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Gingerbread Pancakes

These Gingerbread Pancakes are soft, fluffy and SO flavourful!  With festive gingerbread flavour, these are perfect for holiday brunch!

If you’re looking for an easy and very festive breakfast idea, these Gingerbread Pancakes are perfect!  Rich with the flavours of gingerbread, these are a delicious addition to your breakfast table.  Serve with sprinkles of icing sugar and brown sugar, then drizzle with syrup.  They’re wonderful with dollops of whipped cream too.

a stack of Gingerbread Pancakes against a background of Bokeh light

Easy and tasty!

I don’t know about your home, but here in ours, pancakes are a breakfast staple.  We eat them all year round, including the holiday season.  And when things get festive around here so do our pancakes…eggnog pancakes anyone?  Or how about these Gingerbread Pancakes.  Yum.

a top down view of Gingerbread Pancakes drizzled with syrup. sitting on a background of plaid napkins

A perfect holiday breakfast treat, these pancakes are rich, flavourful and SO SO fluffy.  But it’s the delicious spices that make these pancakes so good…ground ginger, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg…all the spices that make up gingerbread.

a top down view of Gingerbread Pancakes drizzled in syrup, against a plaid background

Sprinkle it!

For a nice decorative touch I like to sprinkle our pancakes with icing sugar (confectioner’s sugar).  You don’t have to do this, but it definitely looks pretty. On these pancakes I also like to sprinkle a little bit of golden brown sugar…it adds a nice bit of crunch and flavour.

a top down view of Gingerbread Pancakes being sprinkled with icing sugar

And don’t forget the drizzles of syrup!

a side view of a stack of Gingerbread Pancakes sprinkled with icing sugar

A Cute Gingerbread Pancake Idea!

If you’re feeling really extra and want to make THE cutest gingerbread pancakes, use a gingerbread man cookie cutter to make little gingerbread cut outs. Totally not necessary, but totally adorable.

a Gingerbread Pancake with a gingerbread man cookie cutter in the middle

a Gingerbread Pancake on a plate with a gingerbread man cut out of the centre. background includes a stack of pancakes, a cup of coffee, a plaid napkin and a felt mini gingerbread man garland

A fun idea for kids of all ages!

Just put a gingerbread man cookie cutter out on the breakfast table and let the little ones make cut outs in their pancakes…I guarantee they will love it and will definitely eat their pancakes!

a Gingerbread Pancake on a plate with a gingerbread man cut out of the centre

a Gingerbread Pancake on a plate with a gingerbread man cut out of the centre. background includes a stack of pancakes, a cup of coffee, a plaid napkin and a felt mini gingerbread man garland

I hope you love these Gingerbread Pancakes as much as we do!  Enjoy.

a Gingerbread Pancake on a plate with a gingerbread man cut out of the centre. background includes a stack of pancakes, a cup of coffee, a plaid napkin and a felt mini gingerbread man garland

a Gingerbread Pancake on a plate with a gingerbread man cut out of the centre. background includes a cup of coffee and a felt mini gingerbread man garland

Gingerbread Pancakes Recipe Tips:

  • Molasses:  I like to use ‘Fancy’ molasses in this recipe…the flavour is mild and perfect for pancakes.
  • Brown Sugar:  Why did I add brown sugar?  I did this because molasses isn’t very sweet and the brown sugar adds a nice bit of sweetness to the pancakes.
  • Garnish:  Sprinkle with icing sugar, a bit of brown sugar and drizzle with syrup.
  • Side Dishes:  Make a Fruit Salad, and serve with bacon or sausages.
  • Leftovers:  You can freeze the leftovers.  I like to put small squares of parchment paper between the pancakes before I freeze them.
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Gingerbread Pancakes


  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 24 pancakes 1x

Description

These Gingerbread Pancakes are soft, fluffy and SO flavourful!  With festive gingerbread flavour, these are perfect for holiday brunch!


Ingredients

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  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cups buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 3 tbsp melted butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  1. In a bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl whisk together the eggs, buttermilk, molasses, melted butter, brown sugar, and vanilla.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
  4. Cook on a medium-high heat griddle, about 2-3 minutes each side, or until you see the bubbles popping in the pancakes.
  5. Sprinkle with icing sugar, a bit of brown sugar and drizzle with syrup.
  • Category: Breakfast

Keywords: gingerbread pancakes, pancakes

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Have a delicious day!

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