Saturday, January 2, 2010

Gingerbread Pancakes

If you ever find yourself in Austin, TX be sure to stop by Magnolia Cafe for breakfast. No matter what you order you won't be disappointed, but I highly recommend trying the gingerbread pancakes. I love them so much I went on a mad hunt to find the recipe, fortunately Food Network made that easy for me. I've made a few modifications since I like my gingerbread to have a little stronger taste. I accompanied the pancakes with apples, fresh from the farmer's market, that I sauteed in a little butter and cinnamon - yum!

3 eggs
1/4 C brown sugar
1 C buttermilk
1/2 C water
1/4 C brewed coffee
2 1/2 C white unbleached flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp ground cloves
1 1/2 Tbsp ground cinnamon
1 1/2 Tbsp ground ginger
1 1/2 Tbsp ground nutmeg
4 Tbsp butter or margarine, melted

In a large bowl, mix eggs and brown sugar until well combined. Add buttermilk, water and brewed coffee, and stir to combine. In another large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cloves, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Add the liquid ingredients to the flour mixture and stir just until combined. Stir in the melted butter.

Grease a griddle or heavy skillet. Heat griddle or skillet over medium-high heat and then add the batter, by ladle-fulls. Cook until little bubbles appear around the edges of the pancake, and then flip. Cook on the second side until golden brown and cooked through in the middle. Serve immediately.


  1. Wow, those look awesome. I'll have to try them with the kids. Thanks!

  2. You have to make them - soooooo good!! When I had them at the restaurant there were pieces of banana in them - delish! The kids will love them!