PB & J Pancakes

This 4th of July, I took advantage of having the other twin-wrangler in the house (Daddy was off of work) and whipped up some yummy and protein-packed SunButter pancakes.  These would be fantastic with peanut butter as well, but we use sunflower seed butter as a substitute due to a nut allergy in the family.  I promise you would never know the difference!  They are delicious!  I must offer many thanks to a dear friend of mine, my allergy-mom mentor of sorts, for the recommendation to try these.  I think my kiddos love them as much as hers do!

Usually I have about 5 seconds to get breakfast on the table before chaos sets in, but on this day, Daddy threw the boys some milk to chug and loaded them up for a morning “bee-kah” ride…or, Little Brother speak for “bike.”  

So, I pulled out my kitchen gadgets as no “peanut butter” pancake is complete without “jelly” or, in this case, fresh strawberry sauce! 

And even had time to “plate” the dish before the boys returned.  I know, I know, so fancy, right? :)

My little dippers got straight to work finishing off this meal.

And, the best part about these pancakes is that they freeze well.  So, for the rest of the week, I can just pop them in the toaster for a quick breakfast.

SunButter Pancakes
1 1/2 c All Purpose Flour
1 c Whole Wheat Flour
2 tbs Granulated Sugar
2 tbs Baking Powder
1 tbs Vegetable Oil
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
2 1/2 c Milk*
1/2 c SunButter (or Peanut Butter)
Gently mix ingredients in a large bowl.  Mix until just moistened throughout.  Do not over mix.  Drop batter onto hot oiled skillet and cook until golden brown.  If freezing, allow first to cool and then store in freezer safe bag.  

Recipe Source:  Slightly adapted from Easy SunButter Pancakes.
*See link for original dairy-free recipe.  Original recipe also calls for allowing time to let batter rise.

Strawberry Sauce

16 oz Fresh Strawberries
1 tsp Lemon Juice
2 tbs Maple Syrup

Rinse, slice, and puree strawberries to desired consistency.  Add fruit to small sauce pan.  Add lemon juice and maple syrup and heat on stove-top until warmed through.  Drizzle over pancakes…or vanilla ice cream. 😉
Recipe Source: The Food you Crave by Ellie Krieger, definitely a favorite cookbook on my shelf!
The Food You Crave: Luscious Recipes for a Healthy Life
Looking for some other nut-free and toddler friendly recipes?  Take a look at one of these:

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  1. Yummy!! My boys will love these! Your blog is so cute! Im a new follower! Would love for you to visit mine.


  2. These sound so good! I think we will be trying them soon!

  3. Hi, Holli! I featured this yummy recipe on Sweet Saturday this weekend, take a look: http://jessica-healthymommyhealthybaby.blogspot.com/2012/07/sweet-saturday-14.html

    Thanks for sharing, have a great day!

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