I’m stepping in today. To challenge ERYTHANG you know about what a healthy breakfast should look like.
I mean, a pesto omelet? It’s totally healthy and an EGGS-cellent way to start the day.
But, you know what it’s not? COOKIE DOUGH.
You kinda figured out that my main plan for world domination is to cookie dough ALL the things.
Would you blame a girl fo’ tryin’ though? We’re taking swirls of creamy, rich peanut-flavored deliciousness that is speckled with tiny bites of crunchy chocolate chips that explode in sweet-yumminess in your mouth.
Clearly, the obsession is warranted.
I think my everyday life is defined by my brain subconsciously trying to plot what other kind of food-items I can mish-mash together with aforementioned peanuty-chocolatey, creamy-unbaked-cookie perfection. Like, I was sitting down eating a stack of boring blueberry pancakes one Saturday morning and immediately, raw-cookie-brain went AHA!
Swirled in a pancake.
A CHOCOLATE PANCAKE.
And maybe it could be vegan? And the texture inside could be thick and ooey-gooey so it’s actually LIKE a brownie made on a griddle?
Clearly the inner-workings of my addiction-ridden mind have HIGH hopes for my pancake making abilities.
TRUE LIFE FACT: I did not live up to these pre-conceived abilities the first time attempting these breakfast bites of sweet, sweet bliss. Or the second time….or the third…or the fourth.
THEY TOOK ME 10 TIMES. Not that I’m counting or anything.
But you know who is counting? Mr. FFF. In the sense that he has now eaten SO many vegan pancakes in the span of 3 days that I think he might have developed some inner fear.
Is there a support group for husbands of food bloggers?
Anyway 10 (maybe 10+? I don’t even know anymore) pancakes-that-did-not-flip-or-cook-at-all trials aside, THIS version that you see stacked to create the most perfect chocolate-peanut, ooey-gooey-rich and SOSO YUMMY tower of your new favorite breakfast?
Well, they are all the things I just mentioned. AND MORE.
“More” in the sense that they are A-L-S-O dairy free, egg free and evenly secretly packed with PROTEIN.
Pancakes that power up your day? You definitely don’t hate that.
As per always, I have a few (okay just two) MAJOR protips. Not even tips though. More like “just follow these two simple instruction or you will be sad at the not-so-awesome way your pancakes turnout”
KEEP THEM SMALL. You know how the recipe says “a scant 1/4 cup and to not spread them out too much?” AND “cook on medium LOW?”
Yep. Not a suggestion. The inner-bossy-pants-person that lives inside me is coming out. But only because I want to foster our internet friendship, so I am trying to make all your healthy-cookie-dough-for-breakfast dreams a reality.
If you make them bigger…they are SUPER hard to flip. Unless you use two flippers.
Which is just sort of awkward. I tried it.
AND, if you cook them at a higher temperature? The outside will burn and the inside just might not cook.
BUT, when your forks sinks through a stack of THICK, melty-centered chocolate pancakes and then your taste buds get PUNCHED with peanut butter perfection?
For the Cookie Swirl:
For the Pancakes:
***I think these are sweet and creamy enough to be eaten without syrup. But my husband liked them with maple syrup or, if you’re feeling indulgent, chocolate sauce!