Peanut butter and jelly…ahhh. Now you are talking my kind of comfort food. I could live on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I pretty much think it is the best combination ever invented. My morning routine usually consists of a cup of coffee (of course) and a PB&J on toasted wheat bread. I am not very picky, does not have to be a certain brand of peanut butter or flavor of jelly. I just need that peanut and fruit flavor combination to get my morning started.
But it seems I have fallen into a rut. I woke up this weekend and immediately made me normal breakfast sandwich. When my girls woke up and saw me sitting in front of the computer with my coffee and sandwich, they had a disgusted look on their face. They said, “Really, that boring breakfast on a weekend? We are disappointed.” Yep, they are right.
I have fallen into a boring morning routine. Well, not any more. I have been the queen of the amazing morning meal in the past and I plan on regaining that title. However, I still do love my peanut butter and jelly combo. What’s a girl to do? I know, how about PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY PANCAKES?
That sounds like a great combo and after a few trial runs I came up with the perfect recipe. It starts out with a peanut butter pancake and finishes with a grape jelly syrup. Oh, yeah. That’s the stuff for sure. I have officially broken free of the hum drum breakfast.
PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY PANCAKES
INGREDIENTS FOR PANCAKES
2 Cups Pancake Mix (sifted)
1 TB Sugar
1 TSP salt
2/3 Cup Peanut Butter
1 TB butter (melted)
1 Cup Milk
2/3 Cup Vanilla Yogurt
1/2 Cup Orange Juice
1 TB Vegetable Oil
INGREDIENTS FOR JELLY SYRUP
1/2 Cup Water
2/3 Cup Sugar
1 TB Grape Jelly
INSTRUCTIONS FOR PEANUT BUTTER PANCAKES
In a large mixing bowl, combine pancake mix, sugar, and salt. Microwave peanut butter about 45 seconds (just long enough to turn it to a liquid). In a second mixing bowl combine peanut butter, milk, orange juice, yogurt, melted butter, and eggs. Mix well. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in wet ingredients. Mix until liquid and dry ingredients are incorporated. The batter needs to be on the loose side, you may need to add 1 or 2 TB of milk. Heat a griddle to 300 degrees. Coat griddle with butter. Using a ladle, portion out medium size rounds onto the griddle. Allow bubble to form on batter and then flip(approximately 5-7 minutes). Second side will need 4-5 minutes to brown. Remove pancake from griddle. Makes about 12 medium size pancakes.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR GRAPE JELLY SYRUP
Combine all ingredients in a medium sauce pan and place over high heat. Allow to come to boil and then turn down to medium heat and allow to simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat to cool. Once sauce is cooled place in blender and puree. Strain mixture through a colander. Warm mixture in sauce pan and serve hot over pancakes.
My new recipe was a big time hit in this house. The taste testers scarfed them up and asked for more. Now I have my PB&J with a new flair.