Gingerbread Pancakes

Enjoy a holiday favorite flavor made healthier with these Gingerbread Pancakes!  They are a simple buttermilk pancake recipe with a gingerbread twist.  Thank you to Mahdava Sweeteners for sponsoring this post.

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Gingerbread is one of quintessential flavors of the holidays.  The warmth and spiciness illicit fond memories of gingerbread houses, cut out cookies, cake and more.  With the abundance of treats around this time of year, I like to find healthier ways to enjoy my favorite holiday flavors, such as these Gingerbread Pancakes.   

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Gingerbread Pancakes have the wonderful flavors of gingerbread wrapped up into a perfect breakfast for winter mornings. It starts with a basic buttermilk pancake base recipe, which tends to be lighter than comparable confections. The molasses, ginger, cinnamon and cloves give these pancakes the gingerbread taste that we love. While I have made these pancakes for years, I decided to try making them with Madhava Sweetener’s coconut sugar as an alternative to cane sugar.  It was fabulous!  I think coconut sugar has become my new secret ingredient for all breakfast and baked goods in the kitchen.

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For a special holiday breakfast (or breakfast for dinner at our house!) these Gingerbread Pancakes are a wonderful way to enjoy the flavors of the season.

Gingerbread Pancakes
Yields: 24 pancakes
  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour (or all purpose flour)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  1. In a large bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda and cloves.
  2. In a separate smaller bowl (or directly in a liquid measuring cup) whisk together the buttermilk, eggs, molasses, canola oil and vanilla.
  3. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, folding until just combined. Let sit for 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, preheat a nonstick skillet to medium heat (325F degrees) and spray with cooking spray.
  5. Spoon batter onto skillet by the ¼ cupful (adjust to desired size) Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until bubbles form and the edges look set. Flip pancakes and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes, or until set.

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I was recently given the opportunity to try Madhava Sweeteners’ coconut sugar and was pleasantly surprised.  I figured even though Madhava coconut sugar is an organic, unrefined sweetener, that sugar is sugar.  Well after experimenting with coconut sugar in baking, and in these Gingerbread Pancakes, I learned that coconut sugar offers a wonderful flavor (not coconutty) while also containing naturally occurring nutrients like magnesium, potassium, zinc, iron, B vitamins and amino acids.  Even in the bag, the coconut sugar smells am-a-zing!  It was the perfect addition to these Gingerbread Pancakes, and in these muffins, these brownies and more!

Disclosure: This post and giveaway is sponsored by Madhava Sweeteners.  While I was compensated for my time and received free coconut sugar, all opinions are my own. 


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  1. I’ve been enjoying all the coconut products lately so I’d love to try the coconut sugar!

  2. thomas rusinak says:

    never tasted coconut sugar before

  3. Ah, these pancakes look amazing! I cant wait to try coconut sugar

  4. I would like to try the honey.

  5. annette turello says:

    i haven’t heard of coconut sugar,i must TRY

  6. I have yet to try coconut sugar, so I’d love to see how I can incorporate that in my normal baking!

  7. Angie Jerde says:

    I would definitely love to try the honey! Thanks for this : )

  8. Kristen D. says:

    The coconut sugar is the one i’m most interested in trying!

  9. I would like to try the AMBROSIA HONEY

  10. I would like to try the Better Baking Mix.

  11. I’d like to try the coconut sugar

  12. JoeyfromSC says:

    the coconut sugar..I’ve never tried it, but would love to

    thank you for the chance to win

    Joey J.

  13. Coconut sugar!! I have been wanting to try baking with this!

  14. Definitely the chocolate chip cookie mix!

  15. I love trying new unrefined sugars! I have never tried Madhava before, I love to try it!

  16. Yum…coconut sugar gives things such great flavour!

  17. This madhava sweetener sounds like exactly what I have been looking for!! I have been using another brand that is NOT up to my quality standards and I will happily replace with this. I use so much every month (healthy baking for my family)… I am just thrilled to find this today! Thank you!

  18. These are the absolute perfect Christmas morning breakfast! I love a good pancake, and these look delicious!

  19. I’d like to try their maple agave pancake syrup. I have been trying to find it!

  20. I’d like to try the organic pure raw honey

  21. The honey looks so good–I’d like to try it!

  22. The honey

  23. Gingerbread pancakes is where it’s at! I love that this coconut sugar offers up a little more than regular sugar. I can’t wait to give it a try!

  24. I think the maple agave pancake syrup!

  25. Tossup between the honey and the chocolate chip cookie mix. Decisions, decisions……..