Classic pancakes kicked up with some instant espresso and coffee extract then topped with chocolate chips.
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 pancakes 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!
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.
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!
- 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.