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Cinnamon Roll Pancakes with Cream Cheese Icing

These light and fluffy pancakes are irresistible and perfect for a holiday breakfast! Sweet cinnamon and a homemade cream cheese icing. Serve with coffee and enjoy!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Cinnamon Roll Pancakes, Cream Cheese Icing
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author I Heart Recipes


Cinnamon Filling:

  • 4 tbsp melted unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp ground cinnamon

Cream Cheese Glaze:

  • 4 tbsp melted unsalted butter
  • 2 oz softened cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil


Start by making the cinnamon filling:

  • Combine brown sugar, melted butter, and cinnamon in a medium-size bowl. If you have a piping bag, go ahead and transfer the filling to one fitted with a small tip. Otherwise, spoon the filling to one corner of a sealable bag and set aside.

For the glaze:

  •  Whisk together the melted butter, cream cheese, vanilla, and powdered sugar.
  • Pancakes:
  • Combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Then whisk in the milk, egg, and oil.
  • Heat skillet to medium-low. 
  • Once preheated, spray with non-stick spray.
  •  Add about ½ cup of the batter to the skillet. 
  •  Wait until bubbles start to form, then create a swirl pattern with the cinnamon filling (Don't swirl it close to the edge or it will be a mess.).
  • Flip the pancake over with a spatula, and continue cooking for an additional 1-2 minutes until golden brown.
  • Warm the glaze if needed and drizzle over pancakes, and serve hot! 
  • Enjoy!