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Chock full of hearty oats and melty chocolate chips, you’ll feel like you are eating cookie dough for breakfast!

Hmm. The same can be said for my Cookie Dough Baked Oatmeal.

I guess I just really like chocolate for breakfast.


No, I didn’t really top my pancakes—the ones I actually ate—with chocolate syrup. But I’d cooked a batch the day before and put them in a plastic bag to stay fresh. Well, silly me didn’t know that if you cover a batch of pancakes, they get gooey-moist and go bad. No worries; I now had a whole batch of pancakes to use for a crazy photo shoot. So the pancakes didn’t go to waste. (I hate wasting food.) And the next day, I quickly made up a new batch to eat for real.

Cookie Dough Pancakes

(Serves 1-2)

  • 1/3 cup spelt or white flour (40g)
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats (40g)
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract and optional 3 drops almond extract
  • pinch stevia OR 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder (and optional pinch baking soda for flavor)
  • 1/2 tsp ener-g egg (or just add extra baking powder)
  • up to 1/2 cup water or milk of choice
  • chocolate chips!

Mix all the dry ingredients. (This can be done days in advance.) Put liquid ingredients into dry, then stir. Cook on medium-low, flipping 1/2-way through.

For more recipes: 19 Healthy Pancake Recipes


Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
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  1. I eat chocolate for breakfast all the time! Take for example today’s peanut butter and banana chocolate oatmeal :) YUM!

  2. Oh my GOODNESS! That stream of chocolate pouring down on the gorgeous pile of choc chip pancakes… I just died a little. :) And yes, I eat chocolate at breakfast if I’m in the mood for it. It’s never the wrong time for chocolate!!

  3. Lenna says:

    I love pancakes with oats, I always make them like this and they taste much much better! I also like to add pumpkin or pear puree, it is oure heaven:)

  4. Love chocolate for bfast :) I just had a cookie crumbled over my smoothie this morning!!!

  5. Elle says:

    Oh yes, These are on my MUST list. Gorgeous.

  6. I love chocolate at breakfast time — on toast, oatmeal in a smoothie or straight up!

    These pancakes look so good and so delicious!

  7. IVE been in a HUGE pancake mood for a while- this just confirmed my craving!
    OW OW!

  8. YES!!! I love chocolate at breakfast!!! Like My Peanut Butter Banana CHOCOLATE Chip Pancakes! :) Gosh, I love how yours look just like cookies! :)


  10. Megan says:

    SO delicious! You are so creative! I love trying new varieties of pancakes and this is on my list for sure. Thanks for all the healthy and fun ideas!

  11. McKella says:

    I used to eat chocolate for breakfast several times a week when my usual breakie was oatmeal or pancakes, but lately I’ve been sticking to peanut butter toast and fruit. Simple, fast, makes me feel good. Sometimes I follow it up with a square of Endangered Species though.

  12. Lisa Fine says:


    I never have chocolate at breakfast, and tend to crave it after lunch or dinner. If my breakfasts are too sweet, I get super thirsty, so I save chocolate for later in the day when I’m more hydrated.

  13. Love chocolate porridge and chocolate pancakes. Your pancake recipe sounds amazing as well. Love the photos, they are stunning! :)

  14. ……wipes drool off chin…..

  15. Casey says:

    Hey Katie! I’ve been reading your blog the last few days and just saw your post on Bliss Cafe. I haven’t been there yet, but I’m dying to go! Are you in Dallas?

  16. VeggieGirl says:

    I’m mesmerized by how amazing those look.

  17. These look so fluffy! I love a good chocolate chip pancake. Who says naughty can’t be healthy? 😉

  18. Hela says:

    I am so gonna make this tomorrow!! I don´t have chocolate every day, but I surely do have oats every day :)

  19. Susan G says:

    Yes! We always put chocolate chips in our oatmeal.

  20. I just had chocolate for breakfast 😀 Those pancakes are still drool worthy even though I just ate, haha.

  21. Katherine says:

    Does cocoa powder count? On my morning cereal?

    1. Cocoa counts in ANY form ;).

  22. Ellie says:

    No joke, I eat your oatmeal cookie pancakes AT LEAST once a week! I’ve put raisins in, but never chocolate. Yummmmmmy!

  23. Dalai Lina says:

    Funny, this morning I just bribed my kids to eat their breakfast (new gluten free waffles I got to try and they hated) with chocolate chips…what kind of mom am I? It’s not like I was making them eat raw swiss chard. At least they were dark chocolate chips.

