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Gingerbread Pancakes (And Another Giveaway)

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December 5th, 2008 · Print Print

I am very proud to say that these were my fiance’s creation. Or, well, his inspiration, my creation.

Because he has learned exactly what he needs to do to get me to make him a certain recipe. He doesn’t say, “Can you make me gingerbread pancakes?” Oh no.

He says, “You know what you should make for your blog? Gingerbread pancakes.”

And he knows me far too well, because very soon after that suggestion crossed my path, he was sitting down to a home-cooked brunch of, well, gingerbread pancakes.

I’m posting these now because they would be the most perfect Christmas-morning breakfast that I can possibly imagine. They don’t take too long to make, they’ll easily feed a crowd of friends and relatives if you double or triple the recipe, and they are so gingerbready, comforting and (dare I say?) seasonal.

And last, but not least, I have some Kardea bars to give away. I was sent these through a friend of my father, who owns the company, and they’re awesome and super healthy — low in saturated fat and salt, cholesterol free, and full of fiber and vegetarian protein (the banana nut is also vegan, so let me know if that’s your preference).

To win, just post a comment before Friday, Dec 12, and I’ll choose three random winners to receive a sample bar!

Gingerbread Pancakes

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/4 cups milk
1 egg
1/4 cup dark molasses
2 tbsp canola oil

In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and spices. Set aside. In a second bowl, whisk together milk, egg, molasses, salt and canola oil. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ones and mix to combine.

Heat a lightly oiled frying pan over medium high heat. Pour the batter onto the griddle in 1/4 cups, and cook for about 2-3 min per side.

Makes about 6 large pancakes.


Tags: Breakfast and Brunch · food

53 responses so far ↓

  • 1 coco // Dec 5, 2008 at 7:16 am

    I’ve been craving ginger all this month, maybe it’s because its the holiday season! So, thanks for sharing a great recipe for ginger!!!

  • 2 maris // Dec 5, 2008 at 8:12 am

    These look delicious! I have been wanting to make pumpkin pancakes but never got around to it so these will be perfect for December

  • 3 Kristen // Dec 5, 2008 at 8:13 am

    You know what would be perfect for your blog?  Another dinner party.  But only on a weekend that I’m in town :) (Did this suggestion work? wink).

    These look yummy!

  • 4 jessi m. // Dec 5, 2008 at 8:14 am

    yum! i was thinking homemade doughnuts for christmas morning…but i may have to re-think that after seeing these!!

  • 5 Erin // Dec 5, 2008 at 8:15 am

    These look so good!  I love gingerbread :) This looks like the perfect Christmas morning breakfast!

  • 6 joanna // Dec 5, 2008 at 8:16 am

    Wow, these pancakes look awesome. I think I know what’s for breakfast Saturday…

  • 7 Emily // Dec 5, 2008 at 8:46 am

    these look wonderful…it pains me that i did not steal them from your freezer when i was dog-sitting for you!! after i had eaten the majority of the cookies you had made, i felt as though i didn’t deserve pancakes for breakfast!!  Anyhow, it seems to me that your blog could benefit from you making these a second time on christmas morning…
    let’s see if what worked for chad will work for me!!

  • 8 Emily // Dec 5, 2008 at 8:49 am

    p.s. i just read about the kardea bars…they sound incredible!! it is unbelievable how many energy bars out there are full of gross ingredients…these on the other hand have beyond lovely ingredients…i like the packaging too!!  i could use one tomorrow mid lsat…

  • 9 ttfn300 // Dec 5, 2008 at 8:51 am

    your blog would love these :) hehe, glad he inspired you!

    those bars sure are making the rounds, i’d love to try them!

  • 10 megan // Dec 5, 2008 at 9:09 am

    I can imagine the smell, drifting through the house on Christmas morning. These sound wonderful. Thanks to the hubby for the idea. Tell him your blog loved them!

  • 11 Haley // Dec 5, 2008 at 9:23 am

    I’m sure these will make our Christmas morning table… or maybe New Years Day brunch?

  • 12 Laura // Dec 5, 2008 at 9:36 am

    I think it might be the other way around for me–I’m going to try to convince my boyfriend to make these for me!

  • 13 Pearl // Dec 5, 2008 at 9:39 am

    that looks so good!  and what a smart fiance!

    i’ve never had anything gingerbreadish.. so i’m wondering how that will taste..  is it super ginger-y?

  • 14 Ellen // Dec 5, 2008 at 10:12 am

    Love this idea for pancakes! And I’ve been eying those Kardea bars. I would love to try one.

  • 15 Mary // Dec 5, 2008 at 10:13 am

    These pancakes look wonderful! I’m bookmarking them! :)

    And please don’t pick me for the bars. I can’t eat soy proteing. :(

  • 16 LB // Dec 5, 2008 at 11:26 am

    The pancakes look fabulous!

  • 17 Alana // Dec 5, 2008 at 11:36 am

    My roommate and boyfriend have also learned that sentences beginning with “you know what you should make for your blog…” or ending with “…and then you can blog about it” are the secret magic words that will get me to make anything, even things I never had any interest in making before.

  • 18 zestycook // Dec 5, 2008 at 11:51 am

    The Pancakes look amazing.  Great work.


  • 19 VeggieGirl // Dec 5, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    I’m glad he suggested those pancakes, because they look PHENOMENAL!!

  • 20 Emily // Dec 5, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    I could use a Kardea bar to flush out my system after the holidays and the stack of gingerbread pancakes I’ll be eating!

  • 21 Rita // Dec 5, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    My husband loves pancakes, but for his (and mine) disapointment, I NEVER managed to make them properly. I either burn, brake or they come out looking like anything but pancakes…. Whenever I learn to make them, I will sure make those, they sound so yummy.

