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Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes

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Your weekend just got alot better with these Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes! Fluffy pancakes swirled with cinnamon sugar, cooked and caramelized to perfection!
Course Breakfast & Brunch
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast, brunch, Cinnamon, Mother's Day, pancakes, swirl
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Additional Time 5 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Servings 6 servings
Calories 493
Author Laurie McNamara



  • 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 400° and 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