Your Mouth Buttermilk Pancakes and your husband will want to marry you all over again. But seriously, he will.


Why Eat Pancakes for Breakfast?

First, you can make them with whole grains like whole-wheat flour, which will add heart-healthy filling fiber.

You can also add extra-healthy toppings, like fruit to boost vitamins and fiber- and protein-packed nuts to transform them into a nutritious breakfast that will help you stay full through the morning.

Light, fluffy and totally comforting, pancakes are a natural choice when you want to treat yourself at breakfast (or at breakfast-for-dinner!)


Sorry Mom, I adore you more than the pancakes but I also think my version is better than what we grew up eating.


Better Than Mom's Chocolate Chip Pancakes


It’s all about that last swirl of melted butter. I don’t understand why butter is so wonderful but it is. It can make an entire recipe so much better, but then you brown the butter and oh my sweet mercy, it is heaven!!


Browning butter is really easy, and even more easy to screw up. You’ll want to cook it until golden brown, but not too dark and immediately pull it not only off of the burner but pour it into a bowl to cool so it doesn’t continue to cook. It should smell a little nutty and you may get excited just by the look of it.


Why Brown Butter?

Brown butter, also known as beurre noisette, is made by cooking unsalted butter long enough to turn the milk solids brown while cooking out any water present in the butter.

Often described as tasting nutty or toasty, it has a deeper, richer, more intense flavor than melted or clarified butter.



Better Than Mom's Chocolate Chip Pancakes


Is Buttermilk Sour Milk?

Many people think sour milk and buttermilk are the same but they are different.

Buttermilk used to be the watery stuff leftover from making butter.

These days, it is made by adding a lactic acid bacteria to regular pasteurized milk.

Sour milk is made by adding vinegar and lemon juice to regular milk to make it sour.



It will make your pancakes taste like a chocolate chip cookie and that is NEVER a bad thing. The batter will be very thick, but that’s absolutely right. Just scoop it onto the griddle and spread it out just a little bit. Serve with fresh buttermilk syrup and let us know on social media if you make it by tagging your photo with @ohsweetbasil #ohsweetbasil


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Better Than Mom's Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Want better than Mom's chocolate chip pancakes? Just make one little change to our recipe for Melt in Your Mouth Buttermilk Pancakes and your husband will want to marry you all over again. But seriously, he will.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time13 mins
Course: 300 + Back to School Recipes Every Kid Loves
Keyword: breakfast, chocolate chip, pancakes
Servings: 6 -8
Calories: 416kcal
Author: Sweet Basil


  • 3 tablespoons butter unsalted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups of sifted flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 eggs slightly whisked
  • 2 cups of buttermilk
  • 1 Cup Chocolate Chips plus more for on top.


  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, add the butter and cook, stirring with a whisk, until golden and foamy, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Quickly pour into a bowl to cool.
  • Preheat a griddle to medium heat.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the salt, baking powder, baking soda, flour and sugar.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs and buttermilk.
  • Drizzle in the butter as you continue to whisk.
  • Switch to a wooden spoon and make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients.
  • Pour in the wet ingredients and chocolate chips and stir until almost completely combined. Please remember, the more you stir pancakes the more flat and tough they will be so please mix until a few streaks of flour are remaining.
  • Butter the griddle and scoop ⅓ cup of batter and cook until bubbles begin to form, flip and cook until golden.
  • Serve immediately.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 416kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 908mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 24g
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Carrian Cheney

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2 comments on “Better Than Mom’s Chocolate Chip Pancakes”

  1. These look awesome – I pinned the recipe to make soon!

  2. 5 stars
    *gasp* browned butter AND choc chips—perfection!