Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

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   I love breakfast foods, especially pancakes. They remind me of my Momma. She used to make us pancakes all the time when we were little. Mom always used Bisquick pancake mix, and it is what I now use too. I love it. They have great flavor and they’re a cinch to make.
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   When I saw these Cinnamon Roll Pancakes on Pinterest (of course) I thought they looked amazing and had to make them asap. I used our trusty box of Bisquick for the pancake batter instead of using the homemade one on the recipe. Let me just tell you… These pancakes are FABULOSITY! I’ve now made them 3 weekends in a row because they’re SO good!
Cinnamon Roll Pancakes
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For Pancakes
  1. 1 cup all-purpose flour
  2. 2 teaspoons baking powder
  3. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  4. 1 cup milk
  5. 1 Tablespoon canola oil
  6. 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  7. (OR use a boxed pancake batter)
Cinnamon Filling
  1. 1/2 cup butter, melted
  2. 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  3. 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
Cream Cheese Glaze
  1. 4 Tablespoons butter
  2. 2 ounces cream cheese
  3. 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Prepare Cinnamon Filling first: In a medium bowl, mix butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Scoop the filling into a small zip baggie and set aside. ( Set this aside and let it rest and set atleast 20 minutes. You want it thick, not liquidy)
  2. 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)
  3. OR If using a boxed mix, prepare according to package directions.
  4. Prepare Cream Cheese glaze: In a medium glass or microwave-safe bowl, heat the butter and cream cheese until melted. Whisk together until smooth, then whisk in powdered sugar and vanilla. Set aside.
  5. Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium-low heat. Spray with non-stick cooking spray. Scoop about 1/2 cup of pancake batter onto the skillet. Snip the corner of your cinnamon filling baggie 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 spatula and cook until lightly browned on the underside, 1 to 2 minutes more. Transfer pancake to a baking sheet and keep warm in the oven while you make the rest of the pancakes.
  6. When ready to serve, spoon warmed cream cheese glaze on top of each pancake. Enjoy!
Adapted from The Recipe Girl
Adapted from The Recipe Girl
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Recipe adapted from: Recipe Girl

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    • Jenn says

      How do you make the cinnamon mixture not runny? I just tried this recipe and it was an epic fail. The cinnamon was runny and the mixture burned in the pan. It looked nothing like the picture…

  1. Momof5boyz says

    Holly i saw these today on ur blog and made them for dinner 2nite! I also like Bisquick. so thats what i used for the batter too. they were fantastic! Everyone loved them!

  2. klutzy k says

    I made these yesterday. And today. My husband doesn’t like pancakes and when I got him to try them yesterday, he ate the last three we had and wanted to know why I hadn’t doubled it. Ha ha! I had enough cinnamon stuff leftover and almost enough of the cream cheese to do the full batch today. Love these!

  3. says

    I made these for breakfast today for my daughter’s birthday. She loves everything cinnamon roll, they were a hit! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  4. Annie says

    Having these for breakfast as I type. Like other posters, mine weren’t as pretty, but they are absolutely delicious! I used a blueberry pancake batter from a box mix, and I think the extra bit of blueberry might be making it just a tad more awesome! Thanks for the recipe.

  5. Anonymous says

    I made these this weekend and they were great but had the same problem as easkinner. Any tips to keep the brown sugar mixture from burning when you flip the pancakes??

  6. says

    I teach a summer rec class with parents/children and would love to do this. How many pancakes is this supposed to make? Also awaiting answer about burning. Meanwhile I’m trying these myself!

  7. says

    Hi ladies. Sorry just getting back to you. About the filling burning.. I didnt have that problem. Maybe you could try turning them temp down to low when you cook them. Hope this helps! As far as servings, I believe this recipe makes about 6 pancakes.

  8. says

    Ok so I had some trouble with the filling. First it was way to runny, second it ran everywhere on my griddle & none of the pancakes had any filling in them! The taste was great but the process & presentation were horrible!! I want to try this again so I think I’m going to reduce the butter in the filling by half & I’m going to let the pancakes set up a bit longer before I swirl the filling. Other than that we all loved the way they tasted!!

  9. says

    I made these for my son and nieces this morning. They were a big hit. They were not as pretty as the pictures you posted,(filling seemed to go everywhere)but they were delicious!May need to get one of those pastry tools to help control the distribution of the filling.

  10. says

    I made these this morning and agree with Mrs. DLo. The filling seemed to get everywhere. But they were yummy. My 6yo said, “These aren’t yummy, these are AWESOME!” One question– I have LOTS of filling and lots of frosting left. How long do you think I can save it? Do you think it would freeze?

