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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Peanut Butter Apple Pancake Pizzas

A perfect breakfast or fun snack, these peanut butter apple pancake pizzas will leave you with a smile on your face every time!


Pancake covered with maple peanut butter, shredded apples and peanuts like a small breakfast pizza with glass of milk


    Breakfast does not have to be boring! Turn your pancakes into a fun pizza inspired dish with the added protein punch of peanut butter and shredded apple "cheese." It's a perfectly fun way to fill your belly.


    I don't know about you, but around here it seems that life just keeps getting busier by the minute.  Of course one of the most hectic times of day is the morning.

   Getting everyone up and dressed and out the door on time is a challenge under even the best of circumstances.  Making sure we've had a nutritious breakfast before we go just adds to the stress.

   But as with all things busy, the best way to tackle the problem is with a game plan! Bonus if the game plan includes something delicious!

Side view of golden pancake topped with peanut butter, shredded apples and peanuts

    First things first, mornings go faster when there isn't an argument.  So, picking breakfast staples that the kids are going love but you agree with is a number one priority.

     That's where these Peanut Butter Apple Pancake Pizzas come in.  They are delicious, nutritious and fun to eat!

    Not to mention you can make a whole stack of pancakes on the weekend and put the extras in the fridge to use during the week.  It helps to get breakfast ready in an instant and puts a smile on the kiddos faces.  It doesn't get much better than that!


    These wholesome gems come together with just a few ingredients.  You can make our favorite homemade pancake recipe if you'd like or feel free to use a mix, whichever you prefer.

     For the peanut butter layer, we have more options. Plain peanut butter would be great, but for something a little sweeter, stir in some maple syrup or honey.

   Next use a cheese grater to shred an apple over the peanut butter. It will give the effect of cheese but taste better with the peanut butter!

     Feel free to top with nuts or a drizzle of maple syrup if you'd like. Feel fre to customize to your heart's content!
 

Ideas for leftovers: 

    Make a couple of batches of pancakes on Saturday morning and sit the family down to a nice breakfast together.  Put the extra pancakes in the refrigerator and pull one or two out for a quick weekday breakfast.

 Spread a little maple peanut butter on, throw in some slices of apple and hit the door.  Fold it like a taco or eat it like a pizza.

It is grab-n-go and practically mess free!  See, mornings are going to be a breeze!

Easy adaptations:


     I thought it would be fun to grate some apple to make it look like cheese on the pizza.  They really did look great.

Of course you could save yourself some time and chop or slice them instead.  No matter how you decide to cut your apple, these are sure to be a hit.

If you prefer honey, stir a bit into the peanut butter in place of the syrup. Or for a lower sugar version, leave it out and use plain peanut butter.

Instead of making an apple pizza, add slices of banana on the peanut butter and fold it to look like a taco.  Add a slice of bacon and drizzle of honey for a breakfast Elvis would love.

 My little guy thought it was so much fun to eat his little pizza.  I'm not going to lie, I thought it was a lot of fun too!

Peanut butter and apple pancake pizza on plate


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Peanut Butter Apple Pancake Pizzas

A perfect breakfast or fun snack, these peanut butter apple pancake pizzas will leave you with a smile every time!
prep time: 10 Mcook time: 15 Mtotal time: 25 M

ingredients:

  • 1 batch pancakes
  • A few Tablespoons Creamy Peanut Butter
  • A few teaspoons maple syrup
  • Apples
  • Optional:
  • Additional syrup and Peanuts

instructions:

How to cook Peanut Butter Apple Pancake Pizzas

  1. Make the pancakes according to the recipe directions. I made mine about 4 oz of batter each, but a plate sized pizza would be fun for bigger kids!
  2. I found the apples grated easiest for me if I pealed them first. I also did some unpeeled and chopped. Both tasted great, but the grated apples looked more like cheese on a pizza!
  3. Warm up your syrup and drizzle over the apples.
  4. Top with chopped nuts.
  5. Sit back and watch the smiles!
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A perfect breakfast or fun snack, these peanut butter apple pancake pizzas will leave you with a smile every time!



49 comments:

  1. We have always spread peanut butter onto of our pancakes and topping them with fresh fruit is always a win.

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    1. It's a great way to turn them into a full meal. Thanks, Candy!

