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5 from 1 vote

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

These cinnamon roll pancakes are swirled with a delicious cinnamon sugar layer, and topped with cream cheese syrup, so they're like cinnamon rolls meet pancakes. Your taste buds will be begging for more!
Servings: 12

Ingredients

Cinnamon Sugar Glaze

  • 1/4 cup butter (melted)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 TBS cinnamon

Cream Cheese Syrup

  • 4 TBS butter
  • 2 TBS cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar

Buttermilk Pancakes

  • 2 cups flour (all purpose)*
  • 3 TBS sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs (room temperature and divided)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 TBS butter (melted)

Instructions

Cinnamon Sugar Glaze

  • In a small bowl, stir together brown sugar and cinnamon
  • Melt butter in the microwave
  • Mix butter into the brown sugar/cinnamon, stir until smooth
  • Add to ziploc baggie, close baggie, and snip a tiny end off to use to swirl cinnamon sugar glaze onto pancakes

Cream Cheese Syrup

  • In a small sauce pan, melt over low heat butter
  • Stir in room temperature cream cheese, until melted and smooth
  • Remove from heat, whisk in vanilla and powdered sugar until smooth
  • Pour syrup through a strainer to remove lumps if needed

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

  • In a large bowl, add all dry ingredients - flours, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and sugar - whisk together
  • Separate eggs - beat the egg whites until peaks form - set aside for later
  • Add egg yolks to buttermilk, vanilla, and melted butter - mix together
  • Stir together wet ingredients (not the egg whites yet) into the dry ingredients, mix but don't worry about a few small lumps
  • Gently with a spatula, stir in the beaten egg whites, until just combined. Set aside to rest for a few minutes
  • Heat your griddle or frying pan, grease with a little vegetable oil or butter
  • Pour 1/4 cup batter onto the griddle for each pancake, let bubbles form - about 1 1/2 minutes - swirl cinnamon sugar glaze over the top of each pancake in a circle pattern
  • Cook about 30 more seconds and then carefully flip your pancakes to cook an additional 1 1/2 to 2 minutes on the other side until cooked throughout**
  • Remove from griddle, wipe griddle with a paper towel from bubbled cinnamon sugar glaze, regrease if needed, and continue pattern to cook all the batter adding cinnamon sugar glaze swirled on top of each pancake
  • Serve with cream cheese syrup - if this has thickened - reheat for about 20 seconds in the microwave

Notes

*or 1 cup all purpose flour and 1 cup wheat flour
**if the heat is too high, this will be faster but your pancakes could burn and not cook throughout, if the heat is too low the pancakes will take longer to cook throughout