Strawberry Cheesecake Pancakes

This recipe is for my mom. She love pancakes and considers them a breakfast treat. She would often make pancakes on the weekends while my brother and I were growing up and always took the extra time to spell out our names (7 pancakes – score!). She usually ended up making me two Ks, one to munch on while she finished the rest of the letters of my name, and one at the very end to replace the one I had already eaten! I don’t make pancakes very often, but when I do, I want them to be special. My mom also loves the Cheesecake Factory and goes there just about every weekend for Sunday brunch. So, this recipe combines her love of strawberry cheesecake and pancakes!

I usually use whole wheat flour in everything, but I’m not a fan of it in pancakes for some reason, so I tried white whole wheat flour for the first time and was pleased with the results. I added graham cracker crumbs and sliced strawberries to the pancake batter and then drizzled a cream cheese sauce on top instead of syrup. So good and I can’t wait to make these for my mom when we visit in July!

Strawberry Cheesecake Pancakes
Printable Recipe

1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs (3 crackers pulsed in the food processor)
2 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 cup low-fat buttermilk
3 tablespoons butter, melted
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup sliced strawberries
2 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon milk

Mix the flour, graham cracker crumbs, 1 tablespoon sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt together in a medium bowl. Stir in the egg, buttermilk, 2 tablespoons melted butter, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract until just combined. Stir in the strawberries.

Pour 1/3 cup scoops of batter onto a greased nonstick skillet over medium heat. Flip the pancakes when bubbles start to appear on top, after about 3 minutes. Cook the other side until golden brown. Makes 6 pancakes.

Mix cream cheese, milk, and remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar, 1 tablespoon butter, and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract in a small bowl until smooth. Drizzle over pancakes. Makes 3 servings.

Nutrition: 423 calories, 21.8g fat, 2.6g fiber, 9.1g protein per serving
Cost: $0.78 per serving

48 Responses to Strawberry Cheesecake Pancakes

  1. Wow Kerstin, again your creativity amazes me! These sound (and look) soooo good. Your mom is such a sweetheart – spelling out your name in pancakes AND making you 2 K’s! I will have to store that one away for when we have kids someday :) I love pancakes, and cheesecake, so I’m sure I’d love these. Never heard of white whole wheat flour, but I’d love to try it. I’ve had some funny results with traditional whole wheat flour, so maybe that’s a better option.

  2. Delicious! We just had strawberry pancakes in our house this morning. Actually, banana oat bran pancakes with strawberries and syrup on top. Unlike you, I have them way too often :)

  3. Your ideas are great. Giving twists to classic recipes and this one? it’s pure genius. I love love love cheesecake and pancakes and serving them in one dish together will totally make my day.

  4. Great idea! I love strawberry cheesecake. In fact I love anything with cheese. I bet my picky 3 year old would eat this. Yay for fruit and cheese.

  5. SUCH an awesome brunch idea!! Good to know you liked the white whole wheat flour… I haven’t tried that yet. But the graham cracker crumbs sound soooo good!

  6. that looks fantastic, thanks for the recipe! my favorite thing when i was younger was always mickey mouse pancakes with chocolate chips and whipped cream for the facial features.

  7. AAaaah,….OOOOH,…..I just ador those lovely filled pancakes:
    this is excellent for a brunch recipe!!!
    Great eh,…lovely pictures too!!

  8. My kiddos love their Sunday pancakes but only want “regular” ones! I usually try other recipes on a week night when I surprise them with “Breakfast for Dinner” night.

    What’s the secret to getting nice fluffy pancakes? Mine always end up very thin and measly though still taste okay. Yours look nice and fluffy. Love that last photo………..I want that bite!

  9. These look SOooo GOOD! I’ve got to stop looking at all these cooking blogs at night – I’m gaining weight! :) Thanks for the excellent post!

  10. Kerstin,
    These are wonderful… to anyone that stumbles across this pancake recipe in hopes of finding a quick and very good pancake you’ve found it. I was searching this morning for a new pancake, change it up from the usual and came across this one and I’m glad I did – my wife was very happy.

    So try it… I seriously doubt you’ll be disappointed!

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