Charles E. Walton IV
Makes about 10 pancakes

Prep: 10 minutes, Stand: 10 minutes, Cook: 6 minutes per batch.

How to Make It

Step 1

Whisk together first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Combine buttermilk, milk, egg, and butter in a separate bowl; add to flour mixture, and whisk just until blended. Add 1 tablespoon orange zest and 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips to batter, and fold in gently. Transfer to a large measuring cup, and let stand 10 minutes.

Step 2

Pour 3 to 4 tablespoons of batter onto a hot, lightly greased griddle or nonstick pan. Cook until pancakes are covered with bubbles and edges turn brown. Turn and cook other side 2 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with your favorite maple syrup.

Ratings & Reviews

Guezzie's Review

July 13, 2012
These are delish, Trish! Sorry, must be my sugar buzz talking there. My husband ate the orange, so I used orange marmalade & orange extract, which worked excellently and saved me work! I also added ground flax seed because I add it to pretty much everything, but hello, chocolate and orange--so tasty. Today I learned that I do not make pancakes with buttermilk enough. It makes them so light and fluffy. How can I go back to pancakes sans buttermilk? I don't think I can. To close, ::opera singing & dramatic gesture:: Yuuuuuum!

detailaddict's Review

July 24, 2011
I don't know how this recipe garners 5 stars. With the exception of using spelt flour, I followed the recipe to a "T"; but the batter was way too thin, resulting in flat, flimsy pancakes that I could barely turn over without having them fall apart. They also had a bitter, "chemical" taste from too much leavening. After the first batch I added another 1/2 cup of flour, which improved the batter consistency and flavor/body of the pancakes considerably. The rest of them turned out ok, although the orange flavor did not really come through. If I want orange/CC pancakes again I'll just add zest and chips to a good basic pancake recipe.

Princess222's Review

March 14, 2011
Made this dessert for a Sunday morning treat and received numerous "Wow's" from my husband. This recipe is very easy and results are amazing and impressive. Followed the recipe exactly. Fantastic!

WhitneyWill's Review

March 13, 2010
Very easy and a nice change from blueberry pancakes. I had regular chocolate chips and used them without any problem, but my husband and I agreed that mini chocolate chips would be better. Give these pancakes a try!

rachelracen's Review

March 04, 2009
This recipe is OUTRAGEOUS. If you want to seriously impress your guest or significant other, this recipe has so much rich flavor I would guarantee you CANNOT eat as many pancakes as you normally would. We froze these and microwaves them for a quick breakfast the next weekend and they were STILL outstanding! :)