WIAW: Peanut Butter Chocolate Pancakes {Recipe}

Yesterday’s personal day was super productive.  I dusted and I vacuumed.  I washed and I dried.  I organized and I rearranged.  I baked and I cooked.  I ran and I supported.  And on top of all of that, I successfully fulfilled not just one, but all of my cravings as advised by the Elf for Health challenge…  And evidently I was craving lots of peanutty, potatoey, and pizzafied items :P   Remember those frozen sweet potatoes I found at TJ’s?  I cannot. stop. eating. them.

As always, thank you Jenn from Peas and Crayons for hosting another tasty link-up!

vanilla Silk cappuccino

Peanut Butter Chocolate Pancakes

Directions:

  • 2 tablespoons white whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons peanut flour
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon stevia
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 egg whites {or 1 whole egg}
  • 2 – 4 tablespoons water

Directions

  1. In a bowl, add all of the ingredients and whisk until the batter is smooth.  Note: I add the dry ingredients first, then the wet ingredients.
  2. Spray a medium-sized skillet with non-stick cooking spray and place over medium heat.
  3. For each pancake, spoon 2 generous tablespoons of batter into the pan.  Cook each pancake until a few bubbles form and burst, approximately 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Flip the pancakes with a spatula and cook until browned on the underside, 1 to 2 more minutes.
  5. Serve the stack of ‘cakes with your favorite toppings and enjoy!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Pancakes topped with peanut butter frosting + chocolate Cho + slivered almonds

rice cakes topped with peanutty TJ’s Frozen Roasted and Mashed Frozen Sweet Potatoes

orange slices, pizzafied salad, & TJ’s Baked Lentil Chips

apple slices & cereal yogurt mess with Erewhon Corn Flakes Cereal + vanilla Cho

pizzafied salad

whole wheat tortillas + peanutty TJ’s Frozen Roasted and Mashed Frozen Sweet Potatoes

Apple Crumb VitaTop with a dollop of whipped cream

P.S.  Today is National Oatmeal Muffin Day [I don't make this stuff up]…  I already dug into a delicious stack of pancakes [obvi] when I found out, but maybe I’ll have some dessert style oats for dinner?

Today…  #elf4Health 12/19 Day 24:  Bake cookies!  I can’t reveal what I made because I’m sending them to my Secret Santa blend but I did taste test [to make sure they're not poisonous or anything] and think they turned out pretty tasty!

Tomorrow…  #elf4Health 12/20 Day 25:  Make a casserole for dinner tonight.  Hmm, a pizzafied casserole?  Mexican casserole?  Tuna casserole?

Question:  What have you been craving?

Question:  What’s your favorite casserole?  Feel free to leave a link!

— Allison

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  1. Now I know why we’re blends… you make delicious foods! Pancakes and rice cakes? A girl after my own heart. Looks like a pretty productive day to me! I mean, when cookies are involved, how can it not be? ;)

  2. All of this food looks amazing and is making me hungry. I have never made a casserole before but I always enjoy them when someone else makes one! I’ve been craving sushi like no other and luckily I am going out for sushi tonight :)

  3. Um those pancakes….i need to invest in pb flour yesterday…i will be making those sometime over vacation :)

  4. Those pancakes look unbelievable! Anything that combines chocolate and peanut butter is a winner in my book!

    Just recently I made a green chile quinoa w/ soy chorizo casserole. It was SO good! The recipe can be found here: http://cleaneatingveggiegirl.wordpress.com/2012/12/14/green-chile-cheese-quinoa-with-soy-chorizo/

    • Agreed, PB + chocolate is one of the best combos! Mmm, that sounds delic- Ryan and I both love quinoa and TJ’s chicken sausage, that would be great for a chilly evening…

  5. Chocolate PB pancakes looks amazing and your salad looks so pretty and colourful.

  6. I can’t believe I’ve never thought to make Peanut Butter Chocolate Pancakes! Those look delicious! I can’t wait to try out the recipe :)

  7. Everything looks sooo good! Especially those peanut chocolate pancakes- I definitely need to go buy PB2 again:)

  8. YAY for having a productive day LOL. I feel like everytime I say I’m going to take a productive day…it never really is and I don’t remember what I did during the day ha ha.

