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Cinnamon Bun Pancakes

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If you’re a pancake lover, you’ll want to indulge in my Cinnamon Bun Pancakes. Fluffy and sweet, they’re a great alternative to cinnamon buns.

Cinnamon Bun Pancakes

When two people tell you that these are the best pancakes they have ever eaten, then you know that they are good. These pancakes are exactly what you want when you are craving a cinnamon bun but do not have the time to make them. These are sweet, cinnamony, and fluffy. To make something delicious over the top, instead of maple syrup — also delicious — top them with cinnamon bun icing. Nothing short of amazing.

Ingredients //

The Dough:

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup raisins (optional)

The Frosting:

  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 2 tbsp milk
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How To // The Steps

Step 1: Put all of the dry ingredients in a bowl.

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Step 2: Whisk the dry ingredients together.

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Step 3: Add the wet ingredients and whisk together until well combined then add the raisins.

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Step 4: Preheat a griddle or large saute pan over MED heat. Cook until brown on both sides.

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Step 5: They are delicious just like this but even better with frosting.

Step 6: Whisk the ingredients for the frosting together until smooth and a pouring consistency. If too thick, add more milk; if too thin, add more sugar.

These pancakes are the perfect way to start a day. Make some and share them with someone you love.

Cinnamon Bun Pancakes

What To Serve With Cinnamon Bun Pancakes //

Fresh fruit: A side of fresh fruit such as berries or sliced bananas can refresh your palette and yes, bring some vitamins to the proceedings. You can serve the fruit atop the pancakes or on the side as part of this Citrus Mint Fruit Salad.

Cream cheese: Some readers have suggested adding cream cheese, vanilla, and lemon to the frosting. This will obviously thicken the syrup to the point you won’t be able to pour it but if you don’t mind spreading it on, it will taste delicious.

Bacon or sausage: Don’t limit yourself to a sweet treat this morning. Why not add those other breakfast staples: bacon and/or sausage. They will provide the salty and the savory while the pancakes bring the sugar. If you want something truly decadent, combine the two and make Man Logs (i.e., Bacon-Wrapped Sausages!)

Coffee or tea: A hot cup of black coffee or tea will help balance out the sweetness of the pancakes and provide a refreshing contrast to their richness.

FAQs //

How do you think they recipe would hold up without the maple syrup?

I think that they will hold up just fine. I think that the syrup is just for flavor. The original recipe calls for corn syrup but I substituted maple syrup instead.

Can you make these gluten-free?

Sure. A reader substituted gluten-free flour for the stuff I used and said they turned out really well.

My pancakes had a burnt taste to them but they definitely weren’t burnt. Any suggestions why?

While the finished pancakes may not have been burned, you could have burnt the butter. Put it on LOW heat and take it off once it has melted. Also, make sure your flour, baking powder, or cinnamon aren’t old or expired; that could affect the taste. Last, check your pan. Whatever you cooked in it last could be influencing the taste of the pancakes.

Cinnamon Bun Pancakes

How To Store Cinnamon Bun Pancakes //

Let the pancakes cool completely. Store in an airtight container then put in the fridge where they can be kept for up to 4 days. To reheat, you can use either the microwave (zap them for 30-60 seconds) or the toaster oven for 5-10 minutes. You can also freeze them for up to 3 months. Just let them thaw in the fridge overnight before following the above steps for warming them up.

Cinnamon Bun Pancakes

Cinnamon Bun Pancakes

BakedBree
If you're a pancake lover, you'll want to indulge in my Cinnamon Bun Pancakes. Fluffy and sweet, they're a great alternative to cinnamon buns.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 5

Ingredients
  

For the dough:

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup raisins optional

For the frosting:

  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Instructions
 

  • Put all of the dry ingredients in a bowl.
  • Whisk the dry ingredients together.
  • Add the wet ingredients and whisk together until well combined. Add the raisins.
  • Preheat a griddle or large saute pan over medium heat. Cook until brown on both sides.
  • They are delicious just like this but even better with frosting.
  • Whisk the ingredients for the frosting together until smooth and a pouring consistency. If too thick add more milk, if too thin, add more sugar.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
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Saturday 9th of November 2013

These were incredibly delicious!! Thanks for sharing them.

bakedbree

Sunday 17th of November 2013

You are welcome! I have not made these in a long time, I need to make them soon.

Shannon

Friday 5th of July 2013

Just made these this morning for my daughters and I - they passed with flying colours! Absolutely delicious! Thank you!

bakedbree

Friday 5th of July 2013

Yum! I haven't made these in ages. I am glad you all liked them so much.

Erin Hahn

Saturday 11th of May 2013

Pancakes have become a staple in my house on Saturday mornings-my boys keep requesting these over chocolate chip so these are definitely a winner! They are really amazing and I wanted to say thanks for the post. I do cut back on the baking powder because its hard to tell when the middle is done with such a thick pancake. AND I add a little vanilla to the frosting. Great recipe!

bakedbree

Thursday 23rd of May 2013

You are so welcome!

Ashley

Sunday 14th of April 2013

Hey these look really good. Wanting to make them but im watching my calories and was wondering if you new how many calories was in all this. If you could let me know ASAP I would appreciate it!! :)

bakedbree

Sunday 14th of April 2013

I don't, you can google a nutrition calculator and find out.