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Peanut Butter Cup Banana Pancakes


In all honesty, I hate election time. Like, really, really hate it.

I’m so tired of hearing all the negative set to patriotic music. For pete’s sake.


I’d rather just hear each candidate say all their nasty things set to silence. That would suit me just fine.

No need to toy with my emotions. I can make a grown-up decision all by myself without the music, thankyouverymuch.


My distaste for the current political climate drives my parents nuts. My dad thinks I’m a communist.

(er…. I’m totally not. Just to set the record straight. You know… in case we ever circle back that route again.)


My mom… well, her heaviest accusation against me is that I’m not in love with the Batman trilogy.

Apparently that’s plenty grounds for unpatriotism in our family. I never got the memo.



But if we’re talkin’ movies…

You know what I think is unpatriotic?? That Captain America doesn’t get the girl in the end of the movie.

Well, really, more like the girl doesn’t get Captain America. ‘Cause he makes it to the future and stuff, right? But, oh no! Not her. Nope, she lives her whole life knowing the man she loved plunged himself to an arctic death.

And she has to somehow move past that?

What kind of cinematic patriotism is that????

(I may or may not be crying through the ending of that movie as I’m writing this post.…)

Movies and politics aside, I’m not sure it get much more patriotic than these Banana Pancakes.

Oh, with Reese’s Cups in them. Topped with caramel sundae sauce.


Sounds American to me… although I cry at the end of these too ;)


Peanut Butter Cup Banana Pancakes


  • 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 medium very ripe banana
  • 1/4 c peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chopped peanut butter cups
  • Caramel sundae sauce or maple syrup if desired


  1. Use a hand mixer to whisk together the banana and peanut butter.
  2. Mix in the baking powder, brown sugar, salt, and vanilla.
  3. Mix in the flour and the milk. Fold in the peanut butter cups with a spatula.
  4. Cook on a buttered griddle, 1/4 cup of batter per pancake.
  5. Top with caramel sundae sauce or maple syrup if desired.

Notes about this recipe:

  • Start with 1 1/4 cups flour. If you find the batter is too runny, add more flour by 1/4 cups until you’ve reached the perfect pancake consistency.


Looking for more peanut butter banana chocolate goodness?? Check out Dorothy’s Fluffernutter Nutella Banana Bread


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Ashton is the owner and author ofSomething Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador.Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.
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25 Responses to “Peanut Butter Cup Banana Pancakes”

  1. Dawn posted on October 28, 2012 at 8:11 pm (#)

    Wow this sounds like a treat to me. Wonderfully yummy, Im sure:)

  2. Aimee @ ShugarySweets posted on October 28, 2012 at 8:15 pm (#)

    OMGawsh these look so delish. So now people searching will find you under, “communist capt america pancake eater”. hehe! And thanks for ruining the movie for me now. Forget about watching it if they don’t get eachother…(totally kidding, wasn’t going to watch it anyway….:)

  3. Bethany / Sweet Georgia Sweet posted on October 28, 2012 at 9:45 pm (#)

    Those pancakes are American all the way, baby! L♥ve it!!!!!!

  4. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust posted on October 28, 2012 at 10:33 pm (#)

    Oh, peanut butter banana pancakes, how I love thee. Totally making these.

    And my dad totally thinks I’m a communist (I, also, am not.) I like to tease him and say Jordan is probably going to apply to Berkley. He shudders, I laugh.

  5. ShipShapeMadre posted on October 28, 2012 at 11:16 pm (#)

    oh my…I am so glad that you were able to whip these delicious looking things up in the midst of political fever and the disappointment of Captain America not getting the girl. Really, what’s up with that? He is Captain America!

  6. Elaine @ Cooking to Perfection posted on October 28, 2012 at 11:22 pm (#)

    I love the peanut butter/banana theme on here and Crazy for Crust! Two great recipes!!

  7. Aya B. posted on October 29, 2012 at 4:11 am (#)

    Banana….. My number 1 comfort food :D

  8. Jocelyn @BruCrewLife posted on October 29, 2012 at 8:13 am (#)

    There isn’t a whole lot that I love more than peanut butter and banana! I love that combo in pancakes a lot:-) And I was not happy at the end of Capt. America when he had to leave the girl behind…fail!!!

  9. Lori @ RecipeGirl posted on October 29, 2012 at 9:47 am (#)

    Good one for day after Halloween, right?! Delish idea!

    • Ashton posted on November 6, 2012 at 12:02 am (#)

      Thanks girl!

  10. Jessica@AKitchenAddiction posted on October 29, 2012 at 10:36 am (#)

    These are amazing! I love the peanut butter banana combination, especially for breakfast!

  11. sally @ sallys baking addiction posted on October 29, 2012 at 11:00 am (#)

    my facebook is bombarded with political rants. It’s quite bothersome, especially to those with their own opinions. Geez! I hate this time too Ashton. As I sit here braving hurricane sandy – hitting us later today!!- I am in desperate need of a comforting brunch like this. who knows when i’ll be able to use my stove again! YUM!

  12. Liz posted on October 29, 2012 at 11:01 am (#)

    My kids will love me if I suggest these for breakfast on the weekend. I will probably love myself too! These sound so yummy. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Mandy's Recipe Box posted on October 29, 2012 at 1:25 pm (#)

    Hahaha… I love the post. I feel the same about politics. These pancakes look incredible!

  14. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel posted on October 29, 2012 at 6:23 pm (#)


  15. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie posted on October 29, 2012 at 7:46 pm (#)

    Oh my gosh I want!

  16. Carrie posted on February 2, 2013 at 11:39 am (#)

    I made these this morning and they were really runny. Any suggestions?

    • Ashton posted on February 3, 2013 at 2:09 am (#)

      grrrrr… I just made them last week too, and had the same problem. They weren’t like the first time I made them at all! I mean, all I had to do was add more flour and they were completely perfect, but I’m so bugged that this recipe has been up like this for so long and I didn’t know! I don’t know where the error came from! Anyway, I’m just going in to adjust the recipe right now. So sorry you had a bad batch!

  17. Averie @ Averie Cooks posted on February 26, 2013 at 8:12 pm (#)

    Oh yes, they look incredible! Pinned!

  18. kearsten posted on February 27, 2013 at 9:03 am (#)

    These look great, but I’d totally make a peanut butter sauce to pour over top! Yummy!


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