Oct 12
Cinnamon Streusel Pancakes5 Comments

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Can I let you in on a little secret? I don’t cook fancy breakfasts ever, I mean not even on the weekends. The only time that I make pancakes is when I have a snow day, banana walnut pancakes always make an appearance when I get off from work. Want to know the reason behind this secret? Conflicting eating schedules of Blair and I. We generally wake up around the same time on the weekends, but Blair is the type that needs to eat as soon as he gets up. As for me, I like to make my coffee, sip it slowly, and enjoy catching up on Internet life. So by the time I am ready for breakfast, Blair has already eaten, and is begging me to go on a run with him. Usually I end up scarfing down a yogurt so he doesn’t leave without me.

Blair let the cat out of the bag to my family a few weeks ago that I don’t make breakfast, and man did I get in trouble. My mom was shocked that I don’t make my hubby at least one nice breakfast on the weekend so I decided to change that. I couldn’t just make anything, it had to be a show-stopping meal. First of all I don’t know why haven’t I made pancakes with buttermilk before, and have been living on Bisquick my entire life. Hello fluffy pancakes, I have missed you for the last 28 years. Second, the brains behind this combination of amazingness have now become my heroes. And third, you can think of these pancakes as the perfect marriage between a crumb cake and a pancake. This was hands down the best breakfast I have ever had, and I am pretty sure I knocked the socks off of Blair. The only problem now is convincing him that we don’t need these every single weekend. Oy, that is going to be tough!

Cinnamon Streusel Pancakes
(Printable Recipe)

For the pancakes:
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons granulated 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

For the Cinnamon Streusel:
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into chunks

What you’ll do:
First, make the cinnamon streusel. In a medium bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter. Mix together with your hands, a fork, or a pastry tool until you have a crumbly mixture. Set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, soda, and salt. In a small bowl, whisk together buttermilk, eggs, oil, and vanilla. Add wet ingredients to the flour mixture and stir just until combined. Do not over mix, batter will be slightly lumpy. Heat a griddle or pan to medium low. Coat with cooking spray. Drop 1 cup of batter onto heated skillet. Add 2 tablespoons of the cinnamon streusel. Cook on the 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. Continue this process to make the rest of the pancakes. Serve warm with maple syrup and butter.

Source: Two Peas and their Pod, check out their site for a pumpkin version!

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5 Responses to Cinnamon Streusel Pancakes

  1. Lindsey says:

    I saw this on Two Peas and it sparked my interest but I kinda back-burner’ed it. This post puts it on my must-make list!

  2. Irishbaker says:

    These look delicious :)

  3. Ooooh- I am a sucker for streusel topping. Your pancakes look fab!

  4. Groverfam says:

    Umm! Can I say Yummy! My kids were delighted when they opened up their lunches and found these inside. They liked them so much they were thrilled to eat them for dinner the very same night. I asked my husband if they were worth making again and he just looked at me…uh, yeah! That’s good. I just made some streussel topping to keep in the fridge so I can throw these together on a whim whenever I want. thanks for sharing

  5. Kristin says:

    I made these this weekend. They were delicious. Smelled fabulous in the kitchen. Had some plain also, and they were great too!

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