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

Step-by-step Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  2. In another bowl, beat the softened cream cheese until it’s smooth and creamy.
  3. Add the buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla extract to the cream cheese, and whisk until the mixture is well combined.
  4. 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.
  5. Preheat a non-stick griddle or skillet over medium-high heat and lightly grease it with cooking spray or butter.
  6. Pour 1/4 cup portions of the pancake batter onto the griddle and spread it slightly to form a circle.
  7. 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.
  8. Continue with the remaining batter, adding more cooking spray or butter to the griddle as needed.
  9. Serve the Fluffy Cream Cheese Pancakes warm, with your choice of toppings such as maple syrup, fresh berries, or a dusting of powdered sugar.

Recipe Notes

  1. Be sure to use softened cream cheese for smoother mixing and creamier pancakes.
  2. Don’t overmix the batter to keep the pancakes light and fluffy.
  3. Adjust the pancake size to your preference by varying the amount of batter you pour onto the griddle.

Nutrition Information

(Per serving, based on 8 servings)

Nutrient Amount per Serving
Calories 210
Total Fat 9g
Saturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 85mg
Sodium 310mg
Total Carbohydrates 26g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 7g
Protein 7g

Expert Tips

  • 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.


  1. Berry Bliss: Fold in fresh blueberries or strawberries into the pancake batter for a burst of fruity flavor.
  2. Chocolate Lovers: Sprinkle mini chocolate chips into the pancake batter for a delightful chocolaty twist.
  3. Savory Twist: Skip the sugar and add savory ingredients like herbs, cheddar cheese, and cooked bacon for a savory cream cheese pancake experience.

Serving Suggestions

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!


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