Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

From the moment I laid eyes on Sarah’s Cinnamon Roll Pancakes I knew I had to make them mine.  There is something you should know about me before we continue with our friendship:  I have a crazy mad crush on cinnamon rolls.  There I said it!

It started when I was a teenager and old enough to drive to the mall.  I could smell the sweet, buttery aroma of my guilty pleasure palace from the moment I left Macy’s and I knew what had to be done…

With friends, my sisters or my brother…I didn’t care who was with me, we were going to indulge in a fat, juicy, sticky cinnamon roll from Cinnabon.  And one of those mocha-type drinks they had…Mochalatta Chill I think it was called.

And I ate the entire thing by myself, ‘bon and all.  I was grateful for my metabolism back then because it was way faster than it is now!

Many cinnamon rolls don’t quite cut it and the storebought ones really irritate me.  Not sweet enough, too much dough, too doughy and underbaked, bland frosting…and frosting is hard to screw up!  (Lucy, I need your cinnamon rolls!)

Last night the kiddos went outside and played in the snow for a little bit and they just had to make snow angels. As we were all hoping for a snow day, I told them if school is delayed I would make something special for breakfast.  I am kinda glad they didn’t cancel school because if they did his mother would have had to pick him up early and this way we had a couple extra hours to relax and indulge. Indulge=cram these pancakes into our pieholes, which we did.

These pancakes hit the spot.  That sweet cinnamon roll spot on the palate that is difficult to satisfy.  The pancakes were nice and fluffy with regular and whole wheat flour.  The cinnamon roll filling really put these into a crazy category all its own.  I guess you could put syrup, powdered sugar or make a cinnamon roll frosting to top these bad boys like Sarah suggested but we ate them just like this and the sweet filling really added the right amount of sweetness to these pancakes.

We have some leftover.  😀  I may just lock myself in my room, turn on some Marvin Gaye and eat them up!

You really need to try these pancakes, recipe courtesy of Sarah – Baking Serendipity. You can find Sarah’s recipe here and while you’re at it tell her what a crazy good idea this is!

32 responses to “Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

  1. Lock yourself in your room with Marvin Gaye & cinnamon roll pancakes?? Now THAT is a mad crush!!! Yum, I am making these for dinner…. (with a little Barry White as my background accompaniment) Naughty girl!

  2. What a perfect snowy day breakfast! Lucky kiddos! 🙂

  3. Let’s fire up the Marvin Gaye, dance and eat these pancakes! My hubby made cinnamon roll French toast for me once and it was intense. The pancakes are a much better idea.

  4. gingerbreadbagels

    Mmm cinnamon rolls pancakes!!! I love cinnamon rolls but in pancake form is just amazing. I HAVE to make these, they’re calling my name. 🙂

  5. I’ve been wanting these for quite sometime! Did you have to remind me, he he! Hope you are having a great week!

  6. Heather @ kissmybroccoli

    I know EXACTLY where those leftovers can go…in my bel-lay! I used to be a cinnamon roll freak, but sadly haven’t had one in years! When I was in college, I worked in a mall a couple of stores up from an Auntie Anne’s Pretzels (no Cinnabon at our mall) and I used to eat the cinnamon/sugar pretzels like they were goig out of style!

  7. Yep… I used to get those cinnamon rolls at the mall when my metabolisim was a bit faster as well! My FIL gave me a jar of their cinnamon years and years ago and it was so strong, I loved it!
    I saw these when she first posted them, but we haven’t made them yet. Thanks for the reminder! My under the weather 14 year old is saying that these just might make him feel better in the morning. Off to the doc tomorrow… I think we sinus infection #2! Husband called in sick to work for the 4th day this week, Liv is still coughing. I”m doomed!!!

  8. i have a crush on cinnamon roll too. had an affair with them for quite a while until I outgrew my yoga pants :)) and decided to take different paths.
    i’m not a pancake fan but these sound so good. i saw them a while back on Sarah’s blog and kept delaying making some. I think its time to keep my word.
    have a wonderful Friday, Dionne

  9. I’ve been seeing these around, and they do look so very good! Like you, I fell in love with cinnamon rolls at the food court. I’m craving some now 🙂 Thank you for sharing this deliciousness tonight. I hope you have a happy Friday and a wonderful weekend.

  10. Oh my goodness, I love cinnamon rolls. Has to be one of the best things ever created. Like really. I can’t ever get enough of them and when they are in the oven and the smell is just permeating through the house, heeavveeenn! Those cinnamon bons at the mall are soooo good too! If only we could eat them and not worry about the waistline. I think this pancakes look divine, I just have to try them. This might be my breakfast on Sunday since I will be done with my detox! 😀

  11. I make those too but a little bit differently. My daughter loves them!

  12. Oh my goodness! My favorite rolls as a pancake! My kids would devour these before I could get just one:)So yummy! Thank you for your sweet comments and friendship.xo

  13. These look awesome!! Perfect celebration for International Pancake Week! I may have to make these in the morning 🙂

  14. These are so special, what a fun treat and break from the norm.

  15. These look yummy! And definitely a very good breakfast dish. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Dionne, I know you made these for me lol. I just know you did lol. Cinnamon Rolls are my favorite treat so I am DEFINITELY making these tomorrow morning. Girl, you have no idea what you started lol. Beautiful post as always. Love your stuff!

  17. High five! I love these 🙂 Thanks for the link! So glad you enjoyed them!

  18. Awhhh, sounds so good. I’d love to ‘cram these into my piehole’ 😉 Have a thing for cinnamon too 🙂

  19. hi Dionne

    Sarah is the pancake guru, and those are some awesome pancakes!! I do love cinnabon and its been way to long since I visited….those pancakes could be the next best thing!
    now get me a plateful while we listen to whats going on!

  20. Seriously?!! Can I please be locked in the closet with you? hehe…yum!

  21. We were told that a snow day or late start was going to bring a treat for breakfast that morning, what a way to start the day! Those pancakes looked, smelled and tasted delicious! I have tried all type of pancakes, had all type of cinnamon rolls but never tried the combination of both, what a treat it was! Thank you for sharing 🙂

  22. I’ll take a stack of those right this minute!!! A nice way of sprucing up pancakes. YUM….

  23. wow. these wouldn’t last a hot minute in my house. saving the recipe to my online cookbook for safe keeping (.

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  25. Thanks so much for sharing. These are so cool! I used to be crazy about cinnamon buns too. My 17 year old little brother’s favorite food is pancakes–especially mine, he claims. When I go back home I’m definitely making these for him!

  26. how the heck did I miss this post? those are the most interesting pancakes I’ve ever seen. and I’ve seen (and eaten) a lot of pancakes! you’re killing my diet!!!! I have to try this too!

  27. So wonderful…the perfect treat made into pancakes, love it 🙂

  28. I made a similar recipe this morning, although by appearance mine got a bit crispy/gooey on the edges of the swirl which gave it a little “something something”. Topped it off with a cream cheese cinnamon roll top icing and voila! I will say no matter what….the best concept ever for a pancake! Yumm! 🙂

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