Fluffy Gingerbread Pancakes Recipe Is What Breakfast Is All About by Chef Gigi

Fluffy Gingerbread Pancakes Recipe Is What Breakfast Is All About

This gingerbread pancakes recipe is good any morning, but imagine waking up to a stack of them on Christmas Day. Nice thought, right? Gingerbread just smells like the holidays!

These fluffy gingerbread pancakes have all the spices we love: ginger, cinnamon, allspice, cloves and nutmeg. The batter is sweetened with brown sugar and molasses, and gets a little twang from the buttermilk. The combination is craveworthy!

Serve these aromatic spiced pancakes with butter, maple syrup, honey or pancake syrup. Be sure to make enough for seconds (or thirds!).

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 4


  • 2 cups flour, sifted 
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar 
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt 
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg 
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk 
  • 1/2 cup half and half 
  • 1/3 cup unsulfured regular molasses 
  • 2 eggs 
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger 
  • 1/2 lemon, finely zested

Here's how to make it:

  1. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices. Set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk buttermilk, half and half, molasses, eggs, melted butter, fresh ginger and lemon zest until well combined. Slowly whisk in the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients until combined and lump free.
  3. Heat a lightly greased griddle or nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Drop the pancakes into the pan by the quarter cup, leaving room to expand. Cook until bubbles form on the surface and it browns on the bottom, 1 to 2 minutes. Carefully flip and repeat. 

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Skillets $10 & Up
Molasses $4 & Up
Ginger $4 & Up
Cinnamon $3 & Up
Allspice $4 & Up
Ground Cloves $3 & Up
Nutmeg $4 & Up

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Donna John
You had me at gingerbread....
Chef Gigi
Right!!!! Nom nomm nommm
Elisa Schmitz
Holy moly, how perfect is this! Happy holidays, for sure, Chef Gigi Gaggero !
Sheri B Doyle
yes please! Then Gingerbread ice cream for afternoon snack and my day is perfect..
Gwen Johnson
National Pancake Day? Get out!! #BestDayEver

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