Chocolate Chip Cookie Pancakes

Portfolio 2014-1-15These chocolate chip cookie pancakes take dessert (or breakfast) to a whole new level; not only are they loaded with chocolate chips they are topped with sweet chewy cookie dough bites and a thick chocolate sauce. This utterly scrumptious stack is the type of food I used to dream of a kid and now that I am old enough to make it for myself I am in heaven; a healthy, whole food kind of heaven that is. Yes you heard me, these pancakes are in fact good for you and are made from a selection of whole foods that love and nourish the body. Who’d have thought it? These pancakes are ideal for sharing but I will not blame you if you want to keep them to yourself 😉

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I don’t know about you but I am continually amazed at how easy it is to make gorgeous treats like this cruelty free and healthy.

To make one stack you will need:

Pancakes:

1 1/2 cups of oat flour

1 cup of rice milk

1 ripe banana

2 tbsp of almond butter

1 tsp of vanilla extract

1/4 cup of chocolate chips

Cookie dough bites:

1/2 cup of oat flour

1/4 cup of almond butter

4 medjool dates

1 tsp of vanilla extract

1/4 cup of chocolate chips

Chocolate sauce:

I use sweet freedom choc shot

Method:

Pre heat your frying pan ensuring that it’s hot enough to make a ‘sizzling’ sound when the batter touches the pan.

Mash the banana and combine with the rest of the ingredients until a batter has formed. Pour 1/4 cup of mixture into the pan. Spread the mixture out using a spoon or use a pancake ring to form your pancake shape. Allow it to cook for a few minutes until bubbles start to form on the top. Place the frying pan under the grill and leave for several more minutes until the pancake is firm on top. Alternatively you can flip the pancakes if you prefer. Repeat this process with the rest of your batter.

Cookie dough bites:

Add all of the ingredients except the chocolate chips to a food processor and process for a couple of minutes. Stir in the chocolate chops and divide the mixture into 6 evenly sized balls. If the mixture is too dry, add in a 1-2 tbsp of water to the mix.

Stack the pancakes high and top with the cookie dough bites. Drizzle a chocolate sauce of choice over the pancakes and indulge in this chocolatey dream.