Freckled Fat Jacks (AKA Extra Thick Chocolate Chip Pancakes)

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My computer has been freaking out on me all week.

Freckled Fat Jacks (AKA Extra Thick Chocolate Chip Pancakes) (4) Or, as my brothers love to make fun of me for saying, it’s being a boofa head. I really don’t know what a boofa head is but it seems to always apply in these situations and I seem to be applying it a lot lately. Yep, my computer is having issues. It’s been SO slow no matter what I’m trying to load and it’s seriously driving me crazy.

Freckled Fat Jacks (AKA Extra Thick Chocolate Chip Pancakes), It’s more than just me being impatient too. Because it’s going at such a snail’s pace, it’s making everything take me twice as long as usual to get done and no me gusta! You know how I was talking about dreams the other day and how they say all kinds of things about us, well I have this recurring nightmare all the time that I can’t finish what I’m trying to do and everyone’s waiting on me.  It’s like that scene on the movie 1408 where Cusack is on the balcony and it keeps getting longer as he’s scaling along it. There’s also a similar scene on Poltergeist (My mom made me watch it! Okay, not really….but kind of.) with an endless hallway.

Freckled Fat Jacks (AKA Extra Thick Chocolate Chip Pancakes) (3) Yes, that is how this dream feels. I’ve told you guys before, I really can’t stand people waiting on me and I meant it. I can’t think straight. Some people preform better under pressure, but time has proved that I am not one of them. 

Freckled Fat Jacks (AKA Extra Thick Chocolate Chip Pancakes) (2) Okay, I’m thinking the computer problems are mostly due to my huge amount of photos and my editing software being hard on the computer, so I’ve been doing lots of sorting and deleting. I really hope I didn’t lose anything important in all of this but I’m pretty sure that most of my 12000 pictures were rejects anyway. Ha, you probably thought that number was one of my usual exaggerations didn’t you? Nope, this time I’m being for reals, I really just deleted 12k pictures. Wow Tori, hmmm, I wonder why your computer is wigging out…..

Freckled Fat Jacks (AKA Extra Thick Chocolate Chip Pancakes) (7) The good news is that even with being shorter on time than usual I still had time to make you guys some yummy chocolate chip pancakes. And guess what, I made them extra fat! They may not look that fat in the pictures but that is because my pancake stacking/styling skills are heavily lacking. Don’t blame the pancakes for being so helpless.

Freckled Fat Jacks (AKA Extra Thick Chocolate Chip Pancakes) (6) The fat part was almost completely inspired by my sister who loves them really thick, the freckles (chocolate chips) were for the rest of the fam, and the ”Jacks” part, that was for me. You see, I’ve really wanted to make flap jacks as opposed to pancakes because it just sounds so much more fun to call them that, but when I made them extra thick I knew they had to be called ‘Fat Jacks’ instead.

Freckled Fat Jacks (AKA Extra Thick Chocolate Chip Pancakes) (8) Oh, and p.s. These chocolate chips were lovingly hand-piped by yours truly because the cost of buying them here is ridiculous, but sometimes I really want actual chips over chunks. Not that I’m fishing for compliments or anything, but don’t they look perty darn good?
Freckled Fat Jacks (AKA Extra Thick Chocolate Chip Pancakes) (5)

Freckled Fat Jacks (AKA Extra Thick Chocolate Chip Pancakes)

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 6 - 8 servings

Freckled Fat Jacks (AKA Extra Thick Chocolate Chip Pancakes)


  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 1/4 cups whole milk
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, plus more for topping


  1. Whisk eggs and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add milk, yogurt and melted butter and stir until combined. Add soda, baking powder, salt and flour and mix until just smooth. Stir in chocolate chips last.
  2. Heat a griddle or large non-stick skillet over medium heat and grease lightly. Pour about 1/4 cup batter for each pancake onto griddle and cook for 1 to 2 minutes then flip and cook on other side for 1 to 2 minutes more until done.
  3. Serve immediately topped with extra chocolate chips, syrup, whipped cream, or desired toppings.

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  1. says

    OMG What I would give for that whole stack right now! Seriously, those look amazing. And you HAND PIPED all those chocolate chips?! That’s commitment to the chocolate chip right there?! Where do you live where they don’t have chips?!! Great recipe!

    • Tori says

      I live in southern Chile and I’ve only seen chocolate chips a few times and they are always WAY overpriced. Thanks, Heather!

  2. says

    My computer died a few weeks ago, so I can feel the pain. It was not a quick death, it was a long painful one. I should have put it to bed to avoid any suffering. However, I waited and prolonged its suffering.
    It was loyal until the end. It was slow and non responsive, but it did not trash all MY memories.
    I have a new one now! At times I still miss it though 🙂

    • Tori says

      Awww, that’s too bad about your computer. I’m glad you have a new one now though. I’m really hoping this one still has some life left because I’m counting on it.

  3. says

    WOOOOOOOOW. These look delicious. I love a good pancake recipe!

    I just made some tumeric and honey pancakes with edible flowers on the blog! So much fun.

    • Tori says

      MMMmm, turmeric and honey were probably delicious in those pancakes. I’ll be sure to check it out! Thanks, Trisha!


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