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Easy Pancake Rolls, 3 ways

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Easy Pancake Rolls, 3 Ways – Sometimes you just want comfort food for breakfast. These Easy Pancake Rolls are comfort food at it’s finest, and you can fill them with your favorite flavors.

Are you a Nutella? Or a Peanut Butter? Or a Lemon? Or something else entirely? I’m all three.

EASY Pancake Rolls with three fillings: Nutella, Peanut Butter, or Lemon Curd! These pancakes are a family favorite recipe and are a foolproof fast breakfast!

Last week was Spring Break for us. We spent it visiting family in San Diego. The week before that, the last week of school, was state testing week. Do you have common core where you are?

{If you said no, please tell me where you live. I want to move there.}

Common core is new here in California this year. Writing my feelings about this curriculum and how it’s being taught and handled is a post in itself (and it would probably include lots of swear words). Next year I’ll be opting Jordan out of testing, but I didn’t realize you could do that in time for this year’s tests.

What’s a kid need on state testing days? Pancakes of course. (With a side of protein and fruit, obvi.) Pancakes are Jordan’s comfort food. These pancake rolls are the ones she asks for most often. She eats them for breakfast, we eat them for brinner, and she often has them for an after school snack.

Pancake Rolls - EASY and fast recipe!

How to Make These Deliciously Easy Pancake Rolls

If you’re remember, it was about a year ago I first shared the original version of these pancakes, Cinnamon Sugar Pancake Rolls. Those went like hotcakes, as the saying goes. (Pun intended.)

The original version was followed up by a pumpkin one during fall. (Because obviously, #pumpkinallthethings.)

Now I’m making my favorite easy pancake rolls with a new twist: fillings. The filling isn’t limited to cinnamon sugar. You can fill them with whatever you want. I made you three versions today. Want to see?

Peanut Butter Pancake Rolls

Peanut butter and honey. Or, if you want, peanut butter and jelly. Great for breakfast, snack, or even lunch.

Lemon Pancake Rolls

Lemon Curd. Or hey, lime or orange curd. Or jam. These might be the adult version of pancake rolls. I’m not sure of too many kids who run around with a lemon curd spoon in their mouths. But I’ve been known to do that on numerous occasions so…

Nutella Pancake Rolls

And three, everyones favorite, Nutella. Or chocolate peanut butter. Or Hershey’s Almond Spread. Or….

Whatever. CHOCOLATE INSIDE.

These pancake rolls are not unlike crepes in their shape and size. But they are unlike crepes in that they are pancakes. You just make the batter really thin by adding more milk. Thinner batter = thinner pancakes. Thinner pancakes are ripe for rolling.

I start my batter with Bisquick. I always have. Bisquick is my go-to pancake mix when I don’t want them from scratch. I used the heart healthy white box of Bisquick for these but I’ve used the yellow box too. Use whichever you prefer, or use your favorite mix or scratch recipe. Just add about 1 1/2 times as much milk. You want a thin, drippy batter.

The original recipe post has a video on how I make my pancakes. I use a small skillet and make them one at a time. It takes some time, yes, but I always make a big batch and then freeze the leftovers. That way I can make comfort food breakfast for Jordan whenever she wants it.

EASY Pancake Rolls with three fillings: Nutella, Peanut Butter, or Lemon Curd! These pancakes are a family favorite recipe and are a foolproof fast breakfast!

Although I gotta say, I made a lot of the Nutella and lemon ones for comfort during testing week. #anyexcusetoeatpancakes

Servings: 10 -12 pancakes

Easy Pancake Rolls, 3 ways

Make a batch of these easy pancake rolls and make everyone happy at breakfast by filling them with Nutella, peanut butter, or lemon curd!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Bisquick baking mix — see note
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup nonfat milk
  • Fillings: lemon curd — Nutella, or peanut butter and honey/jam

Instructions

  1. Whisk Bisquick, egg, vanilla, and milk until thin. The batter will be very thin and will drip easily off a spoon.
  2. Heat a small 7-8" frying pan over medium-low heat. Spray with cooking spray (or grease with butter) and add about 1/8 cup of batter in the pan. Swirl the pan to spread the batter into a large thin circle (like you're making a crepe). Cook until the top is filled with bubbles and you can easily flip the pancake. Cook for just a few seconds more then place on a plate. Repeat until all batter is gone.
  3. Top each pancake with desired filling and roll up. Serve warm.
  4. Pancakes are good for up to 3 days if stored in the refrigerator. Or, layer each pancake between paper towels or wax paper and freeze in a ziploc bag for up to 1 month. To reheat, removed desired amount of pancakes from freezer and microwave each for 15-30 seconds.

Nutrition Information

Amount per serving (1 pancake) — Calories: 150, Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 19mg, Sodium: 129mg, Carbohydrates: 9g, Sugar: 2g, Protein: 2g

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51 comments

  1. Ughhh I have a four year old and I am only hearing bad things about the Common Core! It makes me want to home school her! :/

  2. Love this halfway between pancakes and crepes! I’ve always loved thinner pancakes and I love all the different variations 🙂

  3. Every parent needs a great comfort food recipe, like these pancake rolls,in their arsenal of ways to boost kids up to face the world…even if the world contains crazy things like common core. Our educational system (across the country) might benefit from getting the focus off numbers and tests, and back onto the children being served. Maybe even let teachers teach?! In the meantime, eat pancake rolls.

  4. I am a teaching assistant in a sixth grade class and yes we have common core where I live!! I am enjoying spring break this week and next week is state test time. I’ll definitely have to make these pancake rolls for breakfast to gear up 🙂

  5. These are so creative! Love all the flavors!

    And love your sangria post even more 🙂 That is ways too dangerous for me 🙂

  6. I love these pancakes – the filling ideas are amazing – peanut butter and honey any day! 

  7. Fun and so versatile! I am a huge pancake fan, and this thinner version is a good way to shake things up!

  8. These pancake rolls look fantastic, Dorothy! I’ve always wanted to try these. And I love the variety of options! Pinned!

  9. These pancakes look like some great comfort food!

  10. Common Core doesn’t sound like a good idea!!  However, these pancakes are and I don’t know how I would choose a filling, they all sound so good!!  My kids would go nuts for these!  Pinned!!

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