Gingerbread Pumpkin Pancakes

These gingerbread pumpkin pancakes have a mellow gingerbread flavor combined with seasonal pumpkin to make them a delicious breakfast.

I’m not a huge holiday person. Last year we didn’t have a tree until the day before Christmas Eve when my mom threatened to not come for Christmas Eve dinner if I didn’t put one up.

We ended up putting together a 4 foot fake Martha Stewart one from Kmart I’ve had for years as a compromise.

These gingerbread pumpkin pancakes have a mellow gingerbread flavor combined with seasonal pumpkin to make them a delicious breakfast.

I like looking at other people’s decorations and pretty lights and I’ll listen to the Christmas music on for the next 4 weeks but when it comes to my own house, you’re not going to find Christmas thrown up all over the place.

If you saw the amount of boxes filled with Christmas stuff we have in the attic you’d probably think I’m really a 60 year old woman in disguise who has been collecting items since moving out on her own.

But no, I just have a mother obsessed with Home Goods who tries to get me in the holiday spirit by wiping the store clean of random Santa’s, angels and Christmas ornaments.

Gingerbread pancakes combined with pumpkin make a hearty and cozy fall or winter breakfast.

The truth is I’m just lazy.

Spending an entire day lugging boxes from the attic, down two flights of stairs, a couple of hours decorating, putting boxes away, buying a tree, stringing lights, decorating the tree, watering the tree, disposing of the tree, putting decorations away, lugging boxes down the stairs again….you get the idea.

It’s a lot of work and it just doesn’t seem worth the effort!

If someone wants to do it for me, I’d happily enjoy it every day but honestly, I’d rather spend that time doing other things.

Like creating holiday flavored food.

Especially pancakes!

Less effort and you get to eat the fruits of your labor!

Try a stack of these gingerbread pumpkin pancakes this weekend - fluffy, moist and full of seasonal flavor!

Now that we’ve officially transitioned from Thanksgiving to Christmas, I decided to breakout the gingerbread for pancake Sunday and deviate a little from my go to pancake recipe – perfect protein pancakes.

I’ll never choose a gingerbread cookie when given the choice (unless it’s these chocolate chunk molasses gingerbread cookies or these gingerbread collagen cookies) but in pancake form I actually liked the flavor.

And if you are a gingerbread fan, you’ll probably love these.

So why the pumpkin part?

Simple. Because I still have a stockpile of Libby’s in the pantry and felt like it.

You really can’t taste the pumpkin much but it helped mellow the gingerbread flavor a little which made them not too “gingery” and perfect for my taste.

Also – because I love pumpkin in pancakes as evidenced by these paleo pumpkin pancakes and these pumpkin protein pancakes.

All the wonderful fall and winter spices combine in these gingerbread pumpkin pancakes.

If gingerbread isn’t your thing, here are previous pancake Sunday creations you may want to check out:

Sweet potato chocolate chip pancakes are also a great option for this time of year.

So many pancakes, not enough weekend days!

Gingerbread Pumpkin Pancakes

Gingerbread Pumpkin Pancakes

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

These gingerbread pumpkin pancakes have a mellow gingerbread flavor combined with seasonal pumpkin to make them a delicious breakfast.


  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pancake mix (or same amount of ww flour + 1/2 teaspoon baking powder)
  • 1/8 cup sugar in the raw
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin
  • 1/8 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons blackstrap molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk (I used 1%)


  1. Combine dry ingredients in a medium bowl and mix.
  2. Add wet ingredients and whisk together.
  3. Heat a pancake griddle or skillet over medium heat. Grease with butter or cooking spray and pour pancake batter onto pan.
  4. Cook 1-2 minutes per side until fully cooked through.


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Do you enjoy decorating for the holidays or are you a grinch like me?

Are you a gingerbread fan?

filed in: Breakfast


  1. meg

    You should talk your mom into coming and decorating FOR you! ;)
    I suppose that decorating for Christmas is a lot of work and a lot of mess… I keep most of the decorations in the closet under the stairs so I don’t have to drag stuff too far! I always try to wait until Dec 1st for Christmas decorating…. but then finals start to happen and before I know it, it’s a week before Christmas and nothing has been done!

  2. Kris |

    OMG! These look amazing!!!! What a gorgeous mixture of flavors!!!! I will be trying these, thank you!!

    Ahhh I can’t believe you don’t put up your decor ;) I live for this time and squeezing every ounce out of this season!!! hehe


  3. Marty

    Im a total dork when it comes to holidays. I bust out my crates filled with holiday decorations and love to make the house look a little festive. Now taking them down is another story.

  4. Kate

    I looooove decorating my house! My parents have a ton of decorations, so when I move out I plan to take some so my future home can be decorated :) The only thing I like more than decorating is eating gingerbread. I am a sucker for all things gingerbread!

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