Saturday, March 26, 2011

Ugly Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Because I haven't blogged much lately due to my cookbook writing I like to make sure the recipes I "do" blog are perfect. Well, this morning I decided to try a New recipe I saw on Trial and Erin called Cinnamon Roll Pancakes. I have to say I loved the idea as soon as I saw it! Beautiful Pancakes in the picture, the idea of a cinnamon and brown sugar swirl in the middle of a pancake, just made me drool. "Erin" very humbly says she got the recipe from Recipe Girl. I read both recipes and came up with my own. I give both women much credit as their recipes work for them Really Well!! For me, I am a little pancake inept, apparently. I am an EASY breakfast person. Remember I Bake French Toast..LOL
I have to admit I've made the pancakes exactly as directed in both of their recipes and they burned each time. My modifications allow for the sugar to not touch the heat directly. Now, when using an electric griddle, this might not be a problem. I don't have an electric griddle and had to use a non-stick skillet on the stove top. Although they both advise using a medium low heat, my pancakes still burnt. I have included both links for both of the others recipes and you are more than welcome to try theirs. I have to admit. They look 100% better than mine! But for me, they didn't work out as well. I am definitely Pancake inept . Even as I am sitting and typing this I am tempted to try it again their way...I just keep thinking I have to be doing something wrong! But anyway. Mine were okay, and I cannot eat another pancake!
So, here's My Ugly Cinnamon Roll Pancake Recipe...

Ugly Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Ingredients:
Pancake Batter

1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour (I like my batter thicker)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
2 large eggs, lightly beaten (like the extra white for lift)

"Cinnamon Roll" Filling
3/4 cup Brown sugar
1/2 cup Butter (melted)
2 tbsp Cinnamon

Glaze:
1 cup Confectioners sugar
4oz Cream Cheese
(softened)
4 oz Heavy cream


Instructions:
Pancake Batter:

Whisk eggs, milk, and oil together.
Add Dry ingredients.
Remove 1cup mixture set aside.
Swirl batter:
Combine Cinnamon Roll Filling ingredients.
Add Cinnamon Roll Filling mixture to reserved (1cup) pancake batter.
Combine.
Pour The filling mixture into a squirt bottle or into a "pourable" measuring cup.


Warm Non-stick Skillet on Medium Low Heat, (when water dances on skillet, it's ready)
May prepare pan if needed with Non-Stick Spray.

Pour 1/2-3/4 cup of Pancake batter into center of Pan. Swirl Cinnamon roll filling around batter as shown above. Do not turn until bubbles that form "pop". When turning the pancake be sure to use a large/wide spatula so as "Recipe Girl" states "the filling doesn't go everywhere." I certainly agree.


Turn pancake and allow to cook on other side approximately 2 minutes.
Glaze and Serve.

The Glaze: Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and beat with a hand mixer until fluffy. I like the lightness of this glaze, versus the thick sweetness of the traditional Cinnamon Roll Glaze.
Either way...I encourage you to make These pancakes. They are so worth it!

Thank you again! Erin for the inspiration! I love these pancakes! If it weren't for you I wouldn't have ever thought to look for them!

Erin @ Trial and Erin: http://trialanderin.com/cinnamon-roll-pancakes
Recipe Girl: http://www.recipegirl.com/2011/03/01/cinnamon-roll-pancakes/