Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Enjoy the ultimate brunch treat with these easy and delicious cinnamon roll pancakes, perfect for any family breakfast.

Years ago, I had the most amazing brunch experience at The Cheesecake Factory, and one dish that stood out was their cinnamon roll pancakes. The memory of those fluffy, sweet, and perfectly spiced pancakes stayed with me, and I knew I had to recreate them at home. Today, I’m excited to share with you my version of cinnamon roll pancakes, inspired by that unforgettable brunch. The best part? They’re incredibly easy to make with just a few pantry ingredients!

Ingredients You’ll Need

For the pancakes, you’ll need:

  • Your favorite pancake mix (I highly recommend the Sweet Cream Mix from Pioneer, available at Walmart or Kroger)
  • Ingredients as per the box instructions

For the cinnamon sugar topping:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon

For the finishing touch:

  • Cream cheese frosting (store-bought works perfectly)
  • Powdered sugar (for presentation)

Instructions

  1. Prepare the Pancake Batter: Start by preparing the pancake mix according to the instructions on the box. The Sweet Cream Mix from Pioneer is my go-to for this recipe, as it adds an extra layer of richness and flavor to the pancakes.
  2. Make the Cinnamon Sugar Topping: In a small bowl, mix together 1/2 cup sugar, 1/3 cup heavy cream, 1 tsp vanilla extract, and 1 tbsp cinnamon until well combined. This will be your delicious cinnamon swirl.
  3. Cook the Pancakes: Heat your griddle (or skillet if you’re cooking indoors) over medium heat. Pour the pancake batter onto the griddle to form your pancakes. As the pancakes start to cook, drizzle the cinnamon sugar topping onto the uncooked side of each pancake in a swirl pattern.
  4. Flip and Cook: Once bubbles start to form on the surface of the pancakes, flip them over to cook the other side. The cinnamon sugar topping will caramelize beautifully, creating that signature cinnamon roll flavor.
  5. Finish with Cream Cheese Frosting: Remove the pancakes from the griddle and let them cool for a minute. Then, generously spread cream cheese frosting over each pancake. For a finishing touch, dust them with powdered sugar.
Yield: 4 servings

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Enjoy the ultimate brunch treat with these easy and delicious cinnamon roll pancakes, perfect for any family breakfast.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 packages of Sweet Cream Pancake Mix from Pioneer + water

For cinnamon sugar topping

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon

To serve

  • Cream cheese frosting (store-bought)
  • Powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Prepare the pancake mix according to the box instructions.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together 1/2 cup sugar, 1/3 cup heavy cream, 1 tsp vanilla extract, and 1 tbsp cinnamon.
  3. Heat a griddle or skillet over medium heat and pour the pancake batter onto the cooking surface.
  4. Drizzle the cinnamon sugar topping onto the uncooked side of each pancake in a swirl pattern.
  5. Once bubbles start to form on the surface of the pancakes, flip them to cook the other side.
  6. Remove the pancakes from the griddle and let them cool for a minute.
  7. Drizzle cream cheese frosting over each pancake and dust with powdered sugar.

Notes

Loosen the storebought cream cheese mixture into a glaze by adding a couple tablespoons of heaving whipping cream and warming up for one minute in the microwave. Mix until glaze like consistency is formed.

Serve and Enjoy

These cinnamon roll pancakes are the ultimate breakfast treat that your entire family will love. The combination of fluffy pancakes, gooey cinnamon swirl, and creamy frosting is simply irresistible. Whether you’re enjoying them for a weekend brunch or a special occasion, these pancakes are sure to impress.

I love making mine on the griddle for that perfect cook, but you can easily make these on a skillet inside if that’s more convenient for you. Give this recipe a try and let me know what you think. A big thank you to Pioneer for sponsoring this post and providing the amazing Sweet Cream Mix that makes these pancakes so special.

Happy cooking!


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