Peanut Butter Pancakes

My husband’s 23rd birthday was yesterday, but as he’s all grown up now, he still had to go into work. I figured that I’d brighten his morning a bit with two of his favorite things: peanut butter and pancakes. We woke up and while he showered and got ready for work, I whipped these up. It was quite easy and the result was fantastic. They weren’t overly peanut butter-y or too sweet, but instead, a perfect combination of peanut butter to match with the plain pancakes and the sweet syrup. The batter is a bit thicker than normal, due to the peanut butter, so I made my pancakes a bit smaller so they would have time to cook through without burning. We ended up with around 12 pancakes; plenty for today’s breakfast as well! To store them, I like to cut out squares of parchment paper and place them between the cooled pancakes, then place those in an airtight container, like a sealable bag or a tupperware container, then place that in the fridge. The next morning, you can simply place the pancakes on a plate, microwave them for just under a minute, and you’ve got homemade pancakes ready to go! I topped my peanut butter pancakes with some slices of banana and a sprinkling of cinnamon, but I left the batter itself just plain with peanut butter because Kramer is a man of simple taste. These pancakes were wonderfully soft and moist; one thing I hate more than anything is a dry, crumbly pancake. They were also nice and fluffy, which is not only aesthetically pleasing but gives the pancakes a lovely texture. I would make these again and again; they’re even good to eat cold, slathered with a bit of jam. I would imagine they are even better with some chocolate chips!

Peanut Butter Pancakes
Your ingredients.

Peanut Butter Pancakes
Whisk together your egg, milk, melted peanut butter, and vegetable oil.

Peanut Butter Pancakes
Gently whisk the wet ingredients into the combined flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar mixture. If needed, add a bit of extra milk (I added another tablespoon or two more milk) if it’s too thick.

Peanut Butter Pancakes
Melt some butter on your griddle over medium-low and when melted, use a paper towel to spread a thin layer of the butter around the surface (you don’t want any globs of butter). Sprinkle some water on the pan – it should dance around but NOT sizzle and spurt. When ready, pour about 1/4 cup of batter on the pan for each pancake and cook until the cakes have risen a bit and look kind of bubbly (they won’t bubble like normal pancakes because of the peanut butter). Flip and cook the other side (about 3 minutes per side).

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Drizzle with syrup and your favorite toppings and enjoy!

Peanut Butter Pancakes

Peanut Butter Pancakes
Serves: 10-12 pancakes
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup plus 3 tablespoons milk, plus extra if needed to thin
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. In another bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, melted peanut butter, and vegetable oil. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Add a little extra milk if batter feels too thick (I added another tablespoon or two).
  2. Heat your griddle over medium-low heat and melt a tablespoon of butter in it, then using a paper towel, rub the butter around the griddle to make a very thin layer (you don't want your pancakes cooking in a pool of butter). Sprinkle some water over the pan and see what it does. It should dance around but it should NOT sizzle or spurt.
  3. When the pan is ready, pour about ¼ cup of batter for each pancake (I made my pancakes a bit on the smaller side because the batter is kind of thick and I wanted them to cook through). Don't overcrowd the pancakes because they will spread a bit as they cook. Cook for about 3 or 4 minutes per side, until golden. They won't bubble like normal pancakes because of the thickness of the peanut butter. Makes 10-12 pancakes.
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62 Responses

  1. Deanna says:

    Oh my bf is going to love me forever when I make these tomorrow morning. He loves peanut butter and syrup slathered on his pancakes. He’s been asking for bacon pancakes, but only because he had no idea these existed.

  2. Laura L. says:

    I’ve made these before. They’re so delicious!! I used to be one of those who puts peanut butter on my pancakes with the syrup, so I figured, why not add it to the batter? Great minds think alike, huh? Have you made pumpkin ones? Mmm…so good.

    • Sydney says:

      Laura: I love peanut butter and pancakes, too…peanut butter and anything, really, haha. I love pumpkin! I’ll have to give that one a try.

  3. lisa says:

    i actually make peanut butter pancakes for my friends all the time! our favorite toppings are nutella/bananas, jam, or honey. mmm.

  4. Memoria says:

    I. LOVE. THE STACK OF PANCAKES at the beginning of the post!! OMG!!! Sounds and looks yummy.

  5. Jen says:

    Oh, those would be great with bananas!

    And yay! Happy 23rd Birthday to him! I’ve found that this year was quite good, so I hope his 23 is equally good or better ūüėÄ

  6. ingrid says:

    Happy Birthday to Kramer!

