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Healthy gingerbread pancakes

Delicious, thick, fluffy and healthy gingerbread pancakes is everything we want for a wholesome breakfast. Made with whole wheat flour, they are as filling and hearty as they are tasty.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: International
Keyword: gingerbread
Servings: 3 pancakes
Calories: 145kcal
Author: Tonje
Cost: Cheap


Gingerbread spices (or substitute with 2 teaspoon spice mix)

  • ¼ teaspoon dried ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon dried nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon dried cloves
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon allspice


  • Add all the ingredients to a bowl, and stir to combine
  • These pancakes will be quite thick and fluffy. If you want them a bit thinner, add more milk to make the mixture more runny.
  • Preheat some cooking spray or butter in a frying pan or skillet on medium heat. Cook one pancake at a time. Use a spoon or carefully spoon and smooth the mixture. Fry until golden, then use a spatula to flip the pancake. Cook the pancakes until they are golden on both sides.
  • Serve with your favorite pancake toppings!


These pancakes are best served immediately, but can be made in bulk and stored in the fridge for up to 3 days. You can also make ahead the pancake batter, and store in the fridge ready to make fresh pancakes for breakfast the next couple of days.
This recipe makes 3 large, thick, filling pancakes. Keep in mind that as these pancakes are made with whole wheat flour, they are a lot more filling than traditional pancakes. Estimate 1-2 pancakes per person.

Tips and substitutions

  • Make sure to properly preheat the pan you are using to cook the pancakes before adding any batter. For a golden result, use medium to high heat.
  • Use butter or cooking spray to cook pancakes. I think butter gives the best results, but this one calorie cooking spray is great for reducing calories.
  • If you want to add more protein to the gingerbread pancakes, replace one spoon of flour with a spoon of protein powder. Use plain, vanilla, or gingerbread flavored protein powder.
  • The Greek yogurt can be substituted with sour cream. I do not recommend leaving it out. Have you ever had fluffy pancakes that taste like baking soda? A small amount of Greek yogurt neutralizes that flavor and leave you with ultimate pancake goodness.


Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 355mg | Potassium: 57mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 79IU | Calcium: 190mg | Iron: 1mg