Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Updated 9/22/11 to Add:  If you’re coming here to sample these delicious Cinnamon Roll Pancakes, you just might like the latest recipe that I’ve posted for Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Pancakes too.  And Gingerbread- Cinnamon Roll Pancakes too. Enjoy!

If you’ve ever thought you needed a reason to eat pancakes, today is the day:  National Pancake Day.  Eat a short stack for breakfast, enjoy them for lunch, or make a dinner out a manhole-sized pancake… guilt free… because you’re merely celebrating their existence.  How do you like your pancakes? Buttermilk? Sweet Potato? Whole Grain? Fruit topped? Whipped Cream? I don’t usually care for any of that fancy stuff, but I can tell with absolute certainty that over-cooked, crusty pancakes have no place in my world. I like my pancakes fluffy. And sometimes I like slices of banana cooked inside. A good dose of real maple syrup is what I prefer to drizzle on top. But recently I started dreaming about mixing cinnamon rolls and pancakes together… and this is what I came up with- my new favorite pancake: Cinnamon Roll Pancakes.  Here are some tips for how to be successful with these!

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I have a wonderfully fluffy pancake batter that I like to use (recipe below) so I swirled a bit of cinnamon roll filling into the pancake.

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And they cooked up just like a pancake- fluffy, but with craters of crusty, sugary cinnamon swirled within.

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You might find three of these stacked in a fancy breakfast restaurant, but I’m gonna tell you that one pancake is all you need. It’s like eating a cinnamon roll, and no one needs more than one cinnamon roll for breakfast. Or certainly no more than two ;)

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See, just like a cinnamon roll. Love this. I can eat this pancake just as you see it, but you really need to add the glaze to get the full cinnamon roll-effect. Read on…

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Oh yeah. A warmed cream cheese glaze drizzled on top really completes this pancake. No syrup needed. Let me say that again: No. Syrup. Needed.

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There you have it: Cinnamon Roll Pancakes. With lots of ooey, gooey cream cheese glaze drizzled on top. Do yourself a favor and treat yourself to a pancake today. Go get ‘em. These babies are just like eating a cinnamon roll, which is a perfectly okay… once in a while, right?  I mean,  it’s not like I put chocolate chip cookie dough in them or anything.  Hmmmm.

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Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Yield: Eight 4-inch pancakes

Prep Time: 25 min

Cook Time: 10 min

An absolutely decadent morning treat...

*NOTE: This recipe has been revised (2/18/12) from its original publication. I've tried the current version many times with great success. Just follow all the tips and you'll get it right!


4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, just melted (not boiling)
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon

4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
2-ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil


Prepare the cinnamon filling: In a medium bowl, stir together the butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Scoop the filling into a quart-sized heavy zip baggie and set it aside (see *Tips below).

Prepare the glaze: In a small pan, heat the butter over low heat until melted. Turn off the heat and whisk in the cream cheese until it is almost smooth. Sift the powdered sugar into the pan, stir and add in vanilla extract. Set the pan aside while you make the pancakes.

Prepare the pancake batter: In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Whisk in the milk, egg and oil, just until the batter is moistened (a few small lumps are fine).

Cook the pancakes: Heat a large, nonstick skillet over medium-heat and spray with nonstick spray. Use an ice cream scoop (or 1/3 cup measuring cup) to add the batter to the pan. Use the bottom of the scoop or cup to spread the batter into a circle (about 4-inches in diameter). Reduce the heat to medium low. Snip the corner of your baggie of cinnamon filling and squeeze the filling into the open corner. When your pancake begins to form bubbles, add the filling. Starting at the center of the pancake, squeeze the filling on top of the pancake batter in a swirl (just as you see in a regular cinnamon roll). Cook the pancake 2 to 3 minutes, or until the bubbles begin popping on top of the pancake and it's golden brown on the bottom. Slide a thin, wide metal spatula underneath the pancake and gently but quickly flip it over. Cook an additional 2 to 3 minutes, until the other side is golden as well. When you flip the pancake onto a plate, you will see that the cinnamon filling has created a crater-swirl of cinnamon. Wipe out the pan with a paper towel, and repeat with the remaining pancake batter and cinnamon filling. Re-warm the glaze briefly, if needed. Serve pancakes topped with a drizzle of glaze.


*Quick and easy tip: Use a boxed pancake mix as the base for this recipe.
*Tips for the cinnamon filling: Before swirling, open up the baggie again and give it a good stir to re-incorporate any butter that may have separated from the sugar. You want the mixture to thicken a bit- it's best when it's similar to the squeezing texture of a tube of toothpaste, which will happen if you leave it at room temperature for several minutes. Don't try to use the filling for the pancake swirl unless it has thickened as it will be too runny to make a solid swirl.

*Keep the heat low or your pancakes might cook up too quickly. Don't flip them until you see those bubbles starting to pop on top. Flip them with a wide spatula so you can grasp the whole thing without batter and filling dripping all over the place!

*I wrote a very detailed post on how to get the cinnamon filling *just right* on my Gingerbread- Cinnamon Roll Pancakes Post. Check it out before you attempt these!

*If you're trying to justify your intake of decadent cinnamon rolls, you can make this a tad bit healthier by using half whole-wheat flour and low fat cream cheese, or enjoy the pancakes without glaze.


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555 Responses to “Cinnamon Roll Pancakes”

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    Jessica @ How Sweet — March 1, 2011 @ 3:31 AM

    These are SO cute! I wish I had them for breakfast!

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    Peter — March 1, 2011 @ 4:15 AM

    Simple yet very creative…kids and adults will lov this one equally, bravo Lori!

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    Lauren @ KeepItSweet — March 1, 2011 @ 4:58 AM

    I am in love with these! I’d eat these for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert!

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    whatever DeeDee Want — March 1, 2011 @ 6:02 AM

    These look amazing!

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    Katrina — March 1, 2011 @ 6:04 AM

    I just found my new favorite pancake recipe. I think I love you.

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    Chris (CookTheStory) — March 1, 2011 @ 6:08 AM

    I am sharing this with everyone I know immediately. It’s brilliant. I want to eat one right now but I already had breakfast :(.

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    Barbara Bakes — March 1, 2011 @ 6:22 AM

    They look fabulous. What a fun idea!

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    Janelle — March 1, 2011 @ 6:43 AM

    Well, I was already going to make sweet corn pancakes for dinner tonight — these might have to be dessert!

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    Kathy - Panini Happy — March 1, 2011 @ 7:03 AM

    Oh man, these look dangerous! That crispy caramelized sugar beckons me. :-)

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    Lucy — March 1, 2011 @ 7:32 AM

    These look scrumptious! I love cream cheese frosting so what a marvelous combination.

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    Alicia — March 1, 2011 @ 8:26 AM

    WOW…those look sooooo good! Glad to find you and your recipes.

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    A Bowl Of Mush — March 1, 2011 @ 8:40 AM

    Yum, What a great idea!!
    I HAVE to make these!

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    EatLiveRun — March 1, 2011 @ 9:25 AM


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    Becky S — March 1, 2011 @ 9:31 AM

    Oh my these look great! I can’t wait to try them!

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    Amy — March 1, 2011 @ 9:37 AM

    OH. MY. GOD. Must have these. Stat.

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    melissa — March 1, 2011 @ 10:33 AM

    Insanity at its best!

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    sara — March 1, 2011 @ 11:31 AM

    YUM, these look amazing! :)

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    Amy@ Whatjewwannaeat — March 1, 2011 @ 2:05 PM

    LOVE! It is like two tasty breakfasts rolled into one.

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    Katie — March 1, 2011 @ 2:07 PM

    Oh my god, these look INCREDIBLE.
    I had to send them out to my twitter followers! Maybe someone will be kind enough to make them for me ;)

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    Evil Shenanigans — March 1, 2011 @ 2:26 PM

    Oh yes … I’ll have a tall stack of that goodness!

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    RetroRuth — March 1, 2011 @ 2:41 PM

    Yum! These look amazing!!! On top of that, they combine my two fav breakfast foods. Heaven! I am totally making these this weekend.

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    Barbara | VinoLuci — March 1, 2011 @ 2:44 PM

    I’m just now making pancakes; thinking we’ll be doing pancakes for dinner. These look fabulous; very tempting.

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    Yaneri — March 1, 2011 @ 2:52 PM

    oooooh la la! These sure look yummy!!! Gonna save this and try one sweet day!!!


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    Amanda — March 1, 2011 @ 2:52 PM

    These are amazing, Lori!! I’m drooling on the keyboard.

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    Wenderly — March 1, 2011 @ 2:56 PM

    This will blow the minds of my children. I thank you love! :)

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    janetha @ meals and moves — March 1, 2011 @ 2:57 PM

    These look amazing!

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    Pamela — March 1, 2011 @ 4:30 PM

    I made these tonight and they were awesome! I blogged about it here:

    Thanks for the recipe!

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    Paula bell'alimento — March 1, 2011 @ 5:23 PM

    I am making these asap! Definitely Delicious Lori!

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    Claire K Creations — March 1, 2011 @ 7:48 PM

    The glaze definitely completed them. I don’t think I should try this one or I might be addicted. I will eat cinnamon anything!

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    Lamb — March 1, 2011 @ 8:13 PM

    WHOA! I just found your blog through Camp Blogaway and bookmarked this recipe. I’m bookmarking the very first and only recipe I’ve seen here so far – a very good sign! :)

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    VeggieGirl — March 2, 2011 @ 2:59 AM

    My mouth just watered, haha. Oh man, the swirl in those pancakes is MESMERIZING!!

    Thank you so much for your comment on my blog and for your support! xo

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    Marisha — March 2, 2011 @ 5:06 AM

    I believe I have found this Sunday’s breakfast! Cinnamon rolls are our Sunday tradition but who doesn’t love pancakes. :)

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    Liz — March 2, 2011 @ 6:27 AM

    Oh my, what a great recipe, Lori! Stragely, this reminds me of oatmeal I used to eat when I was younger – it had a gooey cinnamon syrup you’d swirl over the oats. I bet these are mighty tasty!

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    Cookbook Queen — March 2, 2011 @ 6:55 AM

    I am DYING over this post. DYING.

    These look TOO TOO good.

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    Jenny Flake — March 2, 2011 @ 7:27 AM

    I have no words to describe how badly I want these for breakfast, wow girl!! YUM!

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    Erin Askenasy — March 2, 2011 @ 7:52 AM

    These look amazing! I made homemade cinnamon rolls recently and this looks like a really awesome take on both the cinnamon roll and pancakes! Can’t wait to try it!

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    Debi (Table Talk) — March 2, 2011 @ 10:33 AM

    This must be a test, right? I am on day 3 of a “spring time slim down” and this is not helping….at all!

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    maria — March 2, 2011 @ 10:40 AM

    Now that is a fantastic breakfast treat!

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    Amanda — March 2, 2011 @ 10:45 AM

    Gorgeous pancakes!! Love them!!

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    Kristen — March 2, 2011 @ 10:59 AM

    Those look pretty darn amazing!

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    laurie — March 2, 2011 @ 11:03 AM

    My mouth is watering!! I can’t wait to try these!!!!! Do I have to wait for breakfast?

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    Lana — March 2, 2011 @ 11:04 AM

    OMG. You are brilliant! Who would have ever thought of this but you, Lori? Love it, love it, love it.

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    A Boston Food Diary — March 2, 2011 @ 11:33 AM

    These look beyond amazing…I have a serious NEED for them now!!

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    Liane — March 2, 2011 @ 1:15 PM

    Oh MY! These look incredible. I will be making these for our next special occasion or visitors. WOW!

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    Briana — March 2, 2011 @ 1:23 PM

    I am lucky enough to have all of these ingredients on hand and will be whipping them up for breakfast tomorrow! What a wonderful and tasty idea! Thank you for sharing!

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    Michele — March 2, 2011 @ 1:47 PM

    These look delicious! What a great idea. Thanks so much for posting.

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    ashleynashville3 — March 2, 2011 @ 2:46 PM

    i cannot make and eat these fast enough

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    Tracy — March 2, 2011 @ 4:16 PM

    Holy cow. So uh, when is breakfast? Because I’m coming over. ;-)

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    Alison @ Ingredients — March 2, 2011 @ 4:32 PM

    OMG Fabulous!!

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    jo — March 2, 2011 @ 5:09 PM

    food porn. must…make…these…immediately.

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    Phyllis — March 2, 2011 @ 7:13 PM

    Definitely gonna give this a try. Love Pancakes Chocolate chip are one of my favorites

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    Lisa (Dishes of Mrs. Fish) — March 2, 2011 @ 7:39 PM

    I love this idea! Can’t wait to try them some weekend! Delicious!

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    Melinda — March 2, 2011 @ 8:03 PM

    Oh geez..I am such a sucker for new pancake recipes! Definitely going to have to add this to the list.

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    Mikaela Cowles — March 2, 2011 @ 8:09 PM

    I don’t even think you can call these pancakes. Just call them, “Deliciousness on a Fork.”

    I love the way you add the cinnamon, but I can’t help but wonder if it burns when you flip them?

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    grace — March 3, 2011 @ 2:31 AM

    truth: my heart is beating faster and my stomach is growling uncontrollably. this is by far the finest batch of pancakes i’ve ever seen, and i’m not exaggerating in any way. s. woon. :)

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    Barbara — March 3, 2011 @ 5:25 AM

    You always have the cutest ideas, Lori! I love this one. Am going to make it for my grandkids when they come!

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    Anne — March 3, 2011 @ 9:43 AM

    These look amazing!!!!I’m having friends over for Sunday brunch and this will be on my menu – Thanks

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    Dawns designs — March 3, 2011 @ 9:51 PM

    I’m SO surprising the kids and hubby with these this weekend!!!! I can’t wait. Thanks so much!

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    Fuji Mama — March 4, 2011 @ 7:56 AM

    These look over the top amazing Lori! Holy guacamole! I’m literally drooling.

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    Michele — March 4, 2011 @ 2:33 PM

    These were our supper tonight… Granddaughter loves cinnamon rolls and these aren’t just pancakes they are definitely a cinnamon flattened… Thx for sharing will be making these on our weekend visits

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    Jess — March 4, 2011 @ 3:10 PM

    I just made these for dinner. My tiny little 8 year-old daughter ate two of them, when I could only manage one. My favorite part is that sugary, cinnamony crust. SO GOOD.

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    Stephanie — March 5, 2011 @ 6:44 AM

    OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! Just made them. Very good times a million. I need a squeeze bottle though, cuz my ziploc had a blow out.

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    Shannon — March 5, 2011 @ 8:33 AM

    These look so, so yummy. And very decadent! For our Saturday morning pancake-fest, I decided to give them a try. I like to think I’m a good cook, but perhaps I measured wrong. The cinnamon filling did not settle into the pancake; it dripped off onto the griddle. I kept the temp low, and when I flipped them, the remaining filling oozed out from under the pancake. What was left on the pancake burned. It wasn’t too bad to clean up since there was so much butter. I don’t care for the taste of burnt sugar, so I only had a few bites of the middles…VERY VERY yummy! My 3 year old son scarfed two complete ones (minus the glaze). Totally worth it to try again!

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    Mimzy Wimzy — March 5, 2011 @ 11:09 AM

    OH MY!!! I know what I want Hubby to make me for breakfast tomorrow!!!!!

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    Lori Lange — March 5, 2011 @ 11:52 AM

    @Shannon, Shoot! I hope you’ll try them again. Mine turned out perfect! The filling should be about the consistency of toothpaste. If it’s too runny, it’ll just run all over the place.

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    Mark — March 5, 2011 @ 3:41 PM

    I didn’t think you could make pancakes any better, and then you came along. Excellent work.

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    Amanda L. — March 5, 2011 @ 6:11 PM

    Amazing! I usually don’t have the patience for pancakes (for some reason they never come out right for me!) but I think I will need to try this

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    Rachel — March 6, 2011 @ 8:22 AM

    I’m usually not a pancake person, but I’m definitely a cinnamon roll person and it looks like it would be a sin not to try these.
    Thanks for this mornings breakfast! ;)

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    Cookin' Canuck — March 6, 2011 @ 9:15 AM

    These are absolutely incredible, Lori! What a fun recipe.

