Meet Melissa from No. 2 Pencil!

We are so excited to have Melissa from No. 2 Pencil with us today, for our very first guest post.  We "met" Melissa through an online group for other bloggers like ourselves and were immediately drawn to her blog because of her awesome pictures, yummy sounding recipes, and amazing crafts.  She has a completely adorable family, and clearly is one talented woman!   Ok, enough of me gushing about Melissa - we'll just let her introduce herself and her blog to you!
Cinnamon Roll Pancakes
Cinnamon Roll Pancakes
Hello friends of The Pinterest Project, I'm Melissa and I blog over at No. 2 Pencil. I am so excited to be here today, and I am honored to be Jamie and Miranda's very first guest post.  Today, I am sharing a super decadent and delicious recipe for
Sour Cream Cinnamon Roll Pancakes, with a Maple Coffee Glaze. 

It's a tender fluffy pancake, swirled with buttery cinnamon and sugar, finished with a maple coffee glaze that is to die for. It would make the perfect breakfast for Father's Day!

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Let's start by making the cinnamon filling, this way it has a chance to cool before going into the pancakes. Melt 4 tablespoons of butter in the microwave and add to mixing bowl. Then add 1/4 cup of dark brown sugar, 2 tablespoons of white sugar and 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon and stir together. 

Fold a quart size plastic baggie over a small cup, that way you can easily pour the cinnamon sugar mixture into the baggie. Close the baggie well and set aside to cool. 

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

To make the pancake batter, add flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt to a large mixing bowl, and whisk to combine dry ingredients. Then add sour cream, melted and cooled butter, lightly beaten egg, and milk, and stir together.  

The pancake batter will be nice and thick, this is good. We want the pancakes to be fluffy, and thick = fluffy, at least when it comes to pancakes! Use your 1/4 cup measuring cup, slightly less than full, to add batter to the hot griddle. 

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Let the pancakes set up on the griddle for about 2 minutes, then it is time to add the cinnamon sugar swirl. Snip just a small corner of your cinnamon sugar baggie. We are going to use the baggie like a pastry bag to make a swirl in the pancake. To make the swirl, push the tip of your baggie into the batter, and carefully swirl the mixture into the pancake batter. Don't just swirl the mixture on top of the pancake, it needs to be in the batter to make the signature cinnamon roll look. 

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Try not to get too close to the edge of the pancakes with the swirl, or the cinnamon sugar mixture will run off. You can see in the picture, I got a little close to the edge on the center bottom pancake, and the mixture is starting to melt off the pancake. 

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Use a wide spatula and quickly turn the pancakes when the underside is golden brown. Mine took about 7 minutes before they were ready to flip. You will see a bit of the filling coming out around the sides. This is fine! It just means the cinnamon and sugar is getting all yummy and caramelized.

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Once the pancakes are cooked, about 7 minutes on the first side, and 5 on the second side, remove them with a large spatula sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Turn them onto the plate swirl side up. Work quickly when removing the pancakes, once the cinnamon sugar mixture cools on your spatula, the pancakes will start to stick. 

Before cooking the next batch of pancakes, wipe all cinnamon sugar filling from the griddle and use a new spatula, or clean all the cinnamon and sugar from your spatula so it won't stick to the new batch. 

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Oh my goodness, swirly cinnamon perfection! You can serve with warm maple syrup, or go over the top with a maple coffee glaze. To make the glaze, combine 1 cup of powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon of maple extract, 2 tablespoons of heavy cream and 1 tablespoon of coffee.  Seriously, this glaze is life changing. 

Sour Cream Cinnamon Roll Pancakes, with Maple Coffee Glaze
by Melissa at No. 2 Pencil

Makes 12 pancakes

Cinnamon Sugar Filling

4 tablespoons of melted butter
1/4 cup of firmly packed dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons of sugar
1 teaspoon of cinnamon


1 cup of all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons of sugar
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt
1 cup of sour cream
1/4 cup of milk
4 tablespoons of melted butter
1 egg, lightly beaten

Maple Coffee Glaze

1 cup of powdered sugar
2 tablespoons of heavy cream
1 tablespoon of brewed coffee
1 teaspoon of maple extract

I love making these pancakes, they are like a shortcut to homemade cinnamon rolls. I'm pretty sure you and your family will love them too! If you like this recipe, I hope you come and visit my family and me at No. 2 Pencil. I like to share creative DIY projects and recipes. 

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Thank you so much for having me Miranda and Jamie! 

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Melissa, thank YOU for sharing your time and talents with us today - I KNOW my boys would love those delicious pancakes.  And TPP readers, make sure to visit Melissa's blog, check out her projects/recipes above (Vintage Word Art?!!!)  and show her a little love :)

~jamie & miranda