Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Gingerbread Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

The hubby requested pancakes for christmas breakfast and I wanted to find something different then your basic pancake.  I happen to stubble upon a recipe for cinnamon roll pancakes which led me to another recipe for gingerbread cinnamon roll pancakes and it being x-mas and all I had to go with the gingerbread.... of course :) 
These pancakes were awesome, they not only tasted delicious but when you flip the pancake over to cook the swirl side and flip it back, it looks just like a cinnamon roll on top. The only thing is, I wish I could have shared these yummy pancakes with my family for christmas.  Though I can be happy that at least me and my husband can spend the holidays together instead of being deployed this year. I adapted this recipe a little since I didn't have all the ingredients it called for, and they still turned out superb!  and looked pretty cool too. 

Gingerbread Cinnamon Roll Pancakes 
Adapted from Recipe Girl
Yields: 6-8 pancakes
Prep: 15 minutes  Cook: 20 minutes


Cinnamon filling

1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves


3/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons brewed coffee
2 tablespoons dark mollasses
2 tablespoons water
1 large egg
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1/2 tablespoons ground ginger
1/2 tablespoons ground baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt


Prepare the cinnamon filling before you make the pancakes.
- In a small bowl melt the butter in the microwave, takes about 20 - 40 seconds.
- Mix in the brown sugar and spices with a whisk, make sure that the mixture is combined well and not lumpy.
- Scoop the mixture into a small ziplock baggy and set aside (while your making the pancake batter the mixture will cool and thicken up a little)

Prepare the batter

- In a large bowl, whisk together the milk, coffee, molasses, water and egg.
- In a small bowl combine all the dry ingredients and mix well.
- Add your dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix till just combined. (don't over mix its okay if they are some lumps in the batter)

Cooking the pancakes

- Set your oven to warm or 200 degrees and add a pan into the oven, use this as a warmer tray for placing your cooked pancakes in, to keep warm while finishing the entire batter.
- Preheat a large skillet on medium heat and spray the pan with cooking spray
- Scoop a 1/3 measuring cup of batter into the skillet and spread it around a little to make a round shape
 - Take your zip lock baggy and cut a small hole in the corner and pipe a swirl onto your pancake.
- Cook the pancake for about 3 minutes until you start seeing bubbles on the side of the pancake, flip the pancake over and cook the swirl side for about 2 minutes, dont worry if you see some of the swirl mixture oozing out from under the pancake.
- Flip the pancake over to expose the swirl side and serve with syrup or they are great by themselves as well.  Enjoy.

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  1. Delicious gingerbread cinnamon roll pancake. Wishing Merry christmas and happy holidays to you and family

    1. Thank u Swathi and merry christmas to you and your family as well.

  2. They look amazing! Very unusual :) Think I'll have to make these real soon. New years resolution will be to eat more meals at home!

    1. Hi Cass, well thank u I do like the unusual :) That sounds like a great resolution. Looking forward to seeing all your new recipes for the new year. :D

  3. These look wonderful! My husband loves molasses. I will definitely be making these! Thank you for the recipe. Thanks also for linking to Adorned From Above Blog Hop today! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

    1. Thank u for the wonderful link party :D Hope you and your husband enjoy the pancakes they were tasty!

  4. These are looking FANTASTIC !!
    I don't think I've ever eaten something like it.....

    1. Thanks Winnie, it was my first time making them and they were so good and easy to do.

  5. Oh yummy. Love the idea of gingerbread pancakes!

  6. Sound like a wonderful treat -- love the cinnamon bun swirl and how easy it is to do! Thanks for linking on Busy Monday!

  7. Oh my goodness these look wonderful!!! They sound like the perfect breakfast! YUM!!! Happy New Year!


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