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    Melissa — March 6, 2011 @ 7:55 PM

    I made these this weekend for my weekly Saturday morning brunch with my grandparents. And my 85 year old grandfather declared them “the best damn pancakes” he’s ever eaten. Needless to say, this recipe is a keeper!! Thanks! : )

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    Lucy @ Lucyeats — March 6, 2011 @ 8:21 PM

    That is the best idea I’ve ever seen. New breakfast fave!

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    Lori Lange — March 6, 2011 @ 9:17 PM

    @Melissa, That’s the best feedback ever. Love that he loved them so much!

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    Sherry — March 7, 2011 @ 9:12 AM

    I tried these this morning and it took ruining a couple before I kinda got the hang of it. I also had a little problem when I flipped them, it seemed like the cinnamon goodness kinda just oozed out of the pancake but they still tasted good. Just didn’t look as pretty as yours! :) I ended up squirting a bit of the cinnamon mixture on the tops of cooked pancakes and it was just as good I think.

    Thanks for the awesome recipe!!!

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    Erin — March 8, 2011 @ 7:49 AM

    i used the cinnamon swirl to make King Cake style pancakes. Happy Mardi Gras!

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    nicole — March 8, 2011 @ 11:07 AM

    those have got to be the most amazing pancakes I have Ever seen! YUM

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    Val — March 8, 2011 @ 12:21 PM

    I made these this morning for two families and they were a hit with everyone. We ate ourselves sick! We were really excited to find a recipe that didn’t need syrup because it’s not really available where we live.

    Here are a couple of my observations–
    -We quadrupled the recipe. Measuring out 1/2 cup of batter for the pancakes yielded 13 pancakes (the recipe says to measure 3/4 c. and that the yield is 4 pancakes. We still had more than enough!)
    -Next time we will make considerably less of the filling and the glaze. We ended up with oodles and oodles of it left over. Probably for our quadruple batch, I would only double the filling and glaze. But we also don’t eat tons of sugar so maybe we were more conservative in the application.

    Everything else was just perfect and I am warmed and filled just thinking about them!

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    Lori Lange — March 8, 2011 @ 12:49 PM

    @Val, Thx so much for your tips!

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    Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker — March 8, 2011 @ 6:28 PM

    What an awesome idea! They look delicious!

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    Julie — March 8, 2011 @ 8:24 PM

    Gulp. Want.

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    Erika @ TeenageTaste — March 10, 2011 @ 4:32 PM

    I just finished eating one of these and I’m just blown away. They are SO good! Thanks for the recipe! This is going to become a family favorite!

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    Tonya — March 16, 2011 @ 5:13 AM

    Wow! This looks just the Cinnamon Roll Pancakes I saw (and you commented on way back) on She has great ideas, no?!

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    Lori Lange — March 16, 2011 @ 7:16 AM

    @Tonya, Ok, I just looked those up and that’s really bizarre… I have zero recollection of commenting on Robin’s post at all. Blog brain freeze, I guess. Here’s the recipe from The Red Kitchen She suggests using a pancake mix as a base & her photo makes them look more like cinnamon rolls!

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    Heather — March 20, 2011 @ 7:29 AM

    Thanks for the great recipe! Our pancakes turned out great and were delicious! I blogged about it here: Can’t wait to try more of your recipes!

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    Laurie@Food is Love — March 26, 2011 @ 8:35 AM

    Hi Lori,

    Thanks so much for this recipe. I rec’d it from Erin @ Trial and Erin. It was great although I had trouble with it. I am pancake inept so didnt give it much thought. I did modify it and was able to make something edible…LOL Thanks so much for your inspiration. Please check out the recipe on my I have mentioned you and credited you for the recipe.

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    ashleynashville3 — March 30, 2011 @ 5:04 PM

    I made these for 6 people and we DEVOURED them. They came out beautiful and scrumptious. Thanks for the recipe!

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    Melissa Daams aka Cu — April 4, 2011 @ 11:40 AM

    hi. what an awesome idea. cinnamon roll pancakes! i love it. i’ve put cinnamon in my pancakes lots of time, but to swirl it like that – awesome.

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    Jennifer — April 6, 2011 @ 2:13 AM

    Fantastic idea, but the pancake recipe was terrible if i’m being honest. I tried it twice and both times my pancakes were inedible. I like fluffy pancakes, these “pancakes” were like pitas, very dense. The next time I will use my own pancake recipe with your cinnamon filling. Thank you though, I had fun with this!

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    Lori Lange — April 6, 2011 @ 7:18 AM

    @Jennifer, no offense taken… I’m not sure what happened when you made it but mine came out nice and fluffy! It’s my basic pancake mix that I use for everyday pancakes. In any case, you can certainly use another pancake recipe- even a boxed mix probably, but the batter has to be “slightly” thick or the cinnamon filling will just run all over.

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    Chantal — April 26, 2011 @ 1:15 PM

    THESE WERE AMAZINGGG!!! Everyoneeee loved them!! I made them for breakfast when we had visitors over this weekend and they were SUCH a HUGGEEE success! thankss!

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    Frankie — May 1, 2011 @ 10:40 AM

    I made these for breakfast this morning and OH MY GOSH were they FANTASTIC! I followed your recipe exactly and they turned out great. My family thinks I’m amazing this morning. :D

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    DawnL — May 13, 2011 @ 4:12 PM

    OMGoodness… these look absolutely scrumptuous! Can’t wait to try them!! Thanks!

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    Gloria Westerman — May 14, 2011 @ 2:50 PM

    I saw this over on Dawns blog….she link you ….and I had to check it out….I’ve printed your recipe out and will give it a try….my DH and I love cinnamon rolls and I bet we will love it…..will let you know when I make them….thank you for sharing this with us…can’t wait to make them…..

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    Krystal Grant — May 17, 2011 @ 4:43 PM

    Can’t WAIT to try these!!! The pictures are mouth-watering!

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    Jenna — May 22, 2011 @ 4:53 PM

    These were so good! My new favorite pancakes.

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    Florence @ cheekygirl — May 23, 2011 @ 11:46 AM

    I made these for my son for breakfast this morning. Delish…he was in cinnamon bun pancake heaven. This is an outstanding recipe. Thank you Lori.

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    Kristen — May 27, 2011 @ 12:35 PM

    Found you through Tip Junkie. :) These look amazing!!! I will definitely be making these in the next couple days. Thanks for sharing!

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    Saura — May 29, 2011 @ 7:59 AM

    I made these this morning. They were delicious. My family loved them!

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    Chrissi — May 29, 2011 @ 5:31 PM

    These were absolutely delicious! I only did one thing different-there was some extra cinnamon sugar butter left over after I finished grilling the pancakes, so I drizzled it on top of each finished pancake, inside the crispy cinnamon sugar indentations before topping with the cream cheese glaze. It added to the crispy/gooey effect that we all love when we eat cinnamon rolls. This is definitely a crowd pleaser, and easy too!

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    Sarah E. — June 3, 2011 @ 8:32 PM

    If anything could be more than perfect, it’d be these.

    They were so good!

    Thank you for sharing. =]

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    kimberlee — June 4, 2011 @ 10:40 PM

    OMG… I can’t believe how amazing these look. Can’t wait to try them.

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    Chubii — June 8, 2011 @ 12:35 PM

    I come from Serbia and I’m on a hunt for a great pancake recipe,because here people make something similar to crepes. This looks really really good and I can’t wait to see will the recipe fulfill my expectation,but I hope it certainly will :)

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    Tricia — June 9, 2011 @ 8:13 AM

    Recipe Girl….I think I love you!!! =) YUMMO!!!!!!

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    SuziQ — June 11, 2011 @ 7:47 AM

    you are a genius! these ROCK! my boys are having a very HAPPY Saturday Morning breakfast! :)

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    Andi — June 19, 2011 @ 9:28 AM

    The pictures are gorgeous and look delicious, however, count me in to the ladies who had issues with them. :( The batter didn’t have flavor and was not fluffy, the cooked pancakes came out very heavy and dense. I tried using a boxed mix with the swirl which was better but my mix was too runny. I will try them again but with a boxed mix and softened (not melted) butter.

    Great idea though!

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    Jessica B — June 19, 2011 @ 10:07 AM

    Made these this morning…the cinnamon filling was still a little runny- will try adding more brown sugar or less butter next time, but boy they were still yummy. Thanks for a great recipe.

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    Lori Lange — June 19, 2011 @ 6:58 PM

    If you melt the butter/sugar/cinnamon mixture and then let it sit for a while, it will eventually turn into a consistency similar to toothpaste. I’ve found that’s the easiest consistency to work w/ for these pancakes.

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    Carolyn — June 25, 2011 @ 10:56 AM

    These turned out just like the picture! The pancakes themselves were so light and fluffy and the cinnamon mixture makes indentations that crisp on the hot griddle! These might be better than cinnamon rolls. I also drizzled when serving with just a little more of the cinnamon sugar mixture. Definitely no syrup needed! Thanks, Lori, for such a wonderful idea!

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    Lori Lange — June 25, 2011 @ 7:11 PM

    So glad they turned out for you!

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    Angela — June 27, 2011 @ 6:39 AM

    I made these this morning. Amazing! Now for the EXTRA mile or so on the treadmill – but oooohhhhh so worth it!

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    BIzzy — June 29, 2011 @ 6:47 PM

    We are big on eating breakfast for dinner so this has to be a dinner, real soon. It is printed and ready to be made. Thanks.

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    Jessica — July 1, 2011 @ 7:27 PM

    I made these for dinner, expecting heaven, and experiencing a disaster.
    When i swirled the cinnamon filling onto the middle of the battered pancake, the filling immediately ran from its place in the pancake and started burning at the sides of my pan.
    also, The ONE pancake i managed to create, turned out completely crystalized at the top, and uncooked in the center.

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    Lori Lange — July 2, 2011 @ 7:30 AM

    Bummer :( Did you read all of the tips? Sounds like your filling was too runny. It needs to sit on the counter in the baggie for a bit to let it firm up again to the consistency of toothpaste. It’s better if you let the pancake cook slightly and then swirl on the filling. Then there’s a better base to hold that filling.

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    Ondine — July 2, 2011 @ 10:49 AM

    I tried these today (see my review on my blog) and they turned out well! However, I am SO FULL now :) These babies make you want to take a big long nap afterwards.

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    Ellen — July 3, 2011 @ 12:54 AM

    Hmmm, didn’t care for theses. Maybe I did something wrong, but the cinnamon roll filling just melted and ran out of the pancake while cooking, and you didn’t really taste it as a result.

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    Jo Kerr — July 3, 2011 @ 7:32 PM

    Thank you for sharing this recipe. I can hardly wait to make them for my grandchildren.

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    Liz — July 4, 2011 @ 9:25 AM

    These are wonderful! I have made them (and your cinnamon roll waffles) several times and they are always a hit. Today I colored part of the batch red and blue for 4th of July pancakes. The texture is amazing. Honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever eaten a better pancake at home or in a restaurant. Thank you for sharing!

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    Julie Wardle — July 5, 2011 @ 2:11 PM

    Those are to die for. I will be making them now!

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    MariaLoon — July 6, 2011 @ 11:38 PM

    I am going to be dreaming of these pancakes, very shortly LOL

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    barb~ — July 7, 2011 @ 6:42 PM

    These look amazing-a MUST cook!

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    isabella — July 11, 2011 @ 1:51 PM

    OMG this recipieloks delish i MUST try it:)

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    Becky Connar — July 11, 2011 @ 3:51 PM

    I just made these for dinner for my kids and I ended up eating WAY too many of them. OMGosh, best pancakes ever!!! I made a double batch so I could freeze the extras!

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    Tammy @ LoveMy2Dogs — July 11, 2011 @ 5:45 PM

    These look absolutely delicious. I will be trying these with the kiddos in the very near future.

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    Katie — July 16, 2011 @ 8:42 AM

    Made these for breakfast this morning. Absolutely delicious (and you were right, I could only eat one!)
    Mine turned out like this:

    I think maybe the cinnamon was a bit too runny, because it was difficult to get a proper swirl? I also think my icing was more runny than yours, but it tasted delicious either way!

    I halved the recipe, so I may not have gotten the measurements exactly right. That may have been it. I have one extra pancake, which I will freeze… how do you recommend re-heating it? Pan, microwave or oven?

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    Erin @ Making Memories — July 20, 2011 @ 6:33 AM

    Oh my gosh! These look so amazing!!!

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    Michelle — July 23, 2011 @ 6:46 PM

    I made these this morning and received praise from everyone. One of my DDs (who doesn’t normally eat pancakes) said they are just like the cinnamon rolls I make during the holidays… and had one of the leftovers as her before bed snack. [Katie from July 16: we just reheated in the microwave for 20 seconds at power level 8.] Follow the tips and they turn out fine.

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    Danielle — July 26, 2011 @ 12:49 PM

    Iowa Girl Eats shared your photo and link on her blog today, so I gave these a whirl for breakfast and they were A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!! They were fluffy and gooey all at the same time! These will become a favorite in my house, thanks for the wonderful recipe!

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    Kristina — July 28, 2011 @ 2:41 PM

    They didnt come out the greatest for me, i think my cinnamon sauce was too thin. They still taste delish though, and I KNOW Ill nail them next time!

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    RIckie — August 1, 2011 @ 2:40 PM

    Just when I was about to give up on feeding the crowd pancakes…THANK YOU!

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    dragonlady001 — August 1, 2011 @ 5:06 PM

    I tried them and the are HEAVENLY!!

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    Jalal Hameed Bhatti — August 1, 2011 @ 5:06 PM

    They look fabulous. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

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    Rachel — August 1, 2011 @ 5:18 PM

    Stumbled Upon you. Those are the most delicious looking pancakes I’ve seen…I will definitely try them out for the family!

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    Queen — August 2, 2011 @ 6:29 AM

    Made these this morning and they are amazing! It made 4 really large pancakes and I do have a lot of cinnamon mixture and frosting left over – I’ll save it and make it again soon! You have to be careful to cook the flipped pancake long enough so the cinnamon gets a little crunchy but not too long or it will burn. I did have to wipe the pan with paper towel after each pancake to clean up the leftover cinnamon but that was no big deal. I would put the cinnamon mixture in a squeeze bottle if you have one for easier use. Definitely will make this again!

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    Houston Foodlovers — August 3, 2011 @ 9:30 PM

    These were so good, I want to marry these! – I had to show my husband the photos when I saw them on Pinterest, and we had to make them STAT!. We used our leftover, washed & dried, ketchup squeeze bottles for the pancake batter, and they are perfect for the cinnamon mixture, too!
    Great tip to let the pancake cook just a few seconds until it starts to puff, then add the cinnamon swirl. It works great if you let the cinnamon sauce sit for a little bit-I made it first.

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    Dayna — August 4, 2011 @ 8:25 AM

    These are SO amazing! Hubby would eat them for every meal every day if I would make them. We loved them. We posted them on our food blog (linked back to you of course).

    Thanks again for a great recipe!

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    Larry — August 6, 2011 @ 6:35 AM

    So I just made these a few minutes ago. They are good, but not as good as I thought they should be. Next time I am going to tweak the recipe a little bit. The pancakes are VERY fluffy! The cinnamon filling needs more cinnamon. Next time I am going to use 2 tablespoons and a little nutmeg. The cinnamon sugar mixture tends to burn in the bottom of the pan, so next time I will wait until the pancakes puff up a bit before I add the cinnamon and maybe add a little flour to the mixture to keep it stiffer.

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    Ashlee — August 7, 2011 @ 9:42 PM

    Amazing. I made them and loved them! I’m talking about them on my blog Monday afternoon as part of our Pinterest challenge.

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    GaryR — August 7, 2011 @ 11:56 PM

    OMG! this post has me drooling! so wanna eat one right now with a nice cup of coffee.

