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Chocolate Chip Malted Pancakes

Sharing the BEST pancake recipe today!  These Chocolate Chip Malted Pancakes are the perfect addition to any breakfast and brunch menu. Soft, malted and stuffed with loads of chocolate chips!
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Pancake Recipe

I looooove making a fun breakfast for my family. This pancake recipe is one of our very favorites.  Especially on the weekends. Nothing like seeing the smiles on my boys face when I serve a big stack of pancakes. I jazzed up my favorite Buttermilk Pancake recipe (from my cookbook) today with some malt powder and chocolate chips. Not even kidding, these babies don’t even need syrup. A nice dollop of whipped cream and you are good to go. Hope you enjoy!

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Malted milk….this stuff is magical. I’ve used it in pancakes, cookies, muffins, you name it….it’s amazing! You’ll find it near the chocolate milk in your grocery store.

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Chocolate chips to go in the pancakes please 🙂

Buttermilk Pancakes

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Mix up your pancake batter. Nice and simple.

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Stir in some chocolate chips and they are ready to be cooked up!

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Stack those babies nice and tall….and enjoy!

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Tips For Making The Best Pancakes

  1. Mix lightly and give batter a rest!  Mix pancakes minimally to avoid forming toughening gluten. There are a few ways to ensure that you mix pancake batter well without overmixing it. Have all your ingredients at room temperature. Mix cold buttermilk and eggs with melted butter and you get clumps of butter—not the end of the world, but not optimal for even distribution.
  2. Mix the wet and the dry ingredients separately before combining.
  3. Give the batter a rest before cooking. A rest of at least five minutes allows for the even hydration of the batter and also allows the gluten you created—which will develop even with careful, minimal mixing—to relax. The lumps will smooth out somewhat during this rest.
  4. Test a small pancake in the hot skillet/griddle to make sure temperature is good.  No need to waste a full size pancake.
  5. Cook until bubbles cover the surface; flip before they all break.
Chocolate Chip Malted Pancakes
Prep Time
3 hrs 10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
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Servings: 8
Calories: 266 kcal
Author: Jenny
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons malt powder I used Carnation
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
Homemade Whipped Cream
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  1. Place flour, malt powder, sugar, baking soda, salt, buttermilk, egg, vanilla and chocolate chips into a large mixing bowl. Stir until well combined.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. When hot, spoon about 1/4 cup batter into center of pan. With spoon, form round pancake quickly. Let cook for 60 seconds or until batter starts to bubble. With spatula, flip and cook an additional minute or until cooked through and browned. Continue until all batter is used.
  3. To prepare whipped cream whisk heavy whipping cream and sugar in mixing bowl until whipped cream forms. Top each pancake with a dollop of whipped cream and additional chocolate chips if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Chip Malted Pancakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 266 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 67mg22%
Sodium 240mg10%
Potassium 103mg3%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 540IU11%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 78mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 1
    Medeja says:

    I love pancakes especially when they look so perfect!

  2. 2

    SO, these are GENIUS! I am fairly certain that I could very easily live off of pancakes…especially when they are malted milk! How fun is that! Pinned 🙂

  3. 3

    I am so wanting a stack of these right now!

  4. 4
    Amanda says:

    Pass me a tall stack right now! These are so perfect 🙂 xoxo

  5. 5
    Sues says:

    What a beautiful stack of pancakes!! Wish they were sitting in front of me right now 🙂

  6. 6

    I never thought about adding malt to pancakes, they must be amazing!

  7. 7

    Well, these are simply genius!! I’ll stack the entire stack, please?

  8. 8

    Pancakes are definitely my weakness. I’ll take twenty!

  9. 9

    I will never ever turn down a stack of these beauties!!

  10. 10

    I love anything malted!!! One of my biggest cravings in life is a chocolate malt- what a smart idea to add it to pancakes!!

  11. 11

    I’m a huge fan of pancakes on the weekends. What a great way to make pancakes! I love malted milk balls. 😀

  12. 12
    marla says:

    I need these pancakes for breakfast, lunch & dinner!

  13. 13
    Amanda Finks says:

    It’s never occurred to me to add malted milk to baked goods. This is genius! I’m not sure I’ll be able to wait until next weekend. These may be a weeknight Brinner meal.

  14. 14
    Matea says:

    Chocolate pancakes are the best! Love it 🙂

  15. 15
    Stephanie says:

    These look AMAZING! I love pancakes!!!! I haven’t had chocolate chip pancakes in years though. Yummy!

  16. 16
    TidyMom says:

    I used malt powder in a cake recipe once and LOVED it!! I can’t wait to try it in pancakes!!

  17. 17

    Love the malt addition! I have yet to bake with it – it needs to happen!

  18. 18
    jenna says:

    These look irresistible! Makes me totally want them for Brinner! 🙂

  19. 19
    Gaby says:

    These pancakes are happening soon, great idea!

  20. 20

    Ooooh! Malted milk! these look so good Jenny!!

  21. 21
    Jeanette says:

    Now that’s a stack of pancakes – your lucky boys! I’ve never seen malted milk like that in the supermarket – great idea!

  22. 22

    oh my gosh, I totally want these for breakfast tomorrow morning!!

  23. 23
    Maria says:

    We are totally going to have to give these a try! Yummmmm.

  24. 24

    Love malt flavoring and love chocolate in my pancakes! Looks like a match made in heaven!!

  25. 25

    I’ve been needing a recipe to use up the malt powder in my pantry. Yum!!

  26. 26

    I have been looking for malted milk everywhere and I can’t find it. I’ll have to check near the chocolate milk next time! Thanks for the tip!

  27. 27

    More malt is my motto! I love that bitter bite in my shakes, chocolate milk, etc., etc. I will have to give these pancakes a try ASAP. Who knows? Maybe in the morning! 🙂

  28. 28

    I love pancakes and this recipe is one of my favourite 🙂

  29. 29
    Linda says:

    My family loves this recipe and today I decided to put a twist on it. What I did differently today was to add chopped malted milk balls. (I hit them with the rolling pin) I left out the chocolate chips. I also increased the malted milk to 1/4 c. I think the little carton of malted milk balls were 3.75 oz. My family loved these also. Thanks for a great recipe!

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