Can we all agree that pancakes are the best excuse ever to have cake for breakfast? Especially when you top them with a healthy equivalent to cream cheese frosting…
It was pancake Saturday at our house this weekend ~ my kids woke up and they wanted to prepare breakfast with me. I love spending time with them in the kitchen. It’s these little experiences that become lifetime memories.
We decided on this hearty stack of homemade pancakes (really layer cake, let’s not fool ourselves) with a super special “frosting.” Whipped cream cheese lightly sweetened with pure maple syrup…
Why graham flour in these pancakes? Because I wanted to try something new. In our pantry we have every flour you could imagine. The result? AMAZING!
Graham flour is hearty, flavorful and is the perfect energy rich ingredient to get your day started right! Don’t stress if you don’t have it though. You can play around with other whole grain flours you have in your pantry.
What makes graham flour a little different? I’ll let Wiki Recipes answer that for you.
“It is a type of whole wheat flour named after Sylvester Graham, an early advocate for dietary reform. Rather than simply grinding the whole grain (bran, germ, and endosperm) wheat kernel, the components are ground separately. The endosperm is ground finely, initially creating white flour. The bran and germ are ground coarsely. The two parts are then mixed back together, creating a coarse-textured flour that bakes well.”
Impromptu homemade meals excite me. They thrill me actually. When it comes to certain things (most things) I am a big planner.
An example of my planning? Summer 2013 is all ready booked. That kind of planning.
With meal planning I don’t really plan. I always have certain go-to ingredients on hand so we can create scratch recipes on the fly. There is something so liberating about food experiments that work out perfectly.
All you need for homemade pancakes is flour (your choice), baking powder, butter or coconut oil (any oil really) a pinch of salt, some seasonings and mix-ins if you wish.
It takes only seconds to make your own dry pancake mix. And only seconds more to have the batter ready to hit the griddle.
You can sauce things up with maple syrup, fruity sauces, jams or globs of this homemade 2 ingredient cream cheese maple frosting sauce.
Serve your stack with a little…
Or a lot…
By the way those little green nuts are blanched pistachios that I found at a local Persian market. I love their bright green color!
So go ahead and grab a fork…
Dig in and enjoy!
What is your favorite pancake recipe? Do you ever bake with graham flour?
*If you want to try Graham flour you can order some at my Amazon Store. I have created an entire store category with lots of flours for you to try. There are gluten and gluten free options.
Pancake Recipe Links
- Blueberry Yogurt Pancakes everything is poetry
- Double Rich Chocolate Pancakes spabettie
- Gluten Free Coconut Corn Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce MarlaMeridith.com
- No Bake Cookie Pancakes Minimalist Baker
- Oatmeal-Yogurt Pancakes with Blueberry Crush Blissfully Delicious
- Savory Hatch Chili and Candied Bacon Pancakes She’s Cookin’
Graham Flour Recipe Links
- Carrot Coffee Cake with Graham Streusel Topping Turntable Kitchen
- Cherry Orange Graham Muffins Chasing Delicious
- Graham Flour Bread (Brunkan Langa Bread) Lucullian Delights
- Healthy Pumpkin Pie The Healthy Foodie
- Homemade Graham Crackers Liv Life
71 thoughts on “Graham Flour Pancakes with Cream Cheese Maple Sauce”
Holy YUM! These sound SO GOOD. These flavors are some of my favorite in the whole world. The cream cheese sauce sounds amazing.
Girl, you gotta try that sauce. AMAZING I tell ya!
These pancakes look incredible, I love the graham flour!
Thanks Laura!! Glad to hear you are digging the fun new flour choice.
cream cheese maple sauce? YES please!
this is how I love to make pancakes – just kind of ‘on the fly’.
THANK YOU for sharing my pancakes! 🙂
Lovely pancakes! Beautifully presented.
Marla they look awesome and the fact that your summer 2013 is already booked doesnt surprise me – and yes, I’m a planner too. Impromtu meals are great (I never take pics of them though b/c they never look quite pretty enough!).
Graham anything AND cream cheese + maple sauce. Amazing.
Thanks Averie! I know you and are are great about those early travel plans….you are always off on some fabulous adventure!
These sound fantastic, Marla! We need to have a pancake weekend sometime too!
Rachel, you sure do! It is so fun choosing toppings, making sauces and playing around with the pancake ingredients.
Your photos always amaze me! These pancakes are stunning!
Thanks so much Katrina ~ these pancakes were fun subjects to shoot 🙂
Summer 2013? Wow, you’re awesome. I don’t even know what we’re doing for Thanksgiving next month (Canada)… or Christmas! I agree with you – pancakes for breakfast is just like cake. Love, love, love it! We have pancake or waffle Sundays every week and have since Kevin and I started dating. These look divine!
Leanne, that is super cool that you and Kevin pay weekly tributes to cake for breakfast. I bet the two of you come up with some awesome recipes!
Oh momma, that cream cheese maple sauce is staring me down, big time. Think I’ll meander into the kitchen and whip some up!
Sommer, isn’t it awesome when something so delish takes seconds to make?!
I love having my kids in the kitchen!
These sound amazing..I have never seen graham flour. I am going to have to keep my eye out.
Leslie, graham flour is certainly worth trying. A nice twist on classic whole wheat and a smoother flavor profile as well.
