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    Golden Penny Pancakes

    Golden Penny Pancakes

    When I say that these are THE BEST pancakes you will ever have, you should just believe me. They will actually change your life a little bit: you will wonder where on earth these have been and why you’ve believed that the kind of pancakes you have been eating all along are good, in comparison to these! 

    You see, I’ve been privileged. I grew up eating these pancakes my entire life. To be honest, I don’t even really know what a “regular” pancake should taste like because once you have THESE in your life, you’ll never, ever go back. THAT GOOD. Trust me. 

    These are my mom’s famous CHEESE pancakes. You read that right…cheese! When I first talk about these to people, I’m usually met with the same response: cheese in pancakes? Weird! And part of me is always a bit excited when they respond that way because I simply cannot wait for them to try the pancakes, instantly fall in love and beg me for the recipe! I absolutely LOVE making these for my family and friends. Actually, breakfast food is my all time favorite food, so I really enjoy entertaining for brunch on a Saturday morning and serve these golden pennies along with eggs, bacon and sausage! I even served these pancakes at a friends bridal shower that I hosted for her. You can read about that here.

    Golden Penny Pancakes

    With our new clean way of eating, we haven’t had these in a very long time (we used to eat them at least once a week, many times for dinner!) But this past weekend we had my family in town and I wanted to treat everyone so I made them again. I’ve thought about trying to make a “clean” version of them, but quite honestly, I don’t want to mess with perfection. We have decided to live our lives with the 80/20 rule: eat well 80% of the time and then for the remaining 20%, indulge somewhat in our favorite foods. So for the 20% of the time, I will eat these pancakes!

    So I decided that as my Easter treat to all of you, I would share this incredible recipe, so that you too, can make them for your family and friends this Easter weekend. If you are a little hesitant on the cheese factor, don’t be. Just take the leap and make them and soon you’ll be thanking me for introducing you to the best pancake you’ve ever had!

    Golden Penny Pancakes
    The most amazing pancake you will ever have!
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    Prep Time
    5 min
    Cook Time
    15 min
    Total Time
    20 min
    Prep Time
    5 min
    Cook Time
    15 min
    Total Time
    20 min
    1. 3/4 cup flour
    2. 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
    3. 1 1/2 tsp sugar
    4. 1/4 tsp salt
    5. 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
    6. 1 egg
    7. 1 cup milk
    8. 2 tbsp butter, melted
    1. Stir flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a medium bowl.
    2. Mix in cheese.
    3. In separate bowl, beat together egg, milk and butter until combined.
    4. Add in dry ingredients. Stir until just moistened.
    5. Spread 1 tbsp of batter on hot, greased griddle.
    6. Flip over, when ready and serve with real maple syrup!
    1. Tip: use an aged cheddar. It really gives the pancakes an added flavor!
    2. Note: If the batter is too runny, add a bit more flour to thicken. Likewise, if the batter is slightly thick, add some more milk to thin.
    3. Also, I should say that we ALWAYS double this recipe for our family of 5. If we have guests over, we times it by 3-4! They go fast and they are also GREAT as leftovers the next day. Just pop them in the toaster for a minute and voila!
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    I’m so excited for you to try these and make them for your friends and family! If I have the opportunity to select my final meal on this earth, you better believe it WILL include these! Happy Easter Weekend friends!




    Love & Blessings,




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  • Reply Momma Vee April 6, 2015 at 10:10 am

    Thanks for the recipe Christine! We made the pancakes this morning and they were super yummy delicious!!! They are definitely going into regular rotation around here with everyone asking for 2nd helpings 🙂

    • Reply Christine April 6, 2015 at 10:34 am

      So glad to hear Michelle! Thanks for sharing and I’m glad to hear they have made your rotation list! yay! xox

  • Reply Megan April 6, 2015 at 10:46 am

    Yes! I’m saving this so next time I go to the store I can have the stuff to make, YUM!

    • Reply Christine April 6, 2015 at 12:16 pm

      Awesome! Let me know how it turns out! xox

  • Reply Wendie April 6, 2015 at 10:49 am

    These look fantastic! I will try! 🙂

    • Reply Christine April 6, 2015 at 12:16 pm

      Awesome Wendie! Let me know how you like them! xox

  • Reply Angela April 6, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    These are the best pancakes EVER! I love them and have made them since you first gave me the recipe a few years ago! Soooo so good!!!

    • Reply Christine April 6, 2015 at 11:31 pm

      So glad to hear you guys are still loving them! Next time you visit, let’s make them! xox

  • Reply Izabela April 6, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    Oh wow. Those pancakes look delicious. I never had cheese pancakes before.

