Hey There Friends! How’s it goin?
Things are fantastical here in Waterloo! Okay so they really aren’t. It snowy and colder than a witch’s tit (<- always wanted to say that lol) but I’ve been eating these brownie pancakes for breakfast (lunch and dinner 😉 ) for the last few days…
…so how can I not throw around words like ‘fantastical’? 😀
Search for the Perfect Pancake
Some of you may remember that I’ve been trying to perfect my pancake recipe for the longest time. I could never get it just right but thought I’d found the best solution with this baked pancake loaf.
I’ve been resorting to making one of these whenever I felt the need for pancakes but boy am I glad I decided to give more traditional pancakes another go this week!
If I hadn’t I might have missed out on the awesomeness that is the Peanut Butter Oatmeal Brownie Pancake. The name’s a mouthful, I know. But oh, what a delicious mouthful 😀
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Brownie Pancakes
The inspiration for these pancakes came from a batch of brownies that I made for a potluck last week. I LOVED the combination of peanut butter and chocolate (who doesn’t?!?!) in the brownies but I couldn’t justify having them for every meal…unfortunately! 🙁
So when my cravings got the best of me and I was about to whip up another batch of brownies for breakfast, I had the wild idea to try to turn it into brownie pancakes instead.
I was pretty sure my conscience would let me have peanut butter brownie pancakes for breakfast without much fuss, so I went with it. 😀
The brownie pancakes weren’t exactly fluffy but they were moist, hearty, healthy and best of all: yummy! I’ll definitely be making these again whenever I have a hankering for pancakes or brownies or both!
Two birds…one yummy, yummy stone 😀
I can literally write an ode to these brownie pancakes, that’s how much I love them! But I think you get the idea 😉 so here’s the recipe:
- ½ cup whole wheat flour
- ½ cup oat flour*
- ¼ cup oats
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- pinch of salt
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 tbsp crunchy peanut butter
- 2 tbsp coco powder
- 3 tbsp pure maple syrup or golden agave
- Optional: ¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, pb chips or other add-ins
- Whisk together egg, coconut oil, vanilla, maple syrup, salt, baking powder and baking soda until well combined
- Add in almond milk and continue whisking until combined
- Stir in flours, coco powder and peanut butter and mix until just combined
- Fold in oats and any optional add-ins now
- Pour about ⅓ cup of the mixture onto a hot, lightly greased griddle or pan, and cook until bubbles form on top
- Flip and cook for another 2 minutes or so on the other side
- Top with more peanut butter and maple syrup or agave
Test it out and let me know if you enjoyed it as much as I did!!
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What about you?
What’s you biggest issue with making pancakes from scratch?
Have you ever had/considered ‘brownie’ pancakes?
Share in the comments below!
Mary (A Merry Life) says
Brownie pancakes? What? You have just introduced me to something I didn’t know existed. MUST MAKE. I love pancakes on the weekend and for special occasions so this recipe is going in my bookmarks for such an occasion. Thanks for sharing!
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HAHA I accidentally introduced myself to this as well so we’re totally on the same page! Let me know how it turns out 😀
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Caroline Iheartrunning says
So yummy and amazing! thanks for sharing this recipe..now off to share this with my friends 🙂
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Glad you like it Caroline! Let me know what you think when you try it and thanks again for sharing!! 😀
I actually saw this blog and made these immediately. They are so good, and a great replacement for boring old pancakes. Thanks for sharing!
HAHA I don’t think I can EVER go back to regular pancakes lol. Glad you liked them Katy! 😀
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Tiffany Marshall says
Xoxoxo love love love theae had them for my evening snack thing again in the morning for breakfast with the semi sweet chocolate chip and didn’t even need syrup.
Glad you like them Tiffany 😀 And yep I love how sweet they are even without the syrup…means I can grab on and go without any hassle 😉
Amanda H says
Oh yum those sound amazing! And I somehow missed that pancake loaf idea before. Mind. Blown. Have to try it out instead of my baked oatmeal soon!
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Let me know how the pancake loaf turns out for you! I’ve only made it twice – because I only ever make the PB pancakes now lol – but it was awesome both times 😀