Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Spiced Syrup

I may not have much of a sweet tooth, but boy do I have a soft spot for light, airy, stacked-to-the-ceiling pancakes.

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Chocolate chip pancakes in particular have always held a special place in my heart. They were my childhood order-of-choice for breakfast at a local diner on the weekends.

And I still have not outgrown that craving!

You can keep your bougie benedicts, pulled pork hashes, and kale brunch bowls.

It’s a chocolate-studded stack of happiness for me. No shame in my pancake game.

And I definitely don’t wait until Saturday or Sunday to indulge. That’s one of the perks of being an adult!

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You can make these chocolate chip pancakes with spice-infused syrup any day of the week. Personally, I think the workday ahead is far more enjoyable when it includes gloriously golden griddle cakes studded with gooey, melty, mini chocolate chips.

When I’m flipping flapjacks at home, I always turn to my spice cabinet to perk up the flavors. Woody vanilla and ground cinnamon in the batter are staples, but I also like to add a few other stand-out ingredients to the maple syrup that’s drizzled on top.

This recipe brings a fragrant and inticing homemade spiced syrup to the table, to create an utterly irresistible fall treat – a delicious mouthful of pure autumn bliss!

I use whole cinnamon sticks, pungent cloves, and potent black peppercorns to boost plain maple syrup with some seasonal flair.

The warm, spiced notes of the sticky syrup echo the cozy cinnamon vibe of the pancakes.

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While everyone else is gearing up with sweaters and fuzzy boots to celebrate the arrival of cooler weather, you’ll be inside getting cozy with your chocolate chip pancakes.

But here’s a little secret – they’re actually splendid for serving at any time of year!

Coated in the warm infused syrup, every tender morsel of pancake lets you know that you started the day off right.

And in an efficient fashion, I might add.

Not only is the batter assembly a breeze thanks to a Bisquick-style time saver, you make and steep the spiced syrup while the batter is resting.

Once the batter hits the heat, it only needs a swift minute or two per pancake before the bubbles arise, a quick and clear sign that it’s time to flip.

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In the time it takes to sling tall or short stacks of these hotcakes, you would have barely been seated at the nearest diner.

Full-fat milk brings a richness to the rounds, but subbing in skim or even a dairy-free alternative is totally fine. I’ve been known to spill a little flavored coffee creamer into my breakfast batters, and that’s another secret I’m willing to share.

I also like to serve my personal portion with fresh fruit and slices of thick, smoky bacon for a hearty meal.

If you believe chocolate chip pancakes belong on the kid’s menu, this recipe will make you rethink that silly notion.

It only took one fluffy forkful to remind me that the sweet breakfast treat is a comfort at any age.

So what are you waiting for? Batter up!

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Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Spiced Syrup


  • Author: Fanny Slater
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 12 medium pancakes (serves 4) 1x

Description

You’ll melt like butter for these cinnamon chocolate chip pancakes. They’re served with sweet maple syrup infused with warming spices.


Ingredients

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For the Pancakes:

  • 2 cups Bisquick-style pancake mix
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips
  • Vegetable oil or unsalted butter, for cooking

For the Syrup:

  • 1 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 whole cinnamon sticks
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 6 whole black peppercorns or 1/2 whole star anise

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°F. Set an oven-safe wire rack in a rimmed baking sheet and place in the oven on the middle rack.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the pancake mix and cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. In a separate large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract until thoroughly combined.
  4. Gently stirring as you pour, whisk the dry ingredients into the wet, making sure not to overmix the batter. Using a spatula, fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. Allow the batter to rest at room temperature for at least 10 minutes.
  6. While the batter is resting, start making the spiced syrup. In a small saucepot over medium heat, add the maple syrup, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and peppercorns. Stir to combine and bring to a gentle simmer. Once it reaches a simmer, remove the pot from the heat, cover, and let the spices steep in the syrup while you cook the pancakes, for about 15 minutes. 
  7. Preheat an electric griddle to 375°F or place a large skillet over medium heat. Heat the pan for 3-5 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon of oil or butter and swirl to coat the pan or use a silicone brush to evenly coat the griddle.
  8. Give the batter a gentle stir. Working in batches and adding more butter or oil to the pan as needed, pour 1/4 cup of batter per pancake onto the skillet or griddle. Cook until small bubbles begin to form on the surface, about 2 minutes. Flip to cook the other side until golden brown, about 1 more minute.
  9. Transfer each batch of pancakes to the wire rack and place the baking sheet back in the oven to keep warm while you continue cooking the remaining batter.
  10. Remove from the oven. Divide the pancakes among plates. Strain the spiced syrup through a small sieve into a pitcher, drizzle over the pancakes, and serve.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Pancakes
  • Method: Griddle
  • Cuisine: Breakfast

Keywords: pancake, cinnamon, chocolate chip, maple syrup, spiced

Cooking By the Numbers…

Step 1 – Gather, Measure, and Prep Ingredients

Preheat the oven to 200°F to keep all of the finished pancakes warm while you cook the batter in batches.

