Make these Blackstone Cinnamon Roll Pancakes for a special holiday breakfast or brunch. Easy and delicious cinnamon swirl pancakes.

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes topped with a glaze on a plate

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes Recipe:

These Cinnamon Roll Pancakes are fluffy, delicious pancakes that are full of flavor. Swirls of cinnamon and sugar takes your classic pancakes to the next level. Topped with a cream cheese glaze makes these special occasion pancakes so tasty.

We love making breakfast on the Blackstone. We have made eggs, bacon, sausage and even Blackstone Pancakes. Because of my large family, making breakfast on the flat top allows me to cook multiple things at once.

We have even made Blackstone Smashed Cinnamon Rolls for an easy breakfast idea. You will be amazed how easy it is to make these cinnamon roll fluffy pancakes. If you don’t have a griddle, you can make them on your stovetop.

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes topped with a glaze on a plate

What causes Pancakes to rise?

In this recipe, we used a prepared pancake mix. Flour, baking powder and salt have a chemical leavening agent when mixed with flour allows the pancakes to rise. The pancake mix has all the dry ingredients including baking soda to all the pancakes to rise.

Ingredients needed - pancake mix, butter, brown sugar, ground cinnamon, cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla milk

Ingredients: 

For the Pancakes: 

  • Pancake Mix (plus ingredients to prepare the mix)
  • Butter, melted 
  • Brown Sugar 
  • Ground Cinnamon 

For the Glaze: 

  • Butter, softened 
  • Cream Cheese 
  • Powdered Sugar 
  • Vanilla Extract  
  • Milk 

How to Make Cinnamon Roll Pancakes: 

  • Step 1 – Preheat the Blackstone grill over medium high heat (approximately 350-375 degrees F). 
  • Step 2 – Prepare the 2 cups of the pancake mix based on the package instructions. 
Mixing the pancake batter in a bowl
  • Step 3 – In a separate bowl, mix together the melted butter, brown sugar and cinnamon until combined. 
Mixing the cinnamon swirl in a bowl
  • Step 4 – Place this mixture in a sandwich bag and cut out a small hole in one of the corners of the bag.  
Mixing the cinnamon swirl in a bowl
  • Step 5 – In a separate bowl, mix together the glaze ingredients with a hand held mixer or whisk.  
  • Step 6 – Coat the Blackstone griddle with a thin layer of butter.  Then using a ¼ cup measuring cup, pour the pancake batter onto the Blackstone grill. 
Adding the cinnamon swirl to the pancakes on the griddle
  • Step 7 – Then swirl the cinnamon mixture in a circular pattern in the batter.  Let the pancake cook for a few minutes until browned and bubbles start to form in the batter. 
Adding the cinnamon swirl to the pancakes on the griddle
  • Step 8 – Flip the pancakes and cook the opposite side until browned. 
  • Step 9 – Remove from the Blackstone grill.  Serve with the cream cheese glaze drizzled on top and enjoy! 

How to Make Cream Cheese Glaze:

The Cream Cheese Glaze is a must when making these cinnamon swirl pancakes. It is made with simple ingredients and easy to make.

  • Butter
  • Softened Cream Cheese 
  • Powdered Sugar 
  • Vanilla Extract  
  • Milk 

Combine the butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla together until combined. Then slowly add in the milk. Depending on how thin or thick you want your glaze will depend on how much milk to add.

Once you have prepared the glaze, then drizzle on top of the pancakes for a delicious topping to these delicious pancakes. We find it best to put in a zip lock bag and cut one of the corners off to drizzle the glaze over the top.

If you have extra cream cheese glaze, just place in the refrigerator so you can use it again when you reheat your leftovers.

Mixing the cream cheese glaze in a bowl with a blender

Blackstone Pancake Dispenser:

We recommend using a Pancake Dispenser. It is much easier pouring the pancake batter on the flat top. We didn’t use it the first time making these pancakes, but we have recently purchased one and it worked much easier.

This ensures that the pancakes are evenly distributed on the griddle.

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes topped with a glaze on a plate

What Temp Should Blackstone be at for Pancakes?

When preparing your griddle for cooking cinnamon roll pancakes, we recommend cooking them on medium heat to high heat. We like to cook the pancakes with the griddle temperature around 350 degrees.

Cooking the pancakes on a high heat prevents them from sticking to the griddle. Make sure to also butter the grates to ensure that you can easily flip the pancakes.

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes topped with a glaze on a plate

Can you Mix Pancakes ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the pancakes ahead of time but I would recommend waiting to put the cream cheese glaze on the top. If you prepare the cinnamon roll pancakes ahead of time, just heat them in the microwave for about 20 seconds and then serve.

