Maple Peanut Butter Pancakes are packed with creamy peanut butter and contain a hint of maple flavor! The entire family will love these easy and delicious peanut butter pancakes.
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What is your favorite way to start the day? Do you crave a classic savory breakfast or perhaps a quick grab-and-go breakfast like easy peanut butter breakfast cookies? Either way, start your day with a tasty protein packed breakfast. Maple peanut butter pancakes are packed with creamy peanut butter and fall flavors like maple, cinnamon and vanilla. These homemade pancakes are great for both kid and adults and are a great early morning breakfast for the back to school season!
Learn how to make pancakes from scratch with this easy recipe!
How to make peanut butter pancakes
It’s easy to make pancakes from scratch. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and cinnamon. In a second bowl, whisk together milk, peanut butter, egg, maple syrup and vanilla extract.
Create a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Whisk until just combined, being careful not to overmix.
Grease a preheated skillet or griddle set over medium heat. We use butter or oil. Ladle batter into 1/4 cup portions onto the hot griddle. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes until the air bubbles form on the surface of the pancake and the bottom is golden brown. Flip and continue cooking until the bottoms are browned, about 1 to 2 minutes more. Re-grease the skillet or griddle as needed and repeat with the remaining batter.
Keep the cooked pancakes warm on a plate by covering with a towel and placing in a 175 degree F oven.
Maple peanut butter pancakes are the perfect pancakes for fall or any time of the year. In addition to creamy peanut butter, we love to add other fall flavors like maple syrup and cinnamon.
Pancake toppings and flavors
- Peanut butter – The peanut butter adds protein and delicious flavor to these pancakes. Each two-tablespoon serving of peanut butter has 8 grams of protein, 2 grams of fiber and 12 grams of unsaturated fat. Drizzle additional peanut butter over the pancakes for even more peanut butter flavor.
- Maple syrup – Maple syrup is one of the best fall flavors. It is also a great natural sweetener for these pancakes. Use 2 to 3 tablespoons of maple syrup as a sweetener for the pancakes and then drizzle with additional syrup when serving, as desired.
- Cinnamon – A must for any fall-inspired recipe. You can even whisk together cinnamon and creamy peanut butter before drizzling over the pancakes for even more fall flavor.
- Chocolate – Drizzle pancakes with chocolate syrup for sprinkle with chocolate chips to create a chocolate peanut butter combination of flavors.
- Apples – Top the pancakes fresh or warm apples before serving. Warm apple topping is the best for pancakes!
- Peanuts – Sprinkle coarsely chopped peanuts over the top of the pancakes for even more peanut flavor and crunchy texture!
Peanut butter pancakes are too good to resist. Add fall flavors like cinnamon and maple syrup to create a breakfast recipe that you will want to make again and again. Best of all, these pancakes require only a few ingredients and are great for breakfast any day.
Pancakes from scratch tips
- Serve these pancakes as leftovers or make ahead to make early morning breakfasts even easier. Cover and store in the refrigerator. Reheat just prior to serving in the oven or on the stove. You can also microwave each pancake for 30 to 60 seconds and then finish in the toaster for another minute to crisp the edges.
- Double the recipe to make a large batch for guests. Or double and then freeze half the batch.
How to freeze pancakes
You can freeze the pancakes. Place the pancakes in a single layer on a piece of parchment paper set on a baking sheet. Place the sheet in the freeze for 30 minutes. Once the pancakes are slightly frozen, place them in a large resealable plastic bag and place in the freezer. Pancakes will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Eating breakfast made with peanut butter is a great way to fuel up with a high protein meal. Try these maple peanut butter pancakes for breakfast and then try one of our other favorite peanut butter breakfast recipes!
Delicious ways to eat peanut butter for breakfast
- Peanut butter banana smoothie – this smoothie is packed with protein and is a great way to start your day!
- Chocolate chunk peanut butter banana oat muffins – the perfect breakfast or snack!
- Peanut butter overnight oats – add fresh berries or your favorite toppings to create this tasty make-ahead breakfast.
- Peanut pumpkin muffins – a combination of a classic fall flavor with peanut butter.
- Peanut butter banana waffles – for when you’re craving waffles with a peanut butter drizzle!
- Peanut butter crunch cereal bars – plenty of peanut butter flavor for breakfast or snack!
Or visit this site for even more peanut butter recipes for every occasion!
Maple Peanut Butter Pancakes
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 1/4 cups milk
- 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter, plus more for drizzling
- 1 large egg, room temperature
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup, plus more for drizzling
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- chopped roasted peanuts, for topping
- Preheat a griddle or large skillet over medium heat (325 degrees F)
- Whisk flour, baking powder and cinnamon together in a large mixing bowl. In a second large bowl combine milk, peanut butter, egg, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Mix well.
- Create a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour the wet ingredients into the middle of it. Whisk together until just combined, being sure not to overmix.
- Grease skillet or griddle with butter or oil. Laddle batter into 1/4 cup portions onto a hot griddle. Cook 3 to 4 minutes until air bubbles form on the surface of the pancake and the bottom is golden brown. Flip and continue cooking until the bottoms are browned, about 1 to 2 additional minutes. Regrease the skillet or griddle as needed and repeat with the remaining batter. Keep cooked pancakes warm on a plate covered with a towel in a 175 degree F oven.
- Serve immediately with chopped peanuts, butter, maple syrup and warm peanut butter (mixed with cinnamon!) for drizzling.