  11. says

    Hi Jeni! As far as the filling goes, it’s important you let it stand atleast 15 minutes or so before using. It thickens as it stands. Sorry yours ran everywhere. Let it stand for a good while and you should be good. As far as long it lasts, I’m not sure. I haven’t tried freezing it.

  12. says

    LOVE! Next time I’ll double the pancake batter and keep the rest the same cause I have lots of leftover frosting and cinnamon. Had a big problem figuring out how big a hole to make in the ziplock bag. ROFL Once I figured that out the last couple looked decent. :)

  13. sc says

    These were pretty good, but there was a lot of left over cinnamon butter and frosting. Also, holy COW there are a lot of calories!

  14. Ruth says

    Taste amazing, but very sloppy. My cinnamon better was too dense to squeeze out of the bag. Came out in big globs, then melted within the batter as the pancake cooked, ended up like scrambled pancakes. Cooked the rest plain and topped with cinnamon sugar butter instead of syrup. Yummy!

  15. Katie says

    I made these today. So delicious! I made my normal pancake amount which is double this recipe and kept everything the same. I have squeeze bottles for condiments that worked just perfect for the cinnamon butter. Looked exactly like the picture above…thank you!

  16. says

    Wow these Cinnamon Roll Pancakes look great! You certainly are very talented. Hopefully you will make a Cinnamon Swiss Roll next. :-) Been looking for that perfect Cinnamon Swiss Roll recipe without much luck. Without Cheese so it will keep. Maybe with a Cinnamon Apple or Cinnamon Orange Jam for the filling.

  17. Carolyn says

    My family loved these pancakes. I did two things differently first for the cinnamon filling I made it in a pint sizes mason jar and then transferred to a plastic food safe squeeze bottle which worked like a charm. I only cooked one side and then transferred to a cookie sheet and finished under a broiler, it worked amazing. Great recipe!

  18. Brianna Hartman says

    My mom and I made these for breakfast this morning, and they were delicious! We also had a TON of fun making them :)! We decided to double the pancake batter and keep everything else the same because it looked like there would be WAY too much cinnamon butter for the little bit of batter, and it worked out perfectly :) (I tossed that in there for people who had questions about the leftover cinnamon butter)! The only thing we would change for next time is to reduce the amount of milk from one cup to three quarters of a cup because our pancakes were way too runny on the griddle, and it made putting the swirl on them and flipping them very difficult. Other than that, they turned out great! I need to make these for my fiance now :)!

  19. KV says

    These are AWESOME! I have 3 boys + husband & I so I tripled the batter, used 2 1/2c milk for the tripled amount instead of 3c, DID NOT multiply the cinnamon filling at all, and doubled the glaze. I had to keep squishing the filling in the Ziploc bag because the butter kept separating but like you said, probably 15mins after first mixing it, it was the right consistency. Anyone here asks to go to iHOP and I’ll bet I can change their mind quickly by making these. Thanks!

  20. Carmen P says

    I made these this morning and while they tasted delicious, they certainly didn’t look as nice as yours! Haha! For the pancake batter amount in this recipe, the cinnamon and cream cheese glaze should really be cut in half. I had a lot of wasted glaze.

  21. Sony says

    Found this pancake recipe last night on Pinterest and made this first thing in the morning. While they were not close as pretty as yours, they definitely tasted amazing. Thanks a ton. Any tips on how to make them look like yours? Mine were not soft and fluffy because the cinnamon filling sunk in the pancake batter and made swirls of craters on pancakes. Lol. Thanks anyways :)

  22. Ashley says

    Made these for my hubby. I heard no words while he ate..I think it’s safe to say this recipe is AMAZING! Easy to makes ad enjoy – thank you for sharing with us!

  23. Irene says

    Oh they look so good. I’m not going to be the spoiler here, just curious what are the CARBS and sugar grams per one? As a diabetic I’m always looking for ideals, and then I change a few ingredients for me.

  24. Emma says

    I made these for breakfast and they were delicious! I found that it makes about 6 pancakes (each 1/2 cup). So I would suggest that either you half the cream cheese glaze and cinnamon mixture or double (or even triple) the pancake mix. I will say that the first pancake was nothing short of an epic Pinterest fail, BUT, once I got the hang of it they turned out pretty good! Great recipe!

  25. Susie says

    I made these for my family, including my daughters niece and nephew, who are two of the pickiest eaters. I used honey wheat pancake mix (all I had) and they all LOVED them!! Thank you!!

  26. Teresa says

    Amazing! The cinnamon mixture was a little thick and hard to squeeze consistently but the suggestion of using the condiment bottle will solve that problem. My daughter and I loved, loved, loved them!


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