Gingerbread Pancakes with Apple Topping Recipe
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Gingerbread Pancakes with Apple Topping Recipe

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I grew up eating these every Christmas morning. When the smell of spices reached our rooms, we knew the big day had arrived. —Dana Glasser, West Sand Lake, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
MAKES: 9 servings


  • 2 large apples, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/3 cup canola oil

Nutritional Facts

2 pancakes with about 1/3 c. apple topping: 523 calories, 21g fat (8g saturated fat), 79mg cholesterol, 419mg sodium, 76g carbohydrate (40g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, cook apples in butter over medium heat for 6-8 minutes or until tender. Combine sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle over apples; stir to coat. Remove from the heat. Stir in vanilla and keep warm.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, molasses and oil. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  3. Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a greased hot griddle; turn when bubbles form on top. Cook until the second side is golden brown. Serve with apple topping. Yield: 18 pancakes (3 cups apple topping).
Originally published as Gingerbread Pancakes with Apple Topping in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2012, p28

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Rhoni347 User ID: 6294550 257301
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2016

"I would call them apple pie pancakes. Not much ginger in them - but so much yum. Will definitely make again. Mine turned out much darker than the picture though from the molasses. Just fyi, not an issue for us."

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