Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pancakes

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pancakes | The Blonde Buckeye

Everyday weekday, I start out with a spinach-blueberry smoothie and either scrambled eggs, oatmeal or some other ‘healthy’ whole-grain cereal. So on the weekends, sometimes I need a treat. Since I love love LOVE breakfast food in general, it can be anything from waffles and pancakes to an omelet, or both. It just breaks up the monotony from the week. And it makes me super happy.

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Chewy Oatmeal Raisinet Cookies

Chewy Oatmeal Raisinet Cookies | The Blonde Buckeye

Okay don’t get mad at me. I DID say, that I do not like raisins in my oatmeal cookies. I guess by that, I meant just raisins. I found a loop hole: Chewy Oatmeal Raisinet Cookies. Since chocolate seems to make everything better, I had a lightbulb-went-off moment when I was scouting the candy isle at the grocery store. I mean, it just made sense. I also used 100% rolled oats for this one too. And let me tell you, the texture of these cookies is out of this world. Super, super chewy. I think I converted over. My new philosophy is raisins are acceptable if chocolate is involved. Seems so obvious now…

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Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

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I don’t like raisins in my oatmeal cookies.  There, I said it.  I know it’s a classic combo, but I just don’t like it.  Never have.  Chocolate chips on the other hand, that I like.  That’s why I made these.  Oatmeal cookies are a nice departure from traditional chocolate chip cookies.  They have a little more texture, but they are still sweet, chewy, soft, & in this case, chocolatey on the inside.  This was a little bit of an experiment, since I didn’t have enough old-fashioned oats.  But it was a happy mistake because as it turns out, using part quick oats & part old-fashioned oats, makes for a pretty awesome texture.  Not too grainy, but still with the texture you know & love in a classic oatmeal cookie.

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