2-Ingredient Cream Cheese Pancakes

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2 Ingredient Pancakes have been showing up all over the internet lately. Low carb pancakes that are easy to make, and tasty as can be, we’ve been making these 2 Ingredient Cream Cheese Pancakes for years.

Amazingly thin and delicate, these cream cheese pancakes are much closer to a crepe than a traditional thick and fluffy pancake. I like these pancakes best when simply dusted with powdered sugar, but by all means, try my buttermilk syrup.

2 Ingredient Cream Cheese Pancakes can be made sweet or savory! get the recipe at barefeetinthekitchen.com

They are also delicious when drizzled with maple syrup or honey, or you can go crazy and put peanut butter and jelly on top. Whatever floats your boat and your diet works here.

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(Lemon Curd would be amazing too, just saying.)

These simple low carb pancakes are a completely different kind of breakfast treat, and I loved them from the first bite. My kids did too. They don’t care if they’re low carb or not, they just want them as often as I’m willing to make them.

I first stumbled across this Cream Cheese Pancake recipe about ten years ago over at I Breathe I’m Hungry. I whipped them up the very next morning for much smaller boys than I have now, and they’ve been a regular item on our meal plan ever since.

2 Ingredient Pancakes

Having now tried the popular 2 ingredient banana pancakes as well, I can tell you beyond any doubt that 2 ingredient pancakes made without banana are my favorite hands down.

These delicate cream cheese pancakes are basically the world’s easiest crepes made with nothing more than eggs and cream cheese.

Seriously, that’s the ingredient list.

You only need TWO ingredients to make these delicate cream cheese pancakes!

I have several gluten-free pancakes here, but these are the ones we make the most often. We love the more traditional Light and Fluffy Gluten-Free Pancake recipe too.

And these Cranberry Almond German Pancakes with Orange Syrup, these are for when you’re feeling fancy. But for a lazy weekend (or weekday) breakfast? Nothing beats the ease of these simple two-ingredient cream cheese pancakes.

Low Carb Pancakes

That Saturday morning when I first made these pancakes? I was definitely not feeling fancy. I wanted breakfast on the table, and fast, so we could get out the door.

This recipe is almost absurdly easy and I’ve now been making these pancakes for several years now. In literally 5 minutes, I can have a batch of pancakes ready to serve to the first hungry person to the table.

Cream Cheese Pancakes are more crepe than traditional fluffy pancake and we love them!

My boys flipped out (see what I did there?) as soon as they hit the table. They declared them awesome and devoured them just as fast as I was flipping them off the griddle.

I barely managed to save a handful to photograph. (And to eat myself!)

If you’re anything like me, you’re always on the lookout for new breakfast ideas. I wanted something that wouldn’t leave me feeling overly full first thing in the morning, and these pancakes were exactly what I was hoping they would be!

When breakfast is this amazingly easy and truly delicious, life is good.

I’ve been busy imagining new sweet and savory toppings for these simple 2-Ingredient Pancakes for years now, and I’d love to hear what your favorites might be.

2-Ingredient Pancakes are more crepe than heavy fluffy pancake - make them with sweet or savory toppings! get the recipe at barefeetinthekitchen.com

You can easily double or triple this recipe (and probably should, since they freeze well, so long as you place wax paper between them), but it’s also super easy to pull together another batch while your crew is busy finishing off the first one. Yes – they’re that easy!

What I love even more is that I can just throw the ingredients in a blender, and pour directly onto the griddle from there.

Cream Cheese Pancakes

  1. Add cream cheese and eggs to a high-powered blender.
  2. Blend on high until ingredients are completely combined and smooth.
  3. Allow the batter to rest while you heat the griddle to 375°F or medium-high.
  4. Butter the griddle and pour about two tablespoons of batter onto the griddle plate once the butter is melted.
  5. Allow the batter to cook on one side until just golden, then flip (about 2 minutes), and cook on the other side for about another minute, until both sides are golden.
  6. Serve immediately.
More crepe than traditional fluffy pancake, we love these delicate cream cheese pancakes!

So let me hear it! What would you serve with these delicious, low carb, high protein pancakes?

If you’re looking for more pancake inspiration, don’t miss these fun Cinnamon Roll Pancakes and Banana Nut Sour Cream Pancakes – they sound delicious!

