These are really, really yummy. I liked the idea of this recipe when I saw it recently, and the recipe exceeded my expectations when I actually made it. These are pretty awesome pancakes, even without the icing, very light and with a good cinnamon flavor. The icing just made them even better, and you don’t even need to add a lot of it. They totally lived up to the cinnamon bun comparison.
This a straightforward pancake recipe; the only thing that was different from my usual recipe is the addition of the cinnamon and maple syrup. I liked that maple syrup got added to the pancakes, since it wasn’t used in topping them and I think it added to the flavor.
Here’s a photo of the pancakes without the icing, and you can see how nice and fluffy they got:
I highly recommend these as a diversion from your normal pancake recipe, if you like pancakes or cinnamon buns.
Cinnamon Bun Pancakes
Adapted from Baked Bree
Makes about 12-16 pancakes, depending on the size of them, about enough for 4 people
1 1/2 cups flour
3 Tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup milk
2 Tablespoons maple syrup
1/4 cup melted butter, cooled
1 Tablespoon vanilla
Make the icing first (see below).
Put all of the dry ingredients for the pancakes in a bowl and whisk them together.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and whisk together or stir with a rubber spatula until just combined, with no dry streaks.
Preheat a griddle or large saute pan over medium heat. Brush with vegetable oil. The griddle is ready when water flicked on its surface sizzles loudly. Pour the pancake batter onto the griddle using an ice cream scoop or a 1/4 cup measuring cup. Flip the pancakes when they are bubbling on top and cooked through on the bottoms, about 3 or 4 minutes. Cook on the other side until cooked through. Pancakes can be kept warm in the oven at 200 degrees until all are finished.
To make the icing:
1 cup confectioners sugar
2 Tablespoons melted butter
2 tablespoons milk
Whisk the ingredients together until smooth and a pouring consistency. If too thick add more milk, if too thin, add more sugar.