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    Teri — August 8, 2011 @ 2:06 PM

    I found my way to your blog through another, and I am so glad I did! My daughters 16th birthday is tomorrow and I am going to make these for her traditional “in-bed” breakfast! Thank you!!!

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    Marilyn — August 8, 2011 @ 3:50 PM

    I love cinnamon and pancakes…I’ve been trying to find a recipe for Bob Evan’s Cinnamon Pancakes for years with no success, so finding your recipe may just make me forget those! Thank you for sharing. BTW, I Stumbled! onto this recipe and your website. I think I may post these on my website tomorrow! Again, thank you…and I will link back!

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    Eddie — August 9, 2011 @ 11:22 AM

    I just made this. it didn’t look as nice as yours but OMG.. these are the best tasting pancakes I ever had. Thank you for the recipe !

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    Brienna — August 11, 2011 @ 9:14 AM

    I just tried this and I have to say it is harder than it seems. It didn’t work that well because as soon as I flipped the pancakes all the cinnamin filling just came out all over the pan. Maybe it just takes more practice : /

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    Barrie — August 11, 2011 @ 7:34 PM

    Great idea! I like to separate the eggs and put the yolk in with the other ingredients but whip the whites into a stiff meringue which I fold gently into the well-mixed batter. It makes a much fluffier pancake!

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    Lori Lange — August 11, 2011 @ 10:02 PM

    Yes, practice will make perfect :)

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    jen — August 11, 2011 @ 11:15 PM

    wow these look divine ! Are there any vegan or low fat tips ? I have been trying to make things a bit vegan

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    Jody — August 12, 2011 @ 9:38 AM

    Just made these for my son’s birthday breakfast and they were a hit! Will probably make them again tomorrow for DH to try since he loves cinnamon rolls and pancakes. I have enough cinnamon mixture and icing leftover.. but next time I make these I will make the cinnamon mixture first, then the icing and then the pancake mix. I might be wrong about this but I think the longer the pancake mixture sits the less effective the baking powder is .. which might contribute to some people’s pancake turning out dense. (I just read up on baking powder and there are different types of baking powers.. the type used would probably make a difference in this recipe). And I’m very glad I took your tip on cooking on medium low… I think the temperature of the pan/griddle plays a HUGE roll in this recipe being successful. My kids gobbled theirs up!! Thank you!

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    nicole — August 12, 2011 @ 12:31 PM

    made these today and they are do-over. took a few tries to get the swirling down with the cinnamon, the pancakes weren’t really fluffy and i didn’t get the browned look like the photos but they were really good nonetheless

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    Lori Lange — August 12, 2011 @ 4:27 PM

    Hmmm, you might be right about that baking powder tip. I’m going to make sure I do that next time too!

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    Lori Lange — August 12, 2011 @ 4:32 PM

    No vegan tips for this one. Low fat? Well, it’s kind of a decadent recipe… so I suppose you’d just have to play w/ lower fat ingredients to adapt.

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    Joseph — August 14, 2011 @ 7:03 AM


    That looks amazing!!!!!! Thank you Recipe Girl, and thank you StumbleUpon! I’m so making these, and then I will also confirm that they were awesome.

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    Karissa — August 14, 2011 @ 8:42 AM

    Absolutely delicious – so much so I had to blog about it!

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    Kathryn Brenner — August 14, 2011 @ 10:50 AM

    Just made these! YUMMY! I used own pancake recipe. One hint: Be sure to put them Cinn side up on the plate, or serve them on non-stick cookware! They were delicious though. Husband deemed them a “Make Again”. They were so filling that all we needed was 2 each… the dog MIGHT get the left over, maybe. (I always use Double Acting Baking Powder that is fresh. It DOES lose it’s kick after a time)

    I also mixed both the cinn/sugar and the cream cheese/butter/sugar mixes right in the zip bags. Saved on the clean up. I did them first, and then just ran them under warm water just before I needed them to soften them up again.

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    Dan — August 14, 2011 @ 11:16 AM

    Making these now! Just had a taste of one. I cant wait for the cream cheese icing!!

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    Chrissie — August 14, 2011 @ 11:33 AM

    Oh this looks delicious ! Thanks for the recipe, I will be trying this : )

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    Lori Lange — August 14, 2011 @ 10:14 PM

    Great tips- thank you!

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    Michelle — August 15, 2011 @ 1:37 PM

    Eating these for breakfast right now. Best pancakes I have ever had. instead of bickering all three of my kids are eating in total silence :)

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    Lori Lange — August 15, 2011 @ 7:48 PM

    This comment made me laugh out loud :) Glad everyone enjoyed!

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    Mary — August 15, 2011 @ 11:43 PM

    These look great. I’m so trying them but I might tweak it a bit. Vanilla extract and pecan pieces in the batter. But only because I love both.

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    Lori Lange — August 16, 2011 @ 6:55 AM

    ohhh, I love the idea of adding pecans!

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    Pauline — August 16, 2011 @ 10:29 AM

    Just made these for me and my sister and they were A-ma-zing!! Next time I’m going to make them as silver dollar pancakes for brunch!

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    Connie — August 16, 2011 @ 3:56 PM

    I made sure to read your recipe (and the tips) multiple times over before I even began to attempt the whole thing! :D
    The recipe says it omits four, but somehow my sister and I were only able to make 2 and a really small one XD It was fine though, because the batter was perfect in consistency and we read your directions about letting the cinnamon icing sit so it was thick enough. Also, it helped to let the pancake sit a little on lower medium heat and cook around the edges before officially flipping after the icing swirl was added ;)
    I feel so pro at flipping pancakes now! Thanks for the recipe, my sister and I will be making this again!

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    Lori Lange — August 16, 2011 @ 4:51 PM

    Glad to hear that you followed all of the tips. That seems to help!

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    Sarah D. — August 16, 2011 @ 8:03 PM

    I totally thought I was a genius for inventing these two weeks ago, but apparently I’m not as original as I think. Still, they are delicious aren’t they?

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    ruta schell — August 16, 2011 @ 11:28 PM

    I just made this for my husband and as of now he has a new favorite breakfast treat, thank you for putting this recipe on here! :D

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    Lori Lange — August 17, 2011 @ 6:33 AM


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    Charisse — August 17, 2011 @ 8:40 AM

    So I made these A WHILE back and I guess I forgot to stop by and tell you how they changed my life forever!! Seriously! These were so good. Very few actually made them to a plate. I had to make a SECOND batch just for the family to eat. Ok – maybe it wasn’t THAT serious….ok yeah it was. These were just so very good and I wanted to let you know!!!

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    Mellisa @funsavingmoney — August 17, 2011 @ 10:34 AM


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    therealemoney — August 17, 2011 @ 6:57 PM

    just made these tonight for my 2 girls, they loved them! I made the snip on the bag for the filling a little too big though, but they still tasted great. Tender, fluffy, with a little crispiness from the carmelized sugar…had a hard time not burning my tongue as I nibbled the burnt sugar from the spatula after every flip!

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    Lynda :-) — August 19, 2011 @ 12:05 AM

    OMG! My husband caught me licking the laptop screen and had to pull me off ha ha ha just kidding, these look amazing. I’m so going to get my hubby to make them for me. He’s mad about pancakes and I’m so so but your recipe has turned me into a pancake lover and I can’t wait to take my first bite. Thank you for sharing a truly scrumptious recipe :-)

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    Leah Sherin — August 19, 2011 @ 7:52 AM

    I just tried this recipe and it was delicious! My sister and her friends all ate them and could not stop eating! Here’s a great people-pleasing, kid friendly recipe that everyone will like. Thanks!

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    Margie — August 19, 2011 @ 8:09 AM

    Just made these for my daughter’s birthday breakfast. Big smiles!!!

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    Saralou — August 19, 2011 @ 9:05 PM

    Absolutely loved this recipe! I think i was almost brought to tears lol and sooo easy to make

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    Natalie — August 21, 2011 @ 10:17 AM

    Oh man, these are so delicious. I made them for my daughters 5th birthday breakfast. She loved them. We ALL loved them. Thank you for an awesome recipe. Oh, btw – my daughter and I can’t eat wheat so I made our usual gluten free pancakes and added your cinnamon roll stuff – turned out perfectly!

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    Hayley — August 21, 2011 @ 11:19 AM

    So f’in good, just made them for brunch!

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    Charlie and Libby — August 21, 2011 @ 11:50 AM

    These were SCRUMMY for a lazy Sunday morning brunch!

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    Erin Sue — August 24, 2011 @ 10:17 AM

    i am eating these right now and they are AMMAZING!!! They are easy to make and taste oh so yummy(:

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    patty — August 28, 2011 @ 12:15 PM

    tooo much butter in the frosting

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    Lori C. — September 3, 2011 @ 7:05 AM

    Made these this morning… they were awesome! My sons’ friend said they were the best pancakes he’s ever had!!! Will make again :)

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    connie — September 3, 2011 @ 8:12 AM

    oh sooo yummy!!! want to have some for my baby!

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    Brandon Wilde — September 3, 2011 @ 10:35 AM

    Tried these this morning with Gluten free pancake flour and they turned out WONDERFULLY! Just a note, but this is a truly delicious recipe!

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    Lori Lange — September 4, 2011 @ 9:08 AM

    That’s good to hear! What brand of gluten free pancake flour did you use? My mom is gluten free– she’s always looking for good products!

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    Anne — September 4, 2011 @ 11:43 AM

    “Bisquick” has a gluten free product. A bit pricey –found it at WalMart.

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    Tracey — September 5, 2011 @ 7:36 AM

    Made these for breakfast this morning. Amazing.

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    Kim — September 5, 2011 @ 11:39 AM

    I made these this morning for my boyfriend and they were absolutely incredible! The only substitution I made was using whole wheat flour instead of white.

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    Andrea — September 6, 2011 @ 7:02 AM

    Made these this morning. Family LOVED them! Thanks for sharing!

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    Jaime {sophistimom} — September 6, 2011 @ 1:31 PM

    I love these, and I love you, too Lori!

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    Prissy — September 7, 2011 @ 10:29 AM

    I’m def bookmarking this page! These look delish!


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    Ryan Huard — September 8, 2011 @ 5:28 PM

    OMG these look wonderful! I cant wait to wake up in the morning, bake up in the morning then get to town making these bad boys!

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    Zozette — September 9, 2011 @ 2:43 AM

    Oh my word…. These look too fantastic! I did NOT want to stumble upon this right now… it’s made me so hungry!!!
    Going to try this ASAP.

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    paula — September 9, 2011 @ 4:38 AM

    mmm…. mouthwatering!

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    Sarah @ Bon Vivant Chronicles — September 10, 2011 @ 8:22 AM

    You forgot in your instructions: go running after! :P This is one dangerous breakfast! YUM! :)

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    Laurie @SimplyScratch — September 12, 2011 @ 9:31 PM

    Oh my word! This is freaking awesome! WANT!

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    Michelle McGuckin — September 13, 2011 @ 6:14 AM

    These look simply divine. Thanks for sharing, I am going to whip up a batch fer sure!

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    Ben McCord — September 13, 2011 @ 9:11 AM

    My chidren will go bonkers over these, I just know it. I haven’t read all the comments so I am sorry if someone already asked this… Do you know if these will freeze well? I would like to make a large batch ahead of time, and just thaw a couple for the kids before school.

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    Lori Lange — September 13, 2011 @ 9:16 PM

    You know, Ben… I have never tried to freeze them. I would imagine they would freeze ok though (just like other pancakes). Let me know if you freeze them and it works out well!

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    Mary Jo cochran — September 14, 2011 @ 10:51 PM

    I made these tonight as a comfort food dinner. The flavor was delectable, both my husband and son thought they were wonderful and very reminiscent of Cinnabon. I was disappointed that the butter/cinnamon mix melted ran and burned. The next time I make these, I’ll try to stabilize the butter mixture with a tbsp of flour. I think that will also help with the toothpaste texture necessary for even swirling. Thanks for the great recipe!

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    Sheila — September 15, 2011 @ 3:41 PM

    My kiddos are going to go bonkers over these! Truly ingenious.

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    Dylan Edwards — September 17, 2011 @ 10:15 AM

    Made these this morning for my brothers, sister and I, and all were very pleased. I ended up making several small cakes with one monstrous one that we split. Letting them sit on the one side developed a nice crisp cinnamon side that was absolutely delicious. I also drizzled remaining cinnamon mixture on the cakes, had I used syrup I wouldn’t have been sitting here right now haha Overall a great recipe, we enjoyed it wholeheartedly and look forward to more great ideas!

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    Susie — September 17, 2011 @ 10:38 AM

    Oh my goodness! Anything vaguely like a cinnamon roll would make my husband happy…

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    Cristy — September 17, 2011 @ 5:01 PM

    Oh my oh yum, just made these for the fam and I must say, scrumptdidilyumptous. there so rich and tender that I think I should have only served up 1 each as we couldnt down the 2nd one, but those leftovers will be eaten tommorw for sure mmmm mmmm, thanx ever so much for sharing your talents xox

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    karen — September 17, 2011 @ 9:11 PM

    found you through stumbleupon, which I was demoing to my husband. Oooooh … was his response to what we found so now I am going to have to keep you! (And try this recipe, of course.)

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    Rob — September 18, 2011 @ 6:56 AM

    Jen I veganized these with much success. Pancakes – sub almond or soy milk. For the egg use ground flax and water min and change baking soda to 1 T to get the extra lift you loose from subbing eggs. Cinammon swirl, just use earth balance instead of butter. Glaze – vegan cream cheese and earth balance. I also had to add a splash of almond or soy milk to get it to a glaze like consistency.

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    Daniela N — September 18, 2011 @ 11:19 AM

    ahhh sounds delicious :)

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    Jessi — September 18, 2011 @ 2:06 PM

    I can’t wait to make these. YUM!

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    Lori Lange — September 18, 2011 @ 6:00 PM

    Awesome Vegan tips- thank you!

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    Steve — September 19, 2011 @ 2:03 AM

    Wow… that looks delicious! The way to a man’s heart is through food. :)

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    Julie — September 19, 2011 @ 9:07 AM

    Brillant! Can’t wait to make. How great would this be to make for guest? Thanks for the idea!

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    Ryan — September 19, 2011 @ 9:12 AM

    I made these at home for my friends and they could not get enough!!! We LOVE LOVE LOVE this recipe. I’m considering trying a pumpkin spice pancake with the cinnamon swirl for my fall get togethers

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    Lori Lange — September 19, 2011 @ 2:42 PM

    Ryan, you made my day. I read your message while I was out running errands, stopped at the store and then came home to create Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Pancakes for lunch. We LOVED them, and I will be sharing them on the blog this Thursday to celebrate the beginning of fall. Thank you SO much for the inspiration!!

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    Noel — September 23, 2011 @ 9:05 AM

    Mine didn’t look as gorgeous as these, but they tasted amazing!!!!! 3/4 cup of batter made a huge pancake. I then used a 1/2 and it was better. Will definitely make these again!

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    Christine — September 24, 2011 @ 12:26 PM

    I made these this morning for our family, we had doubled the recipe, and we made about 4 inch diameter pancakes, I got 13 ( well the last one was a Mickey Mouse shaped pancake ;) ) the first two were not pretty, albeit tasty still. I realized the filling was too thin as it literally ran right off the cake even upon waiting for the cake shape to set a bit on the pan, I had to quick fix that so I sat the filling bag on ice to let it firm up, the last 6 pancakes were picture perfect. I think I may have mixed the batter too much because the cakes also came out dense and not fluffy BUT they were still very delicious., and was a huge hit with the glaze as well. I can’t wait to try the pumpkin pancakes with this version, YUM!! Any tips on the batter prep?? Thanks in advance ;)

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    Lori Lange — September 24, 2011 @ 2:32 PM

    Glad you enjoyed! Yeah, pancake batter is much like bread/cake batter- it can be dense/tough if you over-mix.

