Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes via elisebakesMy love of breakfast food is no secret.  There is no shame in whipping up a batch of french toast for dinner or having a late night bowl of cereal – In college, I spent many nights sitting in the dorm hallway with one of my good friends and a bowl bag of cereal.  You can imagine my excitement when I happened upon these Cinnamon Roll Pancakes – I was inspired.  That next weekend they made an appearance on my stove-top, with a few minor alterations to the recipe.  I used these copycat IHOP pancakes as the base, and made a couple changes to the cinnamon swirl and icing.  I’ve actually never been to IHOP so I can’t say whether the pancakes were comparable or not, but they sure were delicious!  And that icing?  Amazing!  It was the perfect union of cinnamon rolls and pancakes. 
Cinnamon Roll Pancakes via elisebakesCinnamon Roll Pancakes via elisebakesCopycat IHOP Pancakes (serves 4-5):

  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup buttermilk (or if you’re me, 1 Tbsp lemon juice + the remaining milk to make 1 1/4 cup)
  • 2 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  1. Whisk flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together.
  2. Add egg, sugar, buttermilk, butter and vanilla and continue to whisk until no clumps remain.
  3. Preheat a pan until a drop of water sizzles immediately when dropped onto pan.
  4. Place ~1/4 cup of batter on griddle and pipe cinnamon swirl
    over the top.  Flip when the middle is bubbly and the ends begin to cook.

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes via elisebakesCinnamon Swirl:

  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 Tbsp cinnamon

Combine everything in a small bowl and mix with a whisk or fork.  Transfer to a plastic bag and snip the corner.

Cream Cheese Icing:

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 oz cream cheese
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4-1 cup powdered sugar
  1. Put butter and cream cheese in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for 30 seconds.  Stir, and continue to melt for 15 second intervals until completely melted.
  2. Add vanilla and powdered sugar and whisk until smooth.
  3. Spoon onto pancakes and enjoy!Cinnamon Roll Pancakes via elisebakes

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  2. Love the ways those look just like a cinnamon roll! These would be fantastic for a weekend breakfast. Thanks for linking up to the Weekend Kitchen Link Party! I hope to see you there this weekend too!

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