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.
Servings: 3 pancakes
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