Make these Cinnamon Roll Waffles if you’re looking for something really decadent and delicious to make for a special weekend breakfast!
I’ve had a tough time forgetting about those Cinnamon Roll Pancakes that I posted a few weeks ago. So much so that I started wondering what else I could do to replicate the Cinnamon Roll. “Why not waffles, too?” I thought. I experimented… but it was a flop. I tried to create them just as I did with the pancakes- pouring in batter first and then swirling the cinnamon-sugar filling inside. The waffle iron didn’t like that very much. It turned out to be a big mess, and then it turned out to be a big, burned mess. I cleaned it all up and then decided to go a different route.
I went with a buttermilk waffle… plain, with no cinnamon filling added. So boring and blah- but not for long.
I drizzled the cinnamon-sugar filling on top.
I figured… why not? Did it really matter if the filling was inside the waffle or outside the waffle? Nope.
My ideal cinnamon roll always has cream cheese icing, so a cream cheese icing drizzle was in order too.
Lots of cream cheese icing, please. No syrup on these waffles, no sirree!
I could hardly wait to take a bite… to see if this whole Cinnamon Roll Waffle thing worked out.
That’s about all I could eat. Not because it wasn’t good. It was good. REALLY good. All the flavors of a cinnamon roll drizzled onto a stack of waffles. Perfect. So I tasted, then passed it along to the rest of my family, then planned my daily trip to the gym. It’s quite a decadent breakfast/brunch treat, but nothing worse than a cinnamon roll, really. And those are perfectly okay to have once in a while, right?
Here are a few more cinnamon roll themed recipes you might like to try:
- Cinnamon Roll Pancakes
- Old Fashioned Cinnamon Rolls
- Cinnamon Bun Cookies
- Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Pancakes
- Triple Cinnamon Scones
- Cinnamon Roll Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting
- Grandma Billie’s Cinnamon Rolls
Cinnamon Roll Waffles
- 1¾ cups all purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons granulated white sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
CREAM CHEESE TOPPING:
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 2 ounces cream cheese
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
PREPARE THE WAFFLES:
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Make a well in the center of the mixture; set aside.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, buttermilk, oil and vanilla. Pour into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Stir just until moistened; batter will be slightly lumpy.
- Preheat a waffle iron and spray with nonstick spray. Pour the batter into the waffle iron grid and close the lid. Bake until the waffles are completely done- follow your waffle iron's instructions. Use a fork to remove the finished waffles. Repeat with the remaining batter. Keep the waffles warm until ready to serve (a 200 degree oven is perfect).
PREPARE THE CINNAMON TOPPING:
- In a medium bowl, combine the butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Scoop the filling into a small zip baggie and set aside.
PREPARE THE CREAM CHEESE TOPPING:
- In a medium, microwave-safe bowl- heat the butter and cream cheese for 30 to 60 seconds; just until melted. Stir together until smooth; whisk in the powdered sugar and vanilla extract.
ASSEMBLE THE WAFFLES:
- When ready to serve, place a waffle on a plate, drizzle cinnamon topping, then drizzle cream cheese topping. Use as much or as little as you'd like. Serve immediately.