Raspberry Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Raspberry Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pancakes - Finding Joy in My Kitchen* 

1 1/4 C buttermilk, divided

1 C Old Fashioned Oats

1 egg

1/4 C brown sugar, packed

2 T butter, melted

6 T applesauce

3/4 C whole wheat flour

1/2 tsp. salt

1 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 tsp. nutmeg

1 C raspberries, chopped/mashed

1 C dark chocolate chips

The night before, run the oats through your blender or food processor to make a finer blend of oats.  

Then, add 1 C buttermilk, stirring to mix.  Cover and refrigerate over night.  

In the morning, mix into the oat mixture the remaining buttermilk, egg, brown sugar, melted butter and applesauce.  

Stir well.  

Then, add in the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Mix well.  

Mix in cinnamon and nutmeg.  

Then, stir in the mashed raspberries.  

And... the chocolate chips!

Scoop batter onto a hot griddle (350 degrees), and cook for ~5 minutes/side or until lightly browned.  

Serve warm!  No need for syrup :)  

*Adapted from Recipe Shoebox