The best way to celebrate on a weekend morning is to make these Cinnamon Roll Pancakes! These fluffy, perfect pancakes are swirled with a cinnamon- sugar mixture and topped with a cream cheese drizzle. They’re awesome!!!
Watch the short video showing you how to make these Cinnamon Roll Pancakes, then scroll to the bottom of this post and print out the recipe so you can make them at home.
National Pancake Day
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?
What are the best pancakes?
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!
How do you make Cinnamon Roll Pancakes?
When you make cinnamon roll pancakes, it’s not much more difficult than making regular pancakes, but it’s a little more messy because of the cinnamon swirl. Follow the tips below, and you’ll have some great pancakes. NOTE: these take a little practice to get just right!
- use a nonstick skillet or griddle: these are sticky, so if you can do anything to help prevent extreme stickiness then do it!
- use a thin metal spatula for flipping: because they’re a bit precarious, a thin spatula will work best.
- use an ice cream scoop for the batter: this just makes it easier to measure so they’re all similarly sized.
- allow pancake to cook and form bubbles before adding swirl: you don’t want the swirl to have time to melt into the batter, so adding it at the last minute will help it stay intact.
- the cinnamon swirl must be thick: thin swirl will run all over the place.
- don’t get the swirl too close to the edge of the pancake- see photo above!
- flip the pancake smoothly and quickly: so the swirl will stay in place!
- wipe pan between pancakes: or the sugar in the pan may burn.
I have a wonderfully fluffy pancake batter that I like to use (recipe below) so I swirl a bit of cinnamon roll filling into the pancake.
And they cook up just like a pancake- fluffy, but with craters of crusty, sugary cinnamon swirled within.
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 😉
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…
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.
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.
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 and Gingerbread- Cinnamon Roll Pancakes too.
And if you just love pancakes in general, you must try The Best Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes and Peanut Butter- Chocolate Chip Pancakes. Enjoy!
Cinnamon Roll Pancakes
- 4 tablespoons (½ stick) unsalted butter, just melted (not boiling)
- 6 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
- ½ tablespoon ground cinnamon
CREAM CHEESE GLAZE:
- 4 tablespoons (½ stick) unsalted butter
- 2 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
- ¾ cup powdered sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil
PREPARE 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).
- 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 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 ⅓ 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.
Absolutely delicious, they taste just like the best part of a cinnamon roll! I DID read through and follow all of the tips given in the post; I also made up the cream cheese glaze and cinnamon filling the evening before and just made sure they were at the right temp and consistency. I found that if I popped the cinnamon swirl as soon as the bubbles began forming, they held together best. These are definitely a special occasion recipe because they take some extra effort and time, but they are worth it!
Anyone rating this recipe less than 5 stars is doing it wrong! My husband who is a novice cook made these flawlessly. They were perfect in every way. We will make these a part of family traditions
The pancakes themselves taste ok. But making them was a pain. When you add the cinnamon filling as soon as you flip the pancake the it immediately sizzles out spreading in the pan causing it to burn.
They take some practice. If it’s burning then your pan is too hot.
I love this recipe! There are a lot of steps (and dirty dishes!) but it is such a yummy treat that it is worth it. I don’t have the issue with burnt syrup. I think making sure that it is a paste and not runny is important. I also put mine in a bottle and squeeze the swirl into the pancake once it begins to bubble. I let it cook and then flip to lightly cook the other side, and the brown sugar mixture caramelizes, it is delicious! Thank you for this recipe – I see this in restaurants and always think “huh, how could I make that…” so it is greatly appreciated 🙂
First time and no problems! Followed all of your tips and they turned out great!
I also had the problem of burnt cinnamon syrup. Since the syrup is sitting on the top of the pancake as you turn it over, it is going to get burnt. I don’t see how it wouldn’t. Also just too many steps involved. Make old-fashined pancakes and add cinnamon/butter/brown sugar to the top.
That’s certainly an option too. Bummer that you couldn’t get them to work out. They’re tricky, but so delicious if you can get them right. My sugar swirl doesn’t burn… lower heat, and watch closely.
I want to love this but there is no tip to make this work. I always end up wirh a pan of burnt syrup. This recipe makes me mad every time I try it. The best way I can tell anyone is to just go ahead and use the cinnamon sugar mix as a topping with the cream cheese icing. I don’t think the laws of physics or chemistry allow this one to work out as instructed.
These can be tricky, and I’m so sorry you’ve had trouble. I’ve included lots of tips and tricks (and a video!) to help with troubleshooting.
I put the cinnamon mixture inside a small baggie. Then zip it up. I then cut a small piece off the corner of the bag. Then drizzle it on top of the uncooked side of the pancake. Works good everytime for me
This recipe saved my life! I promised my daughter homemade cinnamon rolls for her birthday, but life got in the way. This was easy to throw together and the proportions were just the perfect amount for the two of us!
