Free-N-Fun Christmas


Gingerbread Pancakes

What’s better than waking up to a floor full of presents from Santa? All that, but with the unmistakable smell of pancakes wafting through your home. Before baking cookies, cook up some of these to create an unforgettable start to your Christmas morning!


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 
eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 1/4 
cups buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1/3 cup strong coffee
  • 3 
tbsp. cooking oil


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In another mixing bowl, combine eggs, buttermilk, molasses, coffee, and cooking oil. Add liquid mixture to flour mixture. Stir until combined but still slightly lumpy.
  2. Heat a lightly greased griddle or heavy skillet over medium heat until a few drops of water dance across the surface. For each pancake, pour about 1/4 cup batter onto the hot griddle. Spread batter into a circle about 5 inches in diameter.
  3. Cook over medium heat until pancakes are golden brown. Flip pancakes when surfaces are bubbly and edges are slightly dry (about 1 to 2 minutes per side). Top with orange marmalade or your favorite syrup. Makes 12 pancakes.

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