    1. LOL! My mom always had to bribe me to drink my milk by making it chocolate milk. I would NOT drink plain milk. Hmmm… some things don’t change ;).

  24. Erin says:

    I cannot judge. I had ice cream for breakfast yesterday. I want these pancakes now!

    1. Ice cream for breakfast? Ooo such a smart cookie. Literally (judging by your blog name and avatar photo hehe)!

  25. Lilly says:

    chocolate is often involved with bfast when the craving strikes. But my goodness, your photos look crazy amazing – you are so skilled in so many ways girl!

    1. Awwwwwwwwwww thank you times a million!

  26. Best. Photo shoot. Ever. You totally should have just made that a breakfast pancake sundae and devoured the whole thing. LOL!

  27. Elle says:

    your photos are always so cute!
    i love chocolate for breakfast and eat it often, usually in the form of chocolate oatmeal and chocolate pb. :)

  28. I just saw your post on PBF… looks like great minds think alike, and love chocolate

    1. Woah, another “chocolate covered” blogger? Too fun! :) Love it!

  29. Oh. My. Muppets. You have just made all my wildest dreams come true with this post!! No joke, I know EXACTLY what I’ll be making this Pancake Sunday, and I’m SO excited already!!! 😀

    1. Yay times a thousand because you used my favorite Emma phrase!

  30. Veronica says:

    I like this idea! I’ve never wanted to make chocolate chip pancakes, but chocolate chip cookie pancakes? Sign me up! Thanks!

  31. I eat chocolate for breakfast all the time. Breakfast should always be like a dessert. It starts the day off right! What did you use for the chocolate topping? Is it just chocolate syrup?

    1. Yup! But, as I wrote, I didn’t really eat the ones with chocolate syrup. That might’ve been chocolate overload for the morning. But hmmm… then again, maybe not!

  32. Chocolate is a necessary component of each meal I eat. This includes snacks and always includes breakfast. I’m not ashamed :)

  33. Heather says:

    My grandmother used to let me put chocolate sauce on my waffles:)

    This reminds me of her! Thanks for the great recipe!

  34. I love eating chocolate for breakfast. It tastes more special that way ;-). Thank for the recipe! Also, great post on PB Fingers!

  35. Gen says:

    Yummy!!! I believe that chocolate should be included in all meals!!! 😀

  36. this really does look like chocolate chip cookies!!!so yummy your making me actually want something other than oats for breakfast!

  37. These look amazing, Katie! I eat chocolate for breakfast *almost* everyday…is this bad, I wonder? I add pure Dutch cocoa powder to my oats and generally melt in a little dark chocolate for good measure. Oh, and I add a spoon of peanut butter. It seems I have a chocolate/PB problem! 😉

  38. Jess says:

    Yum! These look great :)

    Also, I always let my extra pancakes/waffles cool completely on a cooling rack before packing them away in the fridge. That way there’s not heat to create excess moisture!

  39. this looks exactly like chocolate chip cookies!your making me actually want something other than oats for breakfast!

  40. I have chocolate all throughout the day, usually in the form of unsweetened cocoa powder and semi-sweet choc chips, starting from breakfast and carrying on through dinner and any post-dinner snackerie. I think these pancakes look heaven-sent and I will be making them soon!

  41. Vivianne says:

    I have been looking through your posts and WOW. All of your recipes looks so so delicious! I can’t wait to start experimenting and trying some of these out.

    Also, you are so pretty! Tomorrow for breakfast I hope to have your baked oatmeal (;

    1. Wow, oh my gosh thank you so much!! Your comment put a huge smile on my face :).

  42. VEGirl says:

    Aahh the good old pancake– it’s so versatile and delicious. Since my family has a sit-down breakfast every morning, I generally save my chocolaty endeavors for my early morning snack (shortly after I get up– I couldn’t wait till 10am for family breakfast without it! I’m the only early riser in the family). However, cocoa powder and unsweetened chocolate make a great addition to hot cereal when the craving strikes!

  43. The perfect breakfast in my opinion!!! Can never go wrong with cookie themed pancakes! :)

  44. what’s next!? crepes!? such morning madness

  45. Dawn says:

    Is the ener-g- egg solid powder material? Could I use egg white instead?


    1. I’ve been vegan so long that I really know nothing about working with eggs LOL!
      But a few commenters have made the oatmeal cookie version, back when I first posted it, with egg. And yes, ener-g is powder. You could probably just leave it out and increase the baking powder a little.

  46. how acceptable would it be to make these for lunch? because i’m seriously dying at how incredibly delicious they look! this may be a dumb question, but what is an ‘ener-g egg’?

    1. Not a dumb question at all!! Ener-g is a vegan egg substitute that you can buy at the grocery store in the baking aisle (well, at natural grocery stores anyway). It’s a powder made from tapioca starch and potato flour. You can probably leave it out in these pancakes and just add a little more baking powder.

      1. thanks lovely lady! good to know :)

  47. These look super delicious. I am definately making them. Sometimes it feels like I live off only your recipes!

  48. Sometimes I put cocoa powder in my banana soft serve and make a chocolate smoothie. SO delicious

  49. Those look DIVINE!! I love chocolate, but I generally try not to eat it at breakfast because it’s not “healthy” – but these look healthy and tasty. I’ll have to make them when I’m home from college! :)

  50. Albizia says:

    Is there anything wrong at all with chocolate for breakfast? I eat it in my oatmeal, in my banana sandwiches, in chocolate chip cookies and sometimes I even have real chocolate cake for breakfast. If it makes my day, it cannot be bad :) .

  51. You’ve done it again! Cookie dough for breakfast in pancake form? Sign. me. up!

  52. Kristie says:

    Cookie dough pancakes?! Your geniousness knows no limits. YOU need to be making a cookbook. I’d be lined up to buy the first copy!

    1. Aww you’re so sweet, Kristie! And as for a cookbook… well, I might just be doing so ;).

      1. Kristie says:

        Ooooh my goodness… this is the best news of the week 😀

  53. They look great, Katie. Love the drizzle “in action” shot. Anyone who’s ever tried to hold a dslr with one hand and drizzle with the other and snap a pic knows that’s wayyyyy harder than it appears!

    And I saw your post at Mizfit. Way to go :)

    1. LOL yes! And there’s no way you can eat them afterwards, because by the time it all comes out, it’s SATURATED! (Plus, it gets all soggy!)
      Haha I had a busy day, with guest posts on pbfingers and mizfit… I was a little afraid my blog would crash! Luckily, it didn’t :).

      P.S. I am so grateful for your honest advice the other day, re: foodgawker. As soon as I actually started trying to improve my photos instead of whining and thinking I’d done something to make them mad, they started accepting me again! It really takes a true friend to be honest! Love u!

      1. So glad they are taking them again…and yes, trust me, nothing personal with you. They get 1000s of submissions and I dont think they know who’s who, or care. They just want the images. If it doesnt make their cut, they reject. Cold and callous, but hey, at least it’s a line in the sand and it’s not personal :)

        And your blog WAS crashing for me this morning which is why i couldnt get in to comment til now :)

  54. Jennifer JCD says:

    Huh, I guess my comment this morning never registered. Anyway, we made these for supper tonight and they were awesome! So flavourful and delicious. We also had some Chocolate Chip Cookie Baked Oatmeal Cake this week and it was super yummy too. Our taste buds are doing happy dances thanks to you. :)

    1. Hmmm… apparently my blog was crashing this morning. Boo. Maybe that had something to do with your comment being eaten by greedy spam!
      Sounds like you got your chocolate fix in this week ;).

  55. Renata says:

    That’s such a creative idea, Katie with chocolate coloured hair!
    Everyone likes cookies, even those who might not like pancakes (me) !!

  56. Haha, it reminds me of the Cookie Crisp commercial. “Cookies for breakfast?! It’s COOOOOKIE crisp!!!” Looks like a lovely recipe.

    1. I remember those commercials! After seeing them, I begged my mom to buy us cookie crisp cereal… and then I was SO disappointed when it didn’t taste like cookies!

  57. Lisa says:

    can we sayy. YUMM!!? I love moist and cookie-dough tasting things. thank you for sharing!! :)

  58. BroccoliHut says:

    That chocolate syrup on top looks heavenly!!
    I love making chocolate protein waffles topped with coconut butter and fresh strawberries!

  59. Tara says:

    Another amazing recipe to add to my queue! This sounds amazing!
    I totally agree with what you said: when is chocolate not part of my breakfast? Sometimes I’m in the middle of making a meal and I realize that there is no chocolate involved, so I change what I’m making or add it. It’s not complete without it!

  60. Jess says:

    I’ll have something like this post run; it’s my first this week. i have these bananas going bad, so it’ll be sorta like banana choc chip cookies

    1. Oooh that sounds even better!

  61. Omg. Chocolate + cookie dough + pancakes. How can I resist? They look perfect.

    How do you think this would taste with oat flour instead of whole wheat flour?

    1. I *just* discovered oat flour a few days ago, and I am in LOVE with it! So I bet it’d be pretty good in this :).

  62. I don’t eat chocolate a lot for breakfast but I’ve recently fallen in love with carob and have played around with it a bit. Like a couple of weeks ago when I posted my peanut butter carob chip pancakes! They were DELICIOUS!

  63. Yummmmmm!!! I rarely eat chocolate for breakfast, but after seeing your pancakes, it makes me want to indulge in some chocolate chip pancakes too!! :)

    By the way, I just wanted to let you know that I passed on an award to you. :)

  64. Mihika says:

    Oy Katie! I made boatmeal today and ate it with homemade chocolate-hazelnut butter (I’ll post the recipe soon), raw cacao nibs and maple syrup. HEAVEN. What did I do before I read your blog?? Oh, and I eat something chocolate-related every morning. You’re not alone :)

    1. Homemade nutella? My ears just perked up! Eat an extra scoopful for me, ok? I just discovered Justins chocolate hazelnut spread, and I realized what was missing in my life all those nutella-less years lol.

  65. Kasey says:

    I looove adding dark cocoa powder to my overnight chia seeds and oats and layering it with almond butter (or other nut butter), bananas and raisins!! I look forward to waking up because I know I get to enjoy my breakfast!! 😉

  66. Anonymous says:

    These look delicious and I can’t wait to try them! This may be a dumb question, but how much brown sugar do you suggest?

  67. Caroline says:

    These look delicious and I can’t wait to try them! This may be a dumb question, but how much brown sugar do you suggest?

    (I didn’t mean to leave an anonymous comment last time! 😉 )

    1. Hey Caroline!
      It really depends on a lot of factors such as whether you like sweet pancakes, whether you’re putting any toppings on, or how much of a sweet tooth you have. For a sweeter result, maybe try a tablespoon? And do let me know whatcha think if you try them! :)

  68. I just made these pancakes this morning, and they’re totally awesome! It really does taste like cookie dough!!! I even had my fiance stealing some from me. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipes!

    1. Aw Allison, I am SO excited you made them!

  69. Katie Henderson says:

    I just made these for lunch. GENIUS! So good I almost shared…almost. Do you think these could be made gluten free?

    1. Have you ever tried baking with Bob’s gluten-free mix? I never have, but I’ve heard good things about it!

      1. Katie Henderson says:

        I’ve used it in cakes before. In cookies it doesn’t rise, and you end up with big, flat, nasty cowpatty type burnt things. I think adding xanthan gum might help, but I’m not sure. I ask because I’m flying back to the east coast for a visit soon and wanted to make these for my severely allergy-ridden, gluten free hostess.

  70. Lorin says:

    I just made this and it was good! It tasted pretty much like an oatmeal chocolate chip pancake. However, I only got 3 smallish pancakes out of it and I had about 2/3 water in the mix. You can’t go wrong with adding chocolate chips in pancakes. I’m hoping I get a food processor soon to make your chocolate chip blondies…amongst other things.

  71. Coral says:

    i just made this recipe, except i omitted the ener-g egg and used 1 tsp baking soda. they were AWESOME!!! i loved how doughy they were!

  72. Coral says:

    i meant baking powder, not soda :)

  73. Charlie says:

    These are my favorite pancakes EVER! :) :)

    1. Oh wow, that makes me SO happy :)

  74. Katie Henderson says:

    I made these this week, but as a gluten-free variation. Some words of caution to anyone who embarks on this arduous journey..
    Do NOT use GF pancake flour. Terrible taste, gritty texture.
    Do NOT use big GF oats. They don’t incorporate well into the mixture.
    Instead, double the flour, I highly suggest Bob’s Red Mill GF flour. There was a funky…almost…mushroomy(?) taste to the batter, so I added more sugar and a bit more vanilla. The flavor thankfully cooked out of them, and though I could tell a difference in the flavor, consistency and texture, the GF consumer was thrilled.

    1. Katie Henderson says:

      Note.. the mushroomy flavor cooked out, not the flavor altogether.

  75. I made some tweaks because I’m not vegan and need to protein-up anything carby I eat, but once doing that, these were really good. So good that I posted about them with my revisions here:

    What I particularly appreciate is how the oats really make them filling and healthy. I changed to whole-wheat flour for glycemic reasons and wow, a pile of these in the morning mean I’m not hungry or carb-crashy for hours. That’s impressive. Bravo!

