Cinnamon Streusel Pancakes

Today is National Pancake Day – seriously!

I guess you can get free pancakes at IHOP today but I promise if you make these for dinner instead your family will love you.

It’s like having dessert for dinner disguised as breakfast!

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.

Streusel Topped Pancakes
Serves: 6 large pancakes
  • 2 C flour
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 C buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ C canola oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Cinnamon Streusel:
  • ½ C flour
  • ½ C brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 6 Tbsp cold unsalted butter, cut into chunks
  1. First, make the cinnamon streusel.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter.
  3. Use a pastry blender or a fork, until you have a crumbly mixture.
  4. Set aside.
  5. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, soda, and salt.
  6. In another bowl, mix together the buttermilk, eggs, oil, and vanilla.
  7. Add wet ingredients to the flour mixture and stir just until combined. Batter will be lumpy.
  8. Heat a griddle or pan to medium low. Coat well with cooking spray.
  9. Drop 1 cup of batter onto heated skillet.
  10. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of the cinnamon streusel on top of pancake.
  11. Cook on the first side until bubbles begin to form, about 2-3 minutes.
  12. Carefully flip pancake over and cover very generously with cinnamon streusel.
  13. Cook for another 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.
  14. Serve warm with maple syrup and butter.
  15. Makes 6 very large pancakes


Recipe was originally shared at Portland Mama



Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. says

    Eating these right now to celebrate National Pancake Day! My family LOVES them! My mom said the only thing that might make them better would be to put two pancakes together and fill the layers with bavarian creme! Will have to try that next time! Thanks for the great recipe!

  2. says

    Okay, most of your recipes just blow me away but I really can’t wait to try this one! Thank you for sharing! I just love the photo of the pancake. Yum!!

  3. Erin says

    YUM! I am not that great at making breakfast in the morning – we always seem to have breakfast for dinner. I am so trying these this weekend! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Catherine says

    These look delicious! I’ll have to try them sometime! I often make breakfast for supper. Yummy!!

    Awhile back, IHOP advertised some pancakes with a yummy cinnamon sauce. Went looking on the internet, and, sure enough, found a recipe. It is to die for!! If you love cinnamon (and I think you do!), you’ll have to try it sometime!

    As you said, it’s like having dessert for dinner! :)

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