Monday, March 10, 2008

Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes


Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes
Originally uploaded by watchjennybake.
There are certain foods I crave when I am feeling stressed - chocolate (always) and breakfast. This pancake recipe makes such a thick batter you almost can't call them pancakes, but then you do and justify eating them for breakfast.

By the way, I blame my pancake craving entirely on this entry in the Cream Puffs in Venice blog. She is someone whose blog I never miss, and while I have yet to try her ricotta pancakes recipe, I couldn't not make pancakes after seeing this entry.

When you click on the link to the recipe, you will note that it is a Rachel Ray recipe. So sue me. Some of her recipes are pretty good.

If you are still developing your baking abilities, there is little you can do to mess up on pancakes. All the ingredients are stirred together in a bowl. As long as your griddle is hot enough and you don't turn them too soon, you should have delicious pancakes in no time!

I like how some of the moisture in this recipe is provided by bananas. It helps me ignore the sour cream and melted butter and deem it healthy, because it has fruit in it! It would have more if I hadn't substituted chocolate chips for the raisins....

I have mentioned before that my day job is being a librarian - here is a food research tool for you! A few people have taken advantage of the Google custom search and created a food blog search. It is a great way to look for recipes. I've added it to the side bar of my blog so you can use it any time.


Categories: Breakfast, Chocolate, Oats, Pancakes

9 comments:

2ndgenlibrarian said...

I love the food blog search. Thanks for the heads up.

My new favorite cooking blog (besides yours, of course) is Smitten Kitchen.

Deborah said...

I love Rachael Ray. In fact, I was just looking through one of her magazines for some dinner ideas for the week! These pancakes sound great!

Cheryl said...

I love any kind of pancakes you can throw at me. I have made Rachel's recipes before and they are just fine with me.

Anonymous said...

They should be good with all that fat and calories. LOL. I found a lighter version on ERR.

http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20080206/NEWS/802060307/-1/NEWS03

stacielk said...

These things look tasty! I love pancakes for even dinner sometime when time doesn't allow them in the a.m.

Harmony said...

The pancakes looks so tasty. Thank you for the food blog research info. I never knew that exsisted.

Kristina said...

These look delish! I was craving diner food last night and wish I would have had this recipe then :)

Anonymous said...

you'll be the death of me Jen...whipping thsese babies up right now.

Harmony said...

I tried the pancakes today, they were so tasty!