Oatmeal Chocolate Almond Pancakes recipe

What do you do when Kroger has Wright Bacon on sale for $4.99? Make dessert for dinner, of course! At least that’s what we did for dinner last night. 

This recipe is an adaptation of an oatmeal brown sugar pancake recipe my family loves. As a whole, I’m not sure how healthy they actually are, but I’ve included some articles after the recipe to help assuage any guilt you may be feeling about eating dessert for dinner. 

oatmeal chocolate almond pancakes

makes 20-24 pancakes


1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
2 cups buttermilk (regular milk is fine)
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup sugar
1 1/4 cup oats (quick or old fashioned)
1/2 to 3/4 cup roasted almond pieces

Fresh fruit (strawberries, raspberries, apples, etc…)  washed and chopped


Whisk together cocoa powder and oil. Beat the eggs into the cocoa mixture. Slowly stir in milk. Stir in the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add the sugar. Stir well to combine. Fold in oats and almonds.

Set aside to rest while you heat your griddle to medium high.

Grease griddle (I used coconut oil). Give the batter a quick stir. Drop by 1/3 cupfuls onto hot griddle. Cook until tops are bubbly and bubbles start to burst. Flip. Cook until done. (I like to flip them one last time and give a quick 30 seconds on the first side.)

Serve them topped with fresh fruit, or enjoy them plain.

Dessert for dinner leaving you feeling a little guilty?

Check out these great articles about:

The health benefits of cocoa powder

The health benefits of almonds

The health benefits of oats

The health benefits of coconut oil

Keep them on hand for a quick breakfast

These pancakes reheat well. Around here they don’t last long, so we just store them in the fridge in an airtight container or freezer bag. They also keep well in the freezer. Just slip a piece of wax paper between each pancake so they don’t freeze together. Reheat them using your microwave or toaster. Keep a batch in the freezer for an easy weekday breakfast the kids will love.

We had these delicious pancakes with our Wright bacon for dinner last night. I ate a couple for breakfast this morning while proudly declaring that I was eating brownies for breakfast.

Tonight I’ll be making Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole for dinner.


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