Super Fluffy Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Hidden morsels of melted chocolate
by Andrea Alden
Ready to top
- 2 large eggs, separated
- 1 cup of milk
- ¼ cup sugar
- ½ tsp. vanilla
- 1½ cups of flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- ¼ tsp. baking soda
- ½ tsp. cinnamon
- ½ cup of chocolate chips or chunks
- 2 tbsp. coconut oil, melted
- ring mold or circle cookie cutter
- heatproof bowl/casserole that will fit over the ring molds
NOTE: If using a circular ring mold, or cookie cutter that is less than 2-inches tall, fill the mold 3/4 of the way full. If you are using a ring mold that is any taller than that, fill it 1/2 way or less.
Separate the egg white and yolk into two separate bowls. In the bowl with the yolk, add the milk, sugar, vanilla, and salt. Whisk together. Sift in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon. Mix together.
Whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form - similar to making whipped cream - then fold the whites gently into the batter along with the chocolate chips.
Warm the ring mold(s) on the griddle for a minute or two before brushing the mold and the griddle generously with melted coconut oil. Pour in enough batter to fill the ring mold 1/2 way.
Cover the pancakes with a heatproof bowl or casserole dish and close the lid on your grill. Cook the pancakes in the ring mold until the tops start to bubble, checking every once in a while. You will want to use Napoleon Heat Resistant BBQ Gloves
to move whatever you are using to cover the pancakes.
Now the hard part. It’s time to flip these pancakes. Use a spatula to loosen the hotcake from the griddle, then use tongs to turn the rings, with hotcake inside, over. You will want to do this in a very quick movement. You can also use the spatula to quickly do this, but you will want to flip before any batter comes out the top. Cook the other side until golden and crispy like the first side.
Use a knife to loosen each pancake from its ring mold, then keep the cooked pancakes warm on the warming rack while you finish cooking the rest of the pancakes. You should get 4 to 6 pancakes depending on the size of your ring mold.
Serve hot, with butter, maple syrup, fruit, whipped cream, and whatever else you love to put on your pancakes.
After making the delicious Japanese Pancakes, I’ve been making all pancakes in the super fluffy format. These Super Fluffy Chocolate Chip Pancakes are just another variation and are filled with my most favorite thing on earth; chocolate. What’s your favorite pancake filling?