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 Gingerbread Pancakes are smothered with a quick and easy Butter Pecan Syrup in this holiday breakfast fit for a king! This could easily become your new family Christmas tradition!
A stack of Gingerbread Pancakes on a plate, smothered with Butter Pecan Syrup and chopped pecans

Gingerbread spiced pancakes are smothered with a buttery pecan syrup. These are a family favorite during the months of November and December. As the holidays approach and the weather gets colder, gingerbread just makes perfect sense.

The syrup and pancakes come together so quickly that you can easily have this festive breakfast ready to go in 15 minutes. Whether you are cuddling up together on a cold winter morning, or you are exhausted from unwrapping presents and need a Christmas morning breakfast, these pancakes will be a delicious reward your family can enjoy for years to come.

Tips for great pancakes:

1. Pancakes are ready to be flipped when bubbles form, and the edges are getting cooked.

2. Always do a test pancake or two so that you can check adjust the temperature on your griddle. It’s better to waste one or two than a whole batch.

3. Don’t press them with your spatula. It doesn’t help them cook any faster and makes them lose fluffiness.

4. Once cooked, don’t stack your pancakes. All of the steam from the hot cakes will make them all soggy. Hold them in a single layer on a baking pan in the oven (warmed to the lowest temperature setting, mine is 175).

5. Pancake batter can be frozen and taken out to thaw when ready to use. Freeze it in a ziploc bag and you can just cut off the tip and squeeze out the batter. Just take a bag out of the freezer and put it in the fridge the night before you want your pancakes.

Gingerbread spiced pancakes are smothered with a buttery pecan syrup.

Watch the video to see just how easy it is to enjoy these amazing pancakes. The video includes great tips and tricks for making perfect pancakes every time. While you are at it, subscribe to my YouTube Channel and check out my cooking show!

Gingerbread spiced pancakes are smothered with a buttery pecan syrup.
Gingerbread spiced pancakes are smothered with a buttery pecan syrup.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Using a hand mixer, whip the butter in a large mixing bowl.
  • Mix in the molasses, egg, and milk until well combined.
  • Add in the flour, cornstarch, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger cloves, and salt and mix until well combined. The batter should be pour-able, but not runny.
  • Heat a non-stick griddle to medium high heat.
  • Cook your pancakes on the griddle by scooping 1/4 cup of the batter onto the griddle. Flip the pancake over when bubbles appear. The pancakes is done when it is lightly browned on both sides and cooked through.
  • Serve with the hot butter pecan syrup.


Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 349mg | Potassium: 478mg | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 305IU | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 2.4mg
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Gingerbread Pancakes

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Oh boy, what a joy ! 🙂 Thank you for sharing this dish with us ! Have a pleasant week !


I love ginger and would never have thought to make pancakes with them.Thank you Rachel, they were divine.

Gingerbread in the form of pancakes! What a brilliant idea:)

This looks crazy good! Perfect for this time of year!

Thanks for the recipe, I never even thought of alternating the taste of the pancakes, I do toppings and syrups, sauces even, but never the pancake itself.

I really love ginger so I think I'll use a bit more, how much do you think I can add before the mixture becomes less stable?


You could add quite a bit before the mixture becomes unstable because you could always balance it with a little more milk. As far as what it would do to the flavor, I personally would avoid any more than doubling it.

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