Cinnamon Roll Syrup

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This Cinnamon Roll Syrup is sweet and buttery and tastes SO similar to a cinnamon roll! Perfect for waffles or pancakes.

Waffles with syrup

Yesterday, I got back from Las Vegas as part of a fun girl’s trip and my husband got back from his Army training! Yay! My little family is back together again. It always does my heart good to see how much my kids love and miss their Dad so, to have him home is wonderful!

Since I’m just getting settled back in, I thought I’d share this quick recipe to go with my updated Instant Pancake and Waffle Mix.

I originally made this syrup recipe because I started making waffles for my daughter and her friends who were having a slumber party and didn’t realize I didn’t have any maple syrup.

You guys, the horror that happens when little 6 year olds don’t get maple syrup is a literal tragedy. But I think it could have had something to do with the overall lack of sleep.

Thankfully my quick mind came up with this syrup recipe and I shuffled around to make this Cinnamon Roll Syrup in a snap.

1000 times better than maple syrup! It’s sweet, buttery and tastes SO similar to a cinnamon roll!

If you’re going to be making pancakes, waffles or anything that requires a drizzle of something sweet, this is the recipe you need! Very basic ingredients and tastes incredible. My daughter and her friends {and Blake} snarfed their breakfast down.

Waffles with syrup

Waffles with syrup

Cinnamon roll syrup

This recipe makes a lot, so you can keep the extras in an air tight container in the fridge. Just reheat gently to use again and again.

Have a great day, friends!

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5 from 2 votes

Cinnamon Roll Syrup

This Cinnamon Roll Syrup is sweet and buttery and tastes SO similar to a cinnamon roll! Perfect for waffles or pancakes.
servings 2 cups of syrup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup salted butter cut into pats
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Measure brown sugar and water into a medium pot and place over medium high heat. Bring to boil and reduce heat to a moderate simmer and cook 4 minutes.
  • Turn burner to low and whisk in butter, 1 pat at a time until completely melted. Remove from heat and stir in cinnamon and vanilla {mixture will bubble violently with the addition of vanilla fyi}.
  • Serve warm over waffles or pancakes.



Calories: 1254kcal | Carbohydrates: 218g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 29g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 475mg | Potassium: 293mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 214g | Vitamin A: 1418IU | Calcium: 216mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cinnamon Roll Syrup

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  1. Joanne

    Will the butter separate from this once cooled? I would like to make it and give as Christmas gifts. Doesn’t look quite as appetizing with a chunk of hardened butter on top.

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  3. Maegan Gardner Hemphill

    This was so delicious! Is there anything I can do to make it thicker? Mine was a very watery consistency. Thank you!

  4. Rachelle

    My three year old daughter loves this syrup! She won’t eat her pancakes without it. It makes any pancake recipe taste just like cinnamon rolls. Thank you for sharing!

  5. Jolene Snyder

    Just made this, thank you for the recipe, it was amazing! I was wondering should you refrigerate it to store it or keep it at room temperature? How long is its shelf life? Thank you again!

  6. Tiffany

    When you reheat the syrup, what method do you use to reheat and do you reheat the whole jar or pour some out to reheat? I’m making this along with your instant pancake mix for my son’s preschool teachers for a Christmas gift and want to put instructions on the jar for them 🙂 Thank you!

    1. Lauren

      I would add it to some hot water on the stove or even hot tap water to slowly warm through. If there is metal on your jar, I wouldn’t recommend microwaving it.

  7. Candice

    Hi. Just wondering where you got the adorable jars for the pancake mix and if you have any ideas on where to purchase bottles for the syrup. I think this would be a great Christmas gift. Thank you so much for all the wonderful recipes and sharing your sweet family. Love it. It just brightens the day. God Bless and wishing you and loved ones a Blessed Christmas.

  8. Meghan

    Oh this sounds dreamy. I have a 5 year old so I totally get how disastrous it is to run out of syrup. Funny how crazy those little humans can get over things.

  9. Heather

    Shayna! Maybe you’ll see this shoutout on your sisters blog. I’ve been working on the fair this year and have been remembering (drooling) over the thought of the sugar cookies you demonstrated last year. You and your sister must have some pretty amazing culinary genes running around. You are amazing!