Saturday, March 12, 2011

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

In the mood for cinnamon rolls?

Don't have time or the patience for dough to rise and be rolled out?

I've got your solution.....

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes:
((Printable Version))

Mama J's Basic Buttermilk Pancakes:
2 cups flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups buttermilk
2 eggs
3-4 tablespoons melted butter, slightly cooled

Mix the dry ingredients together and stir with a whisk.  In a separate bowl, whisk the buttermilk, eggs, and butter together.  Add the wet to the dry and stir just until incorporated.  Do not over mix.

Cinnamon Filling:
1 stick unsalted butter, very, very, soft
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons cinnamon

Mix all with a hand mixer and with a rubber spatula, scrape into a large pastry bag or a heavy freezer bag that has the end snipped off.  (About a 1/4 inch of the corner cut off.)

2 cups powdered sugar
2 oz. cream cheese (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 tablespoons milk

Mix all and add enough milk until it is a pourable consistency.  You can pour this into another zip lock bag or just drizzle it over the pancakes with a spoon.

Now for these pancakes you're going to want to use a nonstick skillet or a very well seasoned cast iron skillet.  I'm not a fan of nonstick for the potential health risks (blog post for another day) but here it's really necessary or the brown sugar will stick and burn.

Pour the pancake batter into the skillet and spiral the cinnamon mixture onto the pancake.  Allow to cook until the pancake is almost completely set on one side.  Flip and cook for another minute.

After each batch of pancakes, wipe out the skillet with a dry paper towel and remove any extra brown sugar mixture.

Drizzle with powdered sugar icing.

(adapted and inspired by Big Red Kitchen)


  1. Those look AMAZING!!! I will be adding those to one of our menu's for breakfast for dinner nights...yum. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Hello lover - come to Momma. These pancakes could be the best thing that ever happened to

  3. They are worth every molten sugar induced blister... :)

  4. This recipe I'm planning to try.. still planning for don know how long already :) they look so good :)

  5. these look insanely good! making them next weekend, for sure!!!

    i'm hosting a blog hop called mangia mondays & i would love you to share this and any other recipe you may have!

  6. OH MY GOSH. I think I need to make breakfast for dinner tonight!! That looks deeelllicious....thanks so much for sharing!

  7. Oh wow!!!!! How fun and delicious looking!

  8. Ohmygosh! I'm in love with this idea!!

  9. This looks absolutely amazing. Very nice blog, too, good layout and photography. Love the recipe; will try this soon.

  10. Yes, I lack the patience for cinnamon rolls to rise. These would be the perfect fix for cinnamon roll cravings!

  11. WOW! I was wondering what i was going to make for breakfast but now i know!! thanks!

  12. These look so good. Now I'm craving cinnamon rolls!

    I'd like to invite you to link up with my Sweet Tooth linky. I hope to see you there.

  13. i shall try these. thanks for the great idea.

  14. Oooo! These looks delicious! Saving in my inspiration file!

  15. I am definitely going to have to make these. Awesome!!!

  16. I love this idea, I will have to try this out! My family will be drooling over these. Thanks for sharing.

  17. These look so good- I will be trying these out very very soon!

  18. Combining my two favorite breakfast foods. I will be making these VERY soon!

    I featured it on my blog today. Stop on by and grab a button!

  19. I think you have just created the ultimate breakfast. I don't think I'd be able to stop eating them. By the way, you made the Top 5 for last week's Sweets for a Saturday. Congrats!

  20. Awesome to hear! Thanks Lisa! :)

  21. Yummy! They look awesome!

  22. Great recipe! You combined 2 of our favorite breakfasts into 1 delicious treat. Can't wait to try these!

  23. Oh my! These look like heaven on a plate! We are going to have to make them this week!

  24. These look delicious. You might want to change the icing recipe to say powdered sugar instead of just sugar.

  25. Wow is right! I think I might need to make these for a going back to school breakfast for the kids! Or as a treat for me for surviving the summer with them! I just need to make them, who cares what the reason! Pinned.