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Sweet Cream Pancakes (Copycat Black Bear)

a stack of pancakes topped with walnuts on a white plate with bananas and maple syrup in the background

I don't know what it is about Black Bears pancakes that make them so much more delicious than most pancakes, at least I didn't know until I did a little digging and and found out they are what they call "sweet cream" pancakes!  Have you ever tried sweet cream pancakes?  They are made with heavy cream which gives them a light, fluffy texture with golden edges that just melt in your mouth.  

I've never met anyone who doesn't love a good pancake.  It's perfect for a crowd as you can just get out a big griddle and set out all kinds of different toppings to make it fun.  These are my families favorite and we love sprinkling them with pecans, chopped bananas and pure maple syrup, or serving them with fresh raspberries and whipped cream.  You do you though!  The possibilities are endless!!

My daughter, Dee, was very skeptical that we could recreate such deliciousness at home, but we both felt like this recipe absolutely nails it.  Black Bear likes to make their pancakes as big as the huge plates they serve them on, but I actually prefer to make smaller ones.  I think they are much easier to cook and eat that way.

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsps baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup milk
Instructions:
  1. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar together.  
  2. In a smaller separate bowl, whisk the eggs, vanilla extract, heavy cream and milk together.  
  3. Using a wooden spoon, mix the wet ingredients in to the dry ingredients until just combined.  Let sit for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to scoop the batter in to a hot buttered skillet and cook over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes on each side.  (If you are using a griddle, set it to 325 degrees.)  
  5. Serve with butter, maple syrup, powdered sugar, fruit or your favorite toppings!
a stack of pancakes on a white plate topped with butter syrup and raspberries with orange juice and syrup in the background

a stack of pancakes topped with walnuts on a white plate with bananas and maple syrup in the background


Looking for other delicious breakfast treats?  Try one of these:

cinnamon rolls in a blue baking dish

french toast with bananas and walnuts on a white plate

liege waffles stacked on a cooling rack with cream and strawberries to the side

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