Friday, May 4, 2012

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes - ButterYum

Oh boy do I have a decadent breakfast recipe to share with you today.  How do Cinnamon Roll Pancakes sound??  Yes, I know... way too good, right?  Right!!  That's why I only  make them when we have guests in the house.

The pancake batter is pretty straight forward, but you can use your favorite boxed pancake mix if you like.  The cinnamon filling and the creamy drizzle should be made before you start frying your pancakes.  I put each of them in a sturdy zip-top bag.  When I'm ready to use each, I snip a tiny hole in the corner of the bag.  If the cinnamon filling starts to separate before you use it, squish it around in the bag for a minute.  Likewise, if the cream drizzle starts to firm up too much before you use it, squish it around in the bag for a minute.

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes (
Printable Recipe
makes eight 4-inch pancakes

Cinnamon Filling:
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
6 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Creamy Glaze:
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder, sifted
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
1 cup milk
1 large egg, beaten
1 tablespoon canola oil

To make the cinnamon filling:
Combine ingredients and place in a heavy zip-top bag.  Set aside until needed.

To make the creamy drizzle:
Gently melt butter and whisk in cream cheese until smooth.  Add powdered sugar and vanilla; whisk until smooth.  Place in a heavy zip-top bag.  Set aside until needed.

To make the pancake batter:
In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.  Add milk, egg, and oil; whisk just until combined (don't over whisk - a few lumps in the batter are okay).

To make the pancakes:
Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat and spray with non-stick spray.   Scoop 1/3 cup batter per pancake into hot skillet (each pancake will be about 4-inches in diameter).  Reduce heat to low.  Snip a tiny hole in the corner of the cinnamon filling bag.  When the pancake begins to form bubbles, squeeze cinnamon filling in a swirl pattern starting in the center , being careful not to get the filling too close to the edges of the pancake; cook 2-3 minutes, or until it's time to flip the pancakes over and cook an additional 2-3 minutes.  Wipe pan clean between batches.  Serve pancakes with creamy drizzle.

Prepare the cinnamon filling and creamy drizzle before you start.  Keep the bags sealed for now, but snip a small hole in the corner of each when needed.

Each batch of pancakes should start with a clean skillet.

When you start seeing bubbles in the pancake batter, pipe the cinnamon filling in a swirl pattern, being careful not to pipe it too close to the edge of the pancakes.

Get too close to the edge and this will happen.  No worries, it'll still taste good.

Flip the pancakes over when the bottoms look like this. 

Ooooo.... so cool.

Are you ready for a bite?  Wait... we need to add the creamy drizzle.

Okay, there you go.  You're welcome.


  1. Your Cinnamon Roll Pancakes look so delicious - what a perfect weekend brunch treat!

  2. I've never seen a step by step tutorial on how to make these beauties! My family would love them :)

  3. OH that looks sinfully delicious!

  4. Patricia,
    Who could refuse a breakfast with Cinnamon Roll Pancakes. I hope that you can make them quickly as the scent wafting out of the kitchen
    could bring on a stampede. :-)

  5. I make these often...they are wonderful!

  6. What a delicious idea! Somehow pancakes sound so much more healthy than cinnamon rolls too ;o

  7. These look so good, I am going to eat my computer screen. Definitely on the menu for next weekend!! Thanks!

  8. These pancakes look amazing, love how you did the swirl, so pretty and so tasty too, I'm sure! Great idea for a special breakfast!

  9. These look too good! I may make these for Sunday Mother's Day breakfast. yum!

  10. Hello Patricia,
    Thanks for the Cinnamon Roll Pancakes recipe.
    I'll create one for sure, my kids are gonna like it :)
    If you don't mind, can I submit your Cinnamon Roll Pancakes photo in ?
    It's a food photography site full of all DIY food pictures from members around the world. Or perhaps you'd like to submit by yourself? Let me know when you did, so I can share it.

    1. Hi Hillary - I'll be happy to do it. Thanks for telling me about the site.

    2. you're welcome patricia ;)

  11. Oh goodness! These looks so good. Combination of two favorite things of mine!

  12. OMG I never taste nothing similar!!! pancake are not really common in Italy, and when we cook it are original recipe, I ador cinnamon and now i'm curious to taste you version!! I love it! xo Valentina

  13. The best of both worlds in a pancake~ Yum!

  14. Oh Come on, I've never heard of these but they sure do look yummy and sound delicious. I sit here at my computer just imagining the flavor. I'm going to make these pancakes for breakfast next weekend. Can hardly wait to try them out, I bet they'll be a hit with my family. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. :0)

  15. These look and sound amaaaazing! I have to admit, this is the first thing that caught my eye over at Stone Gable's linky party. Thanks (I think) for sharing this recipe. My diet is worth sacrificing for these!! LOL


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