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Place an oven-safe wire rack inside a rimmed baking sheet. The rack will help keep the bottom of the pancakes crisp instead of steaming and becoming soggy. Place the baking sheet in the oven on the middle rack.

Measure the pancake mix into a medium mixing bowl. You can make your own at home from scratch if you like, with our Bisquick-style recipe. Measure the ground cinnamon and chocolate chips.

Set out two eggs  and measure the milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla.

Leave the oil or butter on your counter for greasing the griddle or skillet.

Prepare the ingredients for the spiced syrup by measuring the maple syrup and setting out the cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, and whole black peppercorns.

Step 2 – Mix Dry Ingredients

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Add the cinnamon to the bowl with the pancake mix and whisk to combine. Set aside while you mix the wet ingredients.

Step 3 – Mix Wet Ingredients

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Crack the eggs into a separate large bowl, checking for any shell fragments.. Add the milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract and whisk until thoroughly combined.

Step 4 – Whisk the Dry Ingredients into the Wet

Delicately whisk the dry ingredients into the wet, pouring in a little at a time. I use a small measuring cup to scoop the dry mixture and pour into the wet in batches.

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Just be mindful to use a gentle hand and not overmix the batter in order to yield tender and fluffy pancakes.

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Add the chocolate chips and then use a silicone or rubber spatula to lightly fold them into the batter.

Step 5 – Rest the Batter and Make the Spiced Syrup

By allowing the batter to rest at room temperature for 10 minutes before cooking, the flour will have a chance to hydrate and the pancakes will be especially fluffy and light.

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While the batter is resting, get out a small saucepot to begin making the spiced syrup.

Add the maple syrup to the pot along with the cinnamon sticks, cloves, and peppercorns. Star anise can be used as an alternative to the pepper, if you like. Stir to combine and then place the pot on the stove over medium heat.

When the syrup reaches a simmer, remove the pot from the heat and cover with a lid. Keep the syrup covered to steep while you cook the pancakes, which will take about 15 minutes.

Step 6 – Cook the Pancakes

Place a large heavy skillet like your favorite cast iron pan over medium heat or preheat an electric griddle to 375°F.

Once the pan is fully heated, in about 3 to 5 minutes, add 1 tablespoon of oil or butter. Swirl to coat the entire surface of the pan or brush the griddle to make sure it’s evenly coated with fat.

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Keep the oil or butter nearby, since you’ll need to re-grease the pan as needed as you cook the pancakes in batches.

Give the batter a gentle stir and then, using a 1/4 cup measure as your guide, start forming your pancakes on the skillet or griddle.  Make sure to leave a little space between each one so they cook uniformly.

After 1 or 2 minutes, small bubbles will form on the surface of the pancakes. Using a flat spatula, carefully flip each pancake over and cook until the other side is golden brown, about 1 more minute.

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Remove the baking sheet from the warm oven. Transfer the pancakes to the wire rack and then place the pan back in the oven to keep them warm.

Continue cooking until you use all of the batter, working in batches and greasing the pan with additional oil or butter when necessary.

Step 7 – Serve

Remove the baking sheet from the oven and divide the pancakes among plates. Strain the spices from the syrup through a small sieve, pouring straight into a serving pitcher.

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Drizzle the pancakes with the syrup and serve warm with extra syrup on the side.

Breakfast for Dinner

An impressive pile of pancakes may be typical morning fare, but breakfast o’clock can be whenever you choose.

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That’s another bonus of being an adult. You can break out the mixing bowls and maple syrup at any time of day.

While you’re at it, feel free to have a little fun with your syrup.

Sprinkle in a small spoonful of orange zest for a bright, floral flavor or use a dash of  ground ginger for a real kick. Both pair beautifully with cinnamon and chocolate. You can even splash some of the syrup into your coffee or tea for a caramel-y sweetness you’ll swoon over.

Will you dab on the butter, shower the top with powdered sugar, or fly solo with spiced syrup atop your pancake mountain? Share your favorite pancake practices in the comments below! And don’t forget to give this recipe a five-star rating if you loved it.

Earthy cinnamon sparks a flavor bomb wherever it lands, and we can’t get enough of its sassy attitude. Give these other recipes a try that spotlight this much-loved warming spice:

Photos by Fanny Slater, © Ask the Experts, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. See our TOS for more details. Originally published on April 21, 2014. Last updated on October 12, 2022.

