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PB & J Pancakes

on September 13, 2013

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Strawberry Pancakes with Peanut Butter Syrup!

Strawberry Pancakes with Peanut Butter Syrup!

The great thing about this recipe is that you can make your favorite pancake batter (I use the one from Betty Crocker’s Cookbook) and really quickly and easily bump it up a notch!  Just chop some strawberries and mix peanut butter with syrup.  TA DA!  A whole new pancake!

I’ve been eating peanut butter syrup since I was a little kid.  It really takes me back. My dad would make big, fluffy pancakes without a recipe and then stir up some peanut butter syrup to go on top.  He knew that I liked mine very lightly done and called them “Shishy Cakes.”  I’ve been “Shish” to him, which is his version of “Sis,” my whole life… until I had my own kids.  Now he calls me “Mommy” more than anything else.  I’ll take either one.  Both are names I’m proud to be called!

Pancake Ingredients:

  • 1 egg
  • ¾ c milk
  • 1 c flour
  • 1 T sugar
  • 2 T vegetable oil
  • 3 t baking powder
  • ¼ t salt
  • 1 c strawberries, chopped into small pieces
  • butter

Peanut Butter Syrup Ingredients

  • ¼ c crunchy peanut butter
  • ¼ c maple syrup


  1. Heat griddle pan or skillet over medium heat.  You’ll know it’s hot enough when you wet your fingers and flick some water on it.  The water droplets should “jump.”
  2. Whisk egg in a medium bowl.
  3. Add milk, flour, sugar, oil, baking powder, and salt.  Whisk to combine.
  4. Make “butter circles” on the pan about the side you want your pancakes to be.
  5. Pour batter into the butter circles and top with some of the chopped strawberries.
  6. When they’re ready, flip your cakes – when you see bubbles on top, they’re ready to go.
  7. Continue to make your pancakes in batches until finished. I find that keeping them in a stack on a plate, keeps them warm until the last one is done.
  8. In the meantime, stir together peanut butter and syrup.  If you want, you can heat it to make it smoother.
  9. Serve your strawberry pancakes with plenty of peanut butter syrup on top! Yum!

Here are some ideas to get your “kid cook” involved with this recipe:

  • Since it’s the first thing that goes in, have him crack the egg. Be ready to remove some shell and make sure you wash your hands together after! 🙂
  • He can help whisk the ingredients together.
  • Ask him what shape you’re making with the butter.  Ask him what shape he thinks the pancake batter will make when it’s poured on the pan.  Play “I Spy…” for other circles in the kitchen.

Oh, and just in case you were wondering, this is what my lap looks like while I’m blogging today…

Baby Blogger

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