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Blueberry Cheesecake Pancakes

Blueberry Cheesecake Pancakes

One the the things that I like about weekends is that I have more time to spend on breakfast. Instead of quickly making something so that I can dash out the door on my way to work I have the time to actually make something nice and over the long weekend I took advantage of that. With the recent success of the fresh corn pancakes I had pancakes on my mind though this time I was thinking about blueberry pancakes. Mini blueberry cheesecakes were also dancing through my head and at some point the two ideas collided and I soon found myself obsessing about blueberry cheesecake pancakes!

Blueberry Cheesecake Pancakes

I was thinking that I would keep things simple and start out with a basic pancake recipe that I would add big chunks of cream cheese to and top them with a blueberry sauce and crumbled cheesecake crust. There was however one small problem in that I wanted there to be nice big pieces of cream cheese in the finished pancakes and I was worried that it would melt while the pancakes cooked and disappear just like the cottage cheese does in my cottage cheese pancakes. After thinking about it for a while I decided to try freezing the cream cheese before mixing it into the batter and hopefully that would prevent it from melting too quickly.

The blueberry cheesecake pancakes turned out even better than I had hoped for! Not only did the cream cheese did not disappear but it also remained in nice big chunks in the pancakes that were just on the verge of melting and the hot pockets of cream cheese were absolutely magical! I left the blueberries in the blueberry sauce instead of straining it and it went perfectly with the cheesecake pancakes. The almond flavoured amaretti crumb crust was the final component that really took the pancakes over the edge. These blueberry cheesecake pancakes were a fantastic way to enjoy a lazy home cooked breakfast on the weekend!

Blueberry Cheesecake Pancakes

Blueberry cheesecake inspired pancakes stuffed with chunks of cream cheese and topped with a blueberry sauce and crumbled cheesecake amaretti crust.


Servings: makes 2 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Printable Recipe
Ingredients
  • 1 (4 ounce) package of cream cheese, cut into 4 pieces and frozen over night
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted (or oil)
  • 1/2 cup blueberry syrup (see below)
  • 1/4 cup crumbled amaretti crust
Directions
  1. Cut the cream cheese into small pieces.
  2. Mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and sugar in a large bowl.
  3. Mix the milk, egg and butter in another large bowl.
  4. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet.
  5. Mix in the cream cheese.
  6. Heat a pan over medium heat and melt a touch of butter in it.
  7. Pour 1/4 cup of the mixture into the pan and cook until the surface starts to bubble and the bottom is golden brown, about 2-3 minutes.
  8. Flip the pancake and cook the other side until the bottom is golden brown, about 1-2 minutes.
  9. Repeat for the remaining batter.
  10. Divide the pancakes between two plate and top with the blueberry syrup and crumbled amaretti crust.

Blueberry Sauce

A simple blueberry sauce that is perfect for topping vanilla ice cream, yogurt or even pancakes.


Servings: makes 1 cup

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
Directions
  1. Bring the blueberries, water and sugar to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. Mix the water and cornstarch, mix it into the blueberry sauce and simmer until it thickens, about a minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and mix in the lemon juice.

Similar Recipes:
Blueberry Cottage Cheese Pancakes
Blueberry Cornmeal Pancakes
Blueberry Oatmeal Pancakes
Blueberry Blintzes
Fresh Corn Pancakes
Black Forest Pancakes
Strawberry Lemon Ricotta Poppy Seed Pancakes

48 comments:

Pam said...

These sound so good!

Claudia said...

Not sure if this is breakfast or dessert - but oh my - it's a yes. And the amaretti crust? Perfect (Maybe that makes it dessert)

Mayffins Nocon said...

I'm not sure if can wait until weekend to try this recipe... Looks really, really yummy.

Amy said...

Wow these look amazing! Making me so hungry just looking at the pictures!

vanillasugarblog said...

i love the crunchy topping. I have to use that next time. Aren't pancakes great for kicking up? Stuffing, topping, whatever.

Jennifer and Jaclyn @ sketch-free vegan said...

you never cease to amaze me. Wow! I love your unexpected style of cooking. It's very refreshing

Katie said...

Oh. My. God. This is too good to be true.

margot said...

Hola Kevin, hace tiempo era seguidora tuya, pero un día añadiendo links a mi blog,se borraron muchos,el tuyo estaba entre ellos.
Hoy te he vuelto a encontrar.
Me alegro.

Mélange said...

It seems you are making good use of fresh fruits,I mean blueberry there..Looks tempting in all ways !

Allison Day said...

