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pouring maple syrup on a stack of oatmeal chocolate chip pancakes

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Pancakes

  • Author: Stephanie
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 10 to 12 pancakes 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Cook
  • Cuisine: American


Soft and fluffy pancakes made with oats, chocolate chips and warm spices — every forkful is like eating cookies for breakfast!


  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk*
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • Extra chocolate chips, butter and maple syrup for topping (optional)


  1. In a large bowl, beat eggs well. Whisk in buttermilk, butter, maple syrup and vanilla.
  2. In a separate large bowl, whisk flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg until well combined.
  3. Slowly whisk dry ingredients into wet ingredients until just combined. Let batter rest 10 minutes to thicken.
  4. Meanwhile, heat a griddle or large nonstick pan over medium heat. Once heated, brush lightly with butter, oil or cooking spray.
  5. Stir chocolate chips into batter. Pour a scant 1/4-cup batter for each pancake onto hot greased griddle (leave at least 2 inches of space between pancakes on a griddle). Cook on the first side until edges are dry and bubbles form, about 2 minutes. Flip and cook on second side until cooked through and golden brown on both sides. Transfer to a plate.** Repeat with remaining batter, stirring batter between cooking batches so chocolate chips and oats don’t sink to the bottom.
  6. Serve warm pancakes with extra chocolate chips, butter and maple syrup, if desired.


  • *Don’t have buttermilk on hand? You can easily make a buttermilk substitute by adding 1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar to a measuring cup, then filling the cup to the 1-cup line with milk. Let the mixture stand for 5 minutes before using.
  • **To keep pancakes warm while you’re cooking the rest of the batter, place the pancakes on a baking sheet or heatproof plate in a 200°F oven.

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