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Triple Chocolate Oatmeal Pancakes

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By George, I think I finally figured out how to not have to cut my grass every week…

I am not sure why I never thought of this before…but, 10 days ago, I discovered …(drum roll please)…the lowest setting on my lawnmower!

Some people have told me that it’s not good to cut it down so low, but, y’all – ten days of not having to chase my pushmower around my yard is reason to celebrate! Preferably – with chocolate!

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You see, I have a large, hilly, yard; and, constantly cutting it and weed eating it turns into quite the workout. While most times this is a good thing, being outside in the heat for long periods really kills my appetite for the rest of the day! Does the heat have that effect on you too? While I might go to bed not hungry; the next day, I tend to wake up ravenous!

Triple Chocolate Oatmeal Pancakes

And mornings -after evenings filled with yardwork- demand pancakes!

And, not just any pancakes, mind you – but Triple Chocolate Oatmeal Pancakes! Pancakes that will not feed your appetite, but, also feed your soul!

New Brookside Chocolates

Recently when I was at Target, I came across Brookside‘s new assortment of chocolate bars in 4 flavors: Blueberry & Cranberry Almond, Cranberry Almond, Mango Coconut and Summer Berry. I also found pouches of Brookside‘s new Dark Chocolate covered Almonds, Dark Chocolate Blueberries, and, Milk Chocolate covered Almonds. I ended up grabbing a Mango Coconut bar and a Dark Chocolate covered Almonds pouch and headed home thinking I would snack on them that evening. All of these new Brookside flavors are available exclusively at Target.

#DiscoverBrookside Triple Chocolate Oatmeal Pancakes

Of course, this happened to be the evening I chose to cut the grass and so those chocolates lay on my counter untouched! Even my daughter came home after working a double shift and we both just sat and napped on the couch – clearly, we live on the wild side!

But, when morning came, we had the brilliant idea to make oatmeal pancakes with cocoa AND chopped up pieces of the Mango Coconut Chocolate Bar AND pieces of dark chocolate covered almonds!

Chocolate Oatmeal Pancakes With Brookside Chocolates

We set about making our triple chocolate oatmeal pancakes by:

•1• Grinding up 1 cup of quick cooking, Gluten Free Oats in a blender

•2• Then adding 1 tablespoon baking powder, a dash of salt and 2 tablespoons cocoa to it

•3• We then added in ¾ cup milk, an egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1/2 a bar of Brookside’s Mango Coconut and a handful of Brookside’s dark chocolate covered almonds

•4• After all the ingredients were well incorporated, I ladled 2-3 spoonfuls of it into a greased pan on medium heat, and cooked each pancake 2-3 minutes on each side.

•5• We topped our pancakes with non dairy whipped topping and the rest of the bar of chocolate and some dark chocolate covered almonds.

Triple Chocolate Oatmeal Pancakes New Brookside Chocolates

Now these amounts can be doubled or tripled so that there’s enough to share with family and friends who happen to drop by unannounced for breakfast – or, maybe you could get them all involved in sprucing up your yard – maybe then their appetites will be shot and you won’t have to share…hmmm…wishful thinking…

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Triple Chocolate Oatmeal Pancakes #DiscoverBrookside

Triple Chocolate Oatmeal Pancakes

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 24 minutes
Total Time: 29 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quick oats - ground up to make "oat flour"
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar, can add more for a sweeter pancake
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 Brookside mango coconut chocolate bar - chopped up
  • 6-7 Brookside dark and milk chocolate covered almonds

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix ground up oats, baking powder, salt and cocoa together
  2. To this, then add in the milk, egg and vanilla
  3. Stir in the 1/2 the Brookside's Mango Coconut and a handful of Brookside's dark chocolate and milk chocolate covered almonds
  4. Place a pan over a medium flame and grease it with some olive oil and let it warm up
  5. When warm, ladel 2-3 spoonfuls of of pancake mix and cook each pancake 2-3 minutes on each side.
  6. We topped our pancakes with non dairy whipped topping, chocolate syrup and the rest of the bar of chocolate and some dark chocolate covered almonds. You can also add fruit and syrup - if you prefer.

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Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking

Monday 24th of August 2015

BAHAHA! I seriously laughed out loud when I read about your lawn mowing discovery. It is totally something that I would do. Hopefully that leaves more times for stacks of pancakes! Hooray! I looked at these pictures and was like, "healthy shashi is telling me I can have these for breakfast?! sign me up!!!" Delish

Shashi

Tuesday 25th of August 2015

Hahaha - well, actually, the pancakes (minus all the toppings) are gluten free - so...let's grab a fork and chow down!

Thao @ In Good Flavor

Thursday 13th of August 2015

These pancakes look incredible!! I would eat them for breakfast then again for dessert.

Shashi

Thursday 13th of August 2015

Haha - thanks Thao - but you might not have leftovers ;)

GiGi Eats Celebrities

Tuesday 11th of August 2015

Can you move in with me and make GiGi-Approved deliciousness! I am ready for some epic creations that not even my brain can come up with!

Shashi

Tuesday 11th of August 2015

Am packing my bags NOW....

Megan

Tuesday 11th of August 2015

Just looking at that first picture already had me sold!! Drooling! Totally making this for breakfast tomorrow morning. I just moved into a new apartment today (no lawn mowing for me!) but i'll follow your lead on the pancakes :)

Shashi

Tuesday 11th of August 2015

Ha! I need to follow your lead and sell my house and gynormous yard and get an apartment! Thanks Megan! :)

Denise [email protected] Brazil To You

Tuesday 11th of August 2015

Shashi: These pancakes look simply terrific... so decadent, so tempting! They are breakfast heaven!

Shashi

Tuesday 11th of August 2015

hanks so much Denise!