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Mini Pancake Cinnamon Rolls, Cinna-Maple Drizzle

cinna buns

cinna-bun-pancakes!

These Mini Pancake Cinnamon Rolls with a Cinna-Maple Drizzle are a fun new way to enjoy a “pancake” breakfast – make them into kid-approved Cinnamon Rolls! I had a memory of being a kid and loving to roll up my pancakes and stick them on my fork. They looked like lovely pancake roses or silly snail spirals. Wee, this is a fun recipe that kids can assemble all by themselves once mom or dad set-up the proper food tools. Pancakes have never been so silly-licious! Get my recipe and step-by-step “how-to” slide show! Have a fun yummy weekend morning..

Cinna Bun Pancakes

Cinna Bun Pancakes

Fruit Kabobs too! This recipe is fun when paired with fruit kabobs. For the kabobs, you basically need to slice up chunks of colorful fruit and toss them in lemon or lime juice. Kids that are big enough to handle a wooden toothpick or skewer can make their own fruit kabobs – and even dip the fruit in some of the leftover Cinna-Maple Drizzle!

Mini Pancake Cinnamon Rolls, Cinna-Maple Drizzle

What you’ll need (I used vegan ingredients – but you can use either version:

a stack of thin pancakes – you’ll make about 4 mini buns per pancake
Drizzle:
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup vegan sour cream OR cream cheese (or a mix of both)
1/2 cup vegan butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
(fruit kabobs on the side- optional)

To make “Cinnamon Buns” – see slide show below!..


  • Kid-Friendly Cinna Buns 1 of 18
    Kid-Friendly Cinna Buns
  • Grab your thin pancake 2 of 18
    Grab your thin pancake
    Allow to cool a bit before handling.
  • Slice in half. 3 of 18
    Slice in half.
    Parents can do this part, or give old-enough kids a plastic kid-friendly knife - or blunt butter knife.
  • Right down the center 4 of 18
    Right down the center
  • Two equal halves. 5 of 18
    Two equal halves.
  • Slice again. 6 of 18
    Slice again.
  • Into quarters. 7 of 18
    Into quarters.
    Four strips total - per pancake.
  • Roll each strip. 8 of 18
    Roll each strip.
  • Spiral shaped pancake. 9 of 18
    Spiral shaped pancake.
  • Gather your cinna buns into a shallow dish. 10 of 18
    Gather your cinna buns into a shallow dish.
    Blend up the frosting and place in a bowl.
  • Four spirals per pancake. 11 of 18
    Four spirals per pancake.
  • Drizzle it 12 of 18
    Drizzle it
    Drizzle frosting over top.
  • Or eat as is 13 of 18
    Or eat as is
    ..you don't need the frosting - these are yummy plain too!
  • Frosted Cinna Buns. 14 of 18
    Frosted Cinna Buns.
    ..from pancakes!
  • How much frosting do you want? 15 of 18
    How much frosting do you want?
    ..a lot!
  • Serve warm. 16 of 18
    Serve warm.
  • Go for seconds! 17 of 18
    Go for seconds!
    ..mini buns means you can eat more than one!
  • Yummy 18 of 18
    Yummy

To Make Drizzle:
Soften butter
Whip together all ingredients with a hand mixer, until smooth and creamy. Sweeten to taste.
Chill until ready to drizzle.

Weekend Breakfast Fun for Kids

Weekend Breakfast Fun for Kids

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