The cinnamon swirl glaze is gorgeous, however I found that 1/2 teaspoon of salt is far too much and had to add extra sweet toppings to take away from the salt. Would only recommend a pinch!
Omgg this is amazing
I have wanted to make these for a long time but always talked myself out of it because it seemed like it might end in disaster. These were easy to make and delicious! It was helpful seeing the picture of the swirl in the post about the gingerbread pancakes. I wish I hadn’t waited so long!
I loved the recipie its perfect and omg the frosting/cream cheese icing was AMAIZING
My kids love this recipe. They decorate their own pancakes with happy faces using the icing. It really is like a homemade cinnamon bun. I used ready made pancake mix to make it easier on myself. Thanks for sharing your recipe!
These are sooo good! I get all the negative comments. I have experienced the issues that are mentiones as well but this recipe was too good to give up so I made kit a few times and worked on it. Now, there are no issues. And I make your fluffiest pancake recipe for this as well.
Great to hear– it definitely takes practice!!
This was a disaster, looked nothing like picture when I followed the instructions and recipie given.
Sorry you had trouble- they can take some practice to get just right. We make then often for holidays, and they’re a favorite in our house!
This recipe is good in theory but when plotted out exactly as the instructions say to, it turned into a nightmare for me. You would have to make two separate batters, one dark cinnamon sugar pancake batter and another regular and swirl them within one another for this to work. It was a nice attempt but there is too much missing information to make this particular method work. A video would help clarify exactly how you did your cinnamon sugar mix.
Did you watch the video showing you how to make these? It’s included in the post here 🙂
This recipe was not at all what expected. The recipe was easy to follow and easy to make, but the outcome was way different than what the pictures show. First off, the cinnamon filling was extremely thick and could barely be used to make the cinnamon filling, so I had to end up mixing the filling with the batter entirely. They should’ve found a liquid you could have put with the filling to make it smooth. Not a good recipe to cook
Sorry it did not work out for you. The process can be a little tricky, but if it all comes together then the pancakes are amazing.
The pancakes were good, but the filling was extremely messy and runny. The sugar just burnt to the pan and made a big sticky mess. The texture of the filling was off. While I appreciate the creativity of cinnamon roll pancakes, with must admit that I don’t think they are meant to go together.
I have been wanting to try this recipe for a while. Thank you for sharing. I just wanted to know if there is a reason that I cannot just combined the Cinnamon Swirl mixture with the Pancake Batter from the beginning? Sorry if this is a silly question, new to this cooking thing. ;-).
I haven’t tried it– but it might create a texture that isn’t good for cooking the pancakes.
My family’s favorite! There is trouble with keeping the cinnamon glaze in the pancake…It leaks everywhere and it’s dangerously hot, of course. They are not quick to make and we drool until they’re ready! I’ve added oats and some allspice to the pancake batter. I think I may buy cream cheese filling to have on hand to shorten the process. Thank you so much for creating and sharing!
These are amazing. I planned on freezing a batch but we ate them all so fast haha. Do these freeze well?
I’m not sure… maybe without the glaze?
These were better than the restaurant that usually makes them for us!
WOW these turned out better than expected. I knew they were going to be good but had no idea they were going to taste just like a cinnamon roll. Super easy and by far the best pancake recipe ever. Thank you!!!
Now that’s the way to do pancakes!!! I love that cinnamon swirl in each one! I know my kids would go nuts for these!
Holy deliciousness! This is flipping brilliant! I was a superstar auntie this am for my favorite 13 year old! She proclaimed them the best pancakes shed ever had!
This is one of our familys favorite breakfasts! They’re a treat but perfect for the weekends.
My husband is going to flip when I make these!! He loves cinnamon rolls!
Two of my favorite things to eat at breakfast…in ONE!!! My dreams have come true!
I have made these and they are amazing!
I could put a serious dent in these.
The way the cinnamon swirl griddles and caramelizes is so incredible. Love these pancakes!
Just made these could not get the cinamon to work as in video total mess the pancake mix was very nice
It can be tricky!
These are delicious! The glaze is the best or is it the little bit of crisp in the cinamin.
There just gooood.
I tried this for breakfast today, and they were absolutely, AMAZING! I made some box pancake mix, and it turned out very well, looked JUST like the picture. I also added like a tbs. of milk to the frosting/glaze because it was a little thick, but that may have just been my fault. I will definetly be making these again!
I just made these again for National Pancake Day. I decided before I started that I would finish them in the broiler like someone had suggested. After I did that with half a dozen or so, I thought I should try flipping a couple. Well the 2 that I flipped look like the picture. So then I realized that I had expected the swirl to stay nice and neat but the more I looked at the picture, I noticed the cinnamon covers that whole side of the pancake. But in an effort to keep my pan free from sticky burnt sugar (and abandoning the broiler idea which seemed to toughen the swirl side) I decided not to flip them at all. They cooked through over low so no flipping is even necessary
I was wondering if I could use whipped cream cheese for the drizzle? Instead of block?
