Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Pancakes

May 16, 2014

Two pancake recipes in one week?  I’m definitely living in pancake heaven over here.  These pancakes are even nearer and dearer to my heart than the super-amazingly-delicious lemon ricotta pancakes because they remind me of childhood.  When I young, I had this Minnie ‘N Me cookbook that had a killer peanut butter pancake recipe.  At least I think they were killer?  I remember them being amazing, but adult-Kelly might have slightly more refined tastes.  If I remember correctly, these pancakes were supposedly the Cheshire Cat’s favorite, too.  But who doesn’t love peanut butter pancakes?

Peanut Butter Pancakes

Speaking of my adorable childhood, have I mentioned my pancake dance before?  Yup, I was so obsessed with pancakes that when they were cooking (or I was told we’re going out to get them), I’d spin around in circles with my hands flailing around yelling “Pake pake dance!!!!!”  If I had to do it all over again, I’d probably make up an extra special dance when they’re peanut butter pancakes.

Peanut Butter Pancakes

I topped these beauties with bananas and maple syrup, but you could always use the strawberry sauce from Monday or even microwave some peanut butter and get some drizzly peanut butter on peanut butter action going on.

Peanut Butter Pancakes

Sick of pancakes yet?  I don’t think I could ever be… but I should probably start to vary my diet, am I right?  As we speak I have some whole wheat bread in the oven… but I guess bread is just pretty much a loaf of unsweetened pancakes, ha.

Peanut Butter Pancakes

5.0 from 2 reviews

Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Pancakes
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Serves: 6

  • ½ c peanut butter (see note)
  • 1½ c unsweetened almond milk or milk of choice
  • 3 tbsp. honey, agave, or maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp. flax meal
  • 1 c white whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt

  1. Heat a nonstick griddle to 300 degrees F (or a nonstick pan over medium heat).
  2. Combine the milk and peanut butter in a bowl. Microwave for approximately 30 seconds, until the peanut butter is softened enough to whisk.
  3. Whisk the milk and peanut butter until there are no globs of peanut butter left. Add the honey and flax and whisk until well combined
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Add the peanut butter mixture to the flour and mix with a spoon until just combined.
  6. Using a ¼ c scoop, ladle the batter onto the griddle to form pancakes. When bubbles form on the top and pop, flip and cook an additional 2 – 3 minutes, until golden. Makes 12 pancakes.
  7. Serve hot with your favorite toppings. Left overs can be refrigerated or frozen, using a toaster to reheat.

I used natural peanut butter. The only ingredients in my peanut butter were peanuts, so you’ll need to make the following adjustments if yours include sugar or salt: sugar — reduce honey/agave/maple by half, salt — omit all salt.
Vegans have varying opinions on honey, so if you’re making these for a vegan friend, opt for agave or maple as the sweetener.

Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 pancakes Calories: 240 Fat: 12 Carbohydrates: 28 Fiber: 4 Protein: 9


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    Tashiana Jun 01, 2014

    I was DYING to try these for breakfast – but for the FIRST time in YEARS we had no eggs in the house?! Okay…maybe my week of brownie plethora was partially to blame, but even so…these are happening very, very soon!

      Kelly Jun 01, 2014

      Hi Tashiana — there’s no eggs in these! I use flax in these babies, so they’re actually perfect if you happen to be out of eggs

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    Todd May 25, 2014

    Made these for breakfast this morning. They were awesome.

    Erin @ Texanerin Baking May 22, 2014

    I have to try these! I’ve tried peanut butter pancakes before and they were just… bla. These look much better! And yes to two pancake recipes in one week. Pancakes are just pure fun. 😀

    Gretchen @ Two Healthy Kitchens May 18, 2014

    I want to do the pancake dance now! I really want to make these now … with endorsement from Minnie and the Cheshire Cat … how can we go wrong? 🙂
    I would totally add bananas and melty peanut butter on top … mmmmm!

    Joanne May 18, 2014

    There’s no such thing as TOO MANY pancakes. It just doesn’t exist! I’m going to start dancing just thinking about these! Everything is better with peanut butter, after all.

    Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl May 16, 2014

    You KNOW these sound amazing to me!! I think I might need to add in some vegan chocolate chips though 😉

      Kelly May 16, 2014

      Josh and I debated for seriously 10 minutes over whether or not we should add some semi-sweet chips. Whatever the reason, it seemed smart at the time, but when is it ever smart to not choose chocolate?? I think a few handfuls will sneak in next time!

    Allison @ Clean Wellness May 16, 2014

    Peanut butter pancakes!? You made my day! I really love peanut butter anything. I would totally top these with bananas too! There’s no greater flavour combo than PB and banana… and maple syrup! Drooling!

    cher May 16, 2014

    I definitely think more people should be doing the pancake dance, everyone would be so much happier, love the whole wheat in these.

    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) May 16, 2014

    hahaha aw your dance sounds adorable!!! And I’m ALL ABOUT pb + pancakes so yeah I’m loooving thuis recipe!

    Em @ Love A Latte May 16, 2014

    Pancakes are totally worth dancing for! These look perfect for Saturday morning breakfast! I too adore pancakes!!!