Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cream Cheese Pancakes

Today was one of those days.

The days where everything goes wrong. Just – one thing after another. I’m one glucose strip short for research, the bike for my research trial breaks, the guy driving in front of me is going 28 in a 35 mph zone, and I was on hold trying to ask about my transcript for FORTY-FIVE MINUTES. I mean, come on people.

Days like this call for pancakes. Days like this are hard and obnoxiously evil where every tiny little thing goes wrong. Solution? Self-induced sugar coma.

These pancakes are not for the faint of hearts. If you have any slight apprehension about chocolate or sweets, don’t even think about it. But if you are like me and can handle the Cheesecake Factory’s cheesecake for breakfast or eat chocolate pancakes for dinner, then these pancakes are going to be your new best friend. And what better way to celebrate National Pancake Day (Yes! Today is in fact National Pancake Day!) than with these ridiculously sweet, decadent and delicious pancakes.

PS: If the title of these pancakes isn’t enough to tie your tongue in knots or want to take a nap (especially after eating them), I don’t know what is. Also, I apologize for the lack of pictures. I took more but they were blurry. I guess I was that hungry?..

PPS: I got a Twitter. You should follow me if you do that whole Twitter thing. It’s a little lost on me, but we’re getting there.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cream Cheese Pancakes
Adapted from Rachel Cooks

For cookie dough:
4 tbsp butter, at room temperature
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp plain almond milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 c flour
Pinch of salt
1/4 c chocolate chips

For pancakes:
1 1/3 c flour
1/4 c cocoa powder
2 tbsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
Pinch of salt
2 eggs, at room temperature
3 tbsp butter, melted and cooled
3/4 c plain almond milk
2 tbsp dark chocolate cream cheese

1. Combine cookie dough ingredients and mix until incorporated.
2. In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients for pancakes. Combine wet ingredients in a separate bowl, then mix wet into dry.
3. Spoon pancake batter onto greased skillet over medium heat. Form cookie dough into balls and place several cookie dough balls onto pancake batter on skillet, as you would with blueberries, etc.
4. Flip when bubbles begin to form; serve with maple syrup and chocolate chips.

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