Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Cinnamon roll pancakes are a sweet treat in the morning! This easy pancake recipe is perfect for a weekend brunch! These pancakes will disappear before your eyes, and the glaze is to die for!

Cinnamon roll pancakes are a sweet treat in the morning! This easy pancake recipe is perfect for a weekend brunch! These pancakes will disappear before your eyes, and the glaze is to die for!

Breakfast is served today with these 12 pancakes recipes from the #12 blogger 2016 group.  It's our first post of the year, and if you are new to this concept, I'll explain what we are all about. 
We are 12 bloggers who on the 12th of each month will create a recipe with 12 ingredients or less, based on a theme one of us has selected.  I really enjoyed being part of the group last year and definitely wanted to continue. 

Seeing that it is our first recipe of the year, I'm glad we started with a breakfast recipe (the most important meal of the day, right?) I really need to amp up my usual breakfast offerings - English muffins, toast and cereal, which are great during the week, but on the weekend it's a good to get away from the same old same old. 

Grab a fork as I'm serving up these Cinnamon Roll Pancakes to take your breakfast from so-so to great!  Be sure to keep reading to see the other eleven pancake recipes, too.

I'm not sure if you know this, but the DIY Guy works from home.  He has his own office in our lower level and on the days I'm off from work, I hardly know he is around.  I do my thing, he is working and never the two shall meet. :)  Unless of course, if the blogger wife is on a deadline and needs to serve pancakes for lunch! 
Luckily he is always a willing taste tester and was eager to have cinnamon roll pancakes for "breakfast" at noon.

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes | Cooking on the Front Burner

These cinnamon roll pancakes have amazing flavor with the right amount of cinnamon, but I think the star of the show is the glaze.  

The combination is fantastic! I'm already thinking I'll be putting these on the menu the next time our granddaughter visits.  The Nana can do some spoiling, right?

If you like pancakes as much as we do, you might like these Apple Pancakes with an Apple topping - yum!

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

by Cooking on the Front Burner
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 4-6 minutes
Yield about 12
    • 1 1/2 cups flour
    • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 1/4 cups milk
    • 1 egg
    • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
    • 3 ounces cream cheese
    • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 3 to 4 tablespoons milk and more if needed
    1. Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and the salt in a large bowl
    2. Whisk together the milk, egg, melted butter and one teaspoon of vanilla extract in a medium bowl
    3. Heat a large skillet or griddle to medium heat. A few drops of water should skittle across the griddle and evaporate.
    4. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture, pour in the milk mixture and use a spoon to stir the two mixtures until combined. The batter will have small lumps and that is ok.
    5. Lightly spray a skillet or griddle with non-stick cooking spray. Spoon 1/4 cup batter onto the skillet or griddle and then gently spread the batter into a 4-inch circle. The batter will be quite thick.
    6. When pancake edges look dry and little bubbles start to appear on the top surfaces of the pancake, turn over. (about 2 minutes) Once flipped, cook another 1 to 2 minutes or until lightly browned and cooked in the middle.
    7. Glaze - melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Remove pan from heat then whisk in the cream cheese. Whisking well until it forms a thick paste.
    Whisk in the powdered sugar, vanilla extract and 2 tablespoons of the milk. (Should be drizzle consistency). If it’s too thick, add another tablespoon or two of milk.
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    Be sure to check out the other pancakes recipes and come back next month for a new theme!

    12 Homemade Pancakes Recipes

    Apple Pie Pancakes from Around My Family Table
    Peanut Butter & Jelly Pancakes from Bread Booze Bacon
    Root Beer Float Pancakes from Home Cooking Memories
    Banana Nut Silver Dollar Pancakes from Big Bear's Wife
    Dutch Baby Pancake with Fresh Berries from Love Bakes Good Cakes
    Salted Caramel Banana Dutch Baby from Thyme For Cocktails
    Easy Red Velvet Pancakes from A Night Owl
    Fluffy Pancakes with Blackberry Compote from {i love} my disorganized life
    Buttermilk Pecan Pancakes from See Vanessa Craft
    Easy Swedish Pancakes from Kleinworth & Co.

    This month's theme was selected by Jamie at Love Bakes Good Cakes.  You might be familiar with Jamie and her awesome recipes and if not, I invite you to visit this good friend of mine! 

    Cinnamon roll pancakes are a sweet treat in the morning! This easy pancake recipe is perfect for a weekend brunch! These pancakes will disappear before your eyes, and the glaze is to die for!

    Cinnamon Roll Pancakes | Cooking on the Front Burner


    1. Oh, Deb! I'm drooling! I haven't had breakfast yet ... and this is like torture! What beautifully, wonderfully decadent pancakes! I've been away from your blog for too long (we've had a few little bloggy changes that have had me pretty tied up lately), and I was looking forward to diving back in this morning. Wow - this was the perfect place to start! Seriously beautiful! Definitely pinning this to share ... gotta get some more people drooling over these this morning! :D ~Shelley

    2. That glaze looks just like what would be on cinnamon rolls!!

    3. Yes!!! My daughter loves pancakes and I love coming up with new ideas. I really like the idea of a cinnamon roll pancake :)

    4. This is one glorious stack of pancakes, Deb! My kids would just love these!

    5. What an awesome treat for weekend brunch! Cinnamon rolls in any form are always a sure-fire winner.

    6. Those would disappear within minutes in our house! I have to make these for my oldest son...he loves cinnamon rolls!

    7. Loving these pancakes, Deb!!!! I would be SO excited to wake up to these!

    8. Everything about these sounds incredible! Thanks for sharing! :)

    9. I'm swooning here! Looks absolutely amazing!

    10. These look phenomenal! Definitely worth waking up for ;)

    11. These look great! Thanks for sharing :)

    12. These pancakes look so good! Yummy!

    13. Those pancakes look amazing! Can't wait to try them out for myself. Thanks!

    14. That glaze sounds amazingly delicious! Way better than syrup.

    15. This is one beautiful stack and I love the looks of that glaze!

    16. Oh my goodness, these look insanely delicious! They would be perfect for a weekend breakfast. :)

    17. Mmmmm these look delish! Thanks for linking up with Funtastic Friday!


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