I love all of these pancake recipes, we love pancakes at our house too. Thanks for the shout-out Marla 🙂
Summer 2013? Girl, you are amazing! And these pancakes prove that as well….gorgeous!
I want a big stack of these pancakes!
Gorgeous and delicious looking! I love those pistachios! And I am REALLY loving the new header! I need to update mine too… Yay fall!
Thanks Marina! Fun to do those blog updates from time to time 🙂
Woah, Marla, these look awesome!
That Maple Cream Cheese Sauce looks insane!! We have an egg allergy so I don’t make pancakes often but I do have a good egg-free carrot cake recipe and now I cannot stop thinking about pouring this sauce all over it 🙂
Amy, oh wow!! This sauce would be AMAZING poured over carrot cake 🙂 Great idea!
I wish I had breakfast at your house! You always have something good and healthy whipped up!!
Come over and join us any time Heather!
Graham flour in pancakes… How awesome is that! No doubt, I HAVE to give this a try. Besides, these look way too good for me not to whip up a batch.
With cream cheese and a little bit of honey? This could very well replace any cheesecake out there I’m pretty sure of that.
Yum, I’m hungry now.
Oh, almost forgot… thanks for linking to my Pumpkin Pie Recipe! I really appreciate that! 🙂
Hi Sonia! Your pie looks great. I need to try it soon. Cream cheese and honey is a really good idea ~ gonna whip up some of that today!
This looks so good! I like that the Graham flour makes this a little more healthy, so I don’t have to feel guilty about eating these for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!
Those pancakes with the cream sauce, its looking ravishing!!! Awesome.
pancakes – yeah, right!? that looks like cake to me!!
I’ve always loved the flavor of graham flour. I am totally inspired by this recipe!
p.s. I love your new header banner. xo
Thanks Allison! We were overdue for a cosmetic change. Now we can swap things out seasonally 🙂
Wholly, molly this looks fantastic! Absolute perfect recipes and images! Fantastic post!
Thanks so much Vera! Love your enthusiasm 🙂
You know, I don’t think I’ve ever used graham flour. But these look just amazing and I need to get my hands on some. And cream cheese maple sauce? Deliciousness.
My son, the pancake aficionado, will love these. I’ve never tried graham flour or blanched pistachios so I appreciate the introduction.
Hi Holly! Hope your son gets to try these soon ~ I just had some more for breakfast!
what beautiful photos!!
How unique! I am so jealous of pancake Saturdays! Your children are so lucky!
PS. Cake for breakfast is always a good idea.
What beautiful pancakes! The graham flour sounds like a nice fall flavor to add to the breakfast table. Love the photos!
Ahhh, yes! We love Graham Flour as well. Beautiful photos to go with your post, and with the graham flour in my pantry, I can see these pancakes on our table soon!! Well done!
I’ve never heard of graham flour before — but that looks so deliciously, styled. Send some over 😀
I can’t believe I’ve never heard of graham flour, especially since like you I have more than a reasonable amount of flours in my pantry 😉
They look lovely, I can tell that I would really like the texture (and obviously taste) of these cakes.
Now that’s the way to eat breakfast!
OOoh! I just bought graham flour for the first time. Can’t wait to give these a whirl. And, as always, gorgeous photos!
I have never cooked with graham flour and appreciate your (or Wiki’s) explanation of what makes it different. Must try. soon. Thanks for the link love 🙂
Looks like a special weekend breakfast treat.
These looks delicious and I’m a new fan!! Love the page 🙂
These remind me of a graham cracker and cream cheese frosting treat my mom used to make when I was a little girl. I really can’t wait to make these!!
Darla, that frosting sounds like some AWESOME memories 🙂 You should love these pancakes too!
I didn’t know that’s how graham flour is made! So interesting. These photos are really beautiful, Marla—way to make whole grain pancakes look so enticing! I already ate breakfast but would have no problem polishing off a stack of those for “dessert.”
Hi Kate! As you said – perfect for breakfast or dessert. Hopefully you can try soon 🙂
I’ve never cooked with graham flour but that maple cream sauce looks to die for!
I’ve been away but now that I’m back I’m partially drooling over these cakes. And I’m eagerly anticipating the weekend so I can immerse myself in a breakfast just like this. Yum!
Love these pancakes! I have never used graham flour…I need to try these 🙂
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Such gorgeous photos, Marla. I love these.
Thanks so much Jamie!
These pancakes look delicious! Definitely something I could enjoy on the weekends! Beautiful.
Great recipe! Made it this morning. Really good pancakes.
Where did you get those gorgeous plates?!
Hi Sarah! Those plates are from Pip Studio. I am obsessed with everything they make!
Made these this AM. I wanted a “graham cracker” pancake, so I used your recipe as a spring board. I used brown sugar instead of maple syrup. I doubled the batch (we have 5 in my family) and got about 30 pancakes! The batter was somewhat thin; I think I’ll decrease the milk next time. Thanks for posting it. I’ll be making it again.
Sounds like you made some nice changes to this recipe with good plans for future attempts. The brown sugar sounds delicious.
G.I.R.L. you found a way to make pancakes sexy!! Those stacks are insane. Pinning!
Thanks Meg! Not for lack of trying 😉 xx