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Peanut Butter Cup Pancakes

Fluffy buttermilk pancakes with peanut butter cups mixed in, topped with a peanut butter whipped cream and drizzled with homemade chocolate sauce, breakfast doesn’t get any more delicious than Peanut Butter Cup Pancakes.


Stack of Peanut Butter Cup Pancakes on a plate.

These pancakes are pure decadence! And there’s a reason for that.

It’s my baby girl’s 15th birthday!

I can’t believe how fast she’s growing up.


But anyways. Pancakes. Since my daughter’s birthday always seems to be during the first week of school, I have a tradition of making special pancakes for her before she goes to school. Two years ago it was Cake Batter Pancakes, last year Double Stuffed Oreo Pancakes, and this year she requested Peanut Butter Cup Pancakes.

She wanted the little mini Reese’s peanut butter cups plus peanut butter in the pancake batter. Also she requested a peanut butter flavored whipped cream and a chocolate sauce.

That’s what I love most about my girl- she knows what she wants!

Chocolate syrup drizzling down stack of pancakes.


This year my daughter helped me make the pancakes. I love that she is taking an interest in cooking.

I used my favorite buttermilk pancake recipe for the batter, added 1/2 cup chopped peanut butter cups (Ok, maybe I snuck a few extra in), and 2 tablespoons of creamy peanut butter. Since there’s chocolate in the batter and chocolate likes to burn, I cooked the pancakes on lower heat than I normally would.

One and a half tablespoons of peanut butter mixed in to some homemade whipped cream was just enough to add a hint of peanut butter flavor. To make a rich and delicious chocolate sauce, we brought heavy cream to a simmer and poured it over chocolate chips and mixed until smooth. It was a wonderful chocolate finish to the perfect celebratory peanut butter cup pancakes.

I can’t wait to see what kind of pancakes my daughter requests next year!

Chocolate sauce being poured on top of stack of pancakes

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Stack of Peanut Butter Cup Pancakes on a plate.

Peanut Butter Cup Pancakes

Truly decadent Peanut Butter Cup Pancakes topped with peanut butter flavored whipped cream and homemade chocolate sauce. More like dessert than breakfast.
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 10 minutes
TOTAL: 25 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 1/3 cups buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup mini Reese's, each one cut in half, plus extra for garnish
  • butter for cooking pancakes

Peanut Butter Whipped Cream

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Chocolate Sauce

  • 6 ounces chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream


  • Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl.
  • In another bowl, whisk together egg, buttermilk, melted butter, and peanut butter. Don't worry too much about getting the peanut butter mixed in. It tastes fine to have streaks of it running through the batter. Add to dry ingredients and stir just until the flour gets incorporated into the wet ingredients. Stir in mini Reese's. Set aside and make the peanut butter whipped cream.
  • In a mixing bowl (preferably one that has been chilled in the refrigerator) beat heavy cream until soft peaks begin to form. Slowly add confectioners' sugar. Once cream starts to get thick, mix in peanut butter and vanilla extract. Refrigerate until needed.
  • Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium heat. Coat pan with butter and pour batter onto pan, using about 1/3 cup batter per pancake. Once bottom is lightly browned, flip over. Turn heat down if pancakes get too brown. Cook on second side until set in middle. You may want to turn heat down to medium-low once you flip them.
  • For chocolate sauce, place chocolate chips in a small bowl and bring cream to a simmer in a small saucepan. Pour cream over chocolate chips. Wait about 15 seconds and stir until smooth.
  • To serve, top each stack of pancakes with peanut butter whipped cream and chocolate sauce.


Recipe serves 3 hungry people.


Calories: 776kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pancakes, peanut butter

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Originally published Aug 22, 2014.

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24 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Cup Pancakes”

  1. Kristen @ A Mind Full Mom

    It is my son’s 10th birthday this Sunday, and I do believe this may be the breakfast I wake him up with!! WOW!!

  2. Wow.. these look amazing! Perfect for a treat. And my hubs love-love-loves peanut butter and chocolate so these would be just perfect for our anniversary! Photography is amazing too – so bright and even. Love it.

  3. These look like the best pancakes ever Christin! I loved all of your daughter’s birthday pancakes! Happy happy birthday to your daughter, hope she had an amazing day! I would love to start my birthday off with one of these:) Pinning ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Thalia @ butter and brioche

    i am just drooling over these peanut butter pancakes! they look so wickedly delicious. pinned!

  5. Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel

    Uhmmmmm are these seriously breakfast??? Because, holy moly, do they look AMAZING!! If you say they’re acceptable for breakfast then I’m all for it!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Happy bday to your daughter!!

  6. Sarah@WholeandHeavenlyOven

    Oh, gosh. You MUST thank your daughter from all of us! These are seriously the most indulgent pancakes I’ve ever seen in my life. I don’t think I could EVER have enough choc and PB in my pancakes. I am loving that pb whipped cream too! Must. Try. These. ๐Ÿ˜€ Pinned!

  7. Olivia - Primavera Kitchen

    what an awesome recipe, my dear! My mouth is watering. Beautiful pictures too ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking

    Those are birthday pancakes done right!! Your daughter is so creative! I love everything about these pancakes…and the chocolate sauce instead of syrup…I die!

  9. Jessica @ Jessica in the Kitchen

    These look HEAVENLY Christin!! Oh my, I love the idea of these pancakes. Definitely pinning!

  10. Now that is pure decadence and I’d have to take a long nap after eating those pancakes. However, it would be SO worth it! Great recipe, Christin!

  11. Really? I thought I would check all my email before cooking breakfast, now that I have seen these pancakes, oh my gosh!! Your daughter is very special to have you fix these for her! ๐Ÿ™‚ happy birthday to her!!

  12. Aimee / WallflowerGirl.co.uk

    Happy birthday to your daughter! She’s very lucky to have a mum who makes amazing food like this ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. These are crazy sinful! I wish someone would make me these for my birthday. haha Happy birthday to your daughter!

  14. Judit + Corina @ Glamorous Bite

    Oh my what a great birthday treat these are and the little bit of peanut butter in the cream just tops it off perfectly!

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