Cinnamon Bun Pancakes

cinnamon bun pancake recipe
When two people tell you that these are the best pancakes they have ever eaten, then you know that they are good. These pancakes are exactly what you want when you are craving a cinnamon bun but do not have the time to make them. These are sweet, cinnamony and fluffy. To make something delicious over the top, instead of maple syrup (which is also delicious), top them with cinnamon bun icing. Nothing short of amazing.

This recipe is indeed a treat, but it is also a great recipe to try experimenting with whole wheat flours. The pancake itself is already dark because of all of the cinnamon. If you have children that are put off by things that do not look the same all the time try making this with with a small amount of whole wheat flour and gradually increase the amount. They will never suspect a thing.

cinnamon pancake recipe1 1/2 cups flour
3 Tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup milk
2 Tablespoons maple syrup
1/4 cup melted butter
1 Tablespoon vanilla

pancake recipePut all of the dry ingredients in a bowl.

pancake recipeWhisk the dry ingredients together.

cinnamon bun pancake recipeAdd the wet ingredients and whisk together until well combined.

pancake recipesPreheat a griddle or large saute pan over medium heat. Cook until brown on both sides.

cinnamon bun pancake recipe
They are delicious just like this but even better with this.

cinnamon bun pancake recipe

To make the frosting:

1 cup confectioners sugar
2 Tablespoons melted butter
2 tablespoons milk

Whisk the ingredients together until smooth and a pouring consistency. If too thick add more milk, if too thin, add more sugar.

These pancakes are the perfect way to start a day. Make some and share them with someone you love.

cinnamon bun pancake recipe

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This Post Has 119 Comments

  1. MarkSpizer

    great post as usual!

  2. Cerra

    How do you think they recipe would hold up without the maple syrup?

    1. bakedbree

      I think that they will hold up just fine. I think that the syrup is just for flavor. The original recipe calls for corn syrup but I substituted syrup instead.

  3. Amy

    I am definitely making these next weekend!

    1. bakedbree

      you will be thankful that you did.

  4. kristin Faulkner

    Oooo…I’m gonna have to try this one! Looks fabulously yummy!

  5. corey grundel

    Oh my. This looks way better than the oatmeal I had today. Simply delish! I must make these soon. Your photos are simply beautiful!

  6. mrs ptb

    These were soooooo good πŸ™‚ I wanted cinnamon rolls so this was the PERFECT recipe to find this morning (oops. afternoon).

  7. Deanna

    I’ve been on a pancake kick lately. These are up next!

  8. Memoria

    I’ve seen these pancakes. I keep meaning to make them, but they seem so intense for just one person. I’ll wait until my “stepkids” are around.

  9. Becky Schuett

    Oh My Goodness! I believe I have just fainted! I think this is what my dreams are made of!
    I may try them one day………when I lose 15 pounds… I only need to lose 10 but if I try these, I will need the extra wiggle room!

  10. thecoffeesnob

    Oh wow, these look amazing and so much better than actually cinnamon buns because I can probably eat a lot more pancakes than buns.

    I’ll have ten pancakes and a gallon of the frosting please! πŸ˜€

  11. Kerri

    Just wondering how many people the recipe will serve, I want to try these out on a camping trip this month! They look delicious.

    1. bakedbree

      I doubled it, and it served 5 with some leftovers.

  12. Chris

    I didn’t eat breakfast this morning and was Stumbling around on the internet when I came to this page. I had to stop, get up and make them right then and there! Thanks! They were delicious. I omitted the maple syrup because I didn’t have any on hand and cooked them on high for a bit of a crunchier edge. I didn’t make the frosting but had used just a few drops of faux syrup for the sweetness. I love the taste of cinnamon soo much that I didn’t want to over due it with the sweets. I use to eat cinnamon stixs as a kid! Thanks again for breakfast!

    1. bakedbree

      I am glad that you liked them. They are pretty popular here at our house. I hope that you continue to read!

  13. drawingofmuhammad

    You’re gonna wanna add some cream cheese, vanilla, and lemon to the frosting.

