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whole grain gingerbread pancakes

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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    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! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    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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    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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    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… ๐Ÿ™‚

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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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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

    They look perfect! Great recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

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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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    October 14, 2011 at 7:58 am

    Christmas on a plate…LOVE!

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    October 14, 2011 at 8:02 am

    Breakfast is definitely the best meal of the day so keep these posts comin ๐Ÿ™‚

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    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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    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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Friday | On A Pink Typewriter
    October 14, 2011 at 9:12 am

    […] pictures of droolworthy pancakes.ย I want some […]

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    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. ๐Ÿ™‚

    have fun camping!

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    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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    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?! ๐Ÿ™‚

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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. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Delicious! Thank you for sharing the goodness.

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    October 14, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    I love your breakfast kick as of late! It is the most important meal of the day ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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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    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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    October 14, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    These are heaven on a plate. Fo sho.

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    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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    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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    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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    October 14, 2011 at 8:42 pm

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

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    October 15, 2011 at 4:07 pm

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    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?

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    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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    October 16, 2011 at 11:22 am

    Good call with the gingerbread pancakes- they look amazing!

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    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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    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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    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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