Cinnamon Toast Crunch Pancakes

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Pancakes

August 13, 2014


Cinnamon Toast Crunch Pancakes -- The best way to enjoy cereal for breakfast |

In my dream world, I have time to make pancakes for breakfast every morning. OK, maybe that’s not quite true; I’d probably want eggs some mornings, too. Potentially a huge plate of eggs benedict with extra hollandaise and avocado on the side on occasion. And maybe one day, I’d feast on Belgian waffles. But you’re missing the point here. The point is having time in the morning to do things like make pancakes. I might, you could argue, just wake up a little earlier and make this dream a reality. But I already get up at 5:00 a.m. during the week and I’m not sure even pancakes are worth me setting my alarm “in the 4s.” Of course, if we were in my dream world I’d be getting 8-9 hours of sleep every night, so it wouldn’t really be a big deal… But we are most certainly not in my dream world. Depressing, I know.

So basically, pancakes are reserved for the weekends. Sigh. While I’m kept pretty satisfied with a stack of simple buttermilk pancakes and large amounts of maple syrup, I like to mix things up every now and then. I had a box of cinnamon toast crunch sitting atop my fridge for a ridiculous amount of time, so I decided to do what any reasonable person would do… Put them in pancakes.

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Pancakes (serves 4):
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  • 1 C all-purpose flour
  • 2 T sugar
  • 2 t baking powder
  • 2 t cinnamon, divided
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1 C Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal, crushed
  • 1 1/4 C buttermilk
  • 3 T unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1/4 C maple syrup

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Pancakes Ingredients |

In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, 1 t cinnamon, and salt in a small bowl.

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Pancakes Dry Ingredients

Then mix in the crushed Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Pancakes Dry Ingredients 2

In a medium-size bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, melted butter, egg, and vanilla.

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Pancakes Wet Ingredients

Slowly pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, stirring until they’re just combined, but being careful not to over mix.

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Pancakes Wet Ingredients 2

Heat a griddle or frying pan over medium heat and pour about 1/4 C batter onto it. Cook pancakes for about 1-2 minutes on each side, until they’re nicely browned. Repeat with all batter.

Pancake Making

Stir the remaining 1 t cinnamon into the maple syrup for a little extra delightful topping for your pancakes.

Cinnamon Syrup

Don’t be shy; you’ll want to eat an entire stack of these, so pile them up. Once you drizzle the syrup on, I recommend crumbling some more cereal over the top.

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Pancakes -- The best way to enjoy cereal for breakfast |

Every single bite of these pancakes were heavenly. I think fluffy is the biggest compliment you can give pancakes. Hi Cinnamon Toast Crunch Pancakes; you are the fluffiest.

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Pancakes -- The best way to enjoy cereal for breakfast |

Did you know that cinnamon is like really, really healthy for you? It can lower your bad cholesterol and your blood sugar, too. It can also allegedly improve your memory. Just from smelling it.

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Pancakes -- The best way to enjoy cereal for breakfast |

Which makes me feel like I should keep a dish of it on my desk because I’ve been having the worst memory issues lately. Seriously, I feel like an 80-year-old woman who forgets people’s names and tasks I was working on 5 seconds earlier. I guess that’s a good argument to get up and make these every morning?

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Pancakes -- The best way to enjoy cereal for breakfast |

Did you ever notice that the Cinnamon Toast Crunch illustrations on the box look so skeptical? Why so grumpy, guys? You’re Cinnamon Toast Crunch, that’s a pretty sweet gig. Plus, you get to be in these pancakes. CHEER UP.

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Pancakes -- The best way to enjoy cereal for breakfast |

And now I’m talking to the drawings on the cereal box. I guess I’ll need more than cinnamon to help me at this point.

What would you have for breakfast every morning in your dream world?


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16 Responses to "Cinnamon Toast Crunch Pancakes"

  1. Joanne says:

    Pancakes every day would be a dream! But you’re right..not worth waking up in the 4’s for. These are totally weekend-perfect, though! I want all things cinnamon when I wake up, ALL THE TIME.

  2. These pancakes are all sorts of awesome! I might even be convinced to get up in the 4s for them… well, maybe not, but close!

  3. I love this! You’re right though, pancakes are totally for the weekend. Boo having to go to work! Cinnamon Toast Crunch is so good…reminds me of being a kid.

  4. Daisy says:

    My roommate is a cinnamon toast crunch fiend, so I have a couple boxes of it in the pantry….time to make some pancakes!!

  5. I bet these would be amazing w their PB Toast Crunch Cereal!

  6. These pancakes look amazing!!

  7. I love eating cinnamon crunch just directly from the box! In pancake – I die!!

  8. What a fun breakfast idea! Yum!

  9. An alarm in the 4s….ouuuuch. I love, love pancakes too but I hear you there. I love these!! I used to obsess over the original version of french toast crunch cereal back when each piece looked like a mini french toast slice. Once they changed it to look like cinnamon toast crunch I didn’t like it anymore! I’m still a fan of cinnamon toast crunch though so I think I’ll stock up today, for these pancakes and health reasons and all. 🙂

  10. I think this is the most creative pancake that I’ve seen! Cinnamon toast crunch is my favorite cereal, so I would love these!

  11. These look so awesome!! I’ll bet they have a great texture to them not to mention fantastic flavor. Can’t wait to try!!

  12. Justine says:

    I wish I got up early enough today to make these!!

  13. That’s it. You stole my heart. SWOON.

  14. I too wish I had the time to make pancakes every morning…and not just any pancakes, but THESE! They sound amazing! Also…great minds…I made cinnamon toast brunch banana muffins for camping this past weekend, so I’m definitely a fan of anything cinnamon toast crunch 🙂

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