Healthy Peanut Butter Coconut Swirl Pancakes

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on August 5, 2009

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.


Healthy Peanut Butter Coconut Swirl Pancakes

Inspired by Fat Free Vegan



  • 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


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.


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).


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



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


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 at 9:56 am

beautiful pancakes! i hope you have a good run!


Whitney August 5, 2009 at 10:01 am

Those are gorgeous! Angela, you are genius!


april August 5, 2009 at 10:04 am

Ah those are my kind of pancakes!!


Shannon (The Daily Balance) August 5, 2009 at 10:07 am

these look AMAZING – thanks for the fantastic idea!


Madelin @ What is for breakfast? August 5, 2009 at 10:09 am

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


Pam at Highway to Health August 5, 2009 at 10:11 am

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


Sana August 5, 2009 at 10:25 am



Kim August 5, 2009 at 10:26 am

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


Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope August 5, 2009 at 10:40 am

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



VeggieGirl August 5, 2009 at 10:50 am

Damn good pancakes – period.


Lainie August 5, 2009 at 11:05 am

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


Ashley August 5, 2009 at 11:10 am

holy smokes. youre a genius!


Coco August 5, 2009 at 11:16 am

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!


Lizzie August 5, 2009 at 11:19 am

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!!


Janessa August 5, 2009 at 11:25 am

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!


Suzanne August 5, 2009 at 11:44 am

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


britt August 5, 2009 at 11:47 am

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.


RunToFinish August 5, 2009 at 11:49 am

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


Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now August 5, 2009 at 11:51 am

Ooh those look so pretty and fun!


Genie August 5, 2009 at 11:55 am

I love the swirl! Great idea!


Sarah August 5, 2009 at 11:55 am

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


She-Fit August 5, 2009 at 12:13 pm

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


christina August 5, 2009 at 12:32 pm

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


Gillian August 5, 2009 at 12:37 pm

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!!


allijag August 5, 2009 at 12:44 pm

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


kay (eating machine) August 5, 2009 at 12:52 pm

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


Susan August 5, 2009 at 12:54 pm

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 :)


Jess August 5, 2009 at 12:57 pm Those look fantastic. YUM!
I agree, be kind to yourself :)
<3 jess


Kailey (PB Swirl) August 5, 2009 at 1:03 pm

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


EatingRD August 5, 2009 at 1:05 pm

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


Gena (Choosing Raw) August 5, 2009 at 1:06 pm

Wow! These look terrific, Ange.


Shelby August 5, 2009 at 1:21 pm

Fabulous Pancakes!!!


Rosey Rebecca August 5, 2009 at 1:33 pm

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


Marissa August 5, 2009 at 1:33 pm

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


Beth @ CrossBorderCravings August 5, 2009 at 2:10 pm

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


Beth August 5, 2009 at 2:12 pm

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


Alex August 5, 2009 at 4:27 pm

You clever woman!

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

My boyfriend thanks you in advance ;)


Rebeca August 5, 2009 at 6:01 pm

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 :)


meghan August 5, 2009 at 8:55 pm

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


Keri August 5, 2009 at 10:18 pm

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


Suzanne August 6, 2009 at 3:27 am

Yummy, yummy in MY tummy!


Jordan August 6, 2009 at 11:25 am

The swirl looks sooo good! I can’t wait to try these! I recently made an ‘icing’ with coconut butter, sheeps milk yogurt, cinnamon and vanilla agave. I bet that would go great spread on pancakes too. Thanks for the inspiration


J. August 21, 2009 at 6:14 pm

Oh my goodness! I made these for dinner tonight (mmm, breakfast for dinner) and they were FANTASTIC! I also added a few blueberries for the fun of it! Thanks, this recipe is a keeper!


Melissa November 13, 2009 at 2:25 pm

These look perfect for a Sunday Brunch. my stomach is rumbling. Thx Thx Thx!!!


lindsey February 16, 2010 at 11:04 pm

best. pancakes. ever. :)

♥ lindsey


Jeannie March 16, 2010 at 10:44 am

Hello there! I am new to your site and love your Blog and recipes. I wonder though, do you know how many calories these pancakes are. I tried them today and they are WONDERFUL!


Natalie April 3, 2010 at 10:44 am

Made these using the flax egg replacer recipe and chunky peanut butter. I loved them, my non veg boyfriend loved them, they were phenomenal. Thank you ever so much for this wonderful recipe.


Christan September 13, 2010 at 4:02 am

We finally made these today. I made one batch and after eating 2 pancakes while waiting for the others to cook.. I decided to make another batch. ;)
These are awesome to make ahead of time and stick in the fridge! I used almond milk and added wheat germ/coconut flakes/flax seeds straight to the batter. I also used 1 TB of honey instead of the sugar.
New staple recipe!


Hollie October 9, 2010 at 9:20 pm

Holy Smokes! These look so good, I can’t stand it. I want to give these a shot as soon as possible!


Cassie February 17, 2015 at 9:07 pm

I love cinnamon roll and peanut butter! Great recipe for National Pancake Day!


Nateisha April 10, 2015 at 11:31 pm

My boyfriend and I have these all the time. Sooo yummy! However, we’ve been using an actual egg instead of the egg replacer you suggest. We tried it with chia seeds, but the pancakes didn’t turn out too well. Do you have an egg replacer that you recommend most? Thanks! :)


Nateisha April 10, 2015 at 11:37 pm

I meant to write flax seeds.** Not chia seeds. :P Sorry about that.


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