Wow. You've really outdone yourself, Kevin. I want these so bad right now... going to go stick some cream cheese in the freezer. :D

sliceofsouthern said...

Genius! You made my day....!

КАТЕРИНА said...

Много вкусно и красиво:)
Хубав ден:)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Drool....

Cheers,

Rosa

Esi said...

Cheesecake pancakes? You are my hero

Nicole said...

Ok, I just picked myself up off the floor cause I fainted from the mere thought of blueberry cheesecake pancakes. Amazing. These just made it to the top of the queue for next weekends breakfast.

Benedetta Marchi said...

:) very good!!

Joanne said...

This reminds me of those blueberry cheese danishes...but infinitely better.

bellini said...

Pure genius Kevin!

Reva said...

What a platter for breakfast... Loved the gorgeous berries and pancakes.. classic..:)
Reva

Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie said...

Can't believe I can now justify cheesecake for breakfast

Kelly said...

This is the second post on blueberry pancakes I've seen today. I feel a craving coming on.

Cara said...

These sound to die for! Almost like cheese blintzes, but in pancake form.

Kristy Lynn said...

one word: brilliant.

i've eaten cheesecake for breakfast before but this makes it legal... sort of.

giz said...

Incredible to savour local bounty on a weekend with no pressure. YUM

Gloria said...

Delicious Kevin, I love blueberries, gloria

The Stoner Gourmand said...

What a beautiful idea!! My mouth is watering :)

Pam said...

Wow! The wonder of a carefully made crepe without all that work! What a great idea to just make this delicious dish as regular pancakes with a twist. Thanks.

~Bee said...

Oh my GOODNESS. I want to lick my computer screen. These look DIVINE.

Lisa said...

I know what I am having for breakfast this coming weekend. Wonderful Kevin.

aer conditonat said...

In my opinion this looks like a delicious recipe and i think that it is not so difficult so i will try it very soon. I will post again after i will try it, thanks for sharing.

The Café Sucré Farine said...

Yum, these sound delish, I wish I had them right now instead of this protein smoothie I'm drinking!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

So I am so into the idea of crunch on my pancakes! Never thought of that before. Genius!

Yadsia @ShopCookMake said...

This looks too good.

SAMROMAGE said...

Ohhhh wow this sounds AMAZING!!!! I will definitely have to make these soon!!!

Anonymous said...

What a brilliant idea to freeze the cream cheese. Thanks

Martha in KS

Shama said...

HELLO!I AM NEW ON YOUR BLOG I LOVE THIS RECIPE CONGRATULATIONS YOU ARE SO CREATIVE, I INVITE YOU TO VISIT MY BLOG TOO IT IS IN SPANISH BUT I HAVE TRANSLATOR ! KEEP COOKING!

Jen said...

yum!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I've become so bored with pancakes but this post has changed that. I will be making these very soon. Love your blog!

Michele Tappan said...

I love cheese cake I love pancake I love blackberries . I have to try these
I do like your blog

sarah said...

Hi Kevin! I am an avid reader but cautious cook. How do you think strawberry syrup would work because I am a strawberry cheesecake addict! Thanks!

sarah said...

Hi Kevin! Iam a big fan and a cautious cooker. How do you think this recipe woul work with strawberry suce instead of blueberry? Thanks for any advice you can give.

Kevin said...

Sarah: A strawberry syrup would also be wonderful! It would be made in pretty much the same way but you will want to slice them first and simmer for a bit longer, say 10-15 minutes. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

You ROCK!!! These are great recipes. Thanks

KaylaPea said...

I made these and my boyfriend and I absolutely loveeeed them! We will be making them again and experimenting a little more with our pancakes.

Kristine said...

This is Awsome!!!! I put leftover syrup in fridge,and it looked and tasted like the best blueberry jam the next day!! Ate it on toast!! Thank you!!

Kristine said...

Can you use raspberries with this also?if so is syrup done same way?

Kevin said...

Kristine: Yes you can use raspberries in these pancakes and the syrup would be made the same way. Raspberry cheesecake pancakes is a great way to enjoy some of all of those raspberries around right now!

Anonymous said...

Where do I find the amaretti crust recipe? Didn't see it above.

Kevin Lynch said...

Anonymous: Just click through the link to get to the amaretti crust recipe. It is basically 2 tablespoons crumble amaretti cookies + 2 tablespoons crumble graham crackers + 1 tablespoon butter pressed into a 1/4 inch thick disc in a pan and baked at 350F until lightly golden brown, about 10 minutes. Let it cool and then crumble it into big chunks.

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