Cinn-a-bun Pancakes

We all have been on a very early schedule here for the last few months.  The older Teddy gets, the fussier she becomes. She does not like the heat of the day, so, I get up with her at 4:00 am.  The rest of the gang meet us in the kitchen at 5:30 to do early morning gardening.  We return from the gardens around 7:30 and everyone is hungry. I've been making big breakfasts and then eating lighter meals for the rest of the day.  This morning I made everyone cinn-a-buns.  It made for happy gardeners!
Cinnamon swirl:  4 T. melted butter, 1/4 C. plus 2 T. light brown sugar, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon.  Mix together until it forms a paste.

Icing: 4 T. butter, 2 ounces cream cheese, 3/4 C. powdered sugar, 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract.  Melt the butter in a pot.  Stir in the cream cheese until blended then add the powdered sugar.  Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract.

Batter:  Add 1 C. flour to a bowl.  Whisk in 2 tsp. baking powder and 1/2 tsp. salt.  Add 1 C. milk, 1 L. egg (slightly beaten) and 1 T. vegetable oil.  Stir just until blended.  Lumps are okay.

Scrape your swirl mix into a plastic bag.

Snip a small bit off of the corner of the bag.

Add about 1/3 C. of the batter onto the hot buttered surface of a non-stick pan.  Let it cook until it bubbles and the bubbles begin to burst.  Squeeze the cinnamon mix out of the hole in the bag in a swirl pattern on top of the broken bubbles. I forgot to get a pic of this step. Also, the heat should be on medium so the swirl mix does not burn.
Flip the pancakes and continue to cook just until the cinnamon mix starts to caramelize.

Flip again so the bottoms can soak up some of the melted cinnamon mix. Wipe the pan out with paper tiles between batches.

Drizzle the icing over the pancakes before serving.  I anticipate requests for these often.


Michelle said…
goodness this looks wonderful. I am going to have to write this down as I know my son will love this.!
Jaz, my mouth is watering and all I did was look at the!
Anonymous said…
I've never heard of this before :-) I think those cinn-a-bun pancakes actually would work very well with a cup of coffee too :-) As You surely know our thinner pancakes very often is used as dessert with whipped cream and lots of jam :-)

Have a great day!
Robin Larkspur said…
Great recipe! It is hard to take pictures when you are doing pancakes, especially drizzling things in between. You do great!!
OH wow! Could you possibly come up with anything, which sounds more yummmmmmmmmy???? NOOOOO!

Wow, wow, wow.
Barb said…
You would definitely have had happy gardeners here!!
Michelle said…
Thank you! I will be making these for my kids.
I have to make these. I think I will wait until I have a full house. If I made then for just me and my husband, I would be the one eating the gigantic stack.
Anonymous said…
this is our breakfast tomorrow! FOR SURE!!!!
Can you come to my house and cook some. these pancakes look yummy, for sure. I LOVE cinnamon.
luckybunny said…
I'm tired just thinking about getting up that early right now but I sure understand it. And I sure want those pancakes. Ohh man, so bad. You wanna bet I'll be making these! And if not, I'll show up at your house to help garden if you'll make them for me!
I haven't eaten since yesterday at four and I'm getting really hungry. I shared my dinner with PH. A big Margarita does NOT a full tummy make. This looks fantastic! Makes me wanna just cry because it's too early to start cooking.
Nellie said…
How delicious! I'd say there were no leftovers!