Gingerbread Pancakes

Gingerbread Pancakes

2 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 1998

These spicy gingerbread pancakes are delectable served with maple syrup, Vanilla Cream or Warm Lemon Sauce.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • ⅔ cup all-purpose flour
  • ⅔ cup whole-wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup molasses
  • ⅓ cup apple butter
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil


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  1. Whisk flours, ginger, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Whisk egg, buttermilk, molasses, apple butter and oil in another bowl, until smooth. Make a well in the dry ingredients; add wet ingredients and stir with a rubber spatula until just combined.
  2. Moisten a crumpled paper towel with oil and use it to lightly oil a large nonstick skillet over medium heat (or preheat an electric griddle to 375°F and lightly oil). Spoon about ¼ cup batter for each pancake onto the prepared pan and cook until bottoms are golden and small bubbles start to form on top, 3 to 4 minutes. Flip and cook until the other side is browned, 1 to 2 minutes. Lightly oil pan between batches. (Adjust heat as necessary for even browning.) Keep warm in the oven. Serve hot.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 253 calories; 4 g fat(1 g sat); 2 g fiber; 50 g carbohydrates; 6 g protein; 52 mcg folate; 33 mg cholesterol; 27 g sugars; 70 IU vitamin A; 1 mg vitamin C; 137 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 396 mg sodium; 550 mg potassium
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  • Exchanges: 3 other carbohydrate

Reviews 2

November 19, 2011
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By: CutePi314
Okay... Overall, not too bad. I added extra ginger and a smidge of nutmeg, but all I could really taste was the molasses. On the plus, they did make my whole apartment smell like gingerbread, and they had a nice airy texture. Maybe I will try again with less molasses and brown sugar instead. Pros: Smelled just like gingerbread Cons: Tasted almost exclusively like molasses
May 09, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
My friends now ask for these pancakes. I make them with a bananas foster-like sauce and it goes very well with the ginger cinnamon taste of the pancakes. This recipe is not for those who don't like gnger and molasses - like ginger snaps in a pancake form... I sometimes sneak in a little extra ginger. It is easy to burn them so be careful...
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