Healthy Peanut Butter Coconut Swirl Pancakes

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Yesterday was a long day- an 18 hour day to be exact! Eric and I were up until 12:30 trying to solve our QuickBooks woes. So I decided that this morning would be a fun and indulgent morning. I knew Eric was working from home today, so I decided to treat us to a nice breakfast together.

Oh. And let me tell you. I have new favourite pancakes and I think you will too once you try these.

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Healthy Peanut Butter Coconut Swirl Pancakes

Inspired by Fat Free Vegan

Ingredients:

Batter:

  • 1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 T organic cane sugar (or regular will do)
  • 2 t baking powder (I use aluminum-free)
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1 1/3 cup soy or almond milk
  • 1/2 T egg replacer mixed with 2 T warm water (or 1 egg)

Peanut Butter Swirl:

  • 2 T peanut butter
  • 1-2 T natural unsweetened applesauce

Coconut Maple Syrup:

  • 1 generous T coconut oil
  • 1/2 T Pure Maple Syrup

Directions:

1. Mix dry batter ingredients into a medium sized bowl. Mix egg replacer in a small bowl and set aide. Whisk in milk into dry ingredients. Whisk in egg replacer. Add more milk to thin out if necessary. Set batter aside and preheat skillet. While skillet heats up, mix swirl batter into a small bowl or mug. Place swirl batter into a baggie and clip off end. This will allow you to pipe it into the pancakes. Pour batter onto skillet and immediately pipe the swirl onto the pancakes. Once bubbles have form and popped, flip pancakes and cook the otherside. Mix the syrup ingredients together and brush onto the cooked pancakes with a spoon. Garnish with shredded coconut. Now enjoy the most decadent and moist tasting pancakes you’ve ever had! Makes 6 medium sized pancakes.

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This recipe was inspired by Fat Free Vegan’s cinnamon swirl pancakes.

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Piping on the swirl was so much fun I couldn’t stand it.

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These were the BEST pancakes I have ever made!!!!!!

The peanut Butter swirl made the pancakes so decadent and super moist. I couldn’t get over it. The coconut oil ‘syrup’ was something I have been dreaming up for a while now and it was even better than I expected. I can’t believe I only needed 1/2 T of maple syrup and it still tasted so sweet. It was the perfect breakfast when you are looking for something a little wild, fun, yet still filled with tons of healthy ingredients (coconut oil, peanut butter, whole wheat flour, etc).

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Eric loved them too…and he hates peanut butter! lol. Or so he thinks ;)

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These are my new ‘go-to’ pancake recipe. I want to make these for lunch now. lol. ;)

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Well folks, I am off to continue the be good to myself morning with a nice run. Then it is back to work!

Enjoy your day! :D

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brandi August 5, 2009

beautiful pancakes! i hope you have a good run!

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Whitney August 5, 2009

Those are gorgeous! Angela, you are genius!

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april August 5, 2009

Ah those are my kind of pancakes!!

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Shannon (The Daily Balance) August 5, 2009

these look AMAZING – thanks for the fantastic idea!

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Madelin @ What is for breakfast? August 5, 2009

Incredible! I think I will be testing these out on the weekend!!! YUM!

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Pam at Highway to Health August 5, 2009

Wow, those look amazing.. I might be drooling..

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Sana August 5, 2009

Yummy!

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Kim August 5, 2009

OMG…I am making these!!!! Maybe tonight for dinner! ;)

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Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope August 5, 2009

Those sound so delicious!!! They actually remind me a little of cinnamon buns. ;) Fabulous recipe Angela!

xxoo
Heather

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VeggieGirl August 5, 2009

Damn good pancakes – period.

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Lainie August 5, 2009

Beautiful! I’m making those soon. Enjoy your run.

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Ashley August 5, 2009

holy smokes. youre a genius!

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Coco August 5, 2009

oh my god! Those pancakes sound out of this world good. I just got back to Boston and need to go grocery shopping so I think I am def going to pick up stuff to makes these!!!! oooooooo yayyy!

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Lizzie August 5, 2009

You reminded me that I need to make some pancakes – my brother’s girlfriend sent down some Candian Maple Syrup last week, so I think your post is giving me the nudge to make them. Might try out your recipe!!

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Janessa August 5, 2009

Oh my goodness! These look AMAZING! What a great idea for pancakes. Peanut butter anything is delicious. Ooooh, almond butter would be really good too.

Thanks for the killer recipe!

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Suzanne August 5, 2009

Those look delicious! I’m bookmarking this recipe to make for my hunnie sometime soon ;)

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britt August 5, 2009

those look and sound absolutely amazing! i love peanut butter and pancakes so both put together must be out of this world.

hope you have a great day! there’s nothing wrong with taking some time to care for yourself. that will keep you at your best every other day.

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RunToFinish August 5, 2009

wow I am drooling…really unfair since I’m at work!

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Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now August 5, 2009

Ooh those look so pretty and fun!

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Genie August 5, 2009

I love the swirl! Great idea!

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Sarah August 5, 2009

Yum! I love PB pancakes :) Good for you for being good to yourself today.

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She-Fit August 5, 2009

OH WOW! These look delicious. Love the post… we all need our rest

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christina August 5, 2009

oh my goodness my mouth is salivating looking at the photos!!! looks so good!

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Gillian August 5, 2009

I have to say, I am a little jealous of Eric because I have always wanted to live with someone who just gets up and makes pancakes. And these pancakes look out of this world! I must train myself to wake up and make such a thing!!

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allijag August 5, 2009

OMG that is such a fantastic and easy idea! LOVE IT!

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kay (eating machine) August 5, 2009

oh my goodness! pancakes and peanut butter are two of my fiance’s favorite things-this will make an amazing breakfast surprise for him!

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Susan August 5, 2009

Ohmygosh, those look sooooo good! Pancakes are my go-to breakfast when I want to treat myself too. They’re just so comforting! Hope your day today is a little more relaxing :)

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Jess August 5, 2009

Oh.my.gosh. Those look fantastic. YUM!
I agree, be kind to yourself :)
<3 jess

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Kailey (PB Swirl) August 5, 2009

these are just calling my name.
totally just bookmarked this!! you are a genius!

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EatingRD August 5, 2009

Oh my goodness, those sound wonderful for a special breakfast! Peanut butter on anything is pretty much heaven to me :) Thank you!
-kristen

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Gena (Choosing Raw) August 5, 2009

Wow! These look terrific, Ange.

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Shelby August 5, 2009

Fabulous Pancakes!!!

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Rosey Rebecca August 5, 2009

Oh man! Those sound amazing!! I have to try them! You have such great ideas!! Enjoy your run!!

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Marissa August 5, 2009

Those look great! I love the swirls!! :)

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Beth @ CrossBorderCravings August 5, 2009

Those pancakes look so yummy! I love the idea of swirls in them :O)

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Beth August 5, 2009

Those look seriously delicious!! If you make ‘em for lunch, can I have some? ;)

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Alex August 5, 2009

You clever woman!

These look beautiful AND delicious! I think this is something I should try this weekend!

My boyfriend thanks you in advance ;)

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Rebeca August 5, 2009

1. Wow pancakes are the best. Yum- and there’s nothing better than PB. Did you add the maple syrup to your batter too? I got myself confused haha.

2. I’m glad you’re taking care of yourself :)

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meghan August 5, 2009

this looks sooo good! If I was to make it for three people would I need to double the recipe?

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Keri August 5, 2009

how many do they make (# of servings & # of pancakes)? They look incredible! I think I might make myself some very soon!!

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