Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

First off, let me start out by saying this is NOT my original recipe – but that of Recipe I recently jumped on the Pinterest bandwagon and I saw these pancakes pop up a few times, so I had to check it out.


After reading the recipe and no joke there 417 comments on it, I had to read some of the comments to see what was up. Most of the people said they made these and they turned out great, other people said they were the worst pancakes ever and they didn’t turn out as pretty as hers, or theirs burned, etc…

BUT, I didn’t let that stop me, I made these the night before so my kids would have them before breakfast. My kitchen smelled so good. I make pancakes all the time, but these ones were super fluffy and moist and the recipe called for more milk than I usually put in mine, so they were thinner and made BIG pancakes.

The swirl in the middle of the pancake is a mixture of brown sugar, butter (or margarine) and cinnamon. Just put it in a ziploc bag and poke a hole in the corner to make a piping bag. One great tip is not to put the swirl too close to the outer pancake, because it will start to melt and slide off the top of the pancake and not be pretty!

The other trick is to keep the griddle on low-medium. If its too hot, when you flip the pancakes over – the brown sugar will burn. The other tip was to flip with the widest spatula you have. These are thinner pancakes, and they spread a lot when cooking.

Check out the glaze she made on her site – I didn’t go that deluxe, but all three of my kids enjoyed these before going to school!

Have you seen this recipe before – or have you made them?

The normal pancakes I make I use whole wheat flour, skim milk, ground flax seeds to make them healthier – do you have a lightened version of pancakes you like to make?


  1. Jacky says:

    I have not seen this recipe before, looks delicious. I just tried making cinnamon rolls in the waffle maker. Not as great as I had hoped, I will have to give these a try.

  2. Never seen these pancakes until now! Definitely sharing the recipe with our pancake-loving friends. Piping the filling in the middle is a great idea.

  3. What a cute and tasty looking swirl!

  4. Norma Chang says:

    I was thinking what if you pipe the swirl on after you flip the pancake, will not bake in but would avoid the burnt issue.

  5. Lilly Sue says:

    ha ha how clever and cute!!

  6. Looks delicious!! My hubby loves pancakes and I think this would be right up his alley!

  7. I’m glad you gave them a try. Glad they worked for you!

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