Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Pancakes for One {vegan + GF}

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Pancakes for One {vegan + gluten free}

Boom shackow

Pancakes coming at yo face

with chocolate like WOAH

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Pancakes for One {vegan + gluten free}

So, have you ever managed to use 12 eggs in 3 days?

That happened

and then I had a craving for pancakes, and chocolate chip cookies.

It wasn’t an ideal situation because, no eggs = it’s hard to make pancakes. Or so I thought.

Turns out mashed banana is your best bro when it comes to making pancakes without eggs. Binding yo.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Pancakes for One {vegan + gluten free}

Oh and also, lots of chocolate helps too (did I mention I managed to buy 5 kg of 70% Callebaut the other day? Literally just because it was half the price and came in 2.5 kg bags. If you know me, you know I love 70% chocolate, so having that much chocolate around makes me extremely happy. Not to mention the bag has it’s own TRADE MARKED sealing system for chocolate called Choclock – that has got to make you laugh).

I made my Pancakes for One, but subbed extra banana for the egg whites. I also didn’t have any oat flour already ground, so I just used whole oats and blended everything up like an oaty blizzard. Then I added some dates for sweetness, and chocolate chips. Thus they ended up being gluten free and vegan, and solved this cookie/pancake/no-egg dilemma ALL AT THE SAME TIME.

It’s like I just made a cake for you, then told you I was also paying you £5 to eat it.

It’s not really like that, because lets be honest I’m broke (new camera + Paris #galsontour trip, heyoo…) so I wouldn’t give you that fiver and a free cake. STILL though, it’s a pretty sweet deal.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Pancakes for One {vegan + gluten free}

Is it breakfast, is it dessert? Who knows, I ate them at 3 pm today.

That’s not illegal.

That’s afternoon tea. Thanks Britain.

Chocolatey pancakes after breakfast/before dessert: JUSTIFIED.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Pancakes for One {vegan + gluten free}

Did I put maple syrup on them too?








– The recipe was inspired by Dana’s Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes and adapted from a mixture of that recipe plus my Pancakes for One recipe.

– If you’re allergic to gluten, make sure your oats and baking powder are certified gluten free.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Pancakes for One {vegan + gluten free}

Serving Size: 4-5 small pancakes

1/2 cup (40 g) old fashioned oats
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 ripe banana, peeled
1/4 cup (60 ml) milk (any kind - e.g. almond, cashew, oat, cow's - obvs don't use cow's milk if you're vegan)
2 dates, pitted
2-3 tbsp dark chocolate chips, plus more for topping (vegan, if required)
coconut oil, for frying (you can use regular vegetable oil too)

Blend all the ingredients, except the chocolate chips, in a food processor or blender, until well mixed. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Heat a non-stick frying pan with a little coconut oil. Dollop the batter into the frying pan (I go for a heaped tablespoon of batter) and spread out a bit with a spoon. Cook until lightly golden underneath, then flip and cook until the other side is golden. Serve warm with the remaining chocolate chips.



  1. says

    Awesome post. i have been craving cookie with pancakes too. Maybe being a student makes me fond of them. I actually did granola cookie pancake stack on blog today with a date and blueberry syrup, if you want to check it out.

    Your looks so easy too, I love the pictures!

  2. Rebecca says

    Do you really need to post 5 nearly-identical pictures for this recipe? It makes the post very boring and tedious to read through.

    • says

      AHAHA yeah I do cos it’s my blog and I can do what I want on here! I’m not writing it for you so if you don’t want the pictures, don’t read it – simple as! Plus the photos break up the text a bit so it has more structure :) when you take photos of food all the time then every photo looks different from one another – I normally take 100 photos if a recipe and cut it down from there. Notice how there’s a different angle of the camera on each photo? It shows that drip of chocolate, and the swirl in a different light each time. I think food is beautiful and I want to showcase it.

      • says

        Damn straight. If someone had told me ten minutes ago that it was possible for a person to think “you know what offends my eyes — multiple awesome (and clearly different) photos of freakin’ delicious-looking pancakes covered in glorious chocolate,” I would have said it couldn’t be so. What a crazy world we live in.

        I love ALL the photos. Keep ’em coming!

        • says

          Yusss thank you so much Carey! You’re the best :) I know, I’d never thought that 5 photos of chocolatey goodness could make someone so utterly bored that they’d go to the effort of commenting!

    • says

      If you think those pics are boring and tedious, then my soul weeps for you. Seriously. This was a glorious post and I am now going to whip up a batch of these delicious morsels, all *because* of the awesome photos!

  3. says

    Ah, this recipe is great because one of my roommates is allergic to eggs. I’ve been baking for me and my roommies this summer but baking without eggs can be a challenge (especially cakes). I wish I could make these for her but I’m leaving my apartment in two days to actually go study in London! I’ll definitely have to pass on this recipe to my roommie before I leave though :) Thank you for the recipe.

    • says

      Ah baking without eggs can deffo be a challenge – but a fun/delicious one 😉 aww man, well you’re gonna have a great time in London (wooooh!). Thanks!

  4. says

    IIIIIIII will almost certainly, definitely will be making these this Sunday for breakfast. Or tomorrow for dessert. Or both, or whatevs. Yuuuum!

