Whether you're a professional baker or an amateur in the kitchen, everyone loves a quick and easy meal. Pancakes, once you have a solid recipe down, are one of the most underrated, easiest foods to make. All you have to do is mix the ingredients in a bowl, and then pour into a skillet. No whipping eggs until they're frothy, no mixing ingredients separately — they're seriously that simple. And while these cinnamon roll pancakes might look impressive, they're actually pretty easy to make, once you've got the basics down.
So once you have your pancake recipe mastered, which, you're welcome, I already did for you (see below), you just need to think of fun ingredients to add in. Whether you stay simple with berries and syrup, or take a more adventurous route by creating Funfetti pancakes, the end result will always be delicious. In this case, I added in a cinnamon swirl, and topped the pancakes with a delicious cream cheese frosting, ultimately combining your two favorite breakfast foods, cinnamon roll and pancakes, into one fabulous treat. Whip these up, and be happy that you'll never have to choose between eating cinnamon rolls or pancakes for breakfast ever again. Ah, don't you just love it when you get the best of both worlds?
For the pancakes:
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tbsp. baking powder
- 2 tbsp. granulated sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 3 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 4 tbsp. pure vanilla extract
- 2-4 tbsp. cinnamon, to taste
- 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/2 stick unsalted butter, melted
- Large bowl
- Medium bowl
- Plastic bag
1. Combine all pancake ingredients in a large bowl. Stir until smooth.
2. Place skillet on stove over low-medium heat.
3. Pour batter onto skillet with a ladle. Smooth out batter with bottom of ladle, creating a circle in an even layer.
4. Place filling in a plastic bag, and cut a small hole in one corner. Squeeze batter out of the bag onto the pancake in a swirl pattern.
5. Cook for roughly 2-3 minutes, or until golden on the bottom and bubbling on top. Flip with a spatula, and cook for an additional one minute or until golden.
6. In a medium bowl, mix all icing ingredients, and drizzle over pancakes. Serve warm, and enjoy!
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