Saturday, February 22, 2014

Oreo Pancakes for the Birthday Girl

First, and foremost, I have to wish a very special Happy 2nd Birthday to my wonderful daughter. Without her, I would be lost, and this recipe may have never been created. Happy Birthday Emily!

Now, I wanted to make her something extra special for breakfast. She's a big pancake fan, and as I perused Pinterest for pancake ideas, it hit me; she's in love with Oreo cookies. I mean, who isn't, right? But in all seriousness, she is obsessed with them. So, I sat down with my pancake recipe and my copycat Oreo recipe, and I set the wheels a churnin'.

I stuck with a basic pancake batter and added in the flavors that make an Oreo, well, an Oreo, and this fantastic breakfast was created!

Oreo Pancakes
Yields about 2 cups of batter

3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 T white sugar
1 1/2 T brown sugar
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp instant espresso
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 T butter, melted
1 cup milk
1 egg, slightly beaten.

As with any pancake batter, you simply combine all the dry ingredients, add the wet ones, mix until smooth, and viola! Pancake batter. Cook them off in a buttered pan or griddle.  

Now, you're wondering, what about the filling? You didn't feed her a ton of icing, did you?... No. The "cream" filling is simply that, a little homemade whipped cream that was leftover from making the mousse for her cake. No syrup needed here! 

So there ya have it, folks. My recipe yielded 12 pancakes for a grand total of 85 per cake. Add a few tablespoons of whipped cream on top, and you're right around 250 calories for breakfast (2 pancakes)



  1. Now this is something the folks home are simply gonna love. Many thanks for the share, will definitely give it a try this weekend!

  2. You're welcome and thanks for reading!