A mom of four, wife, blogger, homebased business owner. Leigh Anne loves to spend time in the kitchen creating yummy treats for her family and friends. She also uses her vision, creativity, and time management skills to inspire women to create the life they want.

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Cinnamon Streusel Pancakes

As I was doing a little blog surfing a few weeks ago and I came across a recipe that stopped me in my tracks. I think I began drooling all over the key board immediately.

I was visiting over at Two Peas and their Pod. She had recreated an amazing cinnamon streusel pancake she had eaten while on a trip to Hollywood.

Streusel Topped Pancakes

I love pancakes and I love anything topped in streusel so I knew I would LOVE these pancakes and I was right. My family thought they were pretty amazing too.

Streusel Topped Pancakes

Now, they are definitely a special occasion kind of breakfast. I made them last Sunday morning because Sunday is always a special occasion at our house and a good reason for a special breakfast.

When mixing up the batter you want it to be lumpy – don’t over mix.Those little lumps of flour are actually good for the pancake!
Streusel Topped Pancakes

The recipe makes 6 BIG pancakes. I used a one cup measuring cup to pour my batter onto a well greased griddle.

Then cover the top with a couple of tablespoons of streusel topping.

Streusel Topped Pancakes

Let the pancake cook until the top forms bubbles (you’ll have to watch the edges and the majority is covered in streusel!)

Flip the pancake over and then load up the other side!
Streusel Topped Pancakes

Tessa enjoyed her pancake with real maple syrup but mine was plenty sweet just as it was! Love the crunch of the streusel on top!!
Streusel Topped Pancakes

Next time you want a special breakfast that will knock their socks off give this a try.

Cinnamon Streusel Pancake

Printable Recipe

2 C flour
2 Tbsp sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 C buttermilk
2 large eggs
1/4 C canola oil
1 tsp vanilla extract

Cinnamon Streusel:

1/2 C flour
1/2 C brown sugar, packed
1 tsp ground cinnamon
6 Tbsp cold unsalted butter, cut into chunks

First, make the cinnamon streusel. In a medium bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter. Use a pastry blender or a fork, until you have a crumbly mixture.

Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, soda, and salt. In another bowl, mix together the buttermilk, eggs, oil, and vanilla. Add wet ingredients to the flour mixture and stir just until combined. Batter will be lumpy.
Heat a griddle or pan to medium low. Coat well with cooking spray. Drop 1 cup of batter onto heated skillet. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of the cinnamon streusel on top of pancake. 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.
Serve warm with maple syrup and butter.
Makes 6 very large pancakes

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  2. Bonnie@WhatAboutPie 03/03/2011 at 7:59 am

    This is such a great idea! I can only imagine how these must taste! I will definitely give these a try next time I make pancakes!!! I think my kids and husband are going to love these!

  3. Cosette 03/02/2011 at 7:48 pm

    can not wait to try these pancakes on confrence weekend. My family will love them!

  4. Camie 03/02/2011 at 6:16 am

    YUM! Another recipe to put on my “to do” list!

  5. Dawn 03/02/2011 at 3:37 am

    Yum, I cannot get my family to eat breakfast for dinner. I remember loving it as a kid. Occasionally if I’m only cooking for myself I make oatmeal, but these pancakes look so good

  6. Marnie 03/01/2011 at 7:38 pm

    Oh, my! These sound positively decadent. I’m not usually a big pancake fan but I’m sure I could make an exception for these! Streusel anything always has my name on it. Thanks for sharing this one!

  7. Jessica H 03/01/2011 at 5:01 pm

    Oh, this sounds so yummy! I’m not usually much of a pancake person but these sound delicious. Maybe we’ll end up with pancakes for dinner! 😉

  8. Brittany 03/01/2011 at 4:46 pm

    I saw this recipe on your homebased mom blog and I just had to tell you these look delicious! I am now craving pancakes! 🙂

  9. Stephanie 03/01/2011 at 1:10 pm

    YUMMO…Can’t wait to try it! Thanks….Love your recipes, keep them coming.

  10. Rachel Jensen 03/01/2011 at 1:08 pm

    Excited to try them!

  11. Tamara 03/01/2011 at 12:41 pm

    Thanks for the heads up about National Pancake Day! This looks delicious! THANKS!

  12. Megan 03/01/2011 at 12:34 pm

    Those sound amazing! Do you think it would work with soured milk in place of the buttermilk or would that take away too much?

    • Leigh Anne @YourHomebasedMom 03/01/2011 at 12:40 pm

      I often used milk with some vinegar in it when I don’t have real buttermilk but I do think real buttermilk helps make things a bit moister.

  13. Debbie H. 03/01/2011 at 12:31 pm

    These look yummy! Thanks, Leigh Anne, for pointing me in this direction. I was looking for a fun dinner for tonight!

  14. Susan 03/01/2011 at 12:27 pm

    Looks delicious!!! I can almost taste them now! Thanks for the recipe.

  15. Jackie Christensen 03/01/2011 at 12:19 pm

    This sounds so good, you make it very
    hard for me to stay on my diet. Such
    fun recipe’s. Thank You

  16. S Summers 03/01/2011 at 9:19 am

    Leigh Anne – I’ve been following your blog for quite some time now, and I’ve tried several of your recipes. Your recipes are always a big hit with my family. I can’t wait to try this one. I love pancakes!

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