From the moment I laid eyes on Sarah’s Cinnamon Roll Pancakes I knew I had to make them mine. There is something you should know about me before we continue with our friendship: I have a crazy mad crush on cinnamon rolls. There I said it!
It started when I was a teenager and old enough to drive to the mall. I could smell the sweet, buttery aroma of my guilty pleasure palace from the moment I left Macy’s and I knew what had to be done…
With friends, my sisters or my brother…I didn’t care who was with me, we were going to indulge in a fat, juicy, sticky cinnamon roll from Cinnabon. And one of those mocha-type drinks they had…Mochalatta Chill I think it was called.
And I ate the entire thing by myself, ‘bon and all. I was grateful for my metabolism back then because it was way faster than it is now!
Many cinnamon rolls don’t quite cut it and the storebought ones really irritate me. Not sweet enough, too much dough, too doughy and underbaked, bland frosting…and frosting is hard to screw up! (Lucy, I need your cinnamon rolls!)
Last night the kiddos went outside and played in the snow for a little bit and they just had to make snow angels. As we were all hoping for a snow day, I told them if school is delayed I would make something special for breakfast. I am kinda glad they didn’t cancel school because if they did his mother would have had to pick him up early and this way we had a couple extra hours to relax and indulge. Indulge=cram these pancakes into our pieholes, which we did.
These pancakes hit the spot. That sweet cinnamon roll spot on the palate that is difficult to satisfy. The pancakes were nice and fluffy with regular and whole wheat flour. The cinnamon roll filling really put these into a crazy category all its own. I guess you could put syrup, powdered sugar or make a cinnamon roll frosting to top these bad boys like Sarah suggested but we ate them just like this and the sweet filling really added the right amount of sweetness to these pancakes.
We have some leftover. 😀 I may just lock myself in my room, turn on some Marvin Gaye and eat them up!