These thick and fluffy cinnamon roll pancakes make a healthy and delicious breakfast. Made without flour and eggs, they come together in minutes!
If you love cinnamon rolls, you must have tried our cinnamon roll muffins, air fryer cinnamon rolls, and our single-serve cinnamon roll. However, if you are now looking for a cinnamon roll-flavored treat that is healthy and easy to make, then these pancakes are the recipe to go for.
Made with no flour and eggs, these cinnamon pancakes are a real treat whenever you are in the mood for a sweet but healthy breakfast.
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The best cinnamon roll pancakes
As a family who loves cinnamon rolls and pancakes for breakfast, this recipe is a healthy way to combine the two without compromising on flavor or texture.
- No flour. Like our banana pancakes, these are made with rolled oats and don’t contain any flour or gluten.
- No eggs. Unlike most pancake recipes, there are no eggs in these. The baking powder and vinegar give the pancakes a good lift, while the oats give them structure.
- Freezer-friendly. If you are always short of time to make breakfast, make a big batch of these pancakes and freeze them for later.
And if you want more cinnamon roll-flavored breakfasts, try waffles, oatmeal, and baked oatmeal.
These pancakes are made with all healthy ingredients. Here’s everything you’ll need to make them.
- Rolled oats. While steel-cut oats will work too, you will need to blend them longer to achieve the needed consistency. Quinoa flakes work well, too though you might feel a mild quinoa flavor in the pancakes.
- Milk. Use any milk of your choice. Use plant-based milk to keep this recipe vegan.
- Applesauce. Use unsweetened applesauce or replace it with pumpkin, banana, or sweet potato mash.
- Baking powder. To help the pancakes rise.
- Vinegar. It reacts with the baking powder and creates bubbles that lift the pancakes. I use apple cider vinegar for this recipe. You can use lemon or lime juice too.
- Sweetener. Use any syrup of your choice. I like using maple syrup or agave nectar.
- Cinnamon. A teaspoon of cinnamon added to the pancake batter helps create the needed cinnamon roll flavor.
- Vanilla. To deepen the flavor of the pancakes.
For the glaze:
- Coconut butter. Helps provide a creamy base for the glaze giving it a hint of coconut flavor and some sweetness.
- Cinnamon. To enhance the cinnamon aroma of the pancakes.
- Milk. Any milk of your choice.
How to make cinnamon roll pancakes
Making these cinnamon-flavored pancakes is as easy as making regular pancakes. Here’s how you do it.
Step 1 – Make the pancake batter
Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until you achieve a thick batter consistency. Allow the batter to rest for around 5 minutes. Due to the oats in the mixture, the batter will thicken a bit as it sits.
Step 2 – Cook the pancakes
Preheat a non-stick pan over low-medium heat. Grease the pan and start cooking the pancakes covered. Cook the pancakes for 2-3 minutes per side.
Step 3 – Make the cinnamon glaze
Prepare the cinnamon glaze by mixing cinnamon with melted coconut butter. Add milk to thin out the glaze and drizzle it over the pancakes.
Tips to make the best recipe
- Grease the pan. Even if you are using a non-stick pan, grease it lightly to ensure the pancakes don’t stick.
- Adjust the batter consistency. The batter for these pancakes needs to be thick yet pourable. Add more milk to the batter if it is too thick.
- Cook the pancakes covered. Cooking the pancakes in a covered pan prevents them from remaining raw inside. A few droplets of water added to the pan will create more steam and result in evenly cooked soft pancakes. Furthermore, covered pancakes also help them rise better.
To store. Place leftover pancakes in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
To freeze. Place the cooled pancakes in a ziplock bag and store them in the freezer for up to 6 months.
More pancakes recipes to try
- Cottage cheese pancakes
- Red velvet pancakes
- Keto pancakes
- Oat flour pancakes
- Almond flour pancakes
- Lemon ricotta pancakes
Frequently asked questions
You can use almond flour to make these pancakes. Use the same amount of almond flour as oats.
