Don’t you love to wake up to pancakes in the morning? How about some loaded, chocolately, almondy pancakes? Yes, I said almondy. It works. You know? Chocolatey and almondy. Same difference.
My kids love pancakes. They will eat cinnamon streusel pancakes, classic buttermilk pancakes, gluten-free pancakes, banana pancakes — you name it! Their love for pancakes started me on a journey to fill a pancake with healthy food and also include some not-so-healthy, but much loved chocolate. My family will never be too healthy to say goodbye to chocolate. But, we do mostly eat dark chocolate, so that gets me some brownie points — right?
I am sure my kids would love some cookies for breakfast. Breakfast cookies have been all the rage lately, but I just haven’t whipped up a batch yet. If you have, be sure to tell me your fave recipe so I can try it out! Anyway, these pancakes are the closet food to breakfast cookies. I mean we have all the ingredients for a fabulous cookie whipped into a fluffy, gorgeous pancake!
I know almonds are a bit pricey, so if you would rather leave that super-food out, I won’t tell. But, the almonds are amazing. They make a wonderful crunchy garnish that seems to bring all the flavors together in perfect harmony. So if you can afford a handful of almonds, go for it! If you can’t, I understand. Been there, done that.
This would also be a great pancake to serve for breakfast-in-bed for Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, sick days etc. Pancakes are the perfect breakfast in bed choice. I love breakfast in bed and love sharing that simple, thoughtful gesture with my family.
Ready for an ultimate, flavor-packed, semi-healthy pancake recipe?
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Almond Pancakes
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup sliced almonds
2 Tablespoons Oil
1 cup milk
3 Tablespoons sugar
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
6 tablespoons chocolate chips
Stir dry ingredients together in a medium bowl. Add remaining ingredients, except eggs and chocolate chips, and stir until thoroughly mixed. Next, mix in eggs one at a time. Now, spray skillet or griddle with cooking spray and cook 1/2 cup of pancake mixture. Carefully sprinkle one Tablespoon of chocolate chips onto pancake. Flip when sides are bubbly and middle is less runny. Continue cooking until light brown. Repeat for each pancake. Serve with syrup, almonds and chocolate chips. Enjoy and share this recipe with your friends! Yields: 4 servings