Heat a griddle or skillet to medium-high heat. The pan is hot enough when flecks of water sizzle off quickly after contact. If using a cast iron pan, keep an eye on your heat as the pan will hold heat well and you may need to turn down your burner over time.
Lightly grease pan - we like to use about a tablespoon of vegetable oil and use a paper towel to quickly spread and wipe off excess.
Combine Birch Benders, espresso, vanilla and water.
Using a 1/4 cup measure, scoop batter into pan, one or two pancakes at a time, depending on the size of your pan.
Cook until bubbles have formed and popped.
Remove from heat.
If making a larger batch, pancakes can be stored in a 200° oven while you finish cooking.
In a stand mixer, combine heavy cream and 2 tablespoons maple syrup.
Whip cream on high until peals form.
Garnish pancakes with maple syrup, whip cream and cinnamon.