Happiness Is…Recipe – Lemon Cream Cheese Pancakes with Lemon Glaze

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Happiness is Spring Break!  I had a little surgery last year during spring break, and it took me out of commission for six weeks.  I am so excited to make up for that lost time this year because whether it is a quite week at home, a vacation, or several little trips to fun places, Spring Break absolutely rocks! Photobucket Happiness is family day.  We are having a family date today, and I cannot wait to share the day with my favorite people. Photobucket Happiness is having an amazing mom who helped us out so much last weekend with the stomach virus birthday party. Photobucket Happiness is having a sister who took off work to help me out yesterday.  Yes, sometimes it does take a village. Photobucket Happiness is pancakes.  I have already expressed how much I love pancakes and have several pancakes on this new little blog of mine.  This week, I was craving some spring-like flavors, and I decided to make these Lemon Cream Cheese Pancakes with Lemon Glaze.  One bite of these pancakes brought an instant smile to my face.  Happiness is definitely lemon, cream cheese, and pancakes….and Spring Break! Pin It

Lemon Cream Cheese Pancakes with Lemon Glaze

Lemon Cream Cheese Pancakes with Lemon Glaze

Ingredients

For the Pancakes

3/4 cup buttermilk

3 tablespoons butter

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 egg, slightly beaten

1/4 cup sugar

2 ounces cream cheese

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 1/4 cup flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

For the Glaze

4 ounces cream cheese

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1/4 cup sugar

2 tablespoons whipping cream

2 tablespoons milk

Instructions

    Preparing the Pancake Batter
  1. Add the butter to a large mixing bowl, and melt it in the microwave for about 30 seconds.
  2. Remove it from the microwave, and add the egg and vanilla.
  3. Slowly whisk in the buttermilk.
  4. Break up the cream cheese, and mix it in with the lemon juice. There will be small chunks of cream cheese in the pancakes, and that is perfect.
  5. In a separate bowl, mix together the sugar, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  6. Add the flour mixture to the buttermilk mixture, and stir to combine.
  7. Preparing the Glaze
  8. In a mixer, mix together the cream cheese and lemon juice.
  9. Add the sugar, and continue to mix together until smooth.
  10. Pour in the whipping cream and milk, mixing together until creamy.
  11. If the glaze is not pourable at this point, add more milk until it is.
  12. Cooking the Pancakes
  13. Preheat the griddle to 375.
  14. Using a small ladle, add about 1/4 cup of the pancake mixture to the griddle, one scoop at a time. I usually cook about 6 at a time on my griddle.
  15. Cook for about 3-4 minutes, until it starts to bubble a little, and then flip.
  16. Cook on that side for about 2-3 minutes, and then move from the griddle to a plate.
  17. Continue until all of the mixture has been used. This recipe makes about 10-12 medium-sized pancakes.
  18. Putting it All Together
  19. Place pancakes on a plate.
  20. Add up to three pancakes to create a small stack.
  21. Pour the glaze onto the top of the stack, allowing it to run down the sides.
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Have a happy weekend!

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12 Responses to Happiness Is…Recipe – Lemon Cream Cheese Pancakes with Lemon Glaze

  1. Oh my goodness, do those look good! I have got to make them some weekend. My husband and I would enjoy them so much. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Drool these look delicious. I have a soft spot for pancakes too! Thanks so much for linking up at Eat 2 gather! Your family is precious, love the great pictures.
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  3. Taylor says:

    I can definitely find happiness in a stack of pancakes! These lemon pancakes look so bright and yummy…perfect for upcoming spring 🙂
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  4. I just started my spring break yesterday and it is glorious. I did absolutely nothing today. Well, I went to the gym, made some lettuce wraps and granola bars but other than that, I just relaxed. We need more spring breaks.

    And yes, pancakes definitely equals happiness. Fluffy, buttery pancakes with a glaze on top sure sounds like heaven!
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  5. angie says:

    that lemon sauce sounds AMAZING 🙂 Mmm Mmmm MMMMMMMM!
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  6. six sisters says:

    Wow, this looks great. Thanks for linking up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We would love to have you back!! -The Sisters

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