Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

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Just when you thought pancakes couldn’t get any better, now combine them with another breakfast favorite! I took the easy way out with this recipe and used a box mix for my pancakes and even used frosting for the glaze, but this recipe could easily be made from scratch in all areas. The link below to my inspiration recipe has a homemade pancake and icing recipe, but I was not able to test it.

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  • 2 c. preferred pancake mix (either Bisquick or variety of buttermilk mix – mix/water ratios will vary)
  • 8 Tbsp. (1 stick) of butter
  • 1/2 c. light brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 c. whipped cream cheese frosting (optional: milk for thinning)
  • Optional: syrup


  1. Measure pancake mix according to directions on package (I used the water/mix ratio for about 12 pancakes which only yielded about 9 Kate-grade pancakes). Optional: I use plastic condiment squeeze bottles to dispense my batter which creates an almost perfect circle shape. I also used a second squeeze bottle to add my cinnamon sugar swirl later in the recipe.
  2. In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the butter and add in the brown sugar and cinnamon. Once the mixture reaches a liquified state, pour into a clean condiment squeeze bottle and set to the side to cool.
  3. Heat an electric skillet or griddle pan over medium heat and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Dispense pancake mix into preferred circle diameter. Immediately swirl cinnamon sugar into a swirl on top of the wet batter. Once bubbles begin to form on top of the pancakes, gently flip (Unfortunately this process transfers the cinnamon sugar mixture to the skillet, so watch the heat – I opted to flip the cakes back over, which allows the other side to pick up some of the remnants).
  4. While pancakes are cooking, heat the frosting on 20% power in the microwave until it becomes pourable. Milk can be added to dial down the richness and create a thinner glaze. When pancakes are done, drizzle on the liquid frosting and syrup can be added if the diabetes level is too low.

Yielded approximately 9-10 large pancakes.

Eat, Bork, and Be Merry!


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