In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder & salt. Set a side.
In a separate medium sized bowl, whisk together the melted butter, sugar, egg and vanilla. Once combined, add in the buttermilk and whisk until combined.
Pour the wet ingredients into your bowl with the flour mixture. Gently fold together using a large wooden spoon or rubber spatula. Then stir in the mini chocolate chips. Be careful not to overmix your pancake batter. Having a few lumps in the batter is totally ok. The batter will be thick.
Preheat an electric griddle to 350F degrees or place a frying pan on the stove and turn to medium heat. Once the griddle or frying pan is hot, grease with oil or non-stick cooking spray. Using a ¼ or ⅓ cup measuring cup to pour the batter into pancakes. Allow them to cook on the firs side until you see small bubbles forming in the batter (usually 2-4 minutes) then flip to the other side and fry for an additional 2-3 minutes until both sides are golden brown. Repeat the process with the rest of the batter.
Serve immediately with maple syrup, fresh berries, or even ice cream for dessert!