Cream Cheese Pancakes Recipe

Published on June 27th 2022 by Jennifer Dodd.
Last updated on March 20th 2024
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We are calling all pancake lovers! The best part about lazy Sundays is getting to sleep in and having a late breakfast with the family. The typical spread usually consists of an egg dish, crispy bacon or sausage, and a stack of pancakes drowned in sweet maple syrup, pure heaven. Consuming this daily, although so yummy, won't be great for your health. This is how these rich, low-carb keto, nut, and grain-free Cream Cheese Pancakes were born. 

Replacing the usual all-purpose flour added to pancake batter with ground flax and chia seeds immediately injects extra plant-based omega-3s, protein, and dietary fiber, resulting in improved digestion and a ton of nutrients. Joining flax and chia seeds to this simple batter are eggs, soy milk, lemon juice, cinnamon, vanilla, baking soda, sugar alternative, and the main ingredient, cream cheese.

Cream cheese adds richness to the pancakes and helps keep the batter together, resulting in light and fluffy pancakes. Top off your stack of cream cheese pancakes with fresh berries, a dusting of powdered sugar alternative, and keto maple syrup treating yourself to a superfood healthy breakfast, or turn this into a sweet after-dinner dessert. 

Pour yourself a refreshing Cucumber Juice or a frothy Vanilla Latte, and enjoy the day. 

What does cream cheese do in pancakes?

Cream cheese can add richness and moisture to your pancakes, making them nice and fluffy. It's also another way to add extra protein to your pancakes. Cream cheese contains 1 gram of protein for every ounce of cream cheese.

Is cream cheese on pancakes good?

Cream cheese is an excellent addition to pancakes, leave out the sugar, and you can top cream cheese pancakes with savory items such as smoked salmon, ham, bacon, asparagus, or mushrooms. 

Can you freeze cream cheese pancakes?

Pancakes freeze very well, making your morning routine much better. Allow the pancakes to cool completely, and add them into an airtight container with layers of parchment or waxed paper to keep the pancakes from sticking together. 

Does cream cheese have carbs?

Yes, cream cheese does contain 1 gram of net carbs for every ounce of cream cheese. 

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Time & Serves

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
12 persons


  • 1 cup Flaxseeds, ground

  • 1/4 cup Chia Seeds, ground

  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda 

  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon 

  • 1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt 

  • 3 large Eggs

  • 1 cup Cream Cheese, softened at room temperature 

  • 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar Alternative 

  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract 

  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened Soy Milk 

  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Lemon Juice 

  • Non-stick Cooking Spray 

Optional Pancake Garnish
  • 1 cup Mixed Berries 

  • 2 tablespoons Powdered Sugar Alternative 

  • 1/4 cup Keto Maple Syrup 


Pre-heat a large non-stick pan setting it to medium heat on the stovetop. 

Add the ground flax seeds, ground chia seeds, baking soda, cinnamon and salt to a mixing bowl. Use a whisk to incorporate the ingredients together. 

Add the cream cheese, sugar alternative, eggs, soy milk, vanilla & lemon juice to another mixing bowl. Use a hand blender or hand mixer to mix the ingredients until smooth and silky.   

Combine the cream cheese mixture with the dry ingredients, using a whisk to mix everything into a smooth batter. 

Coat the preheated pan with non-stick spray and to add some batter into the pan use a ladle or ice-cream scoop. Only add enough batter for one or two pancakes depending on the size of your pan, so the pancakes will cook evenly and not all stick together. 

Cook until you see even bubbles begin to form on the surface, about 2 minutes, then flip the pancakes using a spatula and cook for an additional 2 minutes.  

In a plate place the cooked pancakes while you repeat the cooking process with the remainder of the batter. 

Stack the pancakes onto a large plate or serving platter and add your favorite optional garnishes. 

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