Oh breakfast. It’s the bane of my existence. I want to make sure the kids get some protein but I also want to shower. Making bacon on a week day before school just isn’t in the cards and they are getting pretty tired of our quick standby – scrambled eggs. Some days I relent to the ‘can we have cereal?!’ pleas because it’s easy. But I know that on those days they aren’t leaving for school on the best nutrition, sometimes that’s ok but I’d rather it was the exception and not the rule.
Balancing fast and easy with what is good for us isn’t a simple task.
That was until Peanut Butter and Honey Protein Pancakes came into our lives.
I used Adams 100% Natural Peanut Butter so the only sugar in these is from the honey which gives kids a slower burn than processed sugar in cereals. Bonus? No preservatives, trans or hydrogenated fats either. They are rich and filling and super quick to put together, requiring only 5 ingredients. These all natural, peanut butter pancakes are flourless so that means they are gluten free which is a requirement for us – they’ll put a spring in our step instead of weighing us down.
- 1 cup Adams 100% Natural Peanut Butter (I used Creamy)
- 3 eggs (I used small ones, if you have large eggs use 2)
- 1 ½ tsp baking powder
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1 cup milk (I used lactose free whole milk)
- Heat a large non-stick skillet over low-med heat.
- Take care not to have the pan too hot or they won’t cook all the way through the center before burning on the outside.
- I sprayed my pan with a bit of coconut oil cooking spray.
- Mix all ingredients in a large bowl with a whisk.
- I made my pancakes with about a ⅓ of a cup of batter each.
- Pour batter into the pan and let cook until browned on the bottom – these won’t bubble up in the center like a standard pancake but don’t worry.
- Flip and cook until the other side has browned and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Serve warm with an extra drizzle of honey if you wish!
Each pancake has 215 calories, 8g protein 10g carbs, 15g fat and 6g natural sugar. Not too shabby! Leftovers can be stored wrapped in wax paper in the fridge and re-heated quickly in the toaster. My kids will usually eat 2 pancakes each with a side of fruit. Hint? Banana is amazing with these….you pretty much can’t go wrong with any sort of fruit though. Or jam. Mmmmmmm peanut butter and jam. Go make them. You’ll be glad you did!
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*this post was sponsored by Adams 100% Natural Peanut Butter. All opinions remain my own.