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. Amanda

    These make me want to give up on healthy eating

  2. April

    Oh my these sound and look delicious! Will be trying them soon!

  3. lnowak

    Thanks for stopping by My Little Blogspot. I am following you back! These pancakes look amazing.Happy Blogging!

  4. Callista

    Thanks for following me, I'm now following back. I followed on facebook too.

  5. Delaney

    This looks delicious! Will definitely be trying these sometime soon!

  6. Jessica

    Excuse me while I wipe the drool from my chin...Jessica @FoundtheMarbles

  7. Ashley

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

  8. Mom Fashion World

    Mmm... it looks so yummy!I love to cook so I must try this recipe. Thanks for following. I'm following you back.See you around.

  9. Kim McCallie

    This combines two of my favorite breakfast foods: pancakes and cinnamon rolls - heavy emphasis on the cinnamon rolls. Delicious! I'd like to invite you to share your recipe on A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  10. shopannies

    these look so good I shared a breakfast recipe as well come see it at

  11. BoyzRuleOurWorld

    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


    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!

  13. Raina

    OMG! These look amazing! I will definitely have to try them:)

  14. Kari

    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

  15. -Lucky Mommy-

    Following you!! So glad to find your blog...LOVE IT!! It's not good for my low carb diet...haha...but a girl can dream!

  16. ExJW33

    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!

  17. Shannon

    So happy you found me! Love all the recipes, this one looks delicious :)

  18. Ro @

    Is it breakfast time yet??? OMG those sound sooo yum!!!New follower!! Ro :)Have YOU had your Mom-ME Moment today?

  19. Aubrey Leong

    Thanks for stopping by and saying hi! You have so many yummy looking recipes...and I love to cook so I'm excited to try some of these out!!

  20. Jamie

    These look amazing! One peek at your blog and I'm a follower :)

  21. Ginny

    DELICIOUS!! What a brilliant idea.

  22. Jen

    My kids would love these.Returning the luv from the Alexa Hop. Have a good week!

  23. Chrissie

    Wow, incredibly dangerous recipe =) I am a cinnamon addict, I love it! Thanks for stopping by, I am your newest follower! My daughter will be very happy we found you =)

  24. Hope Epton

    OMG those look awesome! I'm sure it would be a hit in my house...If I cooked/baked/ I am still trying to drop the baby weight, so these would have to be reserved for a special occasion, like Fathers Day!Following you back from VB!Hopeblg: http://www.teamepton.comfb: Passion:

  25. Sara

    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!

  26. BellaVida

    Hi, thanks for dropping by my blog. I'm following you back now.That stack o pancakes looks like syrupy sugary goodness. yum!Bella Vida by LettyHave a great day.

  27. michele at hellolovelyinc

    sounds and looks crazy might like my giveaway here:'d love for you to follow!michele

  28. Carme Garvilles

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

  29. Sarah Kate

    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!!

  30. LrSchwtz

    Are you kidding me?!? This looks AMAZING! I think this might be our Father's Day brunch. Please stop by and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party! I'm your newest follower!


    I know I already left a commit but I'm having my first link party tomorrow Cast Party Wednesday and would love it if you would come over and share this recipe. It just looks so good!,I hope to see you there!

  32. Sisters of the

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

  33. consideringthefields

    Thanks for following me! Following you back from . And oh my gosh...if I follow too much my goal of losing this baby weight may just not happen! haha. Seriously though, all your recipes and food are looking incredibly yummy! I may have to make these for Husband for Father's Day!

  34. Molly

    These sound delicious! Thanks for sharing! Love your blog :-)

  35. Sara

    OMG, these look amazing! Cinnamon rolls + pancakes is a genius combination!

  36. ASingleMothersJourney

    Cinnamon Roll Pancakes? Oh wow I have to make these! I'm so glad you stopped by my blog and I'm definitely following you back. I'm so excited for new recipes to try!

  37. Gabe

    Oh YUM! I'll have to give those a try. My hubby and kids will love them!

  38. 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.

  39. Lyuba @ Will Cook For Smiles

    Oh, these are just sinful! Weren't these outlawed? I'm pretty sure :):)
    I want some now ;)

    Hope you can come see me at

  40. Fabric Bows and More

    Yum. Come and join our link party:

  41. Vicki V @

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

  42. 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.

