08 Jul 2010 Peanut Butter Pancakes

My Grandson attacking the photo shoot pancake...

I have two daughters. One of them loves all things peanut butter. The other one despises all things peanut butter. The one who loves all things peanut butter is home. She’s working four part time jobs and taking a summer class at SJSU. She’s not a little kid anymore, but I can still treat her to a fun breakfast to kick off her full days in a special way. She loved these pancakes. So did my grandson. That’s him destroying my photo pancake. I liked these too. The peanut butter taste is mellow, not cloying as I had feared. I had my pancake with jelly (I’m a purist) and whipped cream. Abby and Zade had theirs with maple syrup. Both ways tasted great. The original recipe suggested serving with sliced bananas and chopped honey roasted peanuts along with the maple syrup. That sounds good, too! This recipe is from “Family Fun“, one of my very favorite magazines. The recipes in family fun are usually very simple, and every one of them I’ve tried has worked! I can’t say that for recipes in any other magazine. (I was one of the first subscribers to “Family Fun”, this was wayyyy back before Disney bought it out.)

Peanut Butter Pancakes

1 cup flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons melted butter OR vegetable oil
1 large egg
1 1/2 cups milk

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt, and set aside. In another bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, sugar, and melted butter OR oil until smooth. Beat in the egg, then the milk. Pour the liquid mixture into the flour mixture, stirring just until blended. Liightly coat a frying pan with a bit of butter, oil, or a spray of Pam and heat pan over medium-high heat. Drop the batter onto the griddle by 1/4- 1/2 cup measures (depending on how big you want your pancake). Cook pancake until tiny bubbles appear on the surfaces and the edges appear a bit dry, then flip and cook a few minutes more. Serve with your choice of sliced bananas, chopped honey roasted peanuts, jelly, maple syrup, whipped cream. Makes 4-6 6″ – 8″ pancakes.

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