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Gingerbread Pancakes with Lemon Syrup Recipe

My daughter's family enjoyed gingerbread pancakes at a restaurant and decided to serve them at home. The lemon syrup is a nice change from maple syrup. —Noreen Larson, Wainwright, Alberta
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:5 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/4 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • LEMON SYRUP:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, whisk the egg, milk, molasses and oil. Add to the dry ingredients; beat just until blended.
  • 2. Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a greased hot griddle. Turn when bubbles form on top of pancake; cook until the second side is golden brown.
  • 3. For syrup, combine the sugar, cornstarch and nutmeg in a saucepan. Stir in water until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat. Stir in the butter, lemon juice and peel. Serve with pancakes. Yield: 10 pancakes (1-1/3 cups syrup).

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 417 calories, 16 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 357 mg sodium, 62 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 7 g protein.