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes topped with a glaze on a plate

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes Topping Ideas:

There are many different topping ideas when you make these Cinnamon Roll Pancakes. They are even tasty plain, but here are some of our favorite toppings.

  • Butter
  • Maple Syrup
  • Fruit
  • Whipped Topping
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Cream Cheese Glaze
  • Extra sprinkle of Cinnamon
Cinnamon Roll Pancakes topped with a glaze on a plate

Cinnamon Roll Pancake Tips:

  • Thick Pancake Batter – It’s best to use thick pancake batter for this recipe so that the cinnamon swirl will stay in the center of the pancakes.  
  • Don’t overmix batter – Make sure to not over mix the pancake batter. Mix just until the wet and dry ingredients are combined.
  • Butter to room temperature – Make sure that the melted butter has cooled to room temperature so that it does not cook the eggs once they are mixed into the butter.
  • Serve Immediately – We like to serve pancakes warm so the butter melts.
  • Pancake Mix – We used a premade pancake mix, but you can made homemade pancakes from scratch.
  • Cinnamon Sugar Swirl – When swirling the cinnamon into the pancake make sure to no go over the edge of the pancake. This causes the sugar to burn and it won’t look as eye pleasing.
  • Cinnamon Glaze – The leftover cinnamon glaze can be refrigerated to use again if you have leftover pancake batter.
Cinnamon Roll Pancakes topped with a glaze on a plate

How do you Keep Pancakes from Sticking on a Griddle:

To prevent your pancakes from sticking to the griddle, make sure that you have oiled the griddle properly. We use an oil that has a high smoke point such as vegetable oil. You can also use butter.

Also, make sure your griddle is heated with a high heat. This allows the pancakes to cook and not stick to the griddle. Since you are adding in a cinnamon swirl into your pancakes, it is extremely important to add butter to your griddle.

How to Store Leftovers:

Refrigerate the leftover pancakes in an airtight container for up to 1 week.  Reheat in the microwave for 20-30 seconds. 

You can even freeze your leftover cinnamon roll pancakes in a freezer safe container. They will last about a month. When you are ready to serve again, reheat in the microwave.

Easy Blackstone Cinnamon Roll Pancakes:

On the weekends, we love to make a special breakfast because we have more time in the morning. The Blackstone Griddle allows us to cook easily because of the large surface.

These Easy Cinnamon Roll Pancakes are always requested. I like to serve them with some scrambled eggs and bacon for a complete breakfast. These pancakes would also be great for a special Christmas Morning breakfast.

If it is to cold outside, then you can easily make these on your stove top or your indoor griddle. These delicious Cinnamon Roll Pancakes will be something you kids will remember. We love cinnamon roll pancakes and you will too.

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Blackstone Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

5 from 2 votes
Make these Blackstone Cinnamon Roll Pancakes for a special holiday breakfast or brunch. Easy and delicious cinnamon swirl pancakes.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 13 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Breakfast
Calories 395
Author Grill on a Dime

Ingredients

For the Pancakes:

  • 2 cups Pancake Mix plus ingredients to prepare the mix
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter melted
  • ½ cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Ground Cinnamon

For the Glaze:

  • 4 Tablespoons Butter softened
  • 2 ounces Cream Cheese
  • ¾ cup Powdered Sugar
  • ½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Tablespoons Milk

Instructions

  • Preheat the Blackstone grill over medium high heat (approximately 350-375 degrees F).
  • Prepare the 2 cups of the pancake mix based on the package instructions.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the melted butter, brown sugar and cinnamon until combined.  Place this mixture in a sandwich bag and cut out a small hole in one of the corners of the bag.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the glaze ingredients with a hand held mixer or whisk.
  • Coat the Blackstone griddle with a thin layer of butter.  Then using a ¼ cup measuring cup, pour the pancake batter onto the Blackstone grill.
  • Then swirl the cinnamon mixture in a circular pattern in the batter.  Let the pancake cook for a few minutes until browned and bubbles start to form in the batter.
  • Flip the pancakes and cook the opposite side until browned.
  • Remove from the Blackstone grill.  Serve with the cream cheese glaze drizzled on top and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

It’s best to use thick pancake batter for this recipe so that the cinnamon swirl will stay in the center of the pancakes.  
Refrigerate the leftover pancakes in an airtight container for up to 1 week.  Reheat in the microwave for 20-30 seconds. 

Nutrition Facts

Calories 395kcal, Carbohydrates 47g, Protein 4g, Fat 22g, Saturated Fat 12g, Polyunsaturated Fat 2g, Monounsaturated Fat 6g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 81mg, Sodium 376mg, Potassium 138mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 33g, Vitamin A 711IU, Vitamin C 0.3mg, Calcium 133mg, Iron 1mg

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