Cream Cheese Pancakes
2 cups self-rising flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 1/2 to 2 cups milk
1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional
Combine flour and sugar in a large bowl; make a well in center of mixture.
Combine egg and remaining 4 ingredients in a small bowl, stirring well; add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened.
Pour 1/4 cup batter for each pancake onto a hot, lightly greased griddle. Cook pancakes until tops are covered with bubbles and edges look cooked; turn and cook other side.
Serve pancakes with warm maple syrup and bacon, if desired.