Fluffy gluten free, vegan stuffed pancakes, with a warm peanut butter and banana filling.

Peanut Butter & Banana Stuffed Pancakes

I have a new favorite breakfast. It’s sweet, it’s bready, it’s simple, it has peanut butter AND banana, it’s pancakes! I know, I know; there’s nothing new or special about pancakes.

These ones, however, aren’t just any ol’ pancakes; these ones are stuffed with a pb/banana filling that oozes out once you cut into it, leaving you salivating in disbelief. Okay, maybe that only happens to me.

I like to think of these stuffed pancakes as confused crepes. They’re like a teenager who can’t decide if he wants to go to the police academy or follow his dream of becoming a musician, so he does both and becomes the greatest cop in the force with his new musical crime fighting tactics.

Peanut Butter & Banana Stuffed Pancakes

One important step you don’t want to skip in this recipe, is to freeze the filling after you mix and portion it. That way you can handle them and plop them on top of the pancake batter when cooking. Otherwise, it will be gooey and hard to work with. It is doable that way, but why make things more difficult than they need to be?

Peanut Butter & Banana Stuffed Pancakes

The options for fillings are unlimited. I did opt for the classic peanut butter and banana combo; it was hard not to. But, you could easily replace it with whatever you’re feeling. Peaches? Strawberries & almond butter? Chocolate cherry? The possibilities are endless.

Peanut Butter & Banana Stuffed Pancakes

Peanut Butter & Banana Stuffed Pancakes
Serves 2
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Pancakes
  1. 1 cup (150g) All Purpose Gluten Free Flour
  2. 1 Tbsp (15g) Baking Powder
  3. 1 Tbsp (7g) Ground Flax + 3 Tbsp (45ml) Warm Water
  4. ¼ tsp Sea Salt
  5. ½ cup (125g) Mashed Banana
  6. ½ cup + ⅛ cup (150ml) Almond Milk
  7. ¼ cup (60ml) Sunflower Oil
  8. 2 Tbsp (30ml) Maple Syrup
  9. 1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
Filling
  1. (100g) 1 small Banana
  2. ⅓ cup (85g) Peanut Butter (100% nuts, no additives)
  3. 1 Tbsp (15ml) Maple Syrup
  4. Pinch of Salt
Instructions
  1. For the filling: Prepare the filling by mashing the banana into a paste with a fork in a bowl. Stir in the peanut butter, maple syrup and salt. Using a cookie scoop or ⅛ cup measure, scoop the mix onto a baking sheet lined with parchment until mixture is gone and place in the freezer. You should end up with 6 piles. Freeze at least 30 minutes ahead of time, or overnight.
  2. For the pancakes: Prepare flax egg by combining ground flax and water in a small dish. Set aside. Sift dry ingredients into a mixing bowl. Mash the banana in a separate bowl. Add remaining wet ingredients (including flax egg) and stir. Combine the wet and dry ingredients and stir until fully incorporated.
  3. Heat a pan over medium heat with 1-2 Tbsp of oil. When hot, place ⅛ cup of pancake batter onto the pan. Place a frozen disc of filling on top of the batter, then cover with another ⅛ cup of pancake batter. (Refer to pictures above if necessary.) Cook 2-3 minutes per side. Continue until the batter is gone, adding more oil to the pan as needed. Makes 6 pancakes.
Notes
  1. *When making the pancake batter, you can also blend the banana with the other wet ingredients in a blender or food processor, instead of mashing by hand.
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5 thoughts on “Peanut Butter & Banana Stuffed Pancakes”

  1. This recipe had me drooling since I first saw it on your Instagram. These are hands down the best pancakes I’ve seen in a long time and you couldn’t have picked a better filling combo, I mean…PB and banana hell yes forever!!!
    The recipe is already saved in my computer and I’m gonna make them as soon as my bananas have reached the perfect level of ripeness (and they better get ripe soon cause I wanna eat pancakes asap!).

    xo

    1. Thanks so much, Gemma! Waiting for bananas (and avocados) to ripen is always torture! I hope you don’t have to wait too long. 🙂

  2. This looks amazing! If I wanted to use regular all purpose flour, would I need to adjust anything? I know some flours need different amounts of liquids.

    1. Hi Diana! You should be able to use all purpose flour no problem, without adjustments. I used Bob’s Red Mill flour which can generally be substituted cup for cup for regular all purpose flour. Thanks for stopping by!

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