Are you ready to enjoy the most sensational Oreo Pancakes Recipe? They’re made with chocolate pancakes with hints of Oreo cookies layered in a stack with homemade cookies and cream filling! They are truly the best Cookies and Cream Pancakes you have ever witnessed… or tasted!
These decadent Oreo pancakes are the perfect mash-up of dessert and breakfast to enjoy on holiday mornings, special occasions, or any time you’re craving chocolate!
If you’re a chocolate lover, then these Oreo pancakes (or Cookies and Cream pancakes, if you will) are sure to be your new favorite!
An easy chocolate pancake recipe makes the perfect vehicle for sandwiching loads of Oreo whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and plenty of Oreo cookie bits throughout each bite!
Yes!!! Biting into these made me happy. And because I am a giver, I am giving you the recipe so you can make your own Oreo pancakes and be happy too! It is better to give than to receive, right??
Why You’ll Love These Cookies and Cream Pancakes
- The Best Oreo Pancakes: They are perfectly fluffy pancakes with cookies and cream bits sprinkled throughout and a hint of cocoa powder which isn’t too overwhelming in chocolate flavor.
- Versatile recipe: These Oreo cookie pancakes are perfect for special breakfasts or brunches. Whether it’s a birthday, a holiday, or you just want to make a regular day feel a little more special, these pancakes are sure to impress.
- Enjoy them anytime or for a special occasion. These pancakes make the perfect addition to a birthday breakfast or holiday breakfast.
- Comfort Food at its Finest: There’s something immensely comforting about digging into a stack of warm pancakes. When those pancakes are flavored with childhood-favorite Oreos, the comfort factor is elevated to new heights.
- Easily Customizable: You have the freedom to add as much or as little of the toppings as you like. Prefer less whipped cream but want an extra drizzle of chocolate sauce? Go for it. It’s your breakfast, tailor it to your liking.
Ingredients to Make Oreo Pancakes
- All-purpose flour: The main ingredient for homemade pancakes!
- Leavener: This recipe uses baking powder to make light, fluffy pancakes.
- Sugar: Granulated sugar sweetens the chocolate pancakes, while confectioner’s sugar sweetens the homemade whipped cream and makes it smooth and creamy.
- Cocoa powder: Adds chocolate flavor to the pancake batter.
- Eggs: Moistens, flavors, and adds structure to the pancakes.
- Milk: This moistens the dry ingredients to form the chocolate pancake batter. I prefer using buttermilk or coconut milk for its thicker texture and richer flavor.
- Butter: Melted butter adds fat to the pancakes. You can use a neutral flavored oil too but it won’t have the same rich flavor as the butter.
- Vanilla extract:
- Oreo cookies: Chopped Oreos and cream filling are mixed into the pancake and the homemade whipped cream too! Don’t forget a few extra to crumble over the top.
- Heavy cream: Make sure you are using heavy cream, which has more milk fat than other types of dairy products. You need the higher milk fat in order to whip the cream into a light and fluffy whipped cream.
- Cornstarch: Added to the whipped cream to help thicken and stabilize it.
How to Make Oreo Pancakes
- Whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar, and cocoa powder.
- Add the eggs, milk, melted butter, vanilla extract, and chopped Oreos to the bowl. Whisk just until the batter comes together.
PRO TIP: Don’t over mix!! It’s ok to leave some lumps in there. No need for a smooth batter.
- Make the whipped cream. Add the heavy cream to your mixer bowl and mix on high speed.
- Add in the sugar and cornstarch when you start to see soft peaks. Continue mixing until stiff peaks form. Mix in the Oreo cookies.
- Heat a griddle or non-stick skillet over medium heat and melt extra butter. Pour about a quarter cup of batter onto the griddle surface in a circular pattern. Allow each pancake to cook without moving until bubbles form and the bottom is browned and crisp. Flip and cook on the other side!
PRO TIP: Place pancakes in a warm oven (about 225 degrees F) after they’re done cooking and repeat the process until all pancakes are done.
- Layer up the pancakes on a plate with the whipped cream in between each pancake. Drizzle with chocolate sauce, add more whipped cream on the top pancake, and sprinkle with chopped cookies and cream.
Tips for Making the Best Cookies and Cream Pancakes
- Quality of Ingredients: As with any dish, the quality of your ingredients can significantly impact the final outcome. For these Oreo pancakes, make sure to use high-quality cocoa powder for a deep, rich chocolate flavor. When choosing your Oreos, opt for the original rather than flavored versions to get that classic cookies and cream taste.
- Don’t Overmix the Batter: It might be tempting to whisk your batter until it’s completely smooth, but overmixing can lead to tough, rubbery pancakes. Mix until the ingredients are just combined – it’s okay if there are a few lumps.
- Right Heat: Pancakes can easily burn if the heat is too high or be undercooked if it’s too low. Aim for a medium heat, and adjust as necessary. The pancakes should sizzle slightly when added to the pan, and bubbles should form on the surface when they’re ready to flip.
