Here’s how to make easy cinnamon rolls for breakfast

Here's how to make easy cinnamon rolls for breakfast
  • Self-taught baker Eloise Head has a recipe that combines cinnamon rolls with pancakes.
  • Her pancakes have a cinnamon swirl and glaze made with cream cheese and sugar.
  • Head says the pancakes come out thick and fluffy, with the sugar from the icing caramelizing 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?

Self-taught baker Eloise Head has done just that with her cinnamon roll pancakes, which quickly went viral on her @fitwaffle TikTok and Instagram pages.

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Head, who lives in London, told Insider she was inspired to make her own version of cinnamon roll pancakes after trying the dish while on vacation in the US.

“I absolutely love them,” she said. “The combination of sweet cinnamon with cream cheese frosting and a thick, warm, fluffy pancake is really a dream combination for me.”

“These cinnamon roll pancakes taste absolutely amazing, and the way the sugar caramelizes on them is so delicious.”

You need this to make cinnamon roll pancakes

To make enough batter for six pancakes, you will 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 of flour
  • 2 tablespoons baker’s sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For the cinnamon swirl you will need:

  • 30 grams unsalted butter (melted and cooled)
  • 40 grams light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

For the cream cheese icing you will need:

  • 30 grams of cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 30 grams unsalted butter (soft)
  • 40 grams of powdered sugar

This is how you make cinnamon roll pancakes

First, mix your wet ingredients — melted butter, egg, and milk — in a bowl. Then, in a separate bowl, whisk together your dry ingredients — flour, baking soda, and salt — until combined.

Pour your wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Beat until your pancake batter is thick and smooth. Set aside for 10 minutes.

Now it’s time to make the cinnamon sugar. Mix the light brown sugar, cinnamon, and melted butter until combined. Then add 1 tablespoon of pancake batter and mix again until everything is mixed.

Spoon ¼ cup pancake batter into a saucepan, then swirl on the cinnamon sugar. Flip your pancake once bubbles start to form on the top and cook the other side.

Making cinnamon buns pancakes

Don’t spray the cinnamon sugar too close to the edge of your pancake.


“These pancakes can be a little messy when flipped, so my best tip would be to make sure you don’t spray the cinnamon swirl too close to the edge of the pancake,” Head told Insider. “This will help prevent the swirl from seeping onto the pan, and will make flipping the pancakes a lot easier.”

To make the glaze, mix the cream cheese, softened butter and powdered sugar until smooth. If the icing still looks lumpy, microwave on low for 10 seconds and stir until smooth.

Drizzle the glaze over the pancakes and you’re ready to serve!

Cinnamon Rolls Pancakes

The cinnamon bun pancakes went viral on Head’s social media pages.

Eloise Head

Head loves to make easy baking recipes, especially with cinnamon

Head has also recently gone viral for her 15-minute and 5-minute cinnamon roll recipes.

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“Cinnamon is one of my favorite flavors,” she told Insider. “I’ve always loved cinnamon and cinnamon rolls since I was very young. I also think it’s a pretty universal flavor. People all over the world have access to cinnamon, so it’s a flavor that I can incorporate into my baking that many people around the world can enjoy.”

Head has amassed a huge following with her easy desserts, including lots of candy like Kit Kat bars, Reese’s cups, and Twix.

She also had great recipes with her 10-minute Nutella cookies, two-minute brownies, and three-ingredient Oreo cake.

“I find that people tend to have their favorite cookies, chocolates, and spreads, so when they’re included in a recipe, they’re instantly drawn to it,” she told Insider.

Head has nearly 4 million followers across all of her platforms and her first cookbook, “Fitwaffle’s Baking It Easy,” was released in March.

“The book is great for kids, budding bakers and all foodies,” Head told Insider. “And two of my favorite cinnamon roll-inspired recipes are on display — I couldn’t leave them out!”