Photo: Ralph Anderson; Styling: Trinda Gage
Makes 12 (4-inch) pancakes

These cream cheese pancakes are light, fluffy, and oh so delicious.  Serve with high-quality maple syrup for breakfast or brunch.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine self-rising flour and sugar in a large bowl; make a well in center of mixture.

Step 2

Combine egg and next 4 ingredients in a small bowl, stirring well; add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened.

Step 3

Pour 1/4 cup batter for each pancake onto a hot, lightly greased griddle. Cook pancakes until tops are covered with bubbles and edges appear cooked; turn and cook other side. Serve pancakes with warm maple syrup and, if desired, bacon.

Step 4

NOTE: 1/4 cup egg substitute, skim milk, and light cream cheese may be used. Pancake batter will be thinner and will cook faster.

Ratings & Reviews

Bab'z Review

July 05, 2016
This recipe really does kick regular pancakes up a knotch... I LOVED the flavor & texture!  I had a packet of cream cheese that I needed to use, and this recipe was PERFECT!!  For anyone who does not have "self-rising flour on hand (like me), use regular flour and just add 1-2 teaspoon Baking Soda and you're set. Thanks for sharing this great recipe!

miraoli's Review

October 24, 2013
These are my husband and kid sister's favorite. They both go absolutely crazy for these pancakes. Here is a great coupon for $1 off Mrs. Butterworth's syrup:

crmeng's Review

January 21, 2013
My husband made these this morning and they were a hit with the picky pancake eaters at our ouse. Added blueberries. Will definitely make these again.

Solan13's Review

January 01, 2013

dpygrl01's Review

December 22, 2012
I used all purpose flour with 2 tsp baking soda and added chocolate chips. DELICIOUS!!!!!!!

MzTami's Review

November 25, 2012
Made these Thanksgiving morning and family was begging for them again. I did use all purpose flour with 2 tsp baking powder. I'm going to make it again, but double the recipe and adding chocolate chips.

missymmartin's Review

August 24, 2012

GingerbreadHW's Review

July 17, 2012
This recipe was made outstanding by adding strawberries to the pancakes while cooking. Also with a nice dusting of powdered sugar ;)

waterlily78's Review

December 07, 2009
I made these for my boyfriend yesterday, and he said they were fabulous, very rich and fluffy, and better than the ones he had at a restaurant on our last trip to NYC. Will definitely be making these again, by request. I halved the recipe and, since I didn't have any self-rising flour, used a conversion mix of all-purpose flour, baking soda, and salt (1 cup flour, 1-1/2 tsp. baking powder and 1/2 tsp. salt).

honeydo's Review

March 23, 2009
The pancakes were delicious, nice and fluffy. I used about 1 1/2 cups milk. Chef BEWARE: Don't space out and forget that self-rising flour is different than regular flour. I made this mistake, and was in shock when the first two pancakes looked like unleavened bread...hmm, maybe because they were! You can fix this by adding 3 teaspoons baking powder to the mix in addition to the 2 cups flour, plus a little salt. I put vanilla yogurt, strawberries and a little syrup on mine and they were awesome!