  76. caroline campbell says:

    Thank you so much for this recipe! i am trying to watch what i eat and i gave up on saturday morning chocolate chip pancakes that i have loved since i was a kid, but i hated every minute of it! these were fluffy and so warm and yummy unlike the other alternatives i have tried! sooo good thank you so much!

    1. Aww I am so excited you liked them!

  77. Ali McClure says:

    Yum! Those were so delicious. The almond extract was perfect! And I also added a spoonful of peanut butter to make them a little thicker since I used the water option. SO GOOD!!

    1. Your version sounds even better!!!

  78. Vanessa says:

    Hey Katie, do you think that this recipe would work for waffles? (with a waffle iron) I’m vegan & bringing in breakfast for my fellow lifeguards this week and contemplating recipes.
    Thanks :)

    1. I am embarrassed to say I don’t think I’ve ever used a waffle maker! (Except a bugs bunny one, under the supervision of my mom, when I was little!)
      I need to experiment with making waffle recipes; my blog has none :(

      If you do try these in a waffle maker, let me know how they turn out!

  79. Sophie says:

    Great recipe! I changed it a bit to make banana oatmeal cookie pancakes :)

  80. Carolina says:

    THese pancakes were AWESOME! Instead of brown sugar or stevia as a sweetener, I used two drops agave, and a heaping teaspoon of soy protein powder(that stuff is so sickly sweet!). The pancakes were sooooo good, and just like the last time I made one of your pancake recipes, I couldn’t even finish the mini-batch! These are so very filling and delicous, I was quite pleasantly surprised (= Could you try to make a peanut butter cookie pancake?

    1. Ummm now I am wondering why I haven’t done that already! I need to get on this! Will definitely be trying a pb version! :)

  81. Melanie says:

    I made these this morning for breakfast. They were so delicious! My dad had some as well and he is sooo picky. He said, these are a keeper. Don’t forget them. I said I won’t! =)

  82. Rasha says:

    Ughhhhhhh Katieeeeeeee!

    I’ve been having chocolate-stuff for breakfast SO much more lately because of this blog!

    And you know what?
    I’ve been tons happier since : )

    The day starting off with chocolate usually means it’s going to be a fantastic day.
    You are wonderful! Please never stop these posts! <3

    1. Awww such a sweet comment :).

  83. Laura says:

    I know I’ve already commented that I love these, but while I had this page up on my browser again, I thought I’d let you know that these have become my new favorite go-to when I’m craving a cookie. It’s so nice to be able to make just one or two cookies instead of a whole batch! Great for satisfying cravings without giving you too much temptation :)

  84. shea says:

    omg! ah-mazing!! i so heart chocolate!

  85. I just made these for my little sister and they turned out lovely, pictures on my blog :) stacked them alternatively with milk chocolate pancakes and I think I earnt my place in the awesome big sister books. Just shown my little sis your site and she’s obssessed already!

  86. Erin says:

    These were insanely good!

  87. Jade C says:

    Ohh my, these are just TOO GOOD!!!!
    I’ve just made these, using WW flour, 1tsp ground flax and 1tsp Agave instead of the sugar.
    These pancakes are JUST LIKE pillow-soft chocolate chip cookies!! Too good!! ((I did use about 50g chocolate chips..!!))
    I have just found Sunvita dark chocolate chips and they are so delicious!! Have you thought about somehow making chocolate pancakes with a peanut butter ((or banana butter would be awesome!!)) swirl?? I think I will have to try this soon ((just as soon as I buy some more peanut butter, that is!!))
    Keep up the awesome work, Katie!!

    Jade C.

  88. Brittney says:

    Your recipes are amazing!!!! I was wondering if you could sub out almond or coconut flour for the whole wheat and if so would I need more eggs? Does this work for your other desserts too? I cant WAIT to try this. Chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast here I come! Thank you so much for your amazing recipes, I can not wait t try some/ all!! Ithink I pinned every single one of them in pinterest!

    1. I would caution against using ALL coconut or almond flour. I’ve always heard that they are too crumbly alone and need to be subbed with 1/2 of another flour like ww pastry (or rice flour and some xantham gum). Also, coconut flour sops up liquid like crazy! So you might need more liquid too.

  89. Karen says:

    YUM! We are out of chocolate chips, so we made these without them…for lunch. I knew I needed to add something kind of protein and something else to replace the chips. I made a pb syrup out of a little cream cheese, brown sugar, pb, & milk. It was so good! I also decided to stack two pancakes and “stuff” them with a little pb & let the kids dip in syrup. Much to my surprise, they didn’t care for the syrup, but had seconds on the pb stuffed pancakes. These will definitely be in our lunch rotation!

