Gingerbread Spiced Pancakes

    30 min

    A deliciously spiced pancake, with added depth from ground hazelnuts, cocoa and black treacle. Serve with syrup and/or sweetened whipped cream. Perfect for breakfast, brunch or dessert.

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    Makes: 9 pancakes

    • 375g plain flour
    • 6 tablespoons baking powder
    • 3 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
    • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 3/4 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 6 tablespoons ground hazelnuts
    • 750ml milk
    • 6 egg whites
    • 6 tablespoons black treacle
    • 6 tablespoons vegetable oil

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. In a large bowl sieve together the flour, baking powder, cocoa, ginger, cinnamon and cloves; stir in hazelnuts. Set aside.
    2. In a medium bowl whisk together milk, egg whites and black treacle.
    3. Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour wet ingredients into it. Stir just enough to moisten; batter will be lumpy.
    4. Heat a lightly oiled frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the pan, using approximately 4 tablespoons for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.

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    This is a great recipe! Here is what I did to change it. I used my favorite pancake mix, and prepared that according to the package. It called for a cup of the mix, so I measured everything else accordingly. 1 teaspoon of the coaco powder, 1/2 tsp ginger, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp clove, (added a dash of nutmeg), and 2 tbsp molasses. I then spooned in a bit more of the pancake mix until the batter had the correct texture. They turned out so good!! My boyfriends family always does a Christmas morning pajama breakfast for friends and family. I think I will whip up the batter and take it over there to cook!!  -  18 Dec 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Although I was excited by the enticing ingredients, the final results did not find favor with me. The abundance of baking powder caused a volcano-like effct of the batter. Six extra egg yolks remaining after making pancakes seemed like a waste. In addition, two of my three kids said they liked the flavor of other pancakes I make much better. Sorry!  -  06 Oct 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I love gingerbread cookies so I had to try these. I've made them three times now and my family really likes them alot!Thanks!  -  01 Jan 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)