Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Oh my! These Cinnamon Roll Pancakes look delish. There are directions for prep but not how to actually make them... I assume like regular pancakes but you swirl in the cinnamon on one side???
As I was making this delicious pancake creation I thought to myself…  why haven’t I made these until now?  A pancake swirled with cinnamon sugar and an amazing cream cheese glaze on top.  Doesn’t get much better than that!
I knew my kids would just go nuts over these.  So I doubled the recipe and made a big batch.  I am going to freeze some for my boys so they can be heated up before school.  I know best mom ever!   Heres the problem, only 3 made them in the freezer.   They were so amazing my boys couldn’t get enough!  Then my boys wanted a bedtime snack and heated up the rest.  So I am left with zero.  Thats ok though.  It gives me an excuse to make them again.  My boys said they were the best thing ever.  They especially loved the cream cheese glaze on top!

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes



A delicious cinnamon roll in the form of a pancake that the whole family will love!

  • Cinnamon Filling:
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • ½ tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • Cream Cheese Glaze:
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2-ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pancakes: (Can also use a box)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil

  1. To make the cinnamon filling: Combine brown sugar, melted butter, and cinnamon in a medium size bowl. Scoop into a baggie and set aside.
  2. For the glaze: In a small pan melt the butter over low heat. Whisk together the cream cheese, vanilla and powdered sugar. Take off of the heat and set aside until ready to use on pancakes.
  3. To make the pancakes: Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Whisk together the milk, egg, and oil.
  4. Heat skillet to medium low. Once preheated, spray with non-stick spray. Add about ½ cup of the batter to the skillet. Wait until bubbles start to form. Snip the corner of the cinnamon filling, and create a swirl pattern in the center of the pancake as pictured above. See notes. Be careful not to get it too close to the edge. With a wide metal spatula flip the pancake over and continue cooking for an additional 1-2 minutes until golden brown.
  5. Wipe out the pan each time and repeat with the remaining batter. Warm the glaze if needed and drizzle over pancakes.
* Before using the cinnamon filling mixture to swirl on top of the pancakes, open up the bag and restir to make sure that the butter is fully incorporated.


  1. This is amazing, can't wait to try them, thank you for sharing

  2. When you flip the pancake didn't alot of the filling just melt in the pan? I've made these before and when I flipped a lot of the filling just melted. Any advice?

  3. Lower your cooking temperature and cook longer to help set the batter before flipping.

  4. Made these pancakes this morning for my son who loves cinnamon rolls. Used pancake mix for sake of time. Turned out wonderful!

  5. My fill didn't say on the pancake it melt away I had them midam low heat

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