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.
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!
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
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!
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…
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.
Hi! I just wanted to say I love your photography!! Looks so live-like ! I tried this recipe twice and both times they were a hit ! My family loved it! Thank you
Delish!! I wish I could post a pic. These are an awesome idea! I used this to inspire my Mother’s Day breakfast that my children and I made for my mom today. Seriously, TO DIE for! We burned off the sugar by riding bikes afterwards lol
Omg yes finally! I ate something like tho at ihop once then I went back and they didn’t make it anymore and I’ve been craving it bad! Sounds soo good! Going to try this in the am!
Might I say- YOU ARE AWESOME!! Love your recipies! The cinnamon roll pancakes are my hubbies new FAVORITE!! and he is a pancake connoisseur of pancakes- for sure!! I can’t wait for the weekend so i can try these waffles!! Keep up the great work!!
This looks amazing !! I will try it def.
Great waffles. My kids were not fond of the cinnamon cream cheese topping. But they love them with syrup or jelly. This recipe has become my standard waffle recipe. 🙂
Made these for breakfast… sorta fell in love. Um, WOW. Great job Lori!!! Hope they are in the book! 🙂
glad you enjoyed! They’re not in the book, but the Cinnamon Roll Pancakes are!
Just made these this morning and *~*~*~~*~ angels are singing~*~*~*~*~*~*~*. Thanks for another fabulous recipe!
What? I got discouraged when I read you only ate two bites then headed to the gym. lol Dang they look good though.
I finally got around to making these for our family today. They were delicious! My one question is whether or not your cinnamon topping is gritty. I didn’t care for the texture, and I’m wondering if maybe I should melt the sugar into the butter on the stove top to get rid of some of the gritty sugar texture.
Yes, it’s a gritty texture. I suppose if you didn’t care for it then your suggestion may work for you!
Oh wow. Two things that I love for breakfast. Combined into this super breakfast. I can’t contain the drool
The best way to make cinnamon swirl waffles is to simply put a cinnamon roll in the waffle iron. You think I’m kidding. It works SO well. And it’s delicious.
I’ve seen that!
seriously yummy! Can’t wait to give it a try.
Looks delicious! Will definitely be trying this in my new waffle maker!
four words to inspire your next creation: cinnamon roll french toast
I made these waffles over the weekend. They were a huge hit at our house….very, very good!! Thanks for sharing such a great recipe!!
omg yummyyyyy my daughter and i were looking for a recipe for these. guess what we’ll be having for our next Sunday breakfast?! Thank you so much
these look amazing. But the best thing about these waffles, is that they taste amazing. its the type of food that u could just keep eating and never stop. I love this recipe.
I made these this morning, and they turned out great! My boyfriend and I absolutely loved them. My guy is a big cinnamon freak and he even ate them again for dinner. Thanks for sharing!
I just saw your Cinnamon Roll pancake on Pinterest a couple of weeks ago and we made them for Sunday last week! Absolutely died over them – had to quadruple the recipe for the fam, but only needed double on the cinnamon filling and glaze so I have so much leftover, now I know what to do with it! You are wicked! (We love it!)
Glad you are enjoying the evilness!
Oh…my…gosh. You are torturing me. I have made cinnamon roll pancakes (just now posted actually) and little did I know these guys were out in the blog world…I am definitely going to try them! thanks for sharing! 🙂
Oh my word I think I’ve died and gone to waffle heaven. I’m a HUGE cinnamon roll fan but in waffle form is even more amazing. LOVE these! 🙂
Holy cow these look awesome. It might be time to add a waffle maker to my kitchen wish list!
You are genius, I missed your pancake post, but am loving these cinnamon roll waffles, AND it sounds a lot quicker than making my own cinnamon rolls! thanks 🙂
You are one determined lady, Lori! But you got there in the end. What a delight! All that lovely cinnamon dripping all over your waffles. Divine!
Cinnamon Roll Waffles?? Where have these been my whole life? I seriously must go purchase a waffle iron IMMEDIATELY.
Oh my! I think I’m speechless. I have goosbumps!!
Wow. I came over from All Day I Dream About Food because she included you in her weekly round-up and now I wish I hadn’t. Because I’m going to HAVE to make these waffles and as a result work out for five hours straight. They look decadent and delicious. Thanks for passing along your inspiration!
WOW WOW WOW! WHAT I WOULDN’T GIVE FOR JUST ONE BITE, BUT WHO COULD STOP WITH ONLY ONE BITE!
Can’t wait to try this!
Wow. I’m totally in love with these. Must make them the next time we have waffles!!
Awesome! Looks de-lish.
LOVE these gorgeous waffles! These are so right up my alley 🙂
Looks & sounds delicious!
OH my, OH MY! I want a big stack of these NOW! I only have a Belgian Waffle maker but you better believe I’ll be making these.
Yummm! I tried the pancakes but it was a flop for me. I had the burnt mess thing going. This looks yummy and oh so doable though!!
Oh my goodness, Lori! Would love to be starting off my Friday with these…
I think I have a toothache :o)
THat looks like the best breakfast ever! I can practically smell the goodness from here.
Now THIS is food porn at its finest!! I love cinnamon rolls and these are out of SIGHT!
oh my, i am going to dream about these tonight.
Perfect for Sunday brunch!
Great mouth watering recipe right there!
This looks insanely good! I have a stomach ache (of the best possible variety!) already!
GREAT idea. I’m salivating to the max right now.
These look amazing. What a great, unique idea. I love cinnamon rolls so I’m sure these waffles will be extra special.
I made your cinnamon roll pancakes…AWESOME!! So I imagine these are just as good! I love me some waffles!
Fabulous. This looks great!
Oh my, Hello! That looks way beyond sinful, and oh so good! Can’t wait to try this!!
This is such an excellent idea, I love it and my kids will go crazy for it!!
These are just dripping in gorgeous-ness!
These look SO good! I definitely might switch up my usual Sunday waffle recipe for this one instead this week! 🙂
my mouth is watering like crazy!! Awesome recipe!
WHOA, LOVING this, fabulous girl!!
I’m making these the second I get home – Yum!! And it’s never too late for breakkie 🙂
oh my goodness, these look incredible! How have I never thought to do this?? I’m making these this weekend!
Woahhh….I almost let out a happy little shriek when I saw this just now. Genius!!
I am dying over these! Amazing!!
oh man – that’s such a great idea!