Gingerbread is delicious! And gingerbread men cookies are awesome. But you have to make the dough, roll it out, cut out the gingerbread men, and then bake them, not to mention the decorating…and well, sometimes it just seems like way too much hard work!
So when you are craving gingerbread, but you need a quick and easy recipe, a recipe the kids can make, the answer is gingerbread pancakes!
These mini gingerbread pancakes are the perfect size to eat warm, straight out of the fry pan, or to eat cold packed in a lunchbox. They are simple and quick to make, and they taste just like a soft, sweet gingerbread cookie!
You can make them any size you like. Making lots of tiny ones is fun, or you can use a metal cookie cutter to make shapes.
Make sure you grease the cookie cutter well first, then place it in the pan and fill it with pancake mix. Don’t fill them too full and flip the whole thing, pancake and cookie cutter together, to cook the other side.
But once the kids get a taste of these you’ll be making cookie sized pancakes as quick as you can to keep up with demand!
Feel free to substitute the self raising flour for 1 cup of plain (all purpose flour) of any kind (half plain and half oat flour works well) plus 1 teaspoon of baking soda 1 teaspoon of baking powder.
A sprinkle of icing sugar makes these gingerbread pancakes look festive and fancy, and if you are lucky enough to have Christmas during berry season like we do, add a handful of fresh youngberries!
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 tbsp golden syrup (treacle/molasses)
- 1 egg
- 1 cup self raising flour
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp allspice
- 3/4 cup of milk
- In a medium sized bowl combine the sugar, golden syrup, and egg and whisk together.
- Add the flour and spices and a little milk and mix.
- Add the rest of the milk a little at a time. mixing well, until you have a thick pancake batter.
- Place spoonfuls of mixture onto a hot, a well buttered, fry pan and cook until you see bubbles forming. Flip the pancake over and cook the other side until golden.
Please note: this recipe uses Australian measurements and temperatures, if you need to convert measurements or temperatures you can find our printable cooking conversion chart here.
Pancakes seem to a be becoming a Christmas tradition at our house. I think it’s because they are so quick and easy to cook and so delicious. They are just exactly what you need when you are feeling a little overwhelmed but still want some festive cheer!
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