    1. bakedbree

      I bet that would taste great, but the cream cheese would make it really thick, it needs to be a pouring consistency like a syrup.

  14. Healthhere

    Looks fabulously yummy

    1. bakedbree

      tastes fabulously yummy as well.

  15. Jess

    Tried these this morning. They are AMAZING. I was short on the maple syrup so the batter was a little thick, but I think they were just fine. I think the maple syrup would’ve put the sweetness over the top. Awesome recipe.

    1. bakedbree

      so glad that you liked them!

  16. Richard

    These look fantastic! I will give them a try next weekend. Do you mind if I put this recipe on my website and link it back to you!

    1. bakedbree

      Not at all. They are delicious. You will be glad that you made them.

  17. grace

    just so you know, you’re solely responsible for the fierce growling that seems to be coming from my stomach area right now. these are AWESOME.

  18. jennifer

    I made them and they are the yumminess. I am never going to make normal pancakes again! thanks!

    1. bakedbree

      you are very welcome. glad that you liked them.

  19. Melissa

    Hi Bree! My name is Melissa. Anyway, today I was craving something sweet, but I also wanted pancakes, and then I remembered your recipe! (I found it on StumbleUpon) I didn’t have enough flour, so I wound up having to use pancake mix (*sigh*), but even though I did that, they were so, so, SO good!! My little brother and mom absolutely loved them! It’s definitely something I’ll make again!

  20. Frank Timis

    am on the diet, I shall not look at sucha things!! πŸ™‚

  21. SK

    Nothing like fresh pancakes on a lazy weekend.
    Those look amazing!~!

  22. Lisa

    Oh my…I just made these last Sat. morning but because of Celiac we need to be gluten free so I made them with GF free flour…and they turned out wonderfully. So good, thanks for sharing and your photography is beautiful.

  23. Cookin' Canuck

    I can believe that these are the best pancakes ever. Not only do the flavors sound wonderful, but they also look so light and fluffy.

  24. Vivien

    These are certainliy the BEST pancakes I’ve ever eaten!! EVER! Soooooo good! I’m making them right now and I’m soooo happy, I just HAD to come here imediately to tell everyone: try them!! NOW!!

  25. marla {family fresh cooking}

    Who wouldn’t love these! Around here we would easily go all whole wheat…no problem!

  26. Rick

    This was the best thing stumbleupon has brought me to.

    1. bakedbree

      That is the nicest compliment I have ever gotten about my little blog! Thank you very much and I hope that you will keep reading.

  27. Joe

    We had these again this morning – they were a hit. Especially good w/ rasberries and blueberries on top.

    1. bakedbree

      that sounds delish. great idea adding the berries.

  28. Vanessa @ Mom's Menu Planner

    Pancakes are one of my daughters’ favorite foods. I bookmarked these yummy looking treats to make for them next Sunday…thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

    1. bakedbree

      I am so glad. You will not be sorry, I promise.

  29. JRandAJsMom

    Just tried your chocolate chip pancakes and they were wonderful! Can’t wait to try these ones too– They look amazing!!!

    1. bakedbree

      glad that you liked them!

  30. Kimberly

    I made these for my daughter’s seventh birthday breakfast, which ironically enough, was the day after the comment was made about the cream cheese. I didn’t see the comment but went ahead and warmed some cream cheese in the microwave and added it to the syrup. I adjusted the other ingredients to achieve the proper consistency and it was way more delish than just butter, milk, and cream cheese. Thanks for the idea!

    1. bakedbree

      glad that the birthday girl liked them.

  31. Steve Smolinski

    Found these and have made them 4 times in 3 weeks, they’re a go-to delicious weekend desert/breakfast. The icing is all too much, but all so necessary. If you are looking for a guilt free breakfast cake look elsewhere or plan on spending a couple hours at the gym or in a confessional. Something this good can’t be right.

    1. bakedbree

      I agree, the icing is over the top, but it needs to be done! I am so glad that you like these.

