Oh my word, these pancakes, are genius! They are quick & have all the flavors of a cinnamon roll. Fluffy pancake, cinnamon sugar swirl, & a cream cheese glaze for syrup…what more could you want? I absolutely loved every bite!

If you are like me, you occasionally make breakfast for dinner; this was one of those nights & I am so glad I tried these. Mix up your breakfast (or dinner) routine & try these pancakes. They won’t disappoint!

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes


Pancake Batter:

  • 3 cups dry pancake mix + water as directed by package

Cinnamon Sugar Filling:

  • 6 Tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Cream Cheese Glaze:

  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. Prepare pancake mix according to directions on package. Set aside.
  2. Prepare cinnamon sugar filling by softening butter in the microwave & adding the brown sugar & cinnamon. If the filling is very soft, put it in the freezer for 5-10 minutes or until it is a little more set. Fill into a plastic baggie & cut off a small piece of the corner (prepare for piping onto pancakes.) Set aside.
  3. Prepare syrup by melting the butter & cream cheese in the microwave. Then add powdered sugar & vanilla & whisk until smooth. Set aside.
  4. On a heated, greased griddle, pour pancake batter for desired size pancakes (mine were 5-6" round) & do as many as will fit on your griddle. Using the cinnamon sugar baggie, pipe a swirl on top of each pancake, starting around the edges & working your way to the center. When bubbles begin to appear on the surface flip pancakes CAREFULLY (your cinnamon sugar filling will get heated, melt, & pop at you once it hits the griddle.)
  5. Continue cooking until lightly browned on the underside, 1 to 2 minutes more. Transfer pancakes to a clean plate & cover with a kitchen towel to keep warm.
  6. Repeat with the rest of the pancake batter/filling.
  7. Serve with warmed cream cheese glaze.
Recipe altered from Life as a Lofthouse