Let’s get one thing straight, anything with peanut butter in it for breakfast, is always a no brainer for me.
I’m that person that if my breakfast doesn’t involve peanut butter in it, then I have a spoonful of it on the side.
I don’t know what it is about peanut butter, but I’m 100% addicted. I think I go through close to a jar a week. Horrible, I know.
Over the weekend I was hit with two serious cravings. And I’m not talking pregnancy cravings. I’m talking just a normal kind of craving. That Sunday morning pancake comfort craving…but with peanut butter.
Yes, peanut butter pancakes. That was my mission.
But plain peanut butter pancakes sounded kind of blah. I mean what would I put on them, jelly?
No. If I was going to make peanut butter pancakes I wanted them to be something a little outrageous. Something that would make these the highlight of my Sunday. Since there’s no football on, and all of my favorite TV shows don’t start til 7pm, which has now become my new bedtime [thank goodness for DVR].
What kind of pancake could be more outrageous than the crazy haired guys of Ben and Jerry’s? These guys have come up with some of the most sinful creations that are a perfect role model of how to make innocent things bad. Like really bad.
So I took a page out of their book carton and turned my blah pb cakes in to a chocolate, peanut butter, pretzel Sunday masterpiece.
Sunday breakfast will never be the same.
- 1 cup flour
- 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons applesauce
- 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
- 1 1/4 cups almond milk
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 cup crushed pretzels
- 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
- In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder and brown sugar. Add in the applesauce, peanut butter, milk, and vanilla, whisking until everything is combined and all the flour clumps are gone. Whisk in the pretzels and chocolate chips.
- Heat a skillet or a griddle over medium heat and spray with cooking spray. Pour a 1/4 cup of batter in the skillet and cook pancake for about 3-4 minutes or until bubbles start to form and pop on the tops of the pancake. Flip, and cook for another 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Continue this with the rest of the batter, keep the cooked pancakes on a plate in the oven that's set to the lowest temperature.
- When all your pancakes are cooked up, stack em high and pour on the syrup!