Vegan & Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes | picklesnhoney.com

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes

Vegan & Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes | picklesnhoney.com

If I were to design an ideal workspace, it would be open with sunny floor to ceiling windows, crisp white walls, and a few plants for pops of green and air quality improvement purposes. My desk would either be white or made of reclaimed wood and it would be completely uncluttered, aside from my laptop and a big mug of peppermint tea with a splash of cashew milk. There would be sleeping puppies at my side and a warm breeze gently blowing through an open window, the perfect t-shirt, flowy-skirt, sandal-wearing weather. And equally important: it would be quiet.

I swear I feel calmer just having written that out. Where I sit now is a construction zone, and I’m not even really referring to the repairs we’re having done on our place. We live in a two unit building and the new owners downstairs kindly gave us the heads up that before they moved in, they’d be refinishing their floors and painting. And then we ran into a group of guys who said “we’re here for the demo”.

It’s been a couple of weeks of extremely loud (de)construction, exacerbated by the fact that our old building is definitely sparse on the sound-proofing between floors…as in, I don’t think there is any. The floor below us has been gutted and the soundtrack of our days is loud banging interspersed with sawing, workers yelling, and an accidental electrical cut-off that killed our internet (the worst part of that though was 4 hours dealing with Comcast, not the lack of internet for two days).

Fortunately, I am really good at tuning out environmental noise. This was an immensely valuable skill I learned at one of my first jobs doing SEO, where I shared an open-office space with a couple hundred other recent college grads. Later, I perfected this skill at our rental apartment, which somehow was always surrounded by city construction during the day and rowdy college students during the night/early morning.

But what I would give for that sunny, quiet, minimalist, warm, and breezy work space right now. I try to take these noisy and transitional spurts in stride because the alternative is to let them get the best of you, but Aaron is waaaay less tolerant. This is actually surprising to me given that his workspace is often (in my minimalist opinion) more cluttered, messy (he is an artist, after all) and filled with the familiar voices of NPR, though I suppose those are all choices he’s made and not had put upon him.

Vegan & Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes | picklesnhoney.com

Vegan & Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes | picklesnhoney.com

Two of the biggest keys to Aaron’s heart are pancakes and cookies. They have the ability to lift his spirits in short-order, which is why I decided to combine both to make him chocolate chip oatmeal cookie pancakes. Naturally, these cookie pancakes are vegan, but they’re also gluten-free and use a combination of gf oat flour and rolled oats. No fancy flours or xanthan gum necessary. Just 10 ingredients mixed in 1 bowl, and you don’t even need to buy oat flour. Simply grind rolled oats into flour in your blender or spice grinder. It really is that easy.

Vegan & Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes | picklesnhoney.com

I adapted my favorite pancake recipe once again and both Aaron and I are very happy with how this new variation turned out. It’s chocolate chip oatmeal cookie flavor in pancake form. What more could you ask for?*

Vegan & Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes | picklesnhoney.com

*Okay, not living in a construction zone would be nice.

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Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes

Vegan & Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes | picklesnhoney.com

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes

Gluten Free, Vegan,

Serves: about 10 medium pancakes


Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 20 mins

Total Time: 30 mins

Your favorite chocolate chip oatmeal cookies in a vegan and gluten-free pancake form! Just 10 ingredients, 1 bowl, and under 30 minutes to make a big batch.

Vegan & Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes | picklesnhoney.com

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes

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Ingredients

  • 1 flax egg (1 tablespoon flax seeds, freshly ground + 3 tablespoons warm water)
  • 1 1/2 cups gluten-free oat flour (or you can simply grind rolled oats into flour in your blender)
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon fine grain sea salt
  • 1 1/2 cups non-dairy milk (I used cashew milk)
  • 1 tablespoon melted unrefined coconut oil, plus extra for greasing the pan
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips

Cuisine: Gluten Free, Vegan Servings: about 10 medium pancakes

Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 20 mins Total Time: 30 mins

Your favorite chocolate chip oatmeal cookies in a vegan and gluten-free pancake form! Just 10 ingredients, 1 bowl, and under 30 minutes to make a big batch.

