Vegan Mofo 12: Peanut Butter and Jelly Banana Pancakes. Gluten-, Sugar- and Oil-free.

Vegan Peanut Butter, Jelly and Banana Pancakes from An Unrefined Vegan

At first blush (much like the soft rosy hue at the center of these pancakes), this recipe comes across as mildly fussy, but it comes together pretty quickly, especially if you use the overnight method.  And it’s worth it cuz you end up with a pretty little center of pink in your pancakes.

Coming in at Number 13 on 29 Ways to Honor the Glory of Peanut Butter and Jelly, featuring The Roasted Root’s gluten-free pancakes.


Vegan Peanut Butter, Jelly and Banana Pancakes
Serves 6
The nutty-sweet combination of peanut butter and jelly is a no-brainer for breakfast. Bring them together in these pretty pancakes.
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Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
45 min
343 calories
52 g
2 g
14 g
7 g
4 g
183 g
209 g
35 g
0 g
10 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 343
Calories from Fat 116
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g
Saturated Fat 4g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 2mg
Sodium 209mg
Total Carbohydrates 52g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 35g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 cup non-dairy milk
  2. 1+ cup water
  3. 1 tbsp. flaxseed meal
  4. 1/2 cup smooth or crunchy natural peanut butter
  5. 1 overripe banana
  6. 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  7. 1 tsp. peanut butter extract, optional
  8. 1 3/4 cup gluten-free mix (I use Bob's Red Mill's brand)
  9. 3/4 tsp. xanthan gum
  10. 1 tsp. baking powder
  11. 3/4 tsp. baking soda
  12. 4 dates, soaked and drained
  13. 3/4 cup fruit-sweetened strawberry preserves
Step one
  1. In a blender, combine all of the ingredients except the peanut butter extract and the strawberry preserves and process until very smooth. Pour about 2/3 of the batter into an air-tight container and stir in the peanut butter extract, if using. Seal and place in the refrigerator.
Step two
  1. Add the strawberry preserves to the blender and process until very smooth. Pour batter into another air-tight container, seal and place in the refrigerator.
Step three
  1. In the morning, warm your plates in a 200F oven. Get the griddle or pan heating.
  2. Pour the batters into separate bowls and add water if needed. The strawberry batter gets especially thick. When the griddle is hot, lightly spritz it with oil and drop about a 1/4 cup of peanut butter batter onto the surface. Swirl it a bit to enlarge it, then drop a heaping tablespoonful of strawberry batter into the center and gently swirl it a bit. Repeat this process - turning pancakes after a few minutes and browning on the other side -until all of the pancakes are cooked.
  3. Keep pancakes warm in the oven until ready to serve.
  4. Garnish with sliced strawberries, chopped peanuts and - - peanut butter.
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24 thoughts on “Vegan Mofo 12: Peanut Butter and Jelly Banana Pancakes. Gluten-, Sugar- and Oil-free.

  1. sf

    Hopped on over to here from Honk If Your Vegan. Friend, this recipe is just too incredible. I can’t cook, so baking is out the door for me as well. But I’m definitely gonna share this recipe with my friends, cuz it looks wickedly GOOD! Oooh la la! Hear-hear for gluten-free!

  2. tearoomdelights

    I think these would be a very popular item on your pancake stall. I’m at the front of the queue with an empty plate and hope in my heart.

  3. Sal

    These look amazing. And peanut butter extract?? I didn’t even know there was such a thing. I’m now going to have to seek it out!

  4. Sophie33

    Very appetizing lovely looking pancakes,….so special too, Anne. Waw, even! You are a really vegan talented chef,….with your creative tasty recipes! MMMMMM,….

  5. coconutandberries

    You actually made “jelly” pancakes. I figured you’d just swirl some in or top them with some! Creative girl you are ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Maggie Muggins

    This is such a great idea! I’m definitely tucking it away for my next brunch.
    Peanut butter extract is new to me, I’ll have to see if I can hunt some down.

  7. Richa

    i am one of those peeps who doesnt like the bob’s gf mix. doesnt it taste to chikpea-y in a sweet recipe? i have tried making regular yeast bread with it and couldnt take the taste. i have to give it another go with all these flavors. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. An Unrefined Vegan Post author

      Thanks, Steve! I’m sorry that you’re receiving updates of old posts – – just one of those glitches that comes with a new site!


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