King for a day…Part One…
For Valentine’s Day I gave my husband a certificate, redeemable for the day of his choosing, to be pampered from sun up to sun down. He chose today, Saturday, his first day of Spring Break.
To start the morning off, I served strawberry cheesecake pancakes. I found the recipe in my Pillsbury book that I received just this week. How convenient! What was also convenient is that it happened to be a breakfast and brunch edition. Super! I wanted to make something different and it was full of great recipes. This particular recipe was on the front cover. It looked so pretty and I just knew it would be something that my husband would love.
Other than having to slice the strawberries, it was pretty much a ready-made recipe. It took me less than 30 minutes to prepare, cook, and serve. It looked GREAT. I was so excited to serve it that I forgot to snap a picture of it. So I borrowed the picture from my Pillsbury magazine, as well as the recipe. Neither were available from their website. You should be able to click on the picture of the recipe to enlarge it. If that doesn’t work for you, contact me and I will get the recipe to you.
The graham cracker crumbs added to the batter make it rather thick, but cook well. The cheesecake filling is tasty, but it did not fare well as a stand alone. I don’t eat strawberries so I put some of the filling on a pancake to get a taste. Not a good option. However, Brad raved about the combination.
What I loved about this recipe is how versatile it can be. You can use any fruit or fruit pie filling that you prefer. You can choose to omit the syrup and just use the fresh fruit. I used a regular, complete pancake mix, but you can opt for the “Fiber One” mix that it calls for. Also, the cheesecake pudding mix does come in a “light” version and you can also use low cal/fat cream cheese if you are concerned with keeping up with your diet. I should warn you though, if you are not a sweet tooth, you might not like this, but your guests for breakfast/brunch may LOVE it.
Hope you are having a wonderfully blessed morning! Check back this afternoon to see what was for lunch!