breakfast of champions

chocolate chip pancakes are my favorite breakfast.  they have been for years. so i was thrilled when the abs diet cookbook had a recipe for chocolate chip flapjacks. pancakes on a diet?  yes, please!  

we have these pancakes at least twice a week (the batter stays good in the fridge overnight for one night). and the best thing about these…you won’t crash and/or be hungry 30 mins after eating them.  

chocolate chip flapjacks (adapted from the abs diet cookbook)

makes 10-12 pancakes

3/4 cup whole wheat flour

1 tbsp ground flax seed (optional)

1 tbsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

1 cup instant oatmeal

1 1/2 cup 2% milk (1% works fine)

1 tbsp brown sugar

1 tsp vanilla

2 eggs, lightly scrambled

1/2 cup semi-sweet choc chips

Preheat skillet on medium-low to medium heat.

In small bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt and flax.  In large bowl, combine oatmeal, milk, brown sugar, vanilla, eggs.  Add flour mixture to oatmeal/milk mixture, stir until combined.  Add chocolate chips.  Stir. 

Pour 1/4 cup mix onto skillet.  Cook for a few minutes on each side.


(i find that two is plenty.  mike needs at least three. four on hungry mornings.)

these pancakes are absolutely delicious on their own, with a little butter, with a little syrup, with fresh fruit on the side, with a nice berry sauce or with any combination thereof.  add some extra protein with a little crunchy peanut butter.  mmm mmm mmm.


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