Peanut Butter Cup Pancakes
And the best pancake maker award goes to….
Libby and I! If that award existed, it should go to us. Not to toot my own horn or anything, but I really think it should. If you come over (with my permission ahead of time — no creepy stalkers, please), I will make you these pancakes and you will fall in love.
We experimented in the kitchen this weekend because we were both craving pancakes, but wanted something quick and easy that could be whipped up in a flash. Our only other condition: make something at least slightly healthy.
Friends, we hit the jackpot.
Lo and behold, our Peanut Butter Cup Pancakes. Because that’s exactly what it tastes like, in pancake form.
Serves 2, three pancakes per person
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
- 1 egg
- 1 cup white flour (next time will experiment mixing in some wheat)
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 tbsp. natural peanut butter
- Chocolate chips, as desired
- Maple syrup (If it’s from Vermont or homemade, I think that’s the best)
- Combine egg, flour, baking powder and salt. Add in as many chocolate chips as you desire. We used about 1/4 of a cup.
- Slowly beat ingredients together, while simultaneously pouring almond milk into mixture. Beat until mixture is smooth.
- Pour batter on pan coated with cooking spray to size desired.
- Bake until tiny bubbles form around edges, flip and bake other side until cooked through.
- Move pancakes to plate. Add peanut butter onto pancakes and top with thin layer of maple syrup.
They were so good! Seriously, we made them on Saturday and then again on Monday. And writing about them now, I want them again. Probably Saturday morning. Mmm…
But I digress. As I said earlier, we wanted these pancakes to be at least semi-healthy. Here’s a screen shot Libby took from her phone of the nutritional info, without the peanut butter and chocolate chips. It’s for a serving of three pancakes.
A quick addition of the info on the My Fitness Pal app reveals that the meal is actually around 475 calories. Chocolate chips are the killer, so you may want to go easy on those. And you don’t need a lot of peanut butter to get that rich, Reese’s-like taste.
Go make these pancakes and tell me what you think!
If you could make a breakfast taste like any candy, what would it be?