Gingerbread Protein Pancakes

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes

These gingerbread pancakes are full of warm spices, packed with protein and are naturally gluten free.

Gluten Free Gingerbread Protein Pancakes - The Lemon Bowl


During a recent snowstorm my husband was working from home so I decided to surprise him with a warm and yummy pancake lunch. With Christmas right around the corner, we are officially in hermit cookie season which is where I got the inspiration for this dish. 

Hermit Bars - Ginger Molasses Cookies - The Lemon Bowl

If you’ve never had a hermit bar before, they are a chewy, ginger-molasses spice cookie that my husband bakes every year during the holidays. They originated in New England where my husband was raised as a nutrient-packed cookie for sailors to bring on long trips across the ocean.

Gingerbread Protein Pancakes - The Lemon Bowl

While I’d love to subsist on cookies for nourishment, I rarely go more than 3 hours without a meal so I decided to create a healthy pancake recipe that hits all of the gingerbread notes we love without any of the guilt. In fact, these pancakes are packed with protein and fiber to give you long lasting energy all morning long. After all, you probably have cookies to bake and gifts to wrap.

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Gingerbread Protein Pancakes - The Lemon Bowl

Gingerbread Protein Pancakes

These gingerbread pancakes are full of warm spices, packed with protein and are naturally gluten free.
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 10 minutes
TOTAL: 20 minutes
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Servings4

Ingredients
 

Instructions
 

  • Place oats in a food processor or blender and pulse until flour forms. It doesn’t have to be perfectly smooth.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together oat flour, protein powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground ginger, baking powder, salt and ground cloves.
  • In a small bowl, combine wet ingredients: mashed banana, egg, milk, molasses and vanilla. Slowly add wet ingredients to the dry and mix until just combined.
  • Heat griddle over medium heat and spray with cooking spray. Working 1/4 cup at a time, pour batter onto heated griddle. Cook first side until bubbles begin to form, about 2 minutes. Flip pancakes and cook additional 2 minutes or until other side is lightly browned. Serve with maple syrup and butter if you wish.

Notes

Once your griddle heats up, feel free to reduce heat to medium-low or even low to avoid burning pancakes before they are fully cooked.
If batter seems too dry, add 1/4 cup additional milk.

Nutrition

Serving: 2pancakesCalories: 286kcalCarbohydrates: 46.5gProtein: 14.6gFat: 5.6gSaturated Fat: 1.4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4.2gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 96mgSodium: 347mgFiber: 5.9gSugar: 8.2g

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34 responses to “Gingerbread Protein Pancakes”

  1. Katie Avatar
    Katie

    These look sooo yummy!! Can I substitute almond milk for skim milk?

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Absolutely!!

  2. kitblu Avatar
    kitblu

    I have some protein powder but there is no scoop. Ho do I determine how much to use? I would love to make these pancakes.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Oh good point! Two tablespoons! :)

  3. Tiff @ Love, Sweat, & Beers Avatar
    Tiff @ Love, Sweat, & Beers

    Oh yum! These sound great. I am alllll about the gingerbread right now.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      You and me both! Tis the season!

  4. lindsay Avatar
    lindsay

    these look fab! and now i want a slab of good ol’ butter too! LOL! gingerbread pancakes are great but add in gluten free and protein and you’ve got DINNER, right? ;-)

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Exactly girl! I like the way you think!

  5. skie stanyard Avatar
    skie stanyard

    Can you sub the Egg for anything!? Brilliant recipe

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      You could always try a flax egg! Google it for easy directions but I believe it’s a tablespoon of flax seed with water. Good luck!!

  6. Caroline Avatar
    Caroline

    Ooooh…these look so airy and fluffy! I love gingerbread. I’ve never done a gingerbread pancake! I’m pinning now to make over the holidays. My kids will love them!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Let me know if you try it!! They were one of my best batches of pancakes lately!! :)

  7. Nikki @Seeded at the Table Avatar
    Nikki @Seeded at the Table

    I could really use these pancakes today! And, about 5,000 batches of those hermit bars.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      LOL I want to have a hermit with you!! xxoxo

  8. Gaby Avatar
    Gaby

    I would love a big stack of these!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      They were so dang good!! Thanks Gaby!

  9. Samuel Jeffery Avatar
    Samuel Jeffery

    Wow! I would have never considered gingerbread to be used in pancakes. What a wonderful idea!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I hope you like them!!

  10. Laurie {Simply Scratch} Avatar
    Laurie {Simply Scratch}

    Yup, totally making these!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      You must – they were so freaking good!

  11. ashley - baker by Nature Avatar
    ashley – baker by Nature

    these pancakes look incredible, liz! i am all about gingerbread flavored recipes right now :)

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Thanks friend – they were so good!! I need to remember to use molasses more often!

  12. Susan Avatar
    Susan

    Wow, Liz! You’ve really come up with something here that sounds wonderful. We enjoy pancakes, but I rarely find a recipe for them that I really want to make. I’m definitely going to put this on my list of must-try recipes.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Thank you so much Susan! I hope you enjoy!

  13. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking Avatar
    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

    Your hubby was so lucky to be treated to these delicious pancakes for lunch! I could go for them any time of day. They look SO delicious, and I love the gingerbread flavor. Thanks for sharing, Liz! Happy holidays to you and your new family of four! ;)

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I always want pancakes too – any time of the day!! :) Happy Holidays to you as well friend!

  14. Kathy Avatar
    Kathy

    I already have some oatmeal flour. How much should I use in the recipe? Thanks!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      It’s a 1:1 ratio so one cup of oat flour! Enjoy!!

      1. Kathy Avatar
        Kathy

        Thanks! Going to try these tomorrow morning:)

        1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
          Liz DellaCroce

          Oh good I hope you enjoy them!!

  15. Aggie Avatar
    Aggie

    These sound perfect. I seriously love when you can feel good about eating pancakes.

    Ps…forwarding hermit bar recipe to Larry :)

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