Nutritional information derived from a database of known generic and branded foods and ingredients and was not compiled by a registered dietitian or submitted for lab testing. It should be viewed as an approximation.

About Fanny Slater

Fanny Slater is a home-taught food enthusiast based in Wilmington, North Carolina who won the “Rachael Ray Show” Great American Cookbook Competition in 2014, and published her cookbook “Orange, Lavender & Figs” in 2016. Fanny is a food and beverage writer, recipe developer, and social media influencer. She was a co-host on the Food Network series “Kitchen Sink,” was featured on Cooking Channel’s longtime popular series “The Best Thing I Ever Ate,” and continues to appear regularly on the “Rachael Ray Show.”

107 thoughts on “Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Spiced Syrup”

  1. These sound wonderful and they’re not that hard to work on. I think I may surprise my girlfriend with this. That is, if I can hide the ingredients long enough from her before she uses them on something else delicious! Love sweet breakfasts, and this will be a hit!

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  2. I will have to try this out with my boys one Saturday morning when we have time for trial and error. We tend to modify the recipes we find. My youngest wants to put bananas in almost everything. We have made banana pancakes many times and i can see him loving the addition of chocolate chips. Why wait til Saturday, they will have to work off all that energy somehow after these tasty treats.

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    • This is exactly where I was going to go with this. I love bananas on pancakes.. I can use it as a topping without any additional syrup. Right as I read this title I thought “AND BANANAS!”

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  3. I knew it would only be a matter of time on this blog before I saw something that would make my stomach growl. Thanks again for another easy and delicious recipe 🙂

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    • This blog has my stomach growling nearly constantly! I’ve printed off almost every recipe I’ve looked at. This could go badly for me. haha

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  4. I am always pulled towards anything with cinnamon in, it is my favorite spice and the smell is just divine. I am a big fan of cinnamon french toast but never tried it with pancakes, I cannot wait to give this a try.

    Thanks.

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    • I love cinnamon too. I never thought of combining it with chocolate though, even though I’m basically a chocoholic. I just never imagined the two together, but now it seems that I’ll have to give it a try. Two of my favorite things together with pancakes? What’s not to love, right?

      Darn. Now I want pancakes. No chocolate in the house, and I’m snowed in at the moment.

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  5. Wow, I would definitely not mind starting my day off to some of these pancakes. You’ve just managed to convince me to buy myself a new griddle and give this recipe a shot this weekend. Thank you!

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  6. Who knew, i almost, yes almost licked the screen of my PC, anywhere there is a mention of chocolate, trust me, am there, could i borrow the recipe for my own use, please, beginning with the fact that am {i confess}…a junkie of chocolate and pancakes, having trashed breads/loafs a long while ago, pancakes are my wake me ups …my, just look at the honey drizzling down those pancakes…am completely hooked.

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  7. My little man LOOOOOVES pancakes. They’re just so easy for him to eat (and easy for me to get him to eat them). I never thought of making them with cinnamon, or chocolate, much less both. I am definitely going to try it and probably get paid in plenty of wet smooches.

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  8. These look so delicious! There’s not many ingredients needed too. I simply must convince my grandma to make them with me. It would be the best breakfast ever.

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  9. I have been seeing variants of this recipe floating around on the internet for years but yours is the first to add cinnamon to chocolate. At first thought it does not seem like the two flavors would meld together but after making and tasting them I found them to be quite amazing. I would certainly add some whipped cream to the top of these to give them that finished touch that you find at places like IHOP and a little chocolate syrup drizzle would be nice as well. Great recipe. Thanks.

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  10. My daughter would love this recipe. She loves pancakes. She really loves the one from ihop lol. I might make these for her this Saturday and see how i turns out. She will eat chocolate chip cookies all day long so the chips in this recipe is just perfect for her.

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  11. My, my, you hit a nerve, pancakes are my weakness. I have yet to include a spice, but, we eat sweets that have cinnamon in it all the time, so why not. I know that the Cinnamon Chocolate Chip photos look delicious and I would not be able to resist them. I would have to melt some of the chocolate chips to drizzle on the pancakes and my fingers. 🙂

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  12. I so love pancakes as much as I am craving for it right now! We usually have it at home when I was young, just a little amount of butter and a drizzle of honey, yummy! And now, I like the idea of sprinkling chocolate bits. I can’t wait to try this soon, not only for me, but for my niece and nephews as well!

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  13. Think I’m going to give these a whirl this weekend. I like that it uses a mix but still seems homemade. The cinnamon and chocolate sounds just perfect! The mornings are getting chilly here and I think this will be the perfect breakfast tomorrow morning. And the syrup looks interesting! I’ve never thought of adding anything to the syrup before.

