breakfast gluten-free pancakes/waffles/french toast

The Fluffiest Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pancakes

March 22, 2015

Oatmeal meets pancakes with The Fluffiest Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pancakes. These pancakes are gluten-free, refined sugar-free and high in protein but are the most delicious, fluffiest pancakes you will ever eat. They will quickly become a weekend brunch recipe staple!

Oatmeal meets pancakes with The Fluffiest Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pancakes. These pancakes are gluten-free, refined sugar-free and high in protein but are the most delicious, fluffiest pancakes you will ever eat. They will quickly become a weekend brunch recipe staple!It happens all too frequently that there’s a recipe I make all the time but it never seems to make its way onto the blog. Sometimes it’s because I’m lazy, sometimes it’s because I think you guys may not like it, and sometimes it’s because I’m too damn hungry to set up a photoshoot.

The latter is precisely the case with these pancakes.

Pancakes are easy to make (once you get the flip down, which only took me 24 years to master!) but can be impossible to photograph. Ironically, I probably have more pancake recipes on THM than any other kind of recipes.

Oatmeal meets pancakes with The Fluffiest Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pancakes. These pancakes are gluten-free, refined sugar-free and high in protein but are the most delicious, fluffiest pancakes you will ever eat. They will quickly become a weekend brunch recipe staple!The part that stopped me from sharing these pancakes, which are by far the most common in our little casa is that I usually need to dig in right away. I obviously feel this way about all of my recipe, but one of my tricks to not eating my subject is to always eat something else before I shoot.

However, because pancakes are reserved for the weekend when they’re the first thing I eat when I wake up I never get a chance to eat before shooting. And I would probably keel over and die if I attempted the “syrup pour”  while hangry.

Ninja skills are required to get that kind of shot.

Then one day I realized if I made a double batch, ate, threw the other half in the oven and then photographed AFTER eating, I might be able to finally share THE FLUFFIEST Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pancakes with all of you!

Oatmeal-Chocolate-PancakesBetter yet, if I fed C I could recruit him to help with the above photo. You know you’ve found a winner when he agrees to “carefully pour syrup in a luscious manner” all over your pancakes.

That sounds dirty.

Anyway, he apprehensively agreed (bribery with pancakes is key folks!) and helped me pull off the pancake syrup pour GIF I’ve been dreaming about in my head for 2 years now. Certainly a step up from that time I literally drowned my pancakes and completely missed the mark.

It also means I can finally share the best pancakes ever with you! DIG.IN.

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The Fluffiest Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Oatmeal meets pancakes with The Fluffiest Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pancakes. These pancakes are gluten-free, refined sugar-free and high in protein but are the most delicious, fluffiest pancakes you will ever eat. They will quickly become a weekend brunch recipe staple!

  • Author: Davida Lederle
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 pancakes 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Cook
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Ingredients

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  • 2 cups oat flour (ground up oats)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup + more for topping, if desired
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life dairy-free chocolate chips)
  • coconut oil for pan

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl combine oat flour, baking powder, sea salt and cinnamon.
  2. In a separate bowl combine greek yogurt, almond milk, egg, vanilla extract and 1 T maple syrup.
  3. Add wet ingredients to dry and stir to combine.
  4. Stir in chocolate chips.
  5. If batter is too thick add in a bit more almond milk.
  6. Spray or melt coconut oil in a large pan over medium heat.
  7. Add a 1/3 cup of batter to form pancakes.
  8. Cook until all bubbles have popped (about 3 mins) & flip over for 1 min. Repeat until all batter is used.
  9. Serve warm with maple syrup, nut butter or preserves.

Keywords: oatmeal pancakes, fluffy oatmeal pancakes, oatmeal chocolate chip pancakes

Oatmeal meets pancakes with The Fluffiest Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pancakes. These pancakes are gluten-free, refined sugar-free and high in protein but are the most delicious, fluffiest pancakes you will ever eat. They will quickly become a weekend brunch recipe staple!

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  • Reply
    Darlene
    November 3, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    Any way to leave out the yogurt all together or a dairy free replacement idea? I was sooooo excited to see this recipe and my heart sank when I saw the yogurt. I can’t have dairy. Thank you.

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    Tea
    September 13, 2015 at 11:45 am

    These are the best pancakes ever and I didn’t feel bad for eating them ???????? I used vanilla Greek yogurt and vanilla flavored unsweetened almond milk. I am never using boxed pancake mix again.

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      Davida Kugelmass
      September 14, 2015 at 6:48 am

      Aw thanks Tea! I’m actually eating some right now with a bit of added pumpkin spice. I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed them!

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    Emma
    August 1, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    These are amazing!! Have made them twice now, I normally make chocolate chip pancakes with Bisquick but these are an awesome, healthier, substitute thank you 🙂

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      Davida Kugelmass
      August 2, 2015 at 12:30 pm

      Aw I’m so happy to hear that! They’re my go-to pancakes too and they’re always a hit! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

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    Danielle
    April 1, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    im dairy free, what could I use instead of the Greek yogurt?

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      Davida Kugelmass
      April 1, 2015 at 9:28 pm

      Hey Danielle,

      Dry subbing in some applesauce or pumpkin. Might not be quite as fluffy but it should still do the trick. You may want to decrease the almond milk if it’s looking a little runny. Enjoy!

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        Stephanie Guerra Dorr
        June 28, 2020 at 9:48 am

        Applesauce worked great! This is a win for sure.

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    Renee
    March 31, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    Ditch the eggs and dairy based yogurt and instead use a ripe banana and silk soy yogurt to keep it vegan. My house hold LOVES them made this way.

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    Amanda F
    March 24, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    I’m definitely NOT a blogger. I do, however, post occasional pictures of the food I make on instagram or facebook. My husband, who rarely visits social media, was looking at facebook one day , saw a picture on facebook, and then asked, “Did you take this picture? It’s really good.” So.. I have hopes that my iphone photography is improving haha.

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    Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness
    March 23, 2015 at 11:13 pm

    Oatmeal chocolate chip pancakes are one of my FAVORITE things to make… I never get sick of them! My go-to recipe is similar to yours – except for a few tweaks, like I usually add some mashed banana in there. SO GOOD!

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    Marla Martenson
    March 23, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    These look amazing, and the gif with the syrup pouring down is awesome. I will try these pancakes.

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    Lovely Sharice
    March 23, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    OMG…those look so delicious. Definitely gotta try them!
    Love Yourself First

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    Alysia @ Slim Sanity
    March 23, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    I asked Kyle to hold a spoon for me in a picture once. His response was ‘I hope this isn’t turning into a regular thing…’

    Maybe my dogs could help out? haha

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    Julia
    March 23, 2015 at 10:24 am

    I forget about posting the food I make daily, too, which is probably what we should be posting all the time, considering the recipes are time tested and good enough to make over and over.. I’m so glad you shared these fluffy pancakes! They look absolutely fabulous and I want to dig into a stack right now!

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    Ann
    March 23, 2015 at 5:13 am

    The GIF rocks! Please make one for every recipe 😀

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