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Gingerbread Pancakes – A Taste of Winter

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Yess!! It’s that time of year. I get to write about Christmas and pancakes – two of my favourite things.

Don’t worry if you’re reading this and it’s not Christmas, gingerbread pancakes rock at any time of the year.

You’ll just have to ignore reindeer references, jolly Christmas puns and a whole lot myrhh. Oh dear.

Whatever your thoughts on Christmas and the holidays, you’ve gotta admit the food is pretty good.

Well, really good actually. It’s arguably (I’ll argue it with anyone) the best food time of the year. It can also be an easy time to overdo it.

While it can certainly be fun to let yourself go a bit, it’s not always wise to let yourself really go. Know what I mean?

Excessively excessive excess overindulgence comes with a price, and probably one that you’ll be paying for the whole of the next year. And the year after that.

No, a few treats here, and a little willpower there, and you’ll be in a much better place. If you need a helping hand then check out the to get you back where you want to be.

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Back to the basics – gingerbread pancakes

We’ve got 2 ingredient pancakes, and high-protein pancakes. We’ve got cream cheese pancakes, and vegan pancakes.

But never before have we had gingerbread pancakes. And you know why? Nor do I, we’ve been missing out.

Very simple to make, and with an elegant yet light flavour, these pancakes are hard to beat. Delicious served with your regular toppings, each bite has just a little Christmassy feel to it, too.

Already becoming a staple in this house, it’s hard to see when they’ll be taken off the menu, new year or not.

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Gingerbread pancakes – eat myself healthy?

The gingerbread flavour itself comes mostly from ginger – a very cool root indeed!

It’s medical uses have been researched and noted far and wide, and is a great one-stop shop for combatting nausea, stomach problems, arthritis pains and even burns.

I always eat ginger when I feel a cold coming on, and more often than not, I beat it before it really kicks in.

There’s a theory behind that too, so it’s not just my imagination – ginger can make you sweat, which in turn helps you to fight infections.

Sounds good to me.

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Gingerbread Pancakes
5 from 6 votes
We all know pancakes rock, and now we know gingerbread pancakes rock too. Light, elegant and with a soft hint of ginger, they’re the new winter treat.
Cuisine:British
Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:12 minutes
Total Time:17 minutes
Servings:2 people
Calories:374kcal

Ingredients

Topping

Instructions

  • First, put the flour, baking powder, grated ginger, and cinnamon powder into a bowl. Then add the egg, milk and syrup and beat well with a fork or hand blender.
    ½ cup flour, ½ tsp baking powder, ½ inch ginger, fresh, ½ tsp cinnamon, 1 tbsp maple syrup, 2 eggs, ½ cup milk of choice
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  • 1 tsp of the butter will go into the pancake batter. To do that either use the microwave or heat it up in the pan you’re about to use for the pancake and then pour it into the mix.
    2 tsp butter
  • Keep the heat on medium. Add a ladle of mixture at a time to the pan, cooking for about 3 minutes. Flip the pancake and cook for another 3 minutes.
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  • Before every ladle of mixture grease in the pan with a small dollop of butter.
  • Serve pancakes topped with blueberries, low fat Greek yogurt and walnuts, drizzle with maple syrup.
    ½ cup blueberries, ½ cup low fat Greek yogurt, 1 tbsp walnuts, 2 tsp maple syrup

NOTES

Tips: Feel free to choose your own toppings. What we’ve supplied is a great starting point for high protein and low calories. Bonus points for using wholegrain flour!
Make-ahead? Yes, prep the night before.
Freezable? Yes, absolutely.
Topping ideas: We do like good ol’ peanut butter or honey with these pancakes, but also a bit of cream and a splash of lemon go very well. Also very nice: lightly mashed blueberries heated up in a pan.
If you liked this recipe: We are very much into our pancakes and have a lot of different recipes online. For example, check out our Banana Egg Pancakes, probably the easiest pancakes out there. Or how about a fluffy Southern-German Pancake called “Kaiserschmarrn”?

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Gingerbread Pancakes
Amount per Serving
Calories
374
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
15
g
23
%
Saturated Fat
 
5
g
31
%
Trans Fat
 
0.2
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
4
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
3
g
Cholesterol
 
178
mg
59
%
Sodium
 
151
mg
7
%
Potassium
 
453
mg
13
%
Carbohydrates
 
45
g
15
%
Fiber
 
5
g
21
%
Sugar
 
18
g
20
%
Protein
 
18
g
36
%
Vitamin A
 
652
IU
13
%
Vitamin C
 
8
mg
10
%
Calcium
 
259
mg
26
%
Iron
 
3
mg
17
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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2 comments
  1. Do you grate 2cm of ginger from the root rather than just putting in a 2 cm piece? It also shows ground cinanamon so confused about “chopping it up with a fork.”

    1. Hi Jean, thanks for pointing this out. I tweaked the directions so that there are no doubts left! Did you like the pancakes anyway? 🙂