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

Ruth Cousineau
Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 1998


Recipe Summary

45 mins
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  • 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.

  • 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 degrees F and lightly oil). Spoon about 1/4 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 Facts

253 calories; protein 5.7g; carbohydrates 49.8g; dietary fiber 2.3g; sugars 27.4g; fat 4.1g; saturated fat 0.8g; cholesterol 32.6mg; vitamin a iu 70.4IU; vitamin c 0.5mg; folate 52.5mcg; calcium 137mg; iron 2.8mg; magnesium 93.5mg; potassium 550.4mg; sodium 395.7mg; thiamin 0.2mg.

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Rating: 4 stars
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... Read More
Rating: 3 stars
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 Read More