Cinnamon Roll Fluffy Pancake Cups

These yummy pancake concoctions were my very first contribution as a member of the Krusteaz Baker’s Dozen team, so they’re always one of my personal favorites. Breakfast for Dinner. Breakfast Night, if you will. Now, these Cinnamon Roll Fluffy Pancake Cups can be your dessert, or your main dish, I won’t steer you in either direction…but they would be great as both. A little pancakey, and little muffiny – they are simple to make and offer up a fun alternative to either. Topped with plenty of cream cheese glaze, you’re talking sweet and sinful. I think you’ll really enjoy them! Plus…and here’s the bonus…make a few extra, wrap them up, and let the kiddos attack them straight out of the microwave for breakfast the next morning. You can hit the snooze at least once, if not twice. Thank me later.

Cinnamon Roll Fluffy Pancake Cups


Prep Time: 10 min Total Time: 35 min Servings: 12


3 tablespoons butter
1 large egg
1 1/3 cup milk
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ginger
Pinch nutmeg
Pinch salt
2 cups Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancake Mix

Cinnamon Paste
4 tablespoons softened butter 
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon

Cream Cheese Glaze
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
4 ounces unsalted butter, softened
1 tablespoon milk
3/4 to 1 cup powdered sugar


Preheat oven to 375°F. Divide butter into muffin pan cups. Place pan in the oven for 3-5 minutes while you are making the batter. In medium bowl, beat egg, milk, brown sugar, vanilla, spices and salt; whisk in pancake mix. Pour batter into the butter filled muffin cups.

In separate bowl, combine softened butter, sugar and cinnamon to make a paste. Place in piping bag or Ziploc bag with snipped corner. Squeeze spirals of cinnamon mixture into batter in each muffin cup. Place pan in oven for 5 minutes at 375°F, then reduce the temperature to 350°F and continue to bake for another 10 minutes. To make Cream Cheese Glaze: Using an electric mixer, mix all ingredients on medium speed until smooth and creamy. Drizzle over warm pancake cups.,