Gingerbread Pancakes for One

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Christina Ross
Christina Ross
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I couldn’t help but sneak in one more pancakes-for-one recipe before Christmas…

Gingerbread Pancakes for One

… and this one tastes just. like. gingerbread.

Gingerbread Pancakes for One

You’ve got the warm gingerbread spices (cinnamon, ginger, cloves) and the absolutely essential molasses.

Of all the seasonal flavors, gingerbread – to me – is the most Christmasy. My family has always made gingerbread cookies around the holidays, and I clearly remember sneaking bites and nibbles of the dough while it rested in the fridge (some things never change…). My favorite cookie cutter shape for making gingerbread was a rocking horse – forget the classic gingerbread man! We’ve never iced our gingerbread cookies, preferring the unadulterated ginger and molasses flavor of the plain cookies.

I don’t think I’ve made gingerbread cookies since moving out of my parent’s house 10 years ago, but I was craving the homey aroma and flavors of the holiday classic.

Enter gingerbread pancakes.

For one, of course.

Gingerbread Pancakes for One

These light and fluffy pancakes are sweet enough to eat solo, but if you want to dust them with powdered sugar and/or drizzle ‘em with maple syrup I certainly support that decision.

It is the holiday season, after all!

Gingerbread Pancakes for One

Christmas morning breakfast, anyone?

My latest recipe for PB & Co. would also make a fabulous Christmas morning breakfast! Check out my Peanut Butter Cinnamon Rolls.

Peanut Butter Cinnamon Rolls
NameGingerbread Pancakes for One
Prep Time10 minutes
Cooking Time5 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Yield2-3 small pancakes


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • Cooking spray or additional melted butter for the pan


Preheat Your Griddle or Pan

Place a griddle or non-stick skillet over medium-low heat and let it warm up while you prepare the pancake batter.

Mix Dry Ingredients

In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, ground ginger, ground cinnamon, ground cloves, ground nutmeg, and a pinch of salt. Stir them together until well mixed.

Combine Wet Ingredients

In another bowl, whisk together the molasses, buttermilk, egg, and melted butter. Make sure the mixture is well combined.

Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Be careful not to overmix; a few lumps are perfectly fine in pancake batter.

Prepare the Pan

Lightly grease your griddle or skillet with cooking spray or a little melted butter to prevent sticking.

Cook the Pancakes

Pour a ladleful of the gingerbread pancake batter onto the hot griddle to form a pancake. You can make them as small or as large as you prefer. Cook until bubbles start to form on the surface, usually 2-3 minutes.

Flip and Cook the Other Side

Carefully flip the pancake using a spatula and cook the other side for an additional 1-2 minutes, or until it’s golden brown and cooked through.


Once your gingerbread pancake is cooked to perfection, transfer it to a plate. You can keep it warm in a 200°F (93°C) oven while you cook the remaining pancakes.


Serve your gingerbread pancake with your choice of toppings. Traditional options include maple syrup, whipped cream, and a dusting of powdered sugar. For an extra festive touch, add some chopped nuts, fresh berries, or a dollop of Greek yogurt.

Final Thoughts

These gingerbread pancakes for one are the perfect way to indulge in a bit of holiday spirit any time of the year. With their warm spices and comforting aroma, they’re a delightful treat for a lazy weekend morning or a special occasion breakfast. So, why not treat yourself to a stack of these delicious pancakes and savor the flavors of the season with every bite? Happy cooking!

Estimated Nutrition Per Serving

  • Calories: 300-350 calories
  • Protein: 7-9 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 50-55 grams
  • Dietary Fiber: 2-3 grams
  • Sugars: 18-20 grams
  • Fat: 8-10 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 4-5 grams
  • Cholesterol: 80-100 milligrams
  • Sodium: 350-400 milligrams
  • Potassium: 250-300 milligrams
  • Vitamin A: 6-8% DV (Daily Value)
  • Vitamin C: 0%
  • Calcium: 15-20% DV
  • Iron: 15-20% DV

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