How to Make the Perfect Christmas Cinnamon Pancakes

Having a special breakfast, like Christmas cinnamon pancakes, every Christmas morning sets the stage for the rest of the festivities. I love setting traditions to build memories around and meals are one simple way I do that.

The best part about these pancakes is how they taste and smell like Christmas. We eat with our nose and eyes first, so as the smell fills the kitchen, your family will know that today is a special day.

Why you’ll love these Christmas Cinnamon Pancakes

There are two ways you can make these cinnamon pancakes. One is a simple addition of a cinnamon spice and another involves making a cinnamon filling and swirling it into the batter. This recipe uses my family favorite, it is the base for all of my pancake recipes.

What are Christmas Cinnamon Pancakes?

Prep Time: 5 MINS

Cook Time: 10 MINS


-whole milk -all-purpose flour -sugar, powdered sugar,  brown sugar -baking powder -salt -egg -butter -cinnamon -cream cheese -vanilla

Steps for Cooking Christmas Cinnamon Pancakes

1. Mix wet ingredients in a large bowl. 2. Mix dry ingredients and add to the wet ingredients. It is okay if there are small lumps. 3. Allow batter to sit while griddle preheats. 4. Cook each pancake on a buttered griddle until done.

In a small mixing bowl, mix: – 4 tablespoons unsalted melted butter – 1/4 cup light brown sugar – 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon Add this to a ziplock bag, piping bag, or some squeeze bottles to use for the cinnamon pancakes. Swirl it over the top of the pancake as the bottom side cooks.

How to make Cinnamon Pancake filling

You can use any large skillet to cook your homemade pancakes, but I recommend a cast iron skillet to get the best pancakes. Use  butter to create a nonstick surface.

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