I’ve never used whipped, so I’m not really sure.
I realize this has been posted for a while, but this is the first I’ve ever seen of this, wow, love everything about this, and have never seen anything like it before, so thank you for this recipe! Very creative!
I want to make these for Sunday AM this weekend – do you think I could sub kodiak cakes (protein pancakes) original mix instead? Or would making the cakes different change the favor too much??
I haven’t tried using a mix. Let us know how it turned out!
Just made these and they were GREAT! The cinnamon filling was a little too runny, so I just put it in the freezer for a few minutes and it thickened right up! Mine weren’t as pretty, but they were great! For the glaze, I just did coffee and powdered sugar! Thanks for this recipe!!!!
Made these this morning. They were omg delicious. Definitely in my forever files!
Do i get the same result if i use pancake mix.. 🙁 thanks!!
It looks like from the comments that some people have used a pancake mix with success.
Omg. This stuff is awesome. I made these tonight for dinner as a surprise for my husband who loves Cinnabon. I followed step by step, didn’t changed anything. Except I used hungry jack pancake mix. Instead of making my own. Everything else was exact. Awesome. Will definitely be making again. Thanks.
would like to try this with waffles.
Here you go! https://www.recipegirl.com/2011/04/14/cinnamon-roll-waffles/
Oh my gosh! I found your recipe last night and knew I had to make them, so I did this morning! Can I just say they are delicious!!! My family loved them! Thanks for the recipe!
OMG!! I made these tonight for dinner……they were SO awesome!!!!! Thanx for this recipe! Came out exactly as described!
Made these last night for my husband and they were perfect! I added a little extra cinnamon in the filling. The flavour was just amazing. Even without the cinnamon filling (I cut my piping bag a little large and ran out) they were great with some glaze even still. Served them up with bacon! 😀
I made these yummy pancakes this weekend. Oh my goodness, they are delish!!! These may be the new favorite pancakes in this house!
Thank yo for sharing!
The best breakfast I have ever made for my boys! It has become the official birthday breakfast and sleepovers, breakfast for dinner request, any time meal! Their friends rave about them and Moms end up asking me for the recipe!
Wow…Incredible goodness. I had this in the morning yummy delicious. Thanks for the recipe :o)
I just made these pancakes with one if my high school Family and Consumer Science classes–they were great! I used my own pancake recipe (with stiffly beaten egg whites for extra loft) and kids had the option of adding the prepared cinnamon swirl. It was easy, fun and looked beautiful!! (We use non-stick lefse griddles for making pancakes in class. It’s a lot easier to flip on a griddle than fuss with the sides of a skillet.) the next class came in and someone immediately said it smelled like Cinnabon in my room!! Thanks for the great idea!! ????????????
Had this for dinner tonight. Whoa! Heaven on a plate! Def a little tricky in the execution. I’m glad I read the extra tips and some of the comments. Wouldn’t try this for a crowd but great for a special treat. Thanks for sharing, will definitely repeat!
Tried this recipe for my family. Loved it! They turned out exactly as described. Wanted to share a great tip. I used a dollar store ketchup/mustard bottle for easy cinnamon swirl dispensing. It worked great without the fuss and mess of a baggie. It is also very easy to mix and shake the filling this way when it separates between batches, I use this same technique for making funnel cakes. Thanks for a great recipe!!
I’m eating these right now. I ran out of eggs and had to substitute a little bit of vegetable oil, but they’re still delicious.
Loved the filling. However makes way to much for a batch. Same with the glaze. They don’t cook up beautifully on the first try, but the family loved them. Although, next time I will replace the batter with one that is more flavorful and fluffy. Worked decently well in my Belgian Waffle Maker too (as I dislike pancakes…yeah the real of my family rhinos I’m weird too…). 4 Stars.
I just made these for breakfast and they tasted just like cinnamon rolls!! I had a little issue with the cinnamon filling, I didn’t have enough for all of the pancakes. Other than that, these pancakes are the best ever! Thank you so much for the recipe!
Just made these and they’re awesome! Many thanks
Also, i used a plastic spatula and didn’t have problems. I did find i had to heat my pan hotter than the recommended temp because i like my pancakes nicely browned and crisp round the edges. Different stoves (gas vs electric vs glass top) and pans will cook differently.
Made these this morning. These are like that boyfriend you dated in college you knew might eventually be the literal death of you, but you couldn’t quit him, because he was THAT DAMN GOOD.
“I won’t be able to make regular pancakes ever again, will I?” I asked my family.
“These are the best pancakes I have ever had in my life”
“I can’t stop eating them, I hate them, somebody please take them away from me before i make myself sick”
I put the cinnamon filling in the fridge for ten minutes and it firmed right up. Also, i made an apple glaze as well as the cream cheese one.
