Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

These vegan cinnamon roll pancakes are a deliciously indulgent dairy-free breakfast! Imagine this: Fluffy pancakes with a coconut sugar + cinnamon swirl, topped with a decadent cream cheese frosting. These vegan pancakes are the perfect recipe for your next holiday breakfast or Sunday brunch!


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Is it a cinnamon roll?!  Is it a pancake?!

No, my friend.  It’s better.

It’s the CINNAMON. ROLL. PANCAKE.

And btw, it’s vegan AF.

Cinnamon roll pancakes are nothing new to the interwebs.  We’ve seen several recipes on Pinterest, and a while ago our good friend Kerri tagged us in this video from Tip Hero challenging us to veganize it!

Actually, we weren’t the only ones she challenged. 

Kerri was so determined to have her cinnamon roll pancakes, her quest convinced more than one local breakfast spot here in Philly to add these pancakes to their brunch menu that weekend.  

 We Philly vegans LOVE a good challenge, and that’s something I really love about us!

Overhead photo of all the ingredients you need to make vegan cinnamon roll pancakes

How to Make Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

To make this recipe as easy as possible, we used pre-made pancake mix to make the batter. You’re already doing some fancy work with the cinnamon swirl; we can afford to cut a few corners here. 😉 

We found a lot of the regular pancake mixes at our neighborhood grocery store were “accidentally” vegan, but always read the ingredients.

A grid of 3 overhead photos showing the process of making the elements you need for cinnamon swirl pancakes: pancake batter, cream cheese frosting, cinnamon butter

Once your batter is made, you’ll scoop 1/2 cup of it onto a well oiled skillet, swirl in your cinnamon filling with either a piping bag or a makeshift ziplock (more instructions on that below), cook ’em, flip ’em, and repeat. 

A grid of 2 photos showing a cinnamon roll pancake cooking before and after it's flipped

The recipe below makes about 10-12 cinnamon roll pancakes, so there should be enough for the whole fam. Serve them hot with a decadent schmear (or get fancy with more piping) of dairy-free cream cheese frosting.

Side Note: If you think these pancakes might be SPECTACULAR sprinkled with a hint of Coconut Bac’n Salt, you are SO CORRECT.

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These vegan cinnamon roll pancakes are a deliciously indulgent dairy-free breakfast! They are fluffy pancakes with a coconut sugar + cinnamon swirl, topped with a decadent cream cheese frosting. #vegan #veganpancakes #cinnamonroll #cinnamon #veganbreakfast #pancakes #plantpowercouple #dairyfree // plantpowercouple.com

These cinnamon roll pancakes are a MUST-TRY for your next decadent brunch occasion, and they are SURE to impress all your brunch buddies. My mom is a particularly big fan of these pancakes and now asks for them every Mothers’ Day! 

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Cheers to the yummy vegan brunches ahead!

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Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Brittany Roche
These vegan cinnamon roll pancakes are a deliciously indulgent dairy-free breakfast! They are fluffy pancakes with a coconut sugar + cinnamon swirl, topped with a decadent cream cheese frosting. These vegan pancakes are the perfect recipe for your next holiday breakfast or Sunday brunch!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Breakfast, Brunch, pancakes
Cuisine American, Vegan, vegetarian
Servings 10 -12 pancakes

Ingredients
  

For the cinnamon filling:

For the pancakes:

  • 2 cups pancake mix check ingredients to ensure vegan friendliness
  • 1.5 cup plain non-dairy milk
  • 2 flax eggs 2 Tbsp ground flaxseed + 5 Tbsp cold water

For the cream cheese frosting:

  • 1 1/4 cup vegan butter softened
  • 2 oz. vegan cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2-3 Tbsp plain non-dairy milk

Instructions
 

  • Mix your flax eggs in a small bowl and set them aside to thicken.
  • MAKE THE CINNAMON FILLING: Combine all the ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Transfer ingredients to a zip-lock bag and place it in the fridge to chill. If you have piping bags, feel free to use these instead.
  • MAKE THE CREAM CHEESE FROSTING: Mix all the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl with a hand or stand mixer. Chill in the fridge until ready to serve!
  • MAKE THE PANCAKES: In a large bowl, mix all the pancake ingredients using a whisk until no clumps remain. Heat a large skillet on medium-low heat and add a few tsp of refined coconut oil or sunflower oil. When the skillet is hot, carefully pour 1/2 cup of the batter onto it and use your spatula to gently spread it out.
  • ADD THE CINNAMON SWIRL: Remove the cinnamon filling from the fridge and squeeze the mixture into one bottom corner of the bag. Use scissors to carefully cut the tip of the corner, creating your own makeshift piping bag. Squeeze the cinnamon filling onto the cooking pancake in a swirl pattern, starting in the middle and going outward, being careful not to get too close to the edge.
  • FINISH THE PANCAKES: Cook on medium-low until bubbles appear in the middle of the pancake and the edges get a little dry. Use your spatula to carefully flip the pancake. Allow to cook for another 1-2 minutes. Wipe your skillet and repeat this process with another 1/2 cup of batter. You should have around 10-12 large pancakes total.
  • Serve the pancakes warm with a hefty drizzle or schmear of the cream cheese frosting and enjoy the hell out of it! Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days or the freezer for up to 6 weeks. If freezing, be sure to place a piece of parchment between each pancake, so they don’t stick together.
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2 Comments

  1. Unfortunately, these pancakes just don’t cut it. Since the cinnamon filling doesn’t have any flour, once you flip the pancake, all of the butter pools around the pancake creating a cinnamon mess and a giant hole where the cinnamon was :(. You need some flour added to the cinnamon filling to prevent it from leaving the pancake.

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