Gingerbread Pancakes Recipe
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Gingerbread Pancakes Recipe

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Christmas breakfast is extra festive when these fragrant spiced pancakes are on the menu. We've even made them in the shape of gingerbread men.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:3 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 3 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch ground cloves
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Maple syrup and whipped cream, optional

Nutritional Facts

3 each: 305 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 849mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 9g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Combine buttermilk, egg, molasses and oil; add to dry ingredients and mix well. Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a lightly greased hot griddle; turn when bubble form on top of pancake. Cook until second side is golden brown. Serve with syrup and whipped cream if desired. Yield: 8-10 pancakes.
Originally published as Gingerbread Pancakes in Country Woman Christmas Annual 1998, p12

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VictoriaElaine User ID: 3422096 236767
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2015

"This is the best gingerbread pancake recipe I've tried. Has an authentic gingerbread flavor. I followed the recipe exactly, except I left out the cloves. I got 8 pancakes out of it."

laecci User ID: 3718137 65252
Reviewed May. 19, 2012

"Flavourful and fluffy pancakes. I like to put a strawberry sauce on top; perfect for any breakfast whether it be Christmas or not."

l2bake User ID: 2030987 69485
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2011

"Delicious!! I made them this morning and served them with eggs and bacon."

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