- Fresh Whipped Cream: While you can buy whipped cream, making it fresh takes these pancakes to another level. It’s easy and worth the extra effort. Also, remember to add your chopped Oreos to the whipped cream just before serving to keep them from getting soggy.
Popular Substitutions & Additions
- Add a scoop of ice cream! For an even more scrumptious breakfast or dessert pancake!
- Skip the chocolate-flavored pancakes. Swap the cocoa powder for more all-purpose flour to make a regular pancake batter with Oreo cookie crumbles.
- Whole wheat: If you prefer your pancakes with whole wheat flour you can use a mixture of half all-purpose flour and half whole wheat or simply use all whole wheat flour. You may find your pancake batter is much thicker when using whole wheat flour so you likely will need a bit more milk.
- Add fresh strawberries to the whipped cream. Chop them up and stir them into your fresh whipped cream along with the Oreo cookies.
What to Serve with Cookies and Cream Pancakes
- Serve these Oreo pancakes as a dessert, top with caramel sauce and a scoop of vanilla ice cream or cookies and cream ice cream.
- For a family brunch or special occasion, serve it up with a sausage breakfast skillet or breakfast casserole.
- Add a side of brown sugar-baked turkey bacon or your favorite sausage or bacon side!
How to Store & Reheat Oreo Pancakes
We never have leftovers in our house when I serve up this special Oreo breakfast pancake recipe, but if you do, store the pancakes and whipped cream separately in airtight containers.
You can reheat leftover pancakes wrapped in foil in the oven at 325 degrees F for 10-15 minutes or until heated through. You can also heat up one or two at a time unwrapped in the microwave.
How long will Oreo pancakes last in the fridge?
The pancakes will last up to five days when properly stored in the fridge. The whipped cream is best enjoyed within three days of making it.
Can I freeze cookies and cream pancakes?
You can freeze the pancakes; I do not recommend freezing the Oreo whipped cream filling as it will most likely break upon thawing. The pancakes will last for about 3 months in the freezer.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can, but you will be losing a lot of the richness the fresh whipped cream gives this dish. If you do decide to use it instead, simply stir the Oreo crumbles into the whipped topping before serving.
Yes, though I think they taste best freshly made! But if you are making them for a crowd I can see how it may be easier to make them ahead of time. Cook all the pancakes in the skillet as and allow them to cool completely. Store them in the fridge overnight and then reheat in the oven. You can make the whipped cream up to one day in advance as well.
Yes, you can. Substitute the eggs with flax or chia eggs, the butter with a vegan variety or coconut oil, and the buttermilk with a non-dairy milk of your choice. For the whipped cream, there are numerous vegan alternatives available in stores, or you can make your own with canned coconut milk.
It’s best to make the batter just before cooking to keep the pancakes fluffy. If you need to save time, you can mix the dry ingredients the night before and add the wet ingredients in the morning.
Oreo pancakes make a decadent breakfast treat that’s perfect for special occasions, holidays, or even simply a lazy Saturday morning. This easy recipe for cookie and cream pancakes is certain to be a hit with the whole family!
More Pancake Recipes
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Oreo Pancakes (or Cookies and Cream Pancakes)
For the Pancakes:
- 1 ⅓ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 ¼ teaspoons baking powder
- 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 2 large eggs
- ¾ cup plus 4 tablespoons buttermilk or coconut milk
- 4 tablespoons melted butter
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ¼ cup Oreo cookies and cream chopped
For the Whipped Cream:
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon confectioner’s sugar
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- ¼ cup chopped Oreo cookies and cream
- Chocolate Sauce and additional chopped Oreos for garnish
For the Pancakes:
- In a large bowl, add flour, baking powder, sugar and cocoa powder and whisk together until well mixed.
- Next add in eggs, milk, melted butter, vanilla extract and chopped Oreos and whisk until batter just comes together and leave the lumps there. No need for a smooth batter.
- Heat a griddle or non stick skillet over medium heat and melt extra butter.
- Pour about 1/4 of a cup of batter onto the griddle surface in a circular pattern. Allow each pancake to sit until bubbles form and the bottom is browned and crisp.
- Flip over the pancake and cook until browned and crisp on the other side.
- Remove the pancake and place in a warm oven (about 225 degrees) and repeat the process until all pancakes are done.
For the Whipped Cream:
- Add heavy cream to your mixer bowl and mix on high speed.
- When peaks begin to appear, add in sugar and cornstarch and continue mixing.
- Once stiff peaks begin to form, add in Oreos and turn off.
To Assemble Pancakes:
- Add one pancake to serving plate then top with whipped cream, then add another pancake and top with whipped cream. Do this for as many pancakes as you would like then add chocolate sauce over the stack of pancakes and finish with whipped cream on the top pancake with chopped cookies and cream for garnish.