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July 24th, 2008 · Print Print

There is a reason I have a *lot* of cinnamon recipes on my site.  That is because a certain fiance of mine would pick a cinnamon-themed recipe over any other recipe I can dream up.  He will readily admit this, so I don’t feel too bad putting it on the internet.  Maybe some of you have significant others who are similarly cinnamon-obsessed.

So, for instance, if you happen to be making brunch for your darling fiance, you might think, “he’d really like chocolate chip pancakes.” (YUM!)

No, apparently, he would not.  He would like cinnamon pancakes.  Not chocolate chip pancakes, not blueberry pancakes, not apple, banana or pumpkin pancakes.  Cinnamon pancakes.

So here they are, and maybe he was right, because they were good.  One thing I have learned the hard way about pancakes: low, low, low heat.  And, I mean, duh, right?  Who wants a seared pancake?  But my first pancake, cooked on medium heat, was raw in the middle and burned on the outside.  (Sigh).  By the third pancake, I was using the lowest heat setting my oven has — and, unfortunately, it has gas burners, so I often have trouble getting the heat low enough, but I think it worked fine here.

These turned out really well.  They were fluffy, yummy, and gone in about fifteen minutes — and that’s pretty much as good as it gets.  So if you know anyone who’s even remotely fond of cinnamon, I thoroughly recommend this recipe.

Cinnamon Pancakes

1 cup whole milk
1 cup plus 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tbsp sugar
1 egg
1 tbsp butter, melted

1. Combine all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Beat until smooth.
2. Heat a frying pan or skillet on the stovetop. Spray with cooking spray or grease with a little extra butter. Ladle out 1/4 cup of pancake batter at a time, and cook about 1 min on each side, flipping each pancake midway through. Repeat about eight times, until batter is gone.
5. Serve with maple syrup, honey or extra butter. Enjoy!

Makes about 6 large pancakes.


Tags: Breakfast and Brunch · food

61 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Alejandra // Jul 24, 2008 at 9:12 am

    I will definitely be making these for my boyfriend. He’s a big pancake fan and also loves cinnamon!> Yum!

  • 2 kishntell // Jul 24, 2008 at 10:10 am

    these look great!

  • 3 Iorek // Jul 24, 2008 at 10:30 am

    I prefer fresh seal, but these look like a good second choice.

  • 4 VeggieGirl // Jul 24, 2008 at 10:31 am

    Your fianc̩ has great taste Рcinnamon is a WONDERFUL addition to recipes/dishes!! Those pancakes look ridiculously scrumptious.

  • 5 Erin // Jul 24, 2008 at 10:32 am

    These look so delicious!  I love cinnamon and these look perfect!

  • 6 Heather // Jul 24, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    yum!  these look delicious!  and the heart is just adorable!!  lucky fiancee!

  • 7 holler // Jul 24, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    They do look very good and nice flvours too! I have to stop being so boring with pancakes :)

  • 8 Joy the Baker // Jul 24, 2008 at 6:41 pm

    gorgeous!  i’m pancake obsessed!  and you have to cook what you’re honey likes…. *shrug* you just have to!

  • 9 Christie @ fig&cherry // Jul 24, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    Great shot Katy! The icing sugar love heart is adorable.

  • 10 Susan from Food Blogga // Jul 24, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    How about cinnamon-chocolate pancakes? ;)

  • 11 Kitt // Jul 24, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    How pretty and delicious!

    I finally used the Haagen-Dazs certificate you sent. It worked out perfectly because I made my own vanilla honey ice cream using goat’s milk, and I wanted to do a taste comparison with commercial ice cream.

    The Haagen Dazs is quite yummy! The homemade is even yummier!

    I posted some pictures here.

    Thanks again!

  • 12 Claire // Jul 24, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    Yum!  I love cinnamon, too.  I think that cinnamon BLUEBERRY would be divine!  My dad is an expert pancake maker and they way he does it to ensure a good pancake is to 1 – be sure the pan is hot enough…test the pan by flicking some water on it.  If it sizzles…it’s ready.  2 – Put the batter on the pan.  When the edges look a bit set and the top of the pancake has bubbles all over it, flip.  3 – only do the other side a little bit…30 sec-1 min.  Mmm!  I find this is “easier” than just timing it.  These look great no matter how you decide to cook it!

