Light and Fluffy Pancakes with Peaches
- 2 peaches peeled and diced
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 cup milk
- ½ cup cream cheese softened
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 2 cups pancake mix
- Combine the chopped peaches with the brown sugar and the cinnamon. Preheat a large griddle or frying pan over medium high heat.
- Whisk the milk, cream cheese, eggs and oil together until well combined. Add the pancake mix to a large bowl and fold in the liquid ingredients until just combined. Do not over-mix, a few lumps are fine.
- Pour the batter on your lightly oiled griddle or frying pan, ¼ cup at a time. Immediately sprinkle each pancake with about a tablespoon of the peaches. Cook until bubbles appear on top, then flip and continue cooking until both sides are golden brown. Repeat with the remaining batter.
- Serve drizzled with honey and topped with sliced peaches and whipped honey butter.
- Combine the wet and dry ingredients with a wooden spoon or a spatula; not with a whisk. Do not overmix, or your pancakes will be dense.
- I do not recommend folding all peaches into the batter, even if it might seem faster. The pancakes come out neater and hold up better with the peaches evenly sprinkled on in the pan.
- If your skillet/griddle isn’t nonstick, make sure to use enough oil to cook the pancakes. Otherwise the peaches could get stuck.
Freezer tipsThe pancakes freeze well. Place the cooled pancakes in freezer bags and label with the name and date. Freeze for up to 3 months To defrost, the microwave in bursts works best. You can also place them on a lined baking sheet and gently reheat them at 320°F. Please do not use a toaster, the peaches would get stuck and burn.
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I have to admit – I lately discovered the awesomeness of pancake mixes for when I want to serve a hot breakfast, but have a bunch of crazy kids around me. The recipe I’m sharing here is our new summer favorite, full of peachy and creamy goodness.
The cream cheese makes them a bit sturdier so they turn out perfectly light and fluffy – and they stay that way, no collapsing here!
There’s nothing worse than taking light and fluffy pancakes out of your pan, only to have them shrink to a sad pile of flat disks before you get the chance to serve them.
Serve them with a generous pat of whipped honey butter, sliced peaches and a drizzle of honey – nobody will ever believe they are made using a pancake mix!