Heart Shaped Chocolate Chip Pancakes

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Chocolate Chip Pancakes – How to make a small batch of heart shaped chocolate chip pancakes from scratch. Fun recipe for Valentine’s Day, birthdays, Mother’s Day, and more!

heart shaped chocolate chip pancakes stacked on gray plate, slathered with raspberries and strawberry jam

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and after that, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and all those celebratory family holidays. Chocolate chip pancakes and heart shaped buttermilk pancakes are the perfect way to say “I love you” to the ones you love.

All you need are a few ingredients and a heart shaped cookie cutter. Then you can make a small batch of the most festive pancakes ever.

I love that this pancake recipe is an eggless pancake recipe. Instead of eggs, I like to sub in unsweetened applesauce.

This chocolate chip pancake recipe makes a fluffy pancake full of chocolatey goodness.

fork and bite of heart shaped chocolate chip pancakes with raspberries and sauce on gray plate

If you love cooking pancakes for breakfast, you’ll love these blueberry buttermilk pancakes and apple cinnamon pancakes. And if you want to make more pancake art, you can make dinosaur shaped strawberry buttermilk pancakes.

WHERE CAN I FIND THE RECIPE FOR HEART SHAPED CHOCOLATE CHIP PANCAKES?

If you’d rather skip all of my cooking tips, important cooking info for this recipe, and similar recipe ideas – and get straight to the scrumptious chocolate chip pancake recipe – just scroll down to the bottom, where you’ll find a printable recipe card.

TIPS FOR HOW TO MAKE PANCAKES FROM SCRATCH

Making buttermilk pancakes with chocolate chips is super easy. But first you have to learn how to make pancake batter.

sifting dry ingredients for chocolate chip pancakes from scratch
  • Sift your dry ingredients into a batter bowl or mixing bowl.
  • Make a depression or well right in the center of those dry ingredients in the bowl.
  • Then add the applesauce, buttermilk, and canola oil to the well. Since this is a pancake recipe without eggs, I sub in applesauce.
  • Mix everything together just until it’s blended; try not to over mix.
  • Finally, fold in the chocolate chips.
how to make pancake batter, folding chocolate chips into chocolate chip pancake batter

HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE BUTTERMILK

Thankfully, you don’t even have to buy buttermilk. You can easily make it with just 2 simple ingredients and a good stir.

My mom taught me this little trick when I was younger.

Just add about a tablespoon of distilled white vinegar to a cup or two of milk; I usually use a tablespoon for every 1 to 2 cups of milk.

Stir and let sit for 5 to 10 minutes.

stack of chocolate chip pancakes on gray plate with raspberries and sauce

And that’s it! You’ve got the buttermilk, or sour milk, you need for your recipe.

TIPS FOR MAKING HEART SHAPED PANCAKES

Spray the griddle and the cookie cutter with cooking spray. Heat the griddle on low to medium heat.

My mom used oil for cooking instead of cooking spray, or you could probably use butter. But it’s much easier to just use cooking spray because you’ll need to spray both the cookie cutter and griddle for every pancake.

Place the greased cookie cutter on the griddle, and spoon the pancake batter into the cookie cutter. You don’t want the batter to be too thick, so try to spread the batter out to the edges with your spoon.

cooking pancakes with heart shaped cookie cutter on cast iron griddle

Cook the pancake for about 1 to 2 minutes, and then you can just remove the cutter; it should slip right off the pancake.

Then cook the pancake another couple minutes and flip it. The key is to cook both sides until they’re a nice golden brown color.

pancake recipe, heart shaped chocolate chip pancakes on gray plate with raspberries, sauce, fork, and milk

When your pancakes are all cooked, you can serve them with strawberry jam, strawberry sauce, raspberry sauce, fresh raspberries, whipped cream, maple syrup, and whatever else your heart desires. They’re so yummy!

stack of heart shaped chocolate chip pancakes from scratch on gray plate with raspberries and maple syrup

HANDY TIPS FOR MAKING PANCAKES

TIP #1 – Some pancake batters will start to dimple, and that’s when you know to flip the pancakes. However, like my favorite butterbeer pancakes from scratch, this pancake batter is pretty thick, so it doesn’t usually dimple for me.

TIP #2 – As you take the pancakes off the griddle, keep them warm by putting them on a cookie sheet or pizza pan in a slightly heated oven.

heart shaped pancakes with chocolate chips, raspberries, and sauce on gray plate

MORE VALENTINE RECIPES AND HEART SHAPED TREATS YOU MAY ENJOY:

I use my grandma’s recipe to make these family favorite heart shaped chocolate whoopie pies. And, of course, it wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without Valentine snack cakes.

Crazy Adventures in Parenting has a recipe for the most adorable heart meringues ever. And Around My Family Table has the perfect Valentine breakfast biscuits.

KITCHEN TOOLS YOU’LL NEED TO MAKE HEART SHAPED PANCAKES FROM SCRATCH:

Sifter 

Mixing Bowl – My handled mixing bowl is one of my favorites, and it works well for mixing up pancake batter.

Pancake Batter Dispenser – I’ve been eyeing this, especially for cupcakes and muffins; but it’d be handy for pancakes too.

stacked chocolate chip pancakes in heart shapes for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, and more on a gray plate with raspberries and syrup

Heart Shaped Cookie Cutter or Pancake Mold

Electric Griddle or Cast Iron Griddle – This makes cooking the pancakes a little easier, especially for flipping.

Pancake Turner – I recommend a spatula with a wide base for flipping pancakes.

HEART SHAPED CHOCOLATE CHIP PANCAKES RECIPE

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Heart Shaped Chocolate Chip Pancakes

How to make a small batch of heart shaped chocolate chip pancakes from scratch. Fun recipe for Valentine’s Day, birthdays, Mother’s Day, and more!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, Breakfast/Brunch
Keyword buttermilk pancakes, chocolate chip pancake recipe, chocolate chip pancakes, eggless pancake recipe, heart shaped pancakes, pancake recipe, pancake recipe without eggs, pancakes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 servings
Calories 260 kcal
Author Mel Lockcuff

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Sift the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and sugar into a batter bowl or mixing bowl.

  2. Make a depression or well with your spoon in the center of those dry ingredients in the bowl.

  3. Add the applesauce, buttermilk, and canola oil to the well.

  4. Stir everything together just until moistened. The batter will be quite thick.

  5. Lightly spray the griddle ,as well as the cookie cutter or pancake mold, with cooking spray, and heat to a moderate temperature.

  6. Place the greased cookie cutter on the griddle, and spoon the pancake batter into the cookie cutter, spreading the batter out to the edges with your spoon.

  7. Cook the pancake for about 1 to 2 minutes, and then you can just remove the cutter.

  8. Cook the pancake another couple minutes and flip it. Allow it to cook on low to medium heat until the edges begin to turn a golden color.

  9. When your pancakes are cooked through, serve them while warm.*

Recipe Notes

*As your pancakes get done and you take them off the griddle, keep them warm by putting them on a cookie sheet or pizza pan in a slightly heated oven.

Nutrition Facts
Heart Shaped Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 260 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 326mg14%
Potassium 157mg4%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 90IU2%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 98mg10%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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