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My Yummy Cinnamon Roll Pancakes! Gluten Free

This recipe makes fluffy American style pancakes with a spiral of delicious cinnamon and a traditional, sticky cinnamon roll drizzle. They are quick to make, yet super yummy and indulgent!! Exactly what we all need right now.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Servings: 2 LARGE stacks
Course: Breakfast



  • 200 grams self-raising flour
  • 200 ml milk - if you need dairy free use soya NOT almond otherwise the pancakes will be a little pale!
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar - or any sugar you've got!

The Cinnamon Swirl Bit!

  • 30 grams butter/spread - at room temperature
  • 30 grams dark brown sugar - or any sugar you've got!
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 10 ml milk


  • 100 grams icing
  • 30 ml milk
  • 5 grams butter/spread



  • Place all of the "Pancake" ingredients in a bowl and whisk until smooth. If you have one, place the mix into a jug so its easier to pour into your frying pan later.
    >I use an electric whisk for ease and to get the most air into my pancakes as possible - but a regular balloon whisk will do fine too!
  • Place all of the "Drizzle" ingredients into a bowl and whisk until smooth.
  • Place all "Cinnamon Swirl Bit" ingredients into another bowl and whisk until smooth. If the mix has seperated a little, add a tsp of flour and whisk again.
    >Don't worry too much though, itll be fine when it cooks!!
  • Ideally, you need to put the "cinnamon swirl bit" into a piping bag or squeezy bottle, so you can pipe a swirl onto the pancake. Don't worry if you haven't got either, you can drizzle it with a tsp (and it tastes the same either you've achieved the swirl or not!!!)


  • Heat a pan to a low-medium temperature & spray with frylight/brush with oil. 
    >If you're unsure of what temperature to use, I suggest you veer to the cool side as its MUCH easier to control. Its easy to crank the temperature up if they're not cooking but you can't reverse a burnt pancake haha
  • Pour your mix into the pan into as many pancake shapes as you can fit in the pan.
  • Add your "cinnamon swirl bit", in a spiral shape if possible! If not, add a few dollops onto the pancake.
  • When bubbles have just started to appear on the surface and they are EASY to lift with a spatula, flip and cook on the other side.
    >Mine usually take about 1 mins on the first side & 30 secs after I've flipped them.
    >Tip: Don't be tempted to move the pancake around/push the top down/interfere with it whilst one side is cooking! It'll lose its thickness & fluffiness.
    >Tip 2: for the perfect swirl, you need to flip quickly so it doesn't have chance to lose its swirl shape.


  • Serve in a stack and add some drizzle!!
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