Saturday, January 09, 2016

Cabin Cooking: Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes

I've joined several homesteading memes. I get to share and receive lots of good ideas. Here's a recipe I found at Happiness is Homemade at A Peak into My ParadiseCinnamon Swirl Pancakes links back Christina's at it's a via Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker.

Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes

Make pancake batter using your favorite recipe or mix.

Cinnamon Sugar Swirl

1 stick butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
2 Tbsp cinnamon

The recipe says: In a microwave safe bowl, combine the butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon until smooth.  Microwave on high for 10 second increments until it is soft and can be squeezed through a pastry bag.

I don't have a microwave so I melted the butter in a pan, added the sugar and cinnamon, and cooked it on low until dissolved. I put the mixture in a Ziploc bag and snipped off the corner.

The recipe says: Pour the pancake batter onto a hot griddle. Squeeze the cinnamon mixture over the batter in a swirl shape.  When pancakes are lightly browned, flip and cook until done. Clean all of the sugar out of the pan before starting a second batch.

Cream Cheese Icing
2 cups powdered sugar
2 ounces cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla
4 Tbsp milk

The recipe says: Using a hand mixer blend until smooth. Pour the icing into another pastry or Ziploc bag. Squeeze it over the cooked pancakes.

I don't have a hand mixer either, so I used a sturdy whisk and it blended just fine. With bacon and coffee it made a hearty cabin breakfast for Wayne and me.

I cut the Cinnamon Sugar Swirl ingredients in half, but still ended up with too much. Later I made an apple crisp. I let the leftover sugar mixture warm to room temperature, added a small amount of flour, some quick cooking oats, and chopped pecans to make a crumble topping. It turned out perfect and I felt good about not wasting my ingredients. -- Margy


  1. Great recipe and I am sure it taste good.

  2. Lovely memories of pancakes. Sadly, with hubby's allergies, I can't make this!

    1. I'm lucky not to have many allergies, and none of them are food related. - Margy

  3. Looks awesome! Why don't you slip over here and make our breakfast!

    1. Seeing your neck of the woods makes it tempting. - Margy

  4. Sounds sinful! Cinnamon is one of my favorite spices (right after cayenne pepper), just bought a ginormous bottle at Costco last night. And cream cheese icing - don't get me started!

    1. I love cinnamon and put it in lots of cereals and baked products. We go to Costco in the States and lug stuff home. That's easier than stopping in Vancouver and cheaper than taking the ferry to Comox. - Margy

  5. Yummmmm - great recipe. I'd like some apple crisp too.

  6. Yum! It looks delicious!

  7. Yum is right. Sounds more like dessert than breakfast.


We welcome your comments and questions. - Wayne and Margy