Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

I LOVE Cinnamon Rolls! Every bite is like heaven in my mouth! YUM!

When I saw this recipe, I knew it was one that I had to make. My husband and I LOVED them!


Found recipe on: Recipe Girl


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



1/2 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon



4 Tablespoons butter
2 ounces cream cheese
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


Prepare pancake batter: In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Whisk in milk, oil and egg, just until batter is moistened (a few small lumps are fine).

In a medium bowl, mix butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Scoop the filling into a small zip baggie and set aside. You don’t want this to remain super-liquidy. It’s best if it becomes a consistency similar to toothpaste.

In a medium, microwave-safe bowl- heat butter and cream cheese until melted. Whisk together until smooth; whisk in powdered sugar and vanilla extract; set aside.

Heat large skillet over medium-low heat. Spray with nonstick spray. Scoop about 3/4 cup batter onto the skillet. Snip the corner of your baggie of filling and squeeze a spiral of the filling onto the top of the pancake. When bubbles begin to appear on the surface, flip carefully with a thin spatula, and cook until browned on the underside, 1 to 2 minutes more. Transfer to a baking sheet or platter and keep in a warm oven until ready to serve.

When ready to serve, spoon warmed glaze onto the top of each pancake.



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  1. ahhh this looks amazing. my husband would LOVE these… so i think i may give them a try!!!thanksxoxoash

  2. Your recipes looks scrumptious!! I'm returning the follow from the blog hop. Thanks for following us! Love your blog! I'm not the best cook so I'm glad to find some new recipes.Denise

  3. WOW! I just ate dinner and this recipe sounds so good I could eat these too! HA! I can't wait to try this recipe. I love the idea of the cinnamon and sugar mixture in a seperate bag to make a nice spiral. All that goodness with a cream cheese drizzle. My mouth is watering. Thanks!

  4. These look SOOOO good! I am seriously drooling right now. Thanks so much for visiting (and following) Newlyweds on a Budget! I'm your newest follower and I can't WAIT to see what other great recipes you have.Kari

  5. Hi Nikki! Thanks for visiting and following my blog – I'm following you now too. Whoa, now that's what I call serious pancakes. I love the cream cheese icing especially. Sorry it took a day to get back here, but the family had me on skates. I'm glad we're official blogging friends now! Have a terrific week!

  6. Wow those look so yummy! Making my stomach growl for some more food this morning :)Thanks for stopping by my blog I'm returning the love and can't wait to see more yummy recipes!

  7. Beautiful blog. Nice topic. I'm your newest follower. Hope you'll follow me back. I'm new in blogger industry. =) Thanks much

  8. You seriously post the BEST recipes! I have all the ingredients on hand except cream cheese to make these! We are definitely going to be trying them out Saturday morning!!

  9. what a combo..pancakes and cinn rolls…it just has to be DELISH!!! and that frosting/syrup sound sinfull! can't wait to try the recipie. We are your newest followers!!

  10. Melynda

    Hi Nicki, I am sharing these great pancakes on my Wednesday links. I am sure my Honey will love these for a Father's Day breakfast. thanks.

  11. Vicki V @

    They look like a flattened cinnabon, and I mean that in the nicest possible way! :)

  12. SnoWhite

    Wow — what a great idea. Bet that they are fantastic. Thanks for saying hi on my blog; glad I came by! Now a follower with Google Reader.

  13. Alex

    Oh My! I saw this post on Share The Wealth Wednesday and all I can say is WOW. I'm completely stuffed from lunch but would still find a way to eat this if it were put in front of me! Will need to try it out.

  14. Laura

    My 15-year-old daughter is such a picky eater, but she loves cinnamon rolls & pancakes, so she would love these (minus the syrup cause she eats her pancakes with butter only).

    Stopping by from VoiceBoks!

  15. Syed Store

    Hi Nikki, I just got home from work and was checking my emails, Thanks for the nice email and comments Who wouldn't want to follow a beautiful and delicious blog like yours. My mother in law is a cooking teacher I am going to email your blog to her as well. She would love all these recipes. Girl you have got some real talent there. Wow these recipes are mouth watering.
    Bushra Syed

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  17. allison @

    THOSE LOOK AMAZING! And totally do-able. Thank you so much for linking up your deliciousness to WWWW!

