Peanut Flour Pancakes and Giveaway

December 16, 2010

I’ve had a bit of a crazy week at work. It seems as if everyone is working extra hard, making the final push until Christmas. Paired with a company Christmas party and a couple coffee dates, the closest I’ve gotten to making dinner for myself has been opening up a yogurt container.

But even on those days when I don’t have time to cook dinner, I find time to make a killer breakfast. It’s always been my favorite meal of the day, and I find myself pulling out my cookbooks at 6 a.m. much more than 6 p.m. Totally normal behavior, right?!

So even though I’ve been eating some pretty dull dinners, breakfast has been fabulous. And yes, I realize my site already has three other pancake recipes, but I just can’t get enough of them! If you’re a fluffy hot cake lover, these babies will be right up your alley. Before I made these Peanut Flour Pancakes, I thought the only way to get fluffy pancakes was to use all-purpose flour. But as you can see, I was so very wrong.

If you’ve never cooked with peanut flour, here’s the low-down. It’s made from ground peanuts, as the name suggests, that have had a portion of the fat removed. The flour is gluten-free and packed with protein, making it great for vegetarians and athletes looking to add a little extra protein to their diets. The peanut flavor is mild and slightly sweet but not overtly peanut-like. Surprisingly, it also gives you incredibly delicious and fluffy pancakes that will brighten even the coldest of days.

Can’t find peanut flour? I feel for you! To remedy this, I am giving away two bags of Trader Joe’s peanut flour to one lucky reader. To enter the giveaway, leave a comment at the bottom of this post telling me what you’re most thankful for this holiday season! The winner will be announced Monday, December 20th.

Peanut Flour Pancakes

*3/4 cup peanut flour
*1/2 cup whole wheat flour
*3/4 tsp. baking soda
*1/4 tsp. salt
*1 Tbsp. brown sugar
*1 egg
*1 cup milk
Sugar-free syrup or regular maple syrup

*Stir together the peanut flour and whole wheat flour, breaking up any of the lumps. Add in the baking soda and stir until well combined.
*Add in the remaining ingredients and stir until just combined.
*Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Spoon pancake batter by the quarter cup onto hot skillet and cook, 2 to 3 minutes per side.
*Serve with pancake syrup, if desired.

Happy Cooking!


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  • i wonder if you could use PB2 instead of peanut flour… either way these look delicious! i am thankful for my family!

  • Courtney Hughes

    My grandma just survived her second heart attack about a week ago. She is back at home and having a wonderful recovery. I am so thankful for her constant love and support and for teaching me how to be a Godly woman.

  • I would love to win these! I'm thankful for my husband's improved health and that God willing, we will be able to get our Christmas tree tomorrow;)

  • I'm thankful for my family,my friends, and my new job!

  • Can we come over for breakfast!? We're seriously impressed with your morning routine. Ours usually involves feeling around the kitchen with our eyes half open for the coffee maker. These peanut pancakes sound divine though – we ADORE peanut flour!

  • I am so thankful for my family and that everyone is safe, healthy, and together for the holidays – including my brother-in-law who is back from Afghanistan.

  • Kat

    I LOVE peanut flour!!
    I am thankful for my stepmom. SHe had a medical scare a few days ago. SO far she is doing ok. We arent really sure what is going on, but she is in good spirits and is at home. Theres not much I can ask for more right now šŸ™‚

  • I am most thankful for my boyfriend who continually surprises me by being completely supportive, even around the stressful holiday season. He deserves some peanut flour pancakes!

  • I am most thankful for my husband (of now 6 months)and all he does for me. It will be my first Christmas without “my” family but with him and my awesome new folks I know it will be a great Christmas!!!

    Congrats to you, as well! Marriage (although can be difficult at times) is the best, most rewarding, abundantly flowing JOY you can even imagine!

  • I can't believe I've never heard of peanut flour! I'm gluten-free and a peanut addict.

    As a senior in college, this year I am most thankful for my education and all the wonderful peers and professors that have become such a big part of my life.

    Congrats on your engagement. I look forward to hearing your plans as you share them.

  • I'm thankful that I get to go home (to Des Moines!) to spend Christmas with my family. I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone!

  • These look delicious! I am most thankful for the support of my family in everything that I do! I can't wait to see them- been too long!

  • I have never heard of peanut flour… I am thankful for my health, family, and faith.

  • I would love to try peanut flour! These pancakes look delish!

    I am so thankful for my husband. We've been married for almost three years and it just keeps getting better!

  • I'm most thankful for my lovely parents.. who are helping me pay my way through school šŸ™‚

    I would love to try peanut flour! I've been searching everywhere around here (I live in Canada) and I'm at a loss!

  • so many things, really – good health, an amazing family and great friends, and a puppy that i adore. AND… a two week break from school, yay! happy holidays!

  • Wow that sounds like such a great recipe! I love pancakes and have yet to actually make them! I love my moms!

    I am most thankful for my husband. We got married five months ago and this is our first Christmas! I am so blessed! Maybe I can make him some pancakes!

  • I am most thankful that although times are difficult for everyone this Christmas season for a variety of reasons, it has allowed me to step back and appreciate every blessing the Lord has given me: good health, an incredible family and an amazing wife.

