Gingerbread Pancakes

I can scarcely believe that December is upon us. This past year simply flew by… oh-so-quickly. So, so quickly. Despite of this rather disheartening thought, I am quite eager for the holiday season to officially commence. Perhaps it has already? Yes… I suppose it has begun, hasn’t it? My family has yet to acquire a Christmas tree… therefore, I am not wholly immersed in the holiday spirit, as of the moment. I shall be reasonably soon, however – and once the Christmas baking has begun, my excitement for and anticipation of the big day will surely be exceedingly high.

Now… let us discuss December. The final month of the year. December is striped, peppermint candy canes, December is caroling cheerful Christmas music, December is batch after batch of sweet sugar cookies. December is joy. Purely joy. I adore it.

Ah, and gingerbread… my absolute favorite holiday treat. In pancake form.


{I shared this photograph on Instagram shortly after preparing these pancakes, a month or so ago. Initially, I was not satisfied with the image and did not intend to share the recipe…but it is December, and they are gingerbread – so, regardless of the plain photo, I hope you enjoy!}

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Gingerbread Pancakes

Yield: About 10 Pancakes

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 15 Minutes

Total Time: 25 Minutes

{ ingredients }

1 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour

1 Teaspoon Baking Powder

1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda

1/4 Teaspoon Salt

1/2 Teaspoon Ground Ginger

1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

1 Large Egg

1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

1/4 Cup Molasses

1 1/2 Cups Water

{ directions }

1) Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger, and cinnamon in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, beat the egg with the vanilla and molasses until smooth. Whisk in the water until it is fully incorporated.

2) Stir the flour mixture into the molasses mixture.

3) Heat a lightly-oiled  pan over medium-high heat on the stove. Drop the batter by spoonfuls into the pan and cook until bubbles form and the edges are dry. Flip, and cook on the other side. Repeat with the batter that remains.


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{ 8 Responses to “ }Gingerbread Pancakes”

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    Amanda — December 4, 2013 at 10:21 am

    These look delicious. I really love that warm spice taste that has become synonymous with the holidays. These pancakes really epitomize the spirit of the season. You’re an amazing photographer too! Thanks for sharing!

    • Abby — December 4th, 2013 @ 11:51 am

      Thank you so much, Amanda!

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    Rachel @ Bakerita — December 4, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    Mmm, gingerbread pancakes are the perfect thing to start the winter season off right 🙂 they look delicious!! Pinned!

    • Abby — December 4th, 2013 @ 1:32 pm

      Thanks so much, Rachel!! (and thanks for the pin, too! ) 🙂

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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — December 4, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    These are the perfect Christmas morning breakfast!

    • Abby — December 6th, 2013 @ 6:42 pm

      You’re totally right, Kayle… these would be SO perfect for Christmas morning!! Thanks for commenting 🙂

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    Carolyn — December 7, 2013 at 8:02 am

    I made this and they are absolutely delicious! It made it perfect for th Chritmas spirt mood I had:) I was wondering what would you recommend to dip it in? Regular pancake sirup just did’t seem to be the right thing.

    • Abby — December 7th, 2013 @ 2:06 pm

      Hi Carolyn, I’m so glad that you made and loved these pancakes! I actually used regular maple syrup myself, but if you would prefer something different here are a few suggestions…
      * Chocolate syrup
      * Buttermilk syrup
      * Icing (powdered sugar + a bit of milk and vanilla extract)
      You could find recipes on other blogs for alternatives, I am sure.
      Again… thanks so much!!!

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