Nutty Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Nutty Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
25 mins
Heat Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
18 pancakes


  • 1 ⅔ cup all-purpose flour

  • cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • 2 ¼ cup buttermilk or sour milk*

  • 3 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • ½ cup miniature semisweet chocolate pieces

  • ½ cup toasted chopped walnuts

  • Whipped cream

  • Fresh raspberries or sliced strawberries (optional)


  1. In a large bowl stir together flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Make a well in the center of flour mixture. In a medium bowl combine egg, buttermilk, oil, and vanilla. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be slightly lumpy). Stir in chocolate pieces and walnuts.

  2. For each pancake, pour about 1/4 cup batter onto a hot, lightly greased griddle or heavy skillet. Cook over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until pancakes are browned, turning over when surfaces are bubbly and edges are slightly dry. Cool completely.

  3. Layer pancakes between sheets of waxed paper in a freezer container or bag; seal and freeze for up to 2 months.

  4. To serve, preheat oven to 350°F. Place frozen pancakes on a baking sheet. Bake about 10 minutes or until warm. (Or heat in a toaster until warm.) Top with whipped cream and, if desired, fresh berries.


To make 2 1/4 cups sour milk, place 7 teaspoons lemon juice or vinegar in a glass measuring cup. Add enough milk to make 2 1/4 cups total liquid; stir. Let stand for 5 minutes before using.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

172 Calories
9g Fat
19g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 172
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 141mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0.5mg 3%
Calcium 56mg 4%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Potassium 114mg 2%
Folate, total 28.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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