Sunday, March 13, 2011

cinnamon streusel pancakes with cinnamon syrup

It was very fortunate that I made Irish soda bread last week and had some buttermilk left over for this recipe. These pancakes are delicious!!! Really, really delicious! Buttermilk reminds me of my grandpa who turned 90 earlier this month. He loves buttermilk. He recently stayed with my parents after slipping on some ice outside the St. George temple and fractured his shoulder. My mom said she couldn't keep up with his consumption of buttermilk! My grandpa may be 90 but I'll always think of him being in his 60's. Back to the pancakes- you'll want to make these as soon as you can!

cinnamon streusel pancakes with cinnamon syrup
pancakes (from Leigh Anne Wilke's at Today's Mama, Portland):
2 cups flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups buttermilk
2 large eggs
1/4 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (I used 1/2 teaspoon almond extract)

1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into chunks

First make the cinnamon streusel. In a medium bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter. Use a pastry blender or a fork, until ou have a crumbly mixture. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, soda and salt. In another bowl, mix together the buttermilk, eggs, oil, and vanilla. Add wet ingredients to the flour mixture and stir just until combined. Batter will be lumpy.
Heat a griddle or pan to medium low. Coat well with cooking spray. Drop 1 cup of batter onto heated skillet. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of the cinnamon streusel on top of pancake. Cook ont he first side until bubbles begin to form, about 2-3 minutes. Carefully flip pancake over and cover very generously with cinnamon streusel. Cook for another 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm with cinnamon syrup. Makes 6 very large pancakes (I was able to make 10).

cinnamon syrup (blog: See Jane in the Kitchen)
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup water
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 (5 ounce) can evaporated milk (you may omit if you don't have it on hand)

In a saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup, water and cinnamon. Bring to a boil over medium heat and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes. Stir in evaporated milk.


  1. YUM! I made these tonight for dinner.

  2. I think we're going to have to have them again soon!