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Friday, April 8, 2011

Making Good Gingerbread Pancakes Fabulous!

Gingerbread Pancakes

These gingerbread pancakes were pretty good but I knew I could make them even better. I was looking for a healthier weekend pancake and wanted some soothing flavours at the same time and these pancakes fit the bill on both counts.

Gingerbread Pancakes

Now the recipe does not say to sieve the dry ingredients but my powdered ginger was a little dried out so I thought it would be a good idea to do so but it is not necessary.

Gingerbread Pancakes

All those molasses are really good for you and I had been feeling low on iron so I was thrilled to add them to the wet ingredients.

Gingerbread Pancakes

Like a traditional gingerbread, this recipe calls for water not milk which is good for people avoiding additional dairy but I knew that the flavour would not be as bold as a result.

Gingerbread Pancakes

I mixed everything together and got a perfect pancake batter, nice and thick and lumpy! And, it smelled like Christmas. Nice!

Gingerbread Pancakes

I cooked them all up on my grill, keeping the finished ones done warm in the oven at 225F while I finished the rest. It made enough pancakes for me and my husband.

While the were good, they were not perfect. The next time I made them I replaced one cup of the water with buttermilk, doubled the salt to help boost the spices. I also bought a new package of powdered ginger and wow!!!

Gingerbread Pancakes

Absolutely perfect! These are a knock-out and my husband agreed, a big improvement. And my sister Jamie's response? "They are delicious!"

Me, Jamie & Reg at Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia Jamie at Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia

We had these pancakes before heading out to Peggy's Cove, THE place to visit when you come to Nova Scotia. It was FREEZING though! I tried to stay out there as long as possible but it was tough, so cold! We did get some French onion soup at The Sou'Wester Restaurant to help warm up and try once again to get closer to the water which was a good idea but OMG, FREEZING!

We're having a fabulous visit! I hope you try these pancakes this weekend and join us for brunch!


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Yeah and it's not like there's any trees at Peggy's Cove to break that wind coming straight in off the Atlantic!

AvaDJ said...

A big YUM to those pancakes and a big HELLO to Jamie. You must be having a fabulous time. As cold as it is, it looks like you got some beautiful blue skies and sunshine happening. Have fun!

This Guy said...

Ginger is my most FAVOURITE spice so I am trying these tomorrow... I love molases too so I am pretty excited... I love those Ginger Molases cookies that Tim Hortons makes too - they only have them during christmas though - Grrrrrr... I wish I had a nice recipie for big soft cookies (hint hint) hhheeheh ;)

Brightest blessings! Have a GREAT weekend!!! Bret xoxo

Suzie Ridler said...

It was crazy at Peggy's but lots of fun. We're having a blast! Bret, I hope you enjoy these pancakes because I think they were made just for you. Now I'm going to have to make and I bet you would love this recipe for ginger biscuits. Brightest blessings to you too!

Janice said...

Sounds divine. I used to make molasses pancakes, but never thought of putting ginger in them.

Lauren @ Healthy Food For Living said...

I had to check out the pancakes from the photo on foodgawker - they look delicious!

My family and I vacationed on Cape Breton Island (in Mabou) when I was growing up, so I have fond memories of Nova Scotia :).

Seeking Simplicity said...

I must say these pancakes look very yummy.