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Peanut Buttermilk Pancakes

With a couple of small peanut butter fans in my house, the obvious choice for Shrove Tuesday this year was the peanut butter version. Kids will have a lot of fun getting their flip on and making these pancakes.  They are great for breakfast but equally yummy as a special desert. One of the secrets to fluffy pancakes is to make sure you don’t overmix your batter.

Our kitchen was a bit of a pancake factory for a while, but all the mess was worth it as they were delicious. A full plate of neatly stacked pancakes were demolished and devoured within minutes!

Happy Shrove Tuesday!

Gill x

Preparation Time:
10 minutes
Cooking Time:
5 minutes
Serves: 2 little boys or one greedy grown up!


  • 130g plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 180ml buttermilk
  • 1 heaped tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 100ml full fat milk
  • maple syrup and bananas for serving
    1. Mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt in a bowl.
    2. In another bowl whisk the buttermilk, egg, vanilla extract and milk. Add in the peanut butter.
    3. Combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients and then heat a non stick pan. Spoon a ladleful of the mixture into the pan spreading into a circle and cook until you start to see the bubbles appear on the pancake. Flip over and cook on the other side until golden brown.
    4. Repeat until all the mixture has been used. Stack your pancakes with bananas or whatever fruit you may wish to use and drizzle with maple syrup.


    Pancake Day, Shrove Tuesday, call it what you will! When Cain was a wee boy we'd plan our day long pancake feast for weeks with sweet and savoury fillings served at every meal for every course. 

    Way, way back Shrove Tuesday marked the day before Ash Wednesday and Lent for all good Christians, it was a pagan holiday. The Slavs believed that the change of the seasons was a fight between the evil spirits of cold and dark that winter brought with it and Jarilo, the god of vegetation, fertility and springtime.

    People were, of course, on the side of Jarilo and during Shrovetide Week, when spring arrived, they made and scoffed down pancakes. The hot, round mixture symbolized the sun and the Slavs believed that by eating them they could consume the power, light and warmth of their biggest star. 

    So, as you're flipping pancake number twenty seven in the air, know that you're helping Jarilo! I'm not quite sure where the peanut butter fits in but OMGollyGosh it sounds heavenly!

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    Happy Flipping!

    Nicki x