Strawberry Pancakes with Cream Cheese-Maple Syrup

I’m finally getting settled into my routine, the beginning of the year was challenging for me in terms of me being able to find the time to do all the things I need to get done everyday (which are a lot), including posting recipes.  I missed posting!

But I seem to have it all under control now (I hope!), and I am back with this recipe right in time for Valentine’s Day so you can enjoy a little something sweet for breakfast.  I wanted to try a new strawberry pancake recipe, but all I could find were pink colored pancakes.  That’s not what I was looking for. I decided to use my regular pancake batter and just add sliced fresh strawberries on top of the pancake, after I had poured the batter on the hot pan. I wondered if I could find an interesting syrup to go along with it?  I found just the thing in Marla Meredith’s blog, Family Fresh Cooking (we love her) a Cream Cheese Maple Sauce.

As decoration, just cut out a triangle shape on top of the strawberry to form a heart-like shape, then slice the strawberry in half of into thirds lengthwise. This pancake recipe can easily be doubled to feed a larger crowd. Typically, we use this recipe to feed 3 people, including my 5-year-old.  Same thing with the syrup.  This made just enough to cover my pancake stack, I added extra maple syrup to my pancakes once they were served.

Helga

Strawberry Pancakes

Strawberry Pancakes with Cream Cheese-Maple Syrup

Yields 6 pancakes
A Foodies’ Kitchen original recipe

Ingredients:
1 egg
1 cup all-purpose flour
¾ cup milk
2 tablespoons melted butter
2 tablespoons sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
12 fresh strawberries. (slice about 6 ones,
and leave the others for decoration)

Procedure:

  1. In one bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix egg, milk, melted butter and vanilla extract.
  3. Make a hole in the middle of dry ingredients and pour wet ingredients into it.
  4. Whisk wet and dry ingredients until combined. Do not over mix the batter. It can have some lumps remaining.
  5. Set the batter aside to rest for 5 minutes before cooking.
  6. Heat the frying pan over the medium-high heat and brush it with few drops of oil or butter (you can use paper towel f you decide to use oil).
  7. When the frying pan is hot, pour about ¼ cup of the batter onto the frying pan. Add strawberry slices on top (about 5-6 slices for each pancake)
  8. Cook pancakes on one side for about 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Flip pancakes using the spatula and cook again for about 1-2 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. Serve warm and with desired topping.

Cream Cheese Maple Syrup

Recipe adapted from Family Fresh Cooking

Ingredients
2 tablespoons cream cheese
3 tablespoons maple syrup (use pure maple syrup, if you can get it)
1 tablespoon of 2% milk

Procedure:

  1. In a small bowl, mix the cream cheese and the maple syrup until they are well combined.
  2. Add milk if the mixture is too thick
  3. Pour over prepared pancakes and enjoy!

Strawberry Pancakes

Strawberry Pancakes

Strawberry Pancakes

Strawberry Pancakes

Strawberry Pancakes

Strawberry Pancakes

Strawberry Pancakes

Strawberry Pancakes

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