Piping a cinnamon-sugar swirl into each pancake as it cooks gives these stacks the look of cinnamon rolls. Take it a step further by whipping up a cream cheese icing to top them with: Whisk 2 ounces softened cream cheese with 3 tablespoons room-temperature pure maple syrup until smooth.

EatingWell.com, April 2022


Credit: Photographer / Caitlin bensel, Food Styling / Chelsea Zimmer Hall, Prop Styling / Lydia Pursell

Recipe Summary

30 mins
40 mins

Nutrition Profile:



Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Whisk brown sugar, butter and cinnamon in a small bowl. Transfer to a sealable plastic bag and snip the corner off. Let stand at room temperature to firm up a little.

  • Whisk flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Whisk egg, buttermilk, oil and vanilla in a medium bowl. Whisk the wet mixture into the dry mixture just until combined. Let stand for 10 minutes.

  • Heat a large nonstick skillet or griddle over medium heat. Coat the pan with cooking spray. Add a scant 1/4 cup batter per pancake to the pan. Squeeze the plastic bag to pipe a swirl of the cinnamon-sugar mixture on top. Cook until the edges start to dry, about 3 minutes. Flip and cook until set, about 3 minutes more. Repeat with the remaining batter and cinnamon mixture, working in batches if necessary. Wipe the pan and coat with cooking spray between batches, if necessary.

Nutrition Facts

2 pancakes
244 calories; protein 6g; carbohydrates 33g; dietary fiber 4g; sugars 15g; added sugar 12g; fat 11g; saturated fat 5g; mono fat 4g; poly fat 2g; cholesterol 41mg; vitamin a iu 248IU; vitamin b3 niacin 1mg; vitamin c 1mg; vitamin d iu 6IU; vitamin e iu 2IU; folate 16mg; vitamin k 4mg; sodium 364mg; calcium 180mg; iron 1mg; magnesium 41mg; phosphorus 176mg; potassium 208mg; zinc 1mg; omega 6 fatty acid 1g; niacin equivalents 2mg; selenium 17mcg.