Monday, October 7, 2013

Recipe Monday: cinnamon roll pancakes!

Yesterday morning I wanted to whip up something tasty before we sat and enjoyed watching General Conference (click on it if you have no idea what I'm talking about). It's a wonderful weekend that my church has every 6 months where we get to listen to talks given by our amazing Church leaders (we get to watch/listen to 4 two hour sessions, plus there's a 2 hour session for all of the men)! Anyways, long story short, I had wanted to make cinnamon rolls but ran out of time. So I decided to whip up some yummy Cinnamon Roll Pancakes instead, I'd seen them on pinterest over a year ago and hadn't had a chance to make them. So I found the original pin and realized it didn't have a pancake recipe, only the recipe for the cinnamon sugar part. So I flipped through several cookbooks before I finally found a simple, quick recipe from my Vitamix Cookbook:

Buttermilk Pancakes
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 1/4 tsps baking powder
2 cups buttermilk 
(I used 2 cups of lactose free milk and added 2 tablespoons of vinegar to get the buttermilk taste)
2 large eggs
1/2 cup light olive oil
1/2 tsp salt 
(i just put a dash of salt in)
1/4 tsp sugar

Blend buttermilk, eggs, olive oil, salt and sugar until well blended. Add in flour, baking soda and baking powder and fold/stir until mostly mixed. Let sit for about 5-10 minutes (supposed to help with flavor) while to get your cinnamon sugar mixture mixed up.

Cinnamon Sugar Mixture
4 TBS butter or margarine
(melted, not boiling)
1/4 cup plus 2 TBS packed brown sugar
(I think I could have added a little more brown sugar to make it a little thicker)
1/2 TB ground cinnamon

I poured this mixture into a "ketchup/mustard" bottle and cut the tip a little lower so that the the mixture came out good and thick instead of getting stuck (it took a few tries to get it cut to the right size).

Place pancake batter in heated pan, once it starts to get a little bubbly swirl the cinnamon sugar mixture around it. Let cook a little longer, then flip. Here's the original pin to show you a little better how to do this part!

The original recipe said to use a cream cheese frosting but I'm not a huge fan of cream cheese frosting (and neither is my family) so I whipped up my favorite cinnamon roll recipe frosting from the "Our Best Bites Everyday Cinnamon Rolls" and added a little extra milk to make it a little bit thinner.

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
4 TBS milk (add more if you want it thinner)
1/2 tsp vanilla

Drizzle over the top of your pancakes and VOILA you have a delicious breakfast that your picky kids and 'picky about breakfast foods' hubby will LOVE!

1 comment:

  1. We just tried this recipe. YUMMY! Thanks for the idea and posting the recipe.