Cinnamon Roll Pancakes with Icing

Fluffy, delicious pancakes that are easy to make and taste just like a cinnamon roll. With an icing similar to a cinnamon roll, you'll revel in the extra two hours of sleep you get when you're enjoying these with your morning cup of coffee!

These Cinnamon Roll Pancakes with Icing are all about enjoying the flavors of a delicious warm cinnamon roll and your morning cup of coffee while reveling in the joy that you were able to make this delicious breakfast in less than a half an hour on a weekend or even a weekday morning and feeling like you won breakfast. They are so easy I actually made them this week, on a weekday no less for my friend who was watching the kids while I went to register for a photography class. You may have seen the picture on my Instagram feed. 😉

Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE actual full fledged cinnamon rolls, and one day I will make my favorite ones for you that are from Flour Bakery’s cookbook. It is a labor of love and boy are they amazingly delicious. The thing with cinnamon rolls (made from scratch) is that the dough goes through a number of resting stages and in order to have them baked fresh in the morning you either have to wake up SUPER early, or be content with eating them later in the morning than you would be able to enjoy these pancakes. Currently we are the parents of two kids under 3, so any extra hours of sleep are not only appreciated, but necessary to be able to have the energy to hold my head upright. Don’t feel bad for us, we still get to enjoy these! And we aren’t settling too much! I make these pancakes probably once a month with delicious crispy bacon and serve them with a bowl of fresh fruit. I also make a delicious Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake that takes about as long as these pancakes, can you tell we are big cinnamon roll fans in this house?

Combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and cinnamon in a bowl. Fluffy, delicious pancakes that are easy to make and taste just like a cinnamon roll. With an icing similar to a cinnamon roll, you'll revel in the extra two hours of sleep you get when you're enjoying these with your morning cup of coffee!
Whisk together until light and airy. In a second bowl, whisk eggs, milk, maple syrup, melted butter and vanilla extract. Add in the dry ingredients and whisk until just combined. Heat a lightly buttered griddle over medium low heat. Using a ¼ cup ice cream scoop, cook pancakes 2-3 minutes on each side. Fluffy, delicious pancakes that are easy to make and taste just like a cinnamon roll. With an icing similar to a cinnamon roll, you'll revel in the extra two hours of sleep you get when you're enjoying these with your morning cup of coffee!


Boy do these pancakes need some delicious icing!

To Make Icing: Combine powdered sugar, vanilla and milk. Fluffy, delicious pancakes that are easy to make and taste just like a cinnamon roll. With an icing similar to a cinnamon roll, you'll revel in the extra two hours of sleep you get when you're enjoying these with your morning cup of coffee!

Fluffy, delicious pancakes that are easy to make and taste just like a cinnamon roll. With an icing similar to a cinnamon roll, you'll revel in the extra two hours of sleep you get when you're enjoying these with your morning cup of coffee!

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Cinnamon Roll Pancakes with Icing

Fluffy, delicious pancakes that are easy to make and taste just like a cinnamon roll. With an icing similar to a cinnamon roll, you'll revel in the extra two hours of sleep you get when you're enjoying these with your morning cup of coffee!
Yield 12 Pancakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients
 

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 eggs , beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup (or homemade corn syrup - See Super Dark Chocolate Ice Cream)
  • 1/4 cup butter , melted
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Icing:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon milk

Instructions

  • Combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and cinnamon in a bowl.
  • Whisk together until light and airy.
  • In a second bowl, whisk eggs, milk, maple syrup, melted butter and vanilla extract.
  • Add in the dry ingredients and whisk until just combined.
  • Heat a lightly buttered griddle over medium low heat.
  • Using a ¼ cup ice cream scoop, cook pancakes 2-3 minutes on each side.
  • To Make Icing: Combine powdered sugar, vanilla and milk.

Notes

Recipe adapted from Allrecipes

Nutrition

Calories: 207kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 152mg | Potassium: 191mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 196IU | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 1mg
Keyword: cinnamon pancakes, cinnamon roll pancakes, Cinnamon roll Pancakes with Icing

Dinner then Dessert TIPS Want to cut down on your time in the kitchen even more? Make the batter the night before and keep it in the fridge, covered. Then the next morning when you wake up take it out of the fridge. Once you are fully awake the batter will be ready to go!

Fluffy, delicious pancakes that are easy to make and taste just like a cinnamon roll. With an icing similar to a cinnamon roll, you'll revel in the extra two hours of sleep you get when you're enjoying these with your morning cup of coffee!

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the upcoming cookbook: Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients which is being published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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    1. I haven’t tested this one but usually all you need to do is add 2 tablespoons of oil to the pancake mix to use it as a waffle recipe. If you decide to try, I’d love to know how it turns out. Enjoy!

  1. Hi,
    I tried your recipe. Overall nice, but the baking powder is too much and it leaves a bitter aftertaste. I would recommend using 1,5 teaspoon at the most.

  2. Can these cinnamon roll pancakes be made like your pancake in a pan sheet? They look amazing !!!!

    1. Sure 🙂 Just make the batter portion and bake. Once out of the oven, pour the icing over it. Enjoy!

  3. I am new to your website and made my first recipes today. This is the first one I made. My husband and his brother loved it! I had my husband take some over to my daughter for her breakfast and she called and thanked her dad for taking it to her and thanked me for fixing her breakfast. She loved it! She came over for dinner! I look forward to making other recipes from your website! Vicki Redman

    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to come back and let me know, Vicki! It makes me so happy to see you loving all of the recipes.

    1. I’m not going to lie, with all the site issues from moving hosts yesterday… I totally made them for myself for a consoling dinner.

  4. These look so yummy. Im trying so hard to limit my calories, carbs and sugars. Almost 10lbs down so far. This, however would be a good planned cheat meal.

  5. Hey Sabrina, just found you on the FB blog hops thread. So glad I did…. I love finding fellow foodies! I will PIN & share too…!

  6. These pancakes look heavenly. I have all the ingredients in my pantry, so tomorrow, I am making them.

  7. 5 stars for this one. Gorgeous idea and I bet no one hurries away from the table with the delicious pancakes!

  8. I admit I am not a huge fan of traditional pancakes…. but these… these look amazing. I definitely need to give this a try!

  9. Oh my goodness, I am drooling over here. I would never have thought of these, but totally want them… Like, um, right now? LOL… Thanks for sharing.

  10. These look amazng!!! OMG! I wish I can just grab it right out of the screen! I’m totally pinning to make these this summer. My kids would love it!

  11. Wow this looks super amazing! Thanks for sharing this recipe. I am def gonna pass it along. my mouth is watering. LOL

  12. You know what I did when I read this mouthwatering pancake recipe? Call my husband upstairs so he could check it out and plan to make it for me tomorrow morning. Heaven!!

  13. These are so yummy! Thanks for bringing them over the other day. We are making more tomorrow.

    1. My pleasure! Thanks for watching the kids for me! We make a great team! I’ll cook, you watch the little ones!