Instructions

  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the ground flax and warm water and set it aside for 3-5 minutes to thicken.
  • Add the oat flour, rolled oats, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
  • Pour in the non-dairy milk, coconut oil, vanilla, and flax mixture. Stir until just combined, then fold in the chocolate chips. Allow the batter to sit for a couple of minutes to thicken (this will yield fluffier pancakes).
  • Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Brush the pan with coconut oil, then pour the pancake batter onto the pan. Cook the pancakes for 2-3 minutes per side.
  • Plate with your favorite toppings and enjoy!

Notes [2]

I find that grinding your own flax seeds just prior to using them makes all the difference. Pre-ground flax meal doesn’t gel up anywhere near as well, and thus it’s binding ability is inferior. It’s worth taking the extra minute to grind your own flax seeds.

Want to make oatmeal raisin cookie pancakes? Simply swap the chocolate chips for raisins!

Copyright © 2020 Amanda Maguire for Pickles & Honey

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  1. Man oh man can I relate to you on this. That is my idea environment as well, and our last apt was between two homes getting renovated and everyone else on the street having the yard work guys come a different day of the week. I use to just close my eyes and imagine a place similar to the one you described… And now living downtown there is no lack of noise and construction. It’s easy to see how both of our hearts crave the open road and vastness of national parks!! Ps. Scott is a total pancake head too, he would love these!!

    1. Amanda says

      I love what you said about craving the open road. The noise can be suffocating! Often I don’t even realize I’m feeling that way until I become conscious of the seemingly rare moments that are quiet. Those are like a deep breath of fresh air!

  2. Really love the details in these pictures, amazing stuff!

    1. Amanda says

      Thank you! Aaron is always very happy to receive compliments on the photos. <3

  3. Can I share that ideal office with you? It sounds like my dream office too! I work with a lot of young college students and sometimes I just put in my headphones without listening to anything, just to block out the noise. We also live in a downtown area that is overrun with students going from bar to bar on the weekends, so noise is everywhere for me! I love cookies and pancakes combined, I would take these any day!

    1. Amanda says

      I am totally happy to share my ideal office with you, Abby! Complaining about the college students makes me feel old, but they can be super annoying. I always had the urge to wake up early and blast classical music or NPR or something outside their windows when we lived at our last apartment.

  4. That office set-up you described sounds heavenly! I’m a sucker for big windows, too. And lots of ’em! There’s nothing like natural light. And a reclaimed-wood desk? Yes, please!

    1. Amanda says

      Natural light is critical. You don’t even need much space, just big windows!

  5. Sarah says

    My husband and I made these pancakes this morning and they were some of the best we have ever made! Thank you for the perfect recipe!

    1. Amanda says

      You just made my day, Sarah! Thank you so much for taking the time to let me know you and your husband loved the pancakes. <3

  6. Emma says

    These sound delicious! Could I add protein powder to the batter to give them a protein boost?

    1. Amanda says

      Yes, that should work! You may need to add a bit more non-dairy milk to balance it out though. P.S. I have an apple cinnamon protein pancake recipe you might also enjoy!

  7. sarah says

    oh wow made these today for pancake day as my daughter is allergic to dairy, eggs, soya, nuts and wheat. the whole family ate and loved them. thanks so much for the recipe! nobody could tell they were ‘freefrom’

    1. That’s so great to hear, Sarah!!

      1. sarah says

        We even had them for breakfast the following day!

  8. meg says

    is it alright to make a big batch and refrigerate the rest of the batter for the rest of the week if i cant use them up the first time?
    OR would it be better to make a big batch and refrigerate the cooked pancakes and consume throughout the week?
    these are my ultimate favorite pancake recipe i literally have been eating them everyday, it makes me feel good after and not the usual sicky feeling after eating normal pancakes 🙂

    1. Hi Meg! I find it’s better to make a big batch and refrigerate the leftover cooked pancakes to use throughout the week (you can also freeze them if you don’t plan to use them within the same week). I usually just pop mine in the toaster to reheat and get a little crispy around the edges. 🙂 I’m so flattered that these are your favorite pancakes and that they make you feel good after eating them! That’s the BEST compliment. <3

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