Cinnamon Roll Pancakes
Yield: 4-6 pancakes
 
Ingredients
  • 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:
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • ¾ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • Glaze:
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  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 (a few small lumps are fine).
  2. In a medium bowl, mix butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Pour filling into a pastry bag with a small tip or what I did- a squeeze bottle with a small tip. Set aside. (You don't want this to remain super-liquidy. It's best if it becomes a consistency similar to toothpaste.)
  3. In a medium, microwave-safe bowl- heat butter and cream cheese until melted. Whisk together until smooth; whisk in powdered sugar and vanilla extract; set aside. (mine was not smooth. I ran it through the food processor to work through some cream cheese chunks.)
  4. Heat large skillet over medium-low heat. Spray with nonstick spray.
  5. Scoop about ¾ cup batter onto the skillet. When pancake has started to cook a little, swirl in the cinnamon filling. 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.
  6. Transfer to a baking sheet or platter and keep in a warm oven until ready to serve.
  7. When ready to serve, spoon warmed glaze onto the top of each pancake.
Notes
The filling portion listed above is WAY too much for 4 medium pancakes. If you are making more than 4 (as you should.) don't double the filling recipe. I'd say it makes enough filling for at least 20 pancakes. Adjust accordingly. Or- if you have lots of extra filling like I did...create some sort of cinnamon apple dessert...like I will do. Any ideas? :)
Recipe by The Baker Chick at https://www.thebakerchick.com/cinnamon-roll-pancakes/