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Gingerbread Pancakes with Fruit Topping

Wake 'em up Christmas morning with the delightful aroma of these fluffy pancakes. They've got a great gingerbread flavor and pretty fruit topping! Substitute boysenberry, blueberry or strawberry syrup for the maple syrup if you'd like a tasty change. —Michelle Smith, Sykesville, Maryland
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    3 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 6 tablespoons maple pancake syrup
  • 3/4 cup apple pie filling, warmed
  • 3 tablespoons dried cranberries


  • In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Combine the egg, milk, molasses and oil; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  • 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.
  • To serve, place two pancakes on each plate; drizzle with 2 tablespoons syrup. Top with 1/4 cup apple pie filling; sprinkle with cranberries.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 514 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 77mg cholesterol, 245mg sodium, 102g carbohydrate (52g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.

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  • NDachshund2
    Oct 30, 2013

    Since we love pancakes, we were eager to try the gingerbread pancakes. We will be making these again!!

  • kimmijo63
    Dec 18, 2012

    Made them this morning. My family loved them! Instead of apple pie topping, I warmed some cinnamon applesauce. It was a great compliment to the flavor!

  • jnjrok
    Dec 4, 2012

    Nice option for a special occasion breakfast.

  • Amy the Midwife
    Oct 6, 2012

    Good, but definitely needs salt. I sauteed apples with butter, brown sugar, a little lemon juice and corn starch, instead of using the apple pie filling.

  • jujubean79
    May 20, 2012

    I made these cakes without the fruit topping, just eating them traditionally with butter and warmed syrup. My husband and I thought they were really yummy and they smell so good while cooking! Next time I might add 1/8 tsp. of salt. But overall, really good.

  • MightySarah78
    Dec 26, 2011

    A pretty good recipe for our Christmas breakfast, but next time I would add 1/2 t. to a t. of salt.

  • jho2003
    Aug 16, 2011

    I like pumpkin pancakes much better. These were good but nothing special IMO.

  • Catgirl9696
    Feb 27, 2011

    It was very good I tried with the maple syrup but not with the apple pie filling, my family said it would have tasted better with vanilla icecream, but it was very good and I definiantly suggest giving this recipe a try!