Monday, October 10, 2011

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes
Ok, these are by far the best pancakes I have ever tasted or even made! They taste exactly like 'hot from the oven' cinnamon rolls drizzled with icing. It's a sweet treat for breakfast but you could make these anytime of the day. The batter makes a nice fluffy pancake. I didn't make the cream cheese icing, I just make the glaze with some icing sugar and skim milk. Go ahead and try them out, I dare you!
Also if you have some extra pumpkin kickin' around, try out Recipe Girl's Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Roll Pancakes too! I'm sure they're to die for. 

cinnamon roll pancakes

Yield: 4 servings (4-6 pancakes)
Prep Time: 25 min
Cook Time: 10 min
An absolutely decadent morning treat...


1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 Tablespoon canola oil
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
4 Tablespoons butter
2 ounces cream cheese
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. Prepare pancake batter: In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Whisk in milk, oil and egg, just until batter is moistened (a few small lumps are fine).
2. In a medium bowl, mix butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Scoop the filling into a small zip baggie and set aside. You don't want this to remain super-liquidy. It's best if it becomes a consistency similar to toothpaste.
3. In a medium, microwave-safe bowl- heat butter and cream cheese until melted. Whisk together until smooth; whisk in powdered sugar and vanilla extract; set aside.
4. Heat large skillet over medium-low heat. Spray with nonstick spray. Scoop about 3/4 cup batter onto the skillet. Snip the corner of your baggie of filling and squeeze a spiral of the filling onto the top of the pancake. When bubbles begin to appear on the surface, flip carefully with a thin spatula, and cook until browned on the underside, 1 to 2 minutes more. Transfer to a baking sheet or platter and keep in a warm oven until ready to serve.
5. When ready to serve, spoon warmed glaze onto the top of each pancake.


*Keep the heat low or your pancakes might cook up too quickly. Don't flip them until you see those bubbles starting to pop on top. Flip them with a wide spatula so you can grasp the whole thing without batter and filling dripping all over the place!
*It's best if you pour the batter onto your skillet, wait a minute or so and then swirl the cinnamon onto the batter. That'll give it a chance to set a little before you add the swirl.
*If your baggie of filling begins to get too thick, just pop it in the microwave for a few seconds to soften it up again. On that same note, it shouldn't be too runny. The consistency of soft toothpaste is perfect. If it's melty and runny, it will tend to run all over your pancakes. Once you micro it, let it sit on the counter at room temp for a while until it thickens slightly.


soMEr said...

WOWZA!!! I bet that tasted as delicious as it looks. Adam-what a guy...if he can't say it I will. AAAAAAmazing, good work!

Michelle Smith said...

Thanks Somer!!! They were very tasty... I will need to treat you to some when you come up!