The Best Thing You Can Make With Cream Cheese

If cream cheese is the question, then our recipe for the most heavenly Cream Cheese Pancakes is definitely the answer! It’s a breakfast recipe that’s going to give you an “egg-stra” special start to your day. 😋

Cream cheese has always been a superstar in the kitchen, and this time, we’re taking it to cloud 9 with a fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth pancake that’s stuffed with a sweet, creamy filling. This is not just your average pancake – it’s a gourmet comfort food experience that you can create right in your home kitchen. You know what they say – home is where the pancakes are! 🏠

What makes these pancakes so special?

It’s the cream cheese, of course! But not just any cream cheese. We’re using full-fat cream cheese for that rich, creamy texture that gives a luxurious feel to every bite. Plus, a splash of vanilla extract adds a hint of sweetness that’s the “cherry on top” of this delightful recipe.

Get ready to flip over these pancakes!

Are you “batter” ready? Cooking these pancakes is a breeze! Start by whisking the pancake batter until smooth, and then dollop the cream cheese mixture in the middle. Fold the batter over the cream cheese and voila – you’ve got yourself a cream cheese stuffed pancake! Who knew breakfast could be so fun and “flipping” fantastic? 🥞

The proof is in the pancake

When you slice into these pancakes, you’ll uncover a sweet surprise – a melty, creamy center that’s going to make you “fall in loaf” with breakfast all over again. And with a quick and easy recipe like this, you’ll be a “pancake pro” in no time. Talk about a “batter” way to start the day! 😉

Tips and tricks for the perfect pancake

Firstly, use a non-stick pan for these pancakes. It makes flipping them a whole lot easier. Secondly, keep the heat at medium. Too high, and the pancakes might burn before the cream cheese melts. Lastly, remember to be patient! Cooking is an art and every masterpiece needs time. Take it “slow and steady” and you’ll have a pancake stack that’s worth the wait. 🍽️

Cream Cheese Pancakes

Course: BreakfastCuisine: American


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Fluffy pancakes stuffed with sweet, creamy filling


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 tsp baking powder

  • 2 tbsp sugar

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 egg

  • 1 cup cream cheese

  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and sugar.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the milk and egg. Then, gradually add it to the flour mixture and stir until smooth.
  • In another bowl, combine the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract.
  • Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat. Pour a scoop of batter into the pan and add a dollop of cream cheese mixture in the middle. Cover it with more batter.
  • Cook the pancake until bubbles form on top, then flip it and cook the other side until golden brown.


  • Don’t overmix the batter. It’s okay if it has a few lumps.
  • You can substitute the cream cheese filling with other fillings like fruit jams or Nutella.
  • Serve these pancakes with syrup, fruits, or whipped cream for extra deliciousness.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I make these pancakes in advance?

A: Yes, you can make the pancakes in advance. Just cook them, let them cool, then store in an airtight container in the fridge. To reheat, simply microwave them or warm them up in a toaster oven. They will still be delicious! 😊

Q: Can I use whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour?

A: Yes, you can use whole wheat flour. However, keep in mind that it might make your pancakes denser. If you want to keep the fluffiness, use half whole wheat flour and half all-purpose flour. 🌾

Q: What else can I use as a filling?

A: The sky is the limit! You can try filling these pancakes with Nutella, peanut butter, jam, or even savory fillings like ham and cheese. Let your imagination run wild! 🌈

Q: What can I serve with these pancakes?

A: These pancakes go well with a variety of toppings. Try serving them with maple syrup, fresh fruits, whipped cream, or a dusting of powdered sugar. Or, for a truly indulgent treat, why not all of the above? 😋