Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Recipe Title: Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Total Prep Time: 30 minutes

Total Cook Time: 5-10 minutes

Servings: 8-10 servings

Level of Difficulty: 3

(Levels 1-5, with 5 being the most difficult)

Recipe by Brandyn Baker @blackdog_bbq

Ingredients for the Pancakes:

  • 2 C pancake mix
  • 1 ½ C milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 T oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 T sugar
  • Butter or oil as needed for the griddle

Ingredients for Cinnamon Filling:

  • 8 T (1 stick) butter, melted

  • ¾ C brown sugar

  • 1 T cinnamon

Ingredients for Cream Cheese Glaze:

  • 8 T (1 stick) butter

  • 4 oz cream cheese

  • 1 ½ C sugar

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the Cinnamon Filling:

  1. Combine the ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir until combined. Pour the mixture into a Ziploc bag or sauce bottle and set aside until ready to use.

**Note 1: I prefer to use the sauce bottle method as it’s easier to control when applying the filling on the pancakes. In this case, a funnel is helpful to pour the mixture into the container. If using a Ziploc bag, you’ll need to cut a small hole in a corner to apply the filling to the pancakes. 

**Note 2: Keep the filling warm as this makes the application process much easier.

For the Cream Cheese Glaze:

  1. Heat the butter until melted (I put the butter in a bowl in the microwave but melting in a saucepan on the stove works as well). 
  2. Combine the melted butter with the cream cheese and stir until combined. 
  3. Finally, stir in the sugar and vanilla extract. Set aside the glaze until ready to use.

**Note: I prefer to use the sauce bottle method discussed in the previous step for this step as well, although it is not necessary. 

For the Pancakes:

  1. Preheat the griddle to 375 degrees and add a liberal amount of butter or oil in preparation for the pancake mix.
  2. Add pancake mix and sugar into a large mixing bowl. Next, add the remaining ingredients and whisk until combined, making sure not to overmix.
  3. Once the griddle has preheated, add ¼ C pancake batter to the flattop. Next, apply the cinnamon roll filling. When applying the filling, start in the middle and use a swirling pattern like you would for a cinnamon roll. Repeat this process with remaining pancakes, making sure there is plenty of space between each.
  4. Once the pancakes begin to bubble, flip each using a spatula (the pancakes should be golden brown in color). Continue cooking the pancakes for 3-4 minutes, checking the bottom of the pancakes as needed to ensure they do not burn. 
  5. Once the pancakes have finished, set them aside on a plate and turn off the griddle. 

To Finish:

  1. Plate the pancakes as desired and apply a generous amount of the cream cheese glaze. Serve and enjoy!
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