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Cinnamon Griddle Cakes Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Cinnamon Griddle Cakes

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"A yummy and simple breakfast food, and a simple substitute to making cinnamon rolls. Delicious cinnamon biscuits that are baked on the griddle! "

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    25 mins


  1. In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and cinnamon.
  2. In a separate large bowl, beat together eggs, milk, corn syrup, butter and vanilla extract. Stir in the flour mixture.
  3. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium low heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.
  4. While pancakes are cooking, mix the icing. Combine confectioners' sugar, vanilla extract and enough milk to make a liquid frosting. Drizzle frosting on hot pancakes before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 24, 2010

This is for the pancakes only. I used buttermilk and cut back the cinnamon to a tsp. because I served it with Absolute Best Pancake Syrup, also from this site. I'm one of those that kept the corn syrup in and kept the baking powder at it's original four tbsp. I made the batter last night and cooked it on my griddle this morning. I had no problems. It spread nicely and cooked evenly. My whole family loved these pancakes, especially with the syrup. The pancakes cooked up incredibly fluffy. I was pleasantly surprized. It really does taste like a cinnamon roll. This recipe's a keeper. EDITED REVIEW: I "sift" the ingredients together with a wisk before adding all the wet, which I've also whisked all together in a smaller bowl. This prevents overmixing. If you make this the night before, like I do, let it sit out a bit before you spoon it on the griddle. This made nine large pancakes. NOTE: Adding chopped crisp bacon to this was a genius idea. It was so good it should be illegal. We ate every single pancake.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 07, 2010

These were just passably okay for me. I wasn't impressed for a number of reasons. The batter, and the resulting pancakes, are thick, heavy - not nearly as light, fluffy and springy as I would have liked. And rather than being pleasantly spiced with cinnamon, it was almost cinnamon overkill, which left a not-so-pleasant cinnamon overkill aftertaste. I did make the powdered sugar syrup, which was actually sort of nice, but to tell you the truth, I think I'd rather have the cinnamon in IT rather than in the pancakes! Fun to try, and probably could be tweaked to be made better (a little more melted butter and milk, a little less baking powder and cinnamon) but I wasn't thrilled enough with these to try and give it another shot.

Feb 17, 2008

It's very easy to make this recipe with much less sugar! Leave off the corn syrup (ugh - corn syrup) and don't prepare the topping. If the batter seems a bit thick because you left off the corn syrup, just stir in an additional tablespoon of milk. I made these cakes in this fashion and used a sugar-free syrup as a topping. It was so yummy! Thank you for a great inspirational recipe!

Aug 14, 2008

Per the picture, I was expecting pancakes. But, these puffed up more than regular 'cakes and "Biscuits" is a more appropriate choice of word. Skipped the corn syrup, used the extra TBS of milk, and GOBS more cinnamon. The husband, who usually isn't dazzled by breakfast said, "You toss some raisins in and these would be EXACTLY like the biscuits you used to get at Hardee's". Adding to the paper box!

Jul 23, 2003

Great Pancakes! My family was praising me this morning with their mouths full (where have their manners gone?)!!! Everyone liked them. We too poured maple syrup over all, just like a pancake but they do have the taste of a cinnamon roll. I added a little extra cinnamon to taste. Otherwise, didn't change a thing! Thanks Emily!

Feb 26, 2009

My kids' breakfast of choice is pancakes so we are always looking for new pancake recipes. These were a HUGE hit! Typically, my kids each eat most or all of one plate-size pancake. This morning, they each ate TWO each! I asked if they were especially hungry and they replied, "No, these were just extra good!" Per the suggestion of other reviewers, I omitted corn syrup (didn't have)and added an extra teaspoon of cinnamon. I made the icing and was glad I did. The kids really enjoyed the change from regular maple syrup. Be careful though, you don't need to use much. Try this recipe; you'll be glad you did.

Aug 13, 2006

Although this recipe is delicious, it's so very high in sugar! If there was some way to alter the recipe so that one didn't get a sugar buzz (and crash) after eating it, the recipe would be a five-star.

May 27, 2007

Best. Pancakes. Ever.


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  • Calories
  • 330 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 59.5 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol
  • 64 mg
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 7.9 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 5.2 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 401 mg
  • 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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