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Healthier Peanut Butter Pancakes

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What if I told you that you can get your peanut butter craving in and eat pancakes? That’s a double win, right? Breakfast is even better with these Healthier Peanut Butter Pancakes.

a stack of healthy peanut butter pancakes topped with banana slices being drizzled with maple syrup

One late night in December, I was racking my brain trying to think about what healthier recipes I would be making for myself come January when I was going to be sticking to my guns and getting healthy again. Suddenly I decided on pancakes. I immediately got up from my desk and started experimenting with pancakes at 9:30 pm. You know, just your typical food blogger issues.

overhead of a stack of pancakes on a plate topped with banana slices

I played around until I found the perfect version of my Healthier Peanut Butter Pancakes. I started out with my mom’s pancake recipe and began swapping out different ingredients until my pancakes met my requirements that pancakes must meet.

Pancakes must be light and fluffy in the center. Pancakes must rise in the center and but should be slightly crisp around the edges. Lastly, pancakes must be downright delicious, because I am not going to waste my calories on pancakes that don’t taste good.

a stack of healthy peanut butter pancakes topped with banana slices being drizzled with maple syrup

To achieve the peanut butter flavor in these pancakes, I used a special peanut butter powder called PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter. I used this in place of some of the flour since it is a powdered mixture. I also used a tablespoon of reduced-fat peanut butter.

PB2 powder is a readily available ingredient at stores like Target and Whole Foods but I’ve also found it at grocery stores. Before Target started carrying it, I would always buy it on Amazon because that is where it was cheapest. I use the PB2 powder all the time, mostly in smoothie recipes. I was really happy to find another way I can use my PB2 powder at home! Bonus, it also comes in a Chocolate version.

Instead of using sugar in this recipe, I swapped it out for maple syrup. For me, pancakes are all about maple syrup, so this was the perfect ingredient as it also adds to the flavor of the pancakes.

a wedge being cut out of a stack of pancakes on a plate

I swamped out regular milk for almond milk, but you can use what you have on hand. Instead of using a whole egg, I just used one egg white. Lastly, I added some vanilla non-fat yogurt which adds moisture and helps bind the ingredients together.

In order to control the portion size and determine the points, I measured out the batter for each pancake to be ¼ cup. It created seven medium-sized pancakes. I served these pancakes with some slices of fresh banana and of course more maple syrup. Y

a stack of pancakes on a plate with a wedge cut out of the stack

You know I am a maple syrup snob, I can only eat pure maple syrup. That’s not exactly “healthy” so when I eat pancakes, I have to measure out my syrup so that I don’t go overboard.

Weight Watcher Points: If you use ¼ C of batter, this recipe will make 7 pancakes. Due to the changing nature of the program, I recommend entering the recipe in your app to calculate the points. Please note that you need to add additional points for your syrup. Use a sugar-free, fat-free syrup to save on points!

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a large stack of pancakes on a plate topped with banana slices and doused in maple syrup

Healthier Peanut Butter Pancakes

  • Author: Julianne Dell
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 7 medium pancakes

Description

What if I told you that you can get your peanut butter craving in and eat pancakes? That’s a double win right? Breakfast is even better with these Healthier Peanut Butter Pancake.

Ingredients

  • 1 C Flour
  • ½ C PB2 Peanut butter Powder
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 C Almond milk
  • 1 Large Egg white
  • 1 tbsp Reduced Fat Peanut Butter
  • 2 tsp Maple syrup (sub fat-free or sugar free)
  • 2 tbsp Non-fat Vanilla Yogurt

Instructions

  1. Combine dry ingredients and stir to combine.
  2. Add all remaining ingredients and whisk until batter is smooth.
  3. Heat a small non-stick skillet on medium-high heat. When skillet is warm, spray with cooking spray.
  4. Measure out ¼ C of pancake batter and pour into pan. Once the pancake starts to bubble on top, flip over and cook for another 60 seconds.
  5. Serve with fresh bananas.

Notes

Weight Watcher Points: If you use ¼ C of batter, this recipe will make 7 pancakes. Each pancake is 3 points each. Please note that you need to add the additional points for your syrup. Use a sugar-free, fat-free syrup to save on points!

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: peanut butter pancakes, healthy pancakes, low calorie pancakes

 

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  1. Rachel

    Hmmm…mine turned out really gummy and dense. I’m thinking you can’t replace the egg white w/flaxseed. I wonder if any other egg replacer would work.

    1. Julianne - Beyond Frosting
      Beyond Frosting

      Hi Rachel, I’ve never used Flax Seeds in baking so if you substituted that for eggs, than it is probably why the pancakes did not turn out right for you. I know that some people substitute apple sauce in place of eggs but I am not sure in what proportions.

  2. Katie @The Semisweet Sisters

    Those look delicious! I love peanut butter but I’ve never had a peanut butter pancake, YUM!

  3. Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes)

    Ok so these don’t look healthy at all which means its a serious win in my book. I need to try these!

  4. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    I love that you used PB2 powder! I just bought some the other day but haven’t tried it yet, so now I have the perfect breakfast to test out! These look fantastic! Pinned!

  5. Oana

    Beautiful pictures!
    You can’t go wrong with peanut butter. I’d love these for my Sunday breakfast, thanks for sharing!

  6. Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats

    Peanut Butter Pancakes!?! That are healthier. Come to mama! Thanks for the link love too!

  7. Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy

    OMG I love PB2! That stuff is awesome! So are these pancakes! I totally get that 9:30pm recipe testing thing, ha! These look scrumptious, pinned!!!!

    1. Julianne - Beyond Frosting
      Beyond Frosting

      Thanks Jen! I am totally addicted to it for my smoothies but I have never baked with it before. It was awesome!

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