Gingerbread Pancakes

Gingerbread PancakesI just realized I’ve posted 3 breakfast recipes in a row. I must have Christmas brunch on my mind! And since I’m thinking of it, if you’re looking for a delicious recipe for Christmas morning, you should definitely keep this one in mind. It combines classic pancakes with traditional gingerbread flavor -perfect for Christmas! Mike and I both really liked these. I’m more of a gingerbread fan than he is, but he voted them a 3.5 and ate enough of them to convince me that he liked them. They’re light and fluffy with a nice subtle flavor. I’ve already made them twice, and I’m wondering if I can fit them in again before Christmas. πŸ™‚

Gingerbread Pancakes


1-Β½ cup All-purpose Flour
Β½ cups Packed Dark Brown Sugar
Β½ Tablespoons Baking Powder
ΒΎ teaspoons Baking Soda
Β½ teaspoons Salt
Β½ teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
Β½ teaspoons Ground Ginger
β…› teaspoons Ground Nutmeg
ΒΌ teaspoons Ground Cloves
Β½ cups Water
Β½ cups Brewed Coffee, Room Temperature Or Cold
2 whole Large Eggs
ΒΌ cups (1/2 Stick) Melted, Cooled Butter
β…› cups Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice


Whisk together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices in a bowl. Whisk together water, coffee, eggs, butter, and lemon juice in a large bowl. Add flour mixture and whisk until just combined. Let stand 15 minutes (batter will thicken).

Brush a griddle or 12-inch non-stick skillet with oil and butter, heat over moderate heat until hot but not smoking.

Working in batches of 3 or 4, pour 1/4 cup batter per pancake onto hot griddle and cook until bubbles appear on surface and undersides are lightly browned, 1 to 2 minutes. Flip pancakes with a spatula and cook until cooked through and edges are lightly browned, 1 to 2 minutes more. Transfer to a platter and loosely cover with foil to keep warm. Brush griddle with oil between batches.

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  1. Yum!! Sounds sooo yummy.

  2. ooo! those look so kick butt! I will have to try!

  3. oh YUM! these sound amazing!

  4. I think this is a must! maybe even today…I love holiday geared food Thanks Megan!

  5. Oh my, those look delicious! Definitely adding it to my Christmas breakfast list.

  6. I LOVE gingerbread and in pancakes?! Divine.

  7. Oh gosh. These look too good. Too, too good.

  8. Jana – I hope you like them!

    amanda – I definitely think these will make a great Christmas breakfast πŸ™‚

  9. This looks like a wonderful item to have for breakfast. I like all of the sweet spices you added.

  10. We're HUGE pancake fans over here. These look fantastic. I actually think these in combo with the graham cracker pancakes I made last week would be AMAZING. Cookies for breakfast πŸ™‚

    I agree- I never use cookbooks any more. I always use google blog search!!

  11. I recently feel in love with gingersnaps and all things related. This sounds like a delicious Christmas morning breakfast! And we're in the same boat… I've been posting an awful lot of breakfast items too!

  12. Your blog is so cute!

  13. Oh, I love gingerbread pancakes! Your post reminded me of how wonderful they are. We serve ours with a homemade buttermilk syrup (sounds disgusting, but it's out of this world) and they are to die for! Thanks for the post!

  14. Oooh, these look fabulous! Will have to try them soon.

  15. I made these pancakes when I was staying with my family this Christmas. I didn't tell my sisters they were gingerbread because I thought it might scare them off. They were concerned with the brown color, thinking I may have smuggled in wheat flour, but I told them it was the cinnamon. Everyone loved them and we saved the extras in the fridge and reheated them for several days afterwards. This was a great Christmas recipe and I will make it again!

  16. Jacki C – I'm so glad you like these pancakes! Thanks for stopping back to let me know. πŸ™‚ I like that you disguised the fact that they were gingerbread…I've done the same thing before with my husband πŸ™‚

  17. I made these this morning! Amazing. But I think next time I make them they'll have more of the spices; I ended up putting a spice mixture as a topping along with applesauce and syrup.

  18. Kelsey – I'm so glad you liked them! I think your spice mixture/applesauce/syrup topping sounds wonderful!

  19. I just wanted to let you know that I made these a few days ago and they were delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

  20. Hi Megan. These are my favorite, go to gingerbread pancakes, the best I’ve found. I put my recipe card in a plastic sleeve since I make them so often and can find the recipe easily. I make them with half wheat flour and top with pure maple syrup, yummy! Thanks for the great recipe πŸ™‚

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