We enjoyed a lazy Saturday morning this past weekend and I decided to make a nice breakfast for the family (instead of the usual quick cereal, etc). I had come across the yummiest sounding recipe that I was so anxious to try...and I am glad I did! I found a recipe for Cinnamon Roll Pancakes on Kristen's blog, Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker. This is a "new-to-me" blog that I found last week and am enjoying. I especially like her weekly party, Your Recipe, My Kitchen (this link will take you to today's linky party).
I love, love, love cinnamon and knew I had to try these pancakes. They were a big hit around the table Saturday morning. These are easy but do take a little extra time and effort (totally worth it!). This isn't something I will make a lot but definitely worth treating the family to occasionally on days where we can enjoy a relaxed big breakfast.
So, here's what you do...
Use your favorite pancake recipe or mix. I didn't want to make everything from scratch so I used a boxed mix from Hungry Jack that I had in the pantry and it worked just fine.
In a large bowl, using a hand mixer, mix until smooth.
1 stick butter
1 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp cinnamon
Put the mixture in the microwave for 10 second intervals until the consistency is that it can be squeezed in a steady stream in a spiral onto the pancakes through the pastry bag or ziploc bag with the corner snipped.
Cream Cheese Icing
2 cups powdered sugar
2 ounces cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla
4 tbsp milk
Using a hand mixer, mix until smooth and pour the icing into another pastry bag (or ziploc).
Mix the cinnamon filling and the icing and fill your pastry bags (or ziplocs with the end snipped off). Set aside until ready to use.
Once the pancakes are cooked and plated, squeeze the icing over the pancakes in a criss-cross pattern.
I hope you give this recipe a try for your family. Let me know if you do. And thanks again to Kristen!
I am linking this recipe to these fun parties this week...
Tuesdays at the Table
Tempt My Tummy Tuesday
Works For Me Wednesday
Let's Do Brunch
Full Plate Thursday
Recipe Swap Thursday
Home and Family Friday