Friday, October 5, 2012

Crockpot Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Look at my attempt at food art...and don't tell me you don't have one of those delicious bottles of syrup. 

The first time I saw that one could make pancakes in a crockpot, I about flipped. What? No way. But Stephanie, from A Year of Slow Cooking, posted a recipe for Crockpot Pancakes. And it's a winner in our house.

Now, let me get this straight, first. It doesn't come out like flat circles. It's more of a scone-like dish. The reason why we call it "pancakes" is because you use pancake mix to make it. Also, this recipe can take anywhere from 2 1/2 hours to make or as long as 6 hours. So it's a good recipe to start right after school for brinner, or you can have it on while you are at work. The longer it is in, though, the more scone-like it is. So now that you've been warned, let's get to today's recipe.

Crockpot Cinnamon Roll Pancakes
 Ingredients: note: the first 9 ingredients is a double amount of My Go-To Pancakes

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour {you can use just all purpose if you want, but I like to add wheat to my breads as much as possible} 
  • 7 tsp {or 2 1/3 Tbsp} baking powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 4 tsp vanilla 
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp cinnamon 

1. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
2. In a small bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla.
3. Combine the mixed dry and mixed wet ingredients.
4. In another small bowl, mix together the brown sugar and cinnamon. 
Pancake mix on the left, brown sugar and cinnamon mix on the right. 
5. Spray your crockpot with cooking spray. DO THIS. 
6.  Pour about 1/3 of your pancake batter into your crock. 
7. Sprinkle about half of the cinnamon/sugar mixture on top. 

8. Repeat once, but leave about 1 Tbsp of the cinnamon/sugar mixture. 
9. For the last step, add the rest of the pancake batter and then sprinkle the last Tbsp of cinnamon/sugar on top. 
10. Cover and cook on HIGH for 2-3 hours or on LOW for 6 hours. Just make sure that you stick a knife in it to make sure it's done in the middle. 

When it is time to serve, each piece should have a few layers of pancake mix and gooey cinnamon/sugar. It almost tastes like those friendship breads people always have going around at Christmas. Check out the layers in the pic below: 

I'm telling you, my sons were all "mmmm"ing and "Oh man"ing while eating this. And we actually had enough to serve for breakfast the next morning. JUST AS GOOD. 

You MUST try this. Super easy, and super yummy. 

1 comment:

  1. I was looking for this recipe that didn't require Bisquick. Although I do use it in many recipes I wanted to make this from scratch. Thank you so much for posting it. I added cranberries to mine because, well, I tend to add cranberries to just about everything. It's in the crockpot now and seems to be doing just what it's supposed to. I just wanted to say Howdy and have a splendid day. Oh, I shared it on my facebook page too.