• ~Pancakes:
  • You can use your favorite pancake mix recipe or...
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1Tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • ~Cinnamon Filling:
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed (regular sugar works, too)
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • ~Cream Cheese Glaze:
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 ounces cream cheese (1/4 of a block)
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Oh. My. Goodness.  These are wonderful.  Definitely worth a try!  They would be great to serve for a special holiday, birthday breakfast, or to guests.

You could also get creative.  Perhaps instead of the swirl, for a birthday you could pipe their age, maybe a smiley face for fun…

Or a heart for Valentine’s Day

I might suggest some fresh fruit or maybe scrambled eggs to go along side because they’re definitely rich!  They’re easy to make and look kind of fancy, too!  The cinnamon roll appearance is made by piping (with a ziploc) a cinnamon swirl before flipping the pancake…

And after you flip it and cook that side you have a swirly crater that’s so delicious and a little bit crunchy, too!  Like this…

Yum!

Directions:

– In a medium bowl, prepare pancake batter.  First, stir together dry ingredients, flour, baking powder, and salt.  Then whisk in milk, oil, and egg until incorporated.

– In a small bowl (a cereal size bowl would be perfect) mix melted butter, brown sugar and cinnamon.  Pour into a ziploc baggie and set aside.  You want it to slightly cool and thicken up a little bit before using.

– In another small, microwave safe bowl, heat butter and cream cheese until melted. Stir together until smooth, then stir in powdered sugar and vanilla and set aside. You can put this in another ziploc if you’d like to pipe it onto the pancakes before serving.

– Heat skillet or griddle to medium heat.  Spray with nonstick spray.  Scoop desired amount of batter onto cooking surface.  Cut a small triangle off of the corner of one end of your bag of cinnamon filling.  When pancake just begins to set, squeeze a spiral of the filling onto it.  After the underside is browned, gently flip the pancake over so as not to splatter yourself or your kitchen with the filling.  Cook until cinnamon swirl side is browned, too.

– When ready to serve, spoon/pipe/drizzle warmed glaze on top of pancakes.

Source: Recipe Girl