  5. says

    The light hitting that chocolate is heavenly. Seriously. Pancakes are having a moment, because I think everyone is making them right now (me included). Can’t wait to see what else you make with all that wonderful chocolate you bought! :)

    • says

      Thanks Laura 😀 I didn’t really realise how shiny it was until I was editing the photos and was just like WOAH major chocolate foodporn there.


      At the moment, lots of it is just going straight into my mouth hahaha

  6. Kiana says

    Dude, you’re friggen hilarious! no really, I love your blog :( I’m limited with ingredients due to budgets so I tried your 2 ingredient pancake recipe and luurrrvved it. Def need to try this one for I am a big breakfast & sweets girl!

    • says

      heheh thank you!! I love sweet things for brunch, it’s my fave meal :)

      (ahaha, whenever I’m texting I try and write a smiley face and I always end up hitting the wrong bracket and writing a sad face instead)

  7. says

    I made your panacakes for one a gazillion times already -love ’em! Now, you are tempting me to make a second breakfast as I was gulping down the first one with a voracity unknown to mankind while looking at these pics…Mmm. Second breakfast -would Britain jusify? ehmehm. :)

    • mykayla says

      move over martha stewart! There is a new kid on the block. How can you be so amazing at such a young age? Your mother is blessed, you are an angel in the kitchen. I am making those pancakes for my 18 month old granddaughter, whose favourite food is PANCAKES!
      Thankyou from a 1960’s flower child.

  8. says

    Omg, oat-y banana pancakes. Cinnamon. Chocolate. Wut. I can just imagine how awesome the texture of these is with all the oat bits. I want to eat them for all the meals. And I want to live in that glorious puddle of chocolate.

    Now I’m going to go say what I think about that chump comment above.^^

    • says

      Exactly right! The oat bits are awesome and living in the chocolate puddle sounds like the best idea evar! I would totally live off of these and your banana buckwheat muffins for timeeee and a half.

      Eheheh, you are the coolest, Carey. Thanks for the backup 😉

  9. says

    I think we need to have a 3pm “Tea” in America. It would totally make it easier for me to justify myself. Although these, I would eat at 3 am, and not feel the least bit guilty about it.. Nope. So gorgeous.

  10. says

    After breakfast and before dessert? Don’t be silly. Those are artificial categories. Dessert ALL DAY, EVERY DAY girl! And the only “uhh” in that will be “uhhh-mazing” :)

  11. says

    Um, apparently pancakes are in the air? I made them this weekend as well, and I never make pancakes, hahaha.

    Anyway, Izy, you somehow always manage to take the most beautiful, glistening photos of food I have ever seen. Like, that chocolate topping just looks… amazing. And you have this signature way of stacking pancakes that is so CUTE. I love it!

    • Chris W. says

      Victoria, they do have a banana flavor to them. Simply substitute 1/2 cup of applesauce, instead. I don’t always have a ripe banana on hand, so I do this often in recipes calling for a banana. As a matter of fact, I had these pancakes for breakfast this morning using applesauce rather than a banana. The texture is a bit different, but it works. Personally, I think this recipe is better with the banana, but if you don’t like banana, then you wouldn’t think so. :)

  12. says

    I just got my GF oats today so I can make a big batch of these to send breakfast to school with my son who can’t have gluten! Maybe we’ll also have them for dinner tonight, who knows. Thanks for the recipe :)

  13. Sarah says

    I just made these, and the first batch was too runny, more like oatmeal in a pan….so I added 2 tbsp Bob Mill’s Gluten Free Flour and it fixed it right up!:) Maybe because I used a frozen banana instead of fresh?

  14. says

    Just found your site from the post you did on The Pastry Affair and I’m loving the vibe of your blog! I can’t eat gluten so these pancakes are totally up my alley. Looks like a good excuse to sneak in a bit of chocolate at breakfast :)

  15. says

    Hi there! I just commented on your ice cream post about featuring it on my blog’s Weekend Wrap-Up, and I completely goofed and forgot to mention that I ALSO fell in love with these pancakes and had to share them, too. I just wanted to make sure you knew I was giving you credit for all of your amazing posts, and not just the one. Enjoy your weekend!

  16. Sophia says

    These look incredible – just came across your blog and I’m loving it. :)

    Quick question (and I’m not a huge baker/cook so please bear with me!): what purpose does the banana serve here? I’m allergic but desperately want to try these. Any suggestions for a sub?

    Many thanks!

  17. says

    Hi Izy! I made these today and was a little disappointed with the consistency. The batter was so runny that the pancakes fell apart while I was flipping them. I added a bit of almond flour and that helped bind them together, but they still werent as thick as those in your photos. Thoughts as to what may have gone wrong?


  18. Daina says

    My sister is allergic to coconut. And it says use coconut oil for pan. Is there a substitute that would be any good that is non-dairy?

  19. Robin says

    Yes, yes, the recipe looks great. But the commentary is what made me want to write. Made me laugh! Thank you for your humor!

  20. says

    i just found this recipe and am so excited not only to have it, but because of the china pattern that you photographed the pancakes on! My grandmother bought two patterns with violets on them while in Europe in the 1950’s, I believe and I now own both sets. I was wondering if yours is either Spring Violets made by Royal Chelsea in England or a pattern by Johann Haviland from Bavaria in Germany? I also have a teapot by Royal Grafton as well. I have never seen anyone here in America with these China patterns and was so excited to see yours!


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