Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

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Cinnamon rolls may be a favorite breakfast throughout the week, but this cinnamon roll pancakes recipe will quickly remove them from you breakfast rotation, because they are easier and just as delicious. This pancake recipe gives you the option of a homemade pancake batter or a boxed one, making this a versatile dish no matter the amount of time you have available. A cinnamon filling is piped onto each pancake in a spiral shape, mimicking the traditional roll shape of cinnamon rolls, while a cream cheese glaze gets drizzle over the top as a replacement to maple syrup. This easy pancake recipe will be the perfect treat for weekend breakfasts as well as holiday brunches.

Cinnamon bun recipes usually consist of a yeast-based dough that requires resting, and therefore, a large amount of time. For this reason, cinnamon buns are only prepared when home bakers have the time on weekends or during special holidays. In the case of this cinnamon pancake recipe, they can be made every day, because they don’t require the resting time of a yeast-based dough. Rather, this pancake batter is leavened with baking powder, so the batter is best used straight away for the best results, although you could likely refrigerate it and successfully make pancakes the following day as well. They just may not become as fluffy as they would the day the batter is made.

The cinnamon roll is assumed to have originated in Sweden, which is dusted with ground cardamom and cinnamon, and doesn’t contain a glaze. In North America, cinnamon buns are expected to have milk or cream cheese glaze, though, which is why this cinnamon pancake recipe contains a rich cream cheese glaze recipe drizzled over top. The cinnamon filling is another integral component to this cinnamon roll pancake because it gives the roll that spicy taste while also making the pancakes look similar to cinnamon rolls. Cinnamon is such a warming spice that it is a wonderful addition to any comfort meal, whether it is in sweet apple pie or savory Moroccan tajine. The nutritional value of cinnamon makes it an appealing spice as well. One teaspoon of ground cinnamon can give you very high amounts of dietary fiber, manganese, and calcium, as well as high amounts of iron.

Nutrition Facts for: Cinnamon Roll Pancakes from Life in the Lofthouse

Ingredients: All purpose flour, baking powder, salt, milk lcanola oil, egg, butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, cream cheese powdered sugar, vanilla.

* The entire recipe has been calculated for 4 servings.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet

* Per Serving: Calories 807, Calories from Fat 413, Total Fat 45.9g 71%, Saturated Fat 26.5g 133%, Cholesterol 159mg 53%, Sodium 635mg 26%, Potassium 411mg 12%, Carbohydrates 94.1g 31%, Dietary Fiber 1.8g 7%, Sugars 66.3g, Protein 8.3g, Vitamin A 27%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 25%, Iron 13%

Pancakes are such a well-loved food choice that is it no wonder so many wonderful and varied pancake recipes exist. Pancakes are considered one of the oldest types of food in the world since so many cultures have their own versions. Many African countries have a pancake recipe that is eaten as a replacement for bread. Ethiopia produces one of the best-known African flatbreads, known as injera. Injera is cooked as a thin pancake, almost like a crepe, but is spongy, with a strong flavor from teff flour. France has the thin pancake crepes, which can be filled with sweet and savory ingredients. No matter where you look, every country is likely to have their own version of the satisfying pancake. Thank you, Holly, the author of ‘Life in the Lofthouse’ recipe blog, for sharing her stellar cinnamon roll pancakes recipe with us.

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