Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes & Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

Over Christmas I tried out a few recipes that I saw on Pinterest. Lacey and Leah had both made one of these before so I knew they were good. They were both not very hard and tasted delicious.

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes by Recipe Girl-
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 Tablespoon canola oil
1 large egg, lightly beaten

1/2 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon

CREAM CHEESE GLAZE: (since I don't like cream cheese I substituted for a plain vanilla glaze)
4 Tablespoons butter
2 ounces cream cheese
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Prepare pancake batter: In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Whisk in milk, oil and egg, just until batter is moistened.
2. In a medium bowl, mix butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Scoop the filling into a small zip baggie and set aside. You don't want this to remain super-liquidy. It's best if it becomes a consistency similar to toothpaste.
3. Heat large skillet or griddle over medium-low heat (I set my griddle to 350). Spray with nonstick spray. Scoop about 3/4 cup batter onto the skillet. Let the batter sit for a bout a minute. Snip the corner of your baggie of filling and squeeze a spiral of the filling onto the top of the pancake. 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. Transfer to a baking sheet or platter and keep in a warm oven until ready to serve.
As you can see my pancakes weren't perfect spirals, but they still taste good.
4. In a medium, microwave-safe bowl- heat butter and cream cheese until melted. Whisk together until smooth; whisk in powdered sugar and vanilla extract and top your pancakes.
I don't have a photo of my icing because we probably ate these so fast. We made them a second time and had no leftovers each time.

The 2nd recipe I tried was Cinnamon Sugar Donuts that I found via pinterest as well.

Cinnamon Sugar Donuts
-Canned biscuits (anything BUT the flakey layer kind).
-Melted butter in a shallow bowl (4 tbls per 8 biscuits give or take) 
-Sugar & Cinnamon in a shallow bowl (mixed together in your favorite proportions...I like a nice medium brown mixture.)
-Veggie oil to fill your pan up to about 1/2in or so. 
Heat up oil for a few minutes on medium heat. While it is heating up, cut holes in the donuts with a cookie cutter or some other circular object. Save the holes, I just made donut holes. 
When one side is golden brown, flip with tongs.  When that side is golden remove from oil and place on a paper towel lined pan or plate. When the donuts have cooled enough to handle...using your fingers dip one side in the melted butter, let the excess drip off, dip in cinnamon and sugar mixture.  Get it nice and coated.  Flip over and repeat for the other side.  
As you can tell I made a double batch and we ate for 2 breakfast meals. The donut holes would be great with a strawberry or raspberry filling. These were so simple and so delicious so give it a try!
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1 comment:

Linda said...

Haven't tried the donut recipe, but the first time I made the cinnamon roll pancakes, Leah and I were hooked! Yours looked delicious and alot better than our first attempt.

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