I’m all about easy healthy recipes for breakfast, but sometimes you need easy and indulgent! This decadent and delicious cinnamon bun pancake recipe is just that, making it a perfect Sunday morning treat — or any morning you have a few spare minutes and a need for some brunch fare.
Perfect fluffy pancakes with a generous swirl of cinnamon and brown sugar cooked into them, and topped with a cream cheese drizzle; these pancakes have all of the flavour of a great cinnamon bun with a fluffy cake texture.
I used my favourite buttermilk pancake recipe to make the pancake portion, but feel free to use your favourite pancake recipe. I like the sweet and tart contrast of the buttermilk-cinnamon-cream cheese combination, but this will be a delicious breakfast even if you choose to use a favourite pancake mix or if you need to use a gluten-free recipe.
Of course, you could skip the cream cheese drizzle (to shave off some calories or for dietary restrictions) and it still makes a gorgeous, delicious breakfast.
These pancakes and the drizzle can be made the night before, just make sure to keep them separate until just before serving. They even make a great lunch for the kids (especially if you use a protein pancake recipe for the pancake).
All in all, this recipe takes just over ten minutes to make, depending on how many pancakes you’re making. Make the cinnamon swirl mixture first to allow it to cool a bit before adding it to the piping bag, and the cream cheese drizzle can be quickly whipped together while you are waiting to flip the pancakes.
Make sure to pin this cinnamon bun pancake recipe for later and let me know if you give it a try!
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