  18. This looks gorgeous – I love cinnamon – this is getting bookmarked in my 'recipes' to try out!!! I'm your newest

  19. Ahhhh…the best of both worlds — pancake and cinnamon roll — love it! I love the fact that the piping technique makes them look like cinnamon rolls too. Brilliant!Always such a pleasure to have you be a part of "A Little Birdie Told Me…"!Yours, Jenn

  20. I have just tried these today -with a few tweaks and they are to die for! Thanks muchly! I have linked back to you on my blog! :)

  21. missionary mama

    Found your amazing recipe through my friend {Raising 4 Princesses}. IT is DELISH!!! :) Thanks for sharing!

  22. I found these this morning on Pinterest and made them for my husband and I. They were fabulous! I think I made my swirls a little too fat so it made them a bit hard to flip over, but it all worked out. Next time I'll be sure to cut just a tiny snip in the bag! Thanks!

  23. Too delicious. I made the Carmel frosting from this website as our syrup. Words cannot describe it. The frosting is good on strawberries as well. I will be making these again-soon.

  24. Saw this recipe last night and couldn’t wait until breakfast to make them. I woke up early so that I could get them done before my 6 week old woke up! My husband, 4-year old, and I LOVED these. They were really pretty simple to make and were absolutely delicious. I thought 3/4 c of batter was a little too big…made them a little unmanageable when flipping and only produced 3 pancakes (luckily there were 3 of us eating so it worked out okay…they took up the entire plate!). Next time I’ll try 1/2 cup and see if it’s a little easier. I also added 1/4 tsp salt to the cinnamon sugar mixture (a trick I use when making my cinnamon rolls that really helps balance the sweet flavor). Thanks so much for this amazing recipe. I’m enjoying looking at all of your other delicious recipes and can”t wait to try more. If they’re all as good as this one, you’re blog is a goldmine!

  25. Debe

    rather upset that when I try to get your recipe for cinnamon roll cake all that comes up is the cinnamon roll pancakes. Can you please send the cinnamon roll CAKE recipe? I would appreciate it.
    Thank you

  26. Ok, these look fantastic!! I must try them. However, I was looking for the cinnamon roll cake recipe, and it keeps bringing me to the pancake one… can you point me to the cake?! :) Thanks!

  27. Donna

    I found that the brown sugar mixture starts burning before the pancake cooks all the way. It also melts all over the pan And burns before I get the next pancake in. I had to wipe it between pancakes until I gave up on it. I just poured both over the pancakes at the end. I liked way the pancakes turned out w/out pouring the brown sugar mixture in. Great texture!

  28. Sharon

    When I click from pinterest on CINNAMON ROLL CAKE…..I get your pancake recipe. Where is the cake recipe?

  29. erika cronin

    I pinned your recipe for cinnamon roll cake a few months back. I made it once and it was to die for!! Now I go to that pin and get linked to your recipe for cinnamon roll pancakes (which look amazing as well!). Have you taken away the cake recipe? would love to have it and make it for my hubby on father’s day!

  30. Gringo's Wife

    I was so excited when I saw the recipe this morning because I just love cinnamon rolls. However, after making it, I can say that it turned out to be a big hot mess. The cinnamon filling was way to watery, despite the fact that I tried fixing it by putting more brown sugar, and also by putting it in the fridge for a little while. The glaze was also problematic.. Although I used Tofutti cream cheese because I’m lactose intolerant, I’ve never had a problem making glaze from it before until now. Following the recipe’s directions the glaze turned out to be a buttery watery syrup that was way to sweet and buttery for my liking. I think the measurements on some of this ingredients are wrong. I would rather just make actual cinnamon rolls., or those awesome pumpkin cinnamon rolls that taste heavenly.

  31. ang

    Love these. What changes to the recipe would need to b done for waffles? Is it different than the normal way of converting pancakes to waffles?

  32. Joan Fanolla

    These looks so good I will be making them asap. With an apple chutney, since apples and cinnamon compliment each other “YUMMY”