Gingerbread Pancakes

Gingerbread Pancakes

These warmly spiced pancakes have all of the classic flavors of gingerbread cookies. Finely grated fresh ginger and lemon zest brighten the deep molasses and spice flavors. Serve these pancakes with warm maple syrup and butter.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    In a large bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices.
  2. Step 2

    In a separate bowl, whisk milk, molasses, eggs, melted butter, fresh ginger and lemon zest until well combined.
  3. Step 3

    Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and gently stir until combined. (A few small lumps are fine.)
  4. Step 4

    Heat a lightly greased griddle or nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Drop the pancakes into the pan by the quarter cup, making sure to leave plenty of room in between for the batter to expand.
  5. Step 5

    Cook until the batter bubbles on the surface and browns on the bottom, a minute or two, then carefully flip. Cook until the batter is completely cooked through and the pancakes are slightly dark brown. Repeat until all the batter is used. Serve pancakes as you make them or keep them warm as you cook them by setting them on a baking sheet in a 250-degree oven.