  43. Something Swanky Cupcakes and Desserts

    I'd love for you to link this up to my Sweet Treats Party today! Hope to see you there,

  44. Nikki

    Oh, you know how to appeal to a pregnant woman! I'll definitely be trying these! Thanks for sharing!


  45. Screaming Sardine

    Wow, this looks awesome!! Thanks for sharing the recipe. :)

    Tracy Screaming Sardine

  46. 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.

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  48. 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!

  49. Katie @ This Chick Cooks

    How delicious! Thanks for coming by to share! Have a great weekend.

  50. 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

  51. Jana

    Cinnamon rolls and pancakes are my two favorite breakfast treats, what a great way to put them together!

  52. Staci K.

    Ohmygosh. I am seriously thinking about going to the store right now so I can make these!

  53. Mindy

    Yet another delicious sounding recipe. I'm "pinning" this one too!

  54. TSC

    Heaven! I made these for my family for Father's Day breakfast. YUM!

  55. Amanda-The Sweet Details

    Yum!! Thanks for sharing this at Savory Sundays! It looks great!!


    Thanks for linking to THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS! Tomorrow we post the TOP CLICKED recipe, make sure to come by and take a look. Today we opened this week's theme "30 MINUTE MEALS". We hope you stop back by and link up again! Happy Blogging!

  57. Anna

    I am your newest follower! These pancakes look absolutely delicious!!! Check out my sight whenever you can at

  58. Chad and Mary Beth @ Nothing But Country

    Thank you for your wonderful link up at Nothing But

    We have featured your projected on our blog.

    Feel free to grab yourself a "I've Been Featured" button if you wish.

    And we invite you to link up again any new amazing projects of yours at our linky party.

    Thanks again for your share!!

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  59. allison @

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


    Your recipe was the number ONE clicked on recipe from last week's linky party! CONGRATS, on an amazing recipe! You are featured today on my blog, please come by and pick up a featured button if you wish! Thanks for linking up!


    Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe with us. I hope you will come over tomorrow and share more of your delicious recipes with us at Cast Party Wednesday. I can't wait to see what you bring! http://www.ladybehindthecurtain.comI hope to see you there!

  62. NJ

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

  63. Jenn Erickson

    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

  64. amy

    wow! I am so making these! They look amazing!

  65. Sarah

    These look SO yummy my mouth is watering! :-)

  66. NJ

    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! :)

  67. missionary mama

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

  68. Ali

    I'm so glad to see that you linked up this week! Thank you so much for sharing this at Recipe Sharing Monday. I hope to see you back next week!

  69. Mindy

    I made these this morning and linked to your recipe in my post.
    The fam inhaled them! :o)

  70. Aubrey

    These make a fantastic pancake...almost TOO good! Yum!!

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  72. Karen

    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!

  73. Anonymous

    Fantastic recipe. I made these for my family on New Years day. I added apple pie filling to the tops with just a tiny bit of glaze. So yummy!!Angie

  74. Bethany

    These look amazing! I can't wait to try them!

  75. Anonymous

    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.

  76. Summer

    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!

  77. Caroline

    Made these a few weeks ago and they are delicious! I have these posted on my pinterest board, too!

  78. 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

    1. Chef in Training

      I am sorry you are upset. Whoever pinned or linked the site must have linked to the wrong post. Here is the link to the cinnamon roll cake:

  79. Kristi-Anna

    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!

  80. 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!

  81. Sharon

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

    1. Chef in Training

      sorry about that. Someone must have pinned the wrong link with the wrong picture. Here is the link to the cinnamon roll cake:

  82. 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!

  83. Sheryl @ Lady Behind The Curtain

    Looking back on my first party. Please come back over to Cast Party Wednesday and share any new recipes you might have. Thanks, I hope to see you there, ---Sheryl @ Lady Behind The Curtain---

  84. 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.

    1. Gringo's Wife

      Now this is awesome: The pumpkin cinnamon rolls:

  85. 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?

  86. Joan Fanolla

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

  87. Marina

    Wonderfulllll! I Just made them for breakfast and I´m totally in love with it!!!!!!!