  32. Anna W

    These are DEFINITELY some of the best pancakes I have ever eaten. Light, flavorful, and super duper delicious. My boyfriend now begs me to make them all the time- it’s definitely a new favorite in our house πŸ™‚

    1. bakedbree

      once you eat these, it is hard to eat a regular pancake. Glad that you like them.

  33. Carrie

    These are so good! I just made them today for Matthew’s first birthday. They were perfect!

  34. Sutardja

    Hey, I tried out this recipe with some friends, but there was a definite burnt taste to them, while the pancakes themselves were definitely not burnt. We think it may have been the cinnamon, any idea what might be behind it?

    1. bakedbree

      No I don’t, I wish that I could help. Sorry about that!

  35. christel


    1. bakedbree

      they are really yummy.

  36. Jennifer

    Oh my goodness. Pancake bliss! πŸ™‚

    1. bakedbree

      yes, pancake bliss is a good way to describe it!

  37. Aimee

    Wow! These are wonderful! I got lots of hugs from my three sons after making these!!!! Next time I need a some extra hugs, I’ll make these again!!

    1. bakedbree

      these pancakes do in fact warrant extra hugs. I am glad that your boys liked them.

  38. Heather

    Oh, holy crap. I need these in my life.

    1. bakedbree

      you really do. they are amazing.

  39. Jeannine Q

    I made these tonight and I am hooked. These are going to be made constantly around here. YUM!

    1. bakedbree

      Thank you Jeannine! They are pretty heavenly aren’t they?

  40. Bree

    Hi πŸ™‚ I’m fourteen and LOVE pancakes. I was originally looking for something tasty to add to mix, but when I saw them, I just HAD to make these. There aren’t even words to describe how GOOD these are!!!! I don’t know if I’ll ever eat regular pancakes again! Next time I might have to double the icing, because I like to eat it just by its self!
    Thanks for the recipe (:

    1. bakedbree

      You are welcome! Love your name. πŸ™‚

  41. Laura

    Wow…. I cannot wait to try these! They look absolutely delicious and there is no doubt in my mind that they’ll probably be the best pancakes I’ve ever had… Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe!

    1. bakedbree

      they are pretty insane. Hope that you love them.

  42. Becca Jones

    The whole family LOVED it! Thanks so much!

    1. bakedbree

      You are welcome Becky!

  43. Erin A

    This looks delicious! I made something similar this morning…a Cinnamon ROLL Pancake…swirled some cinnamon roll filling on each pancake as it was cooking….the cinnamon and sugar gets a bit crispy and gooey…topped it off with cream cheese cinnamon roll icing (all from scratch). GOOD STUFF! Try it! I’d like to try your take on it! πŸ™‚ YUMM!

    1. bakedbree

      um Yum!

    1. bakedbree

      they are freaking delicious. You are welcome.

      1. Rose Tyler

        Thank you so much! these were really really good. I made these for my family and my brother who is an incredibly picky eater( he won’t even eat ketchup!) was the first one done. Thanks again!

        1. bakedbree

          I haven’t made these in forever! Thanks for the reminder. πŸ™‚ Glad that everyone liked them so much.

  44. Sonya

    I made a gluten free version of these this week-end and they were great. I posted about the slight modifications I made on my blog. Thanks for the recipe. My husband has celiac disease and is missing some of the wheat products that are difficult to replicate. These gave him a taste of cinnamon buns, but without the gluten to hold cinnamon rolls together. Thanks.

    1. bakedbree

      This makes me so happy. I get a request for a GF version of these all the time. Now I know where to send my readers! Thank you!!!

    1. bakedbree

      good to know!

  45. meg brothers

    AH-MAZING! these made for a very fun Fathers Day dinner for my husband/soon-to-be father (any day now!) and have made it to the top of our list for new favorite dinner/breakfast treats.

    1. bakedbree

      Congratulations! I do not envy you in the last days of pregnancy. Those were always the worst for me.

