That’s right. You’re not imagining things.
Pancakes. With only two (primary) ingredients.
I’ve tried a couple of different variations on alternative pancakes, but I think this is my all-time favourite. I’ll definitely post some other pancake recipes I’ve tried, too. So stay tuned for those!
By using an immersion blender instead of a fork or whisk, you can get a better mixture of the ingredients to ensure that you are getting actual pancake batter… and not just some egg-y.. cheesey… goop. I’ve encountered this several times before.. Learn from my mistakes. I got mine at the Christmas Tree Shop for about $20. I use it especially for pureeing soups, sauces and dressings, too.
Blend together –
- 28g softened cream cheese (light, plain, flavoured, whatever you want. I’ve used the whipped cream cheese, too, but they don’t seem to come out quite the same)
- 1 egg
- Optional: Flavourings of your choice. I like to add in cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice with vanilla extract the best, but you can omit completely or try different flavour combinations. Cocoa powder, sugar, other extracts like almond, butter, coconut or caramel; nuts, peanut butter, chocolate chips, fruit… the only limit is your imagination!
Heat up an oiled flat top, skillet or griddle and pour on your mixture.
PHOTO to come
The pancake mix is very thin and can be difficult to flip at times, so be patient and experiment with your cooking times! Flip it over once the top is bubbly and the edges start to brown. Cook for another minute or so until the batter is cooked all the way through; I press down on the pancake with my spatula to make sure nothing oozes out to make sure it’s done.
Top it however you want and enjoy! Use powdered peanut butter, chocolate chips, your favourite fruit, coconut… anything!
Nutrition pancakes only; depending on the brand/type of cream cheese used (makes 1 serving):
I try really hard to get you an accurate depiction of nutritional facts but this is using the particular brands/ingredients I prefer; please make sure that any substitutions you may use are taken into consideration when you make these recipes for yourself. MyFitnessPal is a great tool to create different foods and calculate nutritional information… USE IT! (: