I’m really sorry for this but I’m sure you’ll thank me later.
I’m a good girl, I promise. I eat healthy and I try to exercise daily but there are those times. You know, when you zone out for three miles on the treadmill because you were day dreaming about cookies and pancakes? And then all of a sudden you can’t stop thinking about cookies in pancakes. This does happen to other people, right?
If you said no, you’re lying and I know you’re definitely going to be thinking about these the next time you run off to the gym. Because, let’s be honest here, nothing is going to get me to pull through those last few miles than a big pile of pancakes or dreaming about a slice of pizza for dinner or a huge bowl of ice cream.
I’m honestly not a big sweets person. I love cookies and chocolate as much as the next girl but I’d much rather eat carbs, carbs and more carbs. You’re talking to a girl who lived off bread and butter for the first five (okay, maybe eight) years of my life. It was that little girl inside me that made me make these pancakes because these are the most perfect fluffy pancakes with just the right amount of sweet crunchiness.
I know probably half of you are thinking that I’m nuts but honestly, I ate all these pancakes. They were so deliciously soft and the cookies kind of melted into the pancake, which was even more amazing. Believe it or not, these are way less sweeter than some chocolate chip pancakes because they weren’t too overly chocolate; does that make sense? I think I’m possibly on a sugar high. Let’s just say that the pancake balances out the sweetness of the Oreo.
Oh, and if you think the cookies and cream glaze would be too much, these beautiful little cakes taste great with maple syrup too. I tested it, you know, for the sake of the blog. Also, I have a bit of a confession to make. I did not use actual Oreo cookies for this. I know, I’m ashamed, embarrassed but what’s a college girl to do? Especially when Shop Rite is having a wonderful sale on their own chocolate creme cookies! I hang my head in shame but saving a dollar or two here just means I can spend it somewhere else.
Like at Anthropologie in their house & home section. I can’t be the only one to fall in love with a butter dish there, right? Honestly, why do their things have to be so cute and awesome? Now that you’re aware of all my strange obsessions and weaknesses of cute kitchen gadgets maybe we can get back to these pancakes…
Because I’ll never be able to afford to fill my home with every cute/awesome thing I see at Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters or even Target, but I will always be able to afford the time, money and calories for these pancakes. I know you can too; whether for breakfast, dinner or brunch, I know you want these.
Oreo Pancakes with Cookies & Cream Glaze
Makes about 10 pancakes
1 c. flour
3/4 c. milk
2 tbsp. shortening, melted (or vegetable oil)
1 tbsp. sugar
3 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. Oreoes, crushed
3/4 c. confectioners sugar
2 tbsp. milk
1/4 c. Oreoes, crushed
In a bowl, beat the egg until fluffy. Beat in the remaining ingredients except for the crushed cookies until the batter is smooth. Stir in cookies; mix well. On a pre-heated griddle or pan, cook pancakes until the top gets bubbly, about two minutes; flip and cook the other side.
For the glaze, mix together the confectioners sugar and milk until creamy. (If possible, I would try to make the Oreoes for this part extra crushed) Add cookies and mix. Pour over pancakes.