  46. ashley

    i made this as originally posted and loved it, then made some changes. i made regular pancakes (and waffles) and then added cinnamon to the icing. yum!

    1. bakedbree

      Yum. That is all I have to say about that.

  47. Sue

    Best… pancake… recipe….EVER (and I’ve made some good ones). Now a household fave.

    1. bakedbree

      WOW! thanks!

  48. NΓ‘dya

    Ohhhh, my dear!!!!! These are DE-LI-CIOUSSSSSSSSS!!!!! This morning I made them, substituted maple syrup with honey, and the result was A+!!! That cinnamon aroma in all the house mmmmmm…it is quite quickly and sooooo yummmmmmmyyyy…
    Thanks a lot for sharing this recipe!!!

    1. bakedbree

      Aren’t they amazing? Glad that you liked them Nadya.

  49. Annie

    Wow! These really are the best things ever. They killed my craving for cinnamon rolls. My hubby cooked them up for my birthday breakfast. Home run! A keeper. Thanks for posting.

    1. bakedbree

      I know! So much faster than a cinnamon roll, and just as yummy.

      1. Shea

        your recipe was DELISH!!!!! only thing i did different was i sift the flour. Perfect way to start our cheat day πŸ˜€ Can’t wait to make it again! Thanks

        1. bakedbree

          Yes, it really is a perfect way to start a cheat day!

  50. Paige

    I have made these numerous times when we have breakfast for dinner and the kids love them! What a special treat..btw i love the silverware in the picture where are they from?

      1. rita

        It is gorgeous but yikes, at that price I couldn’t afford the food…lol.

        1. bakedbree

          they were a gift for sure. πŸ™‚

  51. Dangler

    Omg…where have these been all my life??

    1. bakedbree

      these are amazeballs.

    1. bakedbree


  52. Andrea

    Beyond amazing!!! Yes, ah-mazing!

    I made a dairy-free version for my kiddos this morning, and they could not stop saying: “They taste like REAL cinnamon rolls! These are the best things EVER, Mom!”

    I do believe these will end up in our morning rotation. πŸ™‚

    1. bakedbree

      I am so glad that you and your kids loved these so much.

  53. Sarah

    Making these tomorrow morning for my Mom’s birthday breakfast. I hope she likes them!!

    1. bakedbree

      Me too, but I am guessing that she will.

  54. Jan

    My husband is the pickiest eater I have ever met. It doesn’t help my cause that he also cooks for a living, so he knows from a professional opinion if a food is good or not. He gobbled these right up! And they were soooo easy to make! I couldn’t have asked for more! Thank you πŸ™‚

    1. bakedbree

      I am so glad! These are really good pancakes. πŸ™‚

  55. Frances Miller

    I do not have kids that are put off with anything that looks different, I have a husband and believe me that is worse!

    This is just the recipe I have been looking for : whole wheat pancakes! Although the icing is a little bit too much for me!

    Thanks for sharing!

    1. bakedbree


  56. Ashley

    Hey these look really good. Wanting to make them but im watching my calories and was wondering if you new how many calories was in all this. If you could let me know ASAP I would appreciate it!! πŸ™‚

    1. bakedbree

      I don’t, you can google a nutrition calculator and find out.

  57. Erin Hahn

    Pancakes have become a staple in my house on Saturday mornings-my boys keep requesting these over chocolate chip so these are definitely a winner! They are really amazing and I wanted to say thanks for the post. I do cut back on the baking powder because its hard to tell when the middle is done with such a thick pancake. AND I add a little vanilla to the frosting. Great recipe!

    1. bakedbree

      You are so welcome!

  58. Shannon

    Just made these this morning for my daughters and I – they passed with flying colours! Absolutely delicious! Thank you!

    1. bakedbree

      Yum! I haven’t made these in ages. I am glad you all liked them so much.

  59. Food, Faith, and Other Fabulous Finds

    These were incredibly delicious!! Thanks for sharing them.

    1. bakedbree

      You are welcome! I have not made these in a long time, I need to make them soon.

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