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    kathy — September 25, 2011 @ 4:09 PM

    this looks so awesome can’t wait to try it

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    Mandy — September 25, 2011 @ 6:54 PM

    These were so good…we used blueberry cream cheese and they were delicious!! :)

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    Lori Lange — September 25, 2011 @ 9:08 PM

    ohhhh, great idea!

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    Lauretta — September 26, 2011 @ 1:19 PM

    OMG! These were awesome!!! Thank you for brightening up my morning.

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    Anne — September 28, 2011 @ 8:31 AM

    These looks AMAZING. :)

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    Courtney Dutton — September 28, 2011 @ 4:06 PM

    This looks amazing! I will definitely try this recipe! :)

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    Nina Rainbolt — September 28, 2011 @ 9:03 PM

    I found this recipe first on Pioneer womans web site. I made these this am for my husband and a friend. Loved them. They were better then cinnamon rolls…….Thanks

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    Heather — September 28, 2011 @ 9:16 PM


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    John — September 30, 2011 @ 12:48 PM

    I don’t think words can adequately express how awesome these look. I sure as hell know what I’m making this weekend for breakfast. Many thanks for this great idea!!

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    Anesha — September 30, 2011 @ 6:00 PM

    Just made these! I had to use honey nut cream cheese. And wow wow wow!! Thanks for the recipe!

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    Elyse — September 30, 2011 @ 6:50 PM

    I know I’m late to the party but good god I’m so excited to make these I might just have them for dinner tonight.

    Thanks for the recipe.

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    Jeff — October 1, 2011 @ 7:54 AM

    Pro tip: Forget trying to melt butter and cream cheese together in the microwave. The cheese will still be hard by the time your butter is burning. Just get a medium-ish sized pot, put it on low, and stir the two ingredients together- toss in the vanilla and powdered sugar and voila! you have a perfect little warming dish to keep that sauce nice and gooey.

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    Lori Lange — October 1, 2011 @ 10:15 AM

    Good tip, Jeff. I’m always hurrying to get things like this done in the microwave, but the stovetop method makes sense too. Thanks for piping in!

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    Alessandra — October 1, 2011 @ 10:38 AM

    I made these this morning in my dorm and my roommate and some kids across the hall loved them. I am usually very bad at making an evenly cooked, fluffy pancake, but these turned out PERFECT! I will be making a big batch for finals week and I cannot wait!! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!!

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    Bridget — October 2, 2011 @ 6:57 AM

    I found these on pinterest & made them for breakfast today. Everyone loved them!! My kids couldn’t stop raving. I doubled the batter but not the cinnamon or the cream cheese glaze & the proportions were great. Mine were absolutely a mess but who cares what it looks like, they tasted great!! Thank you.

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    Lorrie — October 3, 2011 @ 1:06 PM

    I wish my computer had smell-O-vision!! I will try these out for sure!

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    MyInfiniteStomach — October 3, 2011 @ 10:24 PM

    I used your cinnamon, sugar and butter mixture in waffles and it was so good. It got crispy and then I used the rest as syrup….best waffles I’ve ever had

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    ashley — October 4, 2011 @ 11:29 AM

    Are you kidding me! These look amazing. I’m going to make them for my kids this weekend. I bet they love them!!

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    Jonathan French — October 4, 2011 @ 3:52 PM

    When the Pancake was first forged in the Batter of Heroes, it was meant to fill a man with thrice as many normal foods as he would consume at a meal. They were to be delicious, but plain, for the Greats of History did not boast of their conquests. That all changed when Recipe Girl was born. Her storied life of constructing pancakes became famous when she hit the scene with the unheard of idea of merging Pumpkin and Cinnamon into one swirl. As the skies cleared, all that was left on her Frying Pan of Posterity was what you now see, above. One must wear shades as not to be blinded by the gracious decor of the Swirl; direction unchanging. It goes down as the dew drips upon a Wonderboom fig sprawling in the early light. It goes without saying that I will relish this Pancake until the death of me. May it be my last meal before entering battle. I pray that my children’s children think of me as they feast upon thine glorious batter fried cakes.

    The Daily Serge

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    Shannon — October 5, 2011 @ 7:20 AM

    Pancakes and comment from J. French is Awesome!! LOL!!

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    Lori Lange — October 5, 2011 @ 7:22 AM

    Pretty much the funniest, most creative blog comment I’ve ever seen. Thanks for that :)

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    Amanda V — October 9, 2011 @ 8:25 AM

    I found you via Pinterest. These were yummy. I didn’t have cream cheese, so we ate the pancakes without the frosting….still super yummy and easy :)

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    Madison — October 10, 2011 @ 10:54 AM

    I was so excited to try these, unfortunately they didn’t turn out for me. When I added the glaze and flipped them over the sugar just burned on my frying pan, I experimented with different amounts (and thicknesses) of the glaze but it just kept on sliding off and burning. I had to clean the frying pan in between each pancake which wasn’t worth the effort in my mind. I’d imagine with a griddle it would be much easier to scrape off the extra sugar before it burned. We ended up just using the glaze as a topping afterward.

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    Rachel — October 10, 2011 @ 12:02 PM

    Awesome recipe….I liked it when I tried it from the link below first! Seems like Robin Sue was inspired too!


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    Foodie123 — October 11, 2011 @ 11:20 AM

    Just made these and OH MY GOD how delicious! I must admit I’m a little nauseous but thats more from overindulgence than anything else. Oh, and since I’m such a glutton I added butterscotch chips to a few… If I could I’d make another batch right now.

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    Blondie — October 11, 2011 @ 9:47 PM

    OMG!!!!!! These cinnamon roll pancakes are the very first thing I saw on stumble – STUNNING! I will most definitely be trying them. I have recently post a recipe for Finnish pulla, which is a Cardamon scroll with cinnamon and sugar rolled through it, they are amazing but as ‘luxurious’ as these.I look forward to trying them out.

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    jean Stone — October 13, 2011 @ 10:30 AM

    sooo good, i made these for my boyfriend and housemates for my 4th anniversary, definitely a hit!

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    Natasha — October 13, 2011 @ 10:39 AM

    This was absolutely fantastic, I made these and everyone was SO impressed. I grew up in 5 star restaurants so everyone expects great food from me, this was no disappointment!

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    Charlotte Park — October 22, 2011 @ 7:47 AM

    I had the same runny cinnamon/sugar mixture issue as some others. I added 1/4 c. powdered sugar to that mixture and it was a great consistency. Thanks for a great weekend breakfast treat for my boys.

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    Heather Bell — October 22, 2011 @ 9:39 AM

    I am also a pancake junky and have some good ones you might like.

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    Lori Lange — October 24, 2011 @ 9:28 AM

    Will have to give that a shot! Thanks for the tip.

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    Molly Carter — October 24, 2011 @ 2:32 PM

    I made these the other night! They were FANTASTIC! Taste exactly like real cinnamon rolls you buy at the stores (EVEN BETTER), just in pancake form. Love Love Love Love, Thanks so much for this wonderful recipe : ) 10 STARS

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    Barbara — October 26, 2011 @ 5:55 AM

    Made these this morning for my 13 year old sons birthday breakfast – they turned out great and were declared the best pancakes ever!!

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    Ladette — October 29, 2011 @ 6:18 AM

    I made these this morning as a special treat for my girls (the boys had all left the house). YUM! They are delish, but one is enough. :)

    I was worried at first, because they didn’t “look” right to me, but going back and looking at your pictures, they were exact. I didn’t notice the “grooves” from the cinnamon part in your pics, so when my came out “groovy” I was wondering what I did wrong. Turns out yours are groovy too… and it works, ’cause the icing goes down into the grooves.

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    Lori Lange — October 29, 2011 @ 7:18 AM

    Yeah, groovy is good :) Glad you enjoyed!

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    Shannon — October 30, 2011 @ 11:36 AM

    I just made these, and let me tell you, they were loved by all! My pancake batter seemed a bit thin and didn’t get very tall, but the end result was still very good! I learned that not as much butter is required in the cinnamon/brown sugar filling. After pouring out the excess butter, my filling was bit thicker and was much better to use. I ended up quadrupling the pancake batter to only a double of the filling and topping, and didn’t have much of the filling or topping left over (had to make a second double recipe of the pancake batter while in the process!)

    Thank you for the awesome recipe, this will definitely be a “do over” in our home!

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    Momuv3princesses — November 6, 2011 @ 8:08 AM

    My 8 year old daughter declared, “These are not good!” I was floored!! But she continued on to say, “These are DELICIOUS! The best pancakes EVER!!” I second that!! I ended up with thick pancake batter and just poured in more buttermilk till they were the consistency I wanted and they still puffed up and were A!MAZ!ING!!!!! You do have to be patient and let them cook really good on the first side so when you flip them you don’t need to let them cook so long and end up burning the swirl. Thank you for such a delicious recipe!! My new favorite breakfast!

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    Lori Lange — November 6, 2011 @ 12:49 PM

    Fun! Love that story- thank you!

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    krazy kristi — November 7, 2011 @ 9:14 AM

    I made these and the concept is great but the pancake batter is WAY to salty. Next time I think I’ll use my favorite pancake recipe with the swirl and frosting :)

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    Lori Lange — November 7, 2011 @ 12:34 PM

    Really? I’ve not noticed… you’re the 1st to mention that. There’s really not an unusual amount of salt in there. I’ll have to pay close attention next time I make it!

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    Danielle Wittick — November 12, 2011 @ 5:28 AM

    This is a great simple recipe, but if you like fluffy pancakes separate the egg and add the yoke but beat the whites until fluffy than fold into mixture.

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    Eleni — November 15, 2011 @ 7:52 PM

    I tried these and had a comical experience-definitely not as pretty as yours, but SO GOOD. I even wrote a blog entry about it. (You can read it here to see pictures of how ugly mine were Thanks for the recipe!

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    Anne — November 20, 2011 @ 12:03 PM

    Found your recipe on Pinterest a few weeks back and couldn’t wait to try it! I followed the recipe and your tips exactly and had no trouble with the cinnamon mixture at all, it formed perfect swirls that ‘grooved’ in the batter and didn’t burn, and the pancakes were fluffy. Unfortunately, the TASTE was not a hit with my family however… they found the pancake batter tasted far too ‘eggy’ for them, (More like french toast than the usual buttermilk pancake batter they’re used to) and the cinnamon swirls really stick to the teeth. I do love the look and idea of these however, so I will try ‘tweaking’ by using our regular pancake mix … but wondering how I could make the cinnamon swirls less ‘sticky’ ?

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    Lori Lange — November 21, 2011 @ 8:16 AM

    Not sure on the cinnamon swirl…

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    Bree — November 23, 2011 @ 9:15 AM

    Hi! I’m fifteen and was craving cinnamon when woke up! I found this recipe and instantly fell in love. So, I made these! I’m still eating these, but I’m very happy. These made my day.

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    Lori B — November 26, 2011 @ 11:00 AM

    OH my goodness – these were the BEST! I made them for breakfast and my kiddos are in love:)

    Thanks for the recipe – I’m going to try the pumpkin ones on Christmas morn.

    Found ya on Pinterest.

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    Kari — November 27, 2011 @ 9:01 AM

    This has to be the best homemade pancake recipe! Thank you for sharing!

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    Janice — December 7, 2011 @ 11:32 AM

    Yum. I saw on Pinterest and made some a couple days ago. I modified so I could feel better about serving them to my family for a meal, but they were wonderful! My changes are at my blog. Thanks for the inspiration and the recipe to start with!

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    Cindy — December 12, 2011 @ 9:57 PM

    I am excite to make these asap! Just a thought….I love the plain old orange cinnamon rolls in the can so I am going to try an orange twist with this recipe. Orange zest in the cream cheese icing and batter with some orange extract. Wish me luck :) Oh and you can do a banana foster twist with this too! yummy!

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    Bill — December 14, 2011 @ 2:37 PM

    “Runs to the kitchen and gets ready to make them”. So I’ll have pancakes for dinner. I can’t help it they taste so good.

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    Estefanía V — December 21, 2011 @ 9:41 PM

    I just made them for diner and they are AWSOME. My hole house smells delicious and the flavour is fantastic. Thank You!!!

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    Ash Bash — December 24, 2011 @ 9:50 PM

    Made these for breakfast today, they didnt look nearly as good but the crunch from the brown sugar was amazing!

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    Cortney — December 25, 2011 @ 9:31 AM

    The cinnamon sauce ran out of my first one after flipping…. Turning up the heat(I did low and it cooked 5 mins on the first side without even browning. I WANT THESE IN MY BELLY! :D

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    Cortney — December 25, 2011 @ 9:41 AM

    The cinnamon sauce ran out of my second one after flipping it too :( Maybe it’s the high altitude :((((((( I just want to give my family cinnamon deliciousness for Christmas :'( Thanks for the wonderful recipe anyway! I love the icing.

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    Cortney — December 25, 2011 @ 9:45 AM

    Well then. Ignore my last two comments as I looked at the pictures again… and my pancakes were indeed cooking, I just panicked when I saw the sauce cooking on the pan. Haha. Merry Christmas, or Happy Holidays!

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    Michelle Collier — December 25, 2011 @ 5:00 PM

    Thank you so much for this recipe! It was super easy and tasted great! Made it for my kids on Christmas and they loved it! I think this will now be our go to pancake for something special!

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    LocalJudi — December 25, 2011 @ 5:35 PM

    Made them for breakfast this morning — stellar!!! One question, though: My experience with the cinnamon swirl mixture was that letting the butter soften (not melt), and then mixing the spices in just before cooking, gave me a perfect swirl. Is there a particular advantage to starting with melted butter and then letting it cool off? (I understand the time thing — nuke it if you’re in a hurry — but you then have to let it set up, so is there really a time advantage?) And it doesn’t matter how you get there, the result is the point, and boy are these amazing!

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    Lori Lange — December 26, 2011 @ 6:21 AM

    I have not tried it with just really, really soft butter- next time! I find that if I make the filling first thing… then it’s a good consistency by the time I’m ready for the actual swirling part.

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    JudyL — December 28, 2011 @ 8:45 PM

    These LOOK absolutely delicious! Can’t wait to try them on my family. I do have a suggestion, someone else may have posted-but I don’t want to read over 200 comments to see! For the cinnamon swirl, it might be easier to put the filling in a squeeze bottle instead of a plastic bag – that’s what I’m going to do. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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    Tom — December 30, 2011 @ 12:22 PM

    Tasty and cook up as described, but note that quite a bit of the cinnamon swirl ends up on the griddle after the pancake is flipped. Do cook a little cooler than usual, grease the griddle well, and the excess filling can be promptly wiped off between batches before it cooks on. These babies define the words “gooey” and “sweet”.

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    Meagan — December 31, 2011 @ 5:49 AM

    I just made these for my family for breakfast. They are so delicious. We had a little fruit on the side to counteract the totally indulgent pancakes. I will certainly be making them again, what a great idea!

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    Jainell — December 31, 2011 @ 10:04 AM

    OMG! I just made these this morning and they are SO GOOD! And they look so pretty. One trick to do if the cinnamon filling gets watery is to stick into the fridge for 2-3 min. Also, I used a boxed pancake mix, so it was super easy. Thanks for sharing this receipe.

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    nicole — December 31, 2011 @ 6:06 PM

    I was almost drooling when looking at these pictures this morning, so I made these pancakes for breakfast. They were absolutely delicious! My cinnamon filling was a little watery for the first couple pancakes, but I managed to choke them down anyway. :) I ran out of cream cheese, so I microwaved a little bit of leftover frosting and used it instead of the glaze. These pancakes will definitely go in my “special breakfast” recipe folder. Thanks so much!

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    Jenn — January 6, 2012 @ 5:01 AM

    Love this idea! Thank you for sharing!

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    Lesl1e — January 6, 2012 @ 1:37 PM

    I am not a fan of pancakes but I think I would really like these. What a cool idea. Thanks for posting.

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    Lindsay — January 6, 2012 @ 2:04 PM

    Loved this recipe! Just made some today and my family loved them!

