whole grain gingerbread pancakes

by jenna on October 14, 2011

Oh hey! I’m still eating breakfast over here, what about you?

I know lately the blog has been a little, er, breakfast heavy but bear with me! I love it so.

And these pancakes are special. I mean really special. Why? Because they taste just like my very favorite dessert—old fashioned gingerbread!

Made with whole wheat flour, Greek yogurt and an array of fall-ish spice, these pancakes make the perfect hearty weekend breakfast.

Or weekday lunch. <—me yesterday.

Make ‘em this weekend! You won’t regret it. I’ll be dreaming of these puppies while I’m pitchin’ a tent and surviving off of trail mix all weekend. So….eat some for me, okay??

Head to PBS Food for the recipe! And have a fabulous Friday, my sweet friends!

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Claire @ Live and Love to Eat October 14, 2011 at 6:52 am

I love that they aren’t too butter or sugar heavy – can’t wait to try them!

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Michelle @ Chellbellz October 14, 2011 at 7:01 am

I don’t know How I’m going to loose any weight mess with your blog girl! I guess if i eat one pancake I’ll be okay, with some fruit? LOL

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Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat October 14, 2011 at 7:01 am

I finished breakfast ages ago, but I’d happily have it all over again if it means eating these! LOVE the gingerbread idea. Heading over to PBS Food now!

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Emily the Lady Pastor October 14, 2011 at 7:01 am

Jenna! Those pictures are terrific. You are doing great work on the PBS food blog. What a great opportunity it has been!

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Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga October 14, 2011 at 7:10 am

I love gingerbread anything! These look awesome.

Have fun camping.

And I went on a little Etsy spree. Thank you :)

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Kelly October 14, 2011 at 7:19 am

Darn…this is just poor timing. If you had posted this earlier I would have made this exact breakfast for myself this morning! Alas, I searched for other pancake recipes to use up some quickly expiring greek yogurt, one of which did not turn out as planned. I will keep this recipe in my back pocket for next time! ;)

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Hilliary@HappilyEverHealthy October 14, 2011 at 7:22 am

I would love to redo my breakfast this morning and have these! These pancakes sound out of this world! YUM!

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Marie@feedingfive October 14, 2011 at 7:24 am

I am such a sucker for anything that reminds me of the holidays. These sound GREAT!

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Krystina (Organically Me) October 14, 2011 at 7:27 am

These pancakes look so fluffy and delicious.

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Brittany October 14, 2011 at 7:27 am

This post came to be RIGHT when I was about to make breakfast. Sign from the… heavens? Chyea. Thank heavens for twitter… :)

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Emmy (Wine and Butter) October 14, 2011 at 7:33 am

I’m meant to be making my husband gingerbread cake for his birthday on Sunday but (after eating an unforseen amount of white chocolate cookies yesterday) maybe I’ll make these instead!!

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Estela @ Weekly Bite October 14, 2011 at 7:37 am

Gingerbread is my favorite!! Happy Camping :)

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Sarah October 14, 2011 at 7:44 am

I’m on such a pancake kick right now – thanks for keeping the weekend streak alive!

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kathleen @ the daily crumb October 14, 2011 at 7:48 am

yum! always looking for new pancake recipes. especially fall themed :)

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Lauren @ What Lauren Likes October 14, 2011 at 7:54 am

They look perfect! Great recipe :)

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Laurie @SimplyScratch October 14, 2011 at 7:57 am

These sound soooo good Jenna! Hmmm maybe I’ll make these this weekend! Yay!

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Abby White@Eat, Drink and Be Aware October 14, 2011 at 7:57 am

Yum! Have a great weekend.

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Heather October 14, 2011 at 7:58 am

Christmas on a plate…LOVE!

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Khushboo October 14, 2011 at 8:02 am

Breakfast is definitely the best meal of the day so keep these posts comin :)

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Erin October 14, 2011 at 8:19 am

I am perfectly okay with some extra Breakfast recipes. I need to get better at eating more than cereal on a regular basis. Let’s start with these!

