Sunday, July 17, 2011

Pancakes and Pinterest

Doesn't looking at this Cinnamon Roll Pancake 
make you just
oops, I mean swoon!

I saw a picture of this on Pinterest and
I was drooling.

Ok, some of you know about Pinterest and
many of you asked about it.

Pinterest is a "way to catalogue the things
you love" as they say on
I would describe it as a place to create your
own personal bulletin board collages from
internet images.

To begin, visit and request an invite.

They may take a while to get back to you, but
they will eventually send you an email and 
have you set up an account and choose a password.

Next you create a "board" or a collection of
interest, for example, I created a food board that
I titled "Food As Art".  Then I began "pinning" or
clicking on beautiful photos I saw and Pinterest
automatically catalogues those photos on my 
"Food As Art" board.  I can create as many different
boards as I want.  I just saw one tonight that had
a different board for every color and it was just a
collection of inspiring photos in that color.

When you click on someone's board then you
can be redirected back to the original source, so 
for instance on the Pinterest picture of the
Cinnamon Roll Pancake, when I clicked on it, 
I found the original post at
Recipe so I could make the recipe.

Next you can follow friends and they can follow
you and then all of their picks show up on your
main Pinterest page.  You can "repin" their picks
or pins and add them to your boards or just enjoy
them on your main board.

From what I can tell, Pinterest automatically
connects you to your Facebook friends
and then tells you that they are members of
Pinterest and asks if you want to follow them.
You can also follow people you find on Pinterest
that you like their taste.

First let me say, that Pinterest will up your
drooling on your computer, so if that is
a danger to your equipment, don't even get started!
You will be drooling over food, fashion, places, spaces,
quotes, etc.

If you want to follow me, become my Facebook 
friend by sending me an email and I will 
tell you my Facebook account then when you
get your Pinterest account or if you already
have one, we will be asked if we want to follow
each other on Pinterest and anything I "pin" will
come up on your main board.

(I added this after I posted, but now I have a
on my sidebar if you want to follow me.)

Now, back to these fabulous Cinnamon Roll Pancakes.

Recipe Girl stacked them 3 high and I just had to
follow suit for the photos, but they are so rich and
delicious you are going to be really lucky to
eat more than one.

You basically make a fluffy pancake and
then swirl in a butter, brown sugar and
cinnamon mixture.  When you flip it over
the cinnamon sugar melts and creates
as she describes,  "craters of crusty, sugary cinnamon."
Then, just to make it complete, you top it with a cream
cheese glaze!  Oh, it is even better than it looks.

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes Recipe

4 C. all-purpose flour
8 teaspoons baking powder
2 tsp. salt
4 C. milk
4 T. vegetable oil
4 large eggs, lightly beaten

Mix the dry ingredients in one bowl and the wet
ingredients in another bowl.  Stir them together 
until everything is moistened leaving a few lumps.

Cinnamon Filling
1 C. butter, melted
1 1/2 C. brown sugar, packed
 2 T. ground cinnamon

Mix the three ingredients together.  Place
in a disposable piping bag and snip the end
off or put in a Ziploc bag and snip the corner off.
(This will keep in the fridge so you can make them again
and again and again!)

Heat your griddle to 325 degrees.  You don't want
these too cook too quickly.  Make desired size
pancake on greased griddle and then using the
piping bag and starting at the center of the
pancake, create a cinnamon swirl.  Wait until
the pancake has lots of bubble before you try 
to turn it.  Yo will find that when you turn it
the cinnamon swirl will melt.  If you have your
griddle too hot, it will burn the cinnamon, so I
suggest 325.

  The cinnamon kind of melts out
and creates the craters which then fill perfectly
with the cream cheese glaze.

Cream Cheese Glaze
1/2 C. butter
4 oz. cream cheese
1 1/2 C. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

In a microwave safe bowl melt the
butter and cream cheese and then stir
together.  Whisk in the powdered sugar and
vanilla.  Add a little milk if needed to make
it a glaze consistency.

This was the feature on our Sunday Brunch
last week.

I will be featuring it on


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  1. Thanks for that! I'll have to think about the temptation that pinterest would open up. I struggle now to find the time to keep up!

  2. I am speechless! Wow these look good and I did see them on Pinterest. xo

  3. Dear oh dear ...those are delectable and Hi from a fellow Pinterest addict! Perfect for sleepless nights but seems to be frequented much more than that! It did help to expand my horizons on my take on colour though and am now doing a weekly post on colour thanks to Pinterest. There is loads of inspiration and thank you for your post of the pancakes!


  4. Oh yea, drool worthy! Love the shot of it bubbling on the grill! Thanks for this nice clear description of what Pinterest is all about Jacqueline, I was curious. Have fun with it:@)

  5. My gosh this looks delicious and I haven't had breakfast yet either! Thanks so much for explaining Pinterest. I have been hearing so much about it but have not yet really grasped what it was all about yet. This helps alot!

