PBJ Pancakes Sandwiches

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Recently, I was asked to come up with five recipes using peanut butter and jelly for LilSugar. Not only did they ask that the recipes be different than the standard PB&J sandwich that gets stuffed into most kids' lunch boxes everyday, but they also wanted them to be healthy.

I had the best time coming up with the recipes and my in-house testers were more then thrilled with the results. These Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches were such a hit with Kenya that I barely heard him mumble "I WOVE these" as he stuffed bite after bite into his mouth with Strawberry Preserves dripping down his chin. I hope you get to see the same results with your little ones on their first day back to school!

Photo by Maren Caruso

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PBJ Pancakes Sandwiches (Serves 4)

Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 10 mins


  • 1 1/4 Cup all purpose flour
  • 2 Tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 Tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 Cup peanut butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/4 Cup milk
  • Jelly, Jam or <a href=\"http://b12.ba4.myftpupload.com/2009/06/02/strawberry-preserves/\">Strawberry Preserves</a>


1. Whisk the first 3 ingredients in a bowl.
2. In a separate bowl whisk the peanut butter, egg and sugar until combined, then whisk in the milk until incorporated.
3. Whisk the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just combined (it’s okay if there are a few lumps).
4. Heat a large sauté pan or griddle over medium heat and grease with oil (Vegetable or Canola).
5. Pour about 1/4 cup of the pancake mixture onto the griddle and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side.
6. Take a cooled pancake, spread 1-2 tbsps of jam on one side and top with the other pancake to make a sandwich.
7. Continue to do the same with the remaining pancakes and serve.
* I like to use my own Strawberry Preserves
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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

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  • Melissa

    I just made these pancakes with my 3 year-old daughter, and they have turned out really well! Would never have thought to put peanut butter in the batter. I'm putting them in the freezer to have for her preschool lunches next week with the jam. Should be a big hit for her! Thank you so much - your recipes look so inspiring! I've already written down my list for next weeks lunch box ideas and have a few of your ideas on there :) Look forward to trying more.

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  • Jennifer

    These are great! My very picky 18 month old daughter loved them. She can't have the jelly due to the citric acid in it but she had some honey in the middle and LOVED it just the same!
    Thank you for this great recipe!

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  • Amy

    Awesome recipe! My 7 year old daughter loves them. They were wonderful hot off the griddle with a tiny bit of Nutella spread on top. I am sure we will make these again.

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  • Jennifer

    Just made these with my two year old son...we had a great time..and so very good!!!! I cant wait until my two girls come home from school and see the afternoon snack little brother made for them. Thank you!!

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  • Charla

    Just made these and they were great! My son was a little skeptical about a \"pancake sandwich\" but after I convinced him to at least take a bite, he liked them! I think this is a fabulous idea and a great recipe! Will be making these again and again!

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  • Dawn N.

    My 7 yr old just saw this amd is very excited to try this!!

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  • Ruth

    These are brilliant! Made them for breakfast for my 5-yr old first sleepover - never seen kids eat that much!

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  • Kara

    Yum! These were delicious and a big hit with everyone in my family! I used 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour, 1 Tbsp ground flaxseeds and the rest regular all-purpose flour. Also I used brown sugar instead of white and added 1 tsp vanilla and an extra tsp of milk. My kids didn't eat them as sandwiches, but loved the pancakes just the same. These were really delicious and still super fluffy even with changing some of the flour. Thanks for sharing!

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    • McCord

      Thanks for sharing your substitutions! So happy to hear they were a hit!

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