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Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes With Vanilla Glaze

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Author Melissa Russo / thefarmgirlgabs.com


  • cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • cups buttermilk
  • 2 extra large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • Cinnamon Swirl
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Vanilla Glaze
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 teaspoon clear vanilla
  • 3-4 tablespoons heavy cream


  1. Preheat griddle on medium. Season with oil or non-stick cooking spray.
  2. To make cinnamon swirl, heat butter brown sugar, and sugar over medium heat. Melt and then add vanilla. Allow to cool and then pour in a plastic squeeze bottle.
  3. For Pancakes: In large bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt then set aside.
  4. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and buttermilk until light yellow on high with a handheld mixer. Then beat in butter, 1 tablespoon of oil and vanilla.
  5. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and fold by hand with spatula to incorporate. Don't over mix or your pancakes will be tough.
  6. On preheated griddle, pour ½ cup of batter about one inch apart. Allow pancakes to set for about one minute.
  7. Swirl cinnamon mixture in circle around each pancake. When top starts to bubble, flip over.
  8. Serve With Vanilla Glaze
  9. Vanilla Glaze: In small bowl, sift confectioners sugar. Add vanilla and heavy cream until desired thickness is reached.
  10. Pour over top of pancakes. Drizzle any remaining cinnamon swirl mixture over top too.

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from Junior Cookbook.