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    Samantha — January 7, 2012 @ 5:20 AM

    Just made these this morning, and what a bit hit they were! Delicious and light, but just right as far as being full afterwards. Pancakes Im used to usually sit like bricks in your stomach, but not these babies~! (not diet friendly of course, but I’ll make an exception for cinnamon!) Definitely going to be a staple when heading out to friends’ houses~.

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    Angela — January 7, 2012 @ 6:53 AM

    Mine were not nearly as beautiful, but damn were they tasty!

    I also may not have been as liberal with the cinnamon filling as I should have, because I ended up with twice as much filling as I did batter. (And I’m trying hard to resist the urge to just make a second batch of batter!) Next time I will cut the filling down by half.

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    Joyce — January 7, 2012 @ 7:20 AM

    O-M-G!! I made these this morning. You DEFINITELY need the big spatula for turning, or you have a mess! I substituted WW flour for the AP (made me think it was a BIT healthier! LOL), and I didn’t have the cream cheese, so I used some plain Greek yogurt (I didn’t make it into “cheese” since I didn’t know ahead of time I was REALLY going to make these….ALSO a bit healthier than the cream cheese!) I really could only eat one since it was the size of my dinner plate. Another tip is to use a heavier ziploc baggie, not just a sandwich baggie – it was too thin and the swirl burst out a few other spots.

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    Lori Lange — January 7, 2012 @ 12:41 PM

    Yeah, much easier to make smaller pancakes as far as flipping is concerned. Good tip on using a heavy duty plastic baggie.

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    Eileen — January 7, 2012 @ 4:04 PM

    Made these this morning … all I can say is OMG DROOL !!! they are wonderful, took pictures and showed my family, they all begged me for the recipe lol. Thanks so much this is our favorite pancake recipe.

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    Becca Niss — January 8, 2012 @ 8:03 AM

    i Suggest not heating the cream cheese with the butter because it can burn easily i but you can carefully warm it till smooth and the melt the butter separate and then wisk together if there are some lumps heat in short (max 10sec) intervals

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    Kristina — January 13, 2012 @ 11:47 AM

    I made these last weekend for my kids and it was beyond a hit! I’m not a big cream cheese fan so I just made a simple frosting with milk and powdered sugar but the family just loved it. Thanks so much!

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    Beth — January 14, 2012 @ 6:50 AM

    Definitely don’t need maple syrup on those babies! Those look insanely good!

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    Dena — January 14, 2012 @ 9:38 AM

    These are delicious! Make sure you have a cup of milk or tea to drink while you eat these. YUMMY!

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    Nikki — January 15, 2012 @ 9:09 AM

    Made these today for my family, everyone loved them!! They were pretty easy to make to! What a great recipe! :)

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    raine — January 15, 2012 @ 9:16 PM

    WOW!!! I cook for two gentlemen………guess what they are having this week for dinner???? YUMMMMMMMMMMY

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    Bonnie — January 17, 2012 @ 11:01 AM

    YUM! These pancakes are awesome and I don’t even like cinnamon rolls. I am trying to plan a breakfast to have some friends over to try them.

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    Abbie — January 20, 2012 @ 7:03 PM

    These looked so delicious so i tried them this morning. but I had a slight issue. when i flipped the pancakes over the cinnamon filling just melted out and left me with a swirled hole in my pancake. what did i do wrong?

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    Lori Lange — January 20, 2012 @ 7:54 PM

    Did you read through all of the tips? Sounds like the filling had a chance to melt too much. You also need to do a really quick flip to keep the filling intact. Some of it will come out in the pan, but you should be able to keep most of that swirl in there if it’s thick enough when you start, and if you add it a minute or so after you put the pancake batter in the pan.

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    Laine — January 21, 2012 @ 9:31 AM

    These were very yummy – I did have to add a good bit more brown sugar to the filling and then pop it in the fridge for a bit to get it to “toothpaste consistency” . I also needed to figure out how close to the edge I could go with the filling so that it didn’t ooze out as it heated up, and I greased my griddle well to avoid having to chip baked- on brown sugar off when I was done. They are definitely a recipe you need to work with a bit, to get them to come out just right – but they are worth it!

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    Lori Lange — January 22, 2012 @ 9:39 AM

    Yes, practice makes perfect :)

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    Erika — February 4, 2012 @ 6:19 AM

    My family and I just finished these. I followed your tips, and everything turned out perfect – first try! My kids have already asked when we can make them again. :) Thanks for a fantastic recipe. We loved it!

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    Meghan L — February 4, 2012 @ 2:32 PM

    I just made these today and WOW are they were amazingly delicious!! I LOVE them! They were soo easy to make, they had great cinnamon roll flavour and they melt in your mouth! My 3 year old gobbled his right up! Can’t wait to make these again to share with others! :)

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    Jennifer — February 4, 2012 @ 4:10 PM

    You are awesome. My family loved the pancakes. I didn’t make any adjustments. I made sure to make the filling first thing when I got up and by the time I made the pancakes the filling was the right consistency. Thank you.

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    Melissa — February 5, 2012 @ 5:34 AM

    I just made these and they are AWESOME! Simple to make and delicious.
    Thank you!

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    Juliann — February 7, 2012 @ 3:42 PM

    I didnt scroll down far enough after the directions to the TIPS
    All would have been very helpful in preventing me from burning the heck out of my pancakes and smoking up my whole house.
    The first was was delicious beyond belief because the pan wasnt hot yet. I also made a huge mess with my runny cinnamon mixture.
    Basically I made every mistake you mentioned
    But I was eating the 1st one while cooking and my kids didnt mind the burndy ones. They are good like that.
    I am going to try these again and this time read the entire set of directions!

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    Cat — February 9, 2012 @ 6:35 PM

    This may sound silly, but can I use a different type of oil instead of the canola? Thank you! :-)

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    Lori Lange — February 10, 2012 @ 5:55 AM

    I use canola and vegetable oil interchangeably.

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    Michelle — February 14, 2012 @ 7:42 AM

    Thank you so much for this recipe. I made these for my children this morning for Valentine’s Day and they absolutely loved them. I used my Bisquick recipe for the pancakes since I have five sons and needed to yield more pancakes, but everything else was the same. Even hubby asked for seconds! I think we have a new Saturday morning favorite.

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    j — February 14, 2012 @ 11:16 AM

    Be careful with the heat, I smoked my house out with the head on med-low.

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    Lori Lange — February 14, 2012 @ 3:51 PM

    yikes! Be sure to wipe out the pan between pancakes!

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    Megan — February 16, 2012 @ 3:39 PM

    Saw these on Pinterest…..I think they are in my near future ;)

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    Molly — February 18, 2012 @ 8:29 AM

    Sorry, but I tried these and they were not a winner. I was attentive to the consistency on my brown sugar/butter mix but it started melting almost immediately when it hit the batter. Definitely too much butter in the swirl mixture & no way to temper the sugar burn if and when you actually are able to flip the sodden mess. Sorry, but I won’t be trying these again! Good idea but the recipe needs some work.

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    Meagan — February 18, 2012 @ 8:43 AM

    My daughter is obsessed with cinnamon rolls, so I made these for her for breakfast this morning. They were delicious, but I had a really hard time making them. I couldn’t get the cinnamon mixture to thicken up. Regardless though, they were amazing! Any tips on how to make it thicker?

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    Samantha — February 18, 2012 @ 2:40 PM

    I made these this for breakfast this morning and they were delicious! I made pancakes for two of us and they were very filling. It’ll probably take some practice to get the whole cinnamon swirl thing down… mine tasted great but they weren’t very pretty.

    The only thing I found was that I had a ton of leftover cinnamon filling and cream cheese glaze… to use some up I was putting a little of each on each pancake as they came off the griddle. It ended up being a little too sweet doing it that way… I think if I make them again I will either double the amount of batter OR cut the amount of filling and glaze in half. I also found that making the filling and glaze before the batter and giving them the chance to thicken and cool down (from melting butter) helped.

    Thanks for the recipe and the site!! :)

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    Lori Lange — February 18, 2012 @ 3:02 PM

    I actually made this recipe again today (for about the millionth time!) and made some revisions. I think people will find the revised version to be a little more successful. They definitely take some practice.

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    Lori Lange — February 18, 2012 @ 3:02 PM

    Yep- see my revisions that I just added today!

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    Heather H — February 19, 2012 @ 9:46 AM

    These were the most delicious pancakes I ever ate. They took a bit of time to make but well worth it! Kids and Grandparents said 10 plus!!!! YUMMMMMY

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    Louanne — February 19, 2012 @ 1:23 PM

    Made these yesterday for 8 people. Mine were not very pretty, but they sure did taste great!

    My “don’t do what I did” tale of caution: I made the cinnamon mixture and glaze 2 days ahead to keep prep work to a minimum and then put them in red and yellow squeeze bottles (the kind for ketchup and mustard) and refrigerated them. ~ mistake! ~ I microwaved the cinnamon mixture but could not get all of the sugar to dissolve. The chunks kept clogging up the small tip of the squeeze bottle. And yes, there was a minor explosion when the top popped off and half of the mixture dumped on one pancake (not to worry, I ate that one and it was delicious!) Next time I will use the ziplock bag as instructed or maybe cut the tip of the bottle down so the opening is larger and definitely NOT make the cinnamon mixture 2 days ahead. :)

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    Jenn — February 19, 2012 @ 2:51 PM

    My 5 year old daughter proclaimed these to be “CRAZY good”….I agree! Wow. We made these before a big hike, scarfed the down and now I’m back cleaning up (and eating the leftovers!) I dipped a strawberry into my leftover sugary-cream cheese goodness and YUM, very tasty…perhaps an idea as a accompaniment to the pancakes! By the way, I mistakenly added cinnamon into the cream cheese and then decided to add a tad more into the buttery mixture and we loved it that way, too! Also, I have one of those pancake pans with the small circles and it worked very well keeping it all in place when the butter melts out. And, I used the “Trader Joes pancake and baking mix” (my fav because it’s whole grain and yummy) adding a bit of buttermilk in too.

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    Kami — February 20, 2012 @ 5:22 PM

    Holy Sh!t… These look incredible. How are you not 500lbs?!?!

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    Lori Lange — February 21, 2012 @ 11:04 AM

    Spin class ;)

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    Kami — February 21, 2012 @ 12:56 PM

    Bahahaha! Nicely played : )

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    Luke — February 25, 2012 @ 5:37 AM

    Tried these and ended up with a mess of brown sugar and crappy pancakes! Did not work like recipe said!

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    Lori Lange — February 25, 2012 @ 6:13 AM

    They take some practice! It’s important to follow all of the tips and tricks. My 10 year old made them last weekend, and by the 4th pancake he had it down… gotta add that (thick) swirl in when the pancake is starting to form bubbles.

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    Luke — February 25, 2012 @ 8:36 AM

    Ok, so I should stick to building things than making food, but wanted to make breakfast for my wife. Well, it was ok til I flipped the pancakes over and the cinnamon swirl melted out of the cake and all over the griddle! It was a mess. Was I cooking it on too high heat? I put the pancake on, waited, than added the cinna swirl when I started seeing bubbles. I can make pancakes fine, til now. Haha

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    Lori Lange — February 25, 2012 @ 11:10 AM

    well, they can be tricky- no doubt about that! If the cinnamon swirl melted out completely then it was either too runny to begin with, or it melted beyond the point that it was supposed to. You’ll need to flip the pancakes pretty soon after you put that swirl on- and don’t swirl too close to the edges of the pancake. Use a metal spatula and flip it quickly. Some of the filling will spill out the sides, but not much. Good luck- they’re awesome if you get them right :)

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    Gina — February 28, 2012 @ 12:42 PM

    These were awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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    Jenniferchic — February 29, 2012 @ 3:24 PM

    Soooo……. We have made these twice for dinner and I can officially say that they are a family favorite! The turned out great both times. Thanks so much!!

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    maryellen — March 3, 2012 @ 7:01 PM

    Could a squeeze bottle be used for the cinnamon filling?

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    Lori Lange — March 4, 2012 @ 7:19 AM

    I’d be hesitant to use a squeeze bottle- seems like someone tried it once and had some trouble with it clogging up.

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    Kristian — March 4, 2012 @ 9:43 AM

    I found that once you put on the cinnamon and flip it should stay that way for only a few seconds like, 8 to 12 seconds. So that the once you get it off the pan the pancake dough with the cinnamon is soft (like a real cinnamon bun). My glaze however was not totally white, it was more like tan…suggestions?

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    ncage — March 4, 2012 @ 9:56 AM

    I made the recipe and oh my it was the best dang pancakes i EVER made. I only made 1/2 of a recipe and it yielded about 4 pancakes (using 1/4 cup). I used pancake mix that i already had on hand. Wow i will definitely keep this as one of my goto pancake recipes.

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    Lori Lange — March 4, 2012 @ 8:37 PM

    If you leave out the vanilla, your glaze will be more white (or if you use clear vanilla extract, otherwise there will be a tint to it.

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    Stephanie — March 5, 2012 @ 9:42 AM

    Delicious! I just made these using store boxed pancake mix. They turned out yummy, just like a ooey, gooey cinnamon roll!

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    aarguelo — March 10, 2012 @ 11:07 AM

    Hey! Sorry to bother but wouldnt you mind to send me the old recipe. Although I am happy with this one, everyone in my family liked the old ones better, and to be honest so was I. Please send me the old recipe if you wouldnt mind

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    Lori Lange — March 10, 2012 @ 11:19 AM

    All should have tasted the same… all I did was cut the cinnamon filling amounts in half since the original recipe made too much. Just double that if you need it, and it’s same as the first version!

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    aarguelo — March 10, 2012 @ 11:49 AM

    oh ok. Thanks. Did you do the same with the cream cheese glaze?

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    Lori Lange — March 10, 2012 @ 11:54 AM

    I do not recall… but maybe. Seems like most readers were sharing that there was too much of both? You can always make more if you think it needs it. As far as I’m concerned, there can never be too much cream cheese topping ;)

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    aarguelo — March 10, 2012 @ 12:26 PM

    My tip- If you want a glaze that tastes more like cream cheese, or you are having trouble with making it look white, i recomend using 8 onces of cream cheese instead of just two, and leave everything else exactly the same

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    Connie — March 11, 2012 @ 10:39 AM

    Yikes, I hate to think of the calorie count on these! But my skinny husband would love them!


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    Aaron — March 16, 2012 @ 10:00 AM

    These are sooo good, and easy to make. Even I could make them, and I’m a13 yr. old boy!

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    wickless chick — March 19, 2012 @ 9:01 AM

    OH my I have to try this. My kids will love this. It looks easy enough for my teens to try cooking out with this thanks

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    Virginia — March 22, 2012 @ 3:31 PM

    I usually don’t post comments, but I just have to say these were ABSOLUTELY THE BEST PANCAKES EVER!! One person actually had 5 of them. Thanks for such a wonderful pancake recipe.

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    Amanda — March 29, 2012 @ 10:55 AM

    So… I made this yesterday morning and my finance about fell out of his chair. This recipe is AH-MAZING! This is so a must recipe to have! Thank you so much for sharing this! :)

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    Arianne — April 1, 2012 @ 7:00 AM

    Just one? Are you joking??? I ate five of these w/o batting an eyelash! Usually I can only eat 2 pancakes at a sitting, but these were just so good I couldn’t stop. No one else could either. My sister couldn’t make them fast enough to feed her six kids, my 3 kids, and both sets of parents. To anyone reading this, I recommend you double or triple the recipe. One pancake? Pschaw!

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    Brenda — April 1, 2012 @ 12:22 PM

    I made these this morning and they were delish! My whole family loved them!!

    NOTE* when you are making the cinnamon filling, you should not melt the butter. All you need to do is SOFTEN it in the microwave. Pull it out just before it melts and then mix in the brown sugar and cinnamon in. It is exactly like toothpaste texture at that point and so you don’t have to wait for it to cool.

