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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!

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PBJ Pancakes Sandwiches

Make PB&J's more fun by using peanut butter pancakes as the "bread" and your favorite jam in the center!
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Servings: 4
Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • jelly or jam of choice


  • Whisk the first 3 ingredients in a bowl.
  • In a separate bowl whisk the peanut butter, egg and sugar until combined, then whisk in the milk until incorporated.
  • Whisk the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just combined (it’s okay if there are a few lumps).
  • Heat a large sauté pan or griddle over medium heat and grease with oil (Vegetable or Canola).
  • Pour about 1/4 cup of the pancake mixture onto the griddle and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side.
  • Take a cooled pancake, spread 1-2 tbsps of jam on one side and top with the other pancake to make a sandwich.
  • Continue to do the same with the remaining pancakes and serve.


Sodium: 680mg | Sugar: 19g | Fiber: 2g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Calories: 350kcal | Fat: 10g | Protein: 12g | Carbohydrates: 55g
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About the Author

Catherine is a 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.


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

  2. […] Think outside the sandwich. Squishy, soggy sandwiches are a hard sell. And plenty of other foods are just as nutritious as well as convenient. Try a yogurt parfait, mini frittata, pasta salad, leftovers, or even a Bento box full of different little nibbles. And if you do pack sandwiches, vary the classic version with slightly different formats: wraps, burritos, stuffed rolls, pita pockets, or even pancake sandwiches! […]

  3. 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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