Cinnamon Roll Waffles

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Make these Cinnamon Roll Waffles if you’re looking for something really decadent and delicious to make for a special weekend breakfast!

Cinnamon Roll Waffles

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.

stack of waffles

I went with a buttermilk waffle… plain, with no cinnamon filling added.  So boring and blah- but not for long.

stack of waffles with cinnamon topping

I drizzled the cinnamon-sugar filling on top.

stack of waffles with cinnamon topping

I figured… why not? Did it really matter if the filling was inside the waffle or outside the waffle? Nope.

stack of Cinnamon Roll Waffles with Cream Cheese Glaze

My ideal cinnamon roll always has cream cheese icing, so a cream cheese icing drizzle was in order too.

stack of Cinnamon Roll Waffles with Cream Cheese Glaze

Lots of cream cheese icing, please. No syrup on these waffles, no sirree!

Cinnamon Roll Waffles with Cream Cheese Glaze

I could hardly wait to take a bite… to see if this whole Cinnamon Roll Waffle thing worked out.

Eating Cinnamon Roll Waffles

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:

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Cinnamon Roll Waffles

Delicious waffles with cinnamon roll glaze!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 waffles
Calories 356kcal
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword cinnamon roll waffles



  • 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


  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract



  • 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).


  • In a medium bowl, combine the butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Scoop the filling into a small zip baggie and set aside.


  • 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.


  • 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.


Serving: 1waffle | Calories: 356kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 270mg | Potassium: 145mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 533IU | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 1mg
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  • Laura wrote:

    Made this for New Year Day’s breakfast. I opted to use my standard waffle recipe, but made the cinnamon butter and the cream cheese frosting. I put the cinnamon butter back in the fridge to firm up a little, and we spread it on the waffles, but I did put the frosting in a baggy and squeezed it over the waffles. Turned out to absolutely delicious and we’ll definitely make again! Definitely a winner!

  • brailey wrote:

    I just made these and i think my whole family’s about to go into a sugar coma. But it was worth all the diabetes

  • Melynda wrote:

    Gave this a try, had a trying day and thought why not reward everyone with a treat…. treat for dinner.  Dont judge me, lol we had scrambled eggs with “stuff” in it too. Haha.  

    My 4 year old told me this (your recipe) was like a dream come true.  Hahaha out of mouths of babes.  

    I told them this was their bedtime snack and the eggs were dinner so they had to eat their share.   We are al deep in a sugar coma, my older ones just crawled into bed early.  If this is the effect I’d gladly feed them a few bights every night!  

    Thanks for the yummy Idea!

  • ana wrote:

    Hi, thank you so much for your recipe, I was looking for something different to make for breakfast, with waffles, buttermilk and cream cheese your recipe pop out in website it looks so delicious I have to try it , I use to buy frozen waffles years ago when my boys where little and they got tiered of eating them. I think the homemade waffles with cinnamon and cream cheese topping they are going to enjoy this breakfast, I’m glad I found your recipe thanks again Lori…

  • Cheryl wrote:

    Made these this morning. Whipped the egg whites to a stiff peak, then folded in at the end. Loved the waffle texture. The toppings were good, but I could only eat about 1/4 of a Belgium waffle with these toppings since it was so sweet. Next time I might try some coconut oil instead of the canola, for a little extra flavor.