  9. I love those days where I get to eat everything I’m craving! :D Lately I’ve been craving sushi, cookies and fro yo. I’ve satisfied my first two cravings, but I still haven’t had fro yo recently. I need to do that!

    I don’t know what I’m doing for the casserole challenge tomorrow either! I’m thinking maybe a pasta bake of some kind…

  10. I love how you pizzafied your salads and those pancakes look devine! I love anything with peanut butter and chocolate!

  11. You were one busy girl!! I wish I had a craving for anything right now! I haven’t had an appetite for days due to being sick.. However, those pancakes sure do look good!!

    • Aw, boo, sorry girl! I hope you’re feeling better… I started feeling a bit under-the-weather on Wednesday and it felt like it hit me like a ton of bricks yesterday. Hoping it’s nothing serious, it’s the best time of the year!

  12. dude one day you have to cook for me, I am drooling over that lunch

  13. Those pancakes look beyond delicious. And those rice cakes look really yummy too, although I NEVER would have thought to top it with sweet potatoes. Weird combo, but I’m definitely intrigued :)

  14. Love those super productive days! I ended up doing a tonne of cooking, baking, and cleaning today too, and while it sounds like a bunch of chores, dare I say it was actually ridiculously satisfying? Nothing like knocking a tonne of things off the old to-do list – it’s almost as enjoyable as hitting cravings on the head. Lately I haven’t been able to get enough bananas, yogurt, applesauce, cinnamon, and almond butter. I’m actually starting to get a little bit worried because I’ve been craving these things for MONTHS now and it doesn’t look like they’re going away. Oh well. If it’s not broken…

    • Completely agree, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! I’ve been digging dessert style oats for dinner lately- so easy, sweet, and satisfying after a day at work and a sweaty workout :)

  15. Nom, those pancakes look SO good! Peanuts and chocolate are meant to go together, especially in pancake form. Def going to have to try those out asap.

  16. I’m always amazed by the foods you put together. Good thing you shared that awesome pancake recipe with us considering I just ran out of bisquick mix =)

  17. aaaaand i’m definitely making those pancakes stat. i love chocolate peanut butter and i know your pancakes will never fail. your meals look awesome. i’m so glad you got to take a personal day, those are so necessary sometimes. i’m able to be SO much more productive on personal days than i am on weekend days for some reason. no idea why but it’s nice.

    • Agree about how wonderful chocolate + PB are together and agree about being more productive during the week than the weekend. On the weekends I have started to embrace vegging out and would much rather sit on the sofa than vacuum :P

  18. I need those pancakes in my life, as soon as possible. Yours always look so good! And yay for a super productive day! There’s nothing better than sitting down in a nice clean house or apartment after working so hard to get everything done :)

  19. I saw those frozen sweet taters and I’m glad to find that someone liked them..at first glance they kinda skeeved me out. Now that I know I may have to try them!! This looks like a great day of eats, and I love your pizzafied salad! Being productive is one of the best things ever..ever.

  20. OMG those pancakes look so good. Do you think they could be made into waffles too? I don’t make pancakes at home because they never live up to my favorites from Bob Evans and IHOP

  21. Those pancakes look delicious!! And I think you have officially convinced me to go and buy those sweet potatoes now!! So excited! :)

  22. I love the idea of pizzified salad!! Yum!
    Also, it’s becoming more clear than ever that I need (1) peanut flour and (2) whipped cream in my life. haha. #2 is lack of memory and #1 is difficulty finding — but pancakes and whipped cream ARE in my near future. I promise. ;)

  23. Those pancakes look awesome!

  24. I approve of a day full of peanuts and pizza. Especially in PB-choco pancakes are involved–holy cow, those look amazing! And I missed oatmeal muffin day?? Thank goodness I made up for it this morning with oatmeal cookies ;)

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