Yin and Yang Cookie Pancakes Recipe

Hey everyone! These Yin and Yang cookie pancakes were first inspired by just that - I had wanted to make a big stack of pancakes that looked like sandwich cookies!

I first tried this recipe last year and it was a bit of a flop. The white and chocolate pancakes were completely unevenly distributed! I also wanted to take these up a notch - two actually! - by making these chocolate chips and adding two glazes! These can now officially be black and white pancakes, inspired by Michael Jackson's "It don't matter if you're black or white!"

For sure, these pancakes are of epic proportions! You do need to be careful to evenly separate the batter into two as well as the glaze, but it's well worth the effort (and dishes!). Enjoy!


For the pancakes:
  • 1 egg
  • 160 g rolled oats (blended into oat flour)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 2 tsp butter, for cooking
  • 2 tbsp white chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp semi-sweet chocolate chips 
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder 
For the toppings: 
  • 5 oz cream cheese
  • 3 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 3/4 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp white chocolate, shaved
  • 1 tsp milk chocolate, shaved 
  1. To make the cream cheese glazes, first add the cream cheese, milk, and sugar in a mixing bowl and whisk vigorously until the ingredients have combined well. Evenly distribute the glaze between two bowls, and in one of them add the cocoa powder. Mix well. Let the two glazes chill in the fridge for at least 20 minutes. (Note: If you do not chill it, the glazes will melt from the hot pancakes, and the stack will be more likely to collapse) 
  2. Preheat the oven to 200 F. In a large mixing bowl, add the oat flour, egg, honey, and baking powder. Either begin whisking with your hands or turn on your stand mixer, and gradually pour in water until you get a thick but runny pancake batter. 
  3. Distribute the pancake mix equally between two bowls. In one of them, add the cocoa powder and combine well. 
  4. In the white pancake batter, add in the semi-sweet chocolate chips and gently mix. Repeat with the chocolate batter by adding in the white chocolate chips and gently mixing them in. 
  5. Heat a pan to medium heat. Add a bit of butter and scoop out about 1/4 cup of either pancake batter onto the pan. Cook for about a minute or two, until the pancakes start forming bubbles, then flip on the other side. One both sides are cooked, transfer the pancake onto a baking sheet and leave it warm in the oven. Repeat this step for the remaining batters. 
  6. When all the pancakes have cooked, take out the cream cheese glazes. Add a chocolate pancake, and spoon on some white cream cheese glaze. Stack on a white pancake and spoon on the chocolate cream cheese glaze. Repeat until the topmost pancake, which will be a white pancake. 
  7. To make the Yin and Yang for the topmost pancake, using the centre of the stack as a guide spoon a dollop of white glaze near the top edge of the pancake and using the back of a spoon, spread the glaze following the curve of the pancake until you reach the lower half. Repeat the same in the other direction with the chocolate glaze to finish the Yin and Yang. Sprinkle some white and milk chocolate shaving down the centre of the Yin and Yang. Serve hot and enjoy :) 


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