Classic Pancake Recipe with Peanut Butter Syrup

LAST UPDATED: Aug 03, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Aug 13, 2015 | By: Julie Blanner

There’s nothing quite like homemade pancakes and this classic pancake recipe hits the spot every single time. So quick and easy to make and topped off with a delicious and easy peanut butter syrup. Breakfast doesn’t get much better!

Thick pancakes with peanut butter syrup being drizzled on top

Have you seen “Waitress” where Keri Russell names her pies based on her feelings? Today I feel like I should call these “pity me pancakes.” For the past 5 years I’ve often received the advice “don’t blink.” I’ve known it to be true, but nothing can change the sense of pride I felt today while sending Adalyn off on the school bus for the first time, and the sadness I feel knowing that I won’t hear her laugh and share her sophisticated thoughts for 8 hours a day.

I have been so blessed to have her home with me the majority of the past 5 years. It was so rewarding to see her confident and happy as she walked onto the bus without a second thought.

In the midst of all of this, we’re living with limited resources and energy as our home is being remodeled. I’m getting back to basics making some of our favorite no-fuss meals. This classic pancake recipe has been my go to for years.

It’s quick, simple and yields perfect thick, spongy pancakes every time. From there, if I’m feeling fancy I’ll add sprinkles, chocolate chips or fruits, but I personally prefer a classic pancake with butter and syrup.

I frequently serve these pancakes for lunch and dinner – the girls think it’s a real treat to have pancakes for dinner! It’s so quick and easy to make a batch of these classic pancakes and the recipe is easily doubled if you are serving a crowd. It’s likely that you will have all of these ingredients on hand so you can enjoy fluffy pancakes whenever the urge takes!

This peanut butter sauce is so easy to make and it takes these pancakes to a whole new level. I like adding some sliced banana on top becuase peanut butter and banana just go together so so well.

If peanut butter isn’t your thing, you can top these classic pancakes with any of your favorite toppings. Fresh berries, Chocolate Sauce, bacon, maple syrup or Raspberry Sauce are all great choices.

To Make These Classic Pancakes, You Will Need:

  • Flour, Baking Powder, Sugar and Salt – The right amounts of these pantry staple ingredients will result in the most wonderfully fluffy pancakes. The baking powder guarantees perfect results every time.
  • Vanilla – I like adding a little vanilla extract to my pancakes for a subtle flavor that takes them over the top. Did you know it’s really easy to make your own vanilla extract?
  • Butter – I put butter in the pancakes rather than grease the griddle to get the picture perfect golden brown top. Use unsalted butter or omit the added salt.
  • Milk and Eggs
  • Peanut Butter – The sauce to top these pancakes is so easy to make and only requires this one ingredient. I recommend you use smooth peanut butter for the silkiest sauce.

How To Make Classic Pancakes

  1. Combine dry ingredients.
  2. Add vanilla, butter and milk. Mix until incorporated well.
  3. Blend eggs in, careful not to overheat. It’s okay to have lumps.
  4. Heat pan to medium. Pour mixture onto pan. Once it heavily bubbles, flip until slightly brown.

Peanut butter sauce being poured on top of a stack of pancakes

How to Make Peanut Butter Syrup

  1. Heat the peanut butter in increments in the microwave and stir until smooth.

A stack of pancakes on a white plate

How Do You Make Pancakes Fluffy?

These pancakes come out so wonderfully fluffy every time. They are my go to, fool proof, crowd pleasing breakfast recipe that is always requested.

One of the keys to thick pancakes is to not over mix the batter. When eggs are over mixed, well, they fall flat. Like a pancake, we don’t want that now do we? We want to give pancakes a good name!

Pancakes with sliced banana on top of them

Tips

  • Be sure to soften the butter before adding it to the pancake butter. If the butter is cold, it won’t combine well with the other ingredients and can cause the pancakes to spread to much during cooking.
  • Do not over mix your batter. You don’t need a super smooth batter to make pancakes. Stop stirring once the ingredients are just combined.
  • You can make your pancake batter the night before and keep it covered in the fridge for a quick and easy breakfast in the morning.

Classic pancakes covered in peanut butter syrup

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Thick pancakes with peanut butter syrup recipe

Classic Pancake Recipe with Peanut Butter Syrup

Julie Blanner
There's nothing quite like homemade pancakes and this classic pancake recipe hits the spot every single time. So quick and easy to make and topped off with a delicious and easy peanut butter syrup.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 363 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups peanut butter

Instructions
 

  • Combine dry ingredients.
  • Add vanilla, butter and milk. Mix until incorporated well.
  • Blend eggs in, careful not to overheat. It's okay to have lumps.
  • Heat pan to medium. Pour mixture onto pan. Once it heavily bubbles, flip until slightly brown.

Peanut Butter Syrup

  • Heat the peanut butter in increments in the microwave and stir until smooth.

Notes

  • Be sure to soften the butter before adding it to the pancake butter. If the butter is cold, it won't combine well with the other ingredients and can cause the pancakes to spread to much during cooking.
  • Do not over mix your batter. You don't need a super smooth batter to make pancakes. Stop stirring once the ingredients are just combined.
  • You can make your pancake batter the night before and keep it covered in the fridge for a quick and easy breakfast in the morning.

Nutrition

Calories:363kcalCarbohydrates:56gProtein:12gFat:9gSaturated Fat:5gCholesterol:101mgSodium:123mgPotassium:432mgFiber:2gSugar:8gVitamin A:467IUCalcium:219mgIron:3mg
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