Man, oh, man! I’ve been on a HUGE gingerbread kick this holiday. I made my first ever – from scratch – gingerbread men last week, and they turned out so good that I wanted to make gingerbread pancakes next! This recipe is adapted from allrecipes.com.
1 1/2 cups all purpose baking flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground, dried ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup molasses
1 1/2 cups water
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 (ours looked really watery at this point but our pancakes turned out great!)
Heat a lightly oiled griddle (we used vegetable oil) 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.
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