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  2. Maple peanut butter-genius. We have enjoyed our pancakes with peanut butter, honey and bananas for years. We also enjoy dipping our apples in peanut butter. This takes our favorites to a whole new level. This is what's for breakfast this weekend.

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    1. Isn't that smart? I used to melt peanut butter and maple together occasionally for waffles. Now I don't have to go through the added step! The flavors work so well together. I hope you enjoy them!

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  3. This looks delicious! I have never had peanut butter on my pancakes, but I bet it is delish!

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    1. You'll have to give it a try! Especially with the maple added, it's like it was meant to be!

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  4. Looks really good! I'll definitely have to try this soon!

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    1. Thank you! They were a big hit here. I hope you love them too!

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    1. Thank you! They are quick, easy and great for those busy mornings. Folded in half, my little guy can eat one on the run!

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  6. Ok this looks so good!! I love pancakes and peanut butter together! fav combo

    http://xoxobella.com

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    1. Thanks, Bella! It is definitely a delicious way to start the day!

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  7. What a cute idea Carlee! I didn't even know there was a maple flavor so I'm glad you highlighted it here!

    Mollie

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    1. Thanks, Mollie! Isn't that genius? I love peanut butter and maple together!

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  8. Wow - these look fabulous... especially with peanut butter! Never tried that - pinned for later!

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    1. Thanks, Clare! I just think these flavors are meant to go together and this is an extra fun way to serve them. I hope you give them a try!

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  9. I've never added PB to pancakes but just might give it a try now!

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    1. It is a great topping for pancakes! I think it helps you feel full longer too. I hope you love it!

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  10. These pancakes look so delicious! Thanks for sharing!

    Xx, Emily

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  11. I LOVE peanut butter on my pancakes and what a great idea to add apples! Delicious! {client}

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    1. Thank you, Cathy! We had so much fun making and eating them. Now my little dude wants pancake pizzas for breakfast at least a couple of times a week!

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  12. What a unique take on pancakes! These look absolutely delicious! I can't wait to give them a try!

    xo Ashley

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    1. Thanks, Ashley! They are a lot of fun and super delicious!

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  13. My mouth is watering and I'm wondering why I never thought of this before! Delicious and awesome idea.

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    1. Ha! Thanks, Hannah! I hope you give them a try!

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  14. Maple peanut butter?!?!?! Oh my gosh you literally just made my day!!! Those are my two favorite things combined haha I'm going to check this out right away. You're brilliant :)

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    1. Isn't that fabulous?! Now the key is staying out of the jar. My drawer of spoons and cabinet of maple peanut butter could be a dangerous mix ;-)

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  15. I had no idea that peanut butter came flavored with maple or cinnamon. I am definitely going to check that out! Love your shopping diagram, wish I had that for my whole list!

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    1. I'll definitely make you one, you'd just have to shop at one of my two normal stores. Anywhere else and I wander like a lost puppy. Wandering can get expensive too! ;-) Thank you!

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  16. Love the combo of flavors you used Carlee!

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    1. Thanks, Jenna! It all was delicious together!

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  17. Hello Carlee, you pancakes look so good and yummy. Thanks for sharing this recipe to make them and I pinned!
    Enjoy the holiday weekend.
    Julie xo

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  18. If I call anything Pizza, my son is more likely to it, ha ha! Thanks for sharing on Creative K Kids #TastyTuesdays

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    1. My husband is the same way ;-) What I call a food makes all the difference as to whether or not he likes it!

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  19. Thanks Carlee for sharing this recipe at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    Enjoy the week!

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  20. Breakfast overload! My kids would go crazy. Pinned and shared!

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    1. Ha! I'm sure they'll love them! Thanks, Quinn!

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  21. What a neat recipe! Sounds so tasty!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  22. Oh my goodness, what a awesome Pancake Pizza! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

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  23. Carlee, I want some! Pinned it. So glad you party with us at Merry Monday and share your scrumptious recipes!

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    1. I'd happily share! Thank you so much for hosting such a great party!

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  24. Yum! My kids would love this for breakfast. Thanks for sharing at the Wednesday Showcase!

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