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Strawberry Pancakes with Vanilla Bean-Mascarpone Syrup

Fruity Vanilla Bean Pancakes, stuffed with Strawberries and drizzled with a Mascarpone-Vanilla Bean Syrup will win everyone over!

Strawberry Pancakes with Vanilla Bean-Mascarpone Syrup | Fabtastic Eats Mothers Day is this case you didn’t already know..since it’s evrrryywherrreee.ย  My birthday was last weekend, so it’s been a pretty fun couple of weeks. Plus my parents arrive on’s the best mothers day present I could ask for. I’ve been so incredibly homesick lately.

Little things, Easter, birthdays, other holidays and excitements, are just not as fun and as celebratory when there is nobody around to enjoy it with you. They just all seem like less of a big deal. I’ve thrown big parties for my kids each year on their birthdays, and my oldest is about to be three, (Whaaat!?) but this year, there isn’t anyone around, so there will be no big party planning.ย  To say I’m bummed out would be an understatement. Though I think my hubs is secretly happy with all the money we’ll save. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Strawberry Pancakes with Vanilla Bean-Mascarpone Syrup | Fabtastic Eats Regardless, I’m homesick. My best friend is getting married next month and I was supposed to be in the wedding, now I’ll be lucky to even get there. Being clear across the country from everyone I know and love is a lot harder than I ever imagined it would be. C’est la vie..I’ll adjust.

Strawberry Pancakes with Vanilla Bean-Mascarpone Syrup | Fabtastic Eats Let’s talk breakfast! I literallyย  look forward to it every night when I go to bed. Anyone else? I get a little to excited for my coffee and breakfast. During the week, it’s usually something simple, but on the weekends, we always make bigger breakfasts or brunchs. Me on Saturday, and my husband usually takes the job on Sundays. Which makes me love it even more!

Strawberry Pancakes with Vanilla Bean-Mascarpone Syrup My kids always ask for waffles or pancakes, with bacon..of couuuurse. I try to switch it up, because if it was up to them, it would be chocolate chip every week. I made these droolworthy pancakes a couple weeks ago and I still can’t stop thinking about them. SO.good.

Strawberry Pancakes with Vanilla Bean-Mascarpone Syrup The syrup though..oh man, I could just eat it with a spoon. Actually I did. Then I took the leftovers and drizzled it all over the top of homemade cinnamon rolls. Mouth.watering. It’s creamy, vanilla-y, tangy pure bliss. It completes the pancakes, don’t skip it!

Strawberry Pancakes with Vanilla Bean-Mascarpone Syrup

Strawberry Vanilla Bean Pancakes with Mascarpone Syrup

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 8-10 Pancakes

Strawberry Vanilla Bean Pancakes with Mascarpone Syrup

Fruity Vanilla Bean Pancakes, stuffed with Strawberries and drizzled with a Mascarpone-Vanilla Bean Syrup will win everyone over!


    The Pancakes
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 1 1/2 cups milk (I used 2%)
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla bean paste (or 1 vanilla bean scraped)
  • 3 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries, plus extra for topping
  • Cooking Spray
  • The Syrup
  • 1/4 cup mascarpone
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 3 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, milk, and vanilla bean paste until frothy.
  2. Drizzle in the melted butter and whisk together.
  3. Add the flour, baking soda, powder, sugar, and cinnamon. Mix together until just combined.
  4. Stir in the strawberries.
  5. In a medium sized bowl, beat the separated egg whites until stiff peaks form. Carefully fold them into the pancake batter. Set aside for 5-10 minutes while you heat your griddle up to 375ยฐ and make the syrup.
  6. To make the syrup, in a medium sized bowl, stir together the mascarpone, sugar, vanilla bean paste, milk, and maple syrup until all it runs smooth. Add additional milk in 1 TB increments, if it is to thick.
  7. Spray your griddle with cooking spray and spoon batter on in 1/3 cup sizes. Cook for 3-4 minutes before flipping. (Once you start seeing the edges lift, and the top bubble up.)
  8. Cook for an additional minute or two, before serving, drizzled with the syrup and topped with additional strawberries if desired. Enjoy!

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  • Reply Rachel Cooks

    Sorry you’re feeling homesick. We’re only 2.5 hours away and *that’s* hard so I can only imagine what you’re going through. Hang in there. ๐Ÿ™

    And these pancakes — omg!!! Loving them. I’m so obsessed with all things vanilla bean.

    May 7, 2014 at 2:18 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ Ill adjust..I hope! And yah, Ive been putting vanilla beans in everythiiiiing. cant stop!

      May 8, 2014 at 2:55 pm
  • Reply www. Wednesday | Reyonce Noels

    […] + I don’t think I’ll ever be able to eat another kind of pancake after I conquer this Strawberry Pancake and Vanilla Bean Mascarpone Syrup recipe. […]

    May 7, 2014 at 9:23 pm
  • Reply Stephanie

    I know how you feel about being homesick. I haven’t seen my family in a year and it’s killing me! It’s definitely not easy.

    Are you selling this syrup? I want to buy like a gallon!

    May 8, 2014 at 12:00 am
    • Reply Alaina

      a year! oh goodness, I’d’re stronger than me! And yes, syrup for everyone!

      May 8, 2014 at 2:54 pm
  • Reply Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps

    Seriously drool-worthy!! Wowza. I’m super in love with that frosting/syrup!! Hope you have a seriously fabulous Mother’s Day and forget about home sickness. ๐Ÿ™‚

    May 8, 2014 at 12:05 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      right? It’s like eating cake for breakfast! My parents are arriving on Mothers Day by lunch..I’m already chilling the bubbly! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks girl!

      May 8, 2014 at 2:53 pm
  • Reply ATasteOfMadness

    Oh wow. I am seriously drooling over these. Pancakes for dinner? I should make it a thing

    May 8, 2014 at 9:08 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      Definitely a thing! Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

      May 19, 2014 at 5:08 pm
  • Reply Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files

    OH happy {belated} birthday Love! And so sorry to hear about your homesick! Hope you are able to make it to your best friends wedding!

    Anddd these pancakes. Oh girl can I just come over and we can have a lil meal of of it?! Anything with vanilla bean and I am sold ๐Ÿ˜‰

    May 13, 2014 at 5:23 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      Thank youuuu! xo to all of it!

      May 19, 2014 at 2:21 pm

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