    I hardly ever make breakfast on weekdays. I’m terrible. I expect them to eat cereal or oatmeal. They should probably take away my mom card. 🙂

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  14. Oh I love cinnamon, and chocolate.. and pancakes!

    I am looking into eating healthy next week, but looking at your pictures, ha! Thank God I have cheat days! 🙂 And I still have a few days to try this before the diet begins.

    Thanks for the awesome pictures.

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  15. I absolutely love chocolate chip pancakes. They’re such a good treat and taste so go good with bacon. Cooking big breakfasts on the weekend is something I look forward to all week. I like your idea of making flavored syrup…pumpkin spice syrup sounds great for the fall weather coming up. Again, thanks for the recipe. 🙂

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  16. This looks so yummy! I have to eat gluten free so I am going to try this with my gluten free mix and see what happens. The syrup idea is ingenious! I am so ready for pumpkin spice season so I will definitely being using that often!

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  17. This sounds delicious and I am definitely adding bananas to the mix when I make some. Pancakes are one of my kids favorite foods and I am seriously considering making this for their dinner!

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  18. This is so mouth-watering. But what’s really great about this recipe is that you can easily whip it up and improvise when necessary. The presence of cinnamon and chocolate chip adds a youthful twist to the otherwise straight-laced pancake. Kids will love this version of a pancake.

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  19. I made these tonight for dinner 🙂 Everyone loved them! Breakfast for dinner is fun every once in a while. I served them with some eggs, bacon, and fruit. The chocolate chips were melty and delicious. I didn’t get a chance to make flavored syrup this time but I will give it a go next time…hopefully on a weekend when I have more time.

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  20. I was having a debate with a friend of mine in regard to thick ‘fat’ pancakes and thin ‘spindly’ looking ones and she prefers those ones {thin ones}, i ‘d go for the ones above any day…i mean thickness is everything, two of those and i’ll be stretching myself on the couch with a grin on my face any day :)…i just had to come back to this page again…wishful thinking is good i think {scratching my head}.

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    • It seems like a lot of people have definite preferences when it comes to the thickness of pancakes. My grandma made big, thick, fluffy ones, and my mom always made, small, thin ones. I like both.

      I made them like my moms when I first got married, and my husband made the thick kind, so the kids like both as well. “I want daddy style pancakes,” or “I want mom’s.” Easy enough to settle that. When finished making a few thick ones, thin down the batter. Both it is!

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  21. These look delicious. It’s something that I know I’m going to need to try. I love cinnamon, pancakes, and chocolate. I’m not sure why I never thought to combine all three before. I bet this tastes really good with syrup on top. I might add a dollop of whipped cream (and maybe some sprinkles for my niece when she visits).

    Maybe I’ll serve this with hot chocolate or something like that, it’s fall now so I should get in the spirit. This seems like a great recipe for the coming months – and year round as well. I’m glad this recipe makes more than just a few, 3 servings is perfect for my household.

    Thanks for posting the picture as well. It looks good enough to eat. Might just make these right now…

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  22. This recipe sounds great because it is easy prep that seems like it would also be easy clean up. I like chocolate, but am not a huge fan of it with my breakfast. Since the pancakes have a cinnamon flavor I think I would try these with apples or bananas that are cooked into the pancakes.

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  23. Back to check in! I made these this morning and they came out great! They were so good. I was going to omit the chocolate chips because I didn’t think they would go well with the cinnamon. I am SO glad that I kept them in, it made them taste amazing.

    It was very easy to make. Just follow the directions and you are set.

    I didn’t make the spiced syrup this time, but I am going to try it next time I make these.

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  24. Wow! I clicked on this article because the picture of the pancakes just looked perfect and delicious..but I am floored by how simple the recipe seems! I’ll definitely grab the ingredients the next time I’m at the store and give it a try. I’ve never had luck with not burning them, though 🙁

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  25. Chocolate is the sweetness to the heart. You can never go wrong with chocolate! I love anything with that sly sweetness that always makes its way to your dress size… The cinnamon gives it that extra flavour to make any breakfast worthwhile.

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  26. I would really try to make them and see if they come out as delicious as they look, I’ll follow your recipe to make a wonderful weekend surprise for my 3 kids and husband. They will probably expect some cream on top so I’ll have that ready on a side, it’s always a good day when it’s started with pancakes.Yum!

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  27. Well, the pictures of these pancakes had me at hello.

    I think that I would melt the chocolate pieces just a little bit before I sprinkled them on top of the pancakes, even though some would argue that the heat from the pancakes will melt the chocolate, so need for preheating the chips.

    Also, I might just use frozen pancakes and just use the spiced syrup and the the chocolate chip pieces and call it a day, without using the full recipe sometimes. The full recipe is easy enough though.

