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.
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.
Boy do these pancakes need some delicious icing!
To Make Icing: Combine powdered sugar, vanilla and milk.
- 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
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 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.
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!
Can I turn the icing into a cream cheese icing instead?
If so, how would I do that?
Can’t wait to try it out! Thanks!
4 ounces cream cheese softened
1/2 cup butter softened
same amount of powdered sugar
same amount of vanilla and switch out milk for heavy cream unless you want something a little lighter, then use milk.
2 tablespoons heavy cream (can substitute milk)
I wanted to ask if the batter would turn out well cooked in a waffle iron instead of as pancakes?
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!
I used whole wheat flour and whole wheat white flour! Excellent recipe!!
So glad you enjoyed it!
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.
Can these cinnamon roll pancakes be made like your pancake in a pan sheet? They look amazing !!!!
Sure 🙂 Just make the batter portion and bake. Once out of the oven, pour the icing over it. Enjoy!
Fantastic!! I ended up with sugar crumbles instead of an icing but it still worked out!!
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
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.
Give me all the icing, I live for icing on a cake hehe
The icing is amazing!
These look like the perfect breakfast treat, my kids would be so happy if I made them!
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.
Goodness, what a wonderful breakfast or dessert! They look delicious!
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.
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…!
These pancakes look heavenly. I have all the ingredients in my pantry, so tomorrow, I am making them.
Yay! I hope you love them!
This looks delicious. We have pancakes most weekends, but not fancy ones like these!
I love pancakes on the weekend! Especially still in pajamas!
Oh my gosh these look amazing!! These would be amazing for a breakfast or brunch.
5 stars for this one. Gorgeous idea and I bet no one hurries away from the table with the delicious pancakes!
Thank you! No, this was a room silencer, people were too busy eating to do anything else!
These were so good. Kids loved them. Awesome recipe
I admit I am not a huge fan of traditional pancakes…. but these… these look amazing. I definitely need to give this a try!
Yeah the cinnamon and icing make these pretty irresistible 🙂
oh my goodness, these look insanely delicious! I must try this recipe 🙂
Aww how sweet! Thank you!
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.
I love this!
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!
Thanks so much for the pin! I hope you love them!
Wow this looks super amazing! Thanks for sharing this recipe. I am def gonna pass it along. my mouth is watering. LOL
Aww how sweet! Thank you!
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!!
Aww how sweet! I hope you guys love them!
These are so yummy! Thanks for bringing them over the other day. We are making more tomorrow.
My pleasure! Thanks for watching the kids for me! We make a great team! I’ll cook, you watch the little ones!