Strawberry Pancakes with Cream Cheese Syrup

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Fluffy homemade Strawberry Pancakes are filled with fresh, juicy strawberries & drizzled with sweet cream cheese syrup. This easy breakfast recipe is made in under 30 minutes and great for kids and adults!

Strawberry pancakes stacked up on a plate topped with cream cheese syrup and fresh strawberry slices

Breakfast is one of my favorite meals of the day! It can be sweet or savory.

It can include dishes that resemble dessert, yet are a perfectly acceptable way to start the day. Like these Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins with a Chocolate Crumble or this Caramel Apple Bread Pudding.

Sweet treats for breakfast are one of my guilty pleasures. And these Strawberry Pancakes with Cream Cheese Syrup are at the top of my guilty pleasure list!

Cream Cheese Syrup, yes that is an actual thing. And if not, I just made it happen!  You’re welcome! 😉

I’ve been making these homemade pancakes for years and I guarantee they’ll be the best, most fluffy pancakes you’ve ever had. You can even substitute other ingredients for the strawberries, such as blueberries, chocolate chips or sliced bananas.

Adding the cream cheese syrup is totally optionally. But I would be doing you a disservice if I didn’t highly encourage you to make the cream cheese syrup!

Strawberry pancakes stacked up on a plate topped with fresh strawberry slices

How to make Strawberry Pancakes from scratch

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a small mixing bowl.

In a large mixing bowl, combine a whisked egg, milk, vanilla extract, distilled white vinegar and honey. Add the dry ingredients and one tablespoon melted butter. Stir to combine. Gently fold in fresh sliced strawberries.

Heat a griddle or large skillet over medium heat. Spray lightly with cooking spray.

Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to scoop and pour the batter onto the griddle.

Wait for the pancakes to be covered with small bubbles. Flip and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes or until golden brown.

Can I use frozen strawberries to make pancakes?

Yes, frozen sliced strawberries can be used in place of fresh sliced strawberries in this recipe.

How to make Fluffy Pancakes

Fluffy pancakes are made by adding vinegar and baking soda to the pancake batter. Remember the volcano we all made as kids by adding vinegar to baking soda? This is essentially the same thing. The two ingredients combine and help “fluff up” the pancakes.

You can’t taste the vinegar at all, but end up with the fluffiest pancakes ever!

Why aren’t my pancakes fluffy?

Over mixing the batter will cause your pancakes to come out flat. Only mix the batter enough to incorporate all of the ingredients together.

How do you stop pancakes from burning?

Make sure you’re cooking the pancakes over medium heat. Any hotter and they will burn before cooking through.

Always make sure the griddle or skillet is hot before adding the first pancake or it will not cook properly. To test the heat of the griddle, add a small drop of water to the pan, if it sizzles, it’s hot.

Strawberry pancakes stacked up on plate with fresh strawberries

What to put on strawberry pancakes?

Cream cheese syrup, maple syrup or a dusting of powdered sugar are all great on top of these strawberry pancakes.

How do you make cream cheese syrup?

To make cream cheese syrup, whisk together softened cream cheese, milk, powdered sugar and vanilla extract.

What if my syrup is too runny?

If the cream cheese syrup comes out too runny, add more powdered sugar. Add 1-2 tablespoons at a time until the desired consistency is reached.

What if my syrup is too thick?

If the syrup is too thick, add more milk, 1 tablespoon at a time until the desired consistency is reached.

Strawberry pancakes topped with cream cheese syrup and fresh strawberries

If you love strawberries as much as I do, you have to try these other delicious Strawberry Recipes!

Strawberry pancakes stacked on plate with fresh strawberry slices
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Strawberry Pancakes with Cream Cheese Syrup

Fluffy homemade Strawberry Pancakes are filled with fresh, juicy strawberries & drizzled with sweet cream cheese syrup in this easy breakfast recipe!
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 10 pancakes
Calories 177 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

Strawberry Pancakes

  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 2 cups strawberries sliced

Cream Cheese Syrup

  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

Strawberry Pancakes

  1. Prepare the pancake batter by combining the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a small mixing bowl.

  2. In a large mixing bowl combine the egg, milk, honey, white vinegar and vanilla extract.

  3. Add in the dry ingredients, stir to combine, then add the melted butter.
  4. Gently fold the strawberries into the pancake batter.
  5. Heat a griddle or large skillet to medium and spray lightly with cooking oil.
  6. Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to pour the pancake batter by 1/4 cup onto the griddle.

  7. Wait for the pancakes to be covered with small bubbles, then flip.
  8. Cook for an additional 3-4 minutes on the other side.

Cream Cheese Syrup

  1. While the pancakes are cooking, prepare the Cream Cheese Syrup.
  2. Combine all of the ingredients in a small mixing bowl.
  3. Use a whisk or electric hand mixer to combine the ingredients until a syrup consistency forms.