Healthy PB&J Pancake Sticks & More Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes

Jan 25 2022
A make-ahead twist on pancakes AND PB&J? Yeah, we're in love. The texture is soooo good, thanks to the powdered peanut butter. (That stuff makes everything better!)

Hungry Girl's Healthy PB&J Pancake Sticks Recipe

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1/10 of recipe (4 sticks): 194 calories, 3g total fat (<0.5g sat. fat), 361mg sodium, 32g carbs, 5.5g fiber, 6.5g sugars, 13g protein

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Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes


2 cups whole wheat flour

1 cup powdered peanut butter

1/2 cup vanilla protein powder with about 100 calories per serving

2 tbsp. natural no-calorie sweetener that measures like sugar

1 tbsp. cinnamon

2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1 tbsp. light butter

2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk

1 cup unsweetened applesauce

3/4 cup (about 6 large) egg whites or fat-free liquid egg substitute

1 tbsp. maple extract

1 1/2 cups chopped freeze-dried strawberries

Optional topping: natural sugar-free pancake syrup


Preheat oven to 425°F. Spray an 11”x17” baking sheet with nonstick spray.

In a large bowl, combine flour, powdered peanut butter, protein powder, sweetener, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. Mix well.

In a large microwave-safe bowl, microwave butter for 10 seconds, or until melted. Add milk, applesauce, egg whites/substitute, and maple extract. Mix until uniform. Add to the flour mixture, and mix until uniform.

Fold in freeze-dried strawberries. Transfer batter to the baking sheet, and smooth out the surface.

Bake until light golden brown and cooked through, 8–10 minutes.

Cut into 10 pieces. Cut each piece into 4 sticks.


HG Tip: To freeze, tightly wrap each cooled serving in foil or plastic wrap. Place in a sealable container or bag, seal, and freeze. To thaw, unwrap a serving and place on a microwave-safe plate. Cover with a paper towel, and microwave for 1 1/2 minutes, or until desired temperature is reached.

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