Thursday, January 24, 2013

Peanut Butter Pancakes with Bananas Foster topping

I bought a jar of organic peanut butter. When we finished the jar, I rinsed it out and placed it in recycling. The lid sat next to the sink for days. I noticed it had a recipe for Peanut Butter Pancakes. Their recipe added 1/3 cup of peanut butter to 1 cup of pancake mix. This won't do our gluten free family any good. We don't use pancake or baking mix. So, I decided to try it my way. Here's what I came up with.
1 cup GF mix (My master mix is 1 1/2 cups sorghum flour, 1 1/2 cups potato starch, 1 cup tapioca starch)
                      ( Any gluten free mix would work- a rice based one or even Pamela's)
1/3 cup peanut butter with no added sugar or fats
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. Guar gum (or 1/2 tsp xanthan gum)
1 large egg
Milk to the right thickness (I didn't measure- just watched for batter to be right.)

Add grease or oil of your choice to frying pan. Heat over med-low. Add pancake mixture for whatever size pancakes you want.

Bananas Foster Topping:
Butter or coconut oil( Maybe 3-4 T)
2-3 med. or large bananas cut in 3/4 inch chunks
brown sugar

Melt the butter in a separate saute pan. Add the banana chunks. Stir quickly until they become golden, but not mushy. Sprinkle with brown sugar and stir over low until there are no more grains of sugar. It should be a smooth liquid that thickens slightly as it cooks. Serve immediately over the pancakes.

Okay, Patrice. You're gluten free. What about those of us who aren't?
I'm ready for you. Here is the way I would do this recipe if I could use a regular baking mix.
! cup of Bisquick or mix of choice
1/3 cup peanut butter
1 egg (The recipe on the lid never called for this, but it makes it richer and would assure that they held together well.)
Milk to the correct thickness

Mix the ingredients, except for milk. Once they are well mixed, add milk slowly until it looks right for pancake batter. If it's too thick you will have fluffy pancakes. Too thin may yield something like crepes. It's a win-win situation. :)

*** The hardest part about posting recipes is the fact that I'm an instinctual cook. Therefore, I hardly ever know amounts. I can cook for 1 or for 250, without precise measure. I try really hard to make notes when I want a recipe for my daughters or for my blog. 

I hope you enjoy these! I will make them again soon. :)

Thursday Favorite Things


  1. Thanks! This reminds me of camp when I was a kid. We used to smear peanutbutter on our pancakes and cut up bananas to lay on top. Your recipe is more "finished" than that.

  2. Yesterday The Chew talked about how Banana's Foster became a staple in New Orleans @ Brennan's restaurant. I want to try your recipe. It looks so yummy!


  3. I often times don't measure either. I just pour things in my hand and eye it. Then people ask for the recipe and I get a blank stare trying to remember all the things I added. Funny!

  4. Oooh I'm trying that! Patrice, here is another something to try - make waffles and instead of syrup, melt some peanut butter and drizzle over the waffle. Yumm

  5. Can we have these when we meet on the porch next week? YUM-YUM!!!

  6. I will certainly try these. We love pancakes and have wondered if there are any good gluten-free recipes for them. We also wondered what we would put on top other than pure maple syrup. This combination sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  7. Yummy! Especially with all the cold weather going on outside.

  8. Girl, you are killing me...I am sitting here reading this starving....must go and try these right now before I waste away to nothing...hahahah So good on a cold day.....

  9. Those look delish! Stopping by from the GYBP.


  10. This looks dangerously good. Yum!

  11. Ooh, this is something I have never tried but I think it must go on the list! Thanks for sharing! Xx

  12. These sound yummy and I like the idea that they are filled with protein. Something that might stick with you long enough to make it to lunch. I don't know about the bananas, but I am definitely going to give the peanut butter a try.

  13. yummy! and we just hung a stalk of bananas that was starting to ripen! tx for sharing! aloha, angi in hana

  14. I rarely measure But I always measure when I'm sharing a recipe at Katherines Corner giggle.Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo


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