Your mother just called and she’s requesting these Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes for breakfast on Sunday. These pancakes are sweet and cinnamon-y, fluffy and crispy-edged, just what every mother and weekend morning deserves.

Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes

Today, for your weekend pleasure, I serving up the most epic cinnamon swirl pancakes.

We’re talking cinnamon rolls meet pancakes in the most delicious fashion. However if you actually want to turn these into cinnamon roll pancakes, then whip up a quick cream cheese glaze and drizzle over top.

I decide that this Mother’s day I want you to have pancakes. Pancakes caramelized from a brown sugar cinnamon swirl. Preferably served in bed. And if it’s it’s not to much trouble, then perhaps a mimosa to wash it all down? Breakfast tray is optional. However coffee in bed is a must.

Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes

Okay, so maybe this is what I want. A girl can dream.

Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes ingredients

To Make These Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes You Will Need:

  • unbleached all-purpose flour
  • granulated sugar
  • baking powder
  • milk
  • eggs
  • vanilla

for the cinnamon sugar swirl:

  • dark brown sugar
  • butter
  • cinnamon

dry ingredients in a mixing bowl with spout

Preheat your griddle to 350℉ to 400℉ (or 180℃ to 200℃).

In a medium bowl whisk together the 2 cups flour, 1 tablespoon of both sugar and baking powder and a teaspoon of kosher salt.

whisk to combine.

Whisk to combine.

add milk

Next, pour in the 2 cups of milk.

add in eggs

Crack in both eggs and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract.

whisk to combine

Then whisk until the wet ingredients are incorporated into the dry, pour in the tablespoon of melted coconut  and set aside.

add butter brown sugar and cinnamon in a saucepan.

In a small saucepan, melt the 1/2 cup (1 stick) of unsalted butter and stir in the 3/4 cup of dark brown sugar and rounded tablespoon of cinnamon.

one combined add to a a squeeze bottle

I pour it into a reusable squeeze bottle, which will make it a whole lot easier to drizzle into a spiral. Otherwise you can pour into a ziplock baggie and snip the corner. I use a bottle like this (affiliate).

pour pancake batter on griddle

Preheat a griddle to 400° and grease with coconut oil. Pour 1/3 cup of the pancake batter on to your griddle.

swirl the brown sugar butter mixture over the pancake.

Now that the batter has spread out, start in the center, and then drizzle the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture in a spiral design.

swirled pancake

Then, once the bubbles pop and stop filling back in, flip and cook for and additional 1 to 3 minutes.

flip and continue cooking

You want the brown sugar mixture to have a chance to caramelize.

swirled pancake 2


keep pancakes warm in low oven.

Next, transfer the pancakes onto a rimmed metal sheet pan and keep hot in a 250° oven.

Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes

Lastly, stack then butter and drizzle with real maple syrup.

Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes

Tender, fluffy pancakes with crispy, caramelized brown sugar edges. Trenches perfect for holding melted butter and maple syrups. Cinnamon swirl pancakes will change your life!

Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes

Enjoy! And if you give this Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes

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Yield: 6 servings

Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes

Your weekend just got alot better with these Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes! Fluffy pancakes swirled with cinnamon sugar, cooked and caramelized to perfection!



  • 2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 rounded tablespoon ground cinnamon


  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Pour in the milk, crack in the eggs and measure in the vanilla. Stir just until the wet ingredients incorporate with the dry, then stir in the melted (and cooled) coconut oil. Set a side.
  • Stir the dark brown sugar and cinnamon in with the melted butter. Pour into a squeeze bottle.
  • Preheat your griddle to 350℉ to 400℉ (or 180℃ to 200℃).
  • Grease with some coconut oil.
  • Pour 1/3 cup of the pancake batter (per pancake) onto the preheated griddle. Once the batter spreads out, start in the center and drizzle the cinnamon brown sugar mixture in a spiral design.
  • Once the batter bubbles pop and stop filling back in and the bottom is golden, use a spatula to carefully and quickly flip. Cook for an additional 1 to 3 minutes or until the cinnamon sugar caramelizes.
  • Keep hot on a rimmed metal sheet pan in a warm oven.
  • Serve with butter and real maple syrup.


To make these cinnamon roll pancakes, whip up a cream cheese glaze and drizzle overtop instead of butter and syrup!
Serving: 2pancakes, Calories: 493kcal, Carbohydrates: 66g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 22g, Saturated Fat: 14g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 103mg, Sodium: 666mg, Potassium: 215mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 33g, Vitamin A: 685IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 253mg, Iron: 3mg