Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and I couldn’t be more excited for Cranberry Glazed Turkey, Sweetpotato Stuffing and Mashed Sweetpotatoes! And the best news is, I’ve already got delicious recipes for all of the leftovers!
When I first met my bestie Amy Black, (fabulous fashion blogger & Instagrammer @amysvintagecloset!) she was managing the cutest little breakfast & lunch spot in La Jolla called Coffee Cup.
Not only was it fun to bop in to visit her at work, but the food was incredible! Amy has since moved back to Phoenix, but I still frequent Coffee Cup for their delicious food!
Today’s post will be the last of 2014, a fabulous year filled with lots of excitement for myself and the blog!
I’ve worked with so many great people this year on so many fun projects and so many delicious recipes, I’ve been featured on so many awesome sites and have met so many wonderful people via the blog and my social media channels!
Needless to say, I have so many things to be grateful for in 2014 and so many things to look forward to in 2015!
This week, I partnered up with my friends at Beaming to bring you another delicious recipe featuring their superfood protein powder. Instead of a smoothie this time, I decided to whip up a healthy, protein-packed pancake that’s perfect post-workout!
Fluffy Strawberry Pancakes are filled with fresh, juicy strawberries and drizzled with sweet, delicious cream cheese syrup in this perfect brunch recipe made in under 30 minutes!
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.
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