    I bet these are delicious. When I make them, I’ll report back and tell you how they tasted to me 🙂

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  28. Oh my gosh, this recipe looks absolutely delicious. I have been looking for a long time for a great chocolate chip pancake recipe as this is what my children have been asking for. We will definitely be trying this one next weekend thank you!

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    • Since this uses a mix, there is another trick you can try as well. Chocolate chip muffin mix when thinned down, makes great pancake mix. You can try it with other flavors or varieties as well.

      Seeing this picture every time I’m on here has really made me crave pancakes. I didn’t have chocolate, but I did make myself a couple regular pancakes for dinner a couple days ago. I need to make this recipe though. I still have the craving, lol.

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  29. One of our kids favorite breakfast dishes. You brought back a great memory of making Micky Mouse shaped pancakes for year after a trip to Disney when they were younger. During the fall we changed up the chips to caramel but chocolate was always the most popular.

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  30. Wow! I never knew breakfast could be sinfully delicious. Having this for chocolate chips and pancakes would feel like an early morning reward. That looks so good. I’d instantly feel like a kid again if I ate that, and I’d definitely get up from bed even without an alarm if I had those to look forward to.

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  31. As I was scrolling through looking at your delicious curry recipe you just posted my daughter seen this post photo on the side of the page and demanded I check this out! She has now requested this as her birthday breakfast for her 7th birthday tomorrow! What a lucky girl to have a mom wake up to make a recipe she has never made at 6 AM before school! Spoiled girl lol thanks for the recipe!

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  32. I have not had pancakes in so long. This could be a good idea for Christmas day I think. When I do make them I just make plain but always wanted to add chocolate chips or something. I have everything to make this other than the eggs and chocolate chips. But that is okay I need that stuff before Christmas anyways for baking.

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  33. How interesting to add cinnamon to your chocolate chip pancakes, as well as the spiced syrup! I can’t wait to try this recipe on a lazy weekend morning when we have more time to enjoy a nice batch. I made a bunch of pumpkin pie spice this fall and am excited I have another recipe to use it on.

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  34. I make chocolate chip pancakes for my kids all of the time, but I never thought to add cinnamon to them as well. I am definitely going to have to try that next time. I usually don’t add vanilla to the batter either so I am going to try adding that in as well.

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  35. I love that this uses a mix base. I love to go all out, but usually just pull out the box mix. Life is busy, sue me. But I love this mix. I can imagine pulling this out for a breakfast for dinner type meal with a nice cup of tea.

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  36. These look and sound so tasty! I love chocolate chip pancakes, they are the only pancakes I eat! The one meal I suck at is breakfast, and I often skip it, despite how bad it is for me to do so. However, I will definitely begin eating it more thanks to this recipe! It is so quick and easy, and I actually have all of the ingredients in my house! Thanks so much, I’ll be making these very soon.

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  37. These look so quick and easy to make. The great thing about pancakes is that you can have anything you want with them, Just about every food complements them well. Of course, you can always make the batter up the night before, to save time in the mornings.

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  38. A simple recipe with predictably delicious results? What’s not to love? I’ve never thought of combing cinnamon pancakes and chocolate chip pancakes! I usually just make them separately, but this sounds delicious. The spiced syrup recipe was a nice bonus at the end, there. It’ll go really well when I decide to make these some time this week!

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  39. Oh, those pancakes look so good. I cann’t wait to make some. I never heard of spice syrup but it sure sounds good. I have to get some chips so I can make this for my family.

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  40. Pancakes are awesome. Will 100% try these as soon as possible. I’ve never heard of spice syrup before, but am willing to try it since my maple syrup supply is running low anyway.

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  41. My kids never get up, unless they smell breakfast being cooked. With this recipe, I hope to have more luck. I’ve been cooking pancakes with raspberries’ blue berries, and any type of berry you can imagine. Normally I would stray away from chocolate chips in a pancake but these look too delicious. The combination of cinnamon and chocolate will sure wake my kids up early.

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  42. Great recipe and all around bonding time for your kids. My kids like their chocolate pancakes too, and they’ve gotten good at making it themselves–my eldest is very good at cooking. I think that eating together with the family especially in breakfast can make your relationships even stronger.

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  43. Those look so good! Can’t wait to try this recipe out!
    Whenever I make pancakes my go to ‘topping’ is milk cream with melted chocolate. It tastes so good!
    I never thought of chocolate chips. They are a great addition now that I think of it. They would mix well with bananas.

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  44. Love this simple recipe; it looks delicious and would love to surprise the house with these one morning! Thanks for sharing

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  45. I’ve always felt cinnamon & chocolate are very underutilized. Seems like vanilla has become the go to for cinnamon recipes. I love cinnamon in everything so of course chocolate is no different. There are some chocolate chips that are dusted with cinnamon & sugar. It’s a dark chocolate chip that would be perfect for this recipe.

