Healthy Cinnamon Roll Pancake Recipe You Need To Try

You Don't Need To feel Guilty After Eating A Whole Plate of These Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

All of the ingredients here are healthy, because they help your body function like it should.

Although, pancakes mostly get a bad rep because of all the carbs - let's talk about that for a moment.

Carbs

There's mountains of research to back why we need carbohydrates (carbs) in our diets (1,2,3,4).

In fact, carbohydrates are important for healthy testosterone production. Not to mention overall well-being and supporting exercise.

Heck, Professor Mark Kraub lost 27 pounds by eating only Twinkies and Doritos chips. How? Fat loss comes down to eating less calories than your body uses each day. That's simply the law of thermodynamics.

We're not saying this is a good route for losing a few extra pounds, but you get the point - carbs are not the enemy here.

So, for your reference, a scientifically sound amount of carbs should be about 50% of your daily calories. About 20% of your calories should come from protein and the other 30% should be dietary fats.

Sugar

This isn't the time and place to dive into the entire reason why sugar is actually good for us, but here's what you should know:

Sugar is actually found in most whole foods naturally.

It's the primary source of energy for the major internal organs, glands, and muscles - especially the thyroid (the gland that controls metabolic rate and energy production).

Lastly, glucose and fructose have antioxidant-like effects.

Grass-fed Butter/Coconut Oil

These two fats are mostly saturated and monounsaturated. The types of fat that increase T are saturated fats (SFAs) and monounsaturated fats (MUFAs), while polyunsaturated (PUFAs) actually tend to lower testosterone.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon has been shown to improve insulin sensitivity in a number of human studies.

And what's more, cinnamon has also been shown to reduce oxidative damage in multiple bodily tissues. So not only is this an awesome ingredient for this pancake recipe, but that's also why we included it in our product Sensolin.

Salt

The good stuff, (real crystal, sea, or rock salt) not the basic table salt actually contains 60+ trace minerals.

Greek Yogurt

Yogurt is a great source of probiotics. Not to mention that yogurt also has a few other great benefits such as improving gut health, reduces IBS symptoms, and reduces blood pressure

Pretty awesome ingredients huh? Now, let's get to the part you've been waiting for - exactly how to make these delicious cinnamon rolls.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Gluten-Free Kodiak Cakes pancake mix
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 stevia packets
  • 3 tbsp. Grass-fed unsalted butter, melted
  • 4 tbsp. Brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 ½ tsp. Vanilla
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ tsp. Salt
  • 2-3 tbsp. milk (if needed)
  • Coconut oil cooking spray

Directions:

  1. To make the cinnamon streusel, in a small bowl whisk together 3 tbsp melted butter, brown sugar and cinnamon until combined. Pour streusel into a ziplock bag or pastry bag. When ready to cook pancakes, cut a small slit at the bottom of the bag; this way you will be able to swirl in the streusel into the pancakes.
  2. To make the icing, combine yogurt, vanilla extract, powdered sugar, 1 stevia packet and ¼ tsp salt. Stir to fully combine. If needed, add a few tablespoons of milk to thin out. Set aside.
  3. Now make the pancakes. In a large bowl whisk together pancake mix, water and second stevia packet.
  4. In a large skillet heat on medium heat and spray with cooking spray. When pan is hot use a ¼ cup measuring cup to scoop pancake batter and pour onto the pan. Repeat to fill the pan (don’t overcrowd it though).
  5. Take the streusel bag and squeeze it lightly, swirling in a circular motion on top of the pancake batter while it is cooking. Repeat on all pancakes. When pancakes start to bubble up, flip and cook for just another minute or so.
  6. Remove pancakes, and repeat until you’ve used all batter and cinnamon streusel (you may need to spray the skillet occasionally with more cooking spray). Keep pancakes warm until ready to serve. For serving, pipe one serving (4 tbsp) of icing over the pancakes.

Nutrition:

Serving Size: 2
Servings Size: 3 pancakes

Calories: 458

Protein: 13 g
Fat: 17 g
Carbs: 66 g
Fiber: 4 g
Sugar: 41 g
Sodium: 26 mg
Chol: 45 mg

Final Notes (And Some Exciting News!)

Once you make this recipe once, you won't want to stop. And the best part of this recipe is, you can enjoy these delicious pancakes any time of the day!

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