Creme Brulee Pancakes Recipe -
Creme Brulee Pancakes Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Creme Brulee Pancakes

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"My girlfriend's love of pancakes and creme brulee ice cream made me decide to try and combine the two. The crunchy sugar crust is a nice addition to the traditional pancake. These pancakes are light, fluffy, and so rich and sweet they don't need syrup."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    45 mins


  1. Whisk egg with 3 tablespoons melted butter, vanilla extract, and 1 tablespoon white sugar in a bowl until thoroughly combined; whisk in milk and cream. Sift flour with baking powder and salt in a separate bowl; stir flour mixture into liquid ingredients to make a smooth batter.
  2. Stir 1/4 cup white sugar with brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  3. Melt 1 teaspoon butter in a skillet over medium-low heat. Scoop up about 3 tablespoons of batter and pour into skillet. Sprinkle top of pancake with about 2 teaspoons of cinnamon sugar in an even layer; cook pancake until bottom is golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip pancake over onto sugared side and cook until the cinnamon sugar melts into a crust, about 3 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter and cinnamon sugar. Let pancakes cool without stacking to avoid softening the sugar crust.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 18, 2012

I did not have heavy cream on hand, I substituted evaporated milk. That was the only change I made. I did use pure vanilla extract, not imitation. I cooked these in my cast iron skillet--instead of spooning 3 tablespoons of batter into the skillet, I used 1/4 cup. I also used a heaping tablespoon of brown sugar mix on top of the pancake. Cooking them in the cast iron skillet gave the pancakes this wonderful crust that was absolutely amazing. The kids and I adored these pancakes--we literally ate ourselves silly with these this morning. BEST. PANCAKES. EVER.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 11, 2012

Nice flavor, but I've tried these about five times and every time they stick to the pan, no matter what I do, and then when I flip them the sugar topping gets scraped off.


11 Ratings

Aug 19, 2012

This was everything it promised!! OH Yummy!!! I didn't have heavy cream, so I followed a substitute of 3/4 c milk and 1/3 c melted butter. I doubled the recipe and made 16 good size pancakes. They're really rich, so a few go a long way. Thanks for such a great treat!!

Aug 27, 2012

These are pretty good if you make them with a very light sugar mix topping. I had two teen boys taste-test these. The first batch was very sweet. They gave them 3 stars. I gave the recipe 4 stars, because I made another batch that had a VERY thin layer of the sugar mixture on them. Not sure if I would make these again, unless serving them for dessert. They came out a little thin, but the texture was fluffy as the submitter stated.

Nov 04, 2012

Loved the "crust". Very good flavor. Made a horrible mess on my griddle, should've skipped the butter, I think.

Aug 19, 2012

I love, love, love creme brulee. These were so good and easy. Thanks for sharing!

Aug 19, 2012

This is a nice variation on the traditional pancakes. The pancakes were light and fluffy which contrasted nicely with the crunchy sugar topping. I didn’t have any heavy cream so I substituted light cream which worked out very well. I thought they would be too sweet, however they weren’t and we still used maple syrup.

Sep 15, 2013

These are excellent pancakes. I used evaporated milk as I had no cream on hand. I added some chopped nuts to bump it up a bit. They are really good but I gave them a 4 as I think I preferred the ones that I made without the cinnamon sugar than with. Otherwise amazing - no syrup needed if you do put the sugar mixture on.


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  • Calories
  • 231 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 31.9 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 49 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 9.2 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 4.7 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 567 mg
  • 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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