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  46. I like this recipe but I am not fond of cinnamon in my pancakes. I followed the recipe but exchanged the cinnamon for an equal amount of ginger and added some whipped cream on top of the finished pancakes for something quite amazing and unique for a Sunday breakfast.

    While I didn’t use your exact recipe, it did get me to thinking and I came up with something I think is amazing. Thanks 🙂

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  47. Cinnamon and chocolate has become one of my favorite combinations over the past couple of years. Love the idea of adding cinnamon to the syrup as well. My stomach isn’t a big fan of sweet breakfasts but I would definitely make this for a mega-indulgent dessert. Oh yes, it is going to happen.

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  48. I have never had pancakes with chocolate, but what a great idea. I am about to turn this idea in reality as I am going to send for the chocolate chips today. This will be a great surprise for my family for breakfast. They do so love sweet things and I like to give them a treat every now and then.

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  49. I am really interested to know what exactly pancake sauce is? I have never actually heard of it before and I lve to try new things. As much as I love making things from scratch anything that would save me half an hour of waiting for the misture to settle is a thumbs up in my book !
    Cinnamon and chocolate is something I have done separately but never together. From all the positive comments I have seen so far by many people thinking it will be a good idea. So I will give it a shot and see how it turns out!

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  50. I have always either made chocolate chip pancakes or cinnamon and vanilla. I have never thought about combining the two. This seems like it should be an obvious idea. I think I will try white chocolate instead since I like it better. Or I can make one bath or each. I just wonder will it make my pancakes dark I do not like when they look like that. I like how they look on the picture that is fine, but when you use chocolate chips in your mix it always shows.

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  51. I just made these and they came out… absolutely delicious. The cinnamon flavor is consistent throughout, great idea mixing it into the mix instead of putting it on top. The chocolate chips are gooey and make me feel warm inside 🙂 I used Crisco in the pan, I definitely recommend it over butter or oil. I was going to attach a picture but I ended up eating half of it before remembering… maybe next time!

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  52. Cinnamon and chocolate together? Now that’s something I need to try! These sound incredibly delicious and easy to do! I can already taste the sweet spice that is the cinnamon rushing in my mouth and the sweet and creamy goodness the chocolate chips would bring. That spice syrup sounds good too! Can’t wait to try this!

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  53. These look great, and taste even better! I added a slight amount of melted butter into the batter and used high-cocoa dark chocolate (personal preference, but I think it improved the flavour). Turned out great, thanks for the amazing recipe!

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  54. This recipe looks easy enough for weekdays, and special enough for those leisurely weekend brunches, as well. Cinnamon is one of my favorite spices, and I like that you’ve incorporated it into both the pancakes and syrup. I haven’t found much of a difference between boxed pancake mix and homemade, so I usually use the boxed as well, which makes this the perfect recipe for me.

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  55. Mm, what a delicious looking recipe. I love pancakes, they’re one of my favorite meals, but not one that I can have very often because I’ve been looking for more healthy options. When we have guests over some time though, I might have to splurge and give this one a try! I love cinnamon, and the smell is one of my favorites, so I bet these ones smell just as good as they’ll taste. 😀 This recipe is getting added to my “must try” folder! Thanks for sharing!

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  56. The cinnamon and chocolate together sounds wonderful. I will definitely be trying this out this weekend when my grand daughter comes over for her weekly sleepover. Pancakes are her favorite breakfast and I know she would love these. They are easy enough to make and she can even help me prepare them which she will love. I can’t wait to try them.

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  57. Oh, this looks so good! I actually love to experiment with my pancakes all the time. The latest thing I used was cream cheese. Sounds weird I know but the combo of sweet and sour make them so irresistible. Sometimes I use regular cream cheese or maybe a strawberry flavored one. I only use about a quarter sized amount because then it would become too messy. Plus, too much would ruin the balance of flavors I feel.

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  58. So, I was recently gifted a waffle maker, and now, I want to make this recipe into waffles. It should be simple enough to do, but I’m not quite sure about the thickness of the batter. I think if I’m going to use a mix, I should just added less liquid, but I’m not sure how much less would work. Should I cut it in half or is that too much? Any suggestions?

    I’ve never used the waffle maker before, so this is all new to me, but I want my first batch to be impressive. I hope my waffles look as good as the flapjacks in the picture here.

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  59. Yum! I want to make these right now. I wonder if they’d be good with just a little nutmeg added? Thanks for the post, these look awesome!

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  60. This looks absolutely delicious. Soft fluffy pancakes are great as it is, but the cinnamon and chocolate chips sound like a great addition. I’m definitely trying this out next weekend (with the spiced syrup!).

