Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

These brunch-worthy pancakes have all the components of a classic cinnamon roll: fluffy dough (buttermilk batter, in this case), a cinnamon swirl and a generous drizzle of a lightly sweet glaze. 

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  • Servings: 18

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Ingredients

cinnamon swirl
  • 1 1/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 4 large egg whites, at room temperature
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
pancake batter
  • 1/2 cup pecan pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • Vegetable oil, for greasing
maple glaze
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

How to make this recipe

  1. Make the cinnamon swirl In a medium bowl, whisk the confectioners’ sugar with the flour and cinnamon. Add the egg whites, butter and vanilla and whisk until smooth. Let stand at room temperature for 1 hour, until thickened.

  2. Make the pancake batter Preheat the oven to 350°. Spread the pecan pieces in a pie dish and bake for about 10 minutes, until toasted and fragrant. Let cool completely, then finely chop.

  3. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour with the brown sugar, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. In a large bowl, beat the eggs, then whisk in the buttermilk. Add the dry ingredients in 3 additions, mixing until just combined each time. Whisk in the melted butter until no streaks remain.

  4. Make the maple glaze In a medium bowl, whisk the confectioners’ sugar with the milk, maple syrup and salt until smooth.

  5. Scrape the cinnamon swirl into a pastry bag fitted with a plain 1/4-inch tip. Heat a griddle or cast-iron skillet and grease it lightly with vegetable oil. For each batch of pancakes, gently dollop 1/4-cup mounds of batter on the hot griddle and spread them to 4-inch rounds. Cook over moderately low heat until the tops are set, about 2 minutes. Sprinkle each pancake with 1/2 teaspoon of the toasted pecans, then pipe a cinnamon swirl onto each one, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Cook for 1 minute, flip the pancakes and continue cooking until golden, about 2 to 3 minutes longer. Transfer to a platter and keep warm while you cook the remaining pancakes.

  6. Drizzle the pancakes with the maple glaze, sprinkle with the remaining pecans and serve.

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