Gingerbread Pancakes

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
Makes: 8 pancakes (4-inch)
Serving Size 2 pancakes (4-inch)
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Recipe Notes

  • No pumpkin pie spice? Use 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon dry ginger, and 1/8 teaspoon cloves or nutmeg.
  • No buttermilk? Place 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar in measuring cup and fill to the 1 cup line with milk. Stir and let set to thicken slightly.  
  • To see if skillet is hot enough, sprinkle with a few drops of water. If drops skitter around, heat is just right.
  • Top with applesauce, fresh fruit or yogurt.

Ingredients

1⁄2 cup
whole wheat flour
1⁄2 cup
all-purpose flour
1⁄2 teaspoon
salt
1⁄2 teaspoon
baking soda
2 teaspoons
pumpkin pie spice
1 egg
2 Tablespoons
molasses
1 Tablespoon
vegetable oil
1 cup
low-fat buttermilk

Directions

  1. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl.
  2. In another bowl, beat egg. Stir in molasses, oil and buttermilk.
  3. Pour milk mixture into dry ingredients; stir together lightly.
  4. Lightly spray a large skillet or griddle with non-stick cooking spray or lightly wipe with oil. Heat skillet or griddle over medium-high heat (350 degrees in an electric skillet). For each pancake, pour about 1/4 cup of batter onto the hot griddle.
  5. Cook until pancakes are puffed and dry around edges. Turn and cook other side until golden brown.
  6. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Notes

  • No pumpkin pie spice? Use 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon dry ginger, and 1/8 teaspoon cloves or nutmeg.
  • No buttermilk? Place 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar in measuring cup and fill to the 1 cup line with milk. Stir and let set to thicken slightly.  
  • To see if skillet is hot enough, sprinkle with a few drops of water. If drops skitter around, heat is just right.
  • Top with applesauce, fresh fruit or yogurt.
Last updated: 02/24/17

6 Comments for "Gingerbread Pancakes"

This recipe is mind blowing 

These pancakes are great topped with Food Hero Pumpkin Pudding.  I used all whole wheat pastry flour and vinegar with milk (1 T. vinegar, add milk to equal one cup) in place of buttermilk.  The final product was well received.

Additional Tip:  These pancakes *do not* bubble like traditional (white flour) pancakes do -- so don't use that as your only indicator for flipping times! 

These were really good -- I made them for a class, and everyone enjoyed them.  I'll try the vanilla yogurt or applesauce toppings next time, as my students are conditioned to *want* something to put on pancakes (like syrup), and in good conscience, I just couldn't do the syrup thing!  Good tip, thanks LavendarLady.

I have served Gingerbread Pancakes topped with applesauce and vanilla-flavored low-fat yogurt to literally hundreds of students and their parents.  It is always a hit!    The recipe doubles or quadruples successfully.  It's more economical to use reconstituted non-fat dry milk, rather than purchasing buttermilk, however.  Just mix the dry milk according to package directions and add 1 teaspoon vinegar per cup reconstituted milk.  Let the milk stand for about 5 minutes so it begins to "sour", then add to the pancake recipe as directed.

It makes us so happy when people enjoy the recipes!  Baked products are a great place to use reconstituted non-fat dry milk.  To keep the sour milk in balance with the baking soda, it takes 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar per cup of milk rather than 1 teaspoon.  To keep from adding extra liquid, it is better to remove 1 Tablespoon of milk from the cup then add back 1 Tablespoon of the lemon juice or vinegar.  It keeps the liquid and dry ingredients in balance. 

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