  90. Rachel says:

    Yum! This has always been my favorite “weekend” recipe :) Today I made this recipe but I didn’t have any chocolate chips so I added a melted banana instead. Oh. My. Gosh…it was AMAZING! I added a bit of cinnamon and nutmeg and have now figured out my favorite new recipe! Just thought I’d share :)

  91. Holli says:

    Just made these this morning and they are amazing! They are so fluffy and delicious you would never guess they are healthy.

  92. Swimmer says:

    If I don’t like the texture and taste of oats do I need to double the flour or just add a little bit more?

  93. Kate says:

    I make these several times a week and they are delicious. I sometimes sub about 1/4 of the flour for almond flour. Anymore than that, and they get too crumbly, but the almond flour adds a nice flavor to them and makes them a tad bit healthier.

  94. Boo says:

    These make excellent waffles! :-)

  95. stp81091 says:

    Made these for the first time yesterday morning. What a flawless recipe! You are so awesome Katie. These, along with your brownie batter pancakes and red velvet pancakes, are likely just the best pancakes I have ever had (although these I think are my very favorite!). I have tried a lot of different pancake recipes since going vegan, but yours are by far the best. I can’t wait to try all the other pancake recipes of yours. Thanks so much Katie :)

    1. awww I am so so happy you like them!

      1. Heidi Gurley says:

        So this week I have proceeded to make your oatmeal raisin cookies, twice, the mint chocolate chip cupcakes, and now these pancakes!!!!!!!! They have all turned out fantastic!! I did discover that I should stick with the recommended amount of sugar for the cookies, they are way better that way then when I reduced the sugar. I used whole wheat flour for both the cupcakes and the pancakes. I am so happy to have stumbled upon your blog on pinterest!!! The cupcakes and pancakes were for my son’s 7th birthday and they thought they were eating so unhealthy….it was so fun to tell him that they were healthy!
        Thank you!!

      2. Aw thank YOU for such a sweet comment. I’m so glad they liked the recipes!! :)

  96. Marilyn says:

    Just ate these this morning. YUM!

  97. Rachel says:

    I just made these! …Well, kind of. I started to make them and discovered that I was out of chocolate chips. Instead of buying more, I put some cocoa powder in the batter. Then I added a chopped up banana and spread peanut butter between the pancakes. Delicious! I love this blog!

  98. marti says:

    just had to say that i’ve been having these for breakfast almost every day..its a treat to myself :) and its even better with banana and peanut butter… YUM!

  99. Cassie D. says:

    These looked so good and I tried them but they came out really lumpy and wouldn’t cook all the way through. I’m thinking it was the oats I used, is there a difference between rolled oats and the quaker oats that come in that big container? I know the mistake has to be on my end because these look so awesome!

    1. Depends on if you used quick oats or regular. And what flour?

      1. Cassie D. says:

        I believe I used regular, and I used ordinary all purpose flour. Its probably just my lack of skills when it comes to pancakes, I can make almost anything but pancakes and I don’t work so well.

      2. Maybe make them smaller? If you make small pancakes, it gives the middles a chance to cook before the outsides burn.

  100. Arispa says:

    I tried making these but the batter came out too watery

    1. Can you please give more specifics than that. It’s impossible to know what you did wrong unless you give more specifics about the ingredients you used. Others have made this successfully, so I know it’s not a misprint in the recipe. The more detailed you can be, the better :).

  101. Mariel says:

    hmmm do you think oat flour could work in these?

  102. chris says:

    I just made these pancakes this morning and they are wonderful. :) Thanks for another wonderful recipe. (My other favorite of yours is the single lady cupcake)
    My only added in treat: 1/2 scoop protein powder (in chocolate of course)

    My only problem is when I used to add up the calories it was a heck of a lot more than what Allie (your other reader) came up with.
    I used your recipe as directed and mine were 356 calories (not including the protein powder) with the protein powder it was 426 calories.

  103. Arispa says:

    Of course, sorry for being vague!
    I matched the recipe pretty much to a T. I did the baking powder option in replacement of the ener-G egg, and I used almond milk for the liquid. I also used white flour.

    1. Cheryl in NC says:

      Arispa, you probably just used the whole 1/2 cup liquid instead of adding only as much as needed to arrive at the correct consistency. Next time just add liquid as needed. :)

  104. Cassandra says:

    Just had these this morning and they were AMAZING!

