Cinnamon Chip Pancakes

Happy New Year!  If you didn’t start a diet as your New Year’s Resolution, then you need these pancakes in your life.  They taste more like cinnamon buns than your average flapjack.  I’m not mad at that.  If you’re a fan of “fun pancakes” and by this I mean, pancakes with additional ingredients, like fruit, or nuts, or chocolate chips, then this is a great recipe to try.  Step aside chocolate chip pancakes, because if you’re a fan of cinnamon, you need to make these instead!

I make them small because we have a toddler who eats a few bites of breakfast most days, and then usually attempts to scurry away from the kitchen table.  Who here can relate?

Also, I despise throwing away food!  You’d think I grew up during the Great Depression.  I cringe when I scrape leftovers from the plate into the garbage so I make these pancakes a bit smaller and freeze them in small zipper bags.  I use a permanent marker and write the date on them, just in case they get lost in the abyss that is our freezer.

Freezing them in pre-portioned amounts makes for a super easy “grab, heat, and eat” breakfast when you’re rushing in the morning, or when you’re craving pancakes and don’t feel like cooking them from scratch.  BUT, you’ll be able to pronounce every ingredient in them.  Sorry box pancake mix.  You have too many preservatives.  I don’t need ya in my life.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups unbleached white flour
3 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 TBSP white sugar
1 1/4 unsweetened almond milk (or any milk of your choice)
1 egg, beaten
3 TBSP olive oil
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup cinnamon chips

unsalted butter for cooking
maple syrup for serving

Directions:

  1. Preheat large nonstick skillet or griddle over medium heat.
  2. Begin by combining flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in large mixing bowl with a wire whisk.
  3. Add milk, egg, oil, and vanilla to dry ingredients.  Gently stir with rubber spatula until well-combined.  Don’t over mix!
  4. Gently fold in cinnamon chips until combined.
  5. Coat bottom of pan with a bit of unsalted butter and lower heat a bit before dropping pancake batter onto pan.
  6. Once bubbles begin to form on top of pancakes, gently flip with spatula.
  7. Serve warm with real maple syrup.

These pancakes are so yummy. The cinnamon flavor is a bit unexpected, but in a very good way.  You can serve them for breakfast, brunch, or even dessert.  My husband, toddler, and I all approve of this easy and tasty pancake recipe.  Pretty positive you will too.

Happy Cooking! 🙂

-CCCara

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