Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pancakes

by Erin

Healthify your mornings with the help of whole wheat flour, flaxseed, and powdered peanut butter. But you’ll never guess that they are good for you. When in doubt add chocolate chips.

Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pancakes 2

This past week has been quite eventful. Last weekend I attended my friend Suzanne’s wedding in West TN and danced among dinosaur skeletons (and slid down a sweet two story slide). My lab went to happy hour at another restaurant on my list, Forno, which I had meant to try out for my birthday but neglected to remember that it coincided with graduation weekend and there wasn’t a reservation in sight. Yesterday I attended a free yoga session on campus which turned out to be a a perfect day to be outside and now I wish yoga could be practiced outside every day. Later that night had dinner at The Table and finally learned how to play Settlers of Catan after. And today? Well today is just another fine game day in Buckeye Nation which means I am finally going to be able to use my season tickets! I had to sell my tickets to the first two home games but thankfully they were not big heartbreaks. Now to secure parking…

Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pancakes 1

Before heading out for the game I made sure to pack in a good breakfast, so here to join in on #PBChocSat is National Pancake Day! How convenient is that? Obviously I had to make peanut butter pancakes for the occasion, but these are not your everyday peanut butter chocolate chip pancakes. These are made with whole wheat flour, a little ground flax seed, and powdered peanut butter. And no that is not severely burned bacon on the side, it’s actually cocoa candied bacon! But more on that later (I am reserving them for an upcoming event known at #Choctoberfest so stay tuned!).

Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pancakes

One year ago: Healthier Buffalo Cauliflower Dip

Two years ago: Ginger Soy Beef with Chile-Tomatoes & Peppers

Three years ago: Crunchy Oven-Fried Ravioli

Four years ago: Pumpkin Nutella Mini Cheesecake Bites


Serves 2-3


1 cup white whole wheat flour

1/4 cup powdered peanut butter (I used PB&Co’s)

1 Tbsp ground flaxseed

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1 cup buttermilk

1 egg, lightly beaten

2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted

1 Tbsp sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, powdered peanut butter, baking soda, and salt.
  2. Add buttermilk, egg, butter, sugar, and vanilla extract. Stir just enough to combine. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  3. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Scoop 1/4 cups of the batter onto the griddle, brown on both sides and serve hot.

Source: Adapted from my dad’s Buttermilk Pancakes.

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Kayle (The Cooking Actress) October 3, 2015 - 7:45 pm

omigosh powdered pb is genius for these pancakes!!!!!

Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens September 27, 2015 - 10:05 pm

Love the whole wheat flour and flax! Still just as delicious, but also more nutritious! Definitely the kind of power breakfast you need to fuel up before the big game! (And … cocoa candied bacon?!?!? Tell me more!!!)

spiffycookie September 28, 2015 - 7:39 am

Shelley, stay tuned I am posting the recipe for the bacon next week (Oct 7)!

Ala September 26, 2015 - 8:51 pm

So many happenings! Glad you’re still able to sit down and share these pancakes. OMG that syruppppp

Susan September 26, 2015 - 7:32 pm

So you finally got me with one of your chocolate-PB creations. :-) I didn’t know there was more than one variety of powdered peanut butter out there. What I have is PB2, but I checked yours out online, and I like the nutrition better (they are very similar). I make chocolate PB smoothies all the time, so why not pancakes? I like that the quantity is small enough that it shouldn’t take too long to cook.

spiffycookie September 27, 2015 - 8:42 am

Muahaha you can only resist the power of peanut butter and chocolate for so long around me! And by the way, PB&Co makes different flavors of powdered peanut butter. I have only tried the regular and chocolate so far but love them both.

Susan September 27, 2015 - 12:41 pm

You are EVIL, Erin!!! ???? I would probably stick with just the plain flavor, because one can always add cocoa powder if they want chocolate peanut butter. But if I ever get to the bottom of my huge supply of PB2 (that I am not using as much as when I bought it) I think I’ll order it from PB&Co.

Susan October 15, 2015 - 1:30 pm

These are a real winner, especially when served with that cocoa candied bacon. We mostly ate them plain, but then decided to try a little apple molasses on them, which was also very nice (and a pleasant change from maple syrup). The apple molasses or boiled cider is something I made from Foodie With Family. Simple and very tasty.

Medha @ Whisk & Shout September 26, 2015 - 11:00 am

These peanut butter pancakes look like the perfect start to any morning! Love that they are whole wheat, too :)


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