Kids are guaranteed to go nuts over these bite-sized pancake parfaits! The mini peanut butter pancakes are perfectly soft inside and oozing with a classic peanut butter/jelly filling.
Truth: The only thing better than a tall stack of warm pancakes at breakfast time is an even taller stack of MINI pancakes.
Piled even higher still into a parfait with a dreamy filling. And on a stick. Pancakes on a stick. Say WHAAA?!
Because it’s a well known fact that mini food tastes better. These pancakes have that ADORBS-factor that even the most cold-hearted person will melt at.
And shove their faces with, no doubt.
Remember when I teased you on IG nearly 2 weeks ago? This is the finished and well-worth-the-wait result.
Oh, oh! And oozing with every American kid’s favorite combo in the world—PBJ-lovers UNITE!
I speak the truth too: The kiddos in this house went totally nuts-o over these parfaits. Rachel even told me that she doesn’t like “mommy and daddy pancakes” anymore and from now on is only going to eat “baby pancakes.”
I raised my little sis right. 😀
These pancake parfaits are particularly perfect. (say that 10x fast) The pancakes themselves, are unbe-LIEVABLY soft and fluffy inside and bursting with peanut butter flavor.
And the filling? Peanut butter and jelly spread thickly between layer after perfect layer of mini pancakes.
Going, going, GONE is my entire supply of self-control.
I like to assemble these parfaits pretty much immediately after the pancakes are off the griddle. The hot pancakes will slightly melt the PBJ filling and make it all warm and gooey ♥…..oh good gosh, yes. 😀
And let’s just get something straight here: All of this mushy-gushy love poetry is coming from a former-PBJ hater AND pancake despiser.
Any normal person who has loved PBJs and pancakes all their lives….watch out. You’re probably gonna hit the floor when you take that first taste.
Any of you who DON’T pass out from joy are at a greater risk for consuming the entire batch of these parfaits by yourself—Just a friendly forewarning.
This is PBJ pancake paradise, peeps. ♥
PBJ Mini-Pancake Parfaits
- 1 cup white whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon coconut sugar or brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
- 1 cup milk
- Peanut butter and jelly for filling
- In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar. In a separate medium bowl, whisk egg, peanut butter, and milk until smooth. Fold flour mixture into liquid, gently stirring until just combined.
- In a large greased skillet over medium heat, cook pancakes in batches of 3. Drop batter by the tablespoon onto hot skillet and cook on each side 1 to 1-1/2 minutes, flipping once. Repeat with remaining batter.
- Divide pancakes into portions of three. Make a parfait by filling each pancake with peanut butter and jelly, repeat layers with another pancake, ending with a 3-layered parfait.
- Pancake parfaits are best if served warm.
Psssssst..your kids will love you forever if you make these pancakes for weekend breakfast tomorrow. Or for breakfast-for-dinner tonight?? DO IT.
Renee @ Two in the Kitchen says
I am a big fan of pb+j. Would I eat it smothered between pancakes?? You betcha!! 🙂
PBJ is literally to die for in pancakes. Promise! 😉
Jen @ Baked by an Introvert says
The mini pancakes are so cute! I love that you added pb&j in between each one. Hide the tray, I just may eat them all!
“Hide the tray” indeed! I kinda had to do the same thing for myself! LOL. 😉
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
Mini foods definitely taste better! These are just about the cutest pancakes that I’ve ever seen! I love these, Sarah! How cute that you call them parfaits, too! 🙂 Such a fun treat!
Thanks so much, Gayle! And I’m pretty sure “pancake parfaits” is gonna become a thing. 😀
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says
Pancake parfaits?!?! Ahhhh these sound so good!!!
Caitlin @ teaspoon says
pretty sure all I can think about eating right now is something in the form of pb & j. this looks delicious and so cute!
Hahaha! Totally understandable. 😉 Thanks Caitlin!
Manali @ CookWithManali says
Such cute little pancakes Sarah! Pinning this to try later!
Thanks for pinning, Manali!
Aw! These are just adorable. Seriously, peanut butter is the greatest thing ever, so when you combine it with pancakes, MINI THINGS (my god), AND jelly?! I die. Awesome work!
Haha! Thanks so much Cheryl! These pancakes sound riiiiight up your alley, girl!
Catalina @ Shades of Pink says
These look adorable. I should make these for my guys this weekend, such a fun idea!
They’re definitely a winner weekend breakfast! LMK if you try them! 😉
Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel says
What a cute idea!! PB&J is such a great combo… sounds awesome on these pancakes!
Thanks Jess!! 🙂
Alessandra // the foodie teen says
They’re so adorable! And they look RIDICULOUSLY amazing – yum!
Thanks so much Alessandra!
Kelly - Life Made Sweeter says
Say what?? Mini pancakes on a stick? Where have these been all my life?? Way too cute and of course love the PB&J layers! So yummy and fun!!
Thanks Kelly! Hope you’re having a good weekend, friend!
Kelly - A Side of Sweet says
Can you believe I don’t like PB & J? There’s just something about salty and fruit that usually turns me away. That being said, I’m still willing to give these pancakes a try! They look great!
Haha! You’re definitely not alone, Kelly! I hated PBJs growing up. (I know so weird) LMK if you try these pancakes!
Kaylin @ Enticing Healthy Eating says
Neat! I always think of things in glasses when I think of parfaits but you’ve gone WAM, BAM and made pancakes parfait OUT of a glass as a stand-alone. And I love it! Very creative and sounds oh-so tasty
Thanks so much, Kaylin! You’re too sweet. 😀 Hope you’re having a good weekend!
Mary Frances says
Oh my gosh, the mommy and daddy pancake line is darling! You have raised your little sister right 🙂 And you know how to make pancakes! Mini pancakes for the win!
I literally could not stop laughing, but I totally agreed with her logic! 😉
Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later! says
My kids love all things mini, so they would just die if I made these pancake stacks for them!
Kids love ’em, that’s for sure! 😉
Natalie @ Tastes Lovely says
These are just too cute! I can totally see serving these at a kids birthday party. Or a baby shower!
Thanks Natalie! Kids love ’em, so these would definitely be a hit at any party!