You just can’t beat a delicious cinnamon waffle that is drizzled with a cream cheese glaze! It tastes just like a cinnamon roll in waffle form!
Cinnamon Roll Waffles
These cinnamon roll waffles are to die for! I cannot get over their addicting flavor and texture. These are the perfect breakfast for a special occasion! Because let’s be honest… We usually have cold cereal or frozen waffles for breakfast each day! But try these out for a birthday or holiday and everyone will be so excited that you did! In fact, cook up this Breakfast Casserole, these Homemade Breakfast Sausages, and these Apple Streusel Muffins for a brunch to remember!
We just got a new waffle maker and I wanted to try it out with these! The waffles turned out amazing. They have such a crisp outside and a soft and fluffy inside. Plus, the cinnamon flavor in the waffles was perfection! These were just like a cinnamon roll in waffle form. And then you top them with that homemade cream cheese glaze! Well, let’s just say that you can’t get me to stop at just one!
What’s In Cinnamon Roll Waffles?
You are going to be shocked when I tell you that you probably already have all of these ingredients in your kitchen! This makes it a no-brainer to try these out now! See the recipe card below for a list of exact ingredient measurements.
- Flour: I just used all purpose flour for this recipe!
- Baking powder: This is the ingredient that will help your waffles rise and get all fluffy!
- Salt:The salt is here to enhance the flavors of all of the other ingredients!
- Sugar: This balances out that strong cinnamon taste to make it perfect.
- Cinnamon: You can use more or less than this recipe calls for, depending on how strong you want the cinnamon flavor to be!
- Eggs: Adding eggs to your batter helps keep the waffles light.
- Buttermilk: You can use storebought buttermilk! Or, if you want to step this recipe up then be sure to make this homemade buttermilk!
- Vegetable oil: The oil keeps the waffles moist.
- Vanilla: A tiny bit of vanilla complements all of the other flavors so well!
Cream cheese glaze
- Butter: Use unsalted butter that is at room temperature. It will mix better if it’s not cold!
- Cream cheese: Soften your cream cheese before using it by letting it sit out at room temperature for a while before you plan on baking with it.
- Powdered sugar: I use this instead of granulated sugar because this dissolves better and creates a much smoother glaze!
- Vanilla: This will add a tiny bit of flavor to the glaze.
Let’s Make Some Waffles!
These cinnamon roll waffles will be done in about 25 minutes! So cook them up for breakfast, brunch, or even dinner! They are amazing!
- Preheat waffle iron and mix dry ingredients: Preheat waffle iron. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and cinnamon.
- Whisk wet ingredients and combine: In a separate bowl whisk together eggs, buttermilk, vegetable oil, and vanilla. Add to the dry ingredients and combine.
- Bake waffles: Spray waffle maker with non stick spray and add ½ cup batter to center. Bake for 3-4 minutes or until waffles are golden brown.
- Make the cream cheese glaze: Beat together butter, cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla. Soften in the microwave for 20 seconds to pour easily over waffles.
Waffle Making Tips
If you want these cinnamon roll waffles to turn out just perfect, I have some tips for you! They are so simple and easy but make the biggest difference!
- Don’t overmix: We all want to mix the batter to get all of the lumps and bumps out! But… If you overmix the batter then it becomes sticky and will not cook up as well! Mix until combined and then be done!
- Don’t open the lid: I know that it’s tempting to open the lid and check to see how the waffles are doing while they are cooking… But don’t do it! It can cause your waffle to rip in half and then it will never cook up normally.
- How to know when a waffle is done: If you are resisting lifting up the lid too soon then you are probably wondering how you know that they are done then! Well, the key to this is watching the steam! There should be steam coming out of the waffle maker as you cook them up. Then, when the waffle is done, the steam will stop! Go ahead and open the lid when you see the steam stop and your waffle should be cooked to perfection!
Mix-in and Topping Ideas
These cinnamon roll waffles are perfect as is! But if you start to cook them up as much as I do, then you may want to add things in just to mix things up a little bit. Here are a few things that you could try!
- Mix-ins: You can try switching things up by putting things directly into the batter! Try some mini chocolate chips, sprinkles, shredded coconut or even some classic raisins!
- Toppings: If you love the batter how it is and just want to change out what you put on top, that’s super easy too! Try topping it with some berries, some chocolate sauce or mini chocolate chips. You could also try some sliced walnuts or almonds for a crunchy texture!
How to Store Leftovers
These cinnamon roll waffles are fantastic for freezing and saving for later! So, go ahead and eat all that you want now. In fact, you should just double the recipe while you are at it! The leftovers that come from this are SOO GOOD!
- Refrigerate: If you know that you are going to be eating them more during the week then you don’t need to freeze them! Just place them in an airtight container in your fridge. They will last 3-4 days in there!
- Freezer: If you are making these ahead of time or making extras to save for breakfast or dinner later, then freezing them works great! Let the waffles cool down and then arrange them on a baking sheet. Then, place the baking sheet in the freezer for 2 hours. (Freezing them beforehand helps them not to stick together!) After that, you can take the waffles out and put them into a (labeled with the date) airtight container or ziplock bag. They will last for 3-4 months in your freezer.
- Reheating frozen waffles: If you are reheating your waffles from frozen, go ahead and preheat your oven to 350 degrees farenheit. Place the waffles on a baking sheet that is lined with parchment paper and cook them for 10-15 minutes (or until cooked through). Or, if you are only cooking one or two at a time then go ahead and cook them right up in your toaster!
Mouthwatering Cinnamon Roll Waffles
- 2 cups flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 Tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon or more to taste
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Cream cheese glaze:
- 4 Tablespoons butter room temperature
- 2 ounces cream cheese softened
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat waffle iron. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and cinnamon.
In a separate bowl whisk together eggs, buttermilk, vegetable oil, and vanilla. Add to the dry ingredients and combine.
Spray waffle maker with non-stick spray and add ½ cup batter to center. Bake for 3-4 minutes or until the waffles are a golden brown color.
For the cream cheese glaze:
Beat together butter, cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla. Soften in the microwave for 20 seconds to pour easily over waffles.
Originally Posted on October 9, 2014
The Recipe Critic