Mascarpone Poppy Seed Strawberry Pancakes

I’m always trying to find ways to use leftover cheese like mascarpone or ricotta that I have so it doesn’t just end up in the trash. My kids absolutely love pancakes and these were a huge hit! Win-win!



  • 1 cup white flour (use a 1-for-1 GF flour if GF)

  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 2 tbsp sugar/coconut sugar

  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds

  • 1 egg

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese

  • 1 cup diced strawberries


Heat griddle to 300 degrees, or set aside a large pan if you are not using a griddle.

Combine flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and poppy seeds in a large bowl and mix to combine.

Combine egg, milk, vanilla and mascarpone in a medium bowl and whisk well.

Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix well with a spatula, making sure to break up large clumps of flour but try not to over mix. Fold in diced strawberries.

Pour 1/4 cup amounts onto a buttered griddle or pan and cook for 4 -5 minutes on each side.

Serve warm with butter, maple syrup and fresh strawberries!


Recipe by Well Floured