I saw this recipe for Cinnamon Roll Pancakes and thought "why haven't I thought of trying this before"!? Well this morning I did!
VERY important: make sure its a nonstick!! It does say this in the picture above but not why, as you can see in the picture below even though I clearly did not get too close to the edges of the pancake the butter & sugar mixture still melted off the pancake batter and it turned into caramel pretty fast.......this is where the nonstick is very much needed! Also it WILL stick to your spatula!!
There was a recipe to make your own pancakes from scratch but I decided to make mine from a pancake mix, which works just as good and is a tad bit faster. If you want to avoid the bagged pancake mix, you could premix the dry ingredients for the recipe and then put pre-measured mixture into ziploc baggies with instructions on how to complete these you could save time that way too.
The finished product is not very pretty and they are pretty sticky but don't get me wrong they really do taste like a cinnamon roll. The reason I say they don't look very pretty is because the butter & sugar mixture makes craters in the pancake but this probably is great for that cream cheese frosting. I didn't have cream cheese on hand, so I served them without the frosting but they were good enough without it. Next time I will be making the frosting to get the full effect and sugar buzz!
Verdict: The kids loved them and I will keep this recipe to add to our "special breakfast" days. I almost forgot, they do not reheat well so eat them while they are hot.
UPDATE: We made these pancakes again but this time I didn't make the cinnamon, butter and brown sugar mixture, instead I added cinnamon to the batter and sprinkled brown sugar over the pancake while it was cooking before I flipped them.
My kids couldn't tell the difference!