Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

If a Sunday morning rolls around and I don’t have a roll of cinnamon rolls in the fridge I end up scrounging around the kitchen to find another way to get that fix. I’ve created cinnamon rolls from crescent rolls before, and that’s always a good solution, but I don’t buy crescent dough very often anymore. I’ve done cinnamon roll oatmeal which was fantastic; I should probably do it again and photograph it to generate a blog post.

I’ve seen these cinnamon roll pancakes floating around Pinterest and never thought I’d have the time to whip them up on a Sunday morning before church. Surprisingly, I was wrong! These are actually quite quick to make and so worth it. I did opt out of the cream cheese glaze because I didn’t have cream cheese (shocking!). The photos of these pancakes are pretty sad, so I will absolutely need a re-do.

You can use your favorite pancake recipe or a store bought mix. The magic is in the swirl. If desired, serve with a cream cheese glaze (4 tbsp butter, 2 oz cream cheese, 1 1/4 C powdered sugar, 1 tsp vanilla extract). I didn’t even use syrup.

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 C butter, melted
  • 3/4 C brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 C flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 C milk
  • 1 tbsp canola oil

Steps:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the melted butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon. When slightly cool transfer to a piping bag (or resealable bag) and let rest until thickened.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In another bowl, beat the egg with the milk and canola oil. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until combined.
  4. On a hot buttered griddle drop 1/4 C of batter into pancakes. Pipe the cinnamon filling in a swirl (or any shape you want!). Flip pancakes when batter starts to set and bubbles form in the center of the pancake. Cook until both sides are golden brown.
  5. If desired, serve with a cream cheese glaze (4 tbsp butter, 2 oz cream cheese, 1 1/4 C powdered sugar, 1 tsp vanilla extract).

*This recipe is adapted from Holly at http://life-in-the-lofthouse.com/cinnamon-roll-pancakes/*

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