Well, approximately 14 seconds after I mentioned the pancakes on Facebook, I got a comment from Abby:
"I need that recipe NOW!"
Now, if you'll recall, Abby has a bit of a pancake craving. And I certainly don't want to get between a pregnant woman and her pancakes! So you'll have to accept my apology for not photographing these (I snapped this one quick shot before digging in) and just trust me that they are fantastic. The taste is what matters anyway.
By the way, does anyone else think cinnamon buns are evil? You know the ones I'm talking about - the ones that perfume malls and airports with their irresistible cinnamony flavor... The ones that you know have a week's worth of calories in one single bun... Yes, I think they're pure evil. And yet, I've been wanting to make some from scratch - problem was, any breakfast recipe that involves dough that needs to rise (and would therefore require me to crawl out of bed at the crack of dawn for a shot at eating them before the sun sets)...well, it's just not gonna happen. So pancakes - delicious, easy to make pancakes - that taste like cinnamon rolls are pure genius in my book!
Cinnamon Bun Pancakes
Slightly adapted from Pioneer Woman
(Makes 8 pancakes)
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons white sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup butter
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons corn syrup
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon with a whisk. Set aside.
In a separate large bowl, add the butter and melt in the microwave. Stir in eggs, milk, corn syrup, and vanilla.
Stir the flour mixture into the butter mixture.
Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium/low heat. Pour 1/4 cup batter onto griddle and brown on both sides. (Note: the batter was rather thick and I had to smooth it out into round shapes with a spoon after I poured it into the frying pan.)
Serve warm with maple butter icing drizzled over the top.
Maple Butter Icing
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup (I just eyeballed it)
- splash of vanilla extract
- dash of salt
Melt the butter in a bowl in the microwave. Add the remaining ingredients and whisk until smooth. Pour over Cinnamon Bun Pancakes.
P.S. Larry has already requested that I make these for Christmas breakfast. Dang, and I was hoping we'd be spending next Christmas in Greece...