These fluffy gingerbread pancakes taste just like a spiced holiday cake. They’re perfect for Christmas morning or anytime!

a recipe for healthy whole wheat gingerbread pancakes and the Elf on the Shelf makes mini pancakes | Hungry Healthy Girl

These are the perfect flavors for the holiday season and the texture of the waffles is lovely…. light and fluffy. I used whole wheat pastry flour, but these will totally work with regular whole wheat or all purpose flour. I bet they would even be great with spelt flour. Whole wheat pastry flour has been my flour of choice lately, it keeps the texture more true to what these would be like had I used all purpose flour. And don’t worry, these were picky kid approved. Even the elf got in on the action and made Madelyn some mini whole wheat gingerbread pancakes! She loved these because they were such a fun size and she ate them like finger food, dipping them into a little bowl of maple syrup.

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Whole Wheat Gingerbread Pancakes

The perfect pancakes for Christmas morning or anytime!
Author: Kim


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour, I used whole wheat pastry flour.
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ginger
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 2 tablespoons unsulphured molasses
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups + 2 tablespoons almond milk or other milk, I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk.
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla


  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Mix all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix all wet ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix well until there are no more dry spots; don't over mix.
  • Lightly spray skillet with a natural cooking spray and pour 1/4 cup of pancake batter into the skillet. I was able to fit 2 pancakes in my skillet at a time.
  • When bubbles in the pancake settle and the edges begin to darken, flip the pancakes. Repeat until all of the batter has been used.


Pancakes are the perfect make-ahead breakfast. They freeze really well so go ahead and double the batch.
Serving: 1pancake, Calories: 86kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 27mg, Sodium: 232mg, Potassium: 121mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 41IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 113mg, Iron: 1mg

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