    All of those things are best represented during the holiday by companionship – and the best place to be thankful for those things is around a dinner table!

  • Yummy! I'm most thankful for my healthy, happy family and my very sweet boyfriend.

    P.S. Two days left to enter my giftcard giveaway!

  • I am most thankful for my amazing family, both immediate and extended. Without their love and support I would not have been able to make it through this past year. They are my pillars of strength.

  • Anonymous

    I'm thankful for all my wonderful speech students….and coaches! šŸ™‚

    Mrs. Stauffer

  • Anonymous

    I am most thankful for my family and that they are all healthy and happy.

  • Stoich91

    Thanks for the giveaway! The pancakes look delish! I'm thankful for the GRACE of GOD during this holiday time! šŸ˜€

  • I am thankful for Family and being able to be together.

  • Fantastic idea! Enter me please, looks like a perfect pancake.

  • Krisla

    I'm thankful for my friends, family, and my boyfriend! Who i will finally get to see after 4 long months:)

    Congrats on your engagement!

  • Those pancakes look delish! I'm super thankful for great friends and family, and that I am finally going to meet my new baby cousin!

  • I am thankful for so many things this year! My top two: a loving husband that is there for me no mater what, and a create blog world to keep me inspired and encourage me to try new things

  • i'm thankful for having a great job working with kids and all the people in my life who keep me going!

  • Anonymous

    I am thankful for my wonderful husband of 13 years and our 4 precious children! As a family we are thankful that you, Madison, are going to officially join the family in July! Love you!!


  • I am always thankful for my wonderful family.

  • My husband!

  • Tracey

    I'm very thankful for my family and for our good health. 2010 has dealt several people close to us a “bad” hand and they are all making their way through it. You don't realize how blessed you are until something happens to someone close to you.

    Congrats on your engagement! Thanks for sharing your stories and photos.

  • Ann

    I'm thankful for having the most supportive family. After graduating from college, I've been a little adrift trying to figure out my life but they've always been fully supportive of me just being happy.

  • I am most thankful for my wonderful husband! šŸ™‚

    And I would love to try that peanut flour. No Trader Joe's here. I miss it!

  • I'm thankful for good family, great friends, and amazing food!

  • I'm thankful for wonderful family and friends!

  • I'm thankful for a supportive husband and family, as well as awesome friends!

  • Peggy Moriarity

    I am thankful that God sent his son to show us how love can change the world. Jesus is the reason for this season. I am blessed with a wonderful family. We will be able to be together in Oregon. My husband and I are blessed with 3 grandchildren. I encourage everyone to reach out and help those in need this Christmas. Bless you!

  • Kristen W

    I am thankful for my family! I would be nowhere without them!

  • Anonymous

    I'm thankful to have meet u when u spoke @ a women's conf. in So. Ctr. Ia. Apr. 2010. I enjoy Expresso & Cream!! Lynette

  • I am thankful for all the grateful hearts that surround me. Family and friends that continue to be such a blessing to me and so many others. Also thankful for you and Joey.

  • I would echo your mom in being thankful for family and friends that are constantly such a blessing to me and others. I'm also so thankful for God sending His son as a gift of grace for His children…Right now I'm thankful for rest and time to catch up on wedding plans as well as close friends and family while being home for a few days. Plus I get to make your Mint Hot Chocolate Cookies with my mom today and I already had a great breakfast including my fav, peanut butter!
    I could go on and on. Thank you for asking. It's so good to just take time to reflect on all the blessings we are given..a great start to any day! Merry Christmas Madison!

  • Neena

    I love your website and I have really enjoyed recreating your recipes! I have never tried peanut flour and would love to! I am most thankful to have my dad back over the holidays! I'm a total daddy's girl and I don't get to see him nearly as much as I want to!

  • Anonymous

    Our trader Joes doesn't have peanut flour, or I can't find it! I am so thankful for my awesome husband. He is truly my best friend and the best father my children could ever have. God blessed me greatly!

  • Our Trader Joes doesn't have peanut flour or I can't find it! I am so thankful for my awesome husband. He is truly my best friend and the best father my children could ever have. God blessed me greatly!

  • Amanda O.

    I'm thankful for another day of life with wonderful family and friends. šŸ™‚

  • Bettina

    Just made these for breakfast – absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing.

  • Trader Joe's quit carrying the flour, but they were getting it private labeled from Protein Plus. The protein plus flour is in Harvey's grocery stores, and

  • Racurry

    Madison, I am so thankful for each day I wake up and can do the things I love most. That includes everything I do, no matter how great or how insignificant it may be.
    I can’t wait to try the peanut flour pancakes. I have been gluten free for over a year now, and just recently found out that I am a diabetic. I have to count all carbs and fats. Is it possible to include the nutritional values with your recipes? It would sure help folks like me.
    thanks, Rose

  • Tanya

    You can get Peanut flour at Byrd Mill in Virginia. There website is:

  • miriam

    how many servings does this make?

    • Madison Mayberry

      2 to 3 servings based on how hungry your crowd is! šŸ™‚

  • Sam

    Made this for breakfast this morning. Excellent! Didn’t even need syrup.