Cookie Dough Stuffed Pancakes {Indulgent & Healthy!} {Gluten-Free&Grain-Free Option}

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Do you like eating raw cookie dough? I certainly do. In fact, I think I enjoy it more than the baked cookies! I also love sweets for breakfast, especially on a lazy weekend morning! My go to weekend breakfast is pancakes (not cookies, usually!) with sweet sticky syrup, but I often feel hungry about an hour after I finish my stack. Does that happen to you as well!? Well there is a reason for that- your everyday pancakes are make with empty white carbs leaving you with a brief carbohydrate and sugar rush, but no sustained energy. There really isn’t much in the way of nutrition in a stack of pancakes!

So I am here to save the day! I will let you have your pancakes, and eat them too, (with no guilt and sustained energy!)!!! AND I make them even better by stuffing them with cookie dough-yummy!

Light and fluffy, these grain-free and gluten-free pancakes taste just like the real deal. Then I stuff the pancakes with a nut butter-based cookie dough to give you a healthy dose of protein and healthy fats. Voila- dessert worthy, HEALTHY, WELL-BALANCED cookie dough pancakes!

Also the trick to making the “stuffing” part very easy is thanks to Nagi at RecipeTin Eats. She has a recipe for Nutella Stuffed Pancakes where she freezes the nutella to make it a much less messy endeavor!

These are my fav weekend no-guilt indulgence, and I think they will be yours too!

Why do I use coconut oil and coconut sugar in most of my recipes? Find out why HERE.

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Here are the basic steps to stuff your pancakes:

1. Combine your dry ingredients. Make a well in the middle and add wet ingredients. Mix, but do not over mix!

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2. Smear the cookie dough on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and stick in the freezer.

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3. Once the pancake is cooked most of the way through, add your frozen cookie dough disk, cover with pancake batter, and flip!ChocolateChip Cookie Butter Pancakes3

AND if you like these you will also love my CARAMELIZED SUGAR WAFFLES! Check them out too!

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Cookie Dough Stuffed Pancakes {Indulgent & Healthy!}

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Stuffed pancakes that are so indulgent you'll never know they are healthy! Also includes a bonus gluten free recipe option!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 pancakes depending on size

Ingredients

PANCAKES:

  • cup almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot flour
  • 2 tablespoons tapioca flour
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 pasture-rasied eggs
  • ¼ cup cashew milk or almond milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil melted
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • dash of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of grass-fed butter ghee or oil of choice for pan

COOKIE DOUGH MIDDLE:

  • ½ cup of natural cashew butter or almond butter
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2-3 teaspoons coconut sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ tablespoons of dark chocolate chips Enjoy Life Brand, chopped

Instructions

  1. Combine the nut butter, cinnamon, sugar, vanilla, and chopped chocolate chips, and mix well. You may need to soften the nut butter slightly (microwave a few seconds) depending on the consistency. Or if your nut butter is particularly thick you can add a little melted coconut oil as well.
  2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment.
  3. Smear 1 tablespoon of cookie dough with a spoon, making a flat disk. You should have about 8.
  4. Place in the freezer to set while you make the batter!
  5. To make the pancakes whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, coconut sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt.

  6. Make a well in the center and add egg, luke warm almond milk, and melted coconut oil.
  7. Wisk all the ingredients together, it may be thick and a little clumpy, which is fine, but do not over mix the batter.
  8. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, and add a touch of coconut oil (or coconut oil spray).
  9. Remove cookie dough disks from the freezer and remove them from the parchment paper.
  10. Laddle pancake batter in the skillet (turn temp down to medium- no oil smoking!).
  11. Allow pancake to set and you will see bubbles rising and the pancake with cook through (no wet batter). (*or for the lazy version make two pancakes and layer the cookie dough in between-it will melt between the pancakes, they just will not be officially "stuffed.")
  12. Check the bottom of the pancake to make sure it is not burning, if so, turn temp down.
  13. Once there is no runny batter on the top, place a cookie dough disk on top and laddle just enough pancake batter to cover the disk, then flip pancake and finish cooking.
  14. If you pancakes are too thick and not cooking through, dilute the batter further with additional almond milk.
  15. Should make about 8 pancakes.

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