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    Katrina — April 5, 2012 @ 5:43 PM

    Made these pancakes last weekend…best pancakes I’ve ever had! They taste exactly like Cinnabon buns! My kids and hubby loved it! I only got to have 2 big pancakes though…I doubled the pancake recipe and that was just enough to feed 2 adults and 2 kids. For those having problems with runny cinnamon filling…I scooped the cinnamon filling in a baggie then put it in the fridge while I prepared the glaze and pancakes. That definitely helped thicken the filling. I blogged about this recipe! Thanks so much for sharing Lori!!!

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    Trina @ Craft Anyway! — April 9, 2012 @ 5:39 AM

    I made these this morning for the kids and they were a huge hit. Thanks so much for the tasty recipe! :o)

    **Brenda makes a good point. I had melted the butter completely for the cinnamon filling and it kept separating on me. If you just soften the butter, even to room temperature, it would probably be more stable right from the start. Thanks for the tip, Brenda!**

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    Lori Lange — April 9, 2012 @ 5:58 AM

    Definitely- “almost melted” is a better term to use.

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    leigh — April 15, 2012 @ 7:34 AM

    Divine!! They worked out perfectly….even with a four-year old helper.

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    Jenn Thompson — April 15, 2012 @ 8:20 PM

    LOVED THESE! I added some espresso powder to the icing…yum! Also added pecans to the pancakes and loved that too :) thanks!

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    Lori Lange — April 16, 2012 @ 2:05 PM

    Wow, what fun additions!!

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    Sarah — April 18, 2012 @ 10:56 AM

    This may sound like a silly question but, where did you get the gorgeous blue plate? My husband and I have been looking for new plates and this is just our style! I love it so much it was actually distracting me from the gorgeous pancake! LOL! Would you please tell me where I can get them? Thanks!

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    Lori Lange — April 19, 2012 @ 5:58 PM

    I’m guessing I picked it up at HomeGoods… my usual spot for finding treasures!

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    Tish B. — April 21, 2012 @ 8:50 AM

    I just made these and had a FOODgasm!!!!!! Oh. My. Gosh! This is THE BEST breakfast I have ever made! Thank you for the recipe!

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    Yannis — April 21, 2012 @ 8:01 PM

    I’m going to try it tomorrow! I’m a big pancake lover!

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    Stephanie — April 22, 2012 @ 5:59 AM

    Lone wolf or not, this was absolutely disgusting. I very much wanted to love this recipe. But it was terrible. I wenr against my better judgement that screamed that i was using FAR too much butter. And now, I think I might actually throw up. The idea was good, and if I attempt it again , I will make my own recipe. So–reader beware: unless youre some sort of butter addict, please make HALF the glaze, make HALF the cinnamon syrup, and attempt to re portion the other ingredients accordingly.

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    Tish B. — April 22, 2012 @ 6:08 AM

    OK Lori, I made these again this morning and I added melted chocolate to the cream cheese glaze. IT was over the top, heaven sent bliss. My boyfriend ate five pancakes. FIVE, lol!

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    Lori Lange — April 22, 2012 @ 11:24 AM

    What a fun idea!

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    ATasteOfMadness — April 26, 2012 @ 8:33 AM

    These are the most delicious things I have seen all day! I didn’t eat breakfast yet, and now I know what I’m having! :)

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    Nicole — April 29, 2012 @ 11:16 AM

    I made it and It tasted horrible! Sorry I must have made it wrong but it looked delicious

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    Shannon — May 7, 2012 @ 7:16 AM

    Can I make this in 2 larger loaf pans since I do not have smaller pans?

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    Lori Lange — May 7, 2012 @ 7:28 AM

    Loaf pans? These are pancakes…

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    Shannon — May 7, 2012 @ 7:44 AM

    oh wow sorry. I meant to post that comment on another recipe!!! I am making this recipe tonight though, I am excited!

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    Shannon — May 7, 2012 @ 4:39 PM

    Made these tonight!! They were sooooooo good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Cheese with Noodles — May 13, 2012 @ 6:12 PM

    I found this recipe on another blog and made it for breakfast this morning! They were the BEST pancakes ever! Hope you don’t mind, I reposted the recipe on my blog. It’s funny, I had my whole post typed up when I realized the recipe I used was reposted from your blog. The recipe I followed was much less detailed and the blogger had changed some things and left some things out. I had to change several things and incorporated them into my written recipe, but when I went to your post, I found that I had essentially changed the recipe back to the original version :) Main differences were that the recipe I followed had you make twice as much of the filling (I now have half of it left over), 1 1/4 C powdered sugar in the icing (my husband made it and after he added 1 C I saw how thick it was and had to thin it down), and that recipe said nothing about wiping the pan between pancakes. Thankfully I realized right away that the sugar would burn to the pan so I wiped it out after the first pancake and there were no problems :) Well, other than that I burned myself while wiping it out! Here’s my post: Thanks so much for the awesome recipe!

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    m norman — May 26, 2012 @ 5:08 AM

    These look amazing! When the filling is too runny, has anyone just incorporated it into the batter?

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    Lori Lange — May 26, 2012 @ 6:19 AM

    Haven’t tried it…

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    gigi — May 30, 2012 @ 6:53 AM

    Made these for my husband and he absolutely loves them. He can’t get enough. My family loves anything with cinnamon. Thanks Lori :-)

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    John — June 6, 2012 @ 7:12 AM

    I was browsing your site, when I found this great recipe! I have a diet cheat day on Saturday and I’ll ask my wife to make your cinnamon roll pancakes.

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    Cookie and Kate — June 6, 2012 @ 9:01 AM

    Lori, I love this idea! Definitely want to try your technique out soon.

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    IMUR — June 9, 2012 @ 1:43 PM

    I just made these… and they are amazing. Thanks for the recipe!

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    Leanne Dupont — June 19, 2012 @ 8:46 AM

    Any suggestions for making them gluten-free?

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    Lori Lange — June 19, 2012 @ 8:18 PM

    Not from me… have you tried using GF flour replacement?

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    Angie Walker — June 21, 2012 @ 1:54 PM

    I think I just gained 20 pounds reading your blog post…..But I have a cinnamon lover in the house, so this will be perfect for a surprise breakfast.

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    Heidi — June 26, 2012 @ 5:14 PM

    I added the filling to the batter near the end of the batter. They tasted great as well!!

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    Jill — June 28, 2012 @ 1:25 AM

    These look super yummy! I love cinnamon and can’t wait to give these a try, my mouth is watering already.

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    Colleen Gammel — June 28, 2012 @ 5:06 PM

    oh my gosh! i am 13 and i made these for my mom as a surprise in the morning and they were amzing! i highly recomend this recipie and i totally give it 5 stars +!!!

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    Bekah — June 30, 2012 @ 1:13 PM

    These were really good! I didnt have any cream cheese I used a vanilla glaze instead. Will be making these again! Thank you!

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    Leena — June 30, 2012 @ 7:45 PM

    Loveeeee them! I made some for my boyfriend and he was upset that he only got to have 3 (I messed up the very first pancake). So I made them a second time and doubled the pancake recipe. This time he was thoroughly pleased, and even had to give his last pancake to me because he was so full. Thanks so much!

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    bkelly — July 2, 2012 @ 3:31 PM

    We had trouble with burning sugar but the second time we made it we used a 9×13 pan, great for traveling with, and required a lot less effort(and sugar per portion). They were delicious. These are the changes we made if you’re interested:
    Make cinnamon mix and frosting first.
    Grease 2 -9x13s, and put in 375 degree oven so then get hot for a min.or two.
    Make 2 pancake batters, swirl in cinnamon mix using frosting gun or plastic bag (each serving size square should have a swirl).
    Bake 8-9 min.
    Remove and drizzle frosting over.
    (If bringing someplace you might try reheating pan THEN adding frosting.)
    We love your site!

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    Tvland — July 3, 2012 @ 9:01 AM

    Not convinced the effort is worth the final product. Fed these to a house full of teenagers to mixed reviews. If I make them again I’ll make a marscapone glaze instead of powdered sugar glaze. They do look pretty.

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    Lisa Cornely — July 3, 2012 @ 8:50 PM

    Can’t wait to make these tomorrow morning for breakfast. Great idea. Thanks for the recipe.

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    Amber — July 10, 2012 @ 11:10 AM

    I made these today and here are my thoughts-

    Amazing idea, but did work out too well for me. My cinnamon swirl filling was the right consistency, toothpaste like, and held well in the pancake.. until it was flipped. The filling never quite soaked into the pancake and once heated on the underside just sizzled in the pan, leaving my pancake with a swirled crater. It looks like yours did the same from the picture. The result was a yummy, crusted cinnamon-hinted swirl so the texture was great, but I’d add cinnamon to the batter next time to enhance the “cinnamon roll” flavor. Great icing, too!

    Thanks for the recipe, it was fun!

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    Amber — July 10, 2012 @ 11:10 AM

    I made these today and here are my thoughts-

    Amazing idea, but didnt work out too well for me. My cinnamon swirl filling was the right consistency, toothpaste like, and held well in the pancake.. until it was flipped. The filling never quite soaked into the pancake and once heated on the underside just sizzled in the pan, leaving my pancake with a swirled crater. It looks like yours did the same from the picture. The result was a yummy, crusted cinnamon-hinted swirl so the texture was great, but I’d add cinnamon to the batter next time to enhance the “cinnamon roll” flavor. Great icing, too!

    Thanks for the recipe, it was fun!

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    Lisa thompson — July 11, 2012 @ 10:30 AM

    Holy schmoly…just made these for the kiddies. My fourteen year old son, who is generally anti-pancake, gobbled his entire pancake! My sixteen yr old daughter savored each bite. What a great treat for special occasions. I tried to make it a tad bit healthier by using a low fat whole wheat buttermilk pancake recipe, to which I added ground chia seeds. Delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

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    Gina — July 12, 2012 @ 11:32 PM

    I came across this recipe a little while ago and decided to make some. We loved them. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

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    Grace Garcia — July 14, 2012 @ 2:47 PM

    Thanks for this recipe..I love cinnamon rolls and i will try this recipe for sure..i can smell the cinnamon right now… :)

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    Jen — July 20, 2012 @ 1:37 PM

    ughhh why did I do this to myself? *groan* I woke up this morning thinking about sweets (what’s new) and decided to make pancakes. Since me and my boyfriend are trying to lose our belly, he wisely opted for a juice while I decided to make these for myself. (Who does that?? pancakes alone? It seems so ..depressingly glutting. ) So I whipped up this batch, filled in the cinnamon trail with more gooeyness and then spread the cream cheese icing between layers. As I sat at the table overindulging while using my free hand to swat away my cat, I thought about all the Tbsp of butter and sugar and flour I just used to create this masterpiece. And it was all sitting right here, deceivingly disguised as only 2 small pancakes on my plate. But I warn you, 1 is surely enough. Unless you want to feel like how I feel right now (it rhymes with stain) Enjoy !!!!

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    Mark Wendell — July 22, 2012 @ 4:44 AM

    Beautiful and decadent recipe! I added some grated apple to the pancake batter for an extra bit of fun… worked nicely.

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    Lori Lange — July 22, 2012 @ 1:43 PM

    Love that idea!

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    Alison at NOVA Frugal Family — July 22, 2012 @ 7:17 PM

    I love this recipe and we make it every chance we get. I usually end up with extra filing and freeze it so that we are ready for the next time. If not, my husband likes to spread the filing on the pancakes to give them an even more cinnamon-y goodness. We don’t use the icing though because my husband isn’t a fan but mine never look nearly as pretty as yours!!! Thanks for the great recipe :)

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    Deb — July 27, 2012 @ 6:02 AM

    Ahhh! We were just looking for a recipe to try at home after some delicious Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes at Coco’s

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    Judy — July 31, 2012 @ 3:11 AM

    These look delicious and I am definitely going to try making them. Thank you!

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    Mandi — August 1, 2012 @ 8:14 AM

    Oh my! This is going to b a dangerous recipe to have around! These were amazingly delicious & beautiful! I taste the yeast-y resemblance of a traditional cinn roll…yum!!!

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    Mandi — August 1, 2012 @ 8:16 AM

    &thank u for all of the tips & tricks. The step by step pix made this so easy, I almost didn’t have to do any reading at all!

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    Laly kristina — August 1, 2012 @ 10:59 AM

    Thats great i will abslutly cook thr recipe for my family next weekend thanks :)

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    Bree — August 5, 2012 @ 2:14 PM

    I had the same problem Amber had. I thought I was good because the consistency of the swirl was toothpaste-like and it just left cinnamon-flavored craters in the pancake. They were really ugly but tasted good still.

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    Bea — August 9, 2012 @ 9:10 AM

    i’m going to try this definitely! looks very tasty!

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    Maria — August 14, 2012 @ 12:07 PM

    I just tried making these…
    They failed miserably!! The sugar filling kept burning and charring my pancakes. Also since it kept burning there was no cinnamon sugar filling in the pancake, only a burnt taste. And if the temp was low, the pancake was undercooked. Not happy, but great idea and hope I can try to make these better next time.

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    Misty — August 24, 2012 @ 5:24 AM

    These were the best pancakes I’ve ever made in my life!!

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    Carrie Schoen — August 29, 2012 @ 7:08 AM

    I made these for my hubby and he LOVED them. We are healthy eaters and this was an awesome treat (we can splurge every once in awhile right?!). :)

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    Andrés Javier Martínez Farías — August 29, 2012 @ 8:39 AM

    I`m going to make them just now… 29 Aug 2012, 10:39:38

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    Mariint — August 30, 2012 @ 11:03 AM

    Great idea! I love cinnamon and I love pancakes, so I’ll try your technique as soon as possible!

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    wanda — September 1, 2012 @ 7:32 AM

    Wow!!!! They are awesome, turned out great. Made them for breakfast, my husband said make sure you don’t lose that recipe. I guess he liked them.

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    Robin — September 2, 2012 @ 8:14 AM

    I made these this morning for breakfast. My boyfriend is a big fan of cinnamon rolls and absolutely LOVED these…so did I! This will be going in my recipe box!

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    Melissa — September 3, 2012 @ 6:23 AM

    Oh My Word!!! These pancakes were amazing! My hubby had 3 and both my boys had 2 and kept asking for more! This is a keeper!!

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    Jay Stratton — September 3, 2012 @ 11:41 AM

    My new favorite pancakes!!

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    Fatcat — September 12, 2012 @ 2:06 PM

    Yum. we made them gluten free with gluten free pancake mix. Oh my goodness.

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    mary — September 14, 2012 @ 8:58 PM

    Quick tip–King Arthur Flour makes a baker’s cinnamon filling (basically cinnamon and sugar) that you just add water to, and it makes a perfect consistency for this recipe. I made my pancakes with bisquick, KAF’s cinnamon filling, and your glaze. RIDICULOUS! sooo good!

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    Lori Lange — September 15, 2012 @ 6:10 AM

    That’s a good tip!

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    Belen — September 20, 2012 @ 11:45 AM

    Oh my goodness! These pancakes are soooooooo delicious! I am saving this to my recipe box! Thanks so much for this amazing creation!

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    Nicole — September 23, 2012 @ 1:24 PM

    Is there a possibility these could be made with a gluten free mix?

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    Melissa — September 24, 2012 @ 4:20 PM

    Just made these for my family. They are heaven!!! Followed your recipe to a t and they came out perfect. Food coma though!

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    Lori Lange — September 25, 2012 @ 11:07 AM

    Some commenters have mentioned that they’ve tried the cinnamon swirl using mixes (gluten-free too), and have had success!

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    frank — October 12, 2012 @ 11:49 PM

    I love cinnamon buns and this made my brain just exploded with the thoughts of this.

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    Life Tips — October 13, 2012 @ 9:14 AM

    Foodgasm to say the least. Now to make it more sinister, we should tiny slices of hotdogs into it like bullet wounds.

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    Crystal — October 13, 2012 @ 9:39 AM

    Just made these, they were a hit in my house…thanks for the recipe!

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    Melissa Cooper — October 13, 2012 @ 10:18 AM

    these were awesome!

