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Cinnamon Spice Pancakes with Cinnamon Poached Plums

Delicious cinnamon spice Pancakes with cinnamon poached plums

 These Cinnamon Spice Pancakes have a lovely sweet cinnamon flavour and make a perfect base for the cinnamon poached plums, soaking up the lovely juices, a little topping of cream or thick yogurt counteracts the acidity of the fruit.


Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras

Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras is the traditional time to serve pancakes to use up rich foods before the start of Lent.  But it seems a shame to keep such a delicious dessert just for one day, especially when they are so easy to make,  so don’t wait, get the pan out and make these delicious pancakes. 



Cinnamon Spice Pancakes

makes 8-10 pancakes

150 g plain flour
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar, packed (light brown may be substituted)
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
pinch salt, optional and to taste
125 ml semi-skimmed milk
60 ml  0% Greek Yogurt
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons Golden Syrup
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1. In a large mixing bowl or jug add all the ingredients and whisk until just combined.  The batter will be thick.
2. Pre-heat the  (flat) griddle or frying pan over a medium heat and wipe with oil or butter.
3. Using a 1/4 cup measure or a large serving spoon, pour the batter onto the warm griddle or frying pan.
4. Cook for about 2 1/2 to 3 minutes, until the bubbles form on the surface and start to pop.  Flip them over and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
5. Once the pancakes are cooked place them on a cooling tray lined with a clean tea towel, covering the pancakes with the tea towel to keep them warm. 
6. Repeat until you have used all the batter, keeping the pan lightly oiled and clean between pancakes. 
Cinnamon Poached Plums
serves 4
4 plums, stoned and quartered
2 tbsp granulated sugar
1 cinnamon stick 
50 ml water
1. Heat the oven to 180C.
2. Put the plums, sugar, cinnamon stick and water into an ovenproof dish with a lid
3. Poach the plums in the oven for 20-25 minutes until soft.
4. Remove from the oven and leave to cool to room temperature.
Place a pancake on a plate or in a bowl, spoon over the poached plums and juice, top with whipped cream or thick yogurt. 
 Make Cinnamon Spice Pancakes and top with Cinnamon poached Plums and whipped cream
Here are some other pancake recipes you might like:
Crespelle – Italian Pancakes 
Spelt Pancakes with Bacon and Maple Syrup
Seafood Pancakes


  1. Leave a Reply

    Charlene F
    February 14, 2015

    Love the addition of cinnamon to the pancakes, alongside the whipped cream ad of course the poached plums 🙂 x

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    belleau kitchen
    February 15, 2015

    Mmmm. I love pancakes and agree the fat ones are currently my favourite. I love the poached fruit too. The plums are gorgeous at the moment so this is a fab way to preserve that wonderful flavour.

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    February 15, 2015

    I love all the spices in your pancakes. I still haven't decided how to make mine this Tuesday but I'd love to try spiced ones in some way.

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    Choclette Blogger
    February 15, 2015

    These sound supercilious Janice. I'm sure I commented on these, must have been somewhere else. I get very confused with all the places you can comment these day 😉

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    February 16, 2015

    The addition of cinnamon sounds delicious and I love the sound of the plums looks so good!

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    Bintu Hardy
    February 16, 2015

    I will have pancakes any which way Janice. Love the poached plums toppings.

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    Jen Price
    February 16, 2015

    Like the idea of using brown sugar in the pancakes for a change, sounds like it would work really well with the spices and the plums 🙂

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    Lucy Allen
    February 18, 2015

    What a lovely combination, I am definitely doing pancakes more often now, having remembered how tasty they are and how easy to make!

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    February 19, 2015

    Love the idea of topping the pancakes with the cinnamon poached plums so very lush!

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