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Fluffy Peanut Butter Pancakes

Oh gosh, I’m so happy to be sharing a new favorite pancake recipe with you! > FLUFFY PEANUT BUTTER PANCAKES

Fluffy Peanut Butter Pancakes

This is one of those, “Hey Mom, it’s Sunday AM and it would be really, really nice of you to make us pancakes for breakfast!” kind of recipes.  The best thing about pancakes is that they’re pretty versatile.  I mess around with my best base recipes all the time to create new twists.  This one is for peanut butter lovers.  If you’re into the whole peanut butter + chocolate thing (like my boys), then you can certainly sprinkle in some chocolate chips too.  These were last Sunday’s pancake breakfast treat!

Fluffy Peanut Butter Pancakes Recipe

See that major fluffy factor?  These guys seriously puff up and remain puffy even after cooling a bit.  That makes them quite filling.  You don’t need a stack this big, for sure!

Fluffy Peanut Butter Pancakes #Recipe

Extra chocolate chips anyone?  Always a good thing.  Unless you don’t like chocolate, of course.  Then it’s not such a good thing.

Fluffy Peanut Butter Pancakes #recipe with Chocolate Chips -

Drizzles of warm maple syrup work perfectly with peanut butter pancakes.  My boys were very appreciative of this new pancake creation.  Their review:  “We loved these fluffy pancakes with a hint of peanut butter flavor.  They were a nice variation of the regular old plain pancake.  When will you be making them again?”

I’d say they were a hit!  Will you be trying them this Sunday for your family?

Yield: Six 4-inch pancakes

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 12 min

Fluffy Peanut Butter Pancakes


1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon granulated white sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
chocolate chips (totally optional)
warmed maple syrup, for serving


1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

2. In a separate, larger bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, peanut butter, egg and vanilla. Whisk until peanut butter is broken up and mixed well into the other liquids. Stir in the dry ingredients and mix just until moistened. Don't mess with the batter beyond that.

3. Heat a large skillet or griddle to medium heat. Coat with nonstick spray or a little bit of butter. Spoon about 1/3 cup of batter onto the heated pan and spread gently into a circle (I like to use a spring ice cream scoop- it's the perfect size). If you're using chocolate chips, sprinkle a few on top of the batter. Cook until bubbles begin to appear on the surface and the edges are dry. Flip and cook the other side until golden brown and cooked through in the middle. Repeat with remaining batter. Serve with syrup.


*If you do not have buttermilk in your refrigerator, here's a quick fix > Measure 3/4 cup milk into a bowl. Add 1 tablespoon white vinegar. Let it sit for 5 minutes. This "soured milk" is a perfect sub and quick-fix for buttermilk.

*If you are allergic to peanut butter, try another nut butter in its place.


30 Responses to “Fluffy Peanut Butter Pancakes”

  1. postedAug 14, 2014 7:01 AM

    Oh my – I have a few over the top peanut butter lovers in this house. I know they would be so happy if I made these. Thanks Lori!!

  2. postedAug 14, 2014 7:48 AM

    These pancakes look so thick and delicious! And I am obsessed with all things peanut butter. Quite the impressive stack Lori!! Pinned 🙂

  3. postedAug 14, 2014 10:04 AM

    What a gorgeous stack of pancakes, Lori! Love how thick and fluffy they look 🙂 This would make such a special breakfast treat for a peanut butter lover like me!

  4. postedAug 14, 2014 10:58 AM

    I have a BIG soft spot for pancakes, yet I don’t think I have ever eaten peanut butter pancakes. They look great!

  5. postedAug 14, 2014 11:09 AM

    This is what I’m talking about! BIG fluffy peanut butter pancakes! Love these, pinned, Lori! 🙂

  6. postedAug 14, 2014 2:03 PM

    We are peanut butter fiends around here, great recipe!

  7. postedAug 14, 2014 2:32 PM

    My boys, especially my 13 year old, would go crazy for these and they are on my list of things to make. Exactly what I was looking for!

  8. postedAug 14, 2014 2:50 PM

    I love fluffy pancakes! My dad makes pancakes *every* Saturday (no joke; I love the tradition!) using our iron griddle–less butter and an even better taste!

  9. postedAug 14, 2014 3:51 PM

    They’re so fluffy!!! (said in Anges’s voice from Despicable Me)

  10. postedAug 14, 2014 8:03 PM

    These definitely have a big, fluffy wow factor, and yes to the chocolate chips! Pb&c is one of the best combinations! ????

  11. postedAug 14, 2014 8:38 PM

    I just LOVE these!! Peanut butter makes the best pancakes!

  12. postedAug 15, 2014 5:01 AM

    my kind of pancakes!!

  13. postedAug 15, 2014 5:26 AM

    Yum! Love this combo… Peanut butter and pancakes- my two favorites!

  14. postedAug 15, 2014 5:32 AM

    Wow! These look so good! We will be having these tomorrow! Thanks for posting!

  15. postedAug 15, 2014 6:07 AM

    What a perfect looking stack of pancakes!

  16. postedAug 15, 2014 9:01 AM

    Yes, please! These would be a fantastic breakfast this weekend!

  17. postedAug 15, 2014 1:27 PM
    Debbie Caraballo

    These look fantastic! Pinned to try soon. Thanks!

  18. postedAug 15, 2014 9:50 PM

    I wanna have Sunday morning breakfast at YOUR house!!! LOVE this idea for pancakes!

  19. postedAug 16, 2014 3:40 PM

    What a fun recipe!!

  20. postedAug 17, 2014 2:31 AM

    Hi Lori, your boys review is spot on. Peanut butter, chocolate and fluffy pancakes are all good in the same sentence!

  21. postedAug 17, 2014 5:23 PM

    These look fantastic! Love it. 🙂

  22. postedAug 17, 2014 7:26 PM

    OMG the fluff!!! These are amazing. MUST HAVE.

  23. postedAug 18, 2014 7:26 AM

    Enjoyed these delicious pancakes Saturday! My husband topped his pancakes with bananas!

  24. postedAug 19, 2014 7:50 AM

    Yammyyy, I go crazy for these! Peanut butter and pancakes my favorites!

  25. postedNov 30, 2014 1:43 PM
    Tyshieha Keitt

    I followed the recipe and the mix was a little to thick but I put a little more buttermilk and water in it and it turned out great. Next time I think I may want to use milk instead of buttermilk. Other than that it was great.

  26. postedDec 8, 2014 3:21 PM

    I tried these this morning and I could NOT taste the PB at all. I was kinda disappointed in them just to be honest. Maybe if I had added more PB it would have tasted better. However i did like the consistency and they were very fluffy. 🙂

  27. postedMay 3, 2015 10:39 AM

    When you double the recipe do all amounts stay the same? Thanks!

    • postedMay 8, 2015 3:50 PM

      If you double the recipe… you double all of the ingredients.

  28. postedSep 28, 2017 5:04 PM

    Just made these tonight! Instead of chocolate chips, I used peanut butter chips and topped it with whipped cream and maple syrup! DELICIOUS!

  29. postedOct 7, 2017 12:46 PM

    Hi! We made these tonite! They came out great! They are really peanut buttery and good. I used 2% milk with lemon juice to make the buttermilk. We used a syrup from Rachel Ray’s site by Sunny Anderson in which you combine maple syrup with jelly. With your yummy peanut butter pancakes, it was like eating a PBJ sandwich that was a pancake! The peanut butter mixed in perfectly. I was afraid it would be impossible to mix, but it was easy. We used Skippy Creamy. Really great pancakes! Thank you so much for the recipe!!!

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