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Cinnamon Bun Pancakes

Posted Jan 27 2014 12:00am
Every once and a while you have a weekend that just slows down, even if it's just for a day. You sleep in on Sunday morning, read the paper while sipping coffee and eventually get around to making a delicious breakfast. Over the holidays my husby and sister-in-law had a battle of the better pancakes, both with specific techniques for the best cake-y bite, so once I poked through my  SRC  of the month's  Avril's  blog  Baking and Creating with Avril , I knew I had to test out my own pancake recipe.
 Avril had a wonderful selection of recipes to chose from but I was all over these pancakes. How can you resist anything that starts with cinnamon buns? You can not, it's just too good.

Pancakes are one of those meals that can also be a perfect home run for a Sunday night dinner. It's cozy food like this that warms the soul and with the single digit temperatures up north the past few weeks, I will take warm and cozy all day long.
This recipe was simple to throw together and made a nice large batch for husby and I to chow down on. We jazzed up the recipe a tad with some diced apples and maple syrup. They were the ultimate fluffy and flavorful breakfast cake that I know we plan to have again very, very soon.
Cinnamon Bun Pancakes

1 1/2 cup AP flour
3 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
4 tsp baking powder
1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup milk
2 Tbsp light corn syrup
1/4 butter, melted
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp seltzer

In a medium bowl combine flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and ground cinnamon. Whisk all together and set aside.

In another bowl combine beaten eggs, milk, corn syrup, melted butter and vanilla extract. Stir in flour mixture until combined - do not over mix. Now the fist secret trick is adding in seltzer to your batter and fold it into the batter but make sure not to over mix or stir.

Heat the pan with butter over medium-low heat. Pour about 1/4 cup of batter into pan for each pancake. The second trick is that once the batter has cooked a little and there is a seal around the edges of the cake, pour a little extra batter into the center of the cake to make them extra fluffy. Cook until they are brown on both sides.

Serve with warm maple syrup, add diced apples if you would like, and butter... and prepare to enjoy the fluffiest pancakes you've ever tasted!

Photos by A Healthy Jalapeno 

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