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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Pancakes

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These are my most recent favorite pancakes! I actually discovered them since I’ve been trying to follow the Simply Filling plan (Weight Watchers). Most of your carbs are fairly restricted on the plan, but one of the few you are allowed to eat freely is OATMEAL. After seeing that on the list of plan-approved foods, it took me all of 5 seconds to blend up a pitcher of oats into oatmeal flour.

It’s really easy peasy. Just toss your oats into the blender and give ’em a whirl for a minute or so. Voila! Oat flour– heart healthy and a good substitution for regular flour in tons of recipes. I love it.

Anyway. When I’m being good “on the plan,” I’ll sub in some Truvia and applesauce for the sugar and oil respectively. And, of course, I don’t add in chocolate chips or use the maple syrup. So feel free to make those adaptations if you want to be extra good and still enjoy a stack of yummy pancakes.

However, since this is a dessert blog and all… I decided to leave in the oil and sugar for the recipe I’m sharing today. And add chocolate chips (obvs). The oatmeal gives these pancakes a really delicious taste outside of the normal pancake– almost like an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie. And I think it makes them a little softer too, which I love.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Pancakes | www.somethingswanky.com

Products I used in the making…

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Pancakes

Yield: 5-6 pancakes


  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup oat flour*
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 (add more if desired) cup mini chocolate chips


  1. Gently whisk together all ingredients. Let rest on the counter for 5 minutes.
  2. Lightly grease a griddle and turn heat to medium.
  3. Pour batter onto the griddle 1/4 cup at a time (the amount is important for these-- they will crack if you make them bigger than 1/4 cup) and cook on one side until bubbles form on the top and do not fill back in. Flip and cook for another minute or two on the other side.


*make your own oat flour by simply blending oats (I used quick cooking oats) in the blender for a minute or until they become flour.

Recipe adapted from: Betty Crocker Cookbok


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Ashton Swank

Ashton is the owner and author of Something Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador. Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.

15 comments on “Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Pancakes”

  1. Love these Ashton! Very pretty. I’ve recently fallen in love with oat flour too, so I will have to give these a whirl. Also, mini chocolate chips make everything adorable so…yeah. Pinned! :)

  2. I love these images!! The drizzle/pour shots…NICE! And the mini choc chips, the teal green/blue against the light pancakes, so striking! Oh and that they’re your FAVE pancakes! Awesome! pinned

  3. These look great for a nice weekend breakfast! May I ask…. and sorry if you have already answered this, but what were the proportions of apple sauce & truvia which you substituted? Thanks

  4. I love pancakes and yours look just amazing!

  5. Oh I love everything about this. Can not wait to try!

    Thanks for sharing Ashton :)

    and the photos, ah-maze!

  6. Your photography and recipes of course, are just lovely!!!!!! The shots in this post are Beeeeautiful!

  7. Just made these for my kids. They gobbled them up. Thanks for a healthy breakfast idea.

  8. These look delish, will have to try them this weekend. I love using oat flour, and keep thinking I should try it in pancakes, and these look like the perfect ones. :)

  9. I love oat flour and seriously need to use it more! These pancakes are beautiful and look soooo delicious!

  10. These look amazing! Will definitely be making them for breakfast tomorrow!

  11. Gorgeous photos Ashton and I’m totally pumped about the oat flour you used! They look perfect! Pinned!

  12. These pancakes are amazing!!! I am gluten free and they are fantastic! I ate them every night before my AP exams…and I have 5 so that tells you how much I am willing to make and eat these!!

  13. Have been reading your blogs. I’ve been doing Weight Watchers for a few months. The counting and points is a pain, but I veer off of the simply filling a bit. Can’t wait to try your oat flour pancakes. :-)

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