  • 13 grace // Jul 25, 2008 at 3:33 am

    your fiance and i would get along fine–i’m fully devoted to cinnamon and prefer cinnamon pancakes above all others.  these sound sensational.
    oh, and i’m pretty sure the first pancake never works out–i’ve taken to calling it the sacrificial pancake. :)

  • 14 Bridget // Jul 25, 2008 at 7:59 am

    Hi!  I just found you through Tastespotting!  Love the heart on the pancakes!  These are going into my “must make” file! :) Thanks!

  • 15 Jeanine // Jul 25, 2008 at 8:12 am

    Those pancakes look really yummy! Funny, the things we’ll cook for the man in our lives. :)

  • 16 sue bette // Jul 25, 2008 at 8:33 am

    These look great! I have had a lot of pancake failure and I am still trying to get my technique down – looking forward to giving this recipe a try!

  • 17 Katie // Jul 25, 2008 at 10:53 am

    I love cinnamon and these look great! But I would need more than 6!

  • 18 Patricia Scarpin // Jul 25, 2008 at 11:57 am

    I’m all for recipes with cinnamon, Katy – these are tempting!

  • 19 katy // Jul 25, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    Thanks everyone!!!

    Grace — I agree completely — crepes are the same way!

    Kitt — Yay — glad you liked it!  Your honey vanilla ice cream looks awesome!

  • 20 sumati // Jul 27, 2008 at 3:54 am

    mini, nice recipe, i’ll try it. thanks for sharing.

  • 21 Bren@Flanboyant Eats // Jul 27, 2008 at 11:17 am

    Donald over at Mr. Orph’s keep talking about you, so I decided to come back.

    Love the ‘cakes. One of my fave bfast food… I just don’t like cooking for myself and making only two would be such a shame!

    Nice work.

  • 22 Elle // Jul 27, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    Gorgeous!  And the first pancake is always a wash out till you get going.  They look so good!

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  • 25 Jackie // Aug 6, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    I would like to know if I can replace the milk with buttermilk and do I have to add baking soda, if so how much baking soda.

  • 26 katy // Aug 8, 2008 at 11:06 am

    Jackie — You can definitely use buttermilk!  Replace 1/2 tsp of baking powder with baking soda, so use 1 1/2 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp baking soda.

    BTW, everyone, the comment from “Iorek” was my crazy fiance, who has just finished reading The Golden Compass.  He gets mad when I delete his comments, even if they’re nuts.  So I left this one up. :-)

  • 27 Jayme // Sep 6, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    Those were REALLY good pancakes!  We loved them!!

  • 28 sara angel // Sep 26, 2008 at 10:12 am

    i am a huuuuge fan of pancakes. and cinnamon. i want to try these today because it is pancake day!

  • 29 Diane // Oct 9, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    I have four small boys that now request these pancakes regularly.  They’re really delicious.

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    I’ve been on a waffle and pancake kick.  These are going on my to-make list.

  • 32 Angie // Feb 6, 2009 at 6:59 am

    I’ve tried the recipe and it turned out gr8.. thanx 4 sharing..

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  • 34 Kelley // Apr 26, 2009 at 6:46 am

    These were great!!!  I had to use skim milk (didn’t have any whole milk) and they were just fine.  Wouldn’t recommend skim milk to fluffy, thick pancake fans, though.  I’m afraid my 8 year-old is addicted now!!!

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  • 37 Krista King // Jun 14, 2009 at 6:18 am

    I just came across your website and I am so hooked!  I made these pancakes for a big family breakfast we had yesterday and they were a hit! Absolutely fluffy and oh so tasty!  I did brown sugar instead of regular because I’m a sugary girl like that but these were my favorite by far. I am so hooked on all your recipes!  Can’t wait to try more! Keep ‘em comin’!