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    Lori Lange — October 13, 2012 @ 11:19 AM

    That made me laugh ;)

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    Kathy — October 14, 2012 @ 11:06 AM

    These were incredible! I used a local quark cheese instead of cream cheese that was equally as delish. Thanks for fueling my cinnamon roll addiction! I may have eaten two…

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    Rosie — October 14, 2012 @ 1:53 PM

    My boyfriend and I made these for brunch yesterday – so decadent and amazing. We couldn’t get enough of them!

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    Jenn@slim-shoppin — October 16, 2012 @ 7:38 PM

    I just made these, followed the directions perfectly and they came out terrific!!! My family was super impressed! Thanks for such a great recipe – I’m going to make these again and again!

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    Liyahli — October 21, 2012 @ 5:44 AM

    Just made it. It tastes soooo good!!

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    Nellie — October 22, 2012 @ 8:05 AM

    This recipe is absolutely divine! My 5 year old daughter decided yesterday morning that she was in the mood for pancakes. I had none – no frozen, no dry mix in sight but then I remembered — the Cinnamon Roll Pancake Recipe! So, yesterday morning was my first attempt at this recipe and my daughter and I could not get enough of it – so incredibly delicious!

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    Lori B — October 28, 2012 @ 6:56 AM

    Made them this morning. Just used a small spoon to make the swirl. Turned out perfectly! Best dessert breakfast ever!!!

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    Ladybug — November 7, 2012 @ 11:33 AM

    Awesome cinnamon the “bomb” ! Of cinnamon taste

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    Thomas Fantaci — November 10, 2012 @ 7:09 AM

    These pancakes were amazing. They didn’t last 10 seconds once I made them! Absolutely delicious!

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    Risa — November 12, 2012 @ 6:23 PM

    I’m having a breakfast day and I cannot wait to try this recipe!!! Who would have thought you could have cinnamon roll pancakes!! I’m so excited!!!

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    The Blue Collar Foodie — November 19, 2012 @ 9:25 AM

    These look decadent and Delicious!

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    Huda — November 21, 2012 @ 6:10 AM

    Just tried out this recipe for breakfast today! It’s tastes even better then it looks, highly recommended to everyone! Great job on the instructions, it was super easy to follow. Definitely going to be making this again, thank you!

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    Katiana Louis — November 24, 2012 @ 5:36 PM

    I made this for Brinner. The entire family enjoyed!

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    Jessica — November 25, 2012 @ 7:38 AM

    We were so excited to try these…until I started cooking them. Read all tips and tricks, followed all directions completely. Pancakes were thin, filling was perfect consistency but when I followed tip to wait until pancakes were bubbling on the sides they were too done for the filling to swirl in. It just sat on top, melted and made a huge mess in the pan. With each successive pancake the pan (large electric skillet) became more and more full with bubbling caramelized sugar mixture so the pancakes just kind of boiled in them and never browned up.

    Not sure what went wrong, they tasted ok, but not sure I want to try this drama again.

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    Lori Lange — November 26, 2012 @ 12:05 PM

    They definitely take some practice!

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    James B — December 5, 2012 @ 6:54 AM

    Thanks, I loved them. Will make them again and again.

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    Bob G — December 8, 2012 @ 6:58 AM

    I was looking for something different and came accross this recipie. Decided to make this for a cold, cloudy Satuday morning breakfast. It was amazing! Just a great recipie. Added to my favorites and I am sure it will show up on Christmas morning!


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    Emily — December 9, 2012 @ 8:31 AM

    Best pancakes I’ve ever had!

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    chris — December 12, 2012 @ 4:57 PM

    I plan on making this for my wife’s birthday early in the morning. My question is can I make the cinnamon swirl and drizzle the night before and still be usable?

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    Lori Lange — December 12, 2012 @ 7:48 PM

    Tough to say… I saw someone recently make these and they put the cinnamon swirl and the drizzle on top of the pancakes instead of swirling them in. Might be better if you’re trying to save time?

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    Marni — December 15, 2012 @ 9:24 AM

    OMG!! The most amazing pancakes ever!!!!!

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    Peta Stanley — December 22, 2012 @ 10:54 AM

    This looks like a wonderful recipe however, it does not work. The pancakes are nice and fluffy but once you add the cinnamon mixture (regardless of the temperature of the pan) it burns. I threw out many attempts at all temperatures. Forturnately I did not attempt this on Xmas morning as it would have been a complete disaster. I ended up making pancake sandwiches swirilling the mixture between two pancakes then drizling them with the “icing”. If someone else has had success, I’d appreciate your tips.

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    Lori Lange — December 22, 2012 @ 11:30 AM

    Sorry these did not work for you… read through the over 400 comments and you will be able to find some tips that may work for you! They definitely take a little bit of practice- we love them in our house!

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    Olivera — December 26, 2012 @ 4:42 PM

    These are the best pancakes my family & I have ever had. We had these for Christmas morning, this will be our new family tradition. My 5 kids loved them & they were easy to make.

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    Lori Lange — December 27, 2012 @ 7:36 AM

    SO happy to hear that!

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    Danielle — December 28, 2012 @ 10:31 AM

    We made these before the recipe was revised in February. After using the new recipe, I think we prefer the original version. Would it be possible to get a copy of the old one?

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    Lori Lange — December 28, 2012 @ 6:18 PM

    I’m afraid I nixed that recipe. Sorry about that!

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    jo uk — December 31, 2012 @ 3:00 AM

    Just made these this morning & they are delishous, turned out abit messy but didn’t affect the taste, will be making them again :-)

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    Harold — January 4, 2013 @ 2:06 AM

    I didn’t have any problems with the recipe. However, I used my family’s pancake recipe. These came out A-mazing. I received rave reviews and requests for more. Thanks a lot for sharing the recipe.

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    bakeaholic — January 6, 2013 @ 7:17 PM

    Thank you so much for sharing this DECADENT, DELICIOUS, SOUL-WARMING recipe! I just made them for breakfast. Super easy! Your instructions and photos were spot on. My little variation was to make them with my favorite pancake batter-whole wheat buttermilk. That makes them slightly less guilt inducing. ;-) But hey! We all deserve a nice treat every now and then. Thank you again! :-)

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    Toni Thomas — January 12, 2013 @ 8:47 AM

    Made these and they were amazing! The only thing I did wrong was snip my bag a little too big so I didn’t get very much “swirl” but I’ll know next time! Thank you for such a yummy recipe :)

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    Laura C — January 21, 2013 @ 7:48 PM

    I made these pancakes last night for me & my roommates and we all LOVED them. They were so freaking delicious. Thank you so much for posting this recipe!! I will definitely be making these again in the future :)

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    AmberRose — January 28, 2013 @ 1:35 PM

    Just made these for myself and my daughter. We both LOVE them. I will never make regular pancakes again. I’m not a huge pancake fan at all. I usually can only eat my husbands but I have found a pancake mix I can make myself so I made it and use the cinn. Swirl glaze and they were awesome!! My swirl mix was a little thin but not too bad and they still tasted yummy!! My daughter loves them too. I will be making these tomorrow morning for all three munchkins.

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    Heather — February 3, 2013 @ 6:57 PM

    These were amazing!!! Thought the cream cheese glaze was a little too strong and will probably leave out the cream cheese next time, but the pancakes were delicious!

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    Tabitha — February 4, 2013 @ 4:08 AM

    Just found this on pinterest. My kids loved these and want them every weekend. Even my picky 7 yr. old ate four by himself. My cinnamon swirl wasn’t as thick as yours even once I was on my last pancake. Wondering if next time cutting the butter down some or refrigerating it for a bit would help. It’s less than 20 degrees outside here and my kitchen wasn’t very warm for it not to thicken properly. Not sure what I was doing wrong. I would understand it not working in the summer months. LOL thanks again regardless they were yummy!

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    kelly — February 6, 2013 @ 2:30 PM

    Mmmmmmm!!! I can’t wait to try them! They look wonderful!

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    Barbara — February 8, 2013 @ 9:48 AM

    Holy amazing. I have no interest in cinnamon buns but THESE are amazing! Thank you–we are having a snow day here in New England, so these are officially our Snow Day Pancakes! (Gingerbread is next…)

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    Gina — February 10, 2013 @ 6:01 AM

    Well may I just say…HOLY PANCAKE! LOL What an amazing recipe…thank you! I had to double the swirl part however…my family of 5 devoured the 1st batch. Thanks Again! I am now following you on pinterest, cant wait to try some more recipes :)
    South Pittsburg, TN

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    Natalie — February 10, 2013 @ 7:46 AM

    I am allergic to gluten and dairy, and I can’t eat sugar. When I saw these I knew I had to convert them into something I could eat. I used gluten free pancake mix, vegan butter, and swerve (sugar replacement) to make these, and they were teh best pancakes I’ve had since I was a kid. Next time I’ll get some dairy-free cream cheese for the topping. yum!

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    Lori Lange — February 10, 2013 @ 8:47 AM

    So happy to hear that you made it work!

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    Gina — February 10, 2013 @ 12:29 PM

    Ok…just had to add to my earlier comment, when my hubby ate these he said “I think thats the best thing I ever put in my mouth” LOL I took one to church to share with a friend and she about went into convulsions haha! Huge hit!

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    Emily — February 10, 2013 @ 3:12 PM

    wow this recipe is SO good!
    It’s so creative a delish.
    Perfect smooth pancakes.

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    Brian — February 15, 2013 @ 8:32 AM

    This recipe stinks, ever time I needed to flip (top of pancake covered in bubbles) the cinnamon glaze ripped the pancake wherever it was creating a mess of pancake batter and cinnamon on my pan.


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    Lori Lange — February 16, 2013 @ 6:40 AM

    Sorry it didn’t work out for you- it can definitely be tricky!

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    Pepper — February 21, 2013 @ 10:09 AM

    Oh my goodness! I just made these, and they are OVER THE TOP!!!

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    Elisa — February 23, 2013 @ 9:15 AM

    Just made these, they were delicious!!! I put my bag’o’cinnamon goodness in the fridge for a couple of minutes to get it thick quicker. Even my teenage son loved them and he hates pancakes (I know, I don’t know how he survives in this world without them either!).

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    A — March 5, 2013 @ 10:33 AM

    You may want to amend this–you shouldn’t ever use metal utensils on nonstick pans. It breaks off the nonstick and will ruin your pans and cause flecks of the nonstick to end up in your food.

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    Lori Lange — March 6, 2013 @ 6:38 PM

    I think it’s okay with a thin metal spatula. Just be careful to slide it underneath the pancake. There is nothing that’s going to scratch the surface.

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    Sarah — March 7, 2013 @ 3:11 PM

    Is it possible to save the cinnamon filling and the glaze to use again the next day?

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    Lori Lange — March 9, 2013 @ 10:08 AM

    Not sure- you’d have to mess around with that and see if it works for you!

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    Mary — March 10, 2013 @ 10:14 AM

    These pancakes are so good. I will be making more of these! These are a good combo between pancake and cinnamon roll. Yummy

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    Maria Springer — March 22, 2013 @ 11:38 AM

    These pancakes sound wonderful….will make them soon…love it!

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    Liv — March 23, 2013 @ 8:56 AM

    I was very disappoint when I made these is morning. The cinnamon filling mixture does not stay…it just melts out of your pancake and all over your pan! After doing a few pancakes this way I decided to tweak it a bit. I did not add the cinnamon filling until the pancakes were flipped a second time. I spread the filling on them while they were still hot…like a butter or jam, and it was much better! I also made the cream cheese icing thick and spread it on like a butter. It was soooooo goooood. They were gone in seconds. Don’t waste your time and cinnamon with this…just top your pancakes with filling and icing.

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    Hannah — March 23, 2013 @ 9:58 AM

    mmmmmm. just made these and they were delicious! they didn’t look quite as good. but they were GOOD! i doubled the recipe thinking it would not be enough for my family… i was wrong. there was plenty!

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    Nadia — March 25, 2013 @ 5:28 AM

    I had been wanting to make these for awhile. I don’t know how I stumbled upon them but I knew that at some point I had to test these out. Recently I have been craving cinnamon rolls but haven’t wanted to buy one or some other food got in the way.
    This morning I am up early enough to make breakfast and decided on to make these. I have a whole wheat pancake mix I need to finish up. I am impatient but made sure to wait on these to get them right. They did not look like your photos though. The filling just spread out and didn’t stay in place. And I almost burned myself on the hot filling.
    But all that aside, I am eating them and they are great. I get my pancake fix and my cinnamon roll fix. I did not have the ingredients for the icing so I drizzled just a tad of maple syrup and still love them. I am not a pumpkin fan but those gingerbread ones. Those might have to be next.

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    Michelle — March 25, 2013 @ 1:53 PM

    I am going to try these “cinnamon roll pancakes” tomorrow morning, but I think I will sprinkle them with chopped walnuts and serve with maple syrup instead of the glaze. I can hardly wait!

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    Nadia — March 26, 2013 @ 12:48 AM

    So, I made this again. I just decided to as I was still in my wanting cinnamon things craze. I let the filling sit for longer and made sure to get my pancake mix correct. This time they worked out great. The willing didn’t spill everywhere. It did spread sort of under the pancake but the swirl indent was there and they look great. Just wanted to write again on this success!

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    sm — March 28, 2013 @ 6:08 AM

    I used this recipie but it didnt turn out the way i hoped.

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    Ashley — March 29, 2013 @ 9:38 AM

    I only got 4 pancakes :(

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    Cathy — March 31, 2013 @ 11:51 AM

    DISASTER, tried to make these for a family Easter brunch. The filling burnt the pan, it wasn’t meant to be, so we had fruit and dip instead.

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    Diana — April 1, 2013 @ 7:45 AM

    These make up the most wonderful pancakes. I used a squeeze bottle for the cinna-mix and it worked beautifully. The pancakes themselves are the winners in this mix. The cinnamon just highlights them. Box mix…….lol

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    Deborah — April 4, 2013 @ 1:39 AM

    These look so amazingly awesome!! I bet my sons would think these were the coolest pancakes on earth! Thanks for sharing!

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    Alyssa — April 4, 2013 @ 10:18 AM

    i’m a teenager, and i make these just about every week :3 they’re so great! thank you!!

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    Patsy — April 7, 2013 @ 8:01 AM

    These are great only thing I do that I find easier is use a squeeze bottle for the cinnomon mixture cut the tip of a little bit for it to flow out easier I found the pastry bag to messy.

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    theprincess — April 19, 2013 @ 8:38 AM

    These are FABULOUS!!!!!! I fix them for special occasions since they take so long to prepare—–but they are worth it!

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    shelby — April 21, 2013 @ 12:32 PM

    I made this recipe healthier by changing a few things:
    sub out flour for whole wheat flour and protein powder
    sub out milk for almond milk
    sub out whole egg for egg whites

    Also, I didn’t want to make a pastry bag so I just made the glazes on the side and dipped the pancakes in it!

    Really delicious!!!

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    Terra Sheridan — April 28, 2013 @ 10:59 AM

    I had such fun making this for my family this morning! They loved it! It was a hit! Thank you for the recipe….. ;)

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    Kellie — May 4, 2013 @ 10:43 AM

    I made these this morning for me and my son and they were DELICIOUS! I was only able to eat one though – because if I ate anymore, I’d go into insulin shock. LOL

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    Heather — May 8, 2013 @ 10:14 AM

    I’ve made these twice now. The first time I melted the butter for the cinnamon filling per the instructions and it turned out to be an oily mess! The second time I didn’t melt the butter but mixed the brown sugar and cinnamon with room temp butter. This worked WAY better and became the toothpaste like consistency described in her tips!

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    Lori Lange — May 10, 2013 @ 3:40 PM

    I like to get the butter “almost melted,” then it’s just right!

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    Marsha — May 25, 2013 @ 8:06 AM

    These are great! Made them for breakfast and everyone loved them! Thank You!!

