Gingerbread Pancake Recipe.

Alternate title: the best pancakes you will ever eat in your entire life. Lofty statement, I know, but they are really that good. As a family we used to make overnight cinnamon buns every year for Christmas but slowly as we realized how much none of us really wanted those, we transitioned to making gingerbread pancakes. Not only are they delicious but they are festive!


Gingerbread Pancakes

Serves 2

1 cup whole wheat flour

1 tablespoon sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 tsp salt (optional)

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

dash of ground cloves

2 tablespoons molasses

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 cup skim milk (or soy or almond)

1 egg, lightly beaten

Mix all ingredients and cook on medium-high heat, flipping when the bubbles have disappeared from tops. Makes 6 pancakes.


If you add only 3/4 cup of milk instead of a full cup, you can make this recipe into waffles! Just remember to spray your waffle iron because this ish gets messy without it. Happy holiday eating! Just remember to get outside and go for a walk or something because pancakes aren’t the most protein and nutrient-dense breakfast. 😉

What do YOU have for breakfast on Christmas morning?

Best flavor of pancakes (until you try these obviously)?


  1. Mmmm, I want these right NOW!!!! I have a bunch of Flapjacked protein pancake mix to use up – Ima try adding spices & molasses to it. I hope they don’t suck.

    My Mom usually does a big breakfast spread of waffles, eggs, bacon, fruit salad & Baileys!

  2. Mmm I love gingerbread! These sound so festive and delicious. My favourite pancakes are these orange yogurt ones I’ve made a bunch of times from the Rebar cookbook. I’m not normally a big pancake person but they ones are so good!

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