Protein-rich, fluffy, moist, peanut butter banana pancakes topped with coconut flakes make the ultimate plant based breakfast. This vegan stack of hotcakes are sure to give you the energy you need to tackle the day, and they're healthy and gluten-free too!
It’s peanut butter banana pancakes time! These vegan peanut butter banana pancakes are made with all good ingredients that taste amazing and will make you feel great all morning. They feature a coconut flour and mashed banana pancake batter, peanut butter spread, fresh banana slices, and coconut flakes. If you want to get even more creative than me today then add chocolate chips or even some nuts too!
Peanut butter banana pancakes are a classic breakfast and something I ate often growing up. But this recipe is even better because it's vegan and gluten-free which makes them much healthier than the regular packaged pancake mix I grew up on. Made with ripe mashed bananas instead of eggs gives the pancakes moisture and a wonderful sweetness. Pairing bananas with peanut butter is just a given and when you top it off with sweetened coconut flakes it really boosts the flavor and texture.
You can use chunky or smooth peanut butter to top yours. If you use all-natural peanut butter, you'll notice that the oil and nut butter separates in the jar. This is totally normal and all you need to do is stir it up to get it smooth once more. These delicious vegan peanut butter pancakes will not disappoint!
- Preparation time: 10 min
- Cooking time: 20 min
- Total: 30 minutes
These are the ingredients to make these delicious vegan pancakes and what they're used for. Some of them can be replaced with other ingredients depending on what you have in your pantry and your preferences.
- Coconut flour: This adds flavor and is gluten-free.
- Baking powder: Add a little baking powder to make your pancakes light and fluffy.
- All-purpose gluten-free flour: Be sure the flour says gluten-free in order to make your pancakes the same.
- Coconut milk (or any other vegan milk): This is added as the liquid for the batter.
- Brown sugar: This will make your pancakes more tender than white sugar.
- Coconut butter: Use this instead of other oils or butter.
- Mashed banana: A banana replaces the egg in this recipe to make your pancakes vegan.
- Pinch of salt: For flavor balance
- Peanut butter: This is the perfect topping for pancakes and gives added protein.
- Sliced banana: Add some banana slices for sweetness and texture contrast.
- Coconut flakes: These sweet chewy bits are delicious paired with peanut butter.
How to make peanut butter banana pancakes
- In a bowl mix dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, brown sugar and salt.
- In another bowl mix wet ingredients: mashed banana and milk. You may mix it with a spoon or use a blender to make the texture more smooth.
- Combine wet and dry ingredients. If the batter is too thick try adding more milk.
- Heat a skillet and melt a piece of coconut butter.
- Add 1 Tbsp batter per pancake to the pan. (You can cook 3-4 pancakes at a time).
- Cook pancakes over medium-low heat until the edges have set and the batter starts forming little bubbles, approximately 2 minutes, then use a spatula to carefully flip them and cook on the second side for 30-60 seconds. Repeat this process until the batter is gone.
- Serve with peanut butter and chopped bananas, drizzle with coconut flakes.
Tips For Success
If you have some different ingredients or want some other ideas on how to make these banana peanut butter pancakes, these tips will help.
- To really get that peanut butter flavor, add a little to the batter as well as on top of the pancakes.
- Add some vegan chocolate chips or maple syrup to make your pancakes gourmet.
- Some vegan pancakes recipes are made with coconut oil or canola oil which will work just as well as coconut butter.
- You can make a big batch of the batter and keep it covered in the fridge for up to 5 days. This is a great way to have these healthy pancakes as often as you want without having to make new batter every time.
- If you have leftover pancakes, you can keep them in an airtight bag in the fridge for 3-5 days. You can eat them cold or heat them up and put some toppings on them.
- Mixing bowl
What can I use in pancakes instead of butter?
To make these banana pancakes vegan, you can use coconut oil or coconut butter instead of dairy butter.
Is peanut butter good for you?
Yes! It's filled with protein and healthy fats. Read the label when you buy it to make sure there are no added ingredients that you don't want. All-natural peanut butter is better for you and making it yourself is the best.
How much peanut butter to add to pancake mix?
Depends on how peanut buttery you want them to be! If you just want a mild taste, then try mixing in one tablespoon to the batter. For a stronger taste, try two tablespoons! Or you can just use it on top as a spread like I did.
How many minutes do you cook pancakes?
This depends on how hot your pan is, however, a good rule of thumb is about 2 minutes on the first side and 1 minute once you flip it over. An even better way to gauge it is by waiting for bubbles to form and then gently checking the bottom to make sure it's golden before flipping. Allow the top to cook for about a minute and then check for doneness by lifting the edge with a spatula.
This nutrition card is calculated by a third party app and is only an estimate. The numbers will vary based on the specific ingredient amounts and brands you use in making this recipe.
6 servings per container
Serving Size6 small pancakes
- Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 6g 30%
- Sodium 405mg 17%
- Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
- Potassium 90mg 3%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
- Sugars 19g
- Protein 7g 15%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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