Gingerbread Pancakes

So I’ve been asked for two holiday recipes.  I promised gingerbread and also peppermint.  Both I can personally vouch for are extremely delicious and actually I’ve been eating gingerbread for quite some now (Holiday or not).  I flipped a coin and chose to share gingerbread this week and peppermint next week.  Don’t hate on me too much.

Gingerbread pancakes have always been one of my favorite and I’ve actually made this recipe before and perfected it pretty well.  The key for gingerbread is adding the molasses which really hones into the gingerbread taste (which for me is a win).


1/2 cup flour (I’ve used peanut flour, white and wheat…mostly what I have on hand)

½-1 cup milk depending on your desired consistency of pancake (I like to add about ½ cup milk)

1 egg

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 tablespoon dark molasses

2 tsp cinnamon

2 tsp ground ginger

Sweetner to taste.  I like add about ½ cup of stevia cup for cup.  That may seem like a lot but I tend to aire on the sweeter side of life.

Add dry ingredients to wet and cook on a griddle.

I then like to top this recipe with greek yogurt because I think it really brings out the flavor for this particular pancake.  Warm syrup is also good but I normally top mine with both to begin with.   These are also part of the few pancakes I cannot vouch would make very good waffles due to the fact of the molasses, when I try it I’ll let you know.

Question for you:

  1. Gingerbred or peppermint?
  2. Best gingerbread treat?


  1. Gingerbread definitely. I never used to like it but it’s starting to grow on me and I really do like the taste of ginger in certain foods. The pancakes look incredible. I do not like peppermint-flavored food, though! Call me crazy.

  2. oo yum! I’m more of a peppermint person but I do love my ginger 🙂 you should try the new gingerbread holiday tea, it’s amazing!

  3. Peppermint! I am obsessed with mint anything! Gingerbread looks good too though 🙂 Hope you have a great week Hollie!

  4. Omggggggggggggggggggggggg, you just made my day! I am totally making these this weekend haha….and I am a gingerbread girl all the way…not as into peppermint, although I’ll have it on occasion 🙂

  5. So I don’t think I’ve eaten anything gingerbread related since last year, but all of a sudden I’m craving it big time 😛 I went through a phase where I kind of craved molasses like crazy, and I think it’s time to rekindle that addiction… either in pancake or cookie form.

  6. Gingerbread for me! I’m not really a fan of minty things, unless it’s mint chocolate.

    I think my favourite gingery food is something called Parkin that we have in the UK – I’m pretty sure it’s not around in the US, but basically it’s a really dense, hearty loaf/cake made with pinhead oatmeal, ginger and molasses. It’s real ‘stick to your ribs’ food and one slice is like eating a delicious brick 😉

    I hope your foot’s feeling better! I think the knee issue is very likely to be your shoes – I have to change my running shoes way more regularly than you’re meant to because I get knee and heel problems the instant they’re a bit worn down.

    1. I remember Parkin when I lived over in the UK!

      I’ve already felt a lot better (minus my wallet) since switching shoes. I think I have some residual pain but it will go away (at least I hope so).

  7. Peppermint is more of a dessert flavor for me. Or a flavor to end a meal. Gingerbread would be a MEAL for sure!! I choose Gbread! I love the iced cookies NOM!

  8. Gingerbread for sure! I had gingerbread pancakes at a breakfast joint on Friday and they were possibly the best thing I’ve eaten for the past couple months. Cannot wait to give this one a try.

  9. NOMMM these sound amazing, I have to make them! I’m definitely a gingerbread > > > > peppermint type of person. I think the only peppermint things I really like are peppermint ice cream (Edy’s FTW!) and peppermint hot cocoa. But as for flavors to make pancakes/breads/muffins/oatmeal etc, gingerbread is the OONLY way to go. Also better than pumpkin!

  10. Gingerbread AND peppermint? Do I have to choose? I choose pancakes 😛 Buttt I currently am still a bit #pumpkinobsessed…

    P.S. Seriously, we have to make the meet-up happen. It will be glorious. Fabulousness!

  11. Hmmmmm now that is a hard decision…..i can’t decide!!! i love gingerbread and peppermint too much!! i personally like to eat the gingerbread houses, they aren’t too sweet and have enough ginger flavor for me 🙂

  12. OMG those sound incredible! I am currently hooked on gingerbread coffee and these pancakes would be the perfect combo! This may be next weekends’ culinary challenge!

  13. GINGERBREAD is my favorite holiday ‘flavor’ of the season!!!
    I like it more than pumpkin spice…I cannot wait to get a Gingerbread Latte! I must make these soon, thanks for posting the recipe! 🙂

  14. Crunchy on the outside gooey on the inside ginerbread cookies are my favourite gingerbread treat. These pancakes sound FABULOUS. I love gingerbread, but to be honest, the only gingerbread experience I normally get through the holidays are my aunt’s nasty GB men that she makes. Dried and gross. She got really bad arthritis and announced that she won’t be making them this year and my cousin literally cheered outloud. It was SO hard not to laugh, but believe me, I wish I had cheered along with him!

  15. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this recipe!! I will be making this at sometime this week, and will definitely let you know how amazing they turn out =)

  16. I love gingerbread. My favourite has to be the German soft gingerbread biscuits with the soft icing. Heaven!!
    I never realised peppermint was Christmassy (hey, I’m British!) so I’m intrigued to try some of these peppermint recipes.

  17. I love peppermnt but these gingerbread pancakes look amazing!! I would drink them with my gingerbread coffee 🙂

  18. Gingerbread all the way! I have a rather large gingerbread man cookie every Christmas eve after the candlelight service at church 😀

  19. OH EM GEE, girl! Gingerbread is my favorite thing in the whole entire world. This makes me want you to come and make me pancakes in my 5×5 studio apartment.

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