Delicious Eggnog Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Eggnog Cinnamon Roll Pancakes
Eggnog Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Hi friends!

As the holidays creep closer and closer, all I can think about is Christmas morning breakfast. It’s kind of a big deal at our house, and this year, I’m in charge! Truthfully, I’m a little nervous because my fam is SUPER picky (yes, y’all really are!). But I’m also really excited. This is totally the kind of thing I can handle being the boss of.

Eggnog Cinnamon Roll Pancakes
Eggnog Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Especially when I have eggnog cinnamon roll pancakes as my side kick 😉

Yeah. Eggnog Cinnamon Roll PANCAKES.

Let the awesomeness sink in a bit; I’ll wait.

Eggnog Cinnamon Roll Pancakes
Eggnog Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

You back? Cool. So, let’s chat about these beauties, eh?

Where to begin…

Ok. How about the eggnog part? It plays the part milk/buttermilk normally does, and I must say it is a true star in its role. The nog adds moisture, yes. But flavor, too. Lots and lots of dreamy, creamy, dreamy flavor. Pardon the double dreamy… I just ate these pancakes like 5 minute ago so I’m kinda pancake whipped right now.

Eggnog Cinnamon Roll Pancakes
Eggnog Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Moving on! To the cinnamon roll part, of course! I actually got the idea and inspiration to make these pancakes after I made (and fell deeply in love) with these eggnog cinnamon roll muffins. I figured, hey – if they made my life happy in muffin form, why not up the ante and transform the fabulous flavor combo into pancakes? I mean, is there a happier food out there than pancakes?

…maybe pizza. Maaaaaaaaybe! But that’s later this week 😉

Eggnog Cinnamon Roll Pancakes
Eggnog Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

After a few trial runs, I finally found the perfect recipe. One that produces a light and fluffy eggnog flavored interior while also boasting a crispy cinnamon swirled exterior just begging to be drenched in a cream cheese drizzle. I mean, BOOM!

I hope you guys are having an awesome weekend! xo

How To Make Eggnog Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Eggnog Cinnamon Roll Pancakes
Eggnog Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Ingredients

For the Eggnog Pancakes 

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

4 tablespoons brown sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup eggnog

2 large eggs

3 tablespoons butter, melted plus butter for the pan

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Cinnamon Swirl 

3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

1/3 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

For the Cream Cheese Icing

4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature

1 tablespoon eggnog

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

3/4 cup powdered sugar

Instructions:

For the eggnog pancakes & Cinnamon Swirl

In a large bowl mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.

In a small bowl whisk together the eggnog, eggs, 3 tablespoons of melted butter, and vanilla; add to flour mixture, whisking until smooth.

Melt 1 – 2 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Ladle 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake into the hot pan. Cook pancakes for 2 to 3 minutes, or until tops are covered with bubbles and edges look cooked. Quickly swirl with cinnamon swirl mixture, then turn and cook on the other side for another 1 – 2 minutes. Repeat procedure with remaining batter, adding additional butter to the pan when needed.

For the Cream Cheese Icing

In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese and butter at medium-high speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Add eggnog and vanilla. Gradually beat in confectioners sugar and cinnamon, beating until well combined. Drizzle over pancakes.

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