Old Fashioned Sour Milk Griddlecakes with Cinnamon Roll Syrup

Old Fashioned Sour Milk Griddlecakes with Cinnamon Roll Syrup

Many weekend mornings when we were little my grandpa would make us pancakes.  But these were not just ordinary pancakes.  He was a pancake artist, making them into different shapes.  Mostly cars or animals or Mickey Mouse ears.  I just about thought this was the coolest thing in the world when I was 6 and honestly, I still do.

Old Fashioned Sour Milk Griddlecakes with Cinnamon Roll Syrup

I also have this vivid memory of my sister and I sitting at the table gobbling down our pancakes and here comes our grandpa with a plate for our grandma with pancakes shaped in the letters: I L-O-V-E Y-O-U.  I’m pretty sure that he thought we weren’t paying much attention to this at the time, but even if he thought we were that wouldn’t have made a difference.  My grandparents are perfect examples of the way partners should treat each other even after they’ve been together for 40, 50, and 60+ years.  Like they are newly in love and they do little things each and every day to show that.

Old Fashioned Sour Milk Griddlecakes with Cinnamon Roll Syrup

So I guess what I’m getting at here is pancakes feel like love to me.  They bring back all kinds of warm and fuzzy feelings of love and it just so happens that they are one of my husband’s favorite breakfasts.  But I didn’t want to just make pancakes.  I found a recipe for “Sour Milk Griddlecakes” in my vintage cookbook and tweaked the recipe a bit to create the most fluffy, melt in you mouth griddlecakes around.  I also made a homemade syrup which tastes exactly like cinnamon rolls.  Seriously.  Put away that store bought maple syrup and make this.  It is divine.

Old Fashioned Sour Milk Griddlecakes with Cinnamon Roll Syrup

So without further ado I present to you Baker Bettie’s Old Fashioned Sour Milk Griddlecakes with Cinnamon Roll Syrup

Old Fashioned Sour Milk Griddlecakes adapted from The Gourmet Cookbook 1957 publication



Old Fashioned Sour Milk Griddlecakes with Cinnamon Roll Syrup

Old Fashioned Sour Milk Griddlecakes with Cinnamon Roll Syrup

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21 comments on “Old Fashioned Sour Milk Griddlecakes with Cinnamon Roll Syrup”

  1. this looks DELICIOUS (and i’m a fan of photographing pancakes as well)! i made some buckwheat pancakes this morning, but next time i’ll have to try the cinnamon roll syrup!

    i stumbled across this blog this morning under the food topic, and i’m glad i did!

    • Thank you! I wasn’t too happy with the way these pics turned out but my husband was ready to eat so I didn’t redo them. I’ll have to check out your blog!

  2. I think your pics look fabulous! I am still in bed and now I’m just wishing someone was in my kitchen making me those delicious pancakes and putting them on a tray and serving them to me right here!

  3. Bettie, those look incredible – what a perfect breakfast! The syrup sounds delicious.

  4. My mouth is watering already! I can’t wait to make them because they look and sound delicious!

  5. Great photos, great stories, great recipes. I will be waking up to these griddlecakes some time in the near future.

  6. These look so yummy. Yet another one of your recipes to add to my “to try” list! Funny how you mention your grandpa was a pancake artist. The Hubby and I were discussing all the shapes we should try to turn pancakes into over the weekend. I think he was challenging me, becuase I said I don’t know if i would do so well turning batter into shapes. I think I will have to prove him wrong next Saturday with this recipe!

    • Art has never been one of my fortes. I think my only creativity lies in creating dishes. I’m not very good at the decorating. You’ll have to let me know how they turn out!

  7. These look absolutely delicious! I can’t wait to try making (and eating) some next weekend. I’m totally pinning this 🙂

  8. Oh mah gaw….that dramatic syrup dripping photo made me salivate =)

  9. Ugh, I just LOVE your blog so much!! Your grandpa sounds like my uncle–he used to make us pancakes in our initials and I just absolutely adored that tradition! Now, if someone started making these pancakes with that cinnamon roll syrup, then I would love that even more 🙂 These look insanely fabulous. xo!

  10. oh, you are dangerous. cinnamon roll syrup? I may just have to make this tomorrow morning…and my father also made fun pancake shapes for us as children. It’s the simple memories that stick.

  11. We had breakfast for dinner this evening & used your recipe. Delicious! This will now be our family’s go-to recipe. The cinnamon roll syrup is divine!

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  13. Oh, MAN! This stuff is good!! Thank you ma’am for dreaming up this recipe and sharing it! I’m glad I’m a big girl now, and it’s up to me whether I eat pancakes WITH CINNAMON ROLL SYRUP every day. No kiddin’. For years now, I’ve been fairly indifferent to pancakes/waffles, but that all changed this morning. You are a genius! Now I can have the flavor equivalent of a fresh, homemade cinnamon roll with the ease of making pancakes any time I want! I’m going to bed right now, so I can get up in the morning and have more pancakes AND CINNAMON ROLL SYRUP!! I predict very sweet (and buttery-brown-sugar-cinnamony) dreams in the interim. . .

    Rating: 5
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