January 27, 2014

Cinnamon Bun Pancakes

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Every once and a while you have a weekend that just slows down, even if it's just for a day. You sleep in on Sunday morning, read the paper while sipping coffee and eventually get around to making a delicious breakfast. Over the holidays my husby and sister-in-law had a battle of the better pancakes, both with specific techniques for the best cake-y bite, so once I poked through my SRC of the month's Avril's blog Baking and Creating with Avril, I knew I had to test out my own pancake recipe.
 Avril had a wonderful selection of recipes to chose from but I was all over these pancakes. How can you resist anything that starts with cinnamon buns? You can not, it's just too good.

Pancakes are one of those meals that can also be a perfect home run for a Sunday night dinner. It's cozy food like this that warms the soul and with the single digit temperatures up north the past few weeks, I will take warm and cozy all day long.
This recipe was simple to throw together and made a nice large batch for husby and I to chow down on. We jazzed up the recipe a tad with some diced apples and maple syrup. They were the ultimate fluffy and flavorful breakfast cake that I know we plan to have again very, very soon.
Cinnamon Bun Pancakes

1 1/2 cup AP flour
3 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
4 tsp baking powder
1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup milk
2 Tbsp light corn syrup
1/4 butter, melted
1 Tbsp vanilla extract

2 tbsp seltzer

In a medium bowl combine flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and ground cinnamon. Whisk all together and set aside.

In another bowl combine beaten eggs, milk, corn syrup, melted butter and vanilla extract. Stir in flour mixture until combined - do not over mix. Now the fist secret trick is adding in seltzer to your batter and fold it into the batter but make sure not to over mix or stir.

Heat the pan with butter over medium-low heat. Pour about 1/4 cup of batter into pan for each pancake. The second trick is that once the batter has cooked a little and there is a seal around the edges of the cake, pour a little extra batter into the center of the cake to make them extra fluffy. Cook until they are brown on both sides.

Serve with warm maple syrup, add diced apples if you would like, and butter... and prepare to enjoy the fluffiest pancakes you've ever tasted!

Photos by A Healthy Jalapeno 


Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes said...

I agree that the name alone makes me want to make these! You can never try too many pancake recipes,imo!

Rebekah Hills said...

Yumm!! What a delicious sounding recipe - I am definitely going to have to give that one a try!

Avril said...

Hooray for Cinnamon Bun Pancakes!!! Thanks for "visiting" me this past month :) Happy SRC Reveal Day to you my dear!

nicole said...

The name alone sounds great! What about some cinnamon bun type drizzle instead of syrup? :)

nicole said...

What about going all the way & using a cinnamon bun type icing drizzled on top instead of syrup? :P

BurntApple said...

What a great recipe! This looks absolutely amazing. These cinnamon bun pancakes look delicious! Great SRC pick.

Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel said...

I've never heart of seltzer in pancakes... how interesting! These look delish-- great pick!

SallyBR said...

Cannot get much better than that to start a Saturday or Sunday morning, great combination of flavors!

aren't you glad SRC is back? I missed it so much last month...

Melissa said...

Sounds like a great way to start a weekend morning! Delicious pick this month :)

Lynn Huntley said...

Great SRC pick~ Looks awesome~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

Tara said...

Yum, I'll take anything with cinnamon in it. Great pick!

The Wimpy Vegetarian said...

I've GOT to make these! The title alone seals that deal. And I love the idea of adding selzer to the batter. I've never heard of doing that, but I can totally understand why it works. Genius. Really, really great SRC pick!!!

April Tuell said...

I like mixing it up and serving breakfast for dinner once in awhile too, and pancakes are one of our favorite choices. You definitely caught my attention with the words Cinnamon Bun in the title. They look yummy. Great job this month! :)

Karen Kerr said...

Looks wonderful! I love those Sunday mornings when I can get them.

Kirstin said...

Yummy! I wish my daughters would stray from their love of plain old pancakes so I can try some fancier ones. Great job.

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