So, let's face it. I make my kids eat cold cereal most mornings before school. On weekends, I'm a little more willing to make a hot breakfast, but usually not so far as to make actual cinnamon rolls or anything. So, this version is a pretty good substitute.
For the pancakes, just add cinnamon chips to your pancake batter. If you so lucky as to live by The Prepared Pantry, you can get some there. (If not, they have free shipping for orders over $65, and believe me it wouldn't be hard to find enough stuff for that!). Or Hershey's makes a good version too.
Then you make this cinnamon syrup that I found on cooks.com to add on top.
1 c. light corn syrup
2 c. sugar
1/2 c. water
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 c. evaporated milk
Combine corn syrup, sugar, water and cinnamon in a saucepan. Bring to a full boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Continue stirring and boiling for an additional 2 minutes. Cool 5 minutes, then stir in evaporated milk.
What to do with your leftover cinnamon syrup? Try this!
Ok, maybe not quite as good a real cinnamon rolls, but a pretty darn good second!