Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes

by Erin

Start your day off right with cookies! Oatmeal cookie pancakes that is. Adjust to your favorite oatmeal cookie additions such as coconut, raisins, nuts, or chocolate chips.

Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes stacked on a plate.

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What better than cookies for dessert? Cookies for breakfast! Okay, okay, these aren’t really breakfast cookies, but these oatmeal cookie pancakes are close enough to convince my belly that I had cookies for breakfast. I think the same logic would work for s’mores pancakes, right?

It didn’t occur to me how long it had been since I made pancakes until I saw this recipe. You would think after years and years of growing up with fresh pancakes made by my dad, that I would feel the absolute necessity to continue that trend on my own. Whoops, guess not.

Oh and in case I haven’t told you already my dad is pretty awesome in the cookie department as well, so a recipe combining the two was the perfect fix for my pancake drought.

Now the question changes – what’s better than cookies for breakfast??

Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes with Bacon.

Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes stacked on a plate.


Yield: 1 dozen Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk, room temperature
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup finely shredded coconut (optional)
  • 1/4 raisins (optional)
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
  • 1/4 cup cinnamon chips or mini chocolate chips


  1. Heat a pancake griddle or large non-stick pan over medium-high heat.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt until blended.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, egg, and vanilla until blended.
  4. Pour the buttermilk and egg mixture into the flour mixture and whisk together just until incorporated. Stir in coconut, raisins, nuts, and/or chips.
  5. Cook pancake batter on preheated griddle or pan for approximately 2 minutes per side*. Serve immediately with your favorite toppings.


*My rule is to flip when the bubbles stop popping and the edges start to look less shiny.

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Post updated 2/21/2023, photo above is the original.

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Kita October 27, 2011 - 9:44 pm

I feel like I havent made pancakes in forever (but I have >< ) These sound ridiculously delicious though! Love it

Tracey October 26, 2011 - 9:57 pm

I’m all about dessert for breakfast so you don’t have to twist my arm! I’ve been meaning to try these for a while, maybe I’ll finally get around to it this weekend…

Tracy October 25, 2011 - 2:04 pm

Mmm, this sounds like an amazing breakfast!! Will definitely have to try these, maybe this weekend!

Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray October 25, 2011 - 7:50 am

I could probably eat these for every meal and be deliriously happy. :)

Baker Street October 25, 2011 - 4:48 am

dessert for breakfast! yes, please!

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts October 24, 2011 - 9:21 pm

Love getting to try desserts for breakfast!What a great recipe!

Hannah October 24, 2011 - 9:09 pm

Now that is one sweet short stack! Sounds like the perfect thing for a holiday breakfast or brunch, when it’s practically mandatory to indulge a bit.

Cassie//Bake Your Day October 24, 2011 - 6:20 pm

I love cookies for breakfast!! These sound awesome…oatmeal cookies are some of my favorites!

Jessica @ Stylish Stealthy and Healthy October 24, 2011 - 3:50 pm

I really need to start making pancakes more often. Somehow my husband doesn’t like them (Yes, I realize he might not be completely human) so I never treat myself. Lame. Must change ASAP.

Lauren at Keep It Sweet October 24, 2011 - 3:42 pm

Yum! I’d eat these for breakfast or dessert:-)

janet@fromcupcakestocaviar October 24, 2011 - 12:53 pm

Yum!!! Erin, my husband and boys would go nuts over these! For that matter, I could be persuaded to eat a couple dozen :-D

spiffycookie October 24, 2011 - 12:53 pm

You should probably double, or even triple the recipe then haha.

Liz @ Southern Charm October 24, 2011 - 12:03 pm

LOVE this!!! Who can say no to cookies for breakfast?!?!

Michelle October 24, 2011 - 10:16 am

cookies for breakfast!

Cookin' Canuck October 24, 2011 - 9:41 am

These do sound so good! These would be perfect the next time my kids have friends over here for a sleepover.

spiffycookie October 24, 2011 - 9:44 am

Definitely kid friendly! If you look at the original recipe, she has a icing-type topping to go with.

Jennifer @ Mother Thyme October 24, 2011 - 9:02 am

Oh. My. Goodness! I love these and my twins will LOVE these! They love pancakes and I am going to have to make these for them. I think I am going to try these tomorrow! Thanks for sharing!! :)


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