Cinnamon Bun Pancakes

Posted by Vanessa in Cooking, February 23, 2010


I come to bring full bellies, wiggly-jiggly bellies in fact, because today, my dear friends, is National Pancake Day.  How in the world we have a national day for a breakfast food, I honestly don’t have a clue, but I see no reason not to celebrate.

I mean, I guess I understand.  We do live in America.  The land of the free.  We enjoy so many freedoms and why shouldn’t one of them be to eat cake for breakfast, and today, today we’ll do it with icing on top.  Oh yeah, baby. Now there’s something to celebrate.

Cinnamon bun pancakes made my tastebuds happy, oh so happy.  The qualities of a cinnamon roll came through nicely and they were somehow lighter feeling than actually indulging in the real thing.  What a fun breakfast to share with kiddos on a special occasion.  Like National Pancake Day.

(The Phoenix said he still prefers my Buttermilk Pancakes over these, but he did clean his plate, so he couldn’t have thought they were that terrible.)

So here’s an idea, in honor of the holiday, why not serve breakfast for dinner with these, eggs and bacon.  Simple, filling, and very, very fun.  You may not feel like doing anything more than zoning out in front of the tv afterwards, but what else do you expect.  You did just eat a cinnamon roll in the form of a pancake.  Seriously.  But it will be fun.  And I bet your kids will love it.

Here’s the super-simple how-to:

Whisk the dry ingredients together.

Then whisk together the wet ingredients in a separate bowl.

Now stir the dry stuff into the wet, and you’ve got your yummy pancake batter all ready to go.

But before you cook your ‘cakes, whisk up the icing so it’ll be ready when your pancakes are hot.

Pour your batter (about 1/4 cup) in your heated skillet and cook.

Flip ’em when they’re ready.

And finish cooking on the other side.


Pour as much icing on top as you’d like.  (I won’t look, I promise.)  And dig in!

Cinnamon Bun Pancakes

recipe from Tasty Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes.
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes.
  • Ready in 20 Minutes.
  • Makes: 8 Servings
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and cinnamon with a whisk. Whisk well to make sure everything is combined.
  • In a separate large bowl, beat together eggs, milk, corn syrup, butter and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture.
  • Heat a lightly oiled frying pan over medium/low heat. Pour about 1/4 cup batter onto griddle. Brown on both sides.
  • Keep cooked pancakes warm in the oven while cooking others.
  • Serve warm with maple-butter icing drizzled over the top.

Maple-Butter Icing

recipe from Tasty Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes.
  • Ready in 5 Minutes.
  • Makes: 6 Servings
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup whole milk (more if needed)
  • Whisk all ingredients together until smooth, adding more milk as needed.
  • Serve drizzled over cinnamon bun pancakes.

One Response to “Cinnamon Bun Pancakes”

  1. Mark says:

    WOW! These look incredible.

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