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Strawberry Cheesecake Pancakes

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Strawberry Cheesecake Pancakes

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

Ingredients:
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

Directions:
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

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