If you’re one of those people who can’t resist the incredible smell of butter, sugar and cinnamon emanating from the Cinnabon store, get ready for a breakfast game-changer. Three words: Cinnamon. Roll. Pancakes. Imagine fluffy pancakes that also incorporate the sticky, sugary qualities of the cinnamon bun, including — of course — its gooey cream cheese glaze. What better way to start your day, right?
Blogger Recipe Girl’s how-to guide on cinnamon roll pancakes is super simple and features easy-to-follow instructions. She recommends using a nonstick skillet or griddle, a metal spatula for flipping and an ice cream scoop for the batter.
And when it comes to ingredients, the list doesn’t deviate too far from what you probably already have in your cupboard. Recipe Girl’s list contains cinnamon, salt, flour, butter, baking powder, milk, eggs and oil, plus cream cheese and vanilla extract for the frosting. Just looking at this photo of the end result makes our mouths water:
If you’re struggling to make your cinnamon swirl look perfect, blogger Fifteen Spatulas actually uses a squeeze bottle full of melted butter, brown sugar and cinnamon in order to squeeze perfect swirls of delicious, cinnamon roll flavor right onto her pancakes. Check it out:
Another good tip? Don’t get too close to the pancake’s edge when swirling, lest your cinnamon swirl slide right off your cake.
If you’re looking for a unique twist on the cream cheese glaze, why not follow her recipe and add some maple extract to the glaze, instead of the usual vanilla?
Between the three recipes mentioned above, you’re sure to pull off the perfect pancakes for you.
And if cinnamon roll pancakes don’t do it for you, why not try out these Nutella-stuffed pancakes topped with strawberries? Who’s excited for breakfast?