If you’re looking for a delightful twist on traditional pancakes, these Fluffy Cream Cheese Pancakes are just the thing you need to start your day on a delicious note. The addition of cream cheese takes these pancakes to a whole new level of creaminess and flavor.
Cream Cheese Pancakes Recipe
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 4 oz (1/2 cup) cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Cooking spray or butter for greasing the griddle
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- In another bowl, beat the softened cream cheese until it’s smooth and creamy.
- Add the buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla extract to the cream cheese, and whisk until the mixture is well combined.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and gently fold them together until just combined. Be careful not to overmix; a few lumps are okay.
- Preheat a non-stick griddle or skillet over medium-high heat and lightly grease it with cooking spray or butter.
- Pour 1/4 cup portions of the pancake batter onto the griddle and spread it slightly to form a circle.
- Cook for 2-3 minutes on one side until you see bubbles on the surface, then flip the pancake and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until both sides are golden brown.
- Continue with the remaining batter, adding more cooking spray or butter to the griddle as needed.
- Serve the Fluffy Cream Cheese Pancakes warm, with your choice of toppings such as maple syrup, fresh berries, or a dusting of powdered sugar.
- Be sure to use softened cream cheese for smoother mixing and creamier pancakes.
- Don’t overmix the batter to keep the pancakes light and fluffy.
- Adjust the pancake size to your preference by varying the amount of batter you pour onto the griddle.
(Per serving, based on 8 servings)
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- Use full-fat cream cheese for the best flavor and texture.
- For extra richness, you can add a handful of chocolate chips or blueberries to the pancake batter.
- To keep the pancakes warm while cooking batches, place them on a baking sheet in a 200°F (93°C) oven.
- Berry Bliss: Fold in fresh blueberries or strawberries into the pancake batter for a burst of fruity flavor.
- Chocolate Lovers: Sprinkle mini chocolate chips into the pancake batter for a delightful chocolaty twist.
- Savory Twist: Skip the sugar and add savory ingredients like herbs, cheddar cheese, and cooked bacon for a savory cream cheese pancake experience.
Enjoy your Fluffy Cream Cheese Pancakes with a variety of toppings such as maple syrup, honey, whipped cream, fresh berries, sliced bananas, or a dollop of yogurt for a delightful and satisfying breakfast or brunch. These pancakes are so versatile that you can let your imagination run wild with your choice of accompaniments!