I am having a serious debate with myself right now about what my favorite time of the year is. Strawberry season or football season? It’s still a toss-up but strawberry season is making me overjoyed at the moment!
One of the many benefits of living in Southern California is the year round fresh produce, but there are still seasons when certain produce is more readily available and inexpensive than other times! We’re just stepping into the peak Strawberry Season where the berries are bigger, brighter and more succulent than ever!
I’ve decided to take full advantage and use them in every recipe possible! Brunch this weekend was Strawberry Pancakes. Not only did we have pancakes, we had Cream Cheese Syrup. Yes, that is an actual thing. And if not, I just made it happen! You’re welcome 😉
Ingredients (Strawberry Pancakes)
- 1 1/4 cups flour
- 1 tbsp granulated sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp unsalted butter (melted)
- 1 pint strawberries (sliced)
Cream Cheese Syrup
- 4 oz cream cheese
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
Prepare the pancake batter by combining the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a small mixing bowl.
Next, combine the egg, milk, vanilla and honey in a medium mixing bowl.
Add in the dry ingredients, stir to combine, then add the melted butter. Next, add in those delicious, juicy strawberries!
Gently fold the strawberries into the pancake batter.
Heat a griddle or large skillet to medium and spray lightly with cooking oil.
Pour the pancake batter by 1/4 cup onto the griddle.
Wait for the pancakes to be covered with small bubbles, then flip!
While the pancakes are cooking, prepare the Cream Cheese Syrup. (Yes it tastes as decadent as it sounds!)
Combine all of the ingredients in a small mixing bowl.
Use an electric hand mixer to combine ingredients until a syrup consistency forms.
Drizzle the syrup atop the pancakes and serve to your brunching delight!
Warning: they are addicting!
♣ Vegetarian Option: This recipe is vegetarian.
♦ Gluten Free Option: Use Premium Gold Gluten-Free Flour to make this recipe gluten free.