How to Make Peanut Butter Pancakes and Start Your Day With Protein

Updated on February 8, 2020
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Peanut butter pancakes are a good source of protein and fiber.
Peanut butter pancakes are a good source of protein and fiber. | Source

J.J.'s Peanut Butter Pancake Recipe

If ever I ask my son, J.J. what kind of pancakes he wants, the answer is always the same: “Peanut butter!” This is just dandy with me and the rest of the family because we love them, too. They're hearty and wholesome. If I make them for Sunday breakfast, we're full for hours to come. We skip lunch, not hungry again until dinner. That's a plus for me; I have one less meal to prepare and more time to enjoy the weekend!

Eating peanut butter (with no added ingredients) has many benefits:

  • It gives you an energy boost. It's high in calories, protein, and nutrition.

  • It contains fiber from the peanuts. A high fiber diet reduces bad cholesterol levels.

  • It has iron that promotes good circulation.

  • It has fiber and antioxidants that reduce the risk of cancer.

  • It's filling so you eat less.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/3 cup chopped peanuts


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together eggs and peanut butter. Gradually add milk.
  3. Add the peanut butter mixture to the flour mixture. Stir until combined but lumpy.
  4. Add the peanuts.
  5. Turn your professional griddle to medium heat. Add cooking spray. Pour 1/4 cup batter on the griddle for each pancake.
  6. Flip the pancakes when bubbles form (1-2 minutes per side).

*makes 16 pancakes

Pumpkin is wholesome and filling with many health benefits.
Pumpkin is wholesome and filling with many health benefits. | Source

Max's Pumpkin Pancakes

My son, Max, has loved pumpkin ever since he was a little boy—pumpkin muffins, pumpkin smoothies, pumpkin bars, and, of course, pumpkin pancakes. Every year when the leaves start to change color and the air gets crisper I know it's time to start making his favorite pancakes on Sunday mornings. Their smell lingers throughout our house and makes me appreciate how much I love the fall.

In addition to its delightful taste and smell, pumpkin has many health benefits:

  • It's rich in vitamin A, which helps vision, and vitamin C, which boosts the immune system.

  • It's a good source of fiber, which helps you feel full and satisfied and less likely to overeat.

  • It has the antioxidant beta-carotene, which may help in cancer prevention.

  • It has potassium, which helps restore the body's balance of electrolytes after exercise and keeps muscles working effectively.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-3/4 cup milk
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup cooking oil


  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine milk, eggs, pumpkin and cooking oil.
  3. Stir milk mixture into flour mixture until combined but lumpy.
  4. Heat your professional griddle to medium. Cover with cooking spray.
  5. Pour 1/4 cup batter on the griddle.
  6. Cook until bubbles form (1-2 minutes) and flip.

*Makes 16 pancakes.

Pancakes never get boring when you add different fruits, berries, and nuts, use new ingredients, and experiment with various syrups.
Pancakes never get boring when you add different fruits, berries, and nuts, use new ingredients, and experiment with various syrups. | Source

Sunday Morning Pancakes—the Best Family Tradition

When my sons were little, I read many parenting articles that said how valuable it was to create family traditions. So over the years, I tried in vain to put some of those practices in place. But posing that damn Elf on the Shelf in various locations during the busy Christmas holidays left me frazzled. Reading to my boys before bedtime, exhausted after a long day, was beyond frustrating. Planting a tree every Arbor Tree was expensive and turned my backyard into an overgrown forest. Luckily, we had one family tradition that really stuck—making pancakes every Sunday morning without fail. It was easy, fun, and delicious. Most of all, it brought our family together and that was the best tradition of all.

Making Pancakes Never Gets Boring

Learning how to make mouth-watering pancakes is simple and fun. It never gets boring because there are so many variations to try: adding different fruits, berries, and nuts, using new ingredients, and experimenting with various syrups. You should always make your pancakes from scratch, using ingredients from your pantry and refrigerator. While there are many mixes available at the market, they're often tough and flavorless—not in the same league as pancakes made from scratch. Believe me, it's worth the extra time and effort because they taste so much better!

Besides, there's a great satisfaction that comes from making your own pancakes. In our home, it's a time that unites the family as we gather to decide what kind we'll make. Now that my sons are teenagers, I find that meals are key to keeping us bonded. As long as I have scrumptious food, my guys are sure to come around and spend time with dear old mom!

With a professional griddle, yummy syrups, and ingredients from your refrigerator and pantry, you can make top-quality pancakes so easily. When my sons have friends over to spend the night, I love to impress them with some unique and delicious pancakes that they quickly devour. My family's Sunday morning tradition of making the best pancakes is something I look forward to doing. I hope my sons will continue the practice when they get married and have kids of their own.

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For many years, I made pancakes in a frying pan – one or two at a time. It was time-consuming and frustrating. Some pancakes got burned because the pan heated unevenly. Others got damaged when I flipped them with a spatula over the pan's high rim. I longed for perfectly round, perfectly cooked, perfectly fluffy, perfectly golden pancakes to serve to my family. As my sons grew so did their appetites so I finally invested in a professional nonstick griddle. What a huge difference! Boy, I wish I had done that sooner! I could now cook eight pancakes at once, flip them with ease, and have each one turn out flawlessly. Plus, it's portable so I've taken it on camping trips, to friends' houses, and even to preschool. When I use my professional griddle, I'm in pancake heaven!

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