September 27, 2012

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Pancakes

I always like a new twist on pancakes and these are nice and refreshing. I decided to incorporate chocolate chips because what's better than an Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie right? Yum.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Pancakes
Adapted from Joy the Baker
2 eggs
2 cups buttermilk
1 Tbsp. maple syrup
4 Tbsp. butter, melted and cooled
½ tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups flour
heaping 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
¼ cup chocolate chips
oil or cooking spray (for cooking)
 1. In a large bowl beat eggs. Add buttermilk, butter, maple syrup and vanilla and mix well. Add flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, spices and salt. Mix well until mostly smooth. Fold in chocolate chips and let batter set for a few minutes.

2. Heat griddle or pan over medium heat. Add a teaspoon of oil to the pan or spray with cooking spray. You can test to see if the pan is hot enough by adding a few drops of water, when the drops start to dance its hot enough.
3. Pour 2 Tbsp. of batter onto the griddle. Cook on the first side until bubbles that form start to pop. You can also gently lift up the pancake to make sure the bottom is not overcooking, if it is the pan may be too hot and you will need to adjust the heat. Flip the pancake over with a spatula and cook until golden brown. Repeat until all the batter is gone. Let cooked pancakes rest on a heat proof plate in a 200 degree F oven until ready to serve.

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