If your mornings could benefit from a little comfort food, Breakfast Republic’s cinnamon roll pancake recipe will hit the spot. It’s one of the San Diego restaurant’s top sellers.

Known for their innovative breakfast menu, bright colorful décor, and humor-cracking signage, Breakfast Republic continues to grow as San Diego’s breakfast destination for locals and visitors to flock to every morning.

The menu at all locations represents a collection of nostalgia-inspired dishes served with a twist to make them unique. Take the Shrimp & Grits Breakfast, for example, or the Breakfast Mac & Cheese. On the sweeter side, their pancake flights and French toast flights continue to fly out of the kitchen constantly, with flavor options such as Oreo Cookie, Cinnamon Roll, S’mores, and Lemon ‘n Coconut.

The cinnamon roll pancake recipe from Breakfast Republic restaurant in San Diego.

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Breakfast Republic's Cinnamon Roll Pancake Recipe

Breakfast Republic's Cinnamon Roll Pancake Recipe

Recipe is courtesy of Breakfast Republic.


Pancake Mix

  • 4 cup. Krusteaz pancake flour mix, ”˜Buttermilk' flavor
  • 1 ½ cup. whole milk
  • 2 whole eggs
  • ¼ cup white granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp. baking powder

Cinnamon Sauce

  • ¼ pound unsalted butter, melted
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup white granulated sugar


  • ½ cup. whole milk
  • ¼ cup. powdered sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract


  • ½ cup. chopped walnut pieces


  1. Add the pancake mix ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir together until they are well combined. Continue this step separately for the cinnamon sauce and the frosting.
  2. Using a 4oz. ladle, place the pancake mix on a low heat griddle.
  3. Add the cinnamon sauce in a circular shape before flipping the pancake.
  4. Cook for approximately 4 minutes.
  5. Top with frosting and walnuts.

With locations in North Park, Liberty Station, Encinitas, and more on the way, Breakfast Republic is raising feathers and taking over breakfast, one skillet at a time.

Get the recipe for San Diego's Breakfast Republic restaurant's most popular dish: Cinnamon roll pancakes.

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Katie Dillon is the managing editor of La Jolla Mom. She helps readers plan San Diego vacations through her hotel expertise (that stems from living in a Four Seasons hotel) and local connections. Readers have access to exclusive discounts on theme park tickets (like Disneyland and San Diego Zoo) and perks at luxury hotels worldwide through her. She also shares insider tips for visiting major cities worldwide, like Hong Kong, London, Paris, and Shanghai, that her family has either lived in or visits regularly (or both).

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