I am known to sing in the kitchen. Way too much. I don’t have a good voice, and I rarely know more than three stanzas to any one song, but I sing anyway because sometimes life is just THAT GOOD.
Yes, I am STILL on the “my floors are done!” kick (will post photos soon…promise) and there is a long list on my mind of holiday faves that I am planning to whip up at any given minute but top on the list—infact they are being planned for Saturday morning’s breakfast….shhhh it’s a surprise—are my Gingerbread Pancakes.
If you live nearby, you are more than welcome to stop by, but please send me a quick text because then I might make a double or triple, batch. Because these babies will go in a flash. I guarantee you will love them or your money back. WHAT?!!! You haven’t been paying per view?! I am dismayed.
These gingerbread pancakes are so soft and lightly spicy with a molasses-y edge too them. They are tried and true and my very choosy son’s favorite pancakes. Actually, they just might be my whole family’s favorite pancakes and that says alot considering I make Red Velvet ones, Double Chocolate Chip ones and have whipped up these Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes which are so yum.
As I am having to abbreviate my list of pancakes, even I am amazed at how many fancy pants pancakes have made it onto my blog. Perhaps we have a mild obsession with pancakes over here. Just check out the recipe section and look up pancakes. Maybe you will be as impressed as I am with me. Although, I am not expecting that kind of response necessarily. I am fairly easily impressed with myself.
Anyhow, if you need a pancake buffet, feel free to choose from the bevy that’s listed in my recipe tab, or if you just want to wake-up to the best smelling, yummiest pancakes EVER then make these gingerbread ones. I would also advise you to serve them with Applewood Smoked bacon and warmed natural maple syrup. You won’t be sorry.
FYI: This recipe has been made more than a dozen times or so from this post’s print out.
Geni’s own creation
Yields about a dozen medium-sized pancakes
2 c. all purpose flour
4 t. baking powder
3/4 t. salt
1 1/2 t. ground ginger
1 t. ground cinnamon
1/2 t. ground cloves
3 T. brown sugar
2 T. molasses
2 c. 2% milk or other milk
4 T. canola oil
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour through the brown sugar.
Now get your griddle or large frying pan ready by putting a pat of butter and capful of canola oil onto your griddle or pan. Turn the stove on medium heat and grease your pan with the combination of butter and oil. Soak up excess oil with a paper towel (do not get paper towel anywhere near flame…obviously). The pan needs to heat up for a good five minutes before cooking the pancakes.
In a separate bowl or large liquid measuring cup, whisk together milk, molasses, eggs and oil. Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients all at once whisking only 10-15 times so that batter is just combined but there are still some lumps. Over mixing will cause the pancakes to be tough. Ladle pancake batter onto pan. Cook on the first side until bubbles start to form on the batter or take a peek with your spatula and flip it when it begins to look brown/golden. Cook another minute or two until pancakes look done. Do not press your spatula on top of the pancake, thinking that will help it cook all the way through. This would eliminate air pockets and thus create a denser, tougher pancake. That is not what we are going for here.
Serve warm and watch them quickly disappear.
December 9, 2011 at 2:35 pm
These are too cute and beautiful – a floppies version of one of the most traditional flavours ever since nothing beats gingerbread 🙂
December 9, 2011 at 2:39 pm
Sorry that was meant to say ‘floppier’ 🙂
December 9, 2011 at 3:18 pm
I’m a serious gingerbread aficionado (all part and parcel of my general ginger fanaticism, I suppose) (ooh, doesn’t General Ginger sound like some impressive guy with a big pith helmet and a flaming red mustachio?)–so these pancakes sound highly desirable. I might even consider creating a hybrid monster with the pineapple upside-down babies, because after all, I *am* a tinkerer and BOTH are delish. But let’s face it, gingerbread all on its own is such a winning treat.
December 9, 2011 at 3:39 pm
Gingerbread pancakes? You’re a genius. That is all.
December 9, 2011 at 3:42 pm
These sound really good, Geni, and such a treat to wake up and find a stack waiting in the kitchen. Can I be a houseguest? I’ll bring my pasta machine.
December 9, 2011 at 4:51 pm
these are EVIL! Evil i tell you! Run run little gingerbread man!! (Raucous laughter as i gobble him up!) c
December 9, 2011 at 8:56 pm
Oh these look so good Geni. If I lived nearby, you can bet I would be texting. 🙂 Singing in the kitchen…love it! Me too and my voice is awful! In exchange for pancakes I would silence my singing. 😉
December 9, 2011 at 10:16 pm
Oooh, I love a good pancake and haven’t ever made varieties such as yours.. yummy! I love your little gingerbread boy:)
December 9, 2011 at 10:28 pm
Great idea for the holidays.
December 9, 2011 at 10:50 pm
Wow – these are delicious! I’m a pancake fan, too! Like you – I sing, Sing, SING in the kitchen….but all Christmas songs! Beautiful pancakes and I look forward to seeing the pics of your floor!
December 9, 2011 at 11:13 pm
What a cute pancake man!
December 9, 2011 at 11:47 pm
Sunday morning brunch here I come!!!
December 10, 2011 at 4:26 am
I totally sing in my kitchen also. And talk to myself. It’s all madness.
I really wish I had had pancakes for breakfast now!
December 10, 2011 at 8:25 am
I’m making these tomorrow!!! I love gingerbread all thru December!! The aroma is just a comforting holiday feel! I have my ipod playing always in the kitchen and while I don’t always sing, you will catch me dancing every now and then!!
December 10, 2011 at 4:27 pm
What is it about people who can’t sing loving to sing. Boy does my wife love to sing! (It’s cute.) These look wonderful, please don’t throw one at me!
December 10, 2011 at 5:14 pm
Oooo I love these! I was planning on making sourdough pancakes for dinner tonight, but maybe we’ll have gingerbread pancakes…or sourdough gingerbread pancakes?! I’m not sure if that would work out. Either way, this post is just in time!
December 10, 2011 at 8:32 pm
These are going on the ‘holiday cooking list’ that I’m compiling. We’re all (both sides of his and my family – eek) are renting a house this year at Christmas. So needing a large list of things to feed people, and also keep myself busy with. These seem perfect! Very well timed.
December 11, 2011 at 1:13 am
Why oh why didn’t I see this over the weekend “the weekend here is friday and saturday”
I can’t wait to try these
December 11, 2011 at 4:19 am
I would probably feel the same if I were served with those gorgeous pancakes!
December 11, 2011 at 3:28 pm
Nummy! I would surely have a happy morning if I were served these lovely things! 🙂 And I sing, too – so far no complaints from the kids, but I know it’ll be coming.
December 11, 2011 at 4:46 pm
I thought this was just for cookies, first time I saw this on pancakes. Yum!
December 12, 2011 at 10:21 am
How come I’ve never had gingerbread pancakes before? Delicious!
December 12, 2011 at 2:47 pm
These sound so delicious, and a definate change from the norm!
December 13, 2011 at 9:12 pm
I love to sing in the kitchen, too! Your pancakes look great! Ritchey used to make Ninja Turtle pancakes when the kids were little!
December 20, 2011 at 1:59 pm
ohmygosh! i am gonna have to try all your pancake recipes!! 🙂
December 30, 2011 at 6:24 am
my wife will love me for making these. Thanks!