Monday, January 24, 2011

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

I think my taste buds died and went to heaven on Saturday morning!

We enjoyed a lazy Saturday morning this past weekend and I decided to make a nice breakfast for the family (instead of the usual quick cereal, etc).  I had come across the yummiest sounding recipe that I was so anxious to try...and I am glad I did!  I found a recipe for Cinnamon Roll Pancakes on Kristen's blog, Frugal Antics of a Harried  Homemaker.  This is a "new-to-me" blog that I found last week and am enjoying.  I especially like her weekly party, Your Recipe, My Kitchen (this link will take you to today's linky party).

I love, love, love cinnamon and knew I had to try these pancakes.  They were a big hit around the table Saturday morning.  These are easy but do take a little extra time and effort (totally worth it!).  This isn't something I will make a lot but definitely worth treating the family to occasionally on days where we can enjoy a relaxed big breakfast.

So, here's what you do...

Use your favorite pancake recipe or mix.  I didn't want to make everything from scratch so I used a boxed mix from Hungry Jack that I had in the pantry and it worked just fine. 

Cinnamon Filling
In a large bowl, using a hand mixer, mix until smooth.
1 stick butter
1 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp cinnamon
Put the mixture in the microwave for 10 second intervals until the consistency is that it can be squeezed in a steady stream in a spiral onto the pancakes through the pastry bag or ziploc bag with the corner snipped. 

Cream Cheese Icing
2 cups powdered sugar
2 ounces cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla
4 tbsp milk
Using a hand mixer, mix until smooth and pour the icing into another pastry bag (or ziploc). 

Mix the cinnamon filling and the icing and fill your pastry bags (or ziplocs with the end snipped off).  Set aside until ready to use.

Make your pancake batter.  Ladle the batter onto the hot griddle and then squeeze the cinnamon filling in a spiral pattern over the raw pancake batter.  Flip to cook the other side. 

Once the pancakes are cooked and plated, squeeze the icing over the pancakes in a criss-cross pattern. 


I hope you give this recipe a try for your family.  Let me know if you do.  And thanks again to Kristen! 


I am linking this recipe to these fun parties this week...

Tuesdays at the Table
Tempt My Tummy Tuesday
Delicious Dishes
Tasty Tuesday
Works For Me Wednesday
Let's Do Brunch
Full Plate Thursday
Recipe Swap Thursday
Home and Family Friday


  1. So glad you liked them. My family is already begging to have them again.

  2. Yum. This looks amazing. I have. Never seen anything like these before. I am really wanting some right this minute.

  3. That is the cutest idea ever!!! Totally trying this for our breakfast for dinner night!!!

  4. These look heavenly. I look forward to trying them very soon.

  5. Yum is right! What a brilliant idea! I've got this one bookmarked.

  6. :::stomach growling::: Those look amazing! I need to try them!

  7. Bookmarked! Thanks for sharing this- these will be fun to make! Thanks. I love fun ideas like this for my wee girls.

  8. I love these!! My kids are gonna love me:)

  9. Look so yummy! I will give these a try.

  10. Those pancakes look and sound delicious!

  11. Oooooh!!! These sound super yummy!

  12. Sweet! Lately, I've been grinding my own wheat because I have a ton of wheat and a grinder and I'm too lazy to buy flour. I've been making all sorts of sweet breakfast foods out of whole wheat flour (and cookies:). I'm going to try your recipe with fresh ground whole wheat flour! Thanks for the post!

  13. Hi Jennifer! Saw you over at Amanda's Serenity Now and wanted to stop by your blog! These look soo delicious I can't wait to make them!! Just became your newest follower :) I'd love for you to stop by mine at: Thanks!

    Kaitlyn @ The Birds Nest

  14. Those look absolutely delicious! My boys would love these...if I let them eat any :)

  15. Oooh, my word!! I think I had a heart attack just reading that delicious recipe. A must-try!

  16. Hi Jennifer,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    These pancakes look amazing! I've never seen them made like this before! I have bookmarked this recipe and look forward to checking out more of your recipes. :)

  17. Oh my goodness...I think my daughter would die of happiness if I made these! Coming over from Prairie Story Recipe Swap. Would love to have you check out my blog and join my carnival on Thursdays. And I currently have a Girl Scout Cookie giveaway going on. Have a great weekend.

    Around My Family Table

  18. Wow, these look wonderful - what a cool idea! My family will love these :)

  19. Oh my goodness...your pancakes look like dessert. I am sure going to have a couple of these and I can't wait to try them. Thank you so much for sharing your pancakes with us here today at Full Plate Thursday. You have a great week end and please come back!

  20. My daughter is saying "make these!". So, these will definitely be made soon...probably this weekend. They look absolutely delicious!

  21. What a great birthday breakfast for the lucky person celebrating! How fun, and I am sure these taste wonderful. Love cinnamon rolls, so this is pure gold.

  22. These look amazing! Something I have never tried to make before, maybe now is the time.


  23. Oh, WOW! those look fabulous! I will have to try these! Thanks so much for your nice comments!

  24. Wow! What a neat idea! My husband loves cinnamon rolls and he loves pancakes. I'll have to run this idea by him!

  25. So fun! We made them this morning. I had a problem with the cinnamon filling running all over once I flipped them. Do you have any suggestions? Even though they didn't look very pretty, they tasted amazing!!! Thank you for sharing.

  26. MMM! This looks incredible, seriously. Too delicious for words. I'm supposed to be making french toast when my husband wakes up - now I wish I was making this! ;-)

    Stopping by from TMTT

  27. I've so enjoyed your blog and I'm honored to award you with the Stylish Blogger Award. You can pick up your award on my blog. Enjoy, DG

  28. Fantastic idea! I love the simplicity of them!

  29. We made these today and they were delicious...definitely a lot more work than normal pancakes, but delicious. My boys each ate more than I did!

  30. I tried making these tonight, but didn't have much success. The cinnamon part cooked right out after they were flipped. They tasted awesome, just didn't look like yours. The kids LOVED them though! Thanks :)