Grandma’s Gingerbread Pancakes

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  • Published Dec 20th
  • Ready In25m
  • Servings10
  • Calories101
My dear Grammie was making gingerbread one morning and my brother and I arrived, starving! She altered the recipe slightly, put it on the grill and the result is this delicious recipe. The smell of it cooking always takes me back to that morning--mmmm!

Grandma’s Gingerbread Pancakes Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Grandma’s Gingerbread Pancakes for 10 servings:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground dried ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 1/2 cups water

Grandma’s Gingerbread Pancakes Cooking Instructions

  • Prep10m
  • Cook15m
  • Ready In25m

To cook Grandma’s Gingerbread Pancakes, you need about 10 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Grandma’s Gingerbread Pancakes is about 15 minutes , and you can serve your Grandma’s Gingerbread Pancakes within 25 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Grandma’s Gingerbread Pancakes easily:

  1. 1 Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger, and cinnamon in a bowl; set aside. Beat the egg in a separate mixing bowl with the vanilla and molasses until smooth. Whisk in the water until completely incorporated. Stir the flour mixture into the molasses mixture until just combined -- a few lumps are okay.
  2. 2 Heat a lightly oiled griddle over medium-high heat. Drop batter by large spoonfuls onto the griddle, and cook until bubbles form and the edges are dry. Flip, and cook until browned on the other side. Repeat with remaining batter.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 101 calories; 0.7 gram of fat; 20.9 grams of carbohydrates; 2.6 grams of protein; 19 milligrams of cholesterol; 150 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Jan 27th 2015

    I did this the lazy way by using a cup and a half of pancake mix and then adding the recommended amount of spices, molasses and vanilla then just adding water until it reached my preferred c ...

  2. Dec 23rd 2010

    Followed recipe exactly. Batter is way too thin, and the pancakes are very thin too. Sorry, though the taste is good, the pancakes look awful.

  3. Dec 19th 2010

    Mmm, delicious! Thanks CKincaid1! The flavor was exactly what we'd hoped for. We reduced the water to 1 c. and I wish we hadn't. They were a little too thick. Excellent with whipped cre ...

  4. Oct 10th 2010

    Doubled recipe, reduced water by 1/2 cup overall and added a pinch more spices. These were great!

  5. Sep 6th 2010

    not bad, i added 2 TBSP of brown sugar and another 1/2 tsp of baking powder. made the house smell like christmas morning.

  6. Aug 20th 2010

    I read through the reviews very carefully before making this, which I think was my first mistake. I usually don't do that and fly by the seat of my shorts. I doubled the recipe so I could fr ...

  7. Jun 15th 2010

    Delicious gingerbread taste. Smelled and tasted amazing. The only reason that this is not a 5 star recipe is because they came out a little flat. I like my pancakes a little fluffier. I' ...

  8. May 17th 2010

    Very good recipe. I didn't have molasses, so I substituted it with 3 Tbsp firmly packed brown sugar. My husband loved it!

  9. May 2nd 2010

    everyone loved them!!!! These were fantastic, I followed the recipe exactly