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2 plates of gingerbread pancakes topped with whipped cream & peppermint.

Gingerbread Pancakes with Peppermint Whipped Cream

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  • Author: Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen – Ashley Covelli
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: Makes about 16-18 pancakes 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


Bring the flavors of the holidays to your breakfast table with this easy, winter-inspired gingerbread pancake recipe. A family favorite!


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To serve (optional - see more suggestions in post above):


  1. Preheat griddle over medium heat (or 375°F).
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice, mace, and ginger.
  3. Melt 4 tablespoons of butter in a small, microwave-safe bowl.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, melted butter, egg, molasses, and vanilla. 
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Stir together until no dry pockets of flour remain. The batter will be lumpy - you don’t want to overmix!
  6. Melt a tablespoon of butter onto the hot griddle, spreading it around with a spatula. Use a 1/4-cup measure to scoop out equal portions of batter onto the preheated griddle, being sure to leave a few inches of space around each pancake.
  7. Cook until bubbles appear across the entire surface and then pop, then flip to cook the second side until golden brown. Repeat with remaining batter.
  8. Serve with peppermint whipped cream, maple syrup, or any other desired toppings.


I like to melt the butter with a microwave-safe cover at 50% power, stirring or swirling the bowl after each 20-30 second increment, until fully melted. You can also melt it in a saucepan on the stovetop, if desired.

The spice mix for the pancakes is flexible. If you don’t have ones like mace or allspice, no need to go buy them. Your pancakes will still have plenty of flavor from the other spices.


  • Serving Size: About 3 pancakes (recipe makes 16-18 pancakes total)
  • Calories: 350
  • Sugar: 15.3 g
  • Sodium: 313.4 mg
  • Fat: 12.6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 51 g
  • Fiber: 1.7 g
  • Protein: 9.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 91.3 mg
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