Cinnamon and chocolate together make these Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Pancakes extra special and comforting. They're made with white whole wheat flour, yogurt and honey, making them a healthy breakfast or breakfast-for-dinner option.
Cinnamon and chocolate together in the same recipe always leads to delicious results. Just take my cinnamon chocolate overnight oats for example. Every bite is super tasty, comforting, and sweet!
I’ll let you in on a secret: all you need is a dash of cinnamon to take everyday chocolate chip pancakes up a notch. It’s why I can’t get enough of these Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Pancakes. They’re also really easy to make and probably the most perfect breakfast, so it’s a total win!
The batter (made from flour, yogurt, honey, cinnamon, and eggs) comes together easily in a blender. Drop some chocolate chips on top as each pancake cooks, and voila! You have the most perfectly sweet, moist, fluffy, and soft breakfast or dinner ever.
- Cinnamon makes these sweet pancakes extra warm and comforting.
- Clean up is a breeze when you make the pancake batter in a blender.
- They’re so flexible! Easy to make vegan, gluten free, or with any ingredients you love.
- Flour - I like using white whole wheat flour or whole wheat flour. Regular all purpose flour is fine or you can use a 1:1 gluten free blend to make gluten free pancakes.
- Cinnamon - Regular ground cinnamon or Ceylon cinnamon will do.
- Honey - Instead of granulated sugar! Maple syrup works just as well, or substitute with 2 tablespoons of white or cane sugar.
- Yogurt - For added moisture and tang. Use any plain yogurt you love, whether it’s dairy free or Greek instead.
- Chocolate chips - For that delicious chocolatey finish!
Step 1: Add everything to a blender. Place all of the ingredients (except the chocolate chips) in a blender and blend until smooth.
Step 2: Cook the pancakes. Pour some pancake batter on a warm griddle. When the edges are starting to set, sprinkle the pancake with some chocolate chips. Flip and finish cooking.
Step 3: Serve and enjoy! Serve the stacks of cinnamon pancakes with sliced bananas and maple syrup, then enjoy!
Expert tips and FAQs
- Make sure your griddle isn’t too hot (medium-low heat is best) or else the pancakes will burn really easily.
- If you’re making a big batch of pancakes, you can keep the finished ones in a 200ºF oven until they’re all ready.
- To make double chocolate pancakes, add 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder to the batter.
- Feel free to swap the chocolate chips with raspberries, strawberries, bananas, or blueberries.
- Serve these with anything you like! Whipped cream, maple syrup, caramel sauce, honey, chocolate shavings, homemade nutella, bananas, yogurt, berries, or jam are all delicious pancake toppings.
What’s the best way to add chocolate chips to pancakes?
I like to sprinkle the chocolate chips on the pancakes when they’re cooking on the griddle (before flipping) so I know they’ll be evenly distributed. They can also be added right into the blended pancake batter.
Can they be made vegan?
Yes! Just use maple syrup instead of honey, 2 flax eggs instead of eggs, plain vegan yogurt, dairy free milk, and vegan-friendly chocolate chips.
- Refrigerator: Store the finished pancakes in an airtight container or wrapped in plastic for 3 to 5 days in the fridge.
- Freezer: Wrap the pancakes individually in plastic. Keep them in a large, freezer-safe bag for up to 30 days.
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Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Pancakes
- 1 cup white whole wheat flour
- 1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoon honey
- 2 tablespoon plain yogurt
- ½ cup almond milk or milk of choice
- ¼ cup chocolate chips
- Add all of the ingredients EXCEPT the chocolate chips to a blender and blend until smooth, about 1 minute, scraping down the sides as needed.
- Spray a griddle or large nonstick skillet with nonstick spray, and heat it over medium-low heat. Pour the pancake batter onto the griddle and allow the pancakes to cook for 2-3 minutes on the first side until the edges have set.
- Sprinkle each pancake with a few chocolate chips, and use a spatula to carefully flip them over. Cook them for 1-2 minutes on the second side.
- Serve pancakes with sliced banana and maple syrup and enjoy!
UPDATE NOTE: This post was originally published in July 2016. It was updated with new text and photos in September 2021.
Alaina @ A Not So Quiet Kitchen says
Yum! These look so delicious! My kids have been begging me for chocolate chip pancakes these last few days, I'm going to have to try adding some cinnamon! It sounds so good!
Yes do it! It's an underrated flavor combination but it's SO good.
Bethany @ athletic avocado says
Oh yes, chocolate and cinnamon are bomb together! I haven't made pancakes in forever! Thanks for reminding me:)
You're welcome 😀
Lindsay Cotter says
Flipping that first pancake is always the trickiest...lol!! I love the cinnamon and chocolate combination in these pancakes. Such a delicious way to start the day!
It IS the trickiest! Drives me crazy.
I love cinnamon and chocolate together and pancakes are my faves 🙂 Pinning!
Amanda @ .running with spoons. says
I can't figure out why pancake flipping is so tricky either. This is why I never make pancakes in the morning - it's too much stress first thing in the day 😆 Pancakes for dinner is a different story though. Oh! And YES to cinnamon and chocolate.
haha I like the way you think.
Ellen @ My Uncommon Everyday says
Sometimes, I get ambitious and try to make HUGE plate-sized pancakes since that's what my dad did when I was a kid. That's when I usually fail. If I make 1/4-1/3 cup pancakes, I do find it gets a little easier. Cinnamon + chocolate is a combination I honestly though was weird for ages. I just didn't get the "warm" cinnamon with the rich chocolate, but I'm making up for lost time now. Seriously, what was I thinking?! It's so good!
It is! And yes I agree it's easier to make smaller pancakes than larger ones, if only because the flipping part is easier.
Julia Mueller says
Ah my gaaaawsh, I'm staring at the face of perfection. These pancakes are absolutely GORG and I want a stack right meow! Bravo, m'dear!
Bawww thanks Julia!
Marina @ A Dancer's Live-It says
Omg I'm so bad at pancake-flipping too! I hate when they look messy, but they all end up in the same place anyway 😉 Awesome recipe Erin!!!
My thoughts exactly!
Shashi @ RunninSrilankan says
Wait - you are pancake-flip challenged? No way! I don't see any evidence of that in these pancakes! These look wonderful and mmmm - cinnamon and chocolate chips so enhance each other - heck yeah to eating these for dinner tonight!
Hhaha I totally am but thank you Shashi!
Kelly @ Kelly Runs For Food says
Mmm I haven't had breakfast for dinner in ages! I'm also super impatient with pancakes and try to flip them too soon. These look so good!
Breakfast for dinner NEEDS to happen soon.