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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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63 Comments

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

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

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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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    FashionFreak
    October 15, 2011 at 4:07 pm

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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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