This recipe is fabulous, thank you!
Thanks for the giggles 🙂 glad you enjoyed!
I tried these this morning and the swirl cooked out…. like evaporated or something, lol. I have no idea what I did wrong. I increased the amount of brown sugar and allowed it to cool in the fridge before using to try to get the perfect consistency but it cooked away! I have no idea what happened. Yours look great, will try again one more time and let you know how it goes ~ Victoria
I just had similar pancakes at a restaurant here in Austin (but with banana and pecan in it and powdered sugar on top instead of frosting). They were the best pancakes I’ve ever had! I searched online to see if I could find a recipe that would help me duplicate them at home and this looks like a winner! Thanks for the post.
You aren’t supposed to use metal on nonstick pans. There are currently only two manufacturers of nonstick pans that can be used with metal utensils: Calphalon’s Elite line at Williams-Sonoma and ScanPan’s new line of pans at Williams-Sonoma. All other pans’ warranties are voided if you use metal utensils in them. Particularly cheaper Teflon nonstick pans. So how about not misleading people about what their pans are capable of by teaching proper cookware-care as you share your recipes.
There are plenty of nonstick-safe spatulas that are thin (OXO makes a great one for pancakes that is a flexible. It’s spring steel covered in silicone making it ideal in nonstick pans. It’s at Bed Bath & Beyond).
This was delicious by the way! 🙂
Lordy be, these were like a dish made in heaven! Thanks for sharing!
Great idea, didn’t translate well. Ours came out ugly (and I’m a fairly experienced cook,) they were difficult to cook, the pan a nightmare to clean, BUT the flavor was lovely. We made it with an unsweetened pumpkin pancake batter.
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.
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!
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!!
They’re a little messy… so freezing them might be a little messy too!
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.
Sorry it did not work out for you- it can be tricky for some!
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! 🙂
I found there was too much milk in recipe. Try adding just 3/4 cup first and add more if needed.
You can definitely do that if you like thicker pancakes.
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?
They are tricky! Maybe try flipping them a little sooner, if you can. The cinnamon probably melted too much.
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 !!!!
These are pretty tasty! Definitely use a metal spatula as she suggests, plastic makes it difficult to flip.
Why does my glaze always come out yellow instead white like you show in the picture?
I’m not sure!
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. 🙂
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
Made these for breakfast!! Soooo delicious! My little brother and best friend could not get enough either!! Definitely a win for me!
Made these for my daughter Emma’s 21st birthday. She loved them. A new birthday tradition starts today with Cinnamon Roll Pancakes!
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 for your comment- it made my day!
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.
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!
Made them his morning….loved them. We all loved them.
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.
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 🙂
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!
Double? How strange!
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???
I have no idea.. I’m not used to cooking sugar free!
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??
Soak in water!
Fantastic! And you solved my problem: I couldn’t decide today whether to make pancakes or cinnamon rolls.
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?
Soften slightly in the microwave. When you can manage to get a toothpaste consistency, it’s perfect!
GENIUS. Pure. Genius.
Just made this and I’m having them now! Delicious!! thank you!:)
We’re going to make these for our employee breakfast luncheon next week! Thanks for showing us these!
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.
your comment made me laugh. So glad you liked these!
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!
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.
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!
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!
These sound yummy. Can’t wait to try them – maybe this afternoon for a snack…..
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.
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.
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!
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.”???
It’s a tricky recipe indeed- I don’t think it has anything to do with the butter or sugar you used.
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 !
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.) 😉
The pancakes aren’t terribly thin- I’d characterize them into a more “fluffy” category. The batter is fairly thick.
THESE WERE AWESOME!!!!!!!!! Me and my 4 grandkids (ages 2 – 12) were moaning and groaning. Thanks so much!!
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.
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.
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.
Great idea….made them this morning. Overly sweet for me.
OMG. BEST recipe I’ve ever made.
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.
These pancakes are to die for!!! Whole family loved them! My husband even said save this recipe it will be great for Christmas morning! 🙂
These are great! Made them for breakfast and everyone loved them! Thank You!!
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!
I like to get the butter “almost melted,” then it’s just right!
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
I had such fun making this for my family this morning! They loved it! It was a hit! Thank you for the recipe….. 😉
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!
These are FABULOUS!!!!!! I fix them for special occasions since they take so long to prepare—–but they are worth it!
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.
i’m a teenager, and i make these just about every week :3 they’re so great! thank you!!
These look so amazingly awesome!! I bet my sons would think these were the coolest pancakes on earth! Thanks for sharing!
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
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.
I only got 4 pancakes 🙁
I used this recipie but it didnt turn out the way i hoped.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
These pancakes sound wonderful….will make them soon…love it!
These pancakes are so good. I will be making more of these! These are a good combo between pancake and cinnamon roll. Yummy
Is it possible to save the cinnamon filling and the glaze to use again the next day?
