Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Cinnamon Roll Topping {For Waffles or Pancakes!}

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I am sure many of you have stumbled upon those recipes for cinnamon swirl pancakes and waffles on the internet.  You know the ones where you pour the cinnamon batter into a piping bag and artfully swirl in into your pancake batter before you flip it so that the end product actually mimics it's cinnamon roll counterpart?  

Have any of you all ever tried doing that?

Well I have and while the results were beyond delicious (like in the OMGee realm, you all), the mess that it left my griddle in was less than stellar.  And my cinnamon swirls... well, didn't stay pretty swirls.  They kind of got all muddled in with the pancake batter. 
Again, delicious but not pretty.

So, I thought why not eliminate the huge mess those cinnamon swirls leave on my griddle and my waffle maker and that damn piping bag since my pancakes and waffles didn't stay perfectly cinnamon swirled anyways?

I decided to whip up a cinnamon topping and a cream cheese icing topping for my most recent batch of waffles.  Combined and poured over top of our waffles, it tasted almost like we were digging into freshly baked cinnamon rolls. 
Honestly, it was almost as delicious as the cinnamon swirled ones I had made before, but was much easier and a whole lot less messy. ;)
What you will need for the cinnamon swirl topping:
1/2 stick of butter, melted
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tbsp cinnamon

Melt the butter in a microwave safe bowl.  Add in the brown sugar and cinnamon and then stir until combined.

What you will need for the cream cheese icing topping:
1/2 stick of butter, softened
2 oz of cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
2-3 tbsp of milk

Cream together the butter and cream cheese.  Whisk in the powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth.  Add 2-3 tbsp of milk and whisk until it is a good consistency for drizzling.

I found this made slightly more icing topping than cinnamon topping, but I may have been a little overly generous with the cinnamon topping.  Just maybe... ;)
This should make enough topping for 4 round waffles (or 2 if you like the pour it on like I do).

Just whip up a batch of waffles (or pancakes... maybe even French toast? ;) ) using your favorite boxed mix or homemade recipe.  (Did you happen to catch my recipe for Homemade Belgian Waffle Mix yesterday? :) )  Then pour over the cinnamon topping and then the cream cheese frosting.  There is no need for butter on these waffles- trust me, the toppings are rich enough. 

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What is your favorite waffle topping? :)

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Cinnamon Roll Topping {For Waffles or Pancakes}

by Frugal Foodie Mama
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1-2 minutes
Ingredients (Enough to top 2-4 waffles/panc)
    For the cinnamon swirl topping
    • 1/2 stick of butter, melted
    • 3/4 cup brown sugar
    • 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
    For the cream cheese icing topping
    • 1/2 stick of butter, softened
    • 2 oz of cream cheese, softened
    • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
    • 1/2 tsp vanilla
    • 2-3 tbsp of milk
    Instructions
    For the cinnamon swirl topping
    Melt the butter in a microwave safe bowl. Add in the brown sugar and cinnamon and then stir until combined.
    For the cream cheese icing topping
    Cream together the butter and cream cheese. Whisk in the powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth. Add 2-3 tbsp of milk and whisk until it is a good consistency for drizzling.
    Just whip up a batch of waffles (or pancakes... maybe even French toast? ;) ) using your favorite boxed mix or homemade recipe. Then pour over the cinnamon topping and then the cream cheese frosting.
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