Cinnamon Roll Waffles

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Cinnamon Roll Waffles- Loaded with swirls of cinnamon sugar and dripping with glaze, these waffles would make any morning a little bit brighter. They are scrumptious!

plate of cinnamon roll waffles with icing


Did you know that today is National Waffle Day? If my kids got to vote, there would be a national waffle month. They love waffles, and I can’t say I blame them. They are a delicious way to start the day, don’t you agree? Of course, since it’s a special day,  I might even surprise them my serving waffles for dinner!
No time to make cinnamon rolls? These scrumptious Cinnamon Roll Waffles are made from scratch, but ready in under 30 minutes!

This recipe came about after my son made cinnamon roll waffles at school using canned dough. I’m trying to cut down on the processed food we eat, so I decided to come up with a from scratch version. I knew I didn’t want to have to wait for yeast dough to rise, so I found a recipe for biscuit like cinnamon rolls in one of my old cookbooks. It’s pretty basic. Make the dough, roll it out, spread on the filling, roll it up, cut into slices.

How to make Cinnamon Roll Waffles from scratch in less than 30 minutes!
I threw one on the waffle iron, and crossed my fingers.  .   .   .  .

Whoa.  First up, they filled the house with an amazing spicy aroma while they were cooking. Then they came from the waffle iron with crispy cinnamon crunch along the edges, and ooey gooey cinnamon in the middle.

I thought my kids were going to rise up in rebellion while they had to wait for me to take pictures. When we finally sat down to eat, I drizzled them with a simple icing. Oh man. A mouthwatering success of epic proportions! People, you have to try these. Immediately.

Easy 30 minute Cinnamon Roll Waffles


Cinnamon Roll Waffles

Cinnamon Roll Waffles

Cinnamon Roll Waffles
Loaded with swirls of cinnamon sugar and dripping with glaze, these cinnamon rolls waffles would make any morning a little bit brighter.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes



  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 3 Tbsp butter, melted


  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp butter, melted


  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp butter, melted
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract (or vanilla)
  • 2-3 tsp buttermilk (or milk)


  1. Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Mix together the buttermilk and melted butter, pour into the dry ingredients. Stir lightly till just combined. Dough will be sticky.
  3. Generously flour your countertop, and roll or pat into a rectangle that is about 12″ x 9″.
  4. Combine all the filling ingredients in a small bowl. Spread evenly over the dough.
  5. Roll up lengthwise and pinch to seal the seam.
  6. Cut into 2-3″ slices, and place on a hot waffle iron that has been brushed with oil. Press down firmly for a few seconds.
  7. Cook for about 2 minutes or till golden brown.
  8. Whisk together the icing ingredients and drizzle over hot waffles.

No time for cinnamon rolls? These Cinnamon Roll Waffles are ready in less than 30 minutes!

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  1. Jessica Smith says

    Can I use milk instead of buttermilk?

    • The acid in the buttermilk offsets the flavor of the baking soda, so they would have a bitter taste. Plus the buttermilk is thicker, so the batter would be really sticky. If you don’t have buttermilk, you could use a cup of milk and 1/4 cup of sour cream or plain yogurt.

  2. Great idea!! Thank you!!
    My take would be to make it for dessert. Too sweet for breakfast in our family.

  3. It’s was really good everybody loved, but it just left my waffle machine in a complete mess. It would’ve been perfect if it wasn’t for that.

  4. I love love the orange ones!! I am always looking for new recipes for my waffle iron.

  5. Works better in a muffin tin than a waffle iron. Yummy but messes up the waffle iron. It’s going to be tricky to clean.

  6. I’m wondering how I would place the rolls on a square 4 waffle iron. hmmmm

    • You can totally use a square waffle iron. You can just cut them much larger to fill the space (just make sure you squish them down well), or you can cut them the same size. You’ll have extra space at the sides of the pan, but they’ll cook just fine!

  7. Oh dear. These are sooo easy and yummy that it’s dangerous!!

  8. Oh my heck 😉 These waffles are KILLING me Kara!! They seriously look amazing! And the pics are gorgeous! 🙂

  9. Such a creative idea! Love it.

  10. Oh my golly Kara, these looks mouth watering… in fact.. my mouth IS watering! Time for breakfast 🙂

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