Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Guest Post + A Super Yummy Recipe

I hope y'all had a fabulous Christmas yesterday! I know ours was amazing. BK even got to meet Rasta Santa! More on that later though. Today's guest post is courtesy of the fabulous Kaitlyn.  Not only is she beautiful and extremely kind, she was the mastermind behind the iPad Mini giveaway!
Hi! I'm Kaitlyn and you'll normally find me over at Wifessionals.

Brandi was kind enough to have me over here today, so I wanted to share with you one of my favorite NEW holiday traditions.

It's a recipe, and it is AMAZING!
This is the first year I am hosting Christmas & I plan to make these every year on Christmas morning.

If you make any of my breakfast recipes, make this.

I am not kidding - I had no words when I put this delicious pancake in my mouth.

I wanted to figure out a way to make these by using a pancake mix, instead of having a laundry list of ingredients.


There are three parts to this: The pancake, the swirl and the topping.

Don't be afraid, I made these in less than 20 minutes!

Ok, here we go:

1// Cinnamon Swirl

- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1/4 cup & 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

Mix the ingredients together in a bowl.
Pour into a freezer Ziploc bag and seal.
Place in the refrigerator.

2// Pumpkin Pancakes

- Pancake mix/batter for 6-7 pancakes
- 1/3 cup pure pumpkin
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

Make enough pancake batter for 6-7 pancakes.
Follow the directions on the box.
To the batter, add the rest of the ingredients.
Remove the Cinnamon Swirl bag from the fridge.
Snip a small hole in a corner of the bag.
Spray a large skillet.
Heat over medium low heat.
Drop pancake batter in circles on the skillet.
When it starts to bubble (about 4 minutes), grab the Cinnamon Swirl mix.
The swirl mix should be thick like toothpaste - not runny.
Pushing the tip of the bag slightly into the pancake, swirl, starting from the outside and working in.
It will look like a cinnamon roll.
Flip the pancakes.
Cook 4 more minutes.

3// Cream Cheese Topping

- 1/4 cup salted butter
- 2 oz 1/3 less fat cream cheese
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted
-  1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Place butter and cream cheese in a bowl.
Microwave on low until butter is melted and cream cheese is soft.
Mix in the vanilla and powdered sugar.
Stir until smooth.

Take a pancake.
Smother it with the cream cheese topping.
Do not, under any circumstance, skip the cream cheese topping because you are lazy.

Welcome to heaven.



1 comment:

  1. I'm drooling! What has the recipe done to me?! :D


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