Okay, actually these are peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookie pancakes.
But that’s a mouthful right?
EXACTLY. It was a mouthful.
It was the best mouthful of pancakes I ever had.
Sometimes I feel like I just want to break all the healthy food molds and eat breakfast for dessert. But honestly, I just can’t do it… because I actually really love being healthy. Yet, even in that desire, I want dessert for breakfast. I argue with myself over it a lot, and usually settle on chicken sausage and grapefruit (which is delicious, by the way).
But Saturdays. Saturdays are a time for going crazy, you know?
So this past Saturday I decided I would give in to my need (aka desire) for dessert for breakfast and make some delicious peanut butter oatmeal cookie pancakes. Then I decided it wasn’t really dessert if there wasn’t chocolate, so I had to add the chocolate chips in as well.
But, per usual, I argued with myself enough that I decided I had to do this in such a way that it could still be healthy. I mean, if I am going to truly love it, I need to not feel terrible afterwards, and I need to have the confidence that it was not altogether terrible for me.
So don’t be fooled. These look like dessert, but they are totally clean.
And they just happen to be full of protein as well. (That means they’re super filling and you’ll have leftovers and you’ll just HAVE to have dessert for breakfast again the next day!)
And they are dairy free.
And obviously they are gluten free as well.
And although they do have “sugar” in them (because everything has sugars), they don’t have any refined sugar at all!
And no one would ever know they’re so healthy because they’re so darn delicious.
So go ahead and make these for your Saturday brunch and fool your friends.
PS.. the best way to save leftover pancakes is to freeze them and pop them in the toaster! They’ll taste fresh this way, rather than being soggy if you microwave them!