Easy Peanut Butter and Banana Vegan Pancakes

Easy Peanut Butter and Banana Vegan Pancakes. I’m sitting here typing this post about my vegan peanut butter and banana pancakes, cross-legged on my bed, snacking from my little tin of homemade Rugelach. They are very addictive (but also for another post). Do you ever get writer’s block? You know what you have to write, it’s really quite simple, and yet the words that come out are not really relevant or are nonsense?

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Welcome to my world. That is my world of writing most days. Some people seem to find it charming. I embrace these people into my life (not too close, buddy!), the fellow weirdos.

Breakfast and Pancakes

I am not like all food bloggers in that I write what I feel, rather than what the casual google surfer might be looking for (click here if you just want the recipe and none of this preamble), but I hope that the visual aspects and the strength of the recipes will ensure that you leave a nice comment or at the very least, enjoy cooking something you’ve found.

I love breakfast foods. I don’t love mornings (by which I mean early mornings), but there’s a certain fun, casualness to morning foods that I find so pleasurable: burritos, cereals, things on toasted other things, pancakes.

Ahh yes, the pancake. A simple batter of flour, milk (egg if you’re not plant-based), sugar and leavening, fried in round dollops until fluffy, then covered in syrup and butter. There is nothing in that sentence that I dislike.

Vegan Peanut butter and banana pancakes

I’ve tried cooking pancakes lots of different ways, with ricotta (back in the non-veg days) and egg whites folded in, I’ve thrown blueberries or raspberries in them, I’ve made crepes, I’ve made waffles. I’m terrible at making all types of pancakes! I love reading this article about the way we serve pancakes around the world, but I do like a nice simple pancake. My Peanut Butter and Banana Pancakes veer just on the side of simple, but with a complex flavour.

Vegan Peanut butter and banana pancakes

Don’t get me wrong; they always taste amazing, but every time I make pancakes, it’s like the first time: they stick, I pour too much batter, I pour too little batter, they look funny and nubbly. By the 6th or 7th pancake, I’ve just about got the hang of it. I love to serve mine with a Rosewater Latte.

Are you a whizz at making pancakes or do you mess up the first batch too?

How do you make Vegan Pancakes from scratch?

This recipe is a breeze to make, in fact you could make them batter the night before. You smush up some bananas with peanut butter (I use an electric hand whisk as it’s quicker, but you could just beat with a fork and a wooden spoon), and then chuck all the other ingredients in and stir until smooth. You do need to let it stand for a little bit, just to let the batter thicken up and do it’s thing. After that, it’s pancake time!!

I do recommend that you don’t smother them with too much syrup. I’m a smotherer, but these are really sweet with the banana. Oh, and about the bananas, make sure they’re ripe, the riper the better. They don’t have much flavour and will be a real pain in the ass to mix as well.

So, do you have any tips for making the perfect pancake? If so, I need to hear it! Drop it in the comments.

A stack of pancakes with syrup

Peanut Butter and Banana Vegan Pancakes

A super quick and easy recipe for pancakes
4.98 from 40 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Breakfast, pancakes, Plant based breakfast, vegan pancakes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

Equipment

  • Frying pan or skillet
  • Mixing bowl and wooden spoon
  • Measuring Cups/Scales
  • Electric Hand Whisk (if you have)

Ingredients

  • 2 Bananas peeled and mashed in bowl
  • 1/4 cup Peanut Butter, smooth
  • 2 cups Dairy-Free Milk
  • 1.4 cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 cup Choc Chips (optional)
  • 2 tbsp Oil for cooking

Instructions

  • Using an electric hand whisk if you have, mix together the banana and peanut butter until smooth.
  • Whisk in the rest of the ingredients (except choc chips if using) until you have a smooth batter. You may have a few little nubbly bits from the banana if it wasn't super-ripe, don't worry.
  • Fold in the choc chips if using.
  • Leave to stand for half an hour.
  • Heat some of the oil in your frying pan or skillet until it starts to move like water. This is when you know that oil is hot.
  • Pour dollops of the mixture, not to close together, in your pan. When you see bubbles popping on the surface of your pancake, it's ready to flip!
  • Cook on the other side for a minute or so, or until lightly brown.
  • Continue using up all the batter, and adding extra oil if needed, until you have a fine stack of pancakes!
  • Serve with a little maple or honey or whatever of your choice! The are a little sweeter than normal pancakes because of the banana so you don't need as much syrup.
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  1. 5 stars
    I’ve never seen peanut butter pancake before but this sounds like the perfect combination! I can’t wait to try it and so appreciate that the recipe is dairy-free!

    1. Sangita says:

      5 stars
      Peanut Butter and bananas are perfect combination. Thanks for the very detailed recipe.

  2. I make banana pancakes and often put peanut butter on top. I need to try combining now!

  3. I keep it for the pancake day

  4. Oh yes, please! These look great 🙂 I love banana slices on my pancakes

  5. 5 stars
    Ok. I feel kinda silly that I’ve never tried peanut butter in or on my pancakes before! I’ve schmeared PB on waffles and toast and topped with bananas, and that itself is so good. But, I love the idea of just incorporating all of it into the pancake! Yes, please on the chocolate chips!

  6. These look amazing! Peanut butter, banana, and chocoate is one of my favorite combos. Definitely going to make this soon!

  7. I don’t like to boast but I’m a bit of a pancake master, lol. Mornings are the best part of the day because of breakfasts! I can’t wait to try these pancakes out – they look amazing!

  8. Mmm these do sound super simple and delicious. It’s been quite some time since I’ve made pancakes (I’ll admit, I prefer waffles most days) but this seems like a great weekend meal that I should try soon!! I’d probably end up smearing jam on top and treating it like a PB&J with bananas!

  9. Ooh yum! Pancakes are one of my favorite breakfasts, and I love the idea of dressing these up with peanut butter and bananas. It’s such a great flavor combination!

  10. 5 stars
    We all love pancakes and this flavor combination is my granddaughter’s favorite!

  11. 5 stars
    These look delicious! Looking forward to making these this weekend!

  12. 5 stars
    I love peanut butter and banana together more than ANYTHING! Thanks for this recipe.

  13. Pam Greer says:

    5 stars
    I love peanut butter and bananas together!! I can’t wait to try this!

  14. 5 stars
    Super combination for breakfast! Will make:)

  15. 5 stars
    Have to give these vegan pancakes a try. They look fluffy and so delicious. Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe!

  16. 5 stars
    My kids loved tjese pancakes!! Really tasty and was a huge hit at my house!

  17. 5 stars
    my favorite combo in peanut butter banana, cant wait to try as pancakes!

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