If keeping the pancakes healthy is not your primary concern, you can use canned cinnamon rolls to make cinnamon roll pancakes. To do it, cut the rolled dough into thin slices. Cover the slices with cling wrap and make them thinner using a rolling pin. Cook the pancakes in a preheated pan for 1 to 2 minutes per side.
As these pancakes have no eggs or dairy, they are suitable for those who follow a plant-based diet.
Cinnamon Roll Pancakes
- 1 cup rolled oats can sub for quinoa flakes
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce can sub for pumpkin, banana or sweet potato
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar can sub for lemon or lime juice
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup or agave
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
For the sticky cinnamon roll glaze
- 1-2 tablespoons coconut butter
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon milk
- In a high-speed blender, add all your ingredients and blend until fully combined and a thick batter remains.
- Allow the batter to rest for 1-2 minutes, to thicken. If the batter is too thick, continue to add more milk as needed.
- Place a greased pan over medium heat. Once hot, pour scant 1/4 cup portions of batter on the hot pan. Cover the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes, until bubbles form on the edges and flip. Continue cooking until all the batter is used up.
- Once pancakes are cooked, prepare your sticky cinnamon roll glaze. Melt your coconut butter and add the cinnamon. Thin out with milk and drizzle over the top.
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How do you make them that fluffy in the image .they came out like regular pancakes flat? I didn’t cover since I used a griller .whole batter made 6 pancakes so 2 is 1 serving
Hi there, you should cover them and cook on low/medium heat.
What is the trick to getting these pancakes to rise so much and be so fluffy?
Covering them up 🙂
I’m looking for a recipe for pancakes that is Vegan, Gluten Free, Sugar Free, Carb Free. What options do you recomend? I see you offer these eitehr vegan or keto, but i need both vegan and keto!
Haven’t made pancakes which fit both those pancakes on my site!
Do your nutrition facts include the glaze?
It doesn’t, so feel free to add it if you use it!
So 3.5 g total carbs take dietry fibre of 3g = .5 gram net carbs? Im still new at keto and don’t want to be wrong and go over my carb limit haha
Yes, but it is my ingredients used- So just double check with your own!
I did the vegan ones, brilliant recipe! Except I did 1/2 cup oats, 1/4 whole wheat flour and 1/4 almond flour. I have them with jam made of just microwaved berries and chia seeds, really delicious, thanks so much!
🙂 So glad it worked out for you!
My husband just started keto with me. He was afraid he would no longer get tasty filling foods. Beloved these. Thank you so much!
I love that!!!! Cheers for the feedback, Cindy!
I am going to try this recipee, but as usual, I wanna know before which version do you prefer ? 🙂
Love the keto version!
So sorry to bother you again, but can we switch the coconut butter for something else ? Like almond butter ? I am from France and coconut butter is not that easy to find, and to be honest I just won’t be able to use it for something else than this recipee, so I rather not buy it on purpose.
I think I’m going to try to thin out some cream cheese with almond milk. Mix a pinch of cinnamon in and maybe some sweetener. It will be like cream cheese icing only thinner. I have no idea where I’d get coconut butter.
Hell, I bet a pat of butter would be as good as anything else.
Instead of pancakes, can I make waffles with it?
I haven’t tried, but I don’t see why not- Just add a little extra liquid if needed.
AMAZING! Most keto pancake recipes call for loads of eggs, but this one is perfect! Thank you for the recipe, Arman.
You are so welcome!
I am a food snob and this is, by far, the best keto pancake ever!! The only change I made was to add some Swerve and a little more milk to the glaze. Outstanding!!
I love a good food snob 🙂
Can’t wait to try these but wondering if the same recipe would work for waffles. If not what would need to be changed?
Favorite keto pancakes to make. I add an extra 1/8-1/4 tsp of cinnamon because I like a stronger cinnamon taste. I also just use a homemade sugar free maple syrup instead of the glaze for the pancakes. Love these so much would 100% recommend.