Friday, March 14, 2014

Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen #76: Gingerbread Boy Peanut Butter Pancakes

Time for Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen
(A weekly linky to share what you and your children have created in the kitchen.)


The linky is at the bottom.

Last night was Breakfast for Dinner Thursday in our house. It had been a while since we had peanut butter pancakes and I really wanted some. I have mentioned them on the blog a few times, but I just realized yesterday afternoon, that I never shared the recipe. (As I searched back through my posts I noticed that the one that I meant to post was still in draft mode.)  I figured this was a great time to share it. I originally found the recipe over at Recipe Shoebox.

Amelia wanted to help in the kitchen. We were supposed to be making Gingerbread Boy Cookies to go with our Fox unit, but they have to stay in the fridge for at least 3 hours before baking them. As it was getting too late for that, I asked Amelia if she wanted to make the pancakes look like gingerbread boys. She jumped at the chance. So this became:

Amelia and a Mom in the Kitchen


1/2 cup wheat flour
1/2 cup white flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbs sugar
2 Tbs oil
1 egg
1 cup + 2 Tbs milk
1/2 cup peanut butter
(These amounts are for a single batch, we tripled it for our family as I always do. We do have quite a few left over.)

We started by mixing together the wheat flour,

the white flour,

the baking powder and the salt.

Then we set it aside to mix the "wet" ingredients together.
We combined the sugar,

the oil,

the egg (which Amelia insisted on cracking),

and the milk.

Then we added the peanut butter and stirred it in until smooth.

I used my gingerbread boy cookie cutter to shape the batter.

We also had sausage links and eggs for dinner.

I wanted to make sure to mention that this batter is really thick. I use an electric griddle to make the pancakes and I have to set the temperature at 300 instead of 325 like the regular pancakes. Also, the batter doesn't really bubble so you need to check underneath to see when they are ready to flip. They will be a nice golden brown. After they are flipped you need to smoosh them down, the batter will spread out a bit. I do this so they will cook thoroughly inside.

Yummy gingerbread boy shaped pancakes decorated with mini chocolate chips. 

Recipe Directions:
1- Mix together the dry ingredients: wheat flour, white flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
2- Mix together the sugar, oil, egg and milk.
3- Combine wet ingredients and dry ingredients.
4- Add peanut butter and mix thoroughly.
5- Cook on preheated griddle/pan watching carefully, check underneath for golden brown color.
6- After flipping, make sure to smoosh down to ensure they cook thoroughly. 
7- Enjoy

Do you have your children help you in the kitchen?  What lessons do they learn? Do you have any kid friendly recipes to share?

I'd love to see your posts, whether you have done something this week or some time in the past. Just link up below. This is a weekly linky.

I am linking up to:
PhotobucketFull Time MamaMore the Merrier Monday

Melt in Your Mouth Monday
Try a New Recipe Tuesday at Home to Four Kiddos
The Gathering Spot at Mamal Diane
Friday Food Frenzy at Close to Home
Fantastic Thursday at Five Little Chefs
Foodie Friends Friday at Robyn'sView
Family Fun Friday at Happy and Blessed Home
Find a New Recipe Friday at Almost Supermom

And here is my Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen linky


  1. Thanks for hosting! We love breakfast for dinner. :-) Great photos!

  2. Love the recipe, thank you!! I love help in the kitchen from my little ones!

  3. Thanks for hosting the party.

  4. The Gingerbread Boy Pancakes look very cute. Looks like your daughter was really into making them too. My daughter loves to crack the eggs when we are baking. I don't think I have ever tried peanut butter pancakes but they do sound delicious. I am going to have to pin this to remember to go back and try these with the kids. Tomorrow is our day of baking in the kitchen. I am not sure what we are going to make yet.

  5. I hope you don't get this comment twice. I am not sure that it went through. The Gingerbread Boy Pancake looks really cute. Your daughter looked like she was really into baking as well. My daughter loves to crack the eggs when we are baking as well. I plan on pinning this post to try your peanut butter pancake recipe. I don't think I have ever had peanut butter pancakes before. Tomorrow is our day to be in the kitchen. I am not totally sure of what we will make yet.

  6. Peanut Butter pancakes sound so yummy! We usually have PB as a topping. I bet my kids would love them to be cooked in. And the gingerbread shape was a great idea!!! So much faster than cookies!


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