Gingerbread Pancakes

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Frying these grain-free protein pancakes will infuse your home with the smell of gingerbread all morning long.

This devine gluten free pancake recipe was created by Leanne is a Holistic Nutritionist and writer for her wholesome living blog Healthful Pursuit where she shares her passion for eating intuitively, and creating gluten-free and often allergen-free recipes. Join Leanne on Pinterest for more fantastic recipes.

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Gingerbread Pancakes

Gingerbread Pancakes

Yields: 4 servings | Serving Size: 2 small pancakes | Calories: 164 | Total Fat: 3.1 g | Saturated Fat: 0 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 146 mg | Carbohydrates: 26.9 g | Dietary Fiber: 7.0 g | Sugars: 6.6 g | Protein: 8.7 g | SmartPoints (Freestle): 3 |


  • ⅔ cup non-dairy milk – I used unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 flax egg (1 tbsp freshly ground flax + 3 tbsp water); ¼ cup egg whites for non-vegan recipe
  • 1 tablespoon blackstrap molasses
  • 1 tablespoon chia seed
  • 1 teaspoon gluten-free pure vanilla extract
  • 10 drops vanilla stevia or 2 tbsp xylitol *see note
  • ⅔ cup chickpea flour
  • 1 teaspoon gluten-free baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves


  1. Combine almond milk and chia and allow to sit for 10 minutes – this will get the chia all gelatinous and good for your digestion. Alternatively, allow the chia to soak overnight in the milk, then add to the recipe.
  2. Preheat a small non-stick pan on medium-low heat for 2 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, combine the dry ingredients in a separate bowl, then add to the wet ingredients.
  4. Stir until just mixed.
  5. Pour ¼ of the mixture into the preheated pan. Allow the first side to cook for 3-4 minutes, or until bubbles form and the edges begin to turn golden.
  6. Flip and allow to cook for another 1-2 minutes.
  7. Place completed pancake on cooling rack and repeat with remaining batter.
  8. Serve with melted coconut oil, maple syrup, chopped apple and pecans.
  9. Feel free to replace the xylitol with 2 tablespoons of another type of sweetener. Palm sugar, honey, maple syrup or demerara sugar would all be good choices.


3 Comments on "Gingerbread Pancakes"

  1. Darlene  November 7, 2012

    Would it be possible to include the nutrition facts with the recipes? It helps in figuring amounts of fats, calories, protiens etc.

    • Skinny Ms.  November 7, 2012

      Darlene, All of our recipes have data. The recipes that don't currently have the nutritional data are those contributed by guest food bloggers. Our plan is to do these as well, but it will take some time. Thanks for your patience.

  2. Sandi  March 23, 2013

    I use to figure the nutrition info for recipes. It' a bit clunky, but it works!


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