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Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Pancakes Recipe

Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Pancakes Recipe

Want the best pancakes? If you love pumpkin and cinnamon rolls, you’ll go crazy for these pumpkin cinnamon roll pancakes. They’re easy to make and taste like the fall season in every bite! 

Pumpkin season is here and I am SO excited! The Fall season is really just my favorite thing in the whole world. The leaves are changing colors, the air smells like pumpkin spice, there’s a chill in the air that makes me want to stay snuggled up with my kids on the couch all day long. 

What can you do with all those leftover pumpkin puree cans in the back of your fridge? Why not make a new family favorite: some delicious cinnamon roll pumpkin pancakes!

Sometimes you just need an extra push from a warm breakfast to start your day off right. These pancakes will do just that for you! 

pumpkin cinnamon swirl pancakes

This fluffy pancake recipe is sweet and packed with cinnamon flavor, thanks to that swirl of cinnamon added to the pumpkin mixture — just what we crave this time of year.

And they’re so easy to make too! There’s no complicated steps or fancy ingredients required.

These pancakes are made with pancake mix and canned pumpkin puree, making them easy enough for anyone to whip up on a weeknight, but fancy enough for a special occasion.

These pumpkin cinnamon roll pancakes are so good, you’ll want to eat them all fall long.

How to Make Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Pancakes 

Ingredients for Pancake Batter 

  • 2 cups preferred pancake batter with half of oil/butter replaced with pumpkin puree
  • 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

OR from scratch:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 1/4 cups whole milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted – substitute 1/2 of the butter with 2 Tablespoons pumpkin puree)

The Cinnamon Swirl:

  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Cream Cheese Icing:

  • 4 Tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 2 Tablespoons cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • + milk, optionally, to thin out

Instructions

Start out by making the cinnamon swirl mixture. Heat butter in a non stick pan, stir in the brown sugar and cinnamon and set aside to cool.

Heat your nonstick griddle, electric griddle or large skillet, add oil or nonstick spray if necessary.

Make your pancake batter by giving all of the pumpkin pancake batter ingredients a good stir with a wooden spoon in a large bowl. Scoop a 1/3 to 1/2 cup of batter onto the skillet.

pumpkin pancakes

As the pancake starts to cook over medium heat, spoon the cinnamon filling into a piping bag or zip baggie. It will be the same squeezing texture of toothpaste.

Once the pancake is almost fully cooked on the first side, cut a small piece of the corner of the baggie. Starting from the center of the pancake squeeze to add a cinnamon sugar swirl to the top of the pancake batter.

Allow the pretty cinnamon roll swirl to set for at least one minute before flipping and cooking the swirl side.

pumpkin pancakes

Repeat for all pancakes until golden brown.

Meanwhile, while the pancake cooks, whip together the cream cheese glaze. You can drizzle this over the pancakes with a spoon or with an additional piping bag – your choice.

Serve these delicious pumpkin cinnamon roll pancakes recipe hot with maple syrup, cinnamon butter or whipped cream.

pumpkin cinnamon swirl pancakes
pumpkin cinnamon swirl pancakes

Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Pancakes Recipe

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Want the best pancakes? If you love pumpkin and cinnamon rolls, you'll go crazy for these pumpkin cinnamon roll pancakes. They're easy to make and taste like the fall season in every bite! 

Ingredients

  • Ingredients for Pancake Batter
  • 2 cups preferred pancake batter with half of oil/butter replaced with pumpkin puree
  • 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • (OR from scratch:
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 1/4 cups whole milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted - substitute 1/2 of the butter with 2 Tablespoons pumpkin puree)
  • The Cinnamon Swirl:
  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Cream Cheese Icing:
  • 4 Tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 2 Tablespoons cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • + milk, optionally, to thin out

Instructions

    1. Start out by making the cinnamon swirl mixture. Heat butter in a non stick pan, stir in the brown sugar and cinnamon and set aside to cool.
    2. Heat your nonstick griddle, electric griddle or large skillet, add oil or nonstick spray if necessary.
    3. Make your pancake batter by giving all of the pumpkin pancake batter ingredients a good stir with a wooden spoon in a large bowl.
    4. Scoop a 1/3 to 1/2 cup of batter onto the skillet.
    5. As the pancake starts to cook over medium heat, spoon the cinnamon filling into a piping bag or zip baggie. It will be the same squeezing texture of toothpaste.
    6. Once the pancake is almost fully cooked on the first snide, cut a small piece of the corner of the baggie.
    7. Starting from the center of the pancake squeeze to add a cinnamon sugar swirl to the top of the pancake batter.
    8. Allow the pretty cinnamon roll swirl to set for at least one minute before flipping and cooking the swirl side.
    9. Repeat for all pancakes until golden brown.
    10. Meanwhile, while the pancake cooks, whip together the cream cheese glaze. You can drizzle this over the pancakes with a spoon or with an additional piping bag - your choice.

Notes

Serve these delicious pumpkin cinnamon roll pancakes recipe hot with maple syrup, cinnamon butter or whipped cream.

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