See how to make fluffy gingerbread pancakes! The easy holiday spice pancakes recipe is quick to whip up and perfect for Christmas breakfast and holiday brunch. Made with warming gingerbread spices, this healthy pancake recipe with almond flour is gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free and suitable for paleo. Plus, the healthy Christmas breakfast recipe takes only 30 minutes from start to finish.
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Healthy gingerbread pancakes – Delicious Christmas pancakes recipe
Christmas is just around the corner, so it’s the perfect time to share my delicious gingerbread pancake recipe. The whirlwind of the holidays will be here before you know it, which is why I love this healthy Christmas pancake recipe. It ticks all the holiday breakfast recipe boxes: simple, fast, and full of warming gingerbread.
I shared pumpkin pancakes for autumn, and these gingerbread pancakes are perfect for wintertime. These paleo pancakes are gluten-free, dairy-free, soft and fluffy. These holiday spice pancakes make a fantastic paleo breakfast, but are also perfect for serving at a brunch, lunch or snack. And if you want to eat them for dessert instead of gingerbread breakfast? Add a scoop of ice cream and you have a delicious Christmas dessert!
So grab your pancake griddle and let me show you how to make fluffy and delicious gingerbread pancakes for your holiday breakfast table – without refined flours and sugar.
Gingerbread pancakes ingredients
These paleo holiday pancakes are made from simple and healthy ingredients:
- almond flour and coconut flour – For the best texture, use blanched, finely ground almond flour. I don’t recommend almond meal.
- unsweetened almond milk – You can substitute with another dairy-free milk.
- coconut sugar – Other sweeteners can be used such as maple sugar or brown/muscovado sugar if the Christmas pancakes don’t have to be paleo. For keto gingerbread pancakes, use a low carb sweetener instead.
- avocado oil – Can be subbed for another cooking oil.
- baking powder – Baking powder is optional but makes the pancakes super fluffy.
- gingerbread spice – Either use my homemade gingerbread spice mix or this premade blend. You can also prepare cinnamon pancakes by preparing the pancake recipe with cinnamon in place of gingerbread spice.
- fine sea salt
How to make gingerbread pancakes for Christmas breakfast
If you’ve ever made gluten-free almond flour pancakes, you may know that they can be pretty dense, which isn’t a bad thing and some folks actually prefer. But for this paleo breakfast recipe, we want to create fluffy gingerbread pancakes.
Here is how to make gingerbread xmas pancakes from scratch:
Make the gingerbread pancake batter
- First, mix the almond flour, coconut flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, salt, and gingerbread spice.
- In a sperate mixing bowl, whisk together the almond milk, egg yolks, and avocado oil.
- Next, you’ll stir together the dry and wet ingredients.
- Whip the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Whipping the egg whites ensures that the pancakes become light and fluffy and not heavy and dense like many paleo pancake recipes.
- Then gently fold in the egg whites into the gingerbread pancake mix. Don’t stir, you definitely want to fold the whites in. The whites help create a fluffy texture, so we don’t want to lose that air!
Cook the gingerbread Christmas pancakes
- Next, heat a griddle or non-stick frying pan with a little oil over medium heat. Pour 1/4 cup of batter onto the pan and spread into a circle.
- Cook for 2 minutes, until the edges begin to set, then turn and repeat with the other side.
- Repeat until the gluten-free pancake batter is used up and keep the homemade gingerbread pancakes warm until ready to serve.
Can you make this gluten-free gingerbread pancake recipe ahead?
Yes, you can definitely make these healthy gingerbread pancakes without molasses ahead of time. They are great for meal prep and a quick breakfast. Because the batter won’t keep, be sure to cook the gluten-free pancakes and then freeze them to eat later. See my tips on freezing below.
How to freeze healthy gingerbread pancakes
It’s a great idea to keep a batch of flourless gingerbread pancakes in the freezer throughout the holiday season. After frying, let the easy homemade pancakes cool completely and then place them in a freezer bag with layers of parchment/baking paper or wax/greaseproof paper between pancakes to prevent sticking.
Christmas pancake toppings
Gluten-free gingerbread pancakes are even better with a delicious topping or two. Here are some yummy ideas:
- maple syrup
- coconut whipped cream
- ice cream
- cranberry sauce
- gingerbread syrup
- pumpkin spice syrup
It’s also a tasty idea to serve these holiday pancakes with my easy gingerbread hot chocolate!
Supplies and equipment to make fluffy gingerbread pancakes
Tab or click the products below to shop the items I used to make this gluten-free pancakes recipe with almond flour:
- non-stick frying pan – A non-stick pan is essential for this gingerbread pancake recipe.
- hand mixer – A hand-held mixer makes whipping the egg whites a breeze.
- mixing bowls – This set has mixing bowls comes in different sizes and is very useful to prepare many healthy breakfast recipes.
- nylon turner – This flexible nylon turner is the perfect tool for turning pancakes.
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Oh, these sound so yummy! We are GF so these are so tempting! What a great Christmas morning breakfast idea!
Thanks so much, ladies! My husband is GF as well and he loved those.
We have family members who have dietary restrictions and it’s great that this can be eaten by everyone. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Pinned.
Thank you, Erlene! I’m happy to hear that the recipe is useful for you!
Oh wow! These sound delicious! I’ve been wanting to make pancakes, but I get bored with the same things. This would be a great way to make them so much better!
Many thanks, Michelle! This is definitely a delicious way to change things up a bit!
These look delicious! Looks like we use a lot of the same ingredients in our baking!
Thank you, Roseann! Yes, it seems that way, which is great because I don’t have to buy anything extra to try your recipes. 🙂
These pancakes look amazing! I would have never guessed they were gluten free!
Many thanks, Heather! They taste pretty similar to “regular” pancakes, too.
I usually make gingerbread pancakes once during the holiday season, and my family loves them. I love the addition of the little gingerbread man on top!
Thanks a lot, Cherryl! Yes, same here. My family loves pancakes for our holiday breakfast.
I haven’t had pancakes since I started my gluten-free diet, and I think that’s about to end! Yours sound so good, I have to try them. Thanks for sharing, Cyna!
Thank you, Wanda! My husband is gluten-free as well and he has been asking for gf pancakes for a while. I hope you enjoy the recipe if you try it!
You had me at gingerbread pancakes and sold me on healthy gingerbread pancakes. These look so yummy! I haven’t had breakfast yet and my tummy is growling. Pinned
Thank you so much, Marie! I know the feeling because after I saw your Swedish Aeggekage breakfast I was hungry, too. 🙂
Sounds like very festive flavors for the holidays.
Thanks so much!
I love making seasonal pancakes. I can see this on our Christmas morning menu!
Thank you, Ellen! This recipe is a wonderful Christmas morning treat.
Those gingerbread pancakes look so decadent and delicious! What an amazing recipe for people who need to have a great gluten free option. I don’t need those dietary restrictions, but I’m very sure I’d still absolutely love eating this for breakfast!
Thank you so much, Nikki! These are really good and you won’t even notice that their gluten-free.
Pancakes make a perfect breakfast and these are paleo which makes it even better. This stack of pancakes looks scrumptious.
Thank you, Jenny! Love paleo pancakes for breakfast!