Sour Cream Cinnamon Roll Pancakes with Maple Coffee Glaze

Sour Cream Cinnamon Roll Pancakes with Maple Coffee Glaze

I’m so excited to share this super decadent and delicious recipe for Sour Cream Cinnamon Roll Pancakes, with a Maple Coffee Glaze. I’m a big fan of fun pancakes, and just like my Pancake Pops and my Pig in a Pancake Pops, this is a very fun recipe. In fact, breakfast just might be my favorite meal to make!


Sour Cream Cinnamon Roll Pancakes are a tender fluffy pancake, swirled with buttery cinnamon and sugar, finished with a maple coffee glaze that is to die for.


Let’s start by making the cinnamon filling, this way it has a chance to cool before going into the pancakes. Melt 4 tablespoons of butter in the microwave and add to mixing bowl. Then add 1/4 cup of dark brown sugar, 2 tablespoons of white sugar and 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon and stir together.


Fold a quart size plastic baggie over a small cup, that way you can easily pour the cinnamon sugar mixture into the baggie. Close the baggie well and set aside to cool.


Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

To make the pancake batter, add flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt to a large mixing bowl, and whisk to combine dry ingredients. Then add sour cream, melted and cooled butter, lightly beaten egg, and milk, and stir together.


The pancake batter will be nice and thick, this is good. We want the pancakes to be fluffy, and thick = fluffy, at least when it comes to pancakes! Use your 1/4 cup measuring cup, slightly less than full, to add batter to the hot griddle.

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Let the pancakes set up on the griddle for about 2 minutes, then it is time to add the cinnamon sugar swirl. Snip just a small corner of your cinnamon sugar baggie. We are going to use the baggie like a pastry bag to make a swirl in the pancake. To make the swirl, push the tip of your baggie into the batter, and carefully swirl the mixture into the pancake batter. Don’t just swirl the mixture on top of the pancake, it needs to be in the batter to make the signature cinnamon roll look.

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Try not to get too close to the edge of the pancakes with the swirl, or the cinnamon sugar mixture will run off. You can see in the picture, I got a little close to the edge on the center bottom pancake, and the mixture is starting to melt off the pancake.


Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Use a wide spatula and quickly turn the pancakes when the underside is golden brown. Mine took about 7 minutes before they were ready to flip. You will see a bit of the filling coming out around the sides. This is fine! It just means the cinnamon and sugar is getting all yummy and caramelized.

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Once the pancakes are cooked, about 7 minutes on the first side, and 5 on the second side, remove them with a large spatula sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Turn them onto the plate swirl side up. Work quickly when removing the pancakes, once the cinnamon sugar mixture cools on your spatula, the pancakes will start to stick.


Before cooking the next batch of pancakes, wipe all cinnamon sugar filling from the griddle and use a new spatula, or clean all the cinnamon and sugar from your spatula so it won’t stick to the new batch.



Sour Cream Cinnamon Roll Pancakes


Oh my goodness, swirly cinnamon perfection! You can serve with warm maple syrup, or go over the top with a maple coffee glaze. To make the glaze, combine 1 cup of powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon of maple extract, 2 tablespoons of heavy cream and 1 tablespoon of coffee.  Seriously, this glaze is life changing.

Sour Cream Cinnamon Roll Pancakes with a Maple Coffee Glaze

Sour Cream Cinnamon Roll Pancakes,

 with Maple Coffee Glaze

by Melissa at No. 2 Pencil


Makes 12 pancakes


Cinnamon Sugar Filling


4 tablespoons of melted butter

1/4 cup of firmly packed dark brown sugar

2 tablespoons of sugar

1 teaspoon of cinnamon




1 cup of all-purpose flour

3 tablespoons of sugar

2 teaspoons of baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt

1 cup of sour cream

1/4 cup of milk

4 tablespoons of melted butter

1 egg, lightly beaten


Maple Coffee Glaze


1 cup of powdered sugar

2 tablespoons of heavy cream

1 tablespoon of brewed coffee

1 teaspoon of maple extract




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  1. Oh my, this looks so amazingly good!! I love cinnamon and adding it to pancakes is genius!

  2. Oh YUM! I might try these w/ plain greek yogurt. I’ve been using it in my pancakes to get some more protein in there. Totally pinning!

  3. I cannot wait to try this!!

  4. Pass me a napkin I’m drooling……….cinnamon and pancakes YUM!!

  5. Pass me a napkin I’m drooling……….cinnamon and pancakes YUM!!

  6. I’m seriously drooling. Yum!!

    -Erin @ DIY On the Cheap

  7. Those look awesome! Right up my alley!!

  8. such a fantastically creative & super delicious recipe!

