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Chocolate Chip Coffee Pancakes

20 mins
12 pancakes
Classic pancakes kicked up with some instant espresso and coffee extract then topped with chocolate chips.
Chocolate Chip Coffee Pancakes
Classic pancakes kicked up with some instant espresso and coffee extract then topped with chocolate chips.
Chocolate Chip Coffee Pancakes

Ya’ll, I feel like it’s been years since I’ve brought you a new pancakes recipe.

Wait… hold that thought…

*goes to check archives*

Confirmed… It has been 4 years since I posted a new pancake recipe on this blog.

Wait, what? Seriously, 4 years? What has happened to me? I used to post pancake recipes all the time – pancakes are my favorite. Now once in 4 years? We’re definitely going to have to remedy that.

Doing that today with these Chocolate Chip Coffee Pancakes!

Chocolate Chip Coffee Pancakes

This recipe is super simple and just a basic pancake recipe with added coffee flavor and chocolate chips. Now, even though it does have coffee in the batter, it’s not overpowering and compliments the chocolate well.

Also, I guarantee your kids will still eat them… just like mine did.

Start by heating your griddle over medium heat and coating with a thin layer of butter to make it more nonstick. Add your flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and espresso powder together in a large bowl and whisk to combine.

Add your milk, egg, vanilla extract, coffee extract and whisk thoroughly to combine all ingredients. It’s ok to still have a few lumps in the batter.

Using a 1/4 measuring cup as a scoop, scoop your batter into the hot griddle. I can usually get about 5 pancakes onto my griddle without it being too crowded.

Sprinkle the tops of the pancakes with chocolate chips and cook for about 3-4 minutes, or until little bubble start to form on the top.

Chocolate Chip Coffee Pancakes

Flip your pancakes over and continue cooking for additional 3-4 minutes or until golden brown. Repeat with all the batter and chocolate chips.

A fun little trick I learned a while back is to cool your pancakes on a wire cooling rack in between cooking. This way they don’t get soggy on one side like when you cool them on a regular plate. The heat is allowed to escape under the cooling rack instead of being trapped by the plate.

I also use this little trick with my waffles. Works every time.

On the other hand, if you have a hungry family you may not even need to transfer them to a cooling plate or rack. Just stack them up on their plates and garnish a few extra chocolate chips, some powdered sugar, and syrup.

Serve and enjoy!

Chocolate Chip Coffee Pancakes

Chocolate Chip Coffee Pancakes

5 from 2 votes
Classic pancakes kicked up with some instant espresso and coffee extract then topped with chocolate chips.
Yield 12 pancakes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp instant espresso powder
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp coffee extract
  • 1/2 cup mini-chocolate chips


  • Heat electric griddle, according to manufacturer's instructions, to medium heat. Coat with butter for non-stick.
  • In a large bowl add flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and instant espresso powder. Whisk to combine.
  • Add milk, egg, vanilla extract, coffee extract and whisk to combine all ingredients.
  • Scoop pancake mixture by 1/4 cupfuls onto hot griddle and top with a few chocolate chips.
  • Cook 2-4 minutes, or until small bubbles start to form on top. Flip and continue cooking until done; about 2-4 minutes.
  • Repeat with remaining batter.
  • Serve immediately topped with extra chocolate chips, if desired, and your favorite syrup.


  • to keep pancakes from getting soggy while cooling, place on cooling rack while cooking rest of batter.
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