When I was growing up my Dad would hold “Pancake Parties”.  One night a week, after supper, he would mix up some pancake batter and fire up the griddle.  His idea was to make a week’s worth of pancakes so that each morning he could have them for breakfast.  I clearly remember helping him with this.  Sitting in our small kitchen, talking about everything and nothing, M*A*S*H on our kitchen’s little b&w TV, filling the background.

Now, with kids of my own, I see the importance of doing things that brings you together, something as easy as making pancakes that can give you the time with your child(ren) to talk about everything and nothing.  Cooking is a great way to do this and most of the time kids love to help in the kitchen.

These pancakes are delicious.  Fluffy and peanut buttery.  A little maple syrup on top and it is the perfect combination of salty and sweet.  If your kids are banana eaters they would be a wonderful addition.

The batter to these pancakes is thicker than the usual, but the pancakes still manage to come out fluffy and light. I will often double this recipe as my boys love pancakes, but also to have a few left over for breakfast the next day.

Peanut Butter Pancakes

‘Color Me Vegan’ by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

1 1/4 cup flour

2 Tablespoon granulated sugar

1 Tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/4 cup milk, dairy or non-dairy

1/4 cup peanut butter

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.

In small bowl or measuring cup, stir together the milk and peanut butter til smooth.  Add to the dry ingredients and beat just until a batter is formed.  Do not overbeat.

Lightly oil a nonstick saute pan or griddle over medium heat.  Spoon the batter by 1/4 cupfuls inot the pan.  Cook until golden brown on both sides.  Serve immediately.

*I did not oil or use butter for my griddle, it’s non-stick and worked fine without it.*

I got this recipe from ‘Color Me Vegan’ one of the newer cookbooks from Colleen Patrick-Goudreau.  It is a beautifully photographed book that encourages you to add more color to your diet by eating all kinds of fruits, veggies and grains.  It talks about eating what’s in season and recipes are arranged by color.  This pancake recipe came from the Brown section.

No matter what kind of diet you you eat it’s always good to add more color to your plate.  We’ve taught the boys to look for rainbows of color in choosing their food. Now they ask for extra carrots or a few apple slices if they think they aren’t getting enough color on their plates.  Sometimes they even have a contest to see who can eat the most colorful supper.  Any way I can get them to eat a few more fruits and veggies is always a plus.  <grin>


48 Responses to Peanut Butter Pancakes

  1. Sara says:

    Oh my goodness these look delicious! I love the blackboard in the kitchen, what a cute idea. Mm, I sense our Saturday morning breakfast is already planned. =)

  2. alyce says:

    Thanks for this recipe. GOing to try it out for Saturday pancakes.

  3. These look delicious. I love peanut butter and maple syrup on waffles, so I can attest that the combination is wonderful. I bet marshmallow creme would be good, too. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  4. Kathryn says:

    Oh my gosh- I have never even HEARD of peanut butter pancakes before, but I’m officially in love! They look amazing! Anything peanut butter and I’m there :) And I love the “most colorful dinner” contest- that’s a really cute idea.

  5. Those are some seriously fluffy pancakes. Absolutely beautiful. I can’t think of a better way to start a morning…unless maybe throw some choco chips in there!

  6. Lisa H. says:

    This looks awesome and flavoursome…. yum…

  7. Lauren says:

    Awww shucks! I wish I had seen this before I poured my bowl of cereal. I didn’t know pancake recipes without eggs existed!

  8. Lauren says:

    The only way to make pancakes better is to add peanut butter ;). Great recipe and gorgeous photos!

  9. amy says:

    my mom and i definitely share a love for food and i think it is due to the fact that my home is very very well-stocked with good food my mom cooks and bakes! my love for baking definitely precipitated out of growing up with lots of homemade sausage/chocolate buns, afternoon chiffon cakes! :) so going to share this recipe with my mom, we are both head over heels with peanut butter, extra chunky and fluffy pancakes! thanks :))

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  11. Tupper says:

    Nice looking pancakes! I was looking for something a little different for supper tonight, and these fit the bill. Thanks!

  12. Maria says:

    My sister recently told me about your blog. I love it! We made these pancakes the other night. I had to finally cut my 2 year old off…she could have kept eating them all night! (My husband and I loved them, too!) My next plan is to make your Chocolate Cobbler with coffee! I’m not good in the kitchen, so wish me luck :)

    • Alison says:

      Thanks Maria! I’m glad your family liked them. The Chocolate Cobbler is delicious and very easy. Enjoy!

  13. Jennifer says:

    My girlfriend Bentley told me about your blog and it is wonderful! We made these pancakes this morning (without the pb as my son is allergic to pb and eggs) and they were delicious. Thanks so much for your inspiration!

  14. AmyAnne says:

    Thank you for posting this! Peanut butter is my husband’s FAVORITE food group. So in-between refing the 7 & 12yo, wiping the 3yo’s butt & letting the 5 month old suck on my hangy down bewbs, I was able to whip these up for Father’s Day today. They were declared Best Ever Sunday Pancakes, which I was worried about because the Pancake Sunday thing really belongs to the hubs, but his eyes were rolled so far back in peanut butter extasy that he didn’t even notice. Win!

