Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

(Last Updated On: August 2, 2020)

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes: Fluffy pancakes with cinnamon sugar, and a decadent cream cheese glaze. Tastes just like a cinnamon roll in pancake form!

cinnamon roll pancakes

Looking for a delicious breakfast or brunch recipe? You have to try these cinnamon roll pancakes! This cinnamon roll pancake recipe combines the texture of fluffy pancakes with the flavor cinnamon rolls. They are wonderful for holidays like Christmas, or Easter; but also perfect for a regular old Saturday morning.

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If you like cinnamon rolls, you are going to love this recipe. It is easy to make and the tastes is out of this world!

cinnamon roll pancake recipe

Cinnamon Roll Pancake Ingredients


For the Pancakes

  • Flour, Baking Soda, and Salt
  • Buttermilk: Buttermilk not only creates a delicious flavor, but it also adds acidity to the batter. Buttermilk creates a chemical reaction with the baking soda to help the pancakes become light and airy. This leads to a wonderful light and fluffy texture.
  • Egg
  • Vegetable Oil

For the Cinnamon Roll Filling

  • Butter
  • Brown Sugar
  • Cinnamon

For the Cream Cheese Glaze:

  • Butter
  • Cream Cheese
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Vanilla

how to make cinnamon roll pancakes

How To Make Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

For the Cinnamon Filling

  1. In a medium bow, combine all filling ingredients. Place into a plastic baggie.

For the Pancakes:

  1. Combine dry ingredients. Mix in wet ingredients.
  2. Preheat skillet, and add about 1/2 cup of batter. When pancake bubbles begin to burst, pipe a swirl of cinnamon filling, and the flip. Cook for 2-3 more minutes, or until cooked through.

For the Glaze:

  1. Combine all ingredients. Drizzle over pancakes before serving.

cinnamon roll pancake recipe with cream cheese glaze

When to Flip Pancakes

When you are making pancakes, it can be hard to know when to flip them. Too early, and you’ll have raw batter in the center. Too late, and they’ll be charred. Here is my method: After you put the pancake batter on the griddle or it in the skillet, it will start to bubble. Watch as the bubbles burst and new ones form. When most of the bubbles have burst, it is time to flip the pancakes. This ensures that the pancakes are cooked through without being overcooked.

How to Make Pancakes Fluffy

When it comes to making the perfect fluffy pancakes, here are a few tips to keep in mind.

  1. Mix the batter thoroughly, but not too much. The batter will still be a little bit lumpy and that is okay! Do not try to get all the lumps out, or over mix the batter. This will lead to a tough pancake.
  2. Let the batter sit for a few minutes before you start cooking. This leads to a nice airy, pancake. If you start cooking immediately, they may turn out too dense.
  3. I also like to use buttermilk as mentioned above.  It gives a perfect flavor and texture.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Can You Freeze Pancakes?

If you are trying to plan ahead for easy breakfast ideas or just have leftovers, you can easily freeze pancakes. I recommend that you freeze the pancakes with wax paper or parchment paper between them so the pancakes do not stick together. This lets you take a single pancake out without having to use the entire batch.  This is perfect for quick breakfasts. I do suggest freezing without the glaze. Also, I like to use a freezer bag. This takes up less room ,and lets you easily write the item and date on the outside. Freeze for up to 3 months.

2.  How Long Do Pancakes Last?

When you store then the pancakes in the refrigerator, they will last about 3 days. If you are storing the pancakes in the freezer, they will last about 3 months.

What to Serve With Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Typical breakfast foods like bacon and eggs go great alongside these pancakes. Fresh fruit or hash browns are also a great choice.

Also consider:

Breakfast Quesadilla: So crispy!

 Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Blueberry Coffee Cake: With a mile high streusel.

cinnamon roll pancakes

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes: Fluffy pancakes with cinnamon sugar, and a decadent cream cheese glaze. Tastes just like a cinnamon roll in pancake form!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Best, Easy, homemade
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 594kcal
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For the Pancakes

  • 1 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Cup Buttermilk
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil

For the Cinnamon Filling

  • 4 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1/3 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Cinnamon

For the Cream Cheese Glaze

  • 4 Tablespoons Butter Melted
  • 2 Ounces Cream Cheese Softened
  • 3/4 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract


For the Pancakes

  • In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir in oil, milk, and egg. Allow batter to sit for a few minutes.
  • Spray skillet or griddle with non stick cooking spray. Add about 1/2 cup of batter per pancake. Watch as bubbles form, and then swirl in cinnamon filling (see recipe below). Flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes.

For the Cinnamon Filling

  • In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients. Place into a plastic baggie, and snip off the corner.

For the Cream Cheese Glaze

  • In a small bowl, combine all ingredients. Drizzle over warm pancakes.


Recipe adapted from The Recipe Critic.


Calories: 594kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 118mg | Sodium: 586mg | Potassium: 390mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 1075IU | Calcium: 218mg | Iron: 2.1mg
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What do you think of these cinnamon roll pancakes? What is your favorite brunch treat?