For this installment of Blogger's Choice I was given Catherine's blog, A Seasoned Greeting, a blog I haven't had a chance to really look through properly. Because of when this post was due I had some trouble narrowing down what I wanted to make - did I want to do a pasta dish, seafood or something else since I had time to make whatever I wanted?
In the end I went for breakfast, something a little special since the whole family would be home to enjoy it. These Orange and Cinnamon Stuffed Pancakes sounded delicious and I had all the ingredients on hand.
Like Catherine, I used pancake mix for the pancakes but the cream cheese mixture really elevates them to another level. The subtle orange flavor from the Cointreau and the spice from the cinnamon is perfect. I loved how easy this was to put together and while it was a special breakfast for us on Christmas Eve, this will be something I make on those weekday mornings when I don't want eggs.
Orange and Cinnamon Stuffed Pancakes
As seen on A Seasoned Greeting
Makes enough for one serving
1 tablespoon cream cheese, at room temperature
1 teaspoon powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon Cointreau (or other orange flavored liquor)
In a small bowl combine the cream cheese and powdered sugar. Stir until smooth. Add in cinnamon and Cointreau, mix until well combined and smooth.
Spread cream cheese mixture on warm pancakes or French toast.