Cinnamon Sugar Pancakes!
Inspired by the Cinnamon Streusel Pancakes from Baking Junkie, this was a very tasty breakfast treat!!
Started with all the lovely pancake ingredients - Stevia, AP flour, eggs, baking soda, buttermilk, vanilla, baking powder, cinnamon, brown sugar and butter!
The streusel ingredients were combined - starting with butter and flour.
Next came the brown sugar.
Then the cinnamon!
Then it was time to mash it all up for the streusel topping!
Next the dry ingredients were combined, starting with the flour.
Next came the Stevia.
Followed by the baking soda, baking powder and salt.
Those were mixed completely.
Then in the Kitchen Aid I added the buttermilk.
Followed by the eggs.
Then the oil.
And yummy vanilla!
Those were allowed to combine completely.
Then the dry ingredients were combined with the wet.
Yummy pancake batter - ready to go!
The streusel was all mixed up and ready to go too!
The original recipe called for putting pancake batter directly on the griddle and then putting some streusel on top of the batter before flipping to cook the top, then adding streusel to the other side and just letting it sit on top raw - since the streusel mixture has flour in it I didn't feel comfortable not letting it cook on each side, so I put a little bit of stresusel down first.
I then covered the streusel with batter!
I dotted the top with more of the streusel mixture.
You can see the streusel from underneath bubbling out a little!
Starting to bubble and looking ready to flip!
I ended up doing this two ways - the ones where the streusel went down first were messy and hard to flip because the streusel didn't really embed into the batter, it sort of just left a caramelized layer on top of it which liked to come off when the spatula was shoved under in preparation for flipping! So then I just started putting the streusel on the top layer before flipping it over to cook the top and that seemed to work best!
Mmmm... cinnamony sugary goodness!
And for a little MORE sweet - a liberal dousing of maple syrup!!
These pancakes are delicious.They were a lot of work the way I did them though, I told Kenneth I think next time I'd try to just swirl the streusel into the batter before baking the pancakes instead of trying to plop it on top or underneath - I think that would make it simpler and less messy! I would definitely like to try these again though - the batter was great and the boys liked the added flavor from the streusel!! The way it was cooked gave it some yummy crunchy spots too where it had caramelized a little! (The original recipe is below, the only changes I made were in the actual cooking process which I've listed above).
Original recipe from Baking Junkie's Cinnamon Streusel Pancakes
2 cups all purpose flour
2 Tbsp sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
2 cups buttermilk
¼ cup vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
6 Tbsp cold butter, cut into pieces
½ cup all purpose flour
½ cup brown sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
Make the streusel first. Combine all ingredients and cut together using a knife or pastry cutter. Mixture should form small crumbles. Set aside.
In a large bowl whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
In a smaller bowl stir together buttermilk, eggs, oil and vanilla. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. It should be a little lumpy.
Heat a griddle or pan, and either butter or coat with cooking spray. Pour approximately 1 cup of batter onto griddle, then pour approximately 2 tablespoons of the streusel on top. Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until bubbles form on sides. Flip pancake and cover remaining side with streusel. Cook for another 2-3 minutes or until browned. Repeat for remaining pancakes