Is It a Slice of a Cinnamon Bun? No! It’s a Cinnamon Swirl Pancake!

These cinnamon swirl pancakes came about because of my younger brother, Richard Melson, Jr. He is an amazing food critic in his own right and it is SO much fun creating new things just for him!

I made these on my Whip it Up Wednesday segment with Shonda Knight and Art Myers on WCTV on October 19, 2011. They were such a huge hit and so much fun! They are SO easy peasy! I hope you enjoy making some of these with your friends and loved ones! If you do, post back and let me know!!

The Diva’s Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes

Batter for one batch of pancakes (you can use your favorite pancake mix or recipe)
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
3/4  cup light brown sugar

1 tablespoon granulated sugar

1/4 tsp nutmeg
2 Tbsp ground cinnamon


In a  microwave safe bowl, combine the butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon until smooth.  Microwave on high for 10 seconds. Spoon the cinnamon mixture into a pastry bag  fitted with a medium tip, or, simply use  a sandwich or Ziploc bag with the corner snipped off.

Pour pancake batter onto hot griddle.  When you see the bubbles beginning to form, pipe the cinnamon mixture onto batter in a swirl shape.  When pancake edges  are lightly browned, flip and cook until done.












Cream Cheese Icing
2 cups powdered sugar
2 ounces cream cheese

 1 tsp vanilla
4 Tbsp heavy cream, half and half, or milk

Using a hand-mixer, mix until smooth and pour the icing into another pastry bag or Ziploc bag. Squeeze it over the hot pancakes in any design you want!


Enjoy your pancakes! If you really want to make them a treat, add some pureed pumpkin or sweet potato to your pancake batter. You could also add chopped pecans or raisins on top of the cinnamon swirl! Don’t forget, post back and let me know how your pancakes turned out!!

5 Comments Add yours

  1. priya says:

    Its already looking delicious 🙂

  2. dwarakaamanu says:

    really fantastic

  3. Abhijeet Surwade says:

    Good One…

  4. Deep says:

    my favorite Dish

  5. Shyam says:

    Seems mouth watering. Already asked my mom to cook it for dinner 🙂

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