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Cat @Breakfast to Bed October 14, 2011 at 8:20 am

I love gingerbread, but SUCK at making pancakes. I swear, I can make a freaking cheese souffle perfectly. Pancakes? not so much.

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Sarah October 14, 2011 at 8:31 am

Those look PERFECT for a weekday lunch:-).

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deva @ deva by definition October 14, 2011 at 8:39 am

These look delicious – simple but satisfying.

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Annie @ Naturally Sweet Recipes October 14, 2011 at 8:46 am

OH man, those look good! I love pancakes any time of day!

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Cait's Plate October 14, 2011 at 8:50 am

Incredible. I went with the pumpkin variety this morning but I have gingerbread waffles on tap for tomorrow ;)

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Moni'sMeals October 14, 2011 at 9:15 am

now this is creative! I love the sounds of it. Good recipe to have for sure. Gingerbread…..ahh.

Hope those cake pops turned out, I made some for my bday last week and they were ammmmazing. :)

have fun camping!

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Sally October 14, 2011 at 9:21 am

You know that pancake at the very bottom of your stack? The one that’s all soggy and saturated with maple syrup. I’ll take that one first, please!

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Liz @ Southern Charm October 14, 2011 at 9:21 am

So excited with the whole wheat flour and greek yogurt. These look fantastic!

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Amanda October 14, 2011 at 9:36 am

Wow, these look great! I was just thinking how I need to make pancakes this weekend. I might try to veganize these (almond milk, flax egg, earth balance) and also sub out the greek yogurt for pumpkin to fuel my current pumpkin obsession…pumpkin gingerbread sounds awesome, right?! :)

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Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning October 14, 2011 at 10:13 am

I, for one, will NEVER complain about having so many breakfast posts.
Love this!! Congrats on the PBS article, too!!

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Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl October 14, 2011 at 12:54 pm

After finding your rendition of Sweet Zucchini Pancakes on Tasty Kitchen. To these now healthy good for you Gingerbread pancakes. I am now having this odd craving for pancakes in the middle of a 90 degree weather day. ;)

Delicious! Thank you for sharing the goodness.

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sarah@spinach&spice October 14, 2011 at 12:57 pm

I love your breakfast kick as of late! It is the most important meal of the day ;) These pancakes sound incredible!

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Corrie Anne October 14, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Gingerbread & pancakes. 2 wonderful things. I love it!

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Molly @ RDexposed October 14, 2011 at 2:50 pm

Wait but now I’m torn making these or your cinnamon rolls for Sunday breakfast. Why must you create such dilemmas?

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Jen October 14, 2011 at 3:57 pm

How do you decide each day/night what to make for your blog? Do you go by what you would like to eat or what might appeal to others?

I guess I am asking basically – what inspires you!? Cookbooks, blogs, etc.

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Katrina October 14, 2011 at 4:06 pm

These are heaven on a plate. Fo sho.

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Amanda October 14, 2011 at 4:22 pm

These look AMAZING! Oh yeah, and I also go in streaks where I eat breakfast for many meals. It’s awesome.

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Emily @ Life on Food October 14, 2011 at 6:14 pm

Oh man I was just getting into my pumpkin and apple recipe and now you are thrown gingerbread at me. So much to eat and so little time!

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Ellen October 14, 2011 at 6:25 pm

YUUUUUMMMMM!! Thanks for sharing! They look AMAZING!!!!!!!

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Leslie Means @ Her View From Home October 14, 2011 at 6:26 pm

Yea – these look amazing!!!!!! My girls will eat them up!

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amy walters, aDESIGNdock October 14, 2011 at 6:28 pm

These look quite spectacular Jenna. Hope you have a fabulous time camping :)

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Emily October 14, 2011 at 7:03 pm

No shame in keeping breakfast options open; keep the good eats coming! Can’t wait to try this one out tomorrow. I have friends coming into town tonight, and this’ll be just the fall treat to entertain with!