  6. Ugh,these pancakes look soooo good! I wonder if I could whip up a batch before taking the hubs to the airport....

  7. Going to Park City to our condo for 10 days...can't wait to make these for my sweet hubby!

  8. I recently signed up for Pinterest and love it! I'm having such fun browsing boards and have found many wonderful blogs this way. Those are the most scrumptious pancakes I've seen in a very long time. And the cream cheese is all I can say.

  9. you are killing me, i was going to walk a few miles this morn, now i am going to eat panacakes...

  10. That is food art! Thanks for the tips

  11. Oh, my Lord! Are you trying to make me fatter? :) These look more than wonderful! Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  12. These are such pretty pancakes! I have a Printerest account and would love to follow you! I put a link to follow me on Printerest in my blog posts. It is quite addicting, but fun!

  13. Your pancakes look delicious! I'd love to have some right now! They are really pretty, too. You are very good at creating beautiful things, Jacqueline.
    Blessings, Beth

  14. thanks for the hint about pinterest, i'll have to give it a look! anne

  15. These really do take pancakes up another level -- so beautiful and so are your pictures. I still haven't figured out the Pinterest stuff...Joni

  16. Looks yummy I most try this:-))

  17. I AM drooling over these! Your photos(and the pancakes) look amazing! Thanks for the mini Pinterest tutorial:)

  18. Definitely drooling all over this post! I love pancakes and cinnamon rolls. Will have to make these. ~ Sarah

  19. yes I will be making these...holy moly!

  20. My grandson is here for two weeks- he loves pancakes and I hope we get a chance to make these. They look so good! :)

  21. Cinnamon rolls and pancakes put together? What's not to love? Must try these very soon!

  22. I missed this! This is a def to make for the gkids! They look so sweet and delicious they make my teeth hurt! Good for your B. And Z as their teeth won't hurt as they are tooth impaired! :)

  23. OMG, I found the link to this on Pinterest this morning and jumped at the chance to make them right away. I am so glad I did. These are DELICIOUS!! I am considering getting a room with this pancakes, as I think I could show them a good time. ;)

  24. thanks for sharing the recipe...oh my gosh! I think I gained five pounds just reading it!!

  25. We made this for our breakfast dinner this week and LOVED IT!! I was worried it would be too sweet, but it was perfect. However, when I was making it I noticed your recipe is missing a number for the amount of cinnamon. Using the original posting I guessed it was 2 Tablespoons and did that. If you used something differnt let me know, but they did turn out great. Thanks for introducing a new recipe to our breakfast for dinner night :)

  26. I missed this post, and wanted to let you know that I also made them when I found them on Pinterest. Aren't they awesome?

  27. Oh. My. Word... I missed this post! Jain at FFT sent me over~ how utterly delicious & decadent! The best of both worlds, pancakes & cinnamon rolls :)

  28. I made these this morning when my kids asked for cinnamon rolls. They are VERY easy to make! They taste as good as they look, too! Only suggestion would be to squeeze the cinnamon mixture out til all the liquid is out & the true mixture is coming out. First one I didn't & it made the pancake runny. Still tasted great tho; just harder to turn. Oh, & I mixed powdered sugar & milk for our "icing."

  29. AWESOME! 11/10 Stars was what my family rated these pancakes! My only change is to NOT melt the butter forthe sugar/ cinamon mixture (the butter separates and it isn't as pretty). Instead soften the butter until almost melted -the cream with the brown sugar and cinamon in the baggie -this make perfect BEAUTIFUL pancakes. THANK YOU for this recipe!
    DELIGHTFUL -andmaybe our new christmas morning tradition!

  30. Is the "T" next to veg oil & cinnamon teaspoon?

  31. Thank you for sharing this recipe. When I lived in the US, cinnamon rolls were my fav. breakfast. But they are not available in Germany and I don't like to make things that include yeast dough. But this recipe tastes exactly like my memory and all things are available in German shops.

    So after 10 years you've given me back my fav. guilty pleasure.
    BTW - I found you on Pinterest!

  32. I made these for breakfast this morning, and they are sooooo good. I halved the recipe because otherwise it would have made too much for tasty. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. I just need to work on my swirling technique.

  33. Curious as to how many pancakes this recipe makes?? Just am estimate would be helpful. We have a small family and I wonder if we'll have lots left over. If anyone has an idea of how many this makes and could let me know, I would sure appreciate it! Thanks!!!

  34. These are sooo good! Thank for you for posting this recipe, I think this is going to be a great favorite in my home now...

  35. I didn't "know" you back in 2011 when this post came out. It's weird to see you explaining Pinterest!!! Now it's one of those things that just about everybody knows about! Funny the difference a few short years can make. I can't imagine my life without Pinterest now! I have so many cool things on my boards that really help me to stay organized, do projects, etc.

    Four cups of flour??!??!?!! This must be enough batter to feed a small 3rd world country!!! My goodness! I'm going to pin the recipe (of course!) and give these a try in the morning since Ramon doesn't have to go in to the hospital tomorrow. Maybe the fragrance of cinnamon will make him be extra nice to me, too!

    I know you're out cavorting across the Atlantic right now, but I wanted to leave a comment just the same. Take care!


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