With Shrove Tuesday (or pancake day) around the corner, I just had to share this recipe that I have been experimenting with lately. I know pancake day is all about using up the fat and dry ingredients that they traditionally had in at home. But pancakes don’t have to be all bad for you, right?
I usually make blueberry or banana pancakes but I thought about about mixing it up a bit and using one of my favourite ingredients – peanut butter. I am a big fan of all nut butters, and any would work. But for me, nothing beats peanut butter. Just be make sure to look for a natural brand so that you aren’t getting sugar with a bit of added peanuts. I like to use meridian.
But without further ado, these are quick and simple to make. even better that they taste great too. You can adjust any of the ingredients by using vegan or gluten-free substitutes, and they work just as well.
Peanut Butter Pancakes
For enough to serve four, you will need:
- 2 eggs (chicken or flax)
- 2 tbsp non-dairy butter (I avoid dairy but normal butter would work too)
- 1 cup milk of your choice (I used unsweetened almond)
- 12 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 2 tbsp peanut butter (crunchy or creamy)
- a pinch salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup oat flour
- 1/2 cup buckwheat flour (any flour will do if you’re OK with wheat and gluten)
What to do:
- Whisk up the wet ingredients (eggs, butter, milk and maple syrup), until well mixed. Then stir in the dry ingredients (everything else) one by one.
- Heat a pan with a small amount of cooking oil and then bring the heat to low once it is piping hot.
- Using a ladle, spoon in the desired amount of mixture in the pan and using the pan handle, move the mixture around until the desired thickness.
- Cook each pancake for a couple of minutes each side, flipping half way. You’ll know when they are ready to go when the edges are solid and no longer ‘wet.’
- Enjoy warm and serve – I like to serve mine with berries, more nut butter, bananas and maple syrup!
Enjoy! Have a great pancake day next week..