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Ashley October 14, 2011 at 8:42 pm

These are perfect for chilly fall mornings with a big mug of coffee!

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Hannah October 14, 2011 at 9:53 pm

*does a happy dance in my heart* Gingerbread is the most magnificent of all the breads! And now, the pancakes.

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Karen October 15, 2011 at 7:43 am

Made these this morning for breakfast, and they were delicious! I subbed in light sour cream because I was out of plain Greek yogurt. Not as nutritious, but it worked. I got 10 pancakes out of one recipe, so I’d say it makes more like 4-5 servings. Definitely a keeper!

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Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather October 15, 2011 at 9:50 am

These look just perect! gingerbread pancakes are one kind I have yet to try… that’s so going to change.

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sofia October 15, 2011 at 12:58 pm

these were delicious! just made them this morning and i added bananas to the mix and needed closer to 1 cup of (almond) milk. yum.

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Frannie October 15, 2011 at 1:18 pm

Thank you for sharing your recipes – I made these this morning and they were delicious!

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Kim October 15, 2011 at 4:54 pm

I made these this morning (and my mom told me that she did, too)! My whole family loved them; real keeper. The only modification I made was to lower the butter to 1T; they still came out fantastically. To the last half of the batch, I added chopped up cranberries (from the freezer). YUM! (My mom makes a cranberry upside-down gingerbread cake, which is what made me think of it.) This is definitely a keeper recipe that I expect will appear at our house over many, many weekends. Oh, and I got 13 pancakes (and my mom got 16), so I’d say this feeds +/- 4 people.

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Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) October 15, 2011 at 5:55 pm

These pancakes look heavenly. Thank you for sharing your heart, recipes and photos!

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Tiffany @ texan on the run October 15, 2011 at 7:59 pm

hey jenna! i was wondering if you had ideas of good quick/easy yet crowd-pleasing foods to have at a fall dinner party or pumpkin carving party?
thanks!

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Sarah October 15, 2011 at 11:06 pm

I will never complain about a breakfast recipe. Keep them coming. Bah, I want these right now! I’m in my PJ’s…does it matter if it’s 11:04pm?

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Nicole October 16, 2011 at 11:22 am

Good call with the gingerbread pancakes- they look amazing!

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ShortSkirts October 16, 2011 at 11:37 am

I made these this weekend they were awesome!

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Baking Serendipity October 16, 2011 at 2:48 pm

Love pancakes and I am totally ready for this gingerbread flavor :)

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Elizabeth October 17, 2011 at 11:55 am

I follow your blog all the time, but have yet to actually leave a comment. I made these pancakes for my boyfriend on Saturday morning and they were a hit! I actually doubled the recipe leaving enough pancakes + leftovers for both my roommates. EVERYONE absolutely loved them, including my professional chef of a roommate. DELICIOUS!!! thx :)

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Erica October 17, 2011 at 2:35 pm

I made these for breakfast this Sunday morning and they were delicious! I’ve never added Greek yogurt to pancakes before – new pancake secret ingredient!

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Diana @ frontyardfoodie October 18, 2011 at 8:06 am

I should totally make these for my dad. He is a crazy for anything ginger…..gingersnaps are his fav cookie, gingerbread his favorite dessert, you get the idea. This could totally be his fav breakfast.

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Carissa @ ChoiceSustenance October 18, 2011 at 8:50 am

I love gingerbread so much but my hubby isn’t into it. His main problem is the molasses, so I’m hoping he likes these. Breakfast for dinner!!

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Maria October 18, 2011 at 1:05 pm

I made these this weekend, My non sweets eating boyfriend even loved them. He was shocked to find out there was Greek yogurt in them! Thanks for the great recipe!

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