Paleo Gingerbread Pancakes

Happy January 1st! I will be posting an article later this week on why I don’t do resolutions but I will be doing some goal setting in it’s place! I spent my News Years Eve working, and this morning am headed to New Year’s Day brunch with my family. It’s a yearly tradition. So I thought in honors of New Years brunch I would leave with a brunch recipe: pancakes. Before we get to our recipe I wanted to share with you some highlights of Sophie’s first big snow. Boston got a bunch of snow on Saturday night and while I dread it, it turns out, Sophie loves it!


Being the spoiled puppy that she is I shoveled a path for her in the backyard but she preferred the snow!


She’s so fluffy the snow sticks to her fur. Totally doesn’t phase her.



And that was our weekend. This weekend only makes me dream of the beach more and more….

Onto your recipe…

I learned a very important lesson in the process of making this recipe: Gingerbread pancakes do not photograph well. It also doesn’t help when you burn them! But I promise you they’re delicious and 100% Paleo and Gluten Free! So make them for, brunch, breakfast, dinner, whatever you may be doing today and have a very happy New Year!



  • 1 tbs. coconut flour
  • 1 tbs. almond flour
  • 1 tbs. coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. cloves
  • 1/8 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. all spice
  • 1/8 tsp. xanthan gum
  • 1/2 tbs. blackstrap molasses
  • 3 egg whites


  1. In a mixing bowl combine all of your dry ingredients (flour, sugar, and spices).
  2. Next mix in your molasses and egg whites and stir well.
  3. Preheat a skillet with coconut oil.
  4. Pour your batter into 3 smaller pancakes and bake until the edges start to round and cakes bubble and flip.
  5. Cook until done and enjoy!

Paleo Gingerbread pancakes

Makes 1 serving.ย 

Paleo GingerBread Pancakes

Happy New Year!

How are you celebrating the new year??? What did you do last night?ย 

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53 thoughts on “Paleo Gingerbread Pancakes

  1. Jessie

    I saw your tweet on twitter in regards to this recipe, and i could hardly for my internet to start working again to check it out!! Of course, it once again did not disappoint :) :)

  2. Lucie

    Love the pics of Sophie in the snow!! The pancakes look so good too. I just can not get all the ingredients. Any suggestion to replace the almond flour (Buckwheat?), coconut sugar and molasse? Sorry :-) Have a great New Years’ Day!!

    1. danielle Post author

      Thanks Lucie! Hmm…I would swap almond flour for buckwheat. Any kind of sweetener for coconut sugar, you could do stevia but just use a lot less (maybe a packet). Molasses gives it the gingerbread flavor so not quite sure you could substitute that one! Honey could work but the flavor would be a bit different!

  3. Rachel

    What are the equivalent egg beaters for egg whites in recipes? I see egg whites in a lot of recipes, but not sure of how to do that if using eggbeaters (egg “substitutes”). I allways use whole eggs, but if the recipe only calls for the white, then I want to follow the recipe.

    1. danielle Post author

      You can separate the white from a whole egg quite easily. Your other option is to do the liquid egg whites and the equivalent is 3 tbs. to 1 egg white.

    1. danielle Post author

      Glad to know she’s not the only one. She loves it but when she comes inside she’s covered in snow!

  4. Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl

    These pancakes sound ridiculously delicious. I have been wanting to incorporate the flavor of gingerbread into my foods during this time of year but have not had many opportunities to do so. These pancakes just might HAVE to happen.

    Happy 2013!! :)

  5. GiGi Eats Celebrities

    So right now it is negative 15 here in WY… Those pancakes would be an AMAZING WAY to warm me up RIGHT NOW!! Absolutely YUM!!! :)

    Happy New Year! I plan on spending mine, eating, playing board games and just chillin’ with the family!!

    1. danielle Post author

      Thanks so much Paige. Luckily our backyard is fenced in because I kept losing her in the snow ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. Amber @ ExSoyCise

    Snow puppy!! What a cutie! These gingerbread pancakes sound delish! I am pinning so I can try them out soon. Happy new year love!

  7. Sara @ Nourish and Flourish

    Sophie the snow lover! Aww! I dread the snow too, but my dogs have always loved it. :)

    These pancakes sound (and look!) so good! I’m not sure I have molasses on hand, but I think it’s definitely worth buying a jar so that I can give these a try!

    I hope you had a wonderful brunch with your family today! <3

    1. danielle Post author

      I dread the snow too! Too bad Sophie’s in love with it! Molasses is a great source of iron too! I have a spicy chicken recipe coming up that I use molasses in too so you can use it for both recipes now ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. danielle Post author

      She loves it! It makes me nervous cause I’m worried she’ll freeze but she absolutely loves it! Happy New year!

  8. Wendy

    Danielle- Happy New Year! I will continue following your blog and your yummy recipes! Thanks for this one – another great use for my blackstrap molasses! Continued success to you in 2013! Wendy


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