Pinterest Kitchen Week 1 – Cinnamon Roll Pancakes
I don’t know about you but I’m using Pinterest a lot and everytime I see a foodporn photo, I immediately pin it and decide on preparing it myself!
Then there is a next day, a new delicious looking cake, a new pin, but nothing delicious on my kitchen table… Do you know the feeling?
So, not that I’m good in habits, but this week I challenged myself to bake/cook every week something I pinned on my Kitchen board on Pinterest.
I was afraid to promise I’ll do it every day, because I know I won’t!! But I’m determined to make this weekly challenge work!
The first one I prepared is this delicious Cinnamon Roll Pancakes and I have to tell I’m absolutely happy with the result.
Although I have to tell, as almost always, I changed a few things. I’m not eating sugar and white flour, so I replaced these with xylitol and oatmeal, everything else is just the way it was written in the recipe.
And yes, on the photo you can see my own yummy pancakes!:)
I highly recommend you to try this one, it’s super easy, just a tiny bit more time than a normal pancake, but still, a totally different taste experience.
Here is the recipe:
Prep time: Cook time: Total time:
- Cinnamon Filling:
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
- ½ tablespoon ground cinnamon
- Cream Cheese Glaze:
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2-ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
- ¾ cup powdered sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pancakes: (Can also use a box)
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil
- To make the cinnamon filling: Combine brown sugar, melted butter, and cinnamon in a medium size bowl. Scoop into a baggie and set aside.
- For the glaze: In a small pan melt the butter over low heat. Whisk together the cream cheese, vanilla and powdered sugar. Take off of the heat and set aside until ready to use on pancakes.
- To make the pancakes: Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Whisk together the milk, egg, and oil.
- Heat skillet to medium low. Once preheated, spray with non-stick spray. Add about ½ cup of the batter to the skillet. Wait until bubbles start to form. Snip the corner of the cinnamon filling, and create a swirl pattern in the center of the pancake as pictured above. See notes. Be careful not to get it too close to the edge. With a wide metal spatula flip the pancake over and continue cooking for an additional 1-2 minutes until golden brown.
- Wipe out the pan each time and repeat with the remaining batter. Warm the glaze if needed and drizzle over pancakes.
* Before using the cinnamon filling mixture to swirl on top of the pancakes, open up the bag and restir to make sure that the butter is fully incorporated.