Whole Wheat Gingerbread Pancakes

So I’m sitting here typing up this post while listening to Christmas music on Pandora radio.

Yes, I am well aware that it is only October.

No I’m not in any hurry to drag out the Christmas decorations…in fact, I have absolutely NO CLUE where I’m even going to put my tree in the new house…but there’s just something about hearing good ol’ Frank tell me that he’ll be home for Christmas that makes me smile.

It also makes me want to bake!

And well, since gingerbread cookies aren’t exactly breakfast fare, I did what any normal person pancake addict would do…

I made gingerbread cookie PANCAKES!

Whole Wheat Gingerbread Pancakes

By: Heather @Β Kiss My Broccoli

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 6-8 minutes

Keywords: fry breakfast whole wheat pastry flour ginger Pancake Sunday winter fall

Ingredients (Serves 2)*

  • 2/3 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 teaspoon sodium-free baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 egg (or 2 egg whites), whisked
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons molasses
  • 1 Tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk)


1. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat and coat with cooking spray.
2. In a medium-sized bowl, stir together all the dry ingredients.
3. In a separate bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients and whisk well.
4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir just until combined.
5. Pour batter into greased skillet, forming 6 small-medium-sized pancakes.
6. Cook for 4-5 minutes or until edges start to turn crisp.
7. Flip and cook an additional 2-3 minutes until done.

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Nutrition facts for pancakes only.

I layered my cookies pancakes with some Greek yogurt that I spiked with vanilla bean extract and a few drops of stevia and dusted the whole plate with a bit of cocoa and powdered sugar

It’s beginning to look taste a lot like Christmas! πŸ˜‰

Do you like listening to Christmas music out of season?
I’m sure I’ll be ready to pull my hair out by the middle of December, but I usually get in the mood a bit early every year.

Do you start dancing like aΒ Charlie BrownΒ character when you hear upbeat Christmas songs?
No? Just me? πŸ˜‰

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28 Responses to Whole Wheat Gingerbread Pancakes

  1. these are brilliant!!! especially the spiked greek! I am for sure going to try that!!! actually i can do the pancakes with unbleached flour that i have on hand… but i’d sooo rather wait for the WG stuff when i make my grocery trip! =)

  2. ps: is all purpose and pasty flour pretty much the same oooor should i hunt down some of each? teach me your ways! haha

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      You would probably be fine using all purpose flour if it’s not whole wheat. Whole wheat pastry flour bakes lighter than regular whole wheat because there is less gluten in it. It makes the difference between serving whole wheat ROCK muffins or whole wheat fluffy muffins! πŸ˜‰

  3. Wow, these have got to be the best-looking pancakes ever! I love the sound of the ginger/spice combination and I salute your pancake tower, especially with the artistic sauce; I’ve never been able to master the drizzle πŸ˜‰

  4. Wow I am not usually a huge pancake fan but these look amazing!!! I love the layered look with the Greek yogurt – seriously looks like dessert. Yum!

  5. lindsay says:

    i have a new plan for you, quite your job and open a pancake house. For real. You are my Pancake QUEEN!
    <3 it!

  6. Dang woman, your pancake tower looks like a work of art. I don’t know whether to print the recipe so I can make the pancakes myslef or so I’ll have a pretty new picture to frame. Yum yum!! You’re definitely the Queen o’ Breakfast recipes! Hail to the Queen πŸ™‚

  7. These look gorgeous and gingerbread pancakes are so tasty!

    I haven’t started listening to Christmas music yet. Luckily I get out super early this semester (first week of December), so I’ll have plenty of time to get into the Christmas spirit. I usually start right after Thanksgiving.

  8. katie says:

    Your pancakes are always masterpieces! LOVE!

    Now I am in christmas mode right now after seeing this, these would be perfect for christmas morning!

    xoxo <3

  9. Robyn :) says:

    I took Frosty the Snowman out of storage today and added him to my Halloween decor on the patio. Just for kicks. Then I dressed him up and he is now Frosty the Witch Cat.

    These pancakes are going into a new folder I am creating on my computer for Christmas Recipes πŸ™‚

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Oh my gosh, I would LOVE to see that! Too funny!

      One of the doctors and I were talking the other day about possibly pranking another doctor who we work with. We want to buy one of the HUGE blow up Santa Clauses and set it in his front “yard”…he lives in a condo! Bahaha!

  10. Such pretty pancakes!!! And something I would totally eat on Christmas morning πŸ™‚
    I heart Charlie Brown. πŸ™‚ You can’t help but to love him. My son is really loving The Great Pumpkin (I bought him the DVD) and I can’t wait until we can start watching the Christmas one. “Christmas time….is here…..” πŸ™‚

  11. lizzie says:

    thos look SOOO good!
    i love gingerbread AND pancakes–win win situation right here!

  12. Those pancakes look freaking AWESOME. Can you pretty, pretty please come back to Santa Cruz and make those for me? I’ll make the raw massaged kale salad haha πŸ™‚

    Have you paired pumpkin and gingerbread together (ahem, pumpkin gingerbread pancakes?)? The two go amazingggg together- like PB&J amazing- and better yet, blackstrap molasses is really high in iron and calcium!


    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Funny you should mention that…I ate the leftovers for dinner last night with pumpkin butter! ‘Twas quite delicious!

      Mmm! Massaged kale salad with miso dressing!! πŸ™‚

  13. Brittany says:

    You are definitely the queen of pancakes. These look amaaazing! I loveee christmas time, so yes I am definitely excited ;D

  14. Marlina says:

    yuum, those look ahhmazing!! gotta try these soon πŸ™‚

  15. Lauren says:

    1. Do you think it would be acceptable to decorate my home with multiple pancakes pictures?
    2. Will you sell me some?


  16. Catherine Tyson DaCosta says:

    Wow Heather! Looks amazing!! Yes, I’ve been singing Christmas songs…and told Erik recently that I’m feeling festive and want to put out the tree. However, I had standards. The tree goes up the day AFTER Thanksgiving, when our Fall decorations go down. It’s driving me crazy to wait almost a month!! πŸ˜›

  17. Oh yes, I am so ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas. These pancakes look perfect! πŸ˜€

  18. This post has me restraining myself from clicking onto some sort of online christmas music database and surrounding myself with festive tunes.
    Your ‘cakes look positively full of cozy cheer.
    dusted with snow…er….powdered sugar.

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      You know I didn’t even think about the powdered sugar “snow”! Must’ve been my Christmas loving subconscious! πŸ˜‰

  19. You’re my hero for listening to Christmas music already! I’m trying to make myself wait until November πŸ™‚

  20. I’ve been thinking about puuling up my Pandora Christmas stations, but I kep telling myself it was still too early… But now that I know I am not the only crazy person wanitng to hear christmas music in OCTOBER, Imight just have to give in to the urrrrge πŸ™‚

    YUM YUM pancakes!! Oh my!

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