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

Ingredients:

  • 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)

Instructions

  1. Combine egg, flour, baking powder and salt. Add in as many chocolate chips as you desire. We used about 1/4 of a cup.
  2. Slowly beat ingredients together, while simultaneously pouring almond milk into mixture. Beat until mixture is smooth.
  3. Pour batter on pan coated with cooking spray to size desired.
  4. Bake until tiny bubbles form around edges, flip and bake other side until cooked through.
  5. 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? 

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Posted on September 8, 2011, in Food, Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. We love chocolate chip peanut butter pancakes. You can save some calories by eating pureed fruit, freezer jam or natural fruit jelly on the pancakes instead of syrup. I swear you wont even miss the syrup. Additionally, I am a BIG fan of Honey on pancakes/waffles instead of syrup. Healthier option. 🙂

    My faves are banana chocolate chip pancakes and raspberry chocolate chip pancakes. I use dark chocolate chips because they are calcium free (for Tino) plus they are packed with antioxidants so you can feel a little better about eating them. I have discovered that although a meal may have 500 calories, if its packed with nutrients then its good for you. I mean, its certainly better than a big-mac. 🙂

  2. i want anything and everything to taste like a reese’s cup!

  3. Very useful post. Thank you for sharing.

  4. I just made these with unsweetened applesauce instead of an egg (1/4 cup applesauce for each egg), and they are even better than the ones with egg!!

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