These Chocolate Chip Pancakes are a quick easy way to bring morning smiles.  Bring on the butter and syrup!

Chocolate Chip Pancakes | Kita Roberts

It's amazing what a little sunlight is good for. There are tiny blue flowers popping up in the weeds that are overrunning my garden. I am taking that as the imminent arrival of spring. If these microscopic blue buds can survive the cold nights, it must mean that warmer weather and longer days are right around the corner. Right?

My Winter Hermit Level - Expert

I don't want to admit this to myself, but I think the winter makes me an antisocial grump. Truth. I can't get outside and ride (I am just not tough enough). I don't want to hang out as much. And my nice warm bed beckons me far too early. But today I went outside for the first time in a long time - other then the quick dash to the car. I let the cold air fill my lungs and impede my breathing as my feet hit the ground on my first outdoor run. And in an instant it was over. I was warm and ready for a longer distance, questioning how much my first real run would hurt later and if I should just continue on.

It has been hours since that run this morning, and I can tell you, I should have continued on. My legs are aching to be outside again. And I am questioning the setting sun and the few moments I have left for whether or not I can get some more time in.

I am ready for spring.

In a few weeks, it's going to be a mad dash of riding every chance we get. Plus, organizing the yard, and enjoying life a little more. Even as I typed that, a mischievous grin slid across my face as thoughts of the trouble we intend to get into came to mind. Handsome has registered for his first race. I'm considering joining him. There are 5k's calling my name on top of the riding and the excitement is the only thing keeping me from hibernating for the next few weeks.

Good company, good food (I promise), and good adventures. It's going to be an awesome year.


Chocolate Chip Pancakes | Kita Roberts

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Chocolate Chip Pancakes

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Author: Kita Roberts
12 minutes
Serves: 4


  • 1 ½ flour
  • 3 tbs sugar
  • 1 teas baking powder
  • 1 teas baking soda
  • ¼ teas salt
  • 2 eggs - lightly beaten
  • 8 oz light sour cream
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips
  • Butter
  • Syrup


  • Preheat a griddle to medium (medium-high if your griddle is fickle like mine) heat.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, powder, and salt. 
  • Add the eggs, sour cream and milk and stir until just combined. You can fold in the chips now if you like, or you can do it my way and add them to each pancake as you pour them onto the griddle.
  • Melt butter over the skillet and pour ¼ to ⅓ of batter onto the skillet and repeat until you can't fit any more (I get 4 on my griddle). 
  • Cook until small bubbles form and pop around the e edges of the pancake, until golden brown on the bottom. 
  • Using mad spatula skills, flip the pancakes and cook until golden brown on the bottoms, 3 - 5 minutes longer.
  • Serve with tons of syrup and butter!


from BHG Special Interest Chocolate

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Chocolate Chip Pancakes | Kita Roberts

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  1. I think after this bout of nastiness we're seeing right now, Spring is right behind it! We're itching for outside time, boat rides, and beach days here in coastal Maryland. These pancakes look great, enticing photos!

  2. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says:

    Definitely one of my favorite breakfasts! Yum!

  3. Vicki @ WITK says:

    I love spring too and can't wait until it's warm enough here for outside runs. I'm getting so bored with the treadmill and I'm too wimpy to run in the cold! Here's to tiny blue flowers! (And pancakes!)

  4. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie says:

    I miss running outside so much! Even though I actually enjoy running when it's cold out, the rain we've been having hasn't been motivating. But it looks like we have a stretch of sun coming too!

  5. The Mom Chef ~ Taking on Magazines One Recipe at a Time says:

    Yeah, I have those blue flowers all over too. And, I'm very ready for spring to be here for real and for good. I want to make these pancakes for Dudette. She'd love them.

  6. Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies says:

    These look wonderful! So comforting.

  7. Anne @The Cooking Campaign says:

    I love, love, love Pancakes! I also love the huge pile of bacon that is sitting next to those pancakes!

  8. I miss being outside too, I am beyond over winter! My husband definitely misses running outside, I know he's itching to get off the treadmill. But anyway, chocolate + pancakes = my idea of breakfast heaven so I'm loving these 🙂

  9. Belinda @zomppa says:

    I AM looking forward to warmer, brighter weather! In the meantime, these I'll take any day!

  10. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. says:

    While everyone is wishing for it to warm up, I am kind of dreading it. So not looking forward to Phoenix summers! These pancakes look great! I love making chocolate chip pancakes, but I always cheat and use a box of mix, lol.

  11. claire @ the realistic nutritionist says:

    Oh MAMA!!!!!!!

  12. Amber @ Sprinkled With Flour says:

    These pancakes are so gorgeous Kita! I'm drooling right now,and that drip of syrup is killing me. 🙂

  13. My god daughter adores these pancakes ... definitely making for her next time she stays!

  14. Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) says:

    I am the least picky eater ever. Even foods I actually don't like, like pancakes, have exceptions to the rule. These look tasty!

  15. Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen says:

    Oh yum, those look like the perfect pancakes!

  16. RavieNomNoms says:

    I so wish there were flowers I could see, but we got dumped on with 24" of snow today :-/

    I am so craving these pancakes...NOM. I could eat pancakes for breakfast lunch and dinner!

  17. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen says:

    I am begging for Spring. Begging!

  18. Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen says:

    Ooh yum, your pancakes look so good!

  19. Emily @ Life on Food says:

    Best breakfast ever. I just heard we have snow in the forecast twice next week. I want to scream.

  20. I really want a huge helping of these right now! You really know how to get a girl hungry 🙂

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