    • Reply Christine April 6, 2015 at 11:31 pm

      They are fabulous! Let me know how you life them!

  • Reply Ashleigh April 6, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    I love these and I know my kids will, too! Pancakes are their fav!! Thank you for sharing! Please come share this and link up with me tomorrow starting at 6p because I know others will love this! xx Ashleigh @SimplyWright http://www.wrightsimply.com/search/label/Linky

    • Reply Christine April 6, 2015 at 11:35 pm

      Will do Ashleigh! Thanks for the invite! xox

  • Reply Melanie April 6, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    These are awesome!!! I’ve been making them for years because of you :)… In the past couple of years I’ve even omitted the sugar and replaced the milk for almond milk and they are still delicious….always a hit!!! Thx for sharing this recipe with me!!

    • Reply Christine April 6, 2015 at 11:36 pm

      So glad you guys are still loving them! Curious…what do you replace the sugar with? I was thinking of trying to “clean” them up but didn’t want to mess with the greatness that they are! lol!

  • Reply Janella Panchamsingh April 6, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    These look very delicious, I am curious to know how the cheese tastes with Syrup though that is an acquired taste maybe. However by the looks of the comments they are certainly worth trying!

    • Reply Christine April 6, 2015 at 11:35 pm

      Have you ever had bacon with maple syrup? It’s the mix of sweet and salty…and that’s similar with the pancakes. The sweetness of the syrup mixed with the saltiness of their cheese…it’s divine!!! you gotta try it girl! xox

  • Reply Linda Luke April 7, 2015 at 9:56 am

    Yum! I can’t wait to give these a try. It may be a bit though since I am also on a clean eating plan at the moment. Pancakes have are a family tradition for my son and I as well. We had them every Sunday morning and somehow my son grew up thinking they were something extra special.

    • Reply Christine April 7, 2015 at 2:05 pm

      That’s awesome Linda! And yes, they are definitely a treat that I can enjoy only once and awhile!

  • Reply Jess Beer April 7, 2015 at 10:32 am

    Pinning these to try! I’ve never had cheese in pancakes but I’ll try anything once!

    • Reply Christine April 7, 2015 at 2:06 pm

      Thanks Jess! I hope you love them! Let me know how they turn out!

  • Reply Brenda @Schooling a Monkey April 7, 2015 at 11:59 am

    I never would have thought to put cheese on a pancake, but they look great!

    • Reply Christine April 7, 2015 at 2:06 pm

      Give them a try Brenda and I’m sure you’ll be pleasantly surprised!

  • Reply Mwali April 7, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    Honestly so delicious Christine! 🙂

    • Reply Christine April 8, 2015 at 7:39 am

      Glad you love them Mwali! xox

  • Reply eliz frank April 7, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    Your pancakes look fluffy and delicious. The addition of grated cheese is interesting. I’ve never tried that.

    • Reply Christine April 8, 2015 at 7:40 am

      Give it a try Eliz! You’ll be glad you did! xox

  • Reply Tonya Marie April 7, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    Well, I love cheese and I love pancakes, so why not? Who would have ever thought? I like bacon in them, but I might have to give this a shot. They look good, but I admit when I first saw that picture, I though “what in the world is this?” That’s what I love about reading blogs. The things people teach you!

    • Reply Christine April 8, 2015 at 7:41 am

      We always serve bacon with them too! It’s the combination of the sweetness of the syrup and the saltiness of the cheese that works together perfectly! Give them a try…I’m sure you’ll love them Tonya! xox

  • Reply Amy @ Accidental Happy Baker April 7, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    What type of cheddar cheese do you suggest for these, mild cheddar or another? I’ve never had cheese in my pancakes before, my interest is piqued.

    • Reply Christine April 8, 2015 at 7:41 am

      My favorite is old cheddar…adds a nice sharpness to the pancakes! Let me know how you like them Amy! xox

  • Reply PBPearls April 8, 2015 at 8:36 am

    We love pancakes in our household. These look so yummy.

    • Reply Christine April 8, 2015 at 7:08 pm

      Let me know how you guys like them! xox

  • Reply {Erica}EverythingMomandBaby April 8, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    I love brie in my crepes so this would be great to try. I’ll tweet and try!

    • Reply Christine April 8, 2015 at 7:19 pm

      Oh…that sounds divine Erica! I also love brie…have you blogged that recipe?! Would love to try that! xox

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