  105. Cara says:

    These are delicious!! Was the reader who calculated the calories only talking about half the recipe? The whole recipe (excluding chocolate chips) is at least 270 calories.

  106. Jamee says:

    I woke up wanting something simple, filling, healthy, and involving chocolate. These absolutely did the job. In fact, they made my Saturday. I didn’t have chocolate chips but found some unsweetened baker’s chocolate and chopped two squares of that to make shaved chocolate chunks. Consequently, the pancakes were not very sweet but were very rich and filling. I could only eat two, and saved the rest for later (using your suggestion NOT to cover them). Thank you! I’ll be making these again, and I also look forward to trying the rest of your pancake recipes!

  107. Andrea says:

    This has got to be one of my favourite foods ever! Let alone breakfasts! I made it for my nephew and niece once and they LOVED it!

    I’ve made it a few times and I can give a hint, when mixing the ingredients before adding the chocolate chips, bar-mix the wet and dry ingredients together to get a really smooth consistency. It’s still chewy and delicious but they look like perfect choc-chip cookies and aren’t as lumpy.

  108. Andrea says:

    And here’s a preview of my results 😉

  109. Anonymous says:

    I put the exact ingredients in my waffle maker and they turned out great! A little smaller but still tasty! Thanks for the recipe.

  110. Becky says:

    I made these this morning, and they were ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!!!! So easy, so filling, and such a great way to start the morning :)

  111. Eva says:

    This recipe is AMAZING, i love it :) But only there is no way this recipes is a 130 calories, since a 1/3 of a cup of flour is already around 120 calories…

    1. Julia Smith says:

      Yup, I thought the same thing! I calculated it with 300 calories in all with the sugar, and 350 with a tablspoon of chocolate chips. I think that person was probably thinking of half the recipie! Idk haha! 😛

  112. Susannah says:

    These are fantastic!! I melted a banana in the microwave for topping!!! Yum!!!

  113. Julia Smith says:

    Hmm… I don’t know how the reader calculated that calorie count! Mine calculated with 300 calories for the whole recipie, with 1 tbsp brown sugar. With 1 tbsp of chocolate chips it was 351 calories, and 6.6 grams of fat! Hmm! 😛

  114. Yum yum! Making this tomorrow before church! :)

  115. shelbsann says:

    What would you suggest for the “syrup” if you don’t use chocolate sauce?!

  116. Amy says:

    Nutrition Info for these?

  117. a-me says:

    This looks awesome, I’m definitely going to try it. 😀 Thank you for adding in substitution ingredients for the “not so common pantry items”

  118. Alix says:

    Hi Kaite! These look awesome, but I was wondering do you have a sub for chocolate chips? Like a non-refined sugar sub? Thnx!!

  119. chiara says:

    I get so confused with the system of measurement!I’m European and we use kilos/grams for recipes. What’s one cup? Anyway love these!

  120. Lizzie says:

    How much brown sugar?

    Thanks a bunch!

  121. Kplan says:

    These were great of course. Thanks! One note however: This recipe may serve 1 – 2 very petite women, but it barely serves one normal guy.

    Well, jury’s still out on “normal,” but I mean fit, of slightly above average height. =]

  122. Gabby says:

    I’m eating these right now and WOW! Usually I douse my pancakes in toppings to make them better but I didn’t even need to put anything on top of these wonderful ooey-gooey cookie-pancakes!! I’m actually eating them with my hands just as I would a normal cookie :p They’re so yummy… really hits the spot :) And LOVE how they have no fat in them. Great job as always, Katie!

  123. Kate says:

    I know you said you didn’t have chocolate syrup on the pancakes, but I make no such promises! And is that marshmallow sauce, just wondering?

  124. Ciera says:

    Amazing pancakes!!!! I left out the chocolate chips and drizzled agave nectar on top to make them more traditional. I made mine in a Mickey Mouse waffle maker which seemed to work great! I can’t wait to try other variations with raisins and cinnamon or strawberries

  125. Stephanie says:

    My son has been asking for chocolate chip cookies, so I made these in waffle form for this morning’s Sunday breakfast. Delicious, thank you for sharing. I have your website on the Internet equivalent of speed dial. :)

  126. Rachel says:

    Hi, do you think this would work with coconut flour as i am gluten sensitive? :)
    Looks yum! 😀

    1. I don’t think so, unless you tweak the liquid ingredients and add some sort of binder.

  127. Bianca says:

    Katie, you were right; I do feel like I’m having cookies for breakfast! They tasted great, and are perfect for sneaking dessert into my breakfast. :) But I was just wondering: how do you get your pancakes to turn out so round? Mine always become shapeless little blobs… Well, at least they still taste like chocolate chip cookies!

