As my youngest son gets older and busier, finding ways to spend time with him becomes more and more important to me. It’s hard to chat one on one the way my teenage son does, but at least with the men in my family, if we’re doing an activity of some sort we’re much more likely to have a conversation. I can’t always count on my youngest to jump in the car and run errands with me anymore, and I don’t always want to play video games with him, so I like to find different activities that allow us to connect.

One of my favorite ways to connect with my son is in the kitchen. I think it’s important that everyone learn kitchen skills. My son likes spending time with me in the kitchen because that means he gets to choose what’s on the menu!

This Cinnamon Roll Pancake recipe, using the new Cloud 9 Pancake Mix from King Arthur Flour, is quickly becoming a weekend breakfast favorite!

Easy Cinnamon Roll Pancake Recipe

Easy Cinnamon Roll Pancake Recipe

Ingredients:

for the cinnamon filling:

  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp ground cinnamon

glaze:

  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter
  • 2 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

pancakes:

  • 1 box King Arthur Flour Cloud 9 Pancake Mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 stick of butter or 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 1/4 cups milk

Directions:

  1. Create cinnamon filling by combining all ingredients in a bowl and then transferring to a plastic baggie. Cut a tiny corner of the bag and set aside.
  2. Create the glaze by melting butter in a small saucepan, then whisking in cream cheese until smooth. Slowly whisk in powdered sugar and vanilla extract.
  3. Follow the easy instructions on the Cloud 9 Pancake Mix box, simply stirring the wet ingredients into the dry mix, to create the batter. Place around 1/4 cup of mix per pancake into a pre-heated, greased skillet. Once the batter starts to bubble, add cinnamon filling by spiraling out from the middle. Do not take it all the way to the edges or it will leak out once you flip (see image of spiral below). Once filling sinks into the batter, flip!
  4. Top with glaze (heat on stove if needed) and enjoy!
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Although I love to bake from scratch, let’s face it – who has the time every time?

Easy Cinnamon Roll Pancake Recipe

Easy Cinnamon Roll Pancake Recipe

Easy Cinnamon Roll Pancake Recipe

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Easy Cinnamon Roll Pancake Recipe