Gingerbread Pancakes

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gingerbread pancakes

I am posting this on a Friday in hopes that this will be the perfect solution for your weekend breakfast. These are incredibly tender and moist- sort of in the style of a Swedish pancake.

gingerbread pancakes

They are nicely spiced with the flavors of gingerbread and slightly sweet from the molasses and tangy from the buttermilk. They were such a nice twist on the original recipe for buttermilk pancakes, and I think they will become a favorite in our house during the chilly months in years to come.

gingerbread pancakes

My little elf was such a good helper!

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Gingerbread Pancakes, serves 4
(if you are hungry, double the recipe as it keeps well in the refrigerator over night)
-1 cup flour
-1 tsp salt
-1 tsp baking soda
-1 tsp cinnamon
-1 tsp ginger
-¼ tsp cloves
-¼ tsp nutmeg
-1 egg
-¼ cup molasses
-1½ cups buttermilk
-2 Tbs butter, melted

Butter and hot syrup for serving

Vegetable oil for frying

1) Preheat griddle to 375 degrees. If you are using a pan, wait until right before you are ready to cook, and then heat to medium-high.

2) In a medium bowl, gently whisk together the dry ingredients.

gingerbread pancakes

3) Make a well in the center and add the egg, molasses and the buttermilk and the butter. Whisk hard until everything is well combined and smooth.

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4) Add a few Tbs of oil to a large griddle or a few tsp of oil to a pan, (you are going to have to eyeball this to make sure they don’t stick). Pour your pancakes at whatever size you desire.

gingerbread pancakes

5) When they have been cooking a minute and the bubbles start to form on the surface of the batter, it is time to sprinkle the pancake with the fresh blueberries. Then flip the pancake with a spatula. Cook an additional minute or so, and then remove to a waiting plate.

gingerbread pancakes

6) Top with butter and syrup and enjoy immediately!

gingerbread pancakes

gingerbread pancakes

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  1. Vicki B says:

    Can your elf on a shelf get any cuter?! These pancakes are pure genius. Don’t think I can wait until this weekend.

  2. i’ve never had gingerbread pancakes but i’ll be dreaming of them now! these look like the perfect breakfast

  3. The spice in these must be fabulous!

  4. jenjenk says:

    i still salivate when i think of your pumpkin pancakes but I love gingerbread!! i can’t wait to give this a try!!!!!

  5. marla says:

    Your little elf is precious and these pancakes sound amazing!

  6. Holly says:

    I made these for my birthday breakfast. they are yummy! Kids who thought they didn’t like gingerbread loved them! thanks for a real treat.