Fluffy Gingerbread Pancakes | Formidable Kitchen

I’m so excited to carry you fluffy, cozy, completely spiced gingerbread pancakes in your vacation morning brunch. I do know we aren’t all celebrating like we usually would, but it surely’s necessary to nonetheless take a second to attach, get artistic and create one thing pleasurable (and scrumptious!). These fluffy gingerbread pancakes made me so ridiculously completely happy, particularly when drizzled with pure maple syrup and paired with a cup of espresso. 

So right here’s what I need you to do: make your self a enjoyable brunch together with these pancakes (possibly with a facet of those turkey breakfast patties + crispy breakfast potatoes), throw on Residence Alone, The Grinch or Santa Claus, and sip one thing heat whilst you’re wrapped in a blanket. Take pleasure in your day. You should!

Now let’s get to the deliciousness…

stack of fluffy gingerbread pancakes on a plate next to pumpkins

What you’ll have to make gingerbread pancakes

These more healthy gingerbread pancakes are full of scrumptious, cozy flavors with out utilizing any refined sugars. We’re maintaining them entire wheat but nonetheless oh so completely fluffy! Right here’s what it’s essential make them:

  • Flour: I used whole wheat pastry flour to provide these pancakes a wholesome dose of entire grains.
  • Baking staples: you’ll need to add baking powder (not soda) to maintain these pancakes fluffy, and a little bit of salt & vanilla extract for taste.
  • Cozy spices: we’re utilizing cinnamon, ground ginger and allspice to provide these gingerbread pancakes that heat cozy style.
  • Eggs: you’ll want one egg on this pancake recipe.
  • Sweeteners: we’re utilizing some organic molasses and coconut sugar to naturally sweeten these gingerbread pancakes. Just some tablespoons to get them completely flavored.
  • Milk: be at liberty to make use of any milk you’d like (I normally use dairy free) so as to add moisture to the batter.
  • Toppings & mix-ins: these fluffy gingerbread pancakes are scrumptious topped with pure maple syrup, whipped cream and even candied nuts! Be happy to combine in some nuts and even chocolate chips.

pouring molasses into a bowl for gingerbread pancakes

The magic + well being advantage of molasses

For those who’ve by no means baked with molasses earlier than you might be in for a TREAT as a result of it’s:

  • Naturally full of iron, vitamin B6, potassium, calcium and magnesium. Actually, do you know that 1 tablespoon of molasses has 20% of your every day iron wants?
  • Wonderful in baked items and even savory marinades, BBQ sauces and chilis!
  • Excellent for making ginger cookies, gingerbread and all the time a vacation baking staple in my cabinet.

healthy gingerbread pancakes in a stack on a plate

Ideas for making gingerbread pancakes

You should definitely get all of my suggestions & methods for making one of the best pancakes (plus a video) right here! For the fundamentals, bear in mind these:

  • When you’ve melted your coconut oil be certain that it’s cool to the contact (not sizzling) earlier than mixing it in with the opposite substances, in any other case it’s going to coagulate the egg. You may as well be at liberty to make use of melted butter!
  • Don’t overmix your batter! It will lead to a gummy pancake texture.
  • Cook dinner your pancakes over medium warmth in order that they prepare dinner evenly. For those who flip your pancakes and they look like cooking too quick, be at liberty to scale back the temp to medium-low in order that they don’t burn.

top-down view of a stack of ginger pancakes with butter and maple syrup

The way to preserve pancakes heat

For those who’re serving these for Christmas morning or a winter brunch, you may really make these gingerbread pancakes forward of time and preserve them heat within the oven! Merely place your oven at 200 levels F, add your pancakes to a baking sheet or oven-safe plate, and place them within the oven till you’re able to serve.

The way to freeze pancakes

If you wish to make these more healthy gingerbread pancakes forward of time and serve them at a later date, you may place the pancakes on a baking sheet in order that they aren’t touching and place them within the freezer for half-hour (that is known as a flash freeze), then place them in freezer safe bags or containers and freeze for as much as 3 months. As soon as able to reheat, merely add pancakes to a plate and microwave for 30-60 seconds or till heat.

stack of gingerbread pancakes on a plate with a bite cut out

Extra scrumptious pancake recipes

Get all of our wonderful waffle & pancake recipes right here!

I hope you’re keen on these straightforward, wholesome gingerbread pancakes! For those who make them make sure you go away a remark & a score so I understand how you appreciated them. Take pleasure in, xo!

Fluffy Gingerbread Pancakes

stack of gingerbread pancakes on a plate next to mini pumpkins

Extremely fluffy gingerbread pancakes made with entire wheat flour, heat spices and deliciously candy molasses. These more healthy gingerbread pancakes are dairy free, completely spiced, oh so fluffy and the right vacation brunch!


  • Dry substances:
  • 1
    entire wheat pastry flour or white entire wheat flour (or use all function flour*)
  • 2
    baking powder
  • 3/4
  • 3/4
  • 1/4
  • 1/4
  • Moist substances:
  • 1
  • 3
  • 1
    coconut sugar
  • 1
    vanilla extract
  • 1
    non dairy milk (I used unsweetened almond milk)
  • 2
    melted & cooled coconut oil or melted butter


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk collectively entire wheat pastry flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, allspice and salt. Put aside.

  2. In a separate giant bowl, whisk collectively the egg, molasses, coconut sugar, vanilla extract and milk. Add dry substances to moist substances and blend with a spoon till simply mixed. Gently stir in melted coconut oil or melted butter. Don’t overmix the batter.

  3. Frivolously coat a big nonstick skillet or griddle with coconut oil or butter and place over medium warmth. Drop batter by 1/3 cup onto skillet and unfold out a bit with a spoon if vital. Cook dinner till bubbles seem on prime, about 2 minutes.

  4. Flip desserts and prepare dinner till golden brown on underside, 2 minutes. Wipe the skillet clear and repeat with extra coconut oil (or butter) and remaining batter. It’s possible you’ll want to scale back the warmth to medium low or low after the primary batch to stop burning. Serves 4, 2 pancakes every. Prime with butter and/or pure maple syrup.

Recipe Notes

*For those who use all function flour and discover that the pancake batter is just too skinny, be at liberty so as to add 1-2 tablespoon extra all function flour.


Servings: 4 servings

Serving dimension: 2 pancakes

Energy: 253kcal

Fats: 9.6g

Saturated fats: 6.1g

Carbohydrates: 38.4g

Fiber: 4.5g

Sugar: 10.9g

Protein: 5.8g

This publish was initially printed on December thirteenth, 2020, and republished on December twenty second, 2021.

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