- Self-taught baker Eloise Head has a recipe that combines cinnamon rolls with pancakes.
- Her pancakes feature a cinnamon swirl and icing made with cream cheese and sugar.
- Head says the pancakes come out thick and fluffy, while the sugar from the icing caramelizes on top.
Cinnamon rolls and pancakes are both delicious breakfast options when you’re craving something sweet.
But what if you could combine them and have the best of both worlds?
Head, who lives in London, told Insider that she was inspired to make her own version of cinnamon roll pancakes after trying the dish while she was on vacation in the US.
“I absolutely love them,” she said. “The combination of sweet cinnamon with cream cheese icing and a thick, warm, fluffy pancake is honestly just a dream combination for me.”
“These cinnamon roll pancakes taste absolutely amazing, and the way the sugar caramelizes on top is so delicious.”
Here’s what you’ll need to make cinnamon roll pancakes
To make enough batter for six pancakes, you’ll need:
- 30 grams unsalted butter (melted and slightly cooled)
- 1 large egg (lightly beaten, room temperature)
- 110 milliliters milk (any kind, room temperature)
- 120 grams plain flour
- 2 tablespoons baker’s sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
For the cinnamon swirl, you’ll need:
- 30 grams unsalted butter (melted and cooled)
- 40 grams light-brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
For the cream cheese icing, you’ll need:
- 30 grams cream cheese (room temperature)
- 30 grams unsalted butter (softened)
- 40 grams powdered sugar
Here’s how to make cinnamon roll pancakes
First, mix together your wet ingredients — melted butter, egg, and milk — in a bowl. Then, in a separate bowl, whisk together your dry ingredients — flour, baking powder, and salt — until they’re combined.
Pour your wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Whisk until your pancake batter is thick and smooth. Set aside for 10 minutes.
Now it’s time to make the cinnamon sugar. Mix together the light-brown sugar, cinnamon, and melted butter until they’re combined. Then add 1 tablespoon of pancake batter and mix again until combined.
Scoop ¼ cup of pancake batter into a pan, then swirl on the cinnamon sugar. Flip your pancake once bubbles begin to form on top and cook the other side.
“These pancakes can be a little messy when flipping, so my top tip would be to make sure you don’t pipe the cinnamon swirl too close to the edge of the pancake,” Head told Insider. “This will help stop the swirl from seeping out onto the pan, and will make flipping the pancakes a lot easier.”
To make the icing, mix together the cream cheese, softened butter, and powdered sugar until it’s smooth. If the icing still looks lumpy, microwave it on low for 10 seconds and stir until smooth.
Drizzle the icing over the pancakes and you’re ready to serve!
Head loves whipping up easy baking recipes, especially with cinnamon
Head has also recently gone viral for her 15-minute and 5-minute cinnamon roll recipes.
“Cinnamon is one of my favorite flavors,” she told Insider. “I’ve always loved cinnamon and cinnamon rolls ever since I was really young. I also think it’s quite a universal flavor. People all over the world have access to cinnamon, so it’s a flavor I can incorporate into my baking that a lot of people can enjoy worldwide.”
Head has amassed a huge following with her easy desserts, many of which include candy like Kit Kat bars, Reese’s cups, and Twix.
She’s also had hit recipes with her 10-minute Nutella cookies, two-minute brownies, and three-ingredient Oreo cake.
“I find that people tend to have their favorite biscuits, chocolates, and spreads, so when they’re included in a recipe, they’re instantly drawn to them,” she told Insider.
Head has almost 4 million followers across her platforms, and her first cookbook, “Fitwaffle’s Baking It Easy,” was released in March.
“The book is great for kids, beginner bakers, and all foodies,” Head told Insider. “And two of my favorite cinnamon roll-inspired recipes are featured — I couldn’t leave them out!”