Not sure- you’d have to mess around with that and see if it works for you!
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.
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.
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!).
Oh my goodness! I just made these, and they are OVER THE TOP!!!
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.
Sorry it didn’t work out for you- it can definitely be tricky!
wow this recipe is SO good!
It’s so creative a delish.
Perfect smooth pancakes.
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!
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!
So happy to hear that you made it work!
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 🙂
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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…)
Mmmmmmm!!! I can’t wait to try them! They look wonderful!
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!
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!
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.
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 🙂
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 🙂
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! 🙂
THIS DID NOT WORK AT ALL. DAMN THIS.
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.
Just made these this morning & they are delishous, turned out abit messy but didn’t affect the taste, will be making them again 🙂
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?
I’m afraid I nixed that recipe. Sorry about that!
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.
SO happy to hear that!
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.
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!
OMG!! The most amazing pancakes ever!!!!!
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?
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?
Best pancakes I’ve ever had!
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!
Thanks, I loved them. Will make them again and again.
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.
They definitely take some practice!
I made this for Brinner. The entire family enjoyed!
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!
These look decadent and Delicious!
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!!!
These pancakes were amazing. They didn’t last 10 seconds once I made them! Absolutely delicious!
Awesome cinnamon the “bomb” ! Of cinnamon taste
Made them this morning. Just used a small spoon to make the swirl. Turned out perfectly! Best dessert breakfast ever!!!
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!
Just made it. It tastes soooo good!!
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!
My boyfriend and I made these for brunch yesterday – so decadent and amazing. We couldn’t get enough of them!
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…
these were awesome!
Just made these, they were a hit in my house…thanks for the recipe!
Foodgasm to say the least. Now to make it more sinister, we should tiny slices of hotdogs into it like bullet wounds.
That made me laugh 😉
I love cinnamon buns and this made my brain just exploded with the thoughts of this.
Just made these for my family. They are heaven!!! Followed your recipe to a t and they came out perfect. Food coma though!
Is there a possibility these could be made with a gluten free mix?
Some commenters have mentioned that they’ve tried the cinnamon swirl using mixes (gluten-free too), and have had success!
Oh my goodness! These pancakes are soooooooo delicious! I am saving this to my recipe box! Thanks so much for this amazing creation!
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!
That’s a good tip!
Yum. we made them gluten free with gluten free pancake mix. Oh my goodness.
My new favorite pancakes!!
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!!
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!
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.
Great idea! I love cinnamon and I love pancakes, so I’ll try your technique as soon as possible!
I`m going to make them just now… 29 Aug 2012, 10:39:38
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?!). 🙂
These were the best pancakes I’ve ever made in my life!!
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.
i’m going to try this definitely! looks very tasty!
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.
Thats great i will abslutly cook thr recipe for my family next weekend thanks 🙂
&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!
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!!!
These look delicious and I am definitely going to try making them. Thank you!
Ahhh! We were just looking for a recipe to try at home after some delicious Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes at Coco’s
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 🙂
Beautiful and decadent recipe! I added some grated apple to the pancake batter for an extra bit of fun… worked nicely.
Love that idea!
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 !!!!
Thanks for this recipe..I love cinnamon rolls and i will try this recipe for sure..i can smell the cinnamon right now… 🙂
I came across this recipe a little while ago and decided to make some. We loved them. Thank you for sharing the recipe.
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.
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!
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!
Can’t wait to make these tomorrow morning for breakfast. Great idea. Thanks for the recipe.
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.
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.)
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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!
These were really good! I didnt have any cream cheese I used a vanilla glaze instead. Will be making these again! Thank you!
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 +!!!
These look super yummy! I love cinnamon and can’t wait to give these a try, my mouth is watering already.
I added the filling to the batter near the end of the batter. They tasted great as well!!
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.
Any suggestions for making them gluten-free?
Not from me… have you tried using GF flour replacement?
I just made these… and they are amazing. Thanks for the recipe!
Lori, I love this idea! Definitely want to try your technique out soon.
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.
Made these for my husband and he absolutely loves them. He can’t get enough. My family loves anything with cinnamon. Thanks Lori 🙂
These look amazing! When the filling is too runny, has anyone just incorporated it into the batter?
Haven’t tried it…
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: http://cheesewithnoodles.blogspot.com/2012/05/on-weekends-i-like-to-make-nice.html Thanks so much for the awesome recipe!
Made these tonight!! They were sooooooo good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
oh wow sorry. I meant to post that comment on another recipe!!! I am making this recipe tonight though, I am excited!
Can I make this in 2 larger loaf pans since I do not have smaller pans?
Loaf pans? These are pancakes…
I made it and It tasted horrible! Sorry I must have made it wrong but it looked delicious
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! 🙂
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!
What a fun idea!
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.
I’m going to try it tomorrow! I’m a big pancake lover!