    • Alison says:

      AmyAnne, I laughed out loud reading your comment. I can just picture that scene…been there, done that! I’m so glad your husband liked the pancakes. Peanut butter is a favorite food group at our house too.

  15. Jessica says:

    Omg thank goodness for Pinterest. Saw this pinned and knew I had to try it. It’s 10:30 at night and I whipped up the batter to make pancakes in the morning. Can’t wait, and I’m sure I will love them, so thanks in advance!!!

  16. Ann says:

    These are the most fluffy pancakes I have ever made! Delicious! I subbed in half white whole wheat flour and half all-purpose quite successfully. Thanks for sharing this great recipe.

    • Alison says:

      I’m so glad you enjoyed them Ann! Thanks for letting me know your flour subs. It’s always good to know what other flours work.

  17. Samantha says:

    These pancakes are amazing! I am in highschool and these are simple to make and delicious! Peanut butter is my favorite food but I have never been a true pancake fan before this recipe. I added bananas to my pancakes and the moister they added was heavenly! Thank you so much from this recipe can’t wait to pass it on! :)

  18. I am making these for Turkeyday breakfast!! I LOVE your pictures!!!

  19. Kim says:

    Just made up a batch of these (I never have milk but do have plain yogurt, so yogurt and water substituted for the milk) and they came out quite good, a sort of soft texture and a light peanut butter flavor. I used a chunky natural type peanut butter, so not just JiF works. Thanks for sharing the recipe and the story!

  20. Tawnia Kibby says:

    I just made these. I used a half whole wheat half all purpose flour mixture, and organic peanut butter. I added a little hone and about 1/4 cup flax seed. I did have to increase the milk a little. I thought they looked a little dry…but no, they were moist and delicious. Thank you!

  21. Lauren says:

    These are quite possibly the tastiest pancakes I have tried so far! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! P.S.-i added some bacon, it was great!

  22. sophie says:

    i loved these pancakes, but i added some chocolate. WONDERFUL taste, texture, and look.My family loves these. thnx for posting this.

  23. Marianne says:

    These pancakes are amazing! I have literally made them twice in the past 3 days! Thank you so much for sharing :)

  24. Julie says:

    Yum! Doubled this, added a banana and subbed in about 1/2 whole wheat. Also used soynut butter instead of PB, due to allergy. I let it rest a while before cooking. Fantastic!! I’ll be making these again–thanks!!

  25. Sandi says:

    How many pancakes does this recipe make? Also, how does almond milk affect the outcome?

    • Alison says:

      Sandi, almond milk works great. I’ve used vanilla soymilk, almond and flax milk before and all work well.

  26. sinead says:

    Sandi, im just about to make them using almond milk
    -will let you know how they turn out.

  27. sinead says:

    I substituted the sugar for powdered Stevia and used almond milk, I also added one mashed banana to the batter and served with sliced bananas and maple syrup. They are so fluffy and absolutely delicious! fab recipe.

  28. Callie says:

    How many dies this make? They look divine!!! :)

  29. Scarlett says:

    Ohhh goodness these are lovely. I added a tablespoon of raw cacao to give a hint of chocolate flavor but followed the recipe otherwise, and it is sooooo good :)

    Thanks for sharing!!

    • Alison says:

      Scarlett, I love the idea of adding cacao! Thank for for sharing that tip!

  30. Shawna says:

    Have you or anyone tried these with gluten free flour?

  31. Lisa white says:

    Just made these with buckwheat flour, same measurements, and they turned out great!!:) thanks x

  32. Radi says:

    This recipe was in desperate need of water ! Once I figured out that’s what it needed I had already wasted a ton of batter! Whenever I put the for the recipe called for on the pan the pancake was burning but wasn’t cooking all the way through! I’m very upset with this turn out because I don’t have a whole lot of ingredients to waste!

  33. Mada says:

    I made these today and they were awesome! I substituted PB2 for peanut butter because it was what I had on hand. I tripled the recipe so I could have extras to heat up for the kids before school. I think I ended up with about 40-50 “silver dollar” pancakes. I could have easily made 100+ mini pancakes. I’m on a super tight budget this week and it was difficult to find a recipe not requiring eggs or butter but this did the trick! I even added about 2 tbsp. of chocolate milk powder to the last 1/3 of the batter for my chocoholic kid and she was in heaven. This will be my go-to pancake recipe from now on :)

  34. Kimberly says:

    I’d really like to know about how many pancakes this recipe yields please. I’ve searched and someone before me asked but you didn’t respond. I’m hoping that was just an oversight. Thanks for the post

    • Alison says:

      Well Kimberly, it really depends on the size of pancakes that you choose to make. I typically use a 1/4 cup for each pancake. Going by that measurement it makes about 8-10.


    These pancakes are so very good. I if you guys don’t like these pancakes you must be crazy. GOT HEEEEE. BERLY

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