Gingerbread Pancakes

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Make these light, soft, and fluffy Gingerbread Pancakes this holiday season. These are loaded with warm winter flavors and come together in under 30 minutes.

Here are some more gingerbread recipes that you may like – Gingerbread Latte, and Gingerbread Mug Cake.

Gingerbread pancakes served on a plate.
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About Gingerbread Pancakes

These Fluffy Gingerbread Pancakes are light and soft and will remind you of gingerbread cookies. These are surely a treat for your tastebuds, that you will not be able to resist!

I used old-fashioned pancake batter and spiked it with warm winter spices and molasses to make this holiday favorite breakfast.

Although these pancakes are perfect for Christmas morning breakfast, you can make them for any special occasion at any time of the year.

These come together in under 30 minutes using simple ingredients. Double or triple the gingerbread pancake recipe if making for a crowd.

Here are some more pancake recipes that you may like

Ingredients

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Flour – Classic pancakes are made using all-purpose flour as it makes them soft and fluffy. You can use healthy alternatives such as white whole wheat flour or gluten-free flour, but the texture will be a little dense as compared to the all-purpose flour ones.

Spices – The addition of warm spices (gingerbread spices) such as ground ginger, ground nutmeg, ground cinnamon, and ground cloves gives these pancakes warm winter flavors.

Molasses – Gingerbread pancakes are sweetened with blackstrap molasses. It gives them a very earthy and smoky flavor.

No molasses? Just replace it with dark brown sugar, honey, or maple syrup.

Others – You will also need baking powder, baking soda, salt, vanilla extract, milk (full-fat milk, skim milk, or plant-based milk), eggs, and unsalted butter.

Variations – You can add chocolate chips, orange zest, and nuts like walnuts, pecans, etc to the pancake mix.

You can replace the gingerbread spices with pumpkin pie spice too.

How To Make Gingerbread Pancakes

In the large jar of a blender, combine

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 and ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 and ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 and ½ cups milk
  • ¼ cup melted and cooled unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup dark molasses.
All the ingredients added to a blender.

Blend until everything comes together. Do not over blend otherwise, the pancakes will turn out hard.

Smooth batter made.

Heat a non-stick pan or a griddle over medium heat. Once the pan is hot, brush it with melted butter.

Pan brushed with butter.

Pour ¼ cup of batter into the center of the pan and let it flow on its own.

Batter poured in the pan.

Cook until the underside is golden and bubbles begin to appear on the surface (30-40 seconds).

Bubbles forming.

Flip and cook for 10-15 seconds on the other side and then remove the pancake to a plate. Repeat with the remaining batter.

Serve with honey, maple syrup, chocolate sauce, fruit, ice cream, or frozen yogurt, or enjoy plain!

Ready gingerbread pancakes.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to keep gingerbread pancakes warm?

Place the cooked pancakes on a baking sheet or any oven-safe platter in a 170°F preheated oven until they are ready to serve. It will keep them warm without cooking them further.

How to make vegan gingerbread pancakes?

To make these vegan, replace dairy milk with any plant-based milk (coconut milk, oat milk, almond milk, or soy milk), regular butter with vegan butter, olive oil, or coconut oil, and eggs with plain yogurt or flax seeds paste.

How to make this recipe giftable?

It is a great recipe to gift your loved ones for the holidays. Just mix all the dry ingredients together and fill them in a mason jar. Tie it with a nice ribbon and your lovely DIY Christmas food gift is ready. Make sure to include the measurements of the wet ingredients.

Serving Suggestions

For the best taste, serve the pancakes hot right from the pan.

This is my to-go dish for Christmas breakfast You can also serve these for breakfast or brunch.

Pour a generous drizzle of maple syrup, honey, chocolate sauce, or butter on top. You can also top these with whipped cream, fresh-cut fruits, frozen yogurt, and some sprinkles.

Whisk the cream with some gingerbread spice for a more profound gingerbread taste.

You can also top these fluffy pancakes with molasses spiked with some cinnamon. To make cinnamon molasses you will need ½ cup maple syrup, 2 tablespoon dark molasses, and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon. Mix everything well and your cinnamon molasses is ready.

Storage Suggestions

You can store the pancake batter for 2 to 5 days in the refrigerator in an air-tight container. Bring it to room temperature before making the pancakes.

Store the leftover pancakes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. Microwave until warm before serving.

You can also freeze these in a freezer bag or an airtight container for 3-4 months. Thaw, warm, and serve.

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Make these light, soft, and fluffy Gingerbread Pancakes this holiday season. These are loaded with warm winter flavors and come together in under 30 minutes.
5 from 2 votes

Soft and Fluffy Gingerbread Pancakes Recipe

Make these light, soft, and fluffy Gingerbread Pancakes this holiday season. These are loaded with warm winter flavors and come together in under 30 minutes.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 people

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 and ½ teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 and ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 and ½ cups milk (whole, skim, low fat or plant-based)
  • ¼ cup melted and cooled unsalted butter (plus for cooking)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup dark molasses
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Instructions 

  • In the large jar of a blender, combine all the ingredients.
  • Blend until everything comes together. Do not over blend otherwise, the pancakes will turn out hard.
  • Heat a non-stick pan or a griddle over medium heat.
  • Once the pan is hot, brush it with melted butter.
  • Pour ¼ cup of batter in the center of the pan and let it flow on its own.
  • Cook until the underside is golden and bubbles begin to appear on the surface (30-40 seconds).
  • Flip and cook for 10-15 seconds on the other side and then remove the pancake on a plate. Repeat with the remaining batter.
  • Serve with honey, maple syrup, chocolate sauce, fruit, ice cream, or frozen yogurt, or enjoy plain!

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Notes

To make these vegan, replace dairy-milk with any plant-based milk, butter with olive oil, and eggs with plain yogurt or flax seeds paste.

Nutrition

Calories: 302kcal, Carbohydrates: 45g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 77mg, Sodium: 278mg, Potassium: 510mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 12g, Vitamin A: 349IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 158mg, Iron: 3mg
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