If you’re in the mood for a very tasty breakfast, try out this recipe that I discovered online and tweaked……….it’s definitely not a health food, but absolutely a treat!
CINNAMON ROLL PANCAKES
2 cup all-purpose flour (I used about 1/2 whole wheat)
1/4 cup sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 2/3 cups milk
2 Tablespoon oil
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
CREAM CHEESE GLAZE:
2 Tablespoons butter
2 ounces cream cheese
2 Tablespoons milk
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Prepare pancake batter: In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Whisk in milk, oil, vanilla and eggs, 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.
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.
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.
Yield: 8 cinnamon roll pancakes
A few helpful tips:
*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!
*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.
I’ve included a link to the original recipe above if you want to try it out.