PB&J Oatcakes.

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Allow me to introduce you to two of my very best friends: PB and J.

They’re besties, kinda like PB and banana. Except these two go wayyyyy back, which makes them old school besties.
They play well together, especially on top toast, bread, inside of cupcakes and more recently, on pancakes.

Awww, how cute.

I was inspired to make these pancakes after recently smearing melty PB and J on toast and falling back in love with my childhood favorite all over again.

The base of the batter is actual oatmeal, which makes them a slightly more dense, rustic pancake.
Plus, there’s no butter or oil and they’re completely vegan. So it’s more like a plus, plus, plus.

This isn’t your ‘might pass off as birthday cake’ pancake.
This is your ‘I really want cake for breakfast but still want to feel semi-healthy’ pancake.
Make sense? I sure hope so.
Because I wouldn’t want you to miss out on this fat stack of pancake bliss.

There is a touch of peanut butter in the batter, but then I went and added a generous helping on top, too.
I mean, do I really have to explian myself here?
Is more peanut butter ever really a bad thing?
No. Let me answer that. No, it’s not.

PB & J Oatcakes
vegan | makes 10 medium pancakes

1/2 cup quick cooking oats
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup boiling water
1/4 cup non-dairy milk [like almond or soy]
1 Tablespoon peanut butter
pinch salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons sugar

2 Tablespoons each natural peanut butter and jelly

Method | Preheat griddle to medium-high heat [about 350 degrees]. Prepare oatmeal by combinging oats and boiling water in a bowl. Cover and let set for 5 minutes. Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Add remaining wet ingredients to oatmeal, including PB, and mix. Add wet to dry and stir until just combined. Scoop onto lightly greased griddle in 1/4 cup measurements. These take a bit longer to cook than traditional pancakes since the oatmeal gives them a lot of moisture – about 2-3 minutes each side. Top with melted PB and J. Dig in!

Holy cow! I mean, could anything really be less than marvelous with pb and j melted on top?
I think not.

Although they didn’t come out as puffy as I’d originally imagined, they were incredibly delicious.
The oatmeal gave them a moist and hearty texture. They aren’t overly sweet. And the PB&J is just phenomenal on top. Makes me forget maple syrup ever existed.

I simply couldn’t dig into these without slicing some banana on top first.
It just wouldn’t have been right. And I was totally right.

Banana takes these from an A to an A+.
Or an A+++, depending on how generous of a teacher you are.
And I for one am a very generous teacher.

That’s a good pancake. A very, very good pancake.

And now onto spelling. Class?

D-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s. Delicious.
A +++++++++++++ for all!

Enjoy! : )




  1. Best of friends…PB&J is AH-mazing. (How’s that for spelling? ;-) ) These look great Dana!

  2. These look delicious and I don’t even like pancakes very well — but LOVE pb&j. May try them this morning!

  3. I love pancakes with oatmeal in them. Looks delicious, as always.

  4. Yum!! I love peanut butter in pancakes, and smothering them in jam and even more peanut butter sounds amazing! Between all the peanut butter and the oatmeal, this would definitely be a filling and satisfying meal!

  5. I looooove PB+J too :D Your pancakes look awesome, I love the oats and peanut butter. I’m so tempted to try these with banana slices dropped into the batter before they’re flipped and then topped with jam or jelly. Mmmmm….

  6. that’s THE BEST preserves on earth!!!

    • AGREED!

  7. Pb, banana and honey are some of my best friends. All sandwiched between some hearty wheat bread. However, were not clicky, we don’t discriminate. I can STILL have out with good ol’ pb&j too!!! And I should, in the form of these pancakes, YUM!!

  8. MMM this looks so good!! Weird fact pancakes and waffles and such in the am never fill me up, I could eat one hundred pancakes and probably still be hungry..maybe not 100 but you get the idea ;)

    • I hear you! I ate all but three of those pancakes but probably could’ve eaten them all. They don’t keep me full as long as a giant bowl of oats, but I love eating pancakes is like having cake for breakfast. So delicious!

  9. yummy #02 thanks so much for inspiration! ;;)

  10. These were delicious!! I cut the recipe in half and they made about 4; I ate them all in one sitting!! Mine actually did puff up a bit, I’m not sure if it was because of the oat type or what. But they were amazing, and the heaping of PB&J on top makes them!!! Definitely worth it :)

    • Yay yay yay! Thanks for sharing Anna! Makes my PB&J lovin’ heart glad :D

  11. im going to try these ones! wow they look great. thanks

  12. yum! i’m going to try these, they look delicious! i only have old fashioned oats though rather than the quick oats, would those still work?

  13. Just made these for the fifth or sixth time…I love that every time I make them they come out differently! Didn’t have bananas so added chocolate chips and used spelt flour. Sooo delicious!

    • So great to hear!

  14. Peanut butter, jelly, and banana is my absolute favorite combination. Great post – these really look delicious!!


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