best ever pancake mix ever, ever, ever, but now they are even better with a sweet, cinnamony (another one of my words) swirl made from the exact ingredients that go into a cinnamon roll filling. Then, as if they weren't fabulous enough they are topped with, what else I ask you, cream cheese frosting. Oh my. Oh my. This recipe is far past breakfast fare it is now dessert at 8 in the morning. Can it get any better?
Cinnamon Roll Pancakes
Recipe Source: Big Red Kitchen
For the Cinnamon Filling...
In a large bowl, using a hand mixer, mix until smooth:
1 stick softened butter, almost melty
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 T. cinnamon
Using a rubber spatula to scrape the sides, pour this mixture into a large pastry bag or ziplock bag that had been opened and stood up in a tall tumbler or into a squeeze bottle. I prefer the squeeze bottle because it doesn't leak into the tall tumbler but either works well.
For the Cream Cheese Icing...
In the same bowl that you used for the cinnamon filling, mix together, using the hand mixer again:
2 cups powdered sugar
2 ounces cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla
4 T. milk
Mix until smooth and set aside.
Prepare you favorite pancakes according to directions. I used my favorite pancake mix found here.
In a large non-stick skillet, over medium to medium-low heat, and using a 1/4 cup dry measuring cup, ladle pancakes. Snip the tip off the pastry bag containing the cinnamon filling so that the opening is a scant 1/2 inch wide. Using the bag or a squeeze bottle swirl the cinnamon filling mixture over cooking pancakes in a circular motion (don't wait to long after ladling the batter or the cinnamon mixture will just roll off).
Note- Using a damp paper towel, wipe your skillet after each pancake is made. This will keep the next pancake from sticking to any of the cinnamon filling that has leaked onto your skillet or griddle.
Store any leftover icing in the refrigerator for future use.
Total Cost I'm not entirely sure. I just discovered that I never did a cost break down for the pancake mix. It isn't much considering none of the ingredients cost a whole lot. Forgive me please...just this one time.