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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Saturdays are what we call "free day" around here. We eat healthy all week but on Saturdays we give ourselves the freedom to eat whatever we want. This way we don't go crazy thinking that we can "never" have certain foods again. It helps us stay on our diet. Plus junk food tastes SO much better when you haven't had it in weeks. One saturday we decided to try out this recipe for Cinnamon Roll Pancakes. Anything with cinnamon roll in the name has got to be delicious and these pancakes were no exception. They make my mouth water just thinking about them. These pancakes are beyond amazing! And did I mention EASY! Perfect for breakfast any morning!

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

1 cup flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup milk
1 Tbsp. oil
1 large egg, lightly beaten

Cinnamon Filling:
1/2 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp. cinnamon

Cream Cheese Glaze:
4 Tbsp. butter
2 ounces cream cheese
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla

In a medium bowl mix together flour, baking powder and salt. Stir in milk, oil and egg-- just until batter is moistened.

In a seperate bowl mix butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Put filling in a small zip lock baggie and set aside. You don't want this to be super liquidy. It's better if it sits and becomes similar to the consistency of toothpaste.

In a microwave safe bowl heat butter and cream cheese until melted. Whisk together until smooth. Add powdered sugar and vanilla. Set aside.

Heat large skillet and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Scoop about 1/2 cup batter onto 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. Continue until all batter is used.

Spoon warm glaze over the top of each pancake and serve.



  1. Sounds awesome!!.. I've been wanting to make the kids some cinnamon rolls, maybe I can do this in substitution :). Thanks for the recipe/idea.