Are you on the lookout for a creative and delicious treat that’s not only nut-free but also a winner with your kids? Enter Chocolate Sunbutter Pancake Sandwiches! These sandwiches are perfect for school lunches (especially at nut-free schools) or a satisfying snack!
Why Chocolate Sunbutter Pancake Sandwiches for Kids?
- Nut-Free Delight: Sunflower seed butter (Sunbutter) serves as a fantastic nut-free alternative to spreads like peanut butter or almond butter, ensuring that kids with nut allergies can enjoy these treats without worry.
- Kid-Approved Sweetness: The combination of chocolate and Sunbutter creates a heavenly filling that kids adore. It’s the perfect balance of sweet and nutty flavors, and a great nut-free alternative to nutella!
- Protein-Packed: Sunbutter is an excellent source of plant-based protein, making these pancake sandwiches a nutritious choice that keeps little tummies satisfied.
- Portability: Whether it’s for school lunches, picnics, or an on-the-go snack, Chocolate Sunbutter Pancake Sandwiches are easy to pack and enjoy anytime, anywhere.
- Customizable: You can get creative with your pancake and filling choices. Add a hint of cinnamon or banana or strawberry slices for variety.
- Mini pancakes (store-bought or homemade)
- Chocolate chips
- Sunflower seed butter (Sunbutter)
- Optional: butter or cooking spray for griddling pancakes
How to Make Chocolate Sunbutter Pancake Sandwiches
1. Prepare the Pancakes: If using store-bought mini pancakes, follow the package instructions to warm them up. If making your own, prepare mini pancakes according to your favorite pancake recipe. You can make them in advance and store them in the freezer for quick assembly.
2. Melt the Chocolate Chips: In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips in 20-30 second increments, stirring between each increment until smooth and creamy.
3. Combine Sunbutter and Chocolate: Stir sunflower butter into melted chocolate until combined.
4. Assemble the Sandwiches: Spread Chocolate Sunbutter onto one mini pancake. Top with another mini pancake to create a sandwich.
5. Enjoy and Serve: Serve immediately or pack them up for lunches and snacks on the go.
Tips for Chocolate Sunbutter Pancake Sandwiches:
- You can use dairy-free chocolate chips for a vegan-friendly version.
- Add a touch of honey or maple syrup to the Chocolate Sunbutter for a hint of extra sweetness.
- Add sliced bananas or strawberries to make this extra decadent.
- Make a batch of mini pancakes and store them in the freezer so you can have them ready to go!
- You can also use chocolate sunflower butter spread on regular sandwich bread, rolled up in lavash and cut into wheels or even for Nut-Free Nutella Matzo Crackers.
More Nut Free Ideas for School Lunch
- Strawberry SunButter Bites
- Nut Free Granola
- Nut-Free Nutella Matzo Sandwiches
- Egg Salad Sandwich
- Apple Pie Panini
Chocolate Sunbutter Pancake Sandwiches are a delightful way to treat your kids (and yourself) to a sweet and satisfying snack. They’re not only nut-free but also a perfect blend of flavors and textures that will have everyone asking for seconds. Whether it’s a lunchbox surprise or an after-school snack, these pancake sandwiches are sure to become a family favorite, especially for those with nut allergies. Let me know what you think of this recipe in the comments or tag me on social media if you make these!
Images by Ivan Solis
Chocolate Sunbutter Pancake Sandwiches
- mini whole wheat pancakes
- 2 tablespoon semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup sunflower butter
- Make pancakes according to recipe directions, place on a cooling rack, and allow to cool fully.
- Melt chocolate chips in a microwave for 40 seconds or over a double boiler until melted and allow to cool.
- Stir sunflower butter into melted chocolate.
- Spread chocolate sunbutter on a pancake, and sandwich together with another pancake.