Paleo Gingerbread Pancakes

by danielle on January 1, 2013

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!

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

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

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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!

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Ingredients: 

  • 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

Directions:

  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. 

Paleo GingerBread Pancakes

Happy New Year!

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

{ 53 comments… read them below or add one }

Jessie January 1, 2013 at 10:07 am

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 :) :)

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danielle January 1, 2013 at 3:06 pm

Yay! So happy you like it!

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Anna @AnnaTheApple January 1, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Aww your dog is just so cute! Lost in the snow hehe.

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danielle January 1, 2013 at 3:06 pm

Hahaha it’s easy to lose her out there!

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Michelle @ Eat Move Balance January 1, 2013 at 12:53 pm

NYE was low key for us–just the way I like it. Today I host a good luck dinner for friends and family. It’s one of my favorite traditions. Have a great day!

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danielle January 1, 2013 at 3:06 pm

Totally agree! A quiet NYE is just fine with me! Happy New Year!

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Lucie January 1, 2013 at 1:06 pm

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!!

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danielle January 1, 2013 at 3:08 pm

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!

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Lucie January 1, 2013 at 8:29 pm

Perfect, sounds great, I’ll try that!!

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Rachel January 1, 2013 at 1:23 pm

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.

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danielle January 1, 2013 at 3:09 pm

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.

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Kristen@Change of Pace January 1, 2013 at 1:41 pm

She’s like a little snowball! The pancakes look delicious. I’m always on a pancake recipe hunt since I eat the same ones all the time :)

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danielle January 1, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Hahaha me too! It’s nice to change it up sometimes!

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Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin January 1, 2013 at 2:02 pm

Yum I love anything gingerbread flavoured!

I just had a low key NYE last night – my sister and I ordered in sushi, gave ourselves pedicures, and watched a Gilmore Girls marathon haha.

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danielle January 1, 2013 at 3:10 pm

Umm sounds perfect to me!

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kim@hungryhealthygirl January 1, 2013 at 2:17 pm

I love gingerbread stuff….these sound very tasty! Max loves the snow too and looks very similiar to Sophie when he plays in it and