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The Best Sweet Cream Pancakes

Step up your breakfast game with the fluffiest, dreamiest pancakes you’ve ever tasted. Check out Sweet Cream Pancakes!

These beauties are a delightful twist on the classic, with rich, heavy cream giving them an irresistible tenderness and a hint of vanilla to make every bite heavenly. Perfect for lazy Sunday mornings or any day you want to start with a smile!

We are big pancake fans in this household. I have made so many different variations of pancakes they kids never know what they are going to wake up to! This one is a classic, fluffy, delicious and easily customizable.


Q: Can I use milk instead of heavy cream? A: Sure, but the texture will be different. Heavy cream makes these pancakes super fluffy and rich.

Q: Can I make the batter ahead of time? A: It’s best to make the batter fresh, but you can mix the dry ingredients the night before and add the wet ingredients in the morning.

Q: Are these pancakes freezer-friendly? A: Absolutely! Just stack them with parchment paper in between and freeze in an airtight container.


  • Flour
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Heavy cream
  • Vanilla extract

Why Each Ingredient Is Needed

Flour: The foundation of any pancake, flour gives structure to our sweet cream beauties.

Baking Powder: This is our secret weapon for fluffiness. It helps the pancakes rise and become light.

Baking Soda: Works alongside the baking powder to ensure maximum lift and tender texture.

Salt: A pinch of salt balances the sweetness and enhances the flavor.

Sugar: Adds a touch of sweetness to the batter and helps with browning.

Eggs: They bind everything together and add richness.

Heavy Cream: The star of the show! It makes the pancakes incredibly soft and creamy.

Vanilla Extract: Adds a lovely, aromatic flavor that complements the sweetness perfectly.

Why Kids Love It

Kids love Sweet Cream Pancakes because they’re like eating fluffy clouds! The sweet, creamy taste is reminiscent of their favorite desserts, and the soft texture is easy for little mouths to enjoy. Plus, they’re perfect for drizzling with syrup, adding fruit, or even a dollop of whipped cream. It’s breakfast and a treat all in one!

How to Store Leftovers

If you manage to have any leftovers (a rare occurrence!), store them in the fridge for up to three days. Keep them in an airtight container to maintain freshness. When you’re ready to enjoy them again, just pop them in the microwave for a few seconds or warm them up in a low oven.


Berry Burst: Add a handful of fresh or frozen berries to the batter for a fruity twist.

Chocolate Chip: Sprinkle in some mini chocolate chips for a decadent breakfast treat.

Cinnamon Swirl: Mix a tablespoon of cinnamon into the dry ingredients for a warm, spicy flavor.

Lemon Zest: Add the zest of one lemon to the batter for a fresh, citrusy kick.

Nutty Delight: Fold in some chopped nuts like pecans or walnuts for added crunch and flavor.

Why This Recipe Works

This recipe works because it combines the perfect balance of ingredients to create pancakes that are light, fluffy, and incredibly tender. The heavy cream adds richness without making the pancakes heavy, while the combination of baking powder and baking soda ensures they rise beautifully.

The vanilla extract rounds out the flavor profile, making each bite a delightful experience. Plus, it’s simple enough to whip up on a busy morning but special enough to serve for a leisurely weekend brunch. Give these Sweet Cream Pancakes a try, and watch them become your new breakfast favorite!

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Sweet Cream Pancakes
Yield: 5-7 Medium Sized Pancakes

Sweet Cream Pancakes

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

These are the ultimate breakfast delight with our Sweet Cream Pancakes, bursting with rich, creamy flavor and a hint of vanilla. Perfect for starting any day with a smile, these fluffy pancakes are a treat for all ages.


  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 2 egg
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. In a large bowl whisk the dry ingredients together 
  2. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and combine well 
  3. Heat a skillet over medium heat with a light coat of nonstick spray or butter 
  4. Add batter by ⅓ cup
  5. Cook until bubbles appear on surface then flip
  6. Repeat until all batter is used 
  7. Serve and enjoy! 

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 375Total Fat 27gSaturated Fat 17gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 118mgSodium 363mgCarbohydrates 28gFiber 1gSugar 9gProtein 6g

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