Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes are the perfect start to a weekend morning! These fluffy pancakes are swirled with a cinnamon-sugar mixture then drizzled with a sweet cream cheese frosting.

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During the week I reach for an easy breakfast, something that I can make quickly and eat while I get my day started. But on the weekends I like to take a little more time and effort into breakfast. These pancakes are the perfect for this!

They take a little more time, while also being simple. They are the kind of breakfast your family will ask for every weekend!

What ingredients do I need?

  • All-purpose flour
  • Salt
  • Granulated sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Egg
  • Milk
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Let’s make Cinnamon Roll Pancakes!

Cinnamon Sugar Swirl

Step 1: In a small bowl combine the melted and cooled butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon.

Step 2: Whisk until fully combined and thick. If the butter is too warm it will be liquidy and separate from the sugar. If this happens let it cool in the fridge for a few minutes.

Cream Cheese Icing

Step 1: In a small bowl combine the softened butter, softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla.

Step 2: Whisk until fully combined and no lumps remain. Set aside.

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Fluffy Pancakes

Step 1: In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda until fully combined.

Step 2: In a small bowl combine the egg, butter, milk, and vanilla. Stir into the dry mixture until fully combined. There will be some lumps.

Step 3: Heat a large pan (I used this one) or griddle over medium heat. Use butter or non-stick spray to grease the pan.

Step 4: If you want to pipe the cinnamon sugar swirl onto the pancakes then transfer the mixture to a plastic bag and cut one of the corners off. If you don’t want to use a plastic bag, then you can just spoon the mixture onto the pancakes.

Step 5: When the pan is hot scoop 1/4 cup of batter onto the pan. Pipe or spoon a swirl onto the top of the pancake.

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Step 6: When bubbles start to appear on the top of the pancake use a spatula to flip the pancake.

Step 7: When cooked to your liking place the pancake on a plate and top with cream cheese icing. Repeat with the remaining batter.

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5 from 1 vote

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Fluffy pancakes with a cinnamon sugar swirl and cream cheese icing
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast
Keyword: breakfast, Cinnamon, cinnamon roll, cream cheese, icing, pancakes
Servings: 6

Ingredients

For Cinnamon Sugar Swirl:

  • 4 tablespoons (57 grams) butter melted and cooled
  • 6 tablespoons (80 grams) brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon

For Cream Cheese Icing:

  • 4 tablespoons (57 grams) butter softened
  • 2 ounces (57 grams) cream cheese softened
  • 3/4 cup (85 grams) powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For Pancakes:

  • 3/4 cup (90 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon (18 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons (21 grams) butter melted and cooled
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

For Cinnamon Sugar Swirl:

  • In a small bowl combine the melted and cooled butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon.
  • Whisk until fully combined and thick.

For Cream Cheese Icing:

  • In a small bowl combine the butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla.
  • Whisk until fully combined and there are no lumps of powdered sugar.

For Pancakes:

  • In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda until fully combined.
  • In a small bowl combine the egg, butter, milk, and vanilla. Stir into the dry ingredients until fully combined. There will still be some lumps.
  • Heat a large pan or griddle over medium heat. Use butter or non-stick spray to grease the pan.
  • If you want to pipe the cinnamon sugar swirl onto pancakes, then put the filling in a plastic bag with the corner cut off. You can also use a spoon to do this
  • When the pan is hot add 1/4 cup of batter to the pan. Using a plastic bag or a spoon, add a swirl of the filling.
  • When bubbles start to appear on the top of the pancakes use a spatula to flip the pancake.
  • When cooked to your liking, place on plate and top with cream cheese icing. Repeat with remaining pancakes.

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