Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes Recipe - healthy & vegan AND decadent & delicious

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes Recipe - healthy & vegan AND decadent & delicious

I’ve called these chocolate chip oatmeal cookie pancakes for a very plain reason: that’s exactly what they taste like. Delicious and decadent - only they contain no butter, no added sugar besides chocolate chips, and can be made both gluten-free and vegan. They also contain almond butter for a healthy punch of protein for staying power throughout the morning.

It was love at first bite, I’m telling you.

The texture is fluffy but hearty and slightly dense, and plenty moist from the almond butter and banana. They’re perfectly sweet even without any additional sugar – the chocolate chips provide a touch of decadence. And by the end I was convinced I’d just eaten a chocolate chip oatmeal cookie.

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes Recipe
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 5 mins
Total time: 10 mins
Serves: 2

These pancakes taste just like a chocolate chip oatmeal cookie but without any of the butter and sugar of the real thing. From start to finish, they take about 10 minutes and require just one bowl. They can also be made both gluten-free and vegan-friendly.

Ingredients
1 very ripe medium banana
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 flax egg (1 Tbsp flaxseed meal + 2.5 Tbsp water)
pinch salt
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Tablespoon almond butter
1 Tablespoon canola oil (or coconut oil)
3 Tablespoons almond milk (or sub other milk)
½ cup rolled oats (or gluten free oats)
¼ cup whole wheat or unbleached flour (or sub other flour)
3 Tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips (non-dairy for vegan)

Instructions
Preheat a skillet to medium heat or about 300-325 degrees.
Prepare flax egg by mixing flaxseed meal and water and letting set for 3-5 minutes.
Mash your very ripe banana with baking powder.
Add flax egg, oil, salt, vanilla, almond butter, almond milk and stir.
Stir in oats and flour until just combined.
Sprinkle in chocolate chips and fold gently.
Scoop scant ¼ cup measurements onto lightly greased griddle.
Cook for 2-4 minutes on each side – until golden brown.
Serve plain or with a small drizzle of maple syrup and a few additional chocolate chips for melting.

Notes
* Should yield 5-6 small pancakes. * Make gluten free by using gluten-free oats and flour. * Adding 1 Tablespoons of honey, maple syrup, sugar or agave nectar is optional for extra sweetening, but I didn’t find it necessary. * Reheat great the following day in the microwave.

Nutrition Information
Serving size: 3.5 pancakes Calories: 400 calories Fat:18 g Sugar:20 g Fiber: 6.5 Protein: 7 g

11 comments (Add your own)

1. Natalie Huang wrote:
"OMG but does that look good!"

Tue, September 11, 2012 @ 9:15 AM

2. Sharonas Here wrote:
kind of makes me sic first thing in the morning .Too much sugar.lol

Tue, September 11, 2012 @ 12:24 PM

3. Dolphina and Goddess Life wrote:
‎Sharonas Here - NO SUGAR! - as I wrote in the post: Healthy & Vegan AND Delicious and decadent - only they contain no butter, no added sugar!

Tue, September 11, 2012 @ 12:24 PM

4. Jeanette Renee Hewabandu wrote:
You just made my day!!! I love chocolate chip oatmeal I thought I was almost the only one!!!

Tue, September 11, 2012 @ 12:25 PM

5. Vicci Frisella Radake wrote:
If you're gonna sin, you might as well do it right! lol Yummy!

Tue, September 11, 2012 @ 12:26 PM

6. Marci Johnson wrote:
Holy Moly!! YUM!!

Tue, September 11, 2012 @ 5:41 PM

7. Jerome Fortin wrote:
Yummy, yummy!!!!:)

Tue, September 11, 2012 @ 5:42 PM

8. Alina Vdovkina wrote:
Mmmmmmmm......I'll take a bite of that, please!

Tue, September 11, 2012 @ 5:43 PM

9. Donna Hoffman wrote:
My mouth is watering.

Tue, September 11, 2012 @ 5:44 PM

10. Kristina wrote:
I just made these. They are so yummy! I was worried that it wouldn't be enough for my family of three, but it was perfect. Just enough without having so many you make yourself sick eating them all (or is that just me and my relationship with pancakes?). Thanks for the great recipe!

Sat, September 22, 2012 @ 7:19 AM

11. Carajean wrote:
Well done to think of someithng like that

Thu, October 25, 2012 @ 4:52 PM

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