Whether you want to make cinnamon pancakes or kick them up a notch by making cinnamon raisin pancakes, I have a recipe that is easy to follow and tastes amazing, especially if you serve it right.
A good cinnamon pancake recipe should be easy to follow and turn out great pancakes. Fortunately, cinnamon doesn’t change recipes up a whole lot, so this recipe isn’t a whole lot different than a regular pancake recipe. If you choose to put in raisins, that will change it up a little. The first recipe is for just cinnamon pancakes. Check further down the page for the cinnamon raisin pancake recipe variation.
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 ½ cups milk
1 egg, lightly beaten
3 tablespoons melted butter or vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
In a medium bowl, stir or sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.
In another bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, butter or oil, and vanilla. Whisk until it’s all thoroughly combined.
Pour the second bowl of wet ingredients over the first bowl of dry ingredients. Stir gently until thoroughly combined. A few lumps is okay. Don’t mix it too much! Put the bowl of batter in the fridge for at least 15 minutes, preferably longer, to let it rest and get nice and fluffy.
Preheat a griddle or pan to medium high heat. You might need to experiment with this a little. You may find medium heat to be a better temperature.
Pour about 1/4 cup of batter onto the griddle to form a pancake. Continue until the griddle is covered. Do not stir the batter, just scoop.
Let the pancakes cook for a minute or so until bubbles cover the surface and start to pop. Turn them over and brown on the other side.
Cinnamon Raisin Pancakes
This variation is fairly simple. Just do the step below before finishing the wet ingredients. Do this ahead of time for the best results.
In a bowl, whisk together the milk and egg. Add the raisins and let them soak for about an hour. This will plump them up and make them softer. I prefer softer raisins in my fluffy pancakes.
Now, follow the recipe same as above.
How to Service Cinnamon Pancakes
My favorite way to serve these is to make them like cinnamon bun pancakes or cinnamon roll pancakes. You can serve them with butter and syrup and they will taste great, but try this variation instead. It takes a little more time, but it’s worth it. Make this cinnamon bun icing ahead of time so it’s ready for the pancakes.
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon milk
Stir the butter and cream cheese together. An electric mixer will make this step a lot easier, but you can do it by hand. Then, add the vanilla. Stir in the sugar about 1/2 cup at a time. When it becomes too difficult to stir, add the milk. Finish adding the sugar and beat until smooth.
Pour the icing over the pancakes. Don’t pour too much because it is very sweet!