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Cinnamon Roll Pancakes on a white plate with striped napkin
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Cinnamon Roll Pancakes Recipe

The perfect marriage of cinnamon rolls and pancakes into one simple recipe! Cinnamon roll pancakes are easy to make and they taste AMAZING! There's no doubt your family will absolutely love them!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, cinnamon, pancakes
Servings: 12 4 inch pancakes
Calories: 432kcal


Cinnamon Filling

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted (not boiling)
  • 1 c packed brown sugar
  • 2 tbsps ground cinnamon

Cream Cheese Glaze

  • 8 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 4 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • 2 c all-purpose flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 2 c milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 2 tbsp canola or vegetable oil


Preparing the Cinnamon Filling

  • Add all ingredients for the cinnamon filling to a quart-sized freezer bag and mix until combined
    mixing cinnamon, brown sugar, and butter in a plastic bag
  • Snip the corner of your bag of cinnamon filling and squeeze the filling into the open corner.
  • Set aside.

Preparing the Cream Cheese Glaze

  • Melt the butter in a small pan on the stove over low heat.
    melted butter in a pot with cream cheese inside. the pot is laying next to vanilla and powdered sugar
  • Remove from heat and whisk the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth.
    whisk in a small pot of cream cheese glaze
  • Set Aside.

Preparing the Pancake Batter

  • Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.
    dry pancake ingredients in a glass bowl
  • Whisk in the milk, egg and oil, just until the batter is moistened. Do not over-mix, the batter will have small lumps.
    pancake batter in a glass bowl

Cooking Directions

  • Heat your skillet and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Scoop about 1/3 c of batter onto the skillet, making a circle about 4 inches in diameter.
  • When your pancakes start to bubble, it is time to add the cinnamon filling. Squeeze the filling out of the bag and swirl it in a circular fashion starting in the center and swirling to the edges.
    adding cinnamon swirl to pancakes
  • Cook the pancake until the bottom side is golden-brown (about 2-3 minutes) and then flip it. Cook an additional 2-3 minutes on this side, or until golden-brown.
    golden pancakes on a black griddle
  • Re-warm the glaze, if need and drizzle over the pancakes before serving.
    drizzling glaze over cinnamon roll pancakes
  • Eat & enjoy!


*You may need to wipe down the skillet in-between batches to get rid of the cinnamon mixture that will stick on the skillet.


Serving: 2pancakes | Calories: 432kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 261mg | Potassium: 269mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 706IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 154mg | Iron: 2mg