Peanut Butter Banana Whole Wheat Pancakes

Peanut Butter Banana Pancakes

It’s been awhile since I blasted you with breakfast. It’s still my favorite. Nothing’s changed so don’t worry.

For a couple of months I felt like my recipes were about 85% breakfast between all the muffins, scones, and egg bakes. Deanna thought maybe I should open up a breakfast joint because I was talking about pancakes, bacon, and eggs like every. single. day.

And you know I’d consider it if it weren’t for a few things like working weekends, people that think doubling the tax or leaving 10% is a good tip, and ummm… start up money. Fix all those things and you could count me in.

You should know going into this recipe that I absolutely CANNOT make banana pancakes without getting Jack Johnson stuck in my head. I’ve decided that’s never a bad thing.

Whole Wheat Banana Pancakes with Peanut Butter

So much has happened in the last few days- I feel like I have a million billion things to catch you all up on. If you follow me on twitter, then you already know all about the puppy. If you don’t then you might remember THIS POST  from the first of the year detailing my disdain for my neighbors and all my stress and heartache over the cutest little puppy. Over the weekend the neighbors redeemed themselves an itty bitty bit though, because they made the MOST AWESOME decision to give the puppy to me!!!!

After the puppy spent two nights on my couch, stressed me to no end when I had to let her back out in the morning and she started to wander out towards the busy road, and I was contemplating a covert puppy relocation operation, I finally decided to go knock on the door and try to appeal to the neighbors sensibilities.

Banana Pancakes with Peanut Butter and Whole Wheat

I just explained how much we adore the puppy and that I could tell she was kind of a handful. I told them that I work from home, have the time to spend with her, and just wanted them to know that if they’d taken on more responsibility than they could juggle with so many small children (I think they have 3, and none of them are in school), that we would be more than happy to take her off their hands. I told them if they wanted to think about it they could just let us know… AND THEY DID!!

Not 30 minutes later Neighbor showed up at the back door and told us we could have the sweet puppy.

Her name is Lucy. I love Lucy.

I love pancakes.

Norma Jean loves neither Lucy nor pancakes. But I think she’ll be okay.

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Peanut Butter Banana Whole Wheat Pancakes
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Serves: 4
  • ¾ cup whole wheat flour
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1½ ripe medium sized bananas
  • 1½ cups fat free buttermilk
  • additional peanut butter & bananas for garnish
  • maple syrup for serving
  1. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a smaller bowl lightly beat the egg, peanut butter and mashed bananas. Pour in the buttermilk and stir to combine.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and then let them sit for 5-10 minutes while the leavening agents begin to work.
  4. Heat a large skillet or pancake griddle over medium high heat. Lightly grease with butter or non-stick cooking spray.
  5. Pour the pancake batter ¼ cup at a time onto the cook surface and let it cook until the top is bubbly. Flip the pancakes, let the second side cook for just a minute, and then remove from the heat.
  6. If you want more peanut butter, spread the top of each pancake with about a teaspoon and then stack them up. Garnish each stack with more freshly sliced bananas and maple syrup.

Slightly modified from my Gingerbread Pancake Recipe

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Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Banana Pancakes


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  1. says

    I’m pretty sure these pancakes would help cure me if I had them right now! (I did manage the peanut butter part, but only on toast – boring!) although, I’d have to skip the banana and just have good ol’ syruppy peanut buttery ones! I’m so pleased about the puppy, good for you!

  2. Peggy Campbell says

    I am so happy that Lucy is part of our growing dog family. And you make a stack of pancakes look so incredibly good!

  3. says

    “Norma Jean loves neither Lucy nor pancakes. But I think she’ll be okay.” LMAO!!!!!!!!! Best line of the blog!!! I cracked up when I read that, I can so picture that!!! SO happy they gave you the puppy!!! At least they’re not complete aholes~!!! I love Lucy, what a great name!!!! So cute!!!

    To the pancakes…they look so light and fluffy I want to jump up and down on them and do back flips like a trampoline hahaha Those look so damn good!!! I want one!!!!!!! haha And peanut butter? Damn girl, you’re good!!!

    • says

      Haha Norma really wants to be nice and make friends but she has no idea how NOT to be a complete lunatic. Maybe her & Lucy will eventually work it out. They are pretty close to the same age (5/6 months). Love these pancakes. They make for a happy whole wheat treat!

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