Thursday, September 16, 2010

Cinnamon Bun Pancakes

When two people tell you that these are the best pancakes they have ever eaten, then you know that they are good.  These pancakes are exactly what you want when you are craving a cinnamon bun but do not have the time to make them.  These are sweet, cinnamony and fluffy.  To make something delicious over the top, instead of maple syrup (which is also delicious), top them with cinnamon bun icing.  Nothing short of amazing.
This recipe is indeed a treat, but it is also a great recipe to try experimenting with whole wheat flours.  The pancake itself is already dark because of all of the cinnamon.  If you have children that are put off by things that do not look the same all the time try making this with with a small amount of whole wheat flour and gradually increase the amount.  They will never suspect a thing.

cinnamon pancake recipe
1 1/2 cups flour
3 Tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup milk
2 Tablespoons maple syrup
1/4 cup melted butter
1 Tablespoon vanilla
pancake recipe
Put all of the dry ingredients in a bowl.
pancake recipe
Whisk the dry ingredients together.
cinnamon bun pancake recipe
Add the wet ingredients and whisk together until well combined.
pancake recipes
Preheat a griddle or large saute pan over medium heat.  Cook until brown on both sides.
cinnamon bun pancake recipe
They are delicious just like this but even better with this.
cinnamon bun pancakes
To make the frosting:
1 cup confectioners sugar
2 Tablespoons melted butter
2 tablespoons milk
Whisk the ingredients together until smooth and a pouring consistency.  If too thick add more milk, if too thin, add more sugar.
These pancakes are the perfect way to start a day.  Make some and share them with someone you love.

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