Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes

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4.58 from 7 votes
These Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes are a decadent warm Cinnamon Roll in pancake form. It is a treat that will delight your family.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Cinnamon swirl pancakes on a white plate

These Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes are a decadent warm Cinnamon Roll in pancake form. It is a treat that will delight your family.

Cinnamon swirl pancakes on a white plate

My Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes are for those times on a cool fall or blistering cold winter day when you want breakfast to be a warm hug. This recipe, without a doubt, will do the trick. After raking leaves or shoveling snow or before your off to the big game and you just want something fantastic.

Why this Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes Work.

The pancakes are definitely a lot easier to make and much less time consuming than a traditional cinnamon roll would be but it has all the taste and ooey gooey icing that you crave.

How to Make These Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes

  • Make Pancake Batter: First, prepare pancake batter according to direction.
making pancake mix
  • In a Large Bowl : Next, in a large microwave safe bowl, combine the butter, brown sugar and cinnamon until smooth.
  • Microwave Mixture: Then, microwave on high for 10 second increments until it is soft and can be squeezed through a pastry bag. Next, transfer mixture into a pastry bag fitted with a medium tip. Or, you can use a Ziploc bag with the corner snipped off.
  • Heat Your Griddle: Then, pour pancake batter onto hot griddle. Next, pipe cinnamon mixture onto batter in a swirl shape.
  • Flip: Finally, when pancakes are lightly browned, flip and cook until done.
Next three steps for preparing cinnamon swirl pancakes
  • Make Icing: First, add all of the ingredients to the bowl of an electric mixer. Then, mix until smooth. If icing is too thick add more milk until desired consistency is reached.
  • Place Icing in Bag:Next, transfer the icing into another pastry bag or Ziploc bag.
  • Squeeze the Icing: Finally, drizzle the icing over the prepared pancakes.
prepared icing over pancakes

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Tips For Making the Best Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes

Did you ever have flat, not fluffy pancakes and you wonder what the heck you did wrong? Below are a few tips to make the perfect pancake.

  • Do not over work your batter. Lumpy is ok.
  • Let your batter sit. Let it rest for at least 5 minutes before starting to cook.
  • Preheat your griddle. But not too hot!
  • Do not be an over flipper! Wait until bubbles form on the top before you flip.

For more pancake tips and the reasons why the above are so important check out this helpful article.

stack of pancakes with icing on tip and a fork with a bite taken out

Recommendations for Making the Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes

I love that these pancakes can be made any time. Think breakfast for dinner or even a special dessert. They are a fabulous treat for brunch too.

To make a big batch of these or to feed your family at the same time, I recommend a good electric griddle like this one! It is well worth it and I use it for so many different things.

If you are making a lot, keep them warm in the oven while you finish your batches and them top with the icing right before serving so they stay super scrumptious.


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Cinnamon swirl pancakes on a white plate

Expert Tips for Making the Best Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately.
  • Add a touch Of Something Extra: Try adding some Lemon Zest or Chocolate to the Icing to Change up the taste.
  • Make Waffles: This recipe is also great for making waffles.

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Cinnamon swirl pancakes on a white plate

Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes

4.6 from 7 votes
These Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes are a decadent warm Cinnamon Roll in pancake form. It is a treat that will delight your family.
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Servings: 12 pancakes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

Pancakes

  • Batter for one batch of pancakes from your favorite recipe or mix
  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp cinnamon

Cream Cheese Icing

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 tablespoons milk

Instructions

  • Prepare pancake batter according to direction.
  • In a large microwave safe bowl, combine the butter, brown sugar and cinnamon until smooth.
  • Microwave on high for 10 second increments until it is soft and can be squeezed through a pastry bag.
  • Transfer mixture into a pastry bag fitted with a medium tip. Or, you can use a Ziploc bag with the corner snipped off.
  • Pour pancake batter onto hot griddle.
  • Pipe cinnamon mixture onto batter in a swirl shape.
  • When pancakes are lightly browned, flip and cook until done.

Cream Cheese Icing

  • Add all of the ingredients to the bowl of an electric mixer
  • Mix until smooth.
  • If icing is too thick add more milk until desired consistency is reached.
  • Transfer the icing into another pastry bag or Ziploc bag.
  • Squeeze it over the prepared pancakes.

Expert Tips

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately.
  • Add a touch Of Something Extra: Try adding some Lemon Zest or Chocolate to the Icing to Change up the taste.
  • Make Waffles: This recipe is also great for making waffles.
 

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 343kcal | Carbohydrates: 79g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 47mg | Potassium: 87mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 76g | Vitamin A: 143IU | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 1mg

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88 thoughts on “Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes”

  1. 3 stars
    Tastes good, but looks absolutely nothing like the picture. The cinnamon mixture oozed out soon as I flipped the pancakes And went all over the pan, which I had a feeling would happen. Which I needed to wipe the pan in between each batch to prevent it from burning. I think this recipe could be modified to prevent the cinnamon mixture from melting out. Maybe once the cinnamon mixture is on, pour a light layer of pancake batter over it to seal it in. I’ve done this before when I made a blueberry swirl pancake and it worked well, I should have done that from the beginning.

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  2. 5 stars
    I love these, Cinnamon Rolls without the yeast! Plus no getting up at 4 am to get your cinnamon fix. Thanks for sharing.

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