    Your pancakes look perfect. Unlike yourself I struggle with making pancakes..basically I stink and don’t bother making them. :(

    • Sydney says:

      Ingrid: My husband had to teach me a few weeks ago, I usually mess them up! The system I described usually works wonders for me, though!

  7. Megan says:

    These look SO goood! I love the gingham background! I can’t wait to make these. What a perfect birthday breakfast.

  8. Meridith says:

    A peanut butter pancake! What a great idea! My husband would love these, too. Have you ever had pumpkin pancakes? My husband and I make those in the fall. They’re sooo tasty. We use the following recipe from an old issue of Martha Stewart Living:

  9. MsCritique says:

    WOW. Surely that would have earned you brownie points for a while? That looks incredible.

  10. Nasira says:

    I made these this morning! I usually fail horribly with pancakes and these came out so well and delicious!

  11. . says:

    these look great! i think i will make them for myself and my boyfriend tomorrow morning. (mostly myself…hehe)

  12. Joanne says:

    I have been on the lookout for a good PB pancake recipe for a while now! These look delicious.

  13. tulip says:

    thank you, looks yummy! will be great to make it for my husband too!!
    wanted to ask, by cup you means 160 g?

  14. Dana says:

    That is quite a stack of pancakes!

    I’ve been known to sneakily spread peanut butter on a leftover pancake for quick breakfast, but having them with peanut butter on the get go sounds great.

  15. These pancakes are ridiculously beautiful.

  16. tulip says:

    thank you ^_^

  17. Natalie says:

    Those look absolutely amazing!… Perfect!

  18. I want to eat my monitor. What brand of pb did you use? They look amazing. My husband has been trying to perfect a PB&J pancake. Nothing 100% yet, but it sure is fun testing them out in the lab.

  19. cory says:

    I usually make good pancakes. I used your recipe to the T (one exception: see last sentence) and they definitely did not come out beautifully like yours :( they came out flat. Could it be because I used old fashioned peanut butter? It’s all I had!?

    • Sydney says:

      Cory: It could be the old fashioned peanut butter because sometimes it’s watery, but I’m not sure because I’ve never used natural peanut butter in baking or cooking before. Maybe the batter didn’t need the extra milk and was already thin enough? Your baking powder may also have been expired (it usually looses its leavening ability within 6 months of being opened). I’m sorry that they were flat!

  20. Lillian C. says:

    Yum…. I made these for breakfast this morning and they were delicious!!!! Thanks for sharing…. : )

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  22. angie says:

    These were really yummy and easy to make. Thanks!

  23. Vanessa says:

    I’m planning on making these tomorrow, but your recipe calls for 1 tablespoon of baking powder… Is this right? Did you mean a teaspoon? Love the photos of your food and recipes!

  24. Kim says:

    These were sooo yummy!! I slathered them with an extra layer of peanut butter before adding the syrup for an extra peanut butter kick. In the directions, you’re missing the step about adding the wet ingredients to the dry. It’s pretty obvious that you’re adding them together, but I thought I’d mention it anyway. Next up: your pumpkin pie pancakes!

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  26. Mrsblocko says:

    I made these for Valentines Day and they were a big hit. (Even though we are more fans of waffles than pancakes!) Next time I’m going to make some fruit syrup to pour on top so they are even more like a pbj.

  27. Faye says:

    These were great but how did you get yours to be so beautiful and evenly browner in your photo?

    • Sydney says:

      Faye: Practice makes perfect! I didn’t do anything different than in the recipe, but I do make pancakes a lot, so I’ve gotten pretty good at making them just right. You just have to get to know your burner and find what works best with what pans.

  28. Julia says:

    Your husband is one lucky man. And with chocolate chips, and maybe some bananas, um yes PLEASE, I think I need some, NOW!

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  31. Sarah says:

    I made these for my mom this morning, with a few tweaks. She’s allergic to milk and peanut butter, so I used almond milk and ground almonds as substitutes, and they were amazing! My new favorite pancakes, and my mom said she wants a copy of the recipe. Thanks!

  32. Robin says:

    Made these today. Love the texture and they were very easy but would like them to have a stronger peanut butter flavor. If I add more peanut butter, any idea what other ingredient(s) I would have to increase to keep the texture correct?

  33. LM says:

    Instead of pb, I reckon Nutella would also be awesome.

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