Cinnamon Roll Pancake Recipe

I have to be honest. I’m not much of a pancake fan, but my kids and hubby LOVE their pancakes, so when my mother-in-law first made these for our family everyone was really excited. What’s better than two popular breakfast foods combined together right?!

I’m not sure where my mother-in-law got this recipe originally, but there are a lot of them floating around Pinterest like this one from We did some tweaking to the recipe she had and came up with some delicious pancakes. This recipe makes a BIG batch of pancakes. Enough for 10 people at least!

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes
4 c. Flour
8 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. Salt
1 T. Cinnamon
1 tsp. Vanilla
4 c. Milk
1/4 c. Vegetable Oil
4 eggs (lightly beaten)
Mix flour, baking powder, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt together. Add milk, oil, and eggs. Set aside while you make the cinnamon roll filling.
Cinnamon Filling
1 c. butter (softened, not melted!)
1 1/2 c. brown sugar
2 T. Cinnamon
1 T. of pancake batter
Soften the butter in the microwave for about 10 seconds, add brown sugar, cinnamon and a tablespoon of the batter that you just made and set aside.
Cream cheese drizzle
1 c. butter (melted)
8 oz. cream cheese
1 c. powdered sugar
1tsp. of vanilla
1/8 c. of milk
Melt butter in a small saucepan, add cream cheese until warmed and melted. Slowly whisk in the powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk. Add more or less milk to thin the drizzle to your liking.
WARNING! These pancakes are super rich, you really don’t need very much cream cheese drizzle!!

We learned a few things while we were trying to perfect this recipe. The first thing was to make sure that your pancakes are starting to bubble before adding the cinnamon roll filling.

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Next, adding that small tablespoon of butter to your filling, and NOT melting your butter really makes it a lot easier to handle the filling. I used my Pampered Chef frosting tube to add the cinnamon filling to the pancakes. It will start to melt the butter right away, but don’t panic, it’s hard to make these pancakes look pretty after you flip them.
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After you take them off the griddle they have a yummy caramelized swirl in the middle, just perfect for holding the cream cheese drizzle!
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These are super yummy, but you definitely don’t need a huge stack. One is more than enough! Your family will LOVE them!
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I hope you enjoy these! Come back tomorrow to see the fun Rainbow and Horse party I threw for my sweet Gracie Kay!

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53 thoughts on “Cinnamon Roll Pancake Recipe”

  1. Oh wow, my grown sons will love these! These are their two favorite breakfast foods in one! I'll make them next time I have them over.Thanks for sharing the recipe and the little tips. I'm thinking the cinamon paste would be great for many other desserts too, even to put chunks of it in homemade ice cream.

    1. That is a great idea! I actually even loved using a little more of the cinnamon filling instead of the cream cheese drizzle for the top of the pancakes. It's really yummy!

  2. Dear Jessica, Those pancakes look delicious and I bet they are just irresistible. I love the idea of the swirl. Stopping by from Best of the Wknd, and following you ladies through FB. Blessings, Catherine

  3. OMGosh–these look fantastic, can't wait to try them 🙂 I discovered you at The Thrifty Groove and followed you today. Come visit me at Adirondack Girl @ Heart when you get the chance.

  4. Hi Jessica, just hopping by to let you know that I wanted to feature you at SYC today. I am not seeing a link back to the party. I'm sure it's not intentional. I will be featuring you on my fb page instead

  5. Oh my goodness these look amazing! You definitely caught my attention with the cream cheese drizzle. Thank you so much for linking this up at the Shine a Spotlight Saturday Link Party on Angels Homestead this week!


  6. I made these this morning for my 60+ before school kids since we had a 2hr delay. They were an absolute hit! I used an empty syrup bottle to add the filling swirl. That worked well. Thank you so much for this fun spin on our usual breakfast!

  7. Oh my goodness. Mixing pancakes and cinnamon rolls?!? Yummy!!! I have to give these a try!

    Thanks for linking up at Rock-A-Bye Parents Sunday Parenting Pointers linky party. I hope you come and link up again. I'll be featuring this post in the next party. 🙂

  8. Oh my, this sounds outrageously good! They also look delicious. I think I could put on 10 pounds easy since I would be eating these everyday! I can't imagine why I've never seen the cinnamon combo before, love cinnamon. Tickled you shared your creativenens with Sunday's Best Party.

  9. Oh good gosh all Friday, sure glad I cant pick up a fork and start eating. They look delicious, you do know how to make thing look tempting for a girl on a diet. Thanks for stopping by today, have a great evening, Karren

  10. My kids would love this! I would love for you to come share it with us on The Yuck Stops here link party this week. We'll be open until 8pm ET Sunday evening, so stop on by! HUGS

  11. I'm so glad I found you on Pretty Pintastic Party! Then I saw these on here! I can't wait to try them. I 'm going to make them in the morning! Thanks a lot! I just love cinnamon filling! Pinned.

  12. These look delicious! I'm definitely a pancake lover, and I would like to bite into a stack of these right about now. 🙂 That cinnamon swirl is such a nice addition. Pinned and tweeted!

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