Applesauce Cheesecake Pancakes
We love pancakes. Every single kind of them is delicious and we’ll never turn them down. But once we whipped up this delicious recipe, we knew that our pancake breakfast was never going to be the same. Not only are these Applesauce Cheesecake Pancakes perfectly sweetened with applesauce, but they’re also topped with the most delicious cheesecake taste, ever.
These pancakes are a little bit sweet and a little bit savory from the cream cheese filling. OMG! So so good! We don’t normally indulge in a breakfast like this. The usual breakfast is an egg and toast or cereal. But sometimes on the weekend, we like to treat ourselves. This breakfast is really a treat! We also have this for dinner on occasion. I know crazy right?!
If part of being an adult means that we can have our breakfast and dessert at the same time, count us in time and time again. Life is short you have to live a little. Like every couple of months or so.
Can we use regular applesauce in this recipe?
You can! While it might call for chunky applesauce, you can honestly just use whatever you have. Using applesauce is a great way to keep the pancakes moist but also add in a bit of natural sweetness as well. We love to make our own homemade applesauce but using the store bought is perfectly fine, too. Making your own applesauce is a great way to use up apples when they are starting to get bruised and it really does taste so much better we think.
How to make applesauce cheesecake pancakes:
- In a bowl mix, all purpose flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, granulated sugar, chunky applesauce, milk, egg and unsalted butter. Do not over stir.
- Heat griddle to 350 and pour pancake batter in to 1/2 cup circles.
- Let cook on first side until air bubbles start to form.
- Use a spatula to check for doneness.
For the cheesecake filling:
- In a medium size mixing bowl cream the cream cheese, granulated sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy.
Why is my cheesecake mixture lumpy?
If you’ve made the cheesecake mixture and find out that it’s lumpy, more than likely it’s because you didn’t let it soften to room temperature. Just make certain that you allow the cream cheese to soften completely before mixing it. If you don’t, you’re going to have lumps. (It’s still fine to eat it just gives a weird texture.)
What topping can I use on my pancakes?
Besides the usual Maple syrup you can use sliced strawberries, fresh blueberries both with whipped cream, powdered sugar, chopped apples with a drizzle of honey. The choices are endless. We normally just go with pure maple syrup.
Do you have to refrigerate these pancakes?
Yes, once they’re cooked and cooled keep them stored in the fridge. This is the best way to keep them delicious and safe to eat. You’re going to love the taste of these Applesauce Cheesecake Pancakes. Get ready to take your breakfast time to a whole other delicious level! Eating a stack of these pancakes is the perfect way to start the day.
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Who says that pancakes can't be a tad bit different? These Applesauce Cheesecake Pancakes will have you hitting the sack early so you can wake up faster for breakfast!
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup chunky applesauce
- 3 tbsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tbsp. granulated sugar
- 1 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp. melted butter
- 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
In a mixing bowl mix together flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, cinnamon, applesauce, milk, egg and butter together. do not over mix batter. Just stir until mixed.
Heat griddle to 350 and pour pancake batter in to 1/2 cup circles
Let cook on first side until air bubbles start to form. Use a spatula to check for doneness.
When the pancake is a golden brown flip it over and cook until it is golden on the other side. Finish making the other pancakes keeping the pancakes warm.
In a medium size mixing bowl cream the cream cheese, granulated sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy.
Put the cheesecake filling in a piping bag and pipe the cream cheese filling over the pancakes and top with another pancake.