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  61. I made cinnamon pancakes once, but with white chocolate instead of regular chocolate. I’m sure that I would have been very happy with the regular chips, but with white variety, it was absolutely to die for! Not too heavy, not too sweet, but not too bland either!

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  62. Ha! Your kids eagerness to help in the kitchen reminds me of myself when I was young. 😉 Even though their heads in for the food, their hearts are in for the experience of helping their mom with an amazing breakfast feast. I remember my mom used to make me home-style waffles made from scratch and I’d always duck in to see how she made it. Whenever she wasn’t up to making them herself, I would cook it myself (with messy results). But I did get better, and I would modify the recipe every time I made it to add even more ingredients like nuts and powdered sugar. Even though it’s been a long time, this post reminded me of my old breakfast experiences. This recipe looks fantastic and I’m looking forward to making it. Thanks for sharing Lynne.

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  63. I thought I was the only one that added cinnamon to their pancakes? Now I am on the hunt to add a different spice. We do have some nutmeg in the cabinet. Have you tried experimenting with different types of chocolates? I think most people would usually grab milk chocolate but why not white or dark? Now I want to make something myself.

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  64. I always manage to mess up pancakes. The last time I tried to make chocolate chip ones the chocolate ended up melting all over the place. I’ll give this recipe a shot this weekend, I never would have thought to put vanilla in them! These sound amazing.

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  65. These look absolutely delicious! I once tried to do something similar to this but I didn’t have the proper recipe, so I failed miserable. I can just imagine how amazing they taste, I’ll keep this recipe in mind!

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  66. Alright, I admit I’m not a morning person in the least, but I’d be running out of bed for these! It’s a good simple recipe to keep in one’s back pocket for company, else lazy Sunday mornings. I’ll have to make these for my sister at some point- she loves the chocolate-cinnamon combo!

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  67. I love these type of recipes – ones which show you how to easily jazz up ready made goods. Adding the extra touches makes them seem completely homemade.

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  68. Oh yummy! My kids are going to love this one! My oldest is just like your boys, loves to help me in the kitchen. And pancakes happen to be a favorite food around here. Thanks so much, great recipe.

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  69. I have been slacking in the breakfast department lately myself. I love cooking for my family but breakfast never ever gets done. Maybe a late brunch on the weekend but that is about it. I think my husband and kids will love these. I usually try to shy away from mixes, but sometimes a busy life calls for exceptions and these look great. Do you think these will do well using Almond milk instead of regular milk?

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  70. Delicious! And this time of year, I love to add 1/2 to 1c. pumpkin puree into the batter. My family gobbles them up and they get a bit more vitamins A and fiber than otherwise. Wonderful option.

    When my oldest went to her first sleepover she was ecstatic to report, “Mommy, we had pancakes…FOR BREAKFAST!” –True confessions from a breakfast-for-dinner kind of Mother!

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  71. Believe it or not I’ve yet to make these. I’ve made everything from blueberry to cream cheese but not this. Looks good though and I can’t wait to try this out. I’ve yet to find a recipe on this site that I don’t attempt to make. You guys are like my go to.

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  72. This sounds like a recipe I tried once. Of course the pancake mix was already the chocolate chip one so all I added was the milk, cinnamon and vanilla. It was really good.

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  73. These pancakes look like they are to DIE for! The best part is that they look as easy to make as if they came out of the box, healthier too. You know, I’ve never had chocolate together with cinnamon before. That’s quite an interesting twist! My kids and I are huge chocolate fans so I know that when I make this dish, it will be a huge hit a the table. Thanks a bunch for such a tasty looking recipe.

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  74. I’m a sucker for anything with chocolate chips. Chocolate chip pancakes are my favorite and I thing adding the cinnamon and vanilla is absolutely genius. I always look forward to breakfast, my favorite meal of th day.

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  75. These look delicious! Thanks for sharing this. I always associate chocolate chip pancakes with Christmas morning breakfasts. My father would always make these for us, it brings back such fond memories.

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  76. I’m going to buy you a ticket to Venezuela so you can teach me how to make this heavenly-looking pancakes. I’m drooling all over my keyboard right now. If I could cook like you, I’d probably be a loooot fatter.

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  77. Cinnamon! What a great idea. I love to mix fruit in with my pancake mix. I’m sure a combination of fruit and cinnamon would be divine. I think I will try apple first! Thank you for sharing.

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  78. The perfect sweet breakfast for anyone craving a sugary start to the day. I appreciate the added syrup recipe. I love the way the cinnamon stands out in the finished product.

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  79. Never thought to add cinnamon to chocolate chip pancakes. This must be a great combination…my kids love their pancakes with chocolate chips. The savory flavor of pancakes with chocolate chips is so good that I can eat them as a meal and desert.

