Ready for a delicious holiday breakfast recipe that will bring all the Christmas cheer? Here’s a stack of soft & fluffy Gluten-Free Gingerbread Pancakes with Vegan Molasses Yogurt! A top-8 allergy-free recipe that even gets Santa’s seal of approval!
If you follow me on Instagram (and you should), you might remember the teaser photo of these gingerbread pancakes from last December. I hadn’t made them in time to post before the holidays were over so I promised I’d bring them to you next (this!) year! Without further ado, I can’t make you wait any longer (a year is enough)! Gingerbread is one of my favorite things about this time of year. You just can’t be a scrooge when there’s gingerbread goodies around!
I wish gingerbread was as trendy as pumpkin spice. It does get its fair share of love and trendy products, but I still feel like there’s something that keeps it from really taking over. Maybe that’s a good thing? Gingerbread will live long and never get “worn-out”. Regardless of Gingerbread’s status in the world, I give it mad respect. What I also give mad respect to is…pancakes (obviously). Gingerbread + pancakes? It’s an obvious combo and a delicious pairing for some Christmas morning grubbing!
Word on the street is that if you don’t have an amazing standout breakfast on Christmas morning, you can’t open presents! You won’t have the energy and Santa will send one of his elves to take back the presents left under the tree! I KNOW!!! (Don’t tell the kids!) That’s why it is of upmost importance that Christmas breakfast (or brunch if you seriously want to delay), must be delicious! You can do cinnamon buns, some gingerbread coffee cake, maybe even some doughnuts! And you know, these gingerbread pancakes with a super easy and delicious molasses vegan yogurt sauce to POUR over the stack!
Growing up, we never had any special breakfasts, just our typical weekend fare that my dad would then go out and get for us on which ever day of the week Christmas fell on. I’ve told you before about our bagels, doughnuts, coffee, and hot chocolate from local bagel shops and Dunkin’ Donuts. My brother and I could never wait long enough for my dad to get back with the food so we’d “slowly” start of open our stockings while restraining ourselves from heading over to the tree. Don’t worry, he usually got back mid-stocking opening so he didn’t totally miss out, haha!
Now-a-days Christmas breakfast is just whatever I feel like having. Something with a little pizzazz though. Although I don’t need the energy for presents in the same way, I still like to start the day off with a burst of Christmas cheer! Some super soft and fluffy gluten-free gingerbread pancakes with that subtly sweet dairy-free vegan molasses yogurt is just the thing! This recipe makes enough for two hungry people and you can easily double or make a few batches if your pancake-making for a crowd!
Gluten-Free Gingerbread Pancakes with Vegan Molasses Yogurt
- Pancake Batter:
- ½ Cup Gluten-Free All Purpose Flour
- ½ Cup Buckwheat Flour
- ½ Cup Unsweetened Applesauce
- ½ Cup Water
- 1 TB Molasses
- 1 Tsp Baking Powder
- 1 Tsp Ground Ginger
- 1 Tsp Cinnamon
- ½ Tsp Pure Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Extract
- ½ Tsp Ground Nutmeg
- ¼ Tsp Ground Cloves
- ¼ Tsp Allspice
- Molasses Yogurt Sauce:
- ½ Cup Unsweetened Vanilla Coconut Yogurt
- 1 TB Molasses
- ½ Tsp Ground Ginger
- ½ Tsp Cinnamon
- In a mixing bowl, combine all pancake batter ingredients and mix well to combine.
- Heat a non-stick greased skillet over medium high heat on the stove.
- Once the pan is hot, drop about ¼ cup of the batter down, cook for 3-4 minutes, flip and let cook another 2-3 minutes.
- Repeat process for the rest of the batter (you can make the pancakes whatever size you desire).
- For the yogurt sauce, simple mix together all the ingredients in a bowl.
- Serve the pancakes with the molasses yogurt spooned over the stacks!
If you don’t have gingerbread pancakes, are you really even celebrating? I think not! On Christmas I say, we should start the day with gingerbread and end the day with gingerbread as well! Okay, I’m lying a bit. Some chocolate mint goodies are ESSENTIAL as well. Hey! We have 24 hours of Christmas cheer to fill our bellies with all the good holiday flavors. Better yet, who am I kidding? Let’s just start now!
So tell me:
+ What is your typical Christmas breakfast traditions?
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