Gingerbread Pancakes

Merry Christmas everyone!!

Still stumped on what to make for breakfast today?  I have for you a simple, holiday breakfast that will please the kids and adults of all ages in your family.

Gingerbread Pancakes

These are my Gingerbread Pancakes made with cinnamon, cloves, ginger and molasses to give it the gingerbread flavor.  These pancakes are not overly sweet, but I found them to be perfect.  They are light, fluffy and healthy for you!!!   It seems whenever there is a holiday, my mind gravitates towards making pancakes.  I think pancakes are a happy food!

Gingerbread Pancakes

This batch makes six scant 1/4 cup size pancakes, but you can always double up the recipe, if your feeding more than two people.  For me, it was just me, so I feed a pancake to each of my dogs and I ate the rest.  I know, I know, feeding dogs people food is bad, but these are healthy and it’s a treat!  Boy, you should have seen their faces light up when I said do you want a pancake?  Too cute!!   I should have taken a picture.

Gingerbread Pancakes

Gingerbread Pancakes
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 6 Pancakes
  • Serving size: 2 servings, 3 pancakes each
    Prep time: 
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    A thick and fluffy pancake made with greek yogurt and tastes like a gingerbread cookie.
    • ½ cup Greek Yogurt, plain
    • 2 egg whites
    • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
    • 1¼ tsp. molasses
    • ½ tsp. baking soda
    • 1 tbsp. sugar or ¼ tsp. stevia
    • ⅛ tsp. salt
    • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
    • ¼ tsp. ground ginger
    • ⅓ tsp. ground cloves
    • ½ cup all purpose flour
    • 1 tbsp. milk, non-fat
    1. In a medium bowl add greek yogurt, egg whites, vanilla extract and molasses; mix until combined; set a side.
    2. In a medium bowl, add baking soda, sugar, salt, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and flour; whisk until combined.
    3. Add flour mixture to yogurt mixture and mix until combined. If the batter seems thick add 1 tbsp. milk.
    4. Place ¼ cup batter on to a medium hot skillet or griddle, cook until bubbles a pear and flip pancake, approx 2 minutes per side.
    5. To keep pancakes warm, heat oven to 200F and place cooked pancakes onto a baking sheet and place in the oven until ready to eat.
    Calories per serving: 175.9, Fat: .04, Cholesterol: .01, Potassium: 217, Carbs: 28.8, Fiber: .08, Sugar: 2.4, Protein: 14

    Gingerbread Pancakes

    I originally was going to cut out the pancakes and make them into Gingerbread Men but I figured on Christmas morning, you may not have time.  Speaking of time, I want to take the time to wish you all a very Merry Christmas.   May you snack on good food, laugh and be with Friends and Family!

    Merry Christmas!



    P.S.  Update, want to see my early Christmas present from Mother Nature?  Go below the pancake picture to see what I got!

    Gingerbread Pancakes

    Glad you stopped by to see what I got.  First a little story.  In my backyard, my vegetable garden is fenced in because Sampson (my dog), keeps trying to get to my vegetables.  Well not only does he try to get in, he dug several holes under the fence so he can get in there.  We have sand as our soil, so it’s easy to dig up.  I swear I am always covering the  holes back up.  Well on Christmas Eve, little Jenny yelled at Sampson and told him to get out of the garden.  She said, Jen, he’s eating something orange.  I thought, oh no, the hot peppers!  This is what he was eating, ready???

    sweet potato 002

    Yup, those are his teeth marks.  Your probably wondering what that is.  Well remember back when I was growing this in a glass?  You can check the post out here from March.


    My Husband said, Jen what are you going to do with that?  Get rid of it, so I did!  I dug a hole in the garden and planted it!  I didn’t think anything of it.  I could see it was growing all over the place, but I never gave it any thought as to it actually growing a potato.  It was an organic sweet potato from Trader Joe’s.  It was getting roots on it so I stuck it in water, just to see if it would do anything and it did, it got more roots.  Put it in the ground, saw leaves and that was it until now.  Thanks to my bad dog Sampson, I or should I say he discovered my sweet potatoes.  Look at how many I got, and there maybe more coming.  This is off one potato I planted.

    sweet potato 003

    None of the other ones were as big as the one Sampson was eating (figures, huh), so my guess is that may have been the main potato I planted?  Since I just dug these up like an hour ago, I have no idea how they taste, but I imagine they are going to be great!  Nothing beats an organic sweet potato from your own garden.  I am so proud of myself and I didn’t do a thing!!  🙂  I love when I get good surprises!!!

    I just had to share this with you today, since I was excited for my surprise.  Oh and in case you’re wondering, I am not going to eat the potato my dog was chewing on, I just had to show you how big it was and it was the start of my story.

    Merry Christmas!!


    1. Merry Christmas and a Glorious New Year!

    2. Oh you! These pancakes must be absolutely delicious!

      Merry Christmas 🙂

    3. Merry Christmas to you and your family!!
      Awesome breakfast indeed and pretty cool that you got all those sweet potatoes from just one. Even though that’s now done haha

      • Merry Christmas and I send you sincere gratitude for all your hard work and expertise that enriches the lives of those of us who struggle to learn how to make and serve things that are healthy, fun, and delicious. My wish for you in 2013 is that you receive the recognition you deserve for the talented, caring, creative person you are. You have really made a profound difference in my world. With love,
        Kate Metsch

    4. Jennifer, these pancakes look absolutely delicious!!! Hope you had a Blessed Christmas!! Keep up the great work!!

    5. Hi – these look amazing – our family will love them! Question – is there anything different to do if I need to make a lot more? We have six hungry kids who love pancakes, my husband and I and my mother. Do I just multiply for more? Thanks very much! Merrie


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