Fluffy Peanut Butter Pancakes

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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 - RecipeGirl.com

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?

Fluffy Peanut Butter Pancakes

Yield: Six 4-inch pancakes

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 12 min


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.

SOURCE: RecipeGirl.com

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  • sarah @TheWoksofLife wrote:

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

  • Amanda wrote:

    What a fun recipe!!

  • Kate @ Diethood wrote:

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

  • Debbie Caraballo wrote:

    These look fantastic! Pinned to try soon. Thanks!

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet wrote:

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

  • Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction wrote:

    What a perfect looking stack of pancakes!

  • Linda wrote:

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

  • Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl wrote:

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

  • TidyMom wrote:

    my kind of pancakes!!

  • Tieghan wrote:

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

  • Marcie wrote:

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

  • Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie wrote:

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

  • Matea wrote:

    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!

  • Matt Robinson wrote:

    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!

  • cheri wrote:

    We are peanut butter fiends around here, great recipe!

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks wrote:

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

  • Laura @ Laura’s Culinary Adventures wrote:

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

  • Kelly – Life Made Sweeter wrote:

    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!

  • Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron wrote:

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

  • Gina wrote:

    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!!