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!
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!
I’m guessing I picked it up at HomeGoods… my usual spot for finding treasures!
LOVED THESE! I added some espresso powder to the icing…yum! Also added pecans to the pancakes and loved that too 🙂 thanks!
Wow, what fun additions!!
Divine!! They worked out perfectly….even with a four-year old helper.
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!**
Definitely- “almost melted” is a better term to use.
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!!!
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.
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!
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! 🙂
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.
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
These are sooo good, and easy to make. Even I could make them, and I’m a13 yr. old boy!
Yikes, I hate to think of the calorie count on these! But my skinny husband would love them!
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
oh ok. Thanks. Did you do the same with the cream cheese glaze?
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 😉
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
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!
Delicious! I just made these using store boxed pancake mix. They turned out yummy, just like a ooey, gooey cinnamon roll!
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.
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?
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.
Could a squeeze bottle be used for the cinnamon filling?
I’d be hesitant to use a squeeze bottle- seems like someone tried it once and had some trouble with it clogging up.
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!!
These were awesome! Thanks for sharing!
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
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 🙂
Tried these and ended up with a mess of brown sugar and crappy pancakes! Did not work like recipe said!
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.
Bahahaha! Nicely played : )
Holy Sh!t… These look incredible. How are you not 500lbs?!?!
Spin class 😉
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.
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. 🙂
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
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!! 🙂
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?
Yep- see my revisions that I just added today!
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.
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.
Saw these on Pinterest…..I think they are in my near future 😉
Be careful with the heat, I smoked my house out with the head on med-low.
yikes! Be sure to wipe out the pan between pancakes!
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.
This may sound silly, but can I use a different type of oil instead of the canola? Thank you! 🙂
I use canola and vegetable oil interchangeably.
WHAT A DOPE I AM!!!
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!
I just made these and they are AWESOME! Simple to make and delicious.
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.
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! 🙂
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!
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!
Yes, practice makes perfect 🙂
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?
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.
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.
WOW!!! I cook for two gentlemen………guess what they are having this week for dinner???? YUMMMMMMMMMMY
Made these today for my family, everyone loved them!! They were pretty easy to make to! What a great recipe! 🙂
These are delicious! Make sure you have a cup of milk or tea to drink while you eat these. YUMMY!
Definitely don’t need maple syrup on those babies! Those look insanely good!
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!
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
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.
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.
Yeah, much easier to make smaller pancakes as far as flipping is concerned. Good tip on using a heavy duty plastic baggie.
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.
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~.
Loved this recipe! Just made some today and my family loved them!
I am not a fan of pancakes but I think I would really like these. What a cool idea. Thanks for posting.
Love this idea! Thank you for sharing!
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!
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.
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!
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”.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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! 😀
Made these for breakfast today, they didnt look nearly as good but the crunch from the brown sugar was amazing!
I just made them for diner and they are AWSOME. My hole house smells delicious and the flavour is fantastic. Thank You!!!
“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.
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!
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!
This has to be the best homemade pancake recipe! Thank you for sharing!
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.
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.
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’ ?
Not sure on the cinnamon swirl…
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 http://thebaboo.com/?p=142) Thanks for the recipe!
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.
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 🙂
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!
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!
Fun! Love that story- thank you!
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!
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.
Yeah, groovy is good 🙂 Glad you enjoyed!
Made these this morning for my 13 year old sons birthday breakfast – they turned out great and were declared the best pancakes ever!!
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
I am also a pancake junky and have some good ones you might like.
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.
Will have to give that a shot! Thanks for the tip.
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!
sooo good, i made these for my boyfriend and housemates for my 4th anniversary, definitely a hit!
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.
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.
Awesome recipe….I liked it when I tried it from the link below first! Seems like Robin Sue was inspired too!
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.
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 🙂
Pancakes and comment from J. French is Awesome!! LOL!!
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
Pretty much the funniest, most creative blog comment I’ve ever seen. Thanks for that 🙂
Are you kidding me! These look amazing. I’m going to make them for my kids this weekend. I bet they love them!!
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
I wish my computer had smell-O-vision!! I will try these out for sure!
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.
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!!
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.
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!
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.
Just made these! I had to use honey nut cream cheese. And wow wow wow!! Thanks for the recipe!
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!!
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
This looks amazing! I will definitely try this recipe! 🙂
These looks AMAZING. 🙂
OMG! These were awesome!!! Thank you for brightening up my morning.
These were so good…we used blueberry cream cheese and they were delicious!! 🙂
ohhhh, great idea!
this looks so awesome can’t wait to try it
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 😉
Glad you enjoyed! Yeah, pancake batter is much like bread/cake batter- it can be dense/tough if you over-mix.
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!
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
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!!
Brillant! Can’t wait to make. How great would this be to make for guest? Thanks for the idea!
