Wake up to a festive Christmas breakfast with this delicious Gingerbread Pancakes recipe. They’re homemade and EASY to put together. You’ll taste all of the wonderful flavors of traditional gingerbread: ginger, cinnamon and molasses. You can prepare the batter ahead of time and make your pancakes in the morning. Fresh off the griddle, your family will be asking for a second helping.
Gingerbread is such a classic holiday flavor. The smell of gingerbread pancakes, cooking on the griddle, makes your kitchen smell amazing. You’ll taste the ginger and molasses, along with the touch of cinnamon. I like to make these all throughout the holiday season. However, you can prepare the batter ahead of time and then serve fresh.
My kids are the ones who started to ask for Christmas-themed breakfast recipes. They’re obsessed with the holiday and we use every chance we can to celebrate it – even at breakfast time. I used my Grandmother’s pancake recipe but added all of the traditional gingerbread spices to it.
The result is a light and fluffy pancakes that your family will love. Stay in your pajamas a bit longer, turn on a Christmas movie, and just relax. I hope these Gingerbread Pancakes bring your family together for the season, like they do for us. If you love the flavor, you might even enjoy them a bit beyond the holidays! There’s nothing wrong with that.
Looking for other Christmas breakfast recipes? I love a classic Overnight Brunch Casserole with hash browns, bacon and sausage. Another great way to enjoy the flavor of gingerbread is with Gingerbread Waffles.
How To Make Homemade Gingerbread Pancakes
Our whole family loves this recipe. You can make the ginger flavor a bit more strong, if you prefer, but it’s mild enough that kids love eating them too. As soon as Thanksgiving is over, our family starts to enjoy these pancakes. If we have a Christmas outing, like picking out our Christmas tree, I make a festive breakfast to kick off the day.
You can prep the pancake mix the night beforehand and you don’t need anything special to make them. I use our Cast Iron Stovetop Griddle and use the stovetop burners.
What To Serve With Gingerbread Pancakes
I like to serve them fresh off the griddle and individually plate them. We’ll put a bunch off toppings in the center for people to add. I decorated the top of these pancakes with candy decorations. On the side, I’ll make sausage links, bacon and eggs too. Here are some awesome topping ideas:
- Fresh Whipped Cream
- Apple Pie Filling
- Dried Cranberries
- Orange Zest
- Maple Syrup
- Brown Sugar
- Powdered Sugar
How To Prepare Gingerbread Pancakes Ahead Of Time
Pancakes are best when they’re hot. Sure you can reheat pancakes, but that isn’t the same. Mix the wet and dry ingredients together to create a batter. Keep the batter in the refrigerator overnight. Stir again in the morning and let it sit for a few minutes while the griddle warms. Then make your pancakes fresh and hot!
What You’ll Need From The Grocery Store:
- All-Purpose Flour
- Baking Powder
- Ground Cinnamon
- Ground Ginger
- Ground Allspice
- Canola Oil
- Non-Stick Cooking Spray
Step-By-Step Instructions To Make Your Pancakes
In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients.
In a smaller bowl, combine the egg, milk, molasses and oil.
Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until moistened.
Pour batter by 1/4 cup onto a hot griddle. Flip when bubbles start to form on the top. Cook until golden brown. Serve hot with toppings.
- 1 Cup All-Purpose Flour
- 2 Tablespoons Sugar
- 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Ginger
- 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Allspice
- 1 Egg
- 3/4 Cup Milk
- 2 Tablespoons Molasses
- 1 Tablespoon Canola Oil
- Non-Stick Cooking Spray
- Optional Toppings: Dried Cranberries, Syrup, Whipped Cream, Apple Pie Filling
1- In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. In a smaller bowl, combine the egg, milk, molasses and oil. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until moistened.
2- Pour batter by 1/4 cup onto a hot griddle. Flip when bubbles start to form on the top. Cook until golden brown.
3- Serve hot with toppings.
Make the batter ahead of time and keep it in the refrigerator until you're ready to make the pancakes.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 189Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 101mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 1gSugar: 21gProtein: 3g
**Nutrition is calculated by a third party. Actual values may vary.