Cinnamon Roll Pancakes RecipeStacey Mebs | Bake.Eat.Repeat.
Cinnamon Roll Pancakes are an easy and special breakfast treat. For the cinnamon roll lovers in all of us.
Have you ever had a cinnamon roll craving? I have. Plenty of times. That's totally normal right?
Cinnamon rolls are really just the best thing ever. I don't think I know anyone that doesn't love them.
But.... sometimes you want a cinnamon roll and there are none in sight.
And they're not exactly a whip it up in a half hour breakfast treat. Closer to several hours to enjoy the next day.
Which is still great, cinnamon rolls tomorrow - but it doesn't exactly help with that craving.
Cinnamon roll pancakes are the answer. These taste just like a cinnamon roll, but in pancake form.
And they're way faster to make in a cinnamon roll emergency. Because those are a thing.
These are some of the best flavoured pancakes I've ever tried. We make pancakes on a fairly regular basis around here, but typically stick to the plain old buttermilk kind.
Although these banana pancakes run a close second whenever there's some overripe bananas lying around.
I think cinnamon roll pancakes are going to be joining the pancake rotation for our Sunday brunch though. They are that good!
Sweet, cinnamon filled, fluffy pancakes with a cream cheese glaze. They taste surprisingly similar to the real thing. But with a lot less time and effort.
They are quite sweet though, so if you want to cut down on the sweetness a bit, they are also delicious if you replace the sugar and maple syrup with a smaller amount of brown sugar.
That makes for a cinnamon-flavoured pancake without a sugar overload. And there's still the cream cheese glaze to sweeten them.
If, however, you want a decadent cinnamon roll pancake that tastes exactly like the real thing - make them as written. They are absolutely fantastic and definitely worth it for a special breakfast treat!
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Cinnamon Roll Pancakes Recipe
IngredientsFor the Cream Cheese Glaze:
- 2 tablespoons Unsalted Butter, Softened
- 2 ounces Cream Cheese, Softened, 1/4 package
- 3 tablespoons Milk
- 1/2 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
- 3/4 cup Powdered Sugar
- 1 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
- 2 tablespoons Granulated Sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 2 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
- 1 tablespoon Cinnamon
- 2 large Eggs, Lightly beaten
- 1 cup Buttermilk
- 2 tablespoons Pure Maple Syrup
- 1/4 cup Unsalted Butter, Melted and cooled
- 1 tablespoon Pure Vanilla Extract
To Make the Cream Cheese Glaze:
- In a medium bowl, with an electric mixer, whip the butter and cream cheese together until smooth and creamy.
- Add the milk, vanilla and powdered sugar and whip again until smooth and well combined.
- Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap and set aside.
For the Pancakes:
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and cinnamon until well combined.
- In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, buttermilk, maple syrup, butter and vanilla until well combined.
- Add this mixture to the dry ingredients and mix. I usually use an electric mixer, but you can also just whisk it all together until it’s combined.
- Preheat a non-stick frying pan or electric griddle to medium heat. I don’t use any oil, but if it’s not a good non-stick pan you may need to lightly oil the pan to prevent the pancakes from sticking.
- Drop the batter onto the hot pan by 1/4 cup spoonfuls and allow to cook until bubbles start forming on the top.
- Flip and cook on the other side.
- Keep warm while cooking the rest of the pancakes.
- Serve hot, drizzled with the cream cheese glaze.
- This makes a very sweet pancake that tastes just like a cinnamon roll. If you’d like a less sweet version, omit the sugar and maple syrup from the pancake batter, and add 2 tablespoons of brown sugar instead. That will make a cinnamon flavoured pancake that isn’t overly sweet.
- Stacey Mebs
- Pancakes adapted from Dinner Then Dessert, cream cheese glaze adapted from Cooking Classy.
- Cooking Method:
- Breakfasts, Brunches, Pancakes, Easy, Cinnamon, Griddle
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- 12 pancakes
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Author: Stacey Mebs
Source: Pancakes adapted from Dinner Then Dessert, cream cheese glaze adapted from Cooking Classy.
Recipe Yields: 12 pancakes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Amount Per Serving