Texas Recipes' Cinnamon Roll Pancakes - OMG!

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Saw this recipe pop up on my news feed last night and the rest was out of my control. First had to share it on my Facebook Page (My Epicurean Adventures). Then first thing the next morning, I HAD to make them. I had no choice.

Here is the original Facebook post from Texas Recipes: Cinnamon Roll Pancakes. Check out that picture. See what I mean? Your mouth instantly starts watering, doesn't it? Well, apparently everything IS big in Texas because the amounts in this recipe just cracked me up. They must be cooking for the entire Ewing clan! I'm sure it's delicious as-is, but as always, I added my own little twist to it and made it organic to boot! See the adaptation below.

And here's my pic. I know, not as awe-inspiring, but boy were they OMG crazy delicious! Tasted just like a cinnamon roll in pancake form. Whoa.

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Cinnamon Roll Pancakes
adapted from Texas Recipes
by happyvballgirl of www.MyEpicureanAdventures.com

1 cups all-purpose flour (I used 1/4 whole wheat flour and 3/4 cup all-purpose flour)
2-3 tsps baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp ground flax seed
1 Tbsp wheat germ
1 cup milk
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 large egg, lightly beaten

Cinnamon Filling
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 tbsp ground cinnamon

Glaze (*skipped the cream cheese since Little Sis doesn't care for it and used organic powdered sugar which means it's not as white and it tastes a little different, so I added some vanilla and melted butter to the standard powdered sugar glaze recipe):
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 Tbsp milk
1/4 tsp. vanilla
1/2 Tbsp melted butter

To make the Cinnamon Filling:
Mix the three ingredients together. Place in a piping bag and snip the end off or put in a Ziploc bag and snip the corner off.

To make the Pancakes:
Mix the dry ingredients in one bowl and the wet ingredients in another bowl. Stir them together until everything is moistened leaving a few lumps.

Heat pan on med-low heat (recipe says 325 degrees, but I have no way of telling, so I just left it at med-low on my gas burner). You don't want these to cook too quickly and you won't want your cinnamon to burn.

Make desired size pancake on greased griddle and then using the piping bag and starting at the center of the pancake, create a cinnamon swirl. Wait until the pancake has lots of bubble before you try to turn it. You will find that when you turn it the cinnamon swirl will melt. The cinnamon will melt out and create the craters which the cream cheese glaze will fill.

To make the Glaze:
In a microwave safe bowl melt the butter. Whisk in the powdered sugar and vanilla. Add a little milk if needed to make it a glaze consistency.

Place pancake on plate, then cover with glaze and say mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

Makes about a dozen medium sized pancakes, perfect for this family of 4.

How'd I do with my swirls?! They were fun to do. :)

And here's how the girls' breakfast was served up:

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Updated 6/02/2013 - and just one more pic from this morning's batch, my messiest endeavor yet. I highly recommend AGAINST using a piping bag - unless your tip is big enough. Mine was too small, kept jamming up, oozed out the back and MADE A MESS!! Luckily, the end result was just as yummy. :)

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Christine, aka happyvballgirl :)

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bentodays said...

Oh these look so good and you make it look so easy!

FashionEdible said...

So cute! Love the little flowers

Rachael said...

These look CRAZY tasty! I would love to plow through a stack on Sunday mornings.

Feel free to come on by my link party and share anything fun and yummy! Your posts are perfect. http://thealisokitchen.com/2013/02/hearthfelt-hopes-1/

Lisa Lynn said...

Yum! Thanks for sharing this on The HomeAcre Hop!!! Can't wait to see what you share this coming Thursday :) Here's the super easy link to the next hop!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

Kathy Shea Mormino

The Chicken Chick


Linda Bouffard said...

How beautiful is this? Would love to have you share at What to do Weekends also. Take care, Linda


mary_smith said...

MMMMMMMM!!!! Totally salivating and now I'm hungry again!


Lisa Lynn said...

These look awesome and my guys will love them :) Thanks so much for sharing this on The Creative HomeAcre! I can't wait to see what you share next time at...

Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above said...

Hey Christine.
These look so amazing. We just wanted to let you know that this post is being featured at this week at Wednesday's Adorned from Above Blog Hop. Thanks so much for sharing with everyone. We really appreciate it.
Have a great week.
Debi and Charly

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

WOW! Those would disappear so quickly at my house!!!

Marie said...

Hi! Looks yummy! Just the kind of recipe to use when we have overnight company. I'm hopping here from Adorned from Above.