Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

After sharing the Cinnamon Roll Doughnuts, I have had Cinnamon Rolls on my brain, and since we don’t live anywhere close to a Mall that has a Cinnabon Store, I figured I would cook up the next best thing…Cinnamon Roll Pancakes.

For many years, I have added syrup to pancakes for my oldest, but I had not ever made them the way Recipe Girl teaches, with a butter, brown sugar and cinnamon thick glaze swirled into the pancakes. So we set out to give them a try…and they turned out pretty well!

I drizzled the Cinnamon Roll Pancakes with a simple glaze with powdered sugar and milk, of course you can certainly add Cream Cheese Drizzle, but I’m not a huge fan of cream cheese…I know the shame of it…right?

And…they were delicious! The Cinnamon Roll Pancakes were just as easy as regular pancakes to make, with just a few special tips…

  • Start with fluffy pancake mix – we like the Old Fashioned Homemade Pancake Mix
  • When you are making the cinnamon filling, be sure the butter is completely melted before adding the brown sugar and cinnamon – it will swirl easier
  • After mixing the cinnamon filling, pour into a resealable bag and snip a VERY small corner off
  • Heat up your griddle, but don’t get it too hot or the cinnamon filling will burn
  • When you add the cinnamon filling, be sure not to get it close to the edge
  • Flip the pancakes quickly
  • Wipe off the griddle in between batches

For more tips…see Recipe Girl’s post

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Cinnamon Roll Pancakes
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A delicious way to enjoy pancakes and cinnamon rolls in one! Recipe from Adapted from Recipe Girl
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup milk {a little less or a little more is fine depending on the consistency you like}
  • 2 tablespoons oil
Cinnamon Filling
  • 4 tablespoons {1/2 stick} butter, melted {completely}
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 2-4 tablespoons milk {depending on consistency}
  1. In a large measuring cup, whisk together dry ingredients
  2. Add wet ingredients and mix well
  3. In a small bowl, combine ingredients for cinnamon filling, pour into a resealable bag
  4. Heat griddle to about 325 degrees {not super hot} - add non-stick cooking spray
  5. Add pancake batter to griddle - I use a ¼ cup measuring cup
  6. Cook pancake until it starts to bubble
  7. Snip off a VERY small corner on the bag, swirl the cinnamon filling onto the pancake
  8. Continue cooking pancake about 2 minutes or until brown, flip quickly so the cinnamon stays in the middle
  9. Continue cooking another 2 minutes or until brown
  10. Mix glaze and drizzle over pancakes
Liz says...loved these pancakes! The cinnamon filling was a perfect addition.

Doug says...These were a great breakfast-for-dinner meal.

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