Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Pancakes

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5 from 1 vote
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes

These Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Pancakes use a shortcut that makes this recipe a whole lot easier and all you need is a few ingredients. It is the best quick and easy breakfast that your family will love.

Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Pancakes in a stack with a section cut out.

Using prepackaged pancake mix is a great way to speed up breakfast. It makes the recipe simpler and adds a slightly fluffier and sweet twist compare to a classic recipe for chocolate chip pancakes. These cake mix pancakes are the perfect recipe to make on a lazy Sunday morning when your kids are begging for homemade pancakes.

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What We Love About This Recipe

  • 20 Minute Recipe: This 20 minute recipe for chocolate chip cake mix pancakes is perfect for a lazy weekend morning.
  • Easy Ingredients: All you need is 3 ingredients to make this recipe.
  • Family Friendly: Your husband and kids will love this twist on a classic chocolate chip pancake.
A view of the breakfast with a bite cut out.

Ingredient Notes

  • Chocolate Chip Muffin Mix: I used chocolate chip muffin mix, you could also use vanilla cake mix and use add chocolate chips. Here is information about the brand I used.
  • Milk: You can use whole, 2%, 1%, skim, or a non-dairy milk.
  • Egg: You will need one large egg.
  • Cooking Spray: You will need cooking spray, vegetable oil, or butter to grease the skillet or griddle.
The ingredients for the pancakes.

Equipment Needed

How to Make Chocolate Chip Pancakes

These are the basic steps for making Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Pancakes. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

Making the mix for the pancakes.

STEP 1: MAKE THE BATTER

In a large bowl, mix together the muffin mix, egg, and milk. Stir until fully combined, you should get a smooth consistency then set aside for 5 minutes.

STEP 2: COOK PANCAKES

In a pan with melted butter or oil over medium heat, pour 1/4 cup of batter and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side. Repeat until you have no more batter left. Serve immediately with butter and maple syrup.

Prep and Storage Tips for Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Pancakes

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

To make this recipe ahead of time, you make follow the steps as usual and store pancakes in the fridge for 1-3 days.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store pancakes in an airtight contianer or plastic bag in the fridge for up to 4 days.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

To freeze pancakes, store in a freezer bag in the freezer for up to 3 months. You should let thaw completely before reheating.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

You can reheat this recipe for chocolate chip pancakes in the microwave or stovetop.

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE GLUTEN-FREE

You can easily make this recipe gluten-free, just use a gluten-free muffin or cake mix, you should be able to find it in the baking section along with normal box mix.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE CAKE MIX IN PLACE OF MUFFIN MIX?

If you have vanilla or white cake mix in the pantry, you can also use that in place of muffin mix and just add chocolate chips separately.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

This recipe can easily be doubled or halved, just increase or decrease ingredients proportionally.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PANCAKE MIX AND CAKE MIX?

Pancake mix is not nearly as sweet as cake mix, additionally cake mix contains for baking powder resulting in a fluffier pancake.

Chocolate chips surrounding the breakfast.

Expert Tips for Making This Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Pancakes Recipe

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a larger family brunch.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately. You can cook on a griddle to make the cooking process faster as you can cook more at once.
  • Other Flavors: This recipe will work with any other flavor of muffin mix, banana or pumpkin cake mix pancakes would be tasty.
  • Funfetti Pancakes: For birthday cake batter pancakes, use funfetti cake mix or yellow cake mix and top a small amount of sprinkles, whipped cream, and a drizzle of vanilla glaze.
  • Toppings: Top pancakes with fresh blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, sprinkles, or cool whip.
  • Vanilla Icing: Make a simple icing by combine powdered sugar, a teaspoon vanilla extract, and milk.

What to Serve with Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Pancakes

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Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Pancakes in a stack with a section cut out.
5 from 1 vote

Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Pancakes

Yield: 6 pancakes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
These Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Pancakes use a shortcut that makes this recipe a whole lot easier and all you need is a few ingredients.
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Ingredients

  • 6.5 ounces Chocolate Chip Muffin Mix Package
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1 Egg
  • Butter or Baking Spray, as needed

Instructions

  • In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the muffin mix, milk and egg until well-combined.
  • Allow the mixture to sit for 5 minutes before proceeding with the recipe.
  • Place a skillet over medium-heat and once hot, add a bit of butter or baking spray.
  • Once the butter is melted and hot, add 1/4 cup of the pancake batter.
  • Allow the pancake to cook for about 2 minutes, until bubbles appear all over the top. Flip and cook until golden brown on the bottom, approximately 2 minutes.
  • Remove the pancake to a plate and repeat with remaining batter.

Expert Tips

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a larger family brunch.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately. You can cook on a griddle to make the cooking process faster as you can cook more at once.
  • Other Flavors: This recipe will work with any other flavor of muffin mix, banana or pumpkin cake mix pancakes would be tasty.
  • Funfetti Pancakes: For birthday cake batter pancakes, use funfetti cake mix or yellow cake mix and top a small amount of sprinkles, whipped cream, and a drizzle of vanilla glaze.
  • Toppings: Top pancakes with fresh blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, sprinkles, or cool whip.
  • Vanilla Icing: Make a simple icing by combine powdered sugar, a teaspoon vanilla extract, and milk.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 231mg | Potassium: 60mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 73IU | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, Brunch, cake mix, dessert

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