• Pancakes
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted or canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons warm water
  • Filling
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • Icing
  • 4 tablespoons softened butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4-6 tablespoons milk

Shut your mouth! No, really, that’s what my husband had to do when he walked in the door this evening to find Alexander and I experimenting with this recipe! What a happy boy he was when he realized that my Buttermilk Pancakes were becoming something like his favorite snack … a cinnamon roll.

Prepare yourself for pure delight, sounds of glee, and second and third requests! I first saw this recipe when looking through some of Recipe Girl’s photographs. To say that I was delighted to see such a creation is an understatement. Alex and I decided to create our version and share it with all of you!

Pancake Batter

In a large bowl whisk together egg, melted butter, sugar and buttermilk.

In a small bowl combine flour, baking powder, soda and salt. Add to wet mixture and combine just into mixed. Thin with water. Set aside while you make the cinnamon filling and icing.

For the filling

In a small saucepan melt together butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Place in a bowl and set side to cool for a few minutes. Once cool, place in a freezer bag.

For the icing:

Combine all four ingredients. Set aside.

Note: We sometimes put fresh orange zest in our icing. This would be a great addition in this recipe, too!

Cut the tip of your freezer bag with the cinnamon filling in it.

Spray a cast iron skillet with non-stick cooking spray. Pour batter in the pan (desired size) and swirl the cinnamon filling around your buttermilk pancake. Turn once bubbles form and cook for one more minute or until golden brown. Drizzle icing over top and get your fork ready!

Note; I was between categorizing this recipe as a breakfast treat. We have a debate. Is this breakfast or dessert? What do you think?

It is delicious whatever way you call it!