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
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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. ines says

    I made it and loved it. I felt after the comments that whipping the egg whites and fold into the eggs and cream cheese afterwards made the difference in the rise. I also added vanilla 1/4 tsp and cinnamon. they held really well. I placed nutella on them and it was delish as a “sandwich”. i figured i can add cheese and sauage patty or canadian bacon as a sandwich. Very easy to do.5 stars

  2. Mary says

    Made these today with very little of the additives Vanilla and Cinnamon. Probably would add more the next time. I was more worried about the texture than the taste. When bathed in butter and sugar free syrup, they were delicious. 0 carbs–Highly recommended!5 stars

  3. Nancy says

    Do you have to use real eggs, or can you use the pourable eggs? Trying to hold down on cholesterol…

  4. Susan says

    Thank you for providing the “Nutrition” for this intriguing recipe! However, you do not state anywhere in your posting how many pancakes are in a serving. I would so appreciate knowing since I am on a KETO diet.

  5. Cyndi says

    Hi! I’m going to make my first batch this morning and I’m just curious about the reheat process if I freeze some?5 stars

  6. Marla says

    Looking forward to making these, since my husband and myself are on Keto. One question: Do these have an eggy taste? I’m thinking I would try them with vanilla and cinnamon added to them. Please let me know about the eggy ness. Thanks5 stars

    • Mary Younkin says

      Marla – To me they do not taste eggy. However, you and I might have slightly different preferences when it comes to that kind of thing. Vanilla and cinnamon would be yummy additions.

  7. Anna Maria says

    Not bad for Keto (raised on crepes) and dolled them up with a pinch of salt, 1-2teaspoons of Lakota Monk sugar, 1 teaspoon of vanilla. I threw in fresh blue berries along side the crepes to warm them up! When done I sprinkle (combo monk fruit sugar and cinnamon from a small shaker) on top!! Yummy. My aren’t round😖5 stars

  8. Kylie says

    Loved these. I put in about 3/4 tsp of cinnamon and a tsp of vanilla extract and served with sugar-free syrup. Even tho they are thin, I still prefer this option WAY MORE than almond flour!5 stars

  9. Kimberley says

    These are so good! For a change, I used roasted red pepper and garlic flavoured cream cheese – Yummy!5 stars

  10. Sherrie says

    I tried it! It came out great, I’m carnivore of 3 years and always looking for something different to try, this was great with bacon.5 stars

  11. Kathy says

    I like the simplicity of this recipe but wondering what I did that caused my pancakes to have a more Peggy taste? Once I added lemon curd it was okay but not as good plain. I’d like to try again but wondering if I should make adjustments. Thank you4 stars

  12. Diane Blauvelt says

    I am excited to try the egg and cream cheese pancakes! I am new to pinterest and hope to catch on soon. From what I’ve read so far, it seems a bit complicated! D’Yanna

  13. Becky says

    These are good with cinnamon and a bit of SF sweetner added. You can also use skinny syrups to stay compliant but get your flavor.5 stars