Tis the season for all things gingerbread, right? Gingerbread houses, gingerbread men and of course, bubbly gingerbread pancakes. It’s the perfect breakfast for the holiday season.
These gingerbread pancakes not only taste delicious, but will make your house smell oh so good too. And that’s the perfect way to wake up during the holidays.
Fun Gingerbread Facts
Did you know….
- We in the United States typically only eat gingerbread during the Christmas holidays yet the rest of the world enjoys gingerbread all year round.
- Unmarried women in England would eat gingerbread men in the hopes that it would bring them luck in finding a husband.
- Gingerbread houses became hugely popular after the fairy tale Hansel and Gretel was published.
Now I usually like a fix and and forget it breakfast or least a prep the night before type breakfast when I am cooking for a crowd, but I just love the flavor of gingerbread so much that we had to play with these and create bubbly-ized version of them.
These gingerbread pancakes are so good, they deserve to be a part of any holiday breakfast or brunch line up. And they didn’t take very long to make either. From creating the pancake batter to serving them, it was about 20 minutes. So my guests just prepared their breakfast beverages while I was flipping pancakes.
And since we typically only eat gingerbread themed foods during the holidays, we have a very limited window of time to enjoy these or we can start embracing gingerbread all year long! I’m all for that.
Bubbly Gingerbread Pancakes
- 2 cups All-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tsp Baking powder
- 1/2 tsp Baking soda
- 2 1/2 tsp Ground ginger
- 1 1/2 tsp Ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp Ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp Ground Allspice
- 3/4 cups Buttermilk
- 1/2 cup Bubbly
- 1/2 cup Molasses
- 2 large eggs
(Tip: If you don’t have buttermilk, you can take 3/4 c any type of milk + 3/4 T lemon juice and let it sit 10 minutes.)
- In a small bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients and set aside.
- In a large bowl whisk eggs and then add buttermilk, bubbly, molasses and whisk to combine.
- Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Whisk well (until you see no more flour), but be careful not to overdo it.
- Using a ladle, scoop pancake mix onto a heated, non-stick frying pan. (I did spray with a non-stick spray one time for the entire mix.). And after some trial and error, with the size ladle I had, it was about half full to create the perfect size pancake.
- When you see bubbles forming, it’s time to flip.
- Serve immediately with butter, syrup, or powdered sugar.
Christmas Breakfast Fails
People always ask if we ever have any recipe fails and the answer to that is YES! Lots of drinks go down the drain and many food recipes take several tries to get them right.
In fact, we tried to create a bubbly gingerbread syrup recipe to go with these, but that was a complete fail. So I tried to save it and added the syrup to some bubbly, hoping that would make a fun gingerbread bubbly cocktail to go with it, but I was too afraid to add too much syrup so it just tasted like bubbly.
And the one fail I never got right was the egg nog breakfast pancakes that I made 18 years ago. And clearly, I am completely scarred and haven’t tried again. So, if you want to try them and bubbly-ize them for me, I’d love that!
If you’re looking for any bubbly supplies for gatherings of any size you can check out our Bubbly Side of Life shop on Amazon. We have some fun items that coincide with blog posts, shopping lists for the bubbly lover in your life, and other supplies so that you can create your own bubbly themed cocktails and mocktails.
Try our Bubbly French Toast casserole that can be made the night before for the perfect no fuss, no mess breakfast or brunch.
Try the sheet pan bubbly pumpkin pancakes for another easy breakfast option.
Pair this breakfast with our sparkling red wine hot chocolate. It would be like breakfast and dessert all in one meal!
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