25 Craves of Christmas

Dec. 15: Grandma's Gingerbread Pancakes

These days the weather has a mind of its own! Lucky for you, I have found a way to enjoy this white Christmas from the comfort of your kitchen. Grandma's gingerbread pancakes are the perfect excuse stay in and keep warm during the holidays. Enjoy! (Courtesy of AllRecipes)


  • 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


  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. 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.