  • 38 Shannon // Jun 21, 2009 at 10:06 am

    I made these pancakes yesterday for breakfast because I had a huge craving for cinnamon pancakes.  These were even better than the pancake house down the street that originally got me hooked on cinnamon pancakes.  I added a bit of ground cloves to the batter and it added a deeper layer of flavor that was to die for.  I love your blog and I’m looking forward to trying more of your recipes.

  • 39 Chrisje // Jul 29, 2009 at 10:55 am

    Hey there,

    I absolutely love this website. Your pictures look stunning, are very appealing and sometimes even abit overwhelming, and you’ve got a writingstyle that I can really relate to (not to mention the fact that you’re using the same font as I do, haha).

    Keep up the good work :)

  • 40 Caitlin - Roaming Tales // Aug 22, 2009 at 10:30 am

    Even better than making them for your significant other is having your significant other make them for you! My husband has made them for me twice now – yum! Thanks for the recipe.

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  • 42 k // Feb 7, 2010 at 9:52 am

    These pancakes SUCK. The mix ended up like paste before even attempting to cook them. As soon as they hit the pan, they where mounds of dried paste on the outside and mush on the inside. I threw them out. What a waste of time.

  • 43 fatima // Feb 28, 2010 at 7:03 am

    they look just great. can’t wait to try my own

  • 44 Joe // May 22, 2010 at 11:29 am

    Making these for my girlfriend and I as I smoke a nice maduro cigar; excellent afternoon breakfast!

  • 45 Army Guy // Jun 26, 2010 at 11:32 am

    This recipe came out better than anticipated. I’ll agree with K, the batter looked very paste like, but using flour vs a commercial mix tends to do that. I even subbed using light soy milk, splenda, and added a tsp of cocoa and nutmeg. I feel they accent cinnamon perfectly. Do keep the heat low but warm enough so the batter doesn’t run all over. I am a fan of cast iron as well and well let’s just say this is my new favorite pancake recipe. They were so fluffy it was almost like eating cake. Key point, make sure the milk is not room temp or ice cold and remember elevation and such do effect how you cook. The more you whip the more air is created in the batter causing fluffier pancaked. Enjoy this recipe everyone! Hooah!

  • 46 Bri // Aug 24, 2010 at 11:56 am

    Thanks for the great recipe!  I just blogged about these and linked back to your blog.  If that’s a problem, just let me know and I can take it down.

  • 47 amcoco // Apr 21, 2011 at 9:40 am

    These were great! My 8-year-old had a friend over for a sleepover last night, and she (the friend) requested cinnamon pancakes for breakfast. I’d never made them before, so I hit the ‘net in search of a recipe. Made these along with some cinnamon whipped cream for topping, and everyone loved it (me included :D). My daughter’s friend said they were the best pancakes she’d ever tasted!

  • 48 Ben // Apr 23, 2011 at 3:21 am

    Thanks for the recipe. I tried it and the pancakes turned out great.

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    I made these pancakes for breakfast today. They were so good, I blogged about them too!

  • 52 Keith // Dec 24, 2011 at 11:48 am

    Yum, just made these for me and my 2 little girls. Everyone agrees that they were great, thanks for posting the recipe!! I might just have to make them again tomorrow for Christmas morning breakfast.

    By the way, not sure why the one guy said the mix was like paste, my batter was easy to scoop and the pancakes were very fluffy even though I tend to overcook my pancakes.

  • 53 Kay // Jan 8, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    First tine I made it I accidentally put in 2 tablespoons of baking powder and they were flat. Just made them again today with the correct amount and they were nice and fluffy. I added an additional 3/4 tsp of vanilla essence and it brought the taste out well.

    To the guy who had bad mix, perhaps you missed an ingredient or measured wrongly. Everyone else has excellent results.

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    Thank you so much! Made this for my sister’s birthday, she said they were the best pancakes in the world!! There wasn’t enough for me to try, but I’m cooking them again because friends and family are here :)

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