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2 Ingredient Cream Cheese Pancakes can be made sweet or savory! get the recipe at barefeetinthekitchen.com

2-Ingredient Cream Cheese Pancakes

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Cream Cheese Pancakes are a low-carb breakfast option that does not disappoint! Just two ingredients are all you need. Recipe gently adapted from and with thanks to I Breathe, I’m Hungry
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 14 3-inch pancakes


  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 4 eggs
  • Optional: vanilla or cinnamon I rarely add anything but eggs and cream cheese, but these are fun to try


  • Put the eggs and cream cheese into the blender. If you want any additional flavors, add them now. Blend until smooth. (This takes just a few moments.) Let the batter rest a moment while the griddle heats. Butter the hot skillet or griddle and start by pouring just an ⅛ cup (or two tablespoons) of the mixture onto the hot surface. Remember that it will spread out a lot; these are very thin pancakes.
  • Cook them for just a couple minutes on the first side, just until golden, and then carefully flip and cook another minute or so on the other. Once you have a feel for the way these cook, proceed to make them as big or small as you like. Plate them and then sprinkle, drizzle or dust with the topping of your choice. Enjoy!


Calories: 46kcal · Carbohydrates: 1g · Protein: 2g · Fat: 4g · Saturated Fat: 2g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g · Monounsaturated Fat: 1g · Trans Fat: 0.01g · Cholesterol: 55mg · Sodium: 43mg · Potassium: 28mg · Sugar: 0.4g · Vitamin A: 177IU · Calcium: 15mg · Iron: 0.2mg
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{originally published 2/3/12 – recipes notes and photos updated 1/13/20}

The whole family will love these easy pancakes!
You only need two ingredients to make these delicate pancakes!
2-Ingredient Pancakes are more crepe than heavy fluffy pancake - make them with sweet or savory toppings! get the recipe at barefeetinthekitchen.com

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Hi, I’m Mary. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. I'm also the author of three cookbooks dedicated to making cooking from scratch as simple as possible.

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  1. Gina says

    Oh my gosh! I’ve been doing carnivore for about 5 months. Wanting to switch to keto. I saw this recipe and had to try as I’ve been craving pancakes. They are soooo good! I added a little vanilla and butter. Thank you, thank you, thank you!5 stars

    • Mary Younkin says

      You are welcome, Gina. No matter why you’re seeking them out, these pancakes make for a great breakfast. I’m glad you enjoyed them so much. Happy cooking!

    • Karen says

      Woah! I don’t know how you were able to do carnivore for 5 mos! I could make it to 2 mos! I’m so tired of meat! 😂. I’m fact, this is how I found this recipe for dinner tonight! Just couldn’t bring myself to eat another beef, chicken, or salmon meal!

  2. Wayne says

    Hi, saw your recipe and had to give it a try.
    They are really good, especially when adding some blueberries or almond butter.
    I wanted to thicken them up so I added Bob’s Red Mill Hemp Protein Powder and Chia seeds.
    Top with butter and a little agave and they are just like regular pancakes.5 stars

  3. Yolande says

    Mine looked nothing like yours, but they were so delicious, I’m making them again tomorrow. I had mine with banana and maple syrup. Thank you!5 stars

  4. Todd says

    I love pancakes. And being on a keto diet I thought I would have to sacrifice having them. I tried this recipe and I swear they are better than biscuit. If you like real fluffy pancakes you might be a bit disappointed. But they fluff up enough for me and taste great. I feel they hold butter and sugar free syrup better. A must try.5 stars

  5. sharon whiting says

    Thanks so much. These are easy and so delicious. I topped with sugar free chocolate chips, sugar free maple syrup and strawberries. Yum5 stars

  6. Chris says

    I love the cream cheese pancakes. It’s a simple recipe to make time and again. Only two other ingredients I use are diet flavor and whey protein.5 stars

  7. Zoë says

    These are so good! I put erythritol mixed with cinnamon on top and it taste exactly like churros or french toast5 stars

  8. Evelyne says

    These are delicious! After cooking them on the griddle with butter, I drizzle that “burnt” butter on top on the pancakes. The best!
    Thank you5 stars

  9. Michelle Marchetti says

    These are definitely a big win ..Ive been on keto for a month and craving pancakes..I lightly poached some berries and served over top..perfect!!!!5 stars

  10. Judy says

    These are so good. I did add 1 scoop protein powder and cinnamon. Is it 46 calories per 3” pancake!5 stars

  11. Latoya wilson says

    Love them I put protein powder and hemps than pair them with turkey bacon and mixed berries5 stars

  12. Lisa says

    I’m gonna try these tomorrow because I’m carnivore and so bored. I will use melted butter and cinnamon as my topping.

  13. Rebecca says

    My husband and I have been eating carnivorous for a couple of months. These little pancakes were awesome! One of these little gems wrapped around a piece of bacon was so very delicious, and the next one with a little cinnamon and berries satisfies a lot of culinary desires ♥️5 stars