You will never go back to plain ol' pancakes.
this blog, and I was immediately hooked. I knew I had to make these. Which I did of course. Then I made them when my friend came and visited. Then I made them when my family came over.
And now I am making up for it at the gym.
But anyway, that's not the point! The couple at Two Peas and Their Pod served these with maple syrup and butter. I knew after one bite that that wasn't going to work for me. You see, as soon as I tasted these (after swooning over their deliciousness) I was reminded of the warm, gooey, heavenly center of a cinnamon roll. Which then led to my inspiration for a cinnamon roll frosting. I made a glaze with just powdered sugar and milk, which was good. But then I modified a recipe for cream cheese frosting and wow was that fantastic!
Cinnamon Streusel Pancakes with Cream Cheese Drizzle (Print)
pancake recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod
Prep: 15 minutes
Yield: 7 servings, 2 pancakes each (these babies are filling!)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup brown sugar, packed
2 teaspoons cinnamon
10 tablespoons cold, unsalted butter, cut into chunks
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups buttermilk
2 large eggs
1/4 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Add the butter and cut in with a fork or pastry cutter until you have small crumbles. Set aside. Turn on a griddle or pan to medium low. Grease if needed. Turn the oven on warm (175-200 degrees).
3. Spoon or drop batter onto hot griddle or pan to your desired size. They will expand some, I probably used 1/3 to 1/2 cup batter per pancake. (I ended up with 14 pancakes). Sprinkle about 2 tablespoons of streusel on the pancakes right away. Using your hands works best.
Cream Cheese Drizzle
adapted from Taste of Home Baking Cookbook
Prep: 5 minutes
3 ounces cream cheese or neufchatel cheese, softened
4 tablespoons butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
2-1/2 cups powdered sugar
milk, for thinning
1. In a medium mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, butter, vanilla, and salt. Gradually beat in the powdered sugar. Add milk, about 1 tablespoon at a time, until frosting drizzles easily from a spoon. Keep in mind that it will be thinner if you have it warm in the oven.
- Preparation: 4
- The part that takes the longest is cooking all the pancakes, other than that, it's pretty simple!
- Taste: 5+
- I think I've said enough about that already!
- Cost: 5
- Pantry staples
- Clean-up: 3
- Several mixing bowls but it's all worth it!
- NONE :)
- You must make these before you die. Or else you have not lived. The end.