Recipe: Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes


We've done stacks of delicious pancakes over the years but these cinnamon ones might just top the lot. Learn how to make fluffy American-style pancakes for breakfast. Grab a fork and eat them with your mouth.


  • 75 g salted butter
  • 75 g dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 150 g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 150 ml buttermilk
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 knob butter to cook
  • 1 handful fresh berries to serve
Make Cinnamon Mixture

Step 1

Make Cinnamon Mixture

Beat the butter, sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl so that it’s completely smooth and sugar-lump free. Transfer this to a piping bag or sandwich bag and leave to one side.

Make Pancake Mixture

Step 2

Make Pancake Mixture

Measure the flour and baking powder into a clean bowl and crack in the eggs. Stir to mix them in, then keep whisking as you slowly add the buttermilk. Add a pinch of salt.

Cook the Pancake Mix

Step 3

Cook The Pancake Mix

Heat up a large, non-stick frying pan to a medium heat and rub with butter. Spoon a heaped tablespoon of pancake mixture into the pan and cook for 30 seconds.

Add The Cinammon

Step 4

Add The Cinammon

Snip the end off of the piping bag and squeeze a thin line in a spiral on top of the raw batter and leave for another 30 seconds. Flip the pancake over quickly and cook for just 30 seconds on that side.


Step 5


Transfer to a plate, wipe the pan clean with kitchen roll and repeat to make stacks more. Reheat the cooked pancakes for 30 seconds in a microwave if you prefer and serve with ample fresh berries. Makes 12.

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