  • 22 Ingrid // Dec 5, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    I love the gingerbread flavor!  It’s so spicy, warm, and festive.  I wonder about using a bit of fresh grated or chopped candied ginger in these beautiful pancakes?

  • 23 Rachel // Dec 5, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    Ah, wow this is a great idea. I think I’ll make them on Christmas morning, but use pancake mix to save even more time. :)

    P.S Thank you for replying to my comment, I thought that was really great.

  • 24 Angie // Dec 5, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    Ohhh…. those look good.  We may have to try them this weekend, you know, to test them out before company comes.  :)

  • 25 MRM // Dec 5, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    Mmm, the molasses makes these look especially good.  All the gingerbread/cinnamon/pumpkin spice-type recipes are one of the best parts of this time of year, in my opinion.

  • 26 Katherine Moore // Dec 5, 2008 at 10:55 pm

    those look SO good!

  • 27 Susan from Food Blogga // Dec 6, 2008 at 9:17 am

    I’m so glad your fiance suggesting you post on gingerbread pancakes. Clearly, he’s a keeper. ;)

  • 28 Sean // Dec 6, 2008 at 9:26 am

    Looks good! Your other pancakes were awesome and I can’t want to try this recipe

  • 29 Jennifer // Dec 6, 2008 at 10:04 am

    Yum Yum Yum. I now know what we’re having for breakfast this morning.

  • 30 Janet // Dec 6, 2008 at 10:50 am

    Looks yummy! :)

  • 31 Dinneen // Dec 6, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    Wow, I just found your blog today Katy and I must say I’m impressed.  On top of that, there’s a contest!  Awesome.

    Your pancakes sound wonderful!  I’m definitely going to try them.  I’ll substitute half of the flour for whole-wheat flour, as I find (an my clients find) that it keeps you fuller longer.  And the gingerbread will keep them tasty & yummy!

    Thanks Katy.  I love what you’ve got going on here with your blog.  I’ll be back :)

  • 32 Micki // Dec 6, 2008 at 6:49 pm

    Love your blog.  Your recipes are always so tempting.  The one’s I’ve tried are delicious.

  • 33 RecipeGirl // Dec 6, 2008 at 7:13 pm

    That’s so funny… I just made gingerbread pancakes the other day.  We loved them!

  • 34 Nirvana // Dec 6, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    These pancakes look fabulous!  I love anything with ginger… these are definitely going on my “to do list”. Thanks for sharing it Katy :)

  • 35 DiElla // Dec 6, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    Tomorrow is Sunday, a perfect day for these.

  • 36 Michelle // Dec 7, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    Sure, the gingerbread pancakes look absolutely delicious, but can you build a house out of them? ;-)

    I have some time off from work at the end of the month.  Let’s try to finally get together!

  • 37 Shaheen // Dec 8, 2008 at 11:56 am

    the pancakes look so good. You should listen to your fiance more often ;)

  • 38 stephchows // Dec 8, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    Mmmm these sound delicious! I will have to give these a try next weekend! Oh and I used the spice depot grinder this weekend to top off some roasted brussels sprouts, they were delicious! :)

  • 39 megan // Dec 8, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    Gingerbread is my favorite flavor to indulge in during the holiday season. Gingerbread cookies, coffee, icecream, you name it :) I can’t wait to try these pancakes!

  • 40 Katy // Dec 9, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    Mmmmmm, those pancakes look fabulous! Perfectly Christmas-y!

    And those banana nut bars sound yummy too!

  • 41 Jennie // Dec 9, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    Mmm, those look tasty!  Isn’t it fun thinking up something and just making it, no recipes?  I think so.

  • 42 Rob // Dec 10, 2008 at 12:40 am

    I made these last night and they’re fantastic!!! Note: I did find that I needed more milk. The original mixture was a little too thick… YUM!

  • 43 karmel // Dec 10, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    these look great. I’ll have to test them out on guests around the holidays.

  • 44 Nicole // Dec 10, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    Thanks for posting all these delicious recipes!

  • 45 Catherine // Dec 10, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    Those look fantastic and very seasonal right now…  I’ve never tried Kardea bars but my brother-in-law is obsessed!

  • 46 heather // Dec 11, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    they look delicious!  i keep debating between gingerbread pancakes and gingerbread french toast stuffed w eggnog cream for christmas morning brunch.  it’s such a tough decision!

  • 47 Chris // Dec 12, 2008 at 7:03 pm

    Thanks for the opportunity!  those look delicious!

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  • 49 Jen // Feb 15, 2009 at 7:56 am

    I made these this morning. I’m a huge fan of anything with ginger, especially gingersnaps and gingerbread. That said, I would change a few things as I felt the flavor was too subtle. I added an extra 1/4 cup because my batter was too thick as well. In future versions, I would probably double the spices, definitely sift the baking powder, and maybe throw in a tablespoon of raw sugar or crystallized ginger. This morning I ended up sprinkling each pancake with cinnamon before drizzling on maple syrup. It made a big difference. Thanks for sharing your recipe! It’s such a great idea.

  • 50 Jen // Feb 15, 2009 at 7:58 am

    Woops! I meant to write that I added an extra 1/4 cup of milk.

  • 51 Laurel C. // Apr 21, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    i love gingerbread pancakes.  i usually cheat with pancake mix and just wing it.  i just add molasses and spices till it smells right :D

  • 52 heather // Jan 30, 2010 at 8:04 am

    Loved these…I’ve been looking for a good recipie for a while.  These were nice and spicy!  I turn down the heat on my stove to medium low…but the 1/4 cup size was perfect for about 15 smaller pancakes.

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