Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins
This recipe serves 8, and the amounts in the brackets are to cut the recipe down to 2 servings. To make this healthier, sub 1 cup whole wheat flour for 1 of the cups of the all purpose flour, use non dairy milk, use margarine( I use smart balance), and light cream cheese. From Just a Pinch.
- 4 cups all-purpose flour (1c)
- 8 teaspoons baking powder (2 t)
- 2 teaspoons salt (1/2 t)
- 4 cups milk (1c)
- 4 tablespoons vegetable oil (1t)
- 4 large eggs, lightly beaten (1)
FOR THE CINNAMON FILLING
- 1 cup butter, melted (1/4 c)
- 1 1⁄2 cups brown sugar, packed (1/4 c plus 2 t)
- 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon (1/2 t)
FOR THE CREAM CHEESE GLAZE
- 1⁄2 cup butter (2 T)
- 4 ounces cream cheese (1 oz)
- 1 1⁄2 cups powdered sugar (1/4 c plus 2t)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla (1/4 t)
- To make the Cinnamon Filling:.
- Mix the three ingredients together. Place in a disposable piping bag and snip the end off or put in a plastic 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 your griddle to exactly 325 degrees. You don't want these too 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 Cream Cheese Glaze:.
- In a microwave safe bowl melt the butter and cream cheese and then stir together. 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 cream cheese glaze.