F.W.'s Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pancakes!


I can't stop thinking about F.W.'s chocolate chip oatmeal pancakes. They sound yummy. Can I have the recipe? Thank you!

-Melissa H. Via e-mail



kay Melissa, it wasn't easy, but we managed to get the recipe for you. We didn't have problems because F.W. was trying to hide the secret family recipe or anything, but because he didn't have the recipe! It turns out that this is a recipe his mom taught him and he's always just remembered it, but he remembered it as a pinch of this, a dash of that, and paw full of the other thing. He had no real measurements at all! So we sent F.W. into the MCFC test kitchens, with our master chef Moo-Cow, to work out a recipe everyone could follow. It took a lot of batches of delicious pancakes to get it right, but they finally got it down to a written recipe F.W. is happy with. Here is the outcome and we have to admit, they really are delicious!


These are the pancakes my mom always made me back when I lived in Australia. They are my favorite and are now a favorite of my friends in the MCFC gang! I hope you lke them too. Enjoy! -F.W.

You'll Need:

Cooking Instructions:

Whisk all dry ingredients, except for chocolate chips, together in a bowl.

Whisk all wet ingredients together in another bowl.

Whisk dry ingredient mixture into wet mixture until just blended.

Fold chocolate chips into batter (have a few for yourself while you do this).

Heat skillet over medium heat and melt a thin layer of butter to coat bottom.

Add some pancake batter to pan (whatever size you prefer, Moo-Cow makes them big). Cook batter until bubbles form on the top and the bottoms are golden brown. Flip the pancake and cook other side until it is also golden brown.

Remove from pan and top with preferred pancake topping. Try not to eat too many, they're filling!


Chef's Notes:

These pancakes are not as airy as some. They have a bit more of a soft custardy center, so don't be tricked into thinking you undercooked them. They are good enough to eat without syrup if you want to cut out some sugar. Moo-Cow's also given an olive oil alternative to the butter if you would like to cut down on fat. I think they taste just as good with olive oil, as do most things that butter is normally used in. Here is a butter to olive oil conversion chart you can use in your cooking. Give it a try sometime.

Butter to Olive Oil Conversion Chart


Also, all pancakes taste better when they are cut to look like flowers
(it is scientifically proven). Here Moo-Cow demonstrates his method for
pancake flowers.




Stack your pancakes and cut a circle in the center going through all of them. Then create the flower petals by cutting in wedge shapes out from the center all the way around stack






Then top with your favorite nectar and eat!






See the article that spawned this question and recipe in Dinosaur Print Edition.