Fluffy Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Fluffy Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Have you ever had a craving for sweet cinnamon rolls but didn't feel like going through the hassle of making them from scratch? Well, look no further because we have the perfect solution: cinnamon roll pancakes! This simple and delicious breakfast is the best of both worlds *Hannah Montana, anybody?* but without all of that time-consuming rolling and rising associated with their classic counterpart. 

Lightly flavoured with cream cheese coupled with an ooey-gooey icing drizzle, these pancakes will quickly become loved by both children and adults alike. Read on to learn how to whip up this easy treat any day of the week!

Cinnamon roll pancake recipe

Cinnamon roll pancakes perfectly marry two breakfast classics: soft and fluffy pancakes with the warm, comforting flavours of cinnamon and brown sugar. The pancakes themselves have a subtle cinnamon and vanilla flavour and a fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth texture that could stand alone as a delicious breakfast dish. But when they are topped with our sweet, Iced Cinnamon Roll Syrup, they reach a whole new level of flavour and indulgence. 

The aromas wafting from the griddle as the pancakes cook are enough to entice your taste buds and get your mouth watering. Are you craving them already? Let’s put our hands into the batter. 


For the Pancakes:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter

For the Cinnamon Filling:

  • 4 tablespoons softened butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

For the Cream Cheese Glaze:

  • 4 tablespoons softened butter
  • 2 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3-4 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon Skinny Mixes Sugar-Free Iced Cinnamon Roll Syrup

How to make cinnamon roll pancakes

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  2. In another bowl, whisk the egg and then add melted butter and milk. Stir until thoroughly combined.
  3. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until just combined - do not over-mix.
  4. To make the cinnamon filling, in a separate bowl, mix together butter, brown sugar, and ground cinnamon until it forms a paste consistency.
  5. Preheat your griddle or frying pan to medium heat, then using a ladle, pour pancake batter onto the pan, making circular pancakes about 3-4 inches in diameter.
  6. Using a piping bag or Ziploc bag with the corner snipped off, pipe the cinnamon filling onto the top of the pancake once it begins to set (about 1 minute).
  7. Flip the pancake over and cook for an additional minute.
  8. Repeat the process until all batter is gone.
  9. To make the cream cheese glaze, beat together softened butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and milk until smooth.
  10. Drizzle cream cheese glaze over warm pancakes and serve immediately.
  11. Add a splash of our Skinny Mixes Sugar-Free Iced Cinnamon Roll Syrup to boost the cinnamon roll flavour. 


Is there a sugar-free option for the pancakes?

You can substitute sugar for sweeteners, like Stevia, Erythritol, or Xylitol in this cinnamon roll pancake recipe. However, keep in mind that different types of sweeteners may have different sweetness levels and textures, so you may need to adjust the amount which may also affect the overall texture of the pancakes. 

Our Skinny Mixes Sugar-Free Iced Cinnamon Roll Syrup will also help you boost the cinnamon roll flavour without the added sugar!

Can I substitute all-purpose flour for gluten-free flour?

Yes, you can use your favourite gluten-free flour instead of all-purpose flour. For example, you could use coconut, almond, or oat flour. However, keep in mind that gluten-free flours may have different textures and may require slightly different ratios of wet-to-dry ingredients. You may need to add more liquid to the batter to achieve the right consistency, so it's always best to follow the instructions on the gluten-free flour blend package. Additionally, you may want to add some xanthan gum (usually sold near gluten-free flours) to help bind the batter together and create a fluffier texture.

Is it possible to create a vegan, dairy-free recipe?

Of course! Just replace the egg with a vegan egg made by mixing 1 tablespoon of chia or flax with 2 tablespoons of water and let it rest for 5-10 minutes until it has a jelly consistency. Additionally, you can substitute cow’s milk for almond, coconut, oat, or soy milk. 

Here’s how you can make a vegan cream cheese glaze: 


  1. 4 oz vegan cream cheese
  2. 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  3. 1 1/2 tbsp non-dairy milk (such as almond, soy, or coconut milk)
  4. 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • In a medium bowl, beat the vegan cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy.
  • Add the powdered sugar, non-dairy milk, and vanilla extract to the bowl, and continue to beat with the electric mixer until the mixture is smooth and well combined.
  • If the glaze is too thick, add additional non-dairy milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, and continue to beat until it reaches the desired consistency.

Skinny Mixes Sugar-Free Iced Cinnamon Roll Syrup

Are you craving the sweet, sugary taste of a delectable cinnamon roll but don’t want all those extra calories? Now you can still have your cake and eat it too—or should we say, syrup and sip it too! Skinny Mixes Sugar-Free Iced Cinnamon Roll Syrup is here to make all your dessert dreams come true. Our sugar-free syrups offer the same heavenly, nostalgic taste you love without excess sugar and calories. Pour this over your cinnamon roll pancakes for the melt-in-your-mouth flavour of an iced cinnamon roll without any of the guilt. It's indulgent without being indulgent!

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