Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pancakes: These fluffy pancakes taste just like an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie. Could starting off the day be any better?!
Can you believe this is the last week of October? Between the crazy warm weather and super late time-change schedule, it just doesn’t feel like November is around the corner.
Buuuut the mornings and nights have been cooler and cooler and I’ve been doing everything in my power to capitalize on those times and devour anything and everything fall related: apple cider, pumpkin bars, pumpkin cookies, mint bark, cake batter cookies, Nutella Kit Kat Puppy Chow (okay, that can totally be eaten year around, but go with me on it), pumpkin spice lattes with homemade pumpkin whipped cream (Oh. My. Gosh. ~ recipe coming soon!), and these deliciously chocolatey and cinnamony and fluffy pancakes.
Gah. I just want it all.
Plus, I’ve pinteresting (that’s totally a thing, right?) fall/winter food and crafts like crazy. Well, only the crafty things I think would be impossible to screw up. I like to consider myself a crafty person, but then I take on these projects (like photo transfer to canvas–why, why did I do that?) that ALWAYS end badly. Pinterest crafts–sucking the soul out of people one failed project at a time.
On the bright side, these pancakes have the power to fix any emotional trauma those failures may have inflicted.
I think it’s the mix of carbs and chocolate. They’re carb-a-licious.
These pancakes are F–A–L–L–T–A–S–T–I–C. (See what I did there?)
And so easy to make. I’m a huge proponent of Bisquik because it makes life simpler, but there are times when you’ve gotta ditch the the box and make them from scratch.
This was one of those times.
But, don’t be fooled. Making pancakes from scratch is just as easy as a boxed mix. It just sounds fancier.
You start with flour, oats, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and brown sugar. In a large bowl, whisk together milk, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, and egg. Add the wet ingredients to the dry, throw in some chocolate chips, and you’ve got the tastiest, light and fluffy pancakes!
Yields About 10-12 Pancakes 4-inch Pancakes
10 minPrep Time
- 1 1/4 c all purpose flour
- 1/2 c quick oats
- 2 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 1/4 c milk
- 1 egg
- 1/4 c vegetable oil
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 c chocolate chips (I used semi-sweet, but milk would work too)
- Syrup, Cinnamon Whipped Cream , or Powdered Sugar
- Preheat a pan or griddle over medium heat, greasing with cooking spray.
- In a bowl, mix together flour, oats, baking powder, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
- In a separate bowl, mix milk, oil, egg, and vanilla extract.
- Add wet ingredients into the dry. Stir until just combined (it's okay if there are small lumps). Add in chocolate chips and stir a couple of times.
- Pour pancake mix on the hot griddle, and cook until edges look dry and bubbles appear (and pop) on the surface, about 2-3 minutes. With a spatula, peek to see if the cooking side looks golden brown. If it is, it's ready to turn. Cook on the other side for 1-2 minutes.
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