Izzy’s Gluten Free Peanut Butter (PB) and Banana Pancakes (BPs) with Exactly 7 Chocolate Chips on Top

The next installment in our “Foodie Cat Meets Foodie Kids” recipe series comes from our favorite sometimes gluten-free city girl – Izzy. We call these Izzy’s PB BPs (get it?)Caterpillars life Nebula House digital story ebook We told Izzy (who is currently reading a most excellent book about a half fairy and half vampire girl) all about Gideon, NebulaHouse’s new and beloved fat cat… and his delicious dreams from our digital storybook “Close Your Eyes Gideon.

We asked her what kind of treats she thought Gideon might be dreaming of and Izzy decided that maybe Gideon is dreaming of going gluten free! We didn’t believe that he would even consider it until we tried these delicious pancakes for ourselves. And all we can say is YUM! Who knew that all you need are a few bananas and a couple of eggs to get a delicious stack of pancakes? Watch out pancake lovers, Izzy’s favorite might soon replace your good old buttermilk standard.

We made these with Izzy at home and it went something like this:


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ large well-ripened bananas
  • 2 tablespoons of peanut butter
  • Approximately 70 small chocolate chips (or 7 per pancake – feel free to eat any leftovers)

Izzy’s mother recommends also adding:

  • a dash of salt
  • ¼ tsp of vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

You will also need:

  • 1 tablespoon of oil, butter or some spray to butter the pan

This is a recipe that older kids can make alone or that younger children can make with a grown-up’s help. This recipe will make 8 small pancakes which are bigger than a silver dollar, but smaller than a plate.

First, get two bowls to mix everything in.

In the medium-sized bowl break open the eggs and whisk until blended. Meanwhile, in the smaller bowl mash the bananas using a masher or a fork. Add the two tablespoons of peanut butter, the dash of salt, the vanilla and baking soda to the banana mush, then pour the eggs into the banana mixture and blend out any lumps.

Heat a skillet over medium heat and add the bit of butter or oil to butter the pan. Use a ladle to scoop each pancake into the skillet. Once the first side of the pancake has browned (you can tell by using a spatula to lift up the pancake) take your seven chocolate chips for each pancake and put them on top. You can make any form or shape you want with the chocolate chips – for example a smiley face. Then flip the pancake, finish cooking and remove from the heat and put on a plate to cool.

You know what to do next! Enjoy!

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