Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pancakes

There are few things better than a lazy Sunday. Add pancakes to the lazy Sunday and I’m sold. I made these a couple of weeks ago after a long morning of soccer practice when I came back to my apartment and my stomach was grumbling. The recipe is simple and can be made in less than 20 minutes so you can go from hungry to happy in a snap.

Note: I decided that this recipe needed just a bit more decadence so I slathered some Nutella on the top to make it extra delicious…I highly suggest you do the same! I mean, they’re so healthy with the whole wheat so why not…

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Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour (you can use regular white flour if that’s all you have on hand!)
  • 1/2 Cup Quick Cooking Oats
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips (I used semi-sweet!)

The How-To:

Mix the flour, oats, baking powder, and cinnamon together in a large bowl. Whisk the eggs with the milk and vanilla and combine with the dry ingredients. Next, mix in the sugar and yogurt until there are no lumps. Be gentle when mixing because if you over mix the pancakes will be dense and not light and fluffy!

Heat a skillet over medium heat and drop about 1/4 cup of batter onto the greased skillet (about a 4 inch diameter). Cook until the edges are beginning to brown and bubbles start to form. Basically, cook each side for about 1-2 minutes each. This recipe makes about 6 pancakes. So invite over some friends and have a little pancake party!

You could easily substiture the chocoalte chips with other goodies like fruit, nuts, or peanut butter. Top with some real maple syrup, bam! Enjoy!

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