I’m sorry to have to do this to you.

But you must be aware of the deliciousness that is these pancakes.

I saw these pancakes on Tasty Kitchen a few months ago and my life has never been the same.

Then my life really changed when I made them. Like, my pants got tighter.

Understandable, right?

I made a few healthier substitutions for the original recipe.

You know how when you bake or cook something that tastes so incredible and you take 16 nibbles and bites but that is okay because you really didn’t eat it, you just had a few bites?

Yeah.

Well, turns out that isn’t really true.

I may have made the pancake batter a bit healthier, but nothing can prepare you for the maple-butter icing that goes on top.

You really can’t substitute healthy ingredients for that, and more importantly, why would you want to?

I’d swim in a pool of butter and maple syrup if it was appropriate.

It would be a bit sticky though. I wonder if they make a leave-in conditioner for that?


Whole Wheat Cinnamon Bun Pancakes

from Tasty Kitchen

1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour

3 tablespoons sugar

4 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon cinnamon

2 eggs beaten

1 cup skim milk

2 tablespoon brown rice syrup

1/4 cup butter, melted

1 tablespoon vanilla

Combine flour, salt, sugar, baking powder and cinnamon in a large bowl. In another bowl, combine eggs, butter, brown rice syrup, milk and vanilla.

Add wet ingredients to dry and stir until smooth.

Preheat skillet or griddle to medium heat. Pour 1/3 cup of batter for each pancakes, flipping once tiny bubbles form, about 2-3 minutes. Cook on other side or 30-60 seconds.


Maple-Butter Icing

from Tasty Kitchen

1 cup powdered sugar

1/4 cup melted butter

1 tablespoon maple syrup

1/4 cup milk (possibly more if needed)

Whisk all ingredients together until smooth, adding more liquid if needed. Drizzle on pancakes.



The moral of the story is: you must make these. Make them now, and tonight for dinner, and tomorrow for breakfast. And then again on Sunday for a snack. The pants-tightening is worth it.

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72 Responses to “Whole Wheat Cinnamon Bun Pancakes.”

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    Tina — July 30, 2010 @ 4:10 am

    I am going to dive into a pool of that maple butter syrup with you. Yummy!

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    Nicole @ Making Good Choices — July 30, 2010 @ 4:14 am

    Wow, I am so glad your blog is in my life. I would like a stack of these right now. Where do you get brown rice syrup by the way? Whole Foods?

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    Paige @ Running Around Normal — July 30, 2010 @ 4:15 am

    I have to go browse around that website, because these are great!That syrup looks to die for! What substitutions did you make?

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    • Jessica — July 30th, 2010 @ 4:33 am

      I used whole wheat instead of all purpose flour and brown rice syrup instead of corn syrup.

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    Marilou — July 30, 2010 @ 4:21 am

    I know it might be shoking to hear, especially since I come from the world biggest producer province of, but I don’t really like maple syrup …

    Ok, you may stop liking me now.

    Pancakes though… count me in!

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    mags — July 30, 2010 @ 4:23 am

    This is a recipe worthy of digging my fat pants out from the back of the closet.

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    Erica @ ericaunmasked.blogspot.com — July 30, 2010 @ 4:23 am

    OMG – these look – devilish. so deeelish. I can see why those nibbles began. this looks like a good addition to sunday brunch this weekend. BTW – I made your sweet and sour chicken last night – and my family LOVED. They also loved your asiago pork the other night. You are my new favorite chef:) I heart you.

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    • Jessica — July 30th, 2010 @ 4:33 am

      I am so glad you guys liked it! You are too sweet. :)

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    Erica — July 30, 2010 @ 4:25 am

    This so reminds me of those Pillsbury cinnamon bun kits with the icing in the packet. Except I bet these are like 100 x’s better. I hope you enjoy your trip

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    • Jessica — July 30th, 2010 @ 4:36 am

      I loved those as a kid. My mom would always make them on special occasions.

