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

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

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

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.

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


– 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}

5 from 6 votes


  • 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.
Tried this recipe?Let me know how it went! Mention @izyhossack or tag #topwithcinnamon!

130 thoughts on “Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Pancakes for One {vegan + GF}”

  1. Belinda @themoonblushbaker

    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!

      1. Belinda @themoonblushbaker

        Combine them with these for massive pancake bomb! i am making your recipe right now for me and my sister

        1. ahah definitely!
          awesome ๐Ÿ™‚ That just reminded me to add the serving size to the recipe, haha. It made enough for just me (but I was pretty hungry) btw ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    12 eggs in three days. I hear you sister. Also, these pancakes need to be in my life…right now. I want this chocolatey maple syrupy heaven in.my.mouth.

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

    1. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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.

      1. 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 โ€” 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!

        1. Yusss thank you so much Carey! You’re the best ๐Ÿ™‚ 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!

    2. 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!

  4. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for the recipe.

    1. Ah baking without eggs can deffo be a challenge – but a fun/delicious one ๐Ÿ˜‰ aww man, well you’re gonna have a great time in London (wooooh!). Thanks!

  5. Sarah | The Sugar Hit

    It’s like pancakes are in the air or something? Mine were pumpkin. These look amazing. Everyone wins!

    1. Man, yes. These are my fourth pancakes in two weeks!!! Love a good pumpkin pancake ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks Sarah

  6. boom shocka locka is RIGHT! I want those cakes. Thanks for the link! These pancakes are still some of my faves ๐Ÿ˜€

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

  8. Laura (Blogging Over Thyme)

    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! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thanks Laura ๐Ÿ˜€ 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

  9. Dude, you’re friggen hilarious! no really, I love your blog ๐Ÿ™ 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!

    1. heheh thank you!! I love sweet things for brunch, it’s my fave meal ๐Ÿ™‚

      (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)

  10. 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. aww yay! thank you ๐Ÿ™‚
      Wellll if I approve it for you, does that count? (I think it does) Two breakfasts = how to live life

  11. Say what say what!! That chocolate on top of those pancake is like MAJOR!! (Shouty capitals to show my enthusiasm)

  12. What am amazingly clever idea!! Will have to make these over this bank holiday weekend.

    Thanks for the amazing idea Izy!!

    Katie <3

  13. These look so good. I love when it just works out to go egg-less! These are a gluten free and vegan dreamy miracle! High five, Izy!

    1. 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.

  14. 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.^^

    1. 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

  15. Katie Brigstock

    Haha I love this post- and I’ve just had supper but I’m going to make these nowwww!!! xxx

  16. Cate @ Chez CateyLou

    Oh my, those are my kind of pancakes! That chocolate on top?! I know what I’m having for breakfast tomorrow…

  17. This looks sooo delicious and I can’t wait to try them. ๐Ÿ™‚ I LOVE all your photos and I was just wondering what time of camera do you use?

  18. 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.

  19. you’re making me hungry – not good at bed time! Think I need to make myself a pancake breakfast sometime soon ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. 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” ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. 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!

    1. 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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  24. OMG I want to dive right into the screen and take a bite of these pancakes! Your photos are absolutely gorgeous–the chocolate on top is almost glistening! I love how so many of your recipes are crave-worthy but healthy at the same time ๐Ÿ˜€


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  26. 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?

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    1. you can just leave them out altogether (the sweetness of the banana can make up for it) or I’d say add stevia or honey to taste ๐Ÿ™‚

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  29. I just made these this morning and whoa they hit the spot. Thanks for the GF recipe. I’m new to GF and this recipe will be going in my collection.

  30. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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  33. Anne Griffin (@GriffinDryGoods)

    These look great! I bet you could use flax seeds instead of all the extra banana and claim they are healthy too! I think the chocolate pancake will be making a come back in our house now, thanks to you.

  34. Jessica S. @ Floptimism

    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!

  35. These look incredible – just came across your blog and I’m loving it. ๐Ÿ™‚

    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!

    1. Applesauce in general is a great substitute for moisture in cooking/baking. I would try a little bit at a time to get desired consistency.

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  38. 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?


  39. 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?

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

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  47. Just made these — so delicious and perfect for just me!!! Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

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  55. 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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  57. Haha you are my favourite person on the internet right now. Definitely making this. Thanks for sharing!

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  70. 5 stars
    Hi there,

    I have just cooked these for breakfast as my first gluten free creation . I used applesauce instead of banana because I hate bananas and they taste absolutely delicious. Thank you so much xxx

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