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Cinnamon Streusel Pancakes

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Wow!  These Cinnamon Streusel Pancakes are light, but super sugar-y and rich. And I don’t mean that in a bad way. They truly are absolutely delicious. I didn’t even make it through one because I felt like I was eating dessert, but here’s the thing… Sometimes you NEED to just give in and make something sweet and amazing for yourself. I think these would be awesome for Christmas Morning or the 4th of July. Wouldn’t they?
I know you are all going to adore these like we did so hurry and make them tomorrow, then report back to me about what you thought. Woohoo!!!!

Can You Make Pancake Batter Ahead Of Time?

You can make pancake and waffle batter ahead of time.

After combining all ingredients, place batter in a container with a tight lid.

Store in refrigerator until you are ready to use.

Baking powder can lose some of its potency overnight, so you may want to stir in a little more baking powder just before cooking.

Remove the batter from the refrigerator and let it warm up a little before cooking the pancakes.

Why Are Pancakes Flat?

Flat pancakes are a result of overcooking, or improper preparation of the batter.

Pancake batter should be somewhat thick and not runny.

Too much liquid in the batter will cause pancakes to be flat.

Over mixing the batter will result in flat pancakes.

Pancake batter should be stirred together just until all the dry ingredients are incorporated.

It’s ok to still have a few little lumps of flour in the batter.

When cooking pancakes, flip the pancake when the bubbles that form on top are beginning to pop.

How Do You Know When To Flip A Pancake?

 You should flip a pancake when the bubbles pop and form holes that stay open on the surface of the pancake.

Cinnamon Streusel Pancakes

Cinnamon Streusal Pancakes

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes
Servings: 6 large pancakes



  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Cinnamon Streusel:

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter cut into chunks


  • Start by making the cinnamon streusel.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter.
  • Mix together with a fork, until the mixture is crumbly.
  • Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, soda, and salt.
  • In a separate small bowl, whisk together buttermilk, eggs, oil, and vanilla.
  • Add wet ingredients to the flour mixture and stir just until combined. Do not over mix, batter will be slightly lumpy.
  • Heat a griddle medium low.
  • Spray with nonstick spray.
  • Drop 1 cup of batter onto heated skillet.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of the cinnamon streusel.
  • Cook on the first side until bubbles begin to form, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Carefully flip pancake over and cover very generously with cinnamon streusel.
  • Cook for another 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Continue this process to make the rest of the pancakes.
  • Serve warm with butter.
Nutrition Facts
Cinnamon Streusal Pancakes
Amount Per Serving (1 pancake)
Calories 517
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 95.8mg32%
Carbohydrates 66.8g22%
Fiber 1.6g7%
Sugar 26.2g29%
Protein 10.3g21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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carrian feik cheney oh sweet basil

Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

And this family especially loves to eat.

They love everything from the keep you fit and healthy to the get out your sweat pants indulgent and everything in between.

But most of all, they love the memories made, shared and treasured and it’s all thanks to a meal shared together with loved ones.

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  • I've wanted to make these since I saw them at Maria's too. So decadent!

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  • They look good – doing them tonight!


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  • i found this recipe there too! And I just forget about making them…so thanks for another reminder!

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  • i found this recipe there too! And I just forget about making them…so thanks for another reminder!

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