Wow… that looks delicious! The way to a man’s heart is through food. 🙂
I can’t wait to make these. YUM!
ahhh sounds delicious 🙂
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.
Awesome Vegan tips- thank you!
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.)
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
Oh my goodness! Anything vaguely like a cinnamon roll would make my husband happy…
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!
My kiddos are going to go bonkers over these! Truly ingenious.
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!
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.
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!
These look simply divine. Thanks for sharing, I am going to whip up a batch fer sure!
Oh my word! This is freaking awesome! WANT!
You forgot in your instructions: go running after! 😛 This is one dangerous breakfast! YUM! 🙂
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.
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!
I’m def bookmarking this page! These look delish!
I love these, and I love you, too Lori!
Made these this morning. Family LOVED them! Thanks for sharing!
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.
Made these for breakfast this morning. Amazing.
“Bisquick” has a gluten free product. A bit pricey –found it at WalMart.
Tried these this morning with Gluten free pancake flour and they turned out WONDERFULLY! Just a note, but this is a truly delicious recipe!
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!
oh sooo yummy!!! want to have some for my baby!
Made these this morning… they were awesome! My sons’ friend said they were the best pancakes he’s ever had!!! Will make again 🙂
tooo much butter in the frosting
i am eating these right now and they are AMMAZING!!! They are easy to make and taste oh so yummy(:
These were SCRUMMY for a lazy Sunday morning brunch!
So f’in good, just made them for brunch!
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!
Absolutely loved this recipe! I think i was almost brought to tears lol and sooo easy to make
Just made these for my daughter’s birthday breakfast. Big smiles!!!
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!
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 🙂
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!
BEST PANCAKE EVER!
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!!!
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! 😀
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?
I made sure to read your recipe (and the tips) multiple times over before I even began to attempt the whole thing! 😀
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!
Glad to hear that you followed all of the tips. That seems to help!
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!
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.
ohhh, I love the idea of adding pecans!
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 🙂
This comment made me laugh out loud 🙂 Glad everyone enjoyed!
Oh this looks delicious ! Thanks for the recipe, I will be trying this : )
Making these now! Just had a taste of one. I cant wait for the cream cheese icing!!
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.
Great tips- thank you!
Absolutely delicious – so much so I had to blog about it!
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.
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
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!
Hmmm, you might be right about that baking powder tip. I’m going to make sure I do that next time too!
wow these look divine ! Are there any vegan or low fat tips ? I have been trying to make things a bit vegan
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.
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!
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 : /
Yes, practice will make perfect 🙂
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 !
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!
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!!!
OMG! this post has me drooling! so wanna eat one right now with a nice cup of coffee.
Amazing. I made them and loved them! I’m talking about them on my blog Monday afternoon as part of our Pinterest challenge.
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.
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!
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.
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!
Stumbled Upon you. Those are the most delicious looking pancakes I’ve seen…I will definitely try them out for the family!
They look fabulous. Thank you for sharing this recipe.
I tried them and the are HEAVENLY!!
Just when I was about to give up on feeding the crowd pancakes…THANK YOU!
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!
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!
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.
Oh my gosh! These look so amazing!!!
Made these for breakfast this morning. Absolutely delicious (and you were right, I could only eat one!)
Mine turned out like this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/superflash/5942865601/
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?
These look absolutely delicious. I will be trying these with the kiddos in the very near future.
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!
OMG this recipieloks delish i MUST try it:)
These look amazing-a MUST cook!
I am going to be dreaming of these pancakes, very shortly LOL
Those are to die for. I will be making them now!
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!
Thank you for sharing this recipe. I can hardly wait to make them for my grandchildren.
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.
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.
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.
so, HOW THE HECK DID YOU MAKE THESE SOOOOO PERFECTLY??! (:
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.
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.
I made these this morning. Amazing! Now for the EXTRA mile or so on the treadmill – but oooohhhhh so worth it!
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!
So glad they turned out for you!
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.
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!
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.
you are a genius! these ROCK! my boys are having a very HAPPY Saturday Morning breakfast! 🙂
Recipe Girl….I think I love you!!! =) YUMMO!!!!!!
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 🙂
OMG… I can’t believe how amazing these look. Can’t wait to try them.
If anything could be more than perfect, it’d be these.
They were so good!
Thank you for sharing. =]
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!
I made these this morning. They were delicious. My family loved them!
Found you through Tip Junkie. 🙂 These look amazing!!! I will definitely be making these in the next couple days. Thanks for sharing!
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.
These were so good! My new favorite pancakes.
Can’t WAIT to try these!!! The pictures are mouth-watering!
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…..
OMGoodness… these look absolutely scrumptuous! Can’t wait to try them!! Thanks!
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. 😀
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!
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!
@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.
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.
I made these for 6 people and we DEVOURED them. They came out beautiful and scrumptious. Thanks for the recipe!
