Recipe by Linda
"This takes the cinnamon cake one step further and is the perfect Christmas-morning breakfast. You'll find using a pre-made mix makes it even easier."
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pancake mix (such as Krusteaz®)
1 (15 ounce) can
cold water, or as needed
white chocolate chips
I happened to be out of white chocolate chips, I used Hershey's cinnamon chips. Instead of stirring them into the batter, I sprinkled a little over the batter after I ladled it onto the griddle. I also increased the pecans a touch. I did not try these myself but I got double thumbs up from both kids. They asked for seconds and for me to make these tomorrow.
I want to give this recipe 5 stars for the flavor, but I almost want to subtract a star because, at least in my experience, the amount of water called for is way way too low. I made this recipe using Bisquick mix and substituting additional white chocolate chips for the pecans to make them more toddler friendly. When I initially mixed the batter I used the 1/2 cup water called for and the batter was very thick. So I added additional water as suggested, about 3-4 tablespoons. It was still pretty thick, but I thought maybe that was how it was supposed to be. However, when I cooked the first ones I knew the thickness was a bad thing as I had heavy cakes that were done on the outside and raw in the middle. So I mixed in more and more water until the consistency was better, which ended up being more than 1 cup of extra water (1.5 - 2 cups total). After all that extra mixing the pancakes were pretty tough, although the flavor was divine. I feel that the recipe should start with at least 1 cup of water and then add more as needed. I will make these often and will add more water to start with and reduce the amount of mixing I had to do this time.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Christmas Griddle Cakes
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 184
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