Cinnamon Roll Pumpkin Pancakes
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My cinnamon swirl pancake recipe is great! Cinnamon roll pumpkin pancakes make the perfect weekend breakfast! They are an excellent sweet treat and a great holiday breakfast.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 3 tablespoon buttermilk powder* (read below)
  • 2 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup of pumpkin puree
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoon dark brown sugar
*Buttermilk powder can be found in (most) grocery stores, either in the baking aisle with the powdered and canned milk products or in the organic section. It can be used as a buttermilk substitute when water is added. Here it gives the pancake that nice buttermilk tang by just adding the powder. It is optional in this recipe and they will turn out just fine without!
For the Swirl:
  • 6 tablespoon butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  1. To make the swirl, microwave butter, brown sugar and cinnamon for about 40-50 seconds until just melted.
  2. Whisk and place into a zip lock bag… let it cool just enough so it’s piping consistency.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl whisk milk, pumpkin, vinegar, vanilla and brown sugar together.
  4. In a separate bowl sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, and spices.
  5. Whisk into wet ingredients.
  6. On a hot oiled griddle or non-stick frying pan scoop batter (you pick your pancake size).
  7. Snip the tip off your zip lock bag and pipe a swirl on top of your pancake as its cooking (picture shown above).
  8. As the pancake bubbles around the edges its time to flip it.
  9. When your pancake is done… remove it from the pan carefully so as not to lose your cinnamon swirl. You can always flip it out to avoid scraping your swirl off…
  10. Enjoy it topped with butter and maple syrup, if you’d like. I did a cinnamon sugar dusting over buttered pancakes.
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