  128. PumpkinspicedJulianna says:

    I went a little overboard on the chocolate chips but you did say galore right??? These were absolutely delicious!!

  129. Jessi says:

    Anyone tried this with gf flour? Would love to make this for my wheat/gluten intolerant kiddo…

    1. ari says:

      just tried this (finally!) with gluten free all purpose flour (some store brand stuff) It worked well, i just needed to add more flour than the recipe calls for, until it was pancake batter consistency! My first pancake turned out as mush, and i kept adding flour accordingly until i found a good ratio! But they were delicious! :)

  130. BakeMeABallerina says:

    Made these for my sister this morning and she said it tasted like she was eating cookies…. and that’s coming from a serious chocolate and cookie lover :) <3

  131. Rachael Newton says:

    What is this DECADENT RICH CHOCOLATE WATERFALL that is flowing unto these beautiful pancakes? It looks incredible but can’t seem to find a simple “chocolate syrup” recipe on your site.. Is there a brand you reccomend?

    You are such an inspiration.

    With love,

    1. Unofficial CCK Helper says:

      Katie often uses Barleans chocolate raspberry omega swirl.

  132. Trinity says:

    How much brown sugar to this recipes if desired?

    1. Unofficial CCK Helper says:

      Try a tablespoon.

  133. Madijo says:

    Just made them…YUM!

  134. Elisabetta says:

    YUM! I made one and then I randomly added some cinnamon apple sauce to the dough and the rest turned out even better!!

  135. Maddie says:

    Just made these pancakes for the second time in two days… and they are yummy! Just a quick question, are they meant to be doughy (p.s. I don’t mind doughy pancakes!) x

  136. Tasbih says:

    Thanks! That has to be one of the best breakfast treats I have had all year.

  137. Katherine says:

    AHHH!!!!! so, so good Katie!! I added whipped cream on top…. yummy!! i also added 1/2 a cup more almond milk.

  138. Ashleigh Pascoe says:

    Hi Katie!
    I discovered your blog a month or so ago and have been trying your recipes since :) Some have worked, some haven’t (my mistakes) but all of them have been lots of fun! You are so talented and so generous to share these with us. I love your recipes and I want to make all of them! Doesn’t it suck that some foods are so expensive and hard to find?
    Anyway, I love my pancakes so the cookie dough pancakes recipe is one of my fave recipes of yours! But I am curious… what does baking powder do? And what happens if I omit it?

  139. jenny says:

    No measurement for the brown sugar I’m interested in making them what’s the measurement?

    1. Unofficial CCK Helper says:

      Use a tablespoon or a tbsp and a half.

  140. Finnie says:

    I’m a HUGE fan of your recipes but your nutrtion info is always kind of weird. The flour alone already has about 140 calories (and I mean without the oats!) So I really don’t get how you can calculate 130 for the entire recipe.. But great recipe anyways!

  141. Grace says:

    made these twice this week! absolutely in love.
    added a bit more liquid to my last little bit of batter and made an awesome crepe!!
    thanks as always for the recipe, katie!

  142. Odette says:

    How much sugar and extra baking powder do you recommend?

    1. Unofficial CCK Helper says:

      I’d add a tbsp sugar. Maybe a pinch baking powder.

  143. Amy says:

    Just made these for my boyfriend! His response was “These are the best pancakes you’ve ever made me so far” :) was thrilled! I told him I got the recipe from that healthy dessert blog I’m on 24/7 hahah 😛 Thanks Katie for yet another amazing recipe!

  144. Candace says:

    Hi there,
    I was just wondering if you could tell me how to make these using cacao nibs instead of chocolate chips. I try really hard to avoid sugar. I will use a little coconut palm sugar or stevia. Do you think adding a little of one of these to the batter would be enough sweetness with the cacao nibs and if so, how much?

  145. Sarah says:

    What is the calorie count for these pancakes? Thanks!

  146. Rachel says:

    Am I supposed to mix the ener-g with water, per ener-g instructions? Or throw it in with the dry ingredients?

  147. Vienna says:

    I made these today and they turned out absolutely perfect! My sister and I both agreed that these are the best pancakes we’ve ever had (not to mention how healthy they are). Thank you so much for your time and commitment to create healthy, delicious, and easy recipes! You really do deserve your success today!

  148. Crystal says:

    Hi Katie,
    Just wanna ask is it possible to substitute the spelt flour/white flour for buckwheat flour?