May 20, 2012

American Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Since I did my American Pancakes for the first time a few weeks ago, American Pancakes is a now a favourite weekend breakfast. So when I found this Cinnamon Roll Pancake recipe the other day, I new it was a must try:-). I wasn't disappointed with the result:-)

The original recipe required only wheat flour, but I decided to make my Cinnamon Roll Pancakes with half wheat flour and half rye flour to make them slightly healthier. The rye flour flavour gets disguised by the sweet cinnamon filling and the addition of sweet maple syrup at serving.

American Cinnamon Roll Pancakes, makes about 8 pancakes
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup rye flour (you can also use only white flour)
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup milk
1 tbsp oil (I used sunflower oil)
1 large egg, lightly beaten

Cinnamon Filling
1/4 cup butter melted
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tbsp cinnamon (I added extra)

For the cinnamon filling. Mix melted butter, sugar and cinnamon. Pour filling into a pastry bag with a small tip. Set aside as you don't want this to remain super liquidy. It's best if it becomes a consistency similar to toothpaste.

For the pancake batter. Add flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl and whisk together. Whisk in milk, oil and egg until batter is moistened. A few small lumps are fine.

Heat large skillet over medium-low heat. Place oil or butter in the pan. Scoop about 1/2 cup batter onto the skillet. I could make two pancakes at the same time. When pancakes start to cook a little, swirl in the cinnamon filling. When bubbles begin to appear on the surface, flip carefully with a thin spatula, and cook until browned on the underside, 1 to 2 minutes more. Transfer to a baking sheet or platter and keep in a warm oven until ready to serve.

Clean the skillet after each pancake, as there will be some cinnamon filling left and it will burn easily. You don't want your pancakes to taste of burnt sugar!

Serve your pancakes with maple syrup and fresh berries.


Have you submitted a contribution to my first My Sweet Party ? The theme of my first party is chocolate and I would love you to join!

This recipe is my contribution for Sweets for a Saturday



  1. Your pancakes look fantastic! I wish I was home so I could whip up a batch!!

  2. Oh, I want to make some of these! They sound so good! Congrats on your "Yummly" certification! I was just given the same award for one of my cookies, but I haven't posted the badge blog is getting a re-do:) It made my day too:)

    1. Thank you for your sweet comment! The pancakes were very very nice actually:-) Congrats to your Yummly award too! :-)


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