Cream Cheese Pancakes

17 May 2013

Cream Cheese Pancakes

I guess I'll acknowledge it. 

I'm back at school. After two weeks of break, I'm going in for summer school. First week back and I'm already exhausted. But with Victoria Day on Monday, I am SO ready for this long weekend!

This morning, I woke up at 5:30AM. And when I wake up, there is no power on this earth that can put me back to sleep.

Of course, I have my first class at 1PM, so it's not like I want to go all the way to UBC just to wait around, especially since it was cold and raining. So what do I do instead?

Make pancakes of course!

And since I love putting cream cheese in everything, I would feel like I was discriminating if I didn't put any into pancakes.

If you like cream cheese, then hang on to your hats. This will blow you away. They were melt-in-your-mouth pancakes, but every now and then there would be a lovely chunk of cream cheese to surprise you on random bites.

If you don't like those little surprises (which my brother found alarming but not all too unpleasant) I would try melting the cream cheese. Otherwise, go nuts!

Cream Cheese Pancakes
printable recipe

What you'll need:

-2 cups all-purpose flour
-1 teaspoon salt
-3 teaspoon baking powder
-2 tablespoon sugar
-1 egg, beaten
-1 1/2 cups milk
-3 oz cream cheese
-1 tablespoon butter, melted
-1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


    1.   In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, salt, baking powder and sugar.
    2.   In a separate bowl, beat together the egg, milk, cream cheese, butter and vanilla extract. Slowly mix in the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until fully incorporated. 
    3.   Heat a large skillet over medium heat and spray with cooking spray. Scoop 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake, and flip when bubbles are covering the surface of the pancake. Cook the other side until it is golden.

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  1. Lovely idea to have the little cream cheese bites encased in the pancakes.

  2. Boo to summer school! But yay to no morning classes!

  3. A girl after my own heart lol Cream cheese in everything for sure ! What could be more perfect than cream cheese in those pancakes ? Droooool !!!

  4. Hi Cathleen, a girl or woman who can bake and cook is worth her weight in gold I always believe. I know 5 very pretty young women who do not have 'coking' in their resume, and 3 have missed the ferry so to speak.

    Same time I knew a few lady friends who might not win a beauty contest but happily married, and two of them with husbands that can be mistaken for Gregory Peck and Robert Redford. It was their cooking and baking.
    I too would have been a bachelor much longer but for a woman's cooking!

    And your this cream cheese pancakes, Maple syrup?'s a sure bet, one bite and can forget mother's name, ha ha ha.
    Outstanding, Cathleen!
    Have a fun weekend and keep a song in your heart.

  5. I love making pancakes for lazy weekend breakfasts. What a neat idea to add cream cheese to it - they look great! I admire your energy so early in the morning...and good luck with summer school!

  6. Hey Cathleen, I'm so glad you stopped at my blog so that I could find these lovelies! I love surprises, especially little cream cheese surprises!
    BTW, you live in one of my favorite places in the world! My entire family lives in Victoria, and I live at the opposite end of the continent; so I look forward to visiting every summer!

  7. These pancakes are music to my ears.
    I love cream cheese and that's going to be THE recipe
    for our next Sunday breakfast.
    Thank you Cathleen!

  8. Need to try these soon.. They look so fluffy and good

  9. I have never tried adding cream cheese into pancakes. This looks good, will give it a try when i have cream cheese to finish off :)

  10. You found the perfect way to feed yourself and give you all the strength you need to cope with classes and cold!

  11. yes I totally understand your sentiments on having to go to summer school. I always went to summer school because I felt like I needed to hurry all the time. This summer it's not going to be any different as I will be teaching summer school. Ugh! if I had these pancakes everyday though that would totally make everything worth it.

  12. I love the idea of little bites of cream cheese in pancakes! Sometimes, I'll sweeten up cream cheese and smear it on top of waffles or pancakes, so this saves me a step

  13. That sounds like the best little surprise I could think of, I love that tang of cream cheese, especially with some sweet syrup.

  14. cream cheese in pancakes sounds way too delicious..LOL!!

  15. Cathleen, those pancakes are perfect! Love the golden brown colour and they sure look fluffy. Yums!

  16. Cream Cheese pancake is a great idea!

    Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen

  17. Looks yummy :D would never have thought of this!

  18. these pancakes are the perfect way to start your day! The cream cheese must give them such a great texture!

  19. oh man, these look incredible..I try to sneak cream cheese into everything so this is a super win for me!

  20. Hi Cathleen, love your fluffy pancakes,it look extremely good. I love mine drizzle with honey. :)

    Have a nice week ahead.

  21. Interesting recipe, not tried it before but I bet it gives a nice moistness and tang.


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