Monday, January 21, 2013

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes

Mmm I don't eat pancakes often, but when I do, I make sure to treat myself. I actually like making the healthy version of healthy pancakes because the chewy texture appeals to me more than the weird soft/floppy texture of traditional pancakes. These are pretty healthy, or at least before throwing in the chocolate chips. But it's acceptable because the chocolate chips make up for the lack of maple syrup (although you can add it if you like). 

To make these, soak 1/2 Tbsp chia seeds in 1 Tbsp milk for 5 minutes, then mash in half of a ripe banana. Add in a pinch of salt, a few drops vanilla extract, 1/2 Tbsp nut butter (almond or peanut will work), 1/2 Tbsp oil, 1 1/2 Tbsp milk, and stir well. Stir in 2 Tbsp whole wheat flour, 1/4 cup rolled oats, 1/2 tsp baking powder, and 2 Tbsp chocolate chips. Cook 1/4 cup scoops of batter at medium heat on a greased skilled for 2-4 minutes on each side.

Ta da, perfect pancakes for one! Aren't they gorgeous? Top with chocolate chips if desired.

Would I make this again? Definitely, the next time I want to treat myself to a lovely weekend breakfast, although I'd experiment with other mix-ins

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