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Gingerbread pancakes

Serve the flavours of the holidays for breakfast with this easy to make Gingerbread pancakes. Got festive cookie cutters at home? Try cutting out fun shapes once they are cooking, or pour your batter into the shapes while on the griddle (don’t try this if you are using plastic cookie cutters). 

Yield: 10 pancakes

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Pinch ground cloves
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp molasses
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Maple syrup and whipped cream for topping, optional


  1. In a bowl, combine the first eight ingredients.
  2. Combine buttermilk, egg, molasses and oil; add to dry ingredients and mix well. Pour batter by ¼ cupful onto a lightly greased hot griddle; turn when bubbles form on top of pancake.
  3. Cook until second side is golden brown
  4. Serve with maple syrup and whipped cream.

Recipe from Taste of Home, © 2022