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  80. Who wouldn’t want to have this kind of breakfast at in bed along with your loved one? At first glance, even without getting with the recipe at first I can picture out a Sunday morning off from work waking up next to my loved one having it as a surprise breakfast in bed! Lovely isn’t it? Thank you for sharing the recipe with us! Im am looking forward to seeing more of your recipes. Good day!

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  81. Looks delicious but it’s not for me. I don’t go for all the desserts we try to pass off for breakfast. Maybe in smaller portions as a dessert, but definitely not as a meal. Especially not the first meal of the day.

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  82. You have no idea how good this sounds to me. I’ve had every kind of pancake from blueberry to red velvet. I’ve also had cinnamon pumpkin spice pancakes with whipped cream, but this one is a new one for me. The ones I ate only had cinnamon sprinkled on top with the spices and whipped cream added. The two mixed together in the batter is so tempting. Those chocolate chips look so yummy. I definitely need to try this one morning.

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  83. I really want to try out this recipe, but there are two issues for me. I’m allergic to both eggs and milk, so is there something that I could use to replace the eggs and chocolate? I guess it wouldn’t really be Chocolate Chip Pancakes anymore if there was no chocolate, but I’m hoping it would still taste special. I should give this recipe to the rest of my family though, as they have no problem with those ingredients and they would probably love it. After all, pretty much everyone loves chocolate! Thanks for the recipe!

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  84. Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Pancakes, it almost sound divine. It strikes me as a remarkably visually appealing meal as well as I believe steadfast based on what I see and read that the taste should invite for great feasts, with lot of joy for the whole family. This must be a great recipe for children to both enjoy cooking together with mum and dad as well as eating. I will surely write down this recipe and hopefully one day bring this feast to a beautiful outdoor table underneath my apple trees. Cheerio Foodal, well done!

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  85. My son loves this and I pretty much just use a boxed pancake mix. I just mix in some chocolate chips into the batter and flip them in a pan. I sometimes use white chocolate chips, whatever he likes at the moment. The cinnamon is a good touch though.

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  86. These look unbelievably tasty and surprisingly simple to make, I’ve recently started experimenting with pancakes and will have to remember to make that spiced syrup next time. I’m interested in finding out how ground cinnamon and pumpkin spice complement each other though. Thanks for the recipe Lynne 🙂

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  87. These look amazing; the photo itself caught my interest very quickly. I personally am not a huge fan of using mix unless I add chocolate chips to the batter – I, too, have constant cravings for chocolate, and chocolate chip pancakes are one of my favorites for breakfast. However, I never thought to add cinnamon. This recipe is definitely something I have to try! Thank you for this wonderful idea 🙂

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  88. I have a five year old daughter who is just going to love me this weekend when we try out this recipe together. She loves her pancakes but she’s never had them with chocolate before. This is going to make her day. Thank you for the great recipe.

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  89. Well I know that I am in the minority here, but I am generally not a big pancake fan. I think that it is mostly the texture, because I do like waffles, especially when they are really crispy. Pancakes have just never done it for me, though. I have to say that these sound delicious, and they might put a large plus on the pro side of pancakes, which evens the scale a little bit. Cinnamon and chocolate chips can probably make me like a lot of things that I traditionally do not care for. Thanks for sharing.

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  90. This is 100% perfect! My wife is a huge fan of pancakes, regular or otherwise, and I usually end up going with either chocolate chips or cinnamon (Or blueberries!). I followed the recipe (and didn’t put the chips directly in the batter like I normally do) and she loved it! Breakfast? Nope, this one was supper for us! 😀

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  91. While putting the kids in bed tonight, my daughter asked that we made chocolate chips pancakes for breakfast. You know what that means, scouring, trying to find a recipe that I have all the ingredients for, for breakfast in the morning. I have all the ingredients for this, and I think the cinnamon would add the perfect twist to them! Perfect!

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  92. This really looks tasty and easy to make. I’m definitely copying thisdown, I’d really like to try these someday. Pancakes are one of my favorite foods ever and this recipe will make it even better. Thank you for sharing it.

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  93. First off, a combination of the pictures and the idea of something like a cinnamon chocolate pancake made me extremely hungry, so after I write this I will probably have to try these. I know this is something that the kids might like, but forget about them, this looks delicious for people of all ages. This honestly looks like one of the best breakfast ideas I have ever seen. Great work!

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  94. This is a really nice recipe and I will definitely try it out. I know a six year old at my house who will be over the moon. The pancakes really look great and I think that they will taste even better! The cinammon is a very nice touch.

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  95. These are good. I use broken up frozen Hershey bar pieces so the chocolate doesn’t burn before the pancakes are done. Turned out fab.

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