I ran a half marathon on Sunday and boy was it fuuuuuun!

oatmeal cookie pancakes // warm vanilla sugar

It rained like crazy for the first 12 km, but I actually kind of like running in the rain…except that I was holding my iPhone. What idiot runs with an iPhone you ask? Me obviously!! I just told you that!! And now it won’t turn off, starts playing music randomly, and won’t let me text the letter “O”. Dang.


I participated in the Rock n Roll 1/2 in Montreal and finished in 1:44:51. It’s a tough course with three rather large up-hills, and a few shady areas of pavement, but it’s truly one of my favorite races.

I ran this very same race last year, but had so much more fun knowing what to expect this weekend. The course leads the runners through a ton of awesome spots in Montreal, like La Ronde theme park, over the Jaques Cartier bridge, through Old Montreal, through downtown Montreal, along the river, and is simply a pretty course in general.

oatmeal cookie pancakes // warm vanilla sugar

If you read this blog often, you probably know that I have an apartment in Montreal that I go to on the weekends (my kitty and my boy live in it all the time), and absolutely love the city. So naturally, it was an absolute treat to get to run in my second home!

oatmeal cookie pancakes // warm vanilla sugar

My pre-race breakfast? A pancake with peanut butter. After making these pancakes from Joy the Baker’s cookbook on Saturday, I reheated them in the oven the next morning and it worked juuuuust fine! Not to mention, it tasted way better than my usual english muffin with peanut butter….because these are COOKIE pancakes. Love.

oatmeal cookie pancakes // warm vanilla sugar

These are part of the Sunday’s with Joy Facebook group. Hope you like them!

Joy’s Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes {Joy the Baker Cookbook}

Serving Size: Makes about 10-14 pancakes


  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cups quick cooking oats
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter (1/2 stick), melted and cooled
  • 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins
  • oil or cooking spray (for cooking)


  1. **Preheat oven to 200 degrees F if you're going to serve pancakes when they're ALL cooked**
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, buttermilk, melted butter , maple syrup and vanilla. Add the buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture and mix well until mostly smooth. Fold in raisins and let batter set for a few minutes.
  4. Heat griddle or pan over medium heat. Add a teaspoon of oil to the pan or spray with cooking spray. You can test to see if the pan is hot enough by adding a few drops of water, when the drops sizzle the pan is ready!
  5. Pour 1/3 cup of pancake batter into pan. Cook on the first side until bubbles form on top and start to pop. Flip the pancake over with a spatula and cook until golden brown. Repeat until all the batter is gone.
  6. Serve with the pancakes with maple syrup. Enjoy!


-Recipe inspired by Joy the Baker from the Joy the Baker Cookbook

-If you aren't going to serve the pancakes until you've cooked them all, preheat oven to 200 F and place pancakes on parchment paper on a baking sheet until you're ready.


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33 Responses to Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes {Joy the Baker Cookbook}

  1. Pancakes have become some of my favorite breakfast foods lately. This recipe sounds great!

  2. Aw man, sorry your iphone broke! These pancakes look amazing, and definitely perfect for a pre-race breakfast! Or a pre-sitting-on-the-couch breakfast, as the case may be (for me) 😉

  3. These pancakes look fantastic! I just love the pictures – they make me hungry!!!
    Great job on the marathon!!!

  4. Great job on the run, Katrina!! Love this recipe and Joy The Baker too. Thanks for the post!!

  5. Congrats on your amazing time for the half marathon! You certainly deserve a big plate of these delicious pancakes!

  6. Oh My – these pancakes look GREAT!
    And congrats on your half marathon!

  7. Congrats on completing your marathon. I can’t wait to run my first 5k. These are the perfect dish after a long run. Looks delish!

  8. Oh wow, 1.44 for a uphill and rain sounds like awesome timing. I love running in the rain, it’s an awesome feeling..and your phone, funny.
    These pancakes would be so perfect after a run like that, looks delish.

  9. I’m so sorry to hear about your iphone! :(( I’m the kind of person who runs with her ipod under the rain too… no wonder why it won’t work now… yeah. But your race sounded so nice, wow, I cannot wait to run my first one!
    These pancakes would make a fantastic pre-run breakfast, but let’s be honest here: I’d be able to have them anytime. They look delish! x

  10. kaceyjt says:

    I make these pancakes all the time and love them! I started with this recipe and then morphed it a bit by changing all the flour to whole wheat and using a banana instead of the butter. I feel like I’m eating healthy cookies for breakfast:)

  11. Ashley says:

    Oatmeal cookie pancakes? Sounds amazing! And congratulations on your half marathon! I’m still trying to get to the point where I can do a 5k : )

    • katrina says:

      YOU TOTALLY CAN! Have you heard of the couch to 5km program? Apparently it really works! Plus, you have internet friends to ask questions to if you ever need to 🙂

  12. I haven’t had pancakes in ages, sadly. Looking at this makes me want them so badly, you made such a beautiful batch!

  13. Congrats on your run! You’re so good… running while holding a mobile under the rain, such a star you are! Pre-race breakfast with cookie pancakes… will I be able to run after eating them? 🙂 It’s more likely I will eat them all so get to full for a run 🙂

  14. sippitysup says:

    This posts reminds me that we promised Joy we’d get a new podcast up by the first. Better get on that… GREG

  15. Joanne says:

    Girl you totally ROCKED that race!! I am SUPER impressed.

    Have you tried putting your phone in a container with rice?! Supposedly that can help dry it out!!

    Also. Pre-run pancakes? I like the way you think.

  16. Monet says:

    Congrats on the race! So impressive! But I’m sorry about the phone. I probably would have made the same mistake! These pancakes look scrumptious. Great post or pre-workout fuel.

  17. Congrats on your half and that’s a very impressive time for 3 hills, your iphone, and the rain! WOW!

    And these pancakes – have always seen them and wanted to make them. Curious if they really taste like oatmeal cookies!

  18. Kalyan says:

    Just mouthwatering….looks delicious!

  19. These are my kind of pancakes! Congrats on your marathon. Sorry about the phone.

  20. Wow, these look so hearty and comforting! Yum.

    Congrats on your half! I’m signed up for a 10k next month and I was planning on bringing my phone too but now I’m nervous, haha. At least it still somewhat functions?

    • katrina says:

      Ha! Totally. I think running with your phone is fine as long as you check the weather first. I was silly and didn’t!! BOO!

  21. Shikha says:

    Congrats on finishing! I recently became a runner – I ran my first half earlier this year and I’m running my next one in February! Pancakes are such a treat for breakfast, and pancakes+cookies = has to happen!

  22. Melissa says:

    Was so delighted to find this recipe–and your blog!–this morning. These were the perfect start to my family’s Sunday! I did find them just a tad sweet for breakfast though, so I might cut down the brown sugar a tad, but I can’t wait to enjoy the leftover ones for desserts and snacks throughout the week! 🙂

  23. Di, The Bluebell Cafe, England says:

    These look amazing! I think I am going to serve these when I have family staying next week (which is a marathon in its own right!) Thanks for sharing x

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