Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

When I am upset or get bad news, I tend to cook . . . I find it to be great therapy. I just get stuck in and lose myself in my labors . . . and if there is something tasty to eat at the end of it all, well . . . so much the better.  I know psychologically it's not good to sooth yourself with food, but sometimes you just have to do what you need to do and this morning it was to cook.

Ingredients

  • When I am upset or get bad news, I tend to cook . . . I find it to be great therapy. I just get stuck in and lose myself in my labors . . . and if there is something tasty to eat at the end of it all, well . . . so much the better.  I know psychologically it's not good to sooth yourself with food, but sometimes you just have to do what you need to do and this morning it was to cook.
  • I have seen a lot of Cinnamon Roll Pancake recipes over these past few years, each one looking taste temptingly delicious and decadent.  Something to sooth . . . I love Cinnamon Roll anything . . . and so this morning I thought I would make some of these pancakes to surprise the Toddster when he got up.
  • I found this recipe on Recipe Girl, and it looked pretty good to me.  I made a few adaptions and before I knew it I was cooking something which looked decidedly scrummy, and they weren't as difficult as they seemed either.
  • It's a basic simple pancake batter, with a buttery cinnamon swirl piped over top while you are cooking the first side.  Then you just flip them over and cook the under side and slip the finished pancake onto a warm plate.  You can use a plastic squirt bottle to pipe on the cinnamon swirl, or you can use a plastic baggie.
  • I have a squirt bottle . . . but I used a small teaspoon.  It worked well for me.  Just make sure your mixture stays warm and somewhat liquid. If it begins to harden a bit on you . . . nuke it in the microwave for about 10 seconds.
  • I chose to use my own Cream Cheese Syrup recipe for mine, because . . . one I like it and two . . . the other recipe seemed too much like a frosting and I didn't want that.  But you can look at her recipe and make up your own mind.
  • These were fabulous. I would make them again.  As a once in a blue moon treat, they went down very well, and the Toddster . . . well, he quite simply thought he'd died and gone to heaven!
  • Cinnamon Roll Pancakes
  • Printable Recipe
  • Not as hard as one might think.  Definitely scrummilicious!  We won't think about the calories.  A once in a blue moon treat for sure.
  • For the filling:
  • 4 TBS unsalted butter, melted
  • 6 TBS soft light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • For the pancakes:
  • 100g plain flour (1 cup)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 250ml of whole milk (1 cup)
  • 1 large free range egg, beaten
  • 1 TBS sunflower oil
  • For the Glaze/syrup:
  • 1 250g package of cream cheese, softened (8 ounce pack)
  • 250ml of maple syrup, warmed (1 cup)
  • First make the filling.  Whisk all of the ingredients together until smooth.  Place them into a plastic squeeze bottle if you have one.  If not, then you will need a heavy duty plastic food bag, small.  Put it into that and squish it down into one corner.  Cut a tiny piece off the tip.  Set aside.
Read the whole recipe on The English Kitchen