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 blog..as I have mentioned you and credited you for the recipe. http://foodslove.blogspot.com/2011/03/ugly-cinnamon-roll-pancakes.html
Thanks for the great recipe! Our pancakes turned out great and were delicious! I blogged about it here: http://unleashingmycreativity.blogspot.com/2011/03/recipe-review.html Can’t wait to try more of your recipes!
Wow! This looks just the Cinnamon Roll Pancakes I saw (and you commented on way back) on BigRedKitchen.com. She has great ideas, no?!
@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 http://www.bigredkitchen.com/2010/06/cinnamon-roll-pancakes.html. She suggests using a pancake mix as a base & her photo makes them look more like cinnamon rolls!
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!
What an awesome idea! They look delicious!
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!
@Val, Thx so much for your tips!
those have got to be the most amazing pancakes I have Ever seen! YUM
i used the cinnamon swirl to make King Cake style pancakes. Happy Mardi Gras!
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!!!
That is the best idea I’ve ever seen. New breakfast fave!
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! : )
@Melissa, That’s the best feedback ever. Love that he loved them so much!
These are absolutely incredible, Lori! What a fun recipe.
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! 😉
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
I didn’t think you could make pancakes any better, and then you came along. Excellent work.
OH MY!!! I know what I want Hubby to make me for breakfast tomorrow!!!!!
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!
@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.
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.
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.
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
These look over the top amazing Lori! Holy guacamole! I’m literally drooling.
I’m SO surprising the kids and hubby with these this weekend!!!! I can’t wait. Thanks so much!
These look amazing!!!!I’m having friends over for Sunday brunch and this will be on my menu – Thanks
You always have the cutest ideas, Lori! I love this one. Am going to make it for my grandkids when they come!
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. 🙂
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?
Oh geez..I am such a sucker for new pancake recipes! Definitely going to have to add this to the list.
I love this idea! Can’t wait to try them some weekend! Delicious!
Definitely gonna give this a try. Love Pancakes Chocolate chip are one of my favorites
food porn. must…make…these…immediately.
Holy cow. So uh, when is breakfast? Because I’m coming over. 😉
i cannot make and eat these fast enough
These look delicious! What a great idea. Thanks so much for posting.
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!
Oh MY! These look incredible. I will be making these for our next special occasion or visitors. WOW!
These look beyond amazing…I have a serious NEED for them now!!
OMG. You are brilliant! Who would have ever thought of this but you, Lori? Love it, love it, love it.
My mouth is watering!! I can’t wait to try these!!!!! Do I have to wait for breakfast?
Those look pretty darn amazing!
Gorgeous pancakes!! Love them!!
Now that is a fantastic breakfast treat!
This must be a test, right? I am on day 3 of a “spring time slim down” and this is not helping….at all!
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!
I have no words to describe how badly I want these for breakfast, wow girl!! YUM!
I am DYING over this post. DYING.
These look TOO TOO good.
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!
I believe I have found this Sunday’s breakfast! Cinnamon rolls are our Sunday tradition but who doesn’t love pancakes. 🙂
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
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! 🙂
The glaze definitely completed them. I don’t think I should try this one or I might be addicted. I will eat cinnamon anything!
I am making these asap! Definitely Delicious Lori!
I made these tonight and they were awesome! I blogged about it here: http://culdesacmom.blogspot.com/2011/03/recipe-review-cinnamon-roll-pancakes.html
Thanks for the recipe!
These look amazing!
This will blow the minds of my children. I thank you love! 🙂
These are amazing, Lori!! I’m drooling on the keyboard.
oooooh la la! These sure look yummy!!! Gonna save this and try one sweet day!!!
I’m just now making pancakes; thinking we’ll be doing pancakes for dinner. These look fabulous; very tempting.
Yum! These look amazing!!! On top of that, they combine my two fav breakfast foods. Heaven! I am totally making these this weekend.
Oh yes … I’ll have a tall stack of that goodness!
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 😉
LOVE! It is like two tasty breakfasts rolled into one.
YUM, these look amazing! 🙂
Insanity at its best!
OH. MY. GOD. Must have these. Stat.
Oh my these look great! I can’t wait to try them!
Yum, What a great idea!!
I HAVE to make these!
WOW…those look sooooo good! Glad to find you and your recipes.
These look scrumptious! I love cream cheese frosting so what a marvelous combination.
Oh man, these look dangerous! That crispy caramelized sugar beckons me. 🙂
Well, I was already going to make sweet corn pancakes for dinner tonight — these might have to be dessert!
They look fabulous. What a fun idea!
I am sharing this with everyone I know immediately. It’s brilliant. I want to eat one right now but I already had breakfast :(.
I just found my new favorite pancake recipe. I think I love you.
These look amazing!
I am in love with these! I’d eat these for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert!
Simple yet very creative…kids and adults will lov this one equally, bravo Lori!
These are SO cute! I wish I had them for breakfast!