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Creamy French Toast Pancakes Recipe

by Tiffany in Recipes

One of the issues I have with hitting the gym (or a CrossFit class) in the early mornings is that it kind of screws up normal mealtimes. I also cannot eat a big meal before exercising or I will get crampy so most days I grab a Lara bar and call it my morning meal. Then when I get home I debate whether or not to fix a meal for myself (everyone is still sleeping) or snack until we can eat a meal together. Either way I usually have a cravings for breakfast style foods whether it is actually breakfast time or lunch. Pancakes is one thing I LOVE to eat post workout.

Today was one of those days when I just grabbed a banana and waited until lunch time before I made my first big meal of the day. I wanted a change of pace from our usual coconut pancakes but my order from Tropical Traditions arrived just as a I got home with Organic Maple Syrup. Yum! This is my fave maple syrup ever! So, to mix it up I made cheesy french toast pancakes. Okay the name is lame but they taste like french toast without the toast and in a pancake form with just a hint of fried cheesecake in the middle. Seriously good and they are grain free and lacto-paleo.

Creamy French Toast Pancakes Recipe

4 pastured eggs
8 ounces (one package) organic full fat cream cheese
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 cap full pure vanilla
Coconut oil for cooking (we use Tropical Traditions coconut oil)
Pure maple syrup

Mix up in a good blender (I am partial to the Vita-Mix) and pour on to your cast iron skillet or griddle, aiming for pancakes about six inches in diameter. Use cooking oil to grease your pan/griddle if need be. Cook 2-3 minutes on each side. They will be a glorious golden brown. Top with pure maple syrup and enjoy!

This recipe makes about 15 thin pancakes and three of us gobbled them all up today so if you have a big family you may want to double this recipe.

Added to Traditional Tuesdays

Monday, March 26th, 2012

14 Comments

  • http://www.itsawahmlife.com Jackie Lee

    wow those look like real pancakes but no flour?! mmm… I’m gonna have to try them. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=642112168 Justyna Pers

    Hello, could you tell me what you mean by ‘pure vanilla’? Thanks!

    • http://www.naturemoms.com/blog Tiffany

      Pure extract as opposed to the fake stuff. 

  • Maggie Owens

    They look great! Makes me hungry. Will have to try them. Can I get the organic full fat creme cheese at the regular grocery store? I don’t think I’ve ever seen it.

    • http://www.naturemoms.com/blog Tiffany

      You may need a health food store but my local Giant Eagle had some so I guess it just depends on the area you live.

  • http://pepperscraps.com Pepper

    Wow, I’m with Jackie, do these really not have flour? Do you think you could make them with low fat cream cheese?

    • http://www.naturemoms.com/blog Tiffany

      Yep, no flour and they would work just fine with low fat. I just don’t like low fat. ;)

  • Lisakleinweber

    I’ve tried no flour pancakes with flax, but not cream cheese before.  I’ll have to try it.

  • Lisakleinweber

    I’ve tried no flour pancakes with flax, but not cream cheese before.  I’ll have to try it.

  • Diana Bartch

    These look fab! I’m going to try making them with my yogurt cheese, which is very similar to cream cheese. :)  Might make them a bit tangier, but then I don’t have to buy something special! :) 

  • http://yayashom.wordpress.com/ Yayashome

    I have a grandie who cannot eat flour, so this is great.  I must say, I’m also looking forward to trying it.  Thanks!

  • Anonymous

    Hmmmm; now, this is interesting.  I commented a couple ‘uh minutes ago an’ everything was fine.  Then, in an effort to see my little red curls, I edited my Disqus profile.  That’s when my last comment disappeared.  Cue Twilight Zone music an’ keep an eye on me, in case I pull another disappearing act, okie-dokie?

    I love this recipe!  One of my grandies cannot eat flour, so this is really gonna’ help… a LOT ! ! !  Thank you!

  • http://www.fruitlush.com/ fruitlush

    amazing. Never thought I can’t make one without flour. Now I know I can. lol. Thanks a lot!

  • http://ironmom2011.blogspot.com/ Julie VK

    Thanks for this. I’m trying to put my picky eater on lacto-Paleo, and he loved these!