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    Alyssa Landry — May 26, 2013 @ 8:41 AM

    These pancakes are to die for!!! Whole family loved them! My husband even said save this recipe it will be great for Christmas morning! :)

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    Kim — June 2, 2013 @ 7:05 AM

    Just made 1/2 recipe of these for breakfast – yum!!! The only problem I had was that when I flipped them some of the cinnamon mix came out from under the pancake. I think my cinnamon mix was a bit too runny, it is 85 degrees here already so maybe I should have popped it in the fridge for a few minutes.

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    Kathy — June 3, 2013 @ 4:49 PM

    OMG. BEST recipe I’ve ever made.

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    Becky — June 9, 2013 @ 7:22 AM

    Great idea….made them this morning. Overly sweet for me.

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    Debbie F — June 10, 2013 @ 6:22 PM

    Oh my goodness! I just made these for dinner. They are soo good! The pancakes themselves are fluffy too. Such a simple recipe yet so very tasty.

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    Carly — July 16, 2013 @ 1:20 PM

    This recipe was terrible. I’ve been cooking for a long time, and when I saw this recipe, I thought it was adorable and tasty-looking and the reviews seemed great, so I decided to try it out. Nothing but frustration.
    The cinnamon filling started out fine, but when it came to putting it on the pancakes, it was a disaster. No matter how much I mixed the filling, when I squeezed it out of the bag, a little thin layer always dripped out, making my pancakes less cinnamon roll-looking. Also, when I flipped the pancake over onto the side that had the filling, the filling just cooked off onto the pan. It didn’t even stay on the pancake. I had to squirt all of it onto the pancakes when they when the time came to eat them.
    The cream cheese icing didn’t go so well either. When I put the cream cheese into the pot with the butter, it was all separated, no matter how much I mixed it. As a revision, I added a little milk, which was exactly what it needed.
    The pancake batter was okay, but it was really thin, in which I had to cook one pancake at a time in my biggest skillet (Again, my BIGGEST skillet!).
    It’s not that the flavoring was bad (It was actually a delicious recipe.), it was just the techniques that were falsely given.
    My suggestions: (1) Don’t even add the filling to the pancakes while they’re cooking. Just cook the pancakes by themselves, then drizzle the filling on them when served. (2) Add a touch of milk to the icing. It brings everything together and makes the icing really creamy. (3) If preferred, make the pancake batter thicker. They’ll be more fluffy (Although, the pancakes I ate from this recipe were pretty moist, but it was probably the icing and drizzled filling that made it so.).
    I hope this helps others who want to use this recipe.

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    Lana — July 17, 2013 @ 8:35 AM

    THESE WERE AWESOME!!!!!!!!! Me and my 4 grandkids (ages 2 – 12) were moaning and groaning. Thanks so much!!

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    Lori Lange — July 19, 2013 @ 9:44 AM

    Sorry it did not work for you. The recipe does definitely work as written (we make it often in our house), but it can be tricky for some.

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    Farida — July 25, 2013 @ 10:41 AM

    these looks amazing ! i’ll make these soon !!!

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    Sylvia — July 28, 2013 @ 4:10 AM

    I’ve been wanting to try these for ages. The recipie just looked so incredibly delicious – and they absolutely were! The crispy carmellized sugar was amazing. I had to miss out on the cream cheeze, because I didn’t have any at home, but when I make these again, I’m totally making that too.

    One thing though, (and this may well be a conversion problem. I had to convert all the measurements to metric, since I live in Europe.) I think the batter turned out a little thick for me. I don’t really have a good frame of reference, since my usual pancake batter is usually closer to crêpes consistency. I added some more milk after the first batch, but the pancakes still didn’t really produce any visible bubbles when cooking and the cinnamon filling didn’t really ‘sink into’ the pancake as seen in your photos. What kind of consitency should I be aiming for? (Oh man, this is going to be hard to describe, I’m sorry.) ;)

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    Lori Lange — July 29, 2013 @ 8:59 PM

    The pancakes aren’t terribly thin- I’d characterize them into a more “fluffy” category. The batter is fairly thick.

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    Bethany B. — August 18, 2013 @ 7:48 AM

    I made these for the first time a year ago and now every time I see my sister I have to make them for breakfast ! It is her new favorite pancakes ! Love this recipe !

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    Jera — August 20, 2013 @ 12:11 AM

    I made these and they were so delicious! I encountered a few problems though. My cinnamon filling did not thicken and my cream cheese glaze ended up getting hard within a few seconds of warming / layering it on the pancakes.

    Is it because I did NOT use unsalted butter? I also used dark brown sugar versus “brown sugar.”???

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    Lori Lange — August 22, 2013 @ 8:24 AM

    It’s a tricky recipe indeed- I don’t think it has anything to do with the butter or sugar you used.

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    Julia — August 24, 2013 @ 1:52 PM

    I made these for breakfast today and they were GREAT! So easy and quick. Every single one of my 6 kids loved them – even the kids who don’t like pancakes!

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    Shanelle — August 26, 2013 @ 1:04 PM

    I cooked these pancakes this morning but instead of making pancake batter I used pancake mix that requires only water. Using store bought batter will save you time, money, and works just as well.

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    JJ Tuper — September 8, 2013 @ 9:04 AM

    I made these this morning for the first time, for my wife’s birthday. They were amazing! I cannot wait to try the gingerbread version.

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    Karen — October 5, 2013 @ 12:04 PM

    These sound yummy. Can’t wait to try them – maybe this afternoon for a snack…..

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    Anne — October 15, 2013 @ 10:42 AM

    These pancakes remind me of those Cinnabon rolls. But I can make these at home! Can’t wait to try these pancakes on Saturday morning!

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    Brecken — October 18, 2013 @ 5:19 PM

    These work better as a dessert. My BF made them for breakfast one morning as an anniversary surprise but they were so sweet we could only have a couple. And ended up being hungry two hours later of course!

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    PB — October 20, 2013 @ 6:36 AM

    These tasted good,but left a burnt mess on my pan. and a burnt smell in the air. not sure I’ll make them again

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    olga — October 21, 2013 @ 6:11 AM

    I just made these pancakes for my children and they loved them. Thank you for all the step by step, it just made it easier. I did everything as directed with the only difference that I used smart balance butter, splenda brown sugar and low fat cream cheese. Other than that they were delicious. I love all your recipes.

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    Mimi — October 27, 2013 @ 5:54 AM

    I just made this for breakfast and it was beyond tasty!
    I have a problem with gluten so I used “Pamela’s gluten free pancake mix” for batter, and I used plain Greek yogurt because I didn’t have cream cheese.
    It came out moist and tasty and my family loved it!!
    Thank you so much for sharing the wonderful recipe!

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    Alex — October 27, 2013 @ 4:11 PM

    OH. MY. GERD.

    Lady, you win the internet. ALL OF IT.

    This morning I was craving cinnamon buns and pancakes, I Googled ‘cinnamon bun pancakes’ and BAM. You rolled onto the scene and WON.

    For anyone that thinks ‘hm, this looks like a lot of work’, just do it. It’s so incredibly worth it. These were actually pretty easy, and turned out perfectly. The little cinnamon ‘grave swirls’ made crunchy, sugary glaze traps. When I served these up I said “No syrup on these. SERIOUSLY. I love you and I’m concerned for your health. No syrup.” My audience was not disappointed. We all rolled away from the table satisfied.

    These are so good I might have to make them as a dessert for something. Totally mindblowing. Bravo, Lori, bravo.

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    Lori Lange — October 28, 2013 @ 10:46 AM

    your comment made me laugh. So glad you liked these!

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    Daco — October 28, 2013 @ 10:59 AM

    We’re going to make these for our employee breakfast luncheon next week! Thanks for showing us these!

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    Megan — November 7, 2013 @ 6:15 PM

    Just made this and I’m having them now! Delicious!! thank you!:)

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    Dana — November 12, 2013 @ 11:27 AM

    GENIUS. Pure. Genius.

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    Nicole — November 22, 2013 @ 7:07 PM

    So I’m in the process of making these right now! They smell awesome! But… with how thick the filling is, I can’t get it to swirl! I just get a glob here and a glob there.. any suggestions?

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    Lori Lange — November 25, 2013 @ 9:12 PM

    Soften slightly in the microwave. When you can manage to get a toothpaste consistency, it’s perfect!

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    Cherie — December 1, 2013 @ 9:09 AM

    Ooooo ya I’m excited to make them right now thanks Internet and recipe girl!

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    Linda — December 14, 2013 @ 8:54 AM

    Fantastic! And you solved my problem: I couldn’t decide today whether to make pancakes or cinnamon rolls.

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    Aida — December 17, 2013 @ 8:17 PM

    Made them for breakfast and they were absolutely delicious!! ? Sadly they ruined my pan and spatula though :( Any idea on how to remove all that sticky hardened sugar??

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    Adel — December 17, 2013 @ 8:20 PM

    This recipe is soooo scrumptious!!! Thank you so much! :) My mom loved it too, but unfortunately she’s a diabetic so she can’t have sugar. Any idea for a substitution for the brown sugar pleease???

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    Lori Lange — December 18, 2013 @ 8:54 AM

    I have no idea.. I’m not used to cooking sugar free!

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    Lori Lange — December 18, 2013 @ 11:23 AM

    Soak in water!

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    carrie — February 1, 2014 @ 9:18 AM

    Absolutely delicious!! BUT i had to double the flour. The pancakes were extremely runny. Ive never seen a pancake recipe with a 1:1 flour and milk. I made mine 2:1. Now if only i could make mine as pretty as yours!

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    Lori Lange — February 3, 2014 @ 7:24 AM

    Double? How strange!

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    Ali McArthy — February 23, 2014 @ 9:10 AM

    Lori, these were absolutely amazing!
    My family loved them…what a treat we had this morning…Thank you SO MUCH for sharing this recipe!!
    I can’t wait to make them again soon :)

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    dw — March 8, 2014 @ 6:44 AM

    Just made them. Delicious!! We never actually sat down to eat them, ate each one as we were waiting for the next batch to finish.

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    Just mark — March 8, 2014 @ 7:22 AM

    Made them his morning….loved them. We all loved them.

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    dtcm — March 22, 2014 @ 8:46 AM

    I tried to make these this morning. Trouble I had was getting the filling of the ziplock bag.I It came out too thick. I could barely make a circle. By the time I got the first one done, the filling did not seep in to the pancake, but oozed all over the griddle. But they tasted great!

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    Elisabeth T — March 23, 2014 @ 8:36 AM

    Soo good! What I do is when the first one is done, I’ll put some more of the cinnamon filling in the well the filling made. Then when the next one is done, I put it on top of the first one, cinnamon side down.

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    Susan M — April 17, 2014 @ 4:54 PM

    So glad you’ve updated this recipe. Made these last week for teenage boys. The cinnamon swirl was a disaster. Butter separated and the rest too thick to squeeze out of anything! It just dropped in glops. That said, they were a HUGE hit anyway. It was the topic of conservation at school Monday AND Tuesday. It wasn’t pretty, but they loved it. I am going to make them again this weekend with the revised ingredients. I appreciated the more detailed instructions. Will let you know.

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    Chelsea — April 20, 2014 @ 11:34 AM

    I wanted to finally say thank you for this recipe! This is the 4th Easter morning that I’ve have made these for my family. Every year, the kids check and double check that I’m making them. My 12 year old said today….”Waking up to the smell of cinnamon is one of the best traditions of Easter”! Sometimes it’s requested for birthday breakfasts too, but I make them with their age instead of a swirl. (The pancake recipe for my “go to” recipe for regular pancakes too. Perfect and fluffy!) I’ve always made the cinnamon filling the night before. I stick the ingredients in a bag, squish it around until soft and stick it in the fridge. The next morning I let it warm a few mins, squish and the consistency is perfect.

    Thanks again!

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    Lori Lange — April 21, 2014 @ 6:59 AM

    Thanks for your comment- it made my day!

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    Liz — June 10, 2014 @ 6:39 AM

    Made these for my daughter Emma’s 21st birthday. She loved them. A new birthday tradition starts today with Cinnamon Roll Pancakes!

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    McKenna — June 30, 2014 @ 7:07 PM

    Made these for breakfast!! Soooo delicious! My little brother and best friend could not get enough either!! Definitely a win for me!

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    Laura x — July 3, 2014 @ 5:59 AM

    I just love things with cinnamon, Cinnamon sugar has got to be the best though, but with the added butter to make a syrup to cook in pancakes is genius. Thanks for this recipe. Cant wait to try. x

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    carla — July 17, 2014 @ 7:23 AM

    These are awesome; my family’s new favorite pancake. We tried them last night with golden raisens put on before the cinnamon swirl and they were really good too. Happy eating. :)

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    Brittany Eisenhauer — August 8, 2014 @ 4:51 PM

    Why does my glaze always come out yellow instead white like you show in the picture?

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    Miranda @ The Bright Side of Reality — August 9, 2014 @ 1:30 PM

    Those look SO good! I can’t wait to try out this recipe.

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    Lori Lange — August 12, 2014 @ 4:02 PM

    I’m not sure!

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    Melissa — August 17, 2014 @ 8:32 AM

    These are pretty tasty! Definitely use a metal spatula as she suggests, plastic makes it difficult to flip.

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    Naj — August 20, 2014 @ 12:35 AM

    Have been dying to try this recipe since I saw the picture last week . Read ALL the tips over and over again to make sure it comes out right !! Made this morning for hubby and I ( while kids were @ school – will hav2 make for them soon ) … And they were perfect !!! Mine didn’t look as perfect as urs but they were close !! Thanx a lot for a wonderful recipe with easy to follow instructions. I used a plastic spatula with a very flat end – and I evn waited few seconds after I added the swirl and it was fine !! Just used softend butter n mixed it well with sugar and cinnamon !!! I ate MOST of them – lol ……
    Will Defntly b making again – SOON !!!!

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    brittney — August 22, 2014 @ 7:10 AM

    I made these this morning, and for whatever reason, when I flip them, all of the cinnamon runs out onto the pan. I let them cook initially for 2-3 minutes, so I’m not understanding?

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    Lori Lange — August 22, 2014 @ 7:26 AM

    They are tricky! Maybe try flipping them a little sooner, if you can. The cinnamon probably melted too much.

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    stephanie — September 20, 2014 @ 7:05 AM

    I found there was too much milk in recipe. Try adding just 3/4 cup first and add more if needed.

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    Lori Lange — September 21, 2014 @ 11:57 AM

    You can definitely do that if you like thicker pancakes.

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    Candice — September 27, 2014 @ 12:07 PM

    I finally made these cinnamon roll pancakes. ..I’m forever hooked! My new favorite! Thank you for posting this recipie!
    Btw: I used a old, clean, children’s medication syringe to make the cinnamon swirl…worked perfectly! :)

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    kelly — November 7, 2014 @ 9:54 AM

    This was a big fail for us, I did everything as directed and the tips, its wet/moist on the side with the swirl looks horrible.

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    Lori Lange — November 8, 2014 @ 6:46 AM

    Sorry it did not work out for you- it can be tricky for some!

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    Jen Taylor — November 16, 2014 @ 1:57 PM

    Hi! I was wondering if these would hold up in the freezer after you make them. I am trying to plan breakfasts for the week and didn’t know if you could freeze them and then reheat them in the microwave. Thanks!!

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    Lori Lange — November 23, 2014 @ 8:42 PM

    They’re a little messy… so freezing them might be a little messy too!

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    Lisa — November 26, 2014 @ 8:26 AM

    LOVE THIS! My family is so grateful for this recipe. We will be using it for special occasions for a long time! Thank you! So much better than regular cinnamon rolls too!

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    Jill — December 9, 2014 @ 4:52 AM

    Oh my! These look delicious, can’t wait to try!

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    Lenora — December 17, 2014 @ 5:07 PM

    These are THE BEST pancakes I have ever had. Just like a cinnamon roll. So freakin delicious but do take a little bit more time to prepare then ordinary pancakes. I can say they are DEFINITELY worth the extra work.

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    Lily Iverson — December 30, 2014 @ 9:36 AM

    These look amazing! … ????

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    erin — January 26, 2015 @ 9:31 AM

    OMG!! YUM!! I can’t wait to try this recipe!!