These delicious Mint Chocolate Chip Pancakes are the perfect combination of mint and chocolate. Serve these up for an extra special St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY
St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner. And while we don’t celebrate this holiday as much as we do the other holidays in our home, I still like to do something a little different so the day does not feel like every other day. In my home growing up, my mom always made us a green breakfast and I find myself inclined to do the same for my children.
MINT CHOCOLATE CHIP PANCAKES
Instead of coloring the pancakes green, I thought we would give Mint Chocolate Chip pancakes a try. And of course I used my family as my taste testers. They were a hit for all…and if you have kids, you know that is saying something!
We modified a Buttermilk Pancake recipe and added some mint flavoring. The first batch came out a little TOO minty, but the second try we seem to have gotten the right mix. I am hoping to figure out how to make these gluten and dairy free for me and have been doing some research on alternative ingredients!
This is the perfect Buttermilk Pancake Recipe? So light and fluffy! The whole family will love these Mint Chocolate Chip Pancakes!
Mint Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Share Some Happiness On St. Patrick’s Day With This Fun Breakfast Idea…Rainbow Pancakes On A Stick!
- 1 1/3 cups flour
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 large egg
- 2 tbsp butter, melted
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 2-3 drops green food coloring (optional)
- 1/2 tsp pure mint extract
- 3/4 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips, with a few for garnishing
Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a bowl.
Whisk together buttermilk, egg, butter, extracts, and food coloring (if using) in a small bowl. Add to dry ingredients and stir until mixed well. Stir in chocolate chips.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Pour about 14 cup of pancake batter onto skillet for each pancake.. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, until bottom is golden brown and edges begin to bubble, then carefully flip and cook on the other side for 1 to 2 more minutes.
I think these will be our new St. Patrick’s Day tradition. The sure did disappear fast enough the first time. You can even make them ahead and then pop them into the toaster or microwave to heat them up if you are short of time on the morning of St. Patrick’s Day….or any day for that matter. You could also whip some of these up and serve them as a dessert by adding a scoop of vanilla ice cream and covering with some creamy hot fudge!
Do you do anything special to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Sharing some more ideas below:
Rainbows just make me feel happy! Looking for some other fun Rainbow Ideas? Check out these past Idea Room posts!
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- Roll-o-Gold Gift
- St. Patrick’s Day Treats
- St. Patrick’s Day Printables
- Leprechaun Trap
- St. Patrick’s Day Crafts
- St. Patrick’s Day Idea
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Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke says
What a fun idea! I love anything mint, and it’s a fun twist on a simple recipe;) YUM!
nest of posies says
what a fun idea for St. Patty’s Day!!!
YUM! These look amazing! :)
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These were great! I gathered all my stuff to make them and found out that I was out of mint extract! But I discovered I did have a bag of mint chocolate chips so I used almost a cup of them and the pancakes came out perfectly minty!! I dont’ know who else would just happen to have mint chocolate chips on hand as a back up, but you never know! It totally worked!
My 30 year old son with autism loves when I make special recipes for “holidays,’ St. Patrick’s day being no different. Looking for different “green” recipes I googled St. Patty’s day recipes , and found a picture of green foods. I saw green pancakes, and decided I needed to explore. I googled mint chip pancakes, looked at a few recipes. Decided on this particular one.
Oh my!!! these are the greatest. I doubled the recipe and had a few extra left over, warmed them up this morning, they were just as good as the fresh batch. I will have to tell others so they try this absolutely delicious pancake recipe.
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April K. says
These mint chocolate chip pancakes were yummy! I followed your recipe exactly with the exception that I added a small mashed banana (we like mashed banana in our pancakes ;)). My family loved it and ate all the pancakes
I don’t know if I’m blind or what, but I don’t see a recipe on here. I’ve read a and reread this post several times and I didn’t even see a link for a recipe. I would love to try these, especially since I’m mint chocoholic. They look delicious!
Village Bakery says
OMG I cannot wait to make these for my girlfriend! Thank you so much for sharing -Joe
The Idea Room Assistant says
Joe- Glad you are going to try these out!
This is so fun for St. Patrick’s Day morning!
Mint & chocolate is the best combination!! This is the perfect, breakfast recipe, especially for St. Patrick’s Day!