Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Oh my goodness! Cinnamon Roll Pancakes are amazing!  I have made them many times for my family and they are always a huge hit!  They are one of our favorite ways to start the morning!  It is like eating dessert for breakfast and that is pretty awesome! I was very thankful when I found this incredible recipe at The Baker Chick!  Many kids (and husbands) love pancakes, and when you mix them with the scrumptious taste of cinnamon rolls, you get a fantastic meal!  As I have mentioned, I am trying to eat a little healthier, but there are times when the will power gets put on hold. When I made Cinnamon Roll Pancakes this week, my rumbling tummy took over and I ended up eating two big servings. How could you not give in to a beautiful plate of butter, sugar, cinnamon, and cream cheese?  You can’t, so go ahead, make them, grab a fork and a glass of milk, and let the eating fest begin!  Cinnamon Roll Pancakes are a great way to start your day on a weekend, a special occasion, or basically on any day!  Enjoy!

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Cinnamon Roll Pancakes
PANCAKES (makes about 4 or 5)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 Tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
CINNAMON FILLING: *makes enough for much more than 4 pancakes
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • ¾ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Prepare pancake batter: In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt
  2. Whisk in milk, oil and egg, just until batter is moistened (a few small lumps are fine).
  3. In a medium bowl, mix butter, brown sugar and cinnamon
  4. Pour filling into a ziploc bag and cut a small hole in the corner of the bag
  5. Set aside-You don't want this to remain super-liquidy (you want a consistency similar to toothpaste)
  6. In a small saucepan, heat butter and cream cheese until melted
  7. Whisk in powdered sugar and vanilla extract; set aside
  8. Heat large skillet over medium-low heat and spray with nonstick spray
  9. Scoop about ¾ cup batter onto the skillet
  10. When pancake has started to cook a little, swirl in the cinnamon filling with the ziploc bag that has the cut off corner
  11. When bubbles begin to appear on the surface, flip carefully with a thin spatula, and cook until browned on the underside, 1 to 2 minutes more
  12. Transfer to a baking sheet or platter and keep in a warm oven until ready to serve
  13. When ready to serve, spoon warmed glaze onto the top of each pancake.

Shared at: I Heart Nap Time, Say Not Sweet Anne, Mom’s Test Kitchen, Mrs. Happy Homemaker, Inside BruCrew Life, Pint Sized Baker, Chase the Star, Spatulas on Parade, Sunflower Supper Club, Weekend Kitchen Creations

Chocolate Snowballs

For day 2 of our 12 Days of Sweets we were part of the Christmas Cookie Swap organized by Julie at White Lights on Wednesday!  This time instead of shipping off our cookies we mailed our recipes to our matches to bake.  I love this idea!  It’s fun to bake cookies and find new recipes, right?!  I was so lucky to be partnered up with Cristina from Just My Crazy Kitchen!  She has a great blog. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out hop over and say hi. So, I received this recipe from Cristina for Chocolate Snowballs.  They are a family favorite for her.  Here’s what she says about this recipe:

Chocolate Snowballs! Don’t they just sound so festive? My aunt gave us this recipe. On Christmas Eve, we all get together and everyone brings their Christmas cookies. Then, we share everyone’s cookies. It’s like a really massive cookie swap. My mom is one of eight children, so if everyone brings cookies, we can have up to about 40 dozen cookies. These are one of my favorites. I don’t like nuts, so I usually add more chocolate. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do! 

I love family Christmas traditions.  That’s why I love Christmas so much.  There are so many different family traditions happening and every year there is a new one born!  These cookies are delicious and so easy to make.  I thought I had let them cool enough before putting on the powdered sugar but I don’t think I did so you may want to have more patience than I do and let them cool all the way before you roll in the sugar or maybe just do two coats.  I really recommend joining in the fun next year, you don’t even have to have a blog to get in on the fun.  This year you can see some of the recipes that were shared below.  Check them out!


Chocolate Snowballs
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These delicious Chocolate Snowballs will become part of your family's Holiday tradition just like Cristina's.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Cookie
  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • Powdered sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Sift flour and salt.
  3. Blend butter, sugar, and vanilla.
  4. Beat eggs into creamed mixture.
  5. Blend dry ingredients, nuts and chocolate chips into mixture.
  6. Shape into 1 inch balls.
  7. Place on ungreased baking sheet
  8. Bake 15-20 minutes
  9. Cool and roll in powdered sugar