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    Lizzy @ LBBakes — July 30, 2010 @ 4:33 am

    Mmmm, I agree with Erica above! Loved those cinnamon bun kits.. and still do today. ;) These are a great alternative!

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    Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) — July 30, 2010 @ 4:48 am

    My grandmother always told us that if you nibble on stuff while standing in the kitchen (because you cooked) it negates the calories. I am still standing by that! These look delicious. I am sure my boys would like that icing too…they have a thing for anything with icing on it! Have a great Friday Jessica!

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    amanda — July 30, 2010 @ 4:59 am

    Looks delicious! I know that sometimes you really can’t change the ingredients into healthier ones because the taste will be comprised severely. No one wants that!

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    Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg — July 30, 2010 @ 5:06 am

    That icing looks SO, SO good!!!

    Have a great trip, girl!

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    Karla — July 30, 2010 @ 5:12 am

    Oooh wow! I should have made these instead of oatmeal for breakfast this morning!

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    Estela @ Weekly Bite — July 30, 2010 @ 5:14 am

    I could eat that icing with a spoon!!!!

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    Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly — July 30, 2010 @ 5:25 am

    YUM! I agree that is totally worth the pant tighenting effect!

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    The Nifty Foodie — July 30, 2010 @ 5:34 am

    Oh yummy! :) I might have to surprise hubs with this on Sunday. :)

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    homecookedem — July 30, 2010 @ 6:07 am

    I definitely want to bathe in that maple butter icing……… oh girl, you never cease to amaze me… this looks heavenly!!!!!!

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    Jessie (Bites and Pieces) — July 30, 2010 @ 6:24 am

    Ooh, these look too good to be true. I love cinnamon buns, so I know that the pancake version of them must be delicious. That icing especially!

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    Jessica @ Running From Cupcakes — July 30, 2010 @ 6:27 am

    These sound so much better than the cold overnight oats I’m eating right NOW!! lol…

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    Camille — July 30, 2010 @ 6:33 am

    I made these a couple of months ago. When I saw the recipe I knew I had to try them. Like you said, the pants tightening IS worth it! SO SO HEAVENLY!!

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    Naomi(onefitfoodie) — July 30, 2010 @ 6:35 am

    i really just have no words. That is all. I want to loosen my pants ust looking haha

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    Madeline - Greens and Jeans — July 30, 2010 @ 6:40 am

    Oh my gosh, my pants are thanking me for not having any powdered sugar in the house

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    Rae — July 30, 2010 @ 6:53 am

    I fear that if I made these I would have to just go out and buy a size bigger pants all together. That just LOOKS sinful and yummy.

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    Kristina — July 30, 2010 @ 7:08 am

    oh Good Lord.

    you’ve done it again. :)

    I am making these this weekend.

    (hope you’re enjoying your vacation!)

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    Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies — July 30, 2010 @ 7:15 am

    That syrup looks absolutely unnnnbelievable!

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    marla {family fresh cooking} — July 30, 2010 @ 7:19 am

    You are right girl these sure do look awesome but I don’t think the whole wheat makes up for the calories in that maple icing. You rock the sweets! xo

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    Heather (Heather's Dish) — July 30, 2010 @ 7:25 am

    pants-tightening indeed…i can feel the sugar high and crash already :)

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    Kim — July 30, 2010 @ 7:35 am

    Jessica!!! Do you workout 24/7 to burn all this stuff off?? How can you cook and eat these delicious dishes just about DAILY and not turn into the Michelin Man??

    How do you do it??

    ka

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    Jen — July 30, 2010 @ 7:42 am

    Wow! I think I just drooled a little bit. Must try

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    Meg — July 30, 2010 @ 7:46 am

    Oh. My. Goodness! These look amazing – and the glaze – ahhh maple is to die for!