  9. Your pancakes look so delicious! I’ve been wanting to try these, now I’ll really have to try them! I can just smell the wonderful cinnamon…..! Yum!!

  10. Oh how I love this! Definitely trying this sometime!

  11. Yum! I must try this very soon. They look awesome. Megan

  12. You, my dear, are a genius, my niece and nephew are going to be coming to stay with us, I will have to surprise them with this one. Thank you for sharing, I am a new follower!!
    Hope you have a great weekend!

  13. oh my yumminess. i need these this morning! i’d love for you to come link this post or anything else you want up to my weekend link party have a great weekend!
    {love} lauryn @

  14. Hi there! I am having a Sunday Blog Hop and would love for you to link up your cute blog.

    Danielle @ Blissful and Domestic

  15. I love pancakes and coffee and maple and brown sugar… these are awesome!

  16. I hope you don’t mind that I shared your recipe on my blog today! Thanks!

  17. Your pancakes look so delicious!

  18. Your pancakes look so delicious!

  19. I just saw this on pinterest, and wanted to drop by to let you know how delicious this looks! We often like casual ‘breakfast for dinner’ meals on Sunday evenings at my house. This is a definite must-try!

  20. I found this recipe on pinterest, and made them for my family this morning. Thank you for this amazing recipe! You are so right, the glaze is life changing! Holy yum!

  21. Just found your blog, and then this recipe…and I think I’m in love! 🙂 Can’t wait to try them. Just started following your blog too.
    RV Crazy?

  22. OMG, this looks amazing, I have a had a hunger for pancakes recently and this totally fits the bill. Hurry morning;)

  23. Oh Yes…this looks and sounds heavenly!

  24. BTW…I’m your newest follower! =)

  25. These look so yummy and special occasion breakfast. I wonder if you could make and freeze. Looks like a breakfast buffet to me.

  26. I saw this recipe and will be looking forward to my weekends 🙂 very creative photos and easy to follow recipe thanks 🙂

  27. Oh yeah! Those look awesome!

  28. These look amazing!! OMG I want four right now. 🙂

  29. Oh, my word…they do look so amazing!!! I want that whole plateful like now!!! I will have to try those for my kids!!!

  30. Oh Melissa! These look heavenly!

  31. Hello happy me!
    I am pinning this one sister… Oh yummy!

  32. I am making these this week. If we don’t drink coffee, is there something we could use instead for the glaze? Thanks!

  33. Cathey Atchison says:

    We made these for Mother’s Day and they were amazing! Now I cannot go without mentioning the level of difficulty to make my pancakes look like the picture. We burned the first batch but even after scraping off the burned side they were still probably the best pancakes and likely the best cinnamon roll flavor I’ve ever eaten. Will make these again and again. They were slightly gooey like a cinnamon roll. I made mine with cottage cheese & vinegar instead of the sour cream. Thank you!

  34. Hi Melissa

    To make the swirl: Do I start in the center first and work my way out near the edges.

  35. Luv these cinnamon roll pancakes. What a great idea and they must take fantastic – looking forward to making these!

  36. These are delicious! I used my own pancake recipe and added the swirls. They were a bit tricky, but after burning a few pancakes and putting down the temperature (and going through 3 ziploc bags) I got a great result. Next time I will try the glaze!

  37. What brand of griddle do you use? Mine is very uneven and only really cooks around the outside edge, not the centre of the griddle

  38. What temperture do u cook the pancakes. Oh and these look so delicious.

  39. I made thes yummy pancakes today. I didn’t have enough sour cream on hand, so I used about 1/4 cup s.cream and 3/4 cup up vanilla yogurt. I did seem to think the cinnamon was really runny, and had a hard time getting the swirls. I got better as I went along but never got them to look lik the pictures. They were so good that I am sure I will have some practice swirling in the future!

  40. Hi – love this! I tried it last night but have a question:

    is the sugar cinnamon filling supposed to be liquid (i.e. the sugar melted?). When I mixed it together, the sugar did not melt even though the butter was hot, and the result was a clump of sugar soaked in a butter-cinnamon liquid thing so it was hard piping it.


  41. Pinned!! I just made a different recipe, so today’s craving has been satisfied but this is SO going to be the next one to try!! They look beautiful.

  42. These look awesome! Can’t wait to try them.

  43. These look awesome! Can’t wait to try them.

  44. sameera says:

    Need to know if I can skip sour cream ? Will it make a vast difference to the taste?

  45. Angela Maciel says:

    OH HOLY SMOKY!!! What a final creamy and delicious look… GOnna try this out on weekend


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