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Vegan Peanut Butter Cup Pancakes

By Sunday, July 28, 2013 , , , ,

And you thought your breakfast was good, just wait till you try these. These pancakes were mouthwateringly good, and 100% vegan, gluten free, sugar free and seriously good for you. Inspired by my love of all things chocolate and peanut butter related, these pancakes were fluffy and thick, and fuelled me up for hours. Plus, what's better on a Sunday morning than dessert for breakfast?


Makes 6-7 pancakes, serves one person

You will need:

2 tbsps ground flaxseed + 6 tbsps water to form a flax egg

1/2 cup (60g) buckwheat flour
1/2 cup almond milk
1 small banana, mashed
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla extract

1-2 tbsp cacao powder
2 tbsp peanut flour+ 2 tbsp water (peanut butter would work too)

Combine the flaxseed and the water in a small cup and stir well, then leave it in the fridge for at least 15 minutes to firm up and form your vegan egg substitute. Next combine the flour, almond milk, banana, flax eggs, baking powder, baking soda and vanilla extract in a bowl. Split this pancake mixture, putting around 1/2 of the batter in a smaller bowl. Add 1-2 tbsps cacao powder to the larger bowl, and mix well, this makes the chocolately base for your pancakes. Next, add the peanut flour and extra water (or the peanut butter) to the smaller bowl and mix well to form the peanut butter centre of your pancakes.

Heat a frying pan and add a little coconut oil to cook with, then add around 3 tbsps of the chocolate batter to the pan. Allow to cook for a minute or two, until bubbles start to form on the upper side of the pancake, then add 2 tbsps of the peanut butter mixture to the centre of the pancake. Allow to cook a little more, then flip your pancake and let the other side cook. Don't worry if the peanut batter moves a little, it doesn't need to be perfect! Repeat for the rest of the batter, then stack them up tall on a plate with your choice of toppings, mine being lots of homemade crunchy peanut butter and a few squares of melted dark chocolate. Then enjoy the best breakfast you've ever had!

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21 comments

  1. Can I use cocoa powder?

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    1. Yep! Cocoa is the same thing, it's just roasted and processed. You might need more of it though, as it has a lot less flavour than cacao powder

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  2. How many tbsps of peanut butter would I used in place of the peanut flour and water? And how much water for the flax egg? And could I make my own buckwheat flour by putting buckwheat groats in a food processor? Sorry for all th questions haha. Great recipe!

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    1. You'd want to use 2 tbsps peanut butter in place of the peanut flour and water, and you might still need to add a little water to thin the batter out a bit, I'm not entirely sure. Sorry for the typo up there! To make the 2 flax eggs, combine 2 tbsps ground flax with 6 tbsps water. And I'm not sure if you can make your own buckwheat flour, sorry, but maybe you could just use your usual flour instead? And thanks!

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    2. Yes you can make your own buckwheat flour! I do it all the time!

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  3. how much water do you combine the flax with? thanks! :)

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    1. Sorry for the typo! To make the 2 flax eggs, combine 2 tbsps ground flax with 6 tbsps water

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  4. New follower! Following you on Ig and came over to check your site out. Love it! Where do you buy your peanut flour from in the UK?

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    1. Hello and thanks! I buy mine off iHerb, but I know Amazon does it too :)

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  5. If I'm not opposed to eating eggs, could I add an egg instead of making a flax egg? 2 eggs, maybe?

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    1. I'm not 100% certain how many eggs you would need or whether they would act differently in the recipe, you'd have to use trial and error! :)

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  6. I have whole flax seeds! Is it not possible to make a flax egg if they are whole instead of ground?

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    1. No it isn't, you'll need to grind them up!

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  7. Can I use another type of flour? Like oat or whole wheat? I can't get buckwheat flour here :(

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    1. Any flour is okay, but you'll probably need to adjust the amount of liquid used :)

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  8. I just made these. I followed all the instructions exactly except I used peanut butter instead of peanut flower. I wanted to like these so much but they tasted of nothing, just really watery tasting. I wonder what went wrong. Has anyone experienced this. Or that what they should taste like.

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    1. It's a bit weird that they would taste like water when they have banana and cacao powder in them?

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    2. I had the same issue. My mom and I came to the conclusion to just add a little agave nectar or sugar to the recipe. It tasted a lot better that way. I wasn't the biggest fan of the chocolate pancake base, but I LOVED the peanut butter base and ended up making a batch of peanut butter only pancakes. They came out amazing with some jam on the side.

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    3. I find the mashed banana makes it pretty sweet, but maybe you guys like your food sweeter than me. Whatever works is cool! :)

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