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    Angela — July 30, 2010 @ 8:23 am

    OMG these look amazing. I was having breakfast for dinner last night and I started to think about sweet versus savory. I determined that for my morning meals I always prefer sweet. I definitely want to try these pancakes out, but then again there isn’t much on your blog I don’t want to try.:)

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    Matt — July 30, 2010 @ 8:33 am

    You know how to make me SWOON ;)

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    Biz — July 30, 2010 @ 9:20 am

    My step-son would go crazy over those pancakes! He doesn’t like pancake syrup, but would love this!

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    Mackenzie@The Caramel Cookie — July 30, 2010 @ 9:24 am

    These = awesome

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    Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) — July 30, 2010 @ 9:58 am

    Maple-Butter Icing looks amazing..my grandma and mom taught me how to make powdered sugar frosting when i was about 5 yrs old and i kid you not, i would whip up a bowl of butter, powderd sugar, and milk and vanilla extract and eat frosting by the cupfull as a child. Not kidding and god, great memories :)

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    Holly — July 30, 2010 @ 10:07 am

    HOLY FRICKIN’ MOLY. these may be my perfect pancake. cinnamon, maple, icing and relatively healthy? i am drooling. no seriously, drooling right now.

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    Melanie — July 30, 2010 @ 10:36 am

    I’ve never even seen pancakes look close to this decadent. Icing? On pancakes? Brilliant idea, I’d say!

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    Maria — July 30, 2010 @ 10:45 am

    I know what I am making this weekend. Yum!

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    Susan — July 30, 2010 @ 10:51 am

    Omg. The only thing that could make maple syrup better is the addition of butter and sugar.

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    Eliana — July 30, 2010 @ 10:54 am

    Now I think I’m going to have breakfast for dinner tonight. YUM!!!

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    Courtney @ Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life — July 30, 2010 @ 11:31 am

    I’ll take a tall stack, please!! :-P

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    Blond Duck — July 30, 2010 @ 11:45 am

    I’ve never heard of brown rice syrup. I hope I can find it–I’ve been craving pancakes and cin. rolls, and this is the perfect combo!

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    Wei-Wei — July 30, 2010 @ 12:18 pm

    So right and so wrong – I don’t care if the sugary icing makes me crash after half an hour, it just gives me an excuse to make more. Yay!

    Wei Wei

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    Amanda — July 30, 2010 @ 12:26 pm

    Seriously, that glaze is killing me. I just want to eat, sleep, and breath maple butter now.

    :)

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    Shanna @ Shanna Like Banana — July 30, 2010 @ 12:32 pm

    I wish pancakes were as good for me as say, spinach, because I’d like to eat massive amounts of these please!

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    tanyasdailyProductReviews — July 30, 2010 @ 3:21 pm

    it looks like pancake week…….and yours look sound so good

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    Ashley — July 30, 2010 @ 3:57 pm

    I think my pants got tighter just from looking at these. They look DEEEVINE!!!

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    eatmovelove — July 30, 2010 @ 4:19 pm

    Can I just say that you are SO REFRESHING from other blogs?? I’m so tired of being preached that sugar or carbs or flour is the devil…or that fruits and veggies are God and to be eaten religiously…yes, I do LOVE those foods ….but God – I am not going to stop eating my carrot cake every day or whipping up some loaves and muffins ;)

    Thanks for the comfort girl :)

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    Sarah:) — July 30, 2010 @ 4:48 pm

    Sweet! Love the subs! Brown rice is wayyy healthier then corn syrup. Yuck. I wouldn’t bring that stuff into my kitchen to save my life. Gotta make these soon, thanks for sharing!

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    Sarah — July 30, 2010 @ 5:52 pm

    Wow! These are life changing. I love pancakes and cinnamon rolls and must make these soon! Thank you for sharing :) PS, I have a giveaway on my blog right now that I think you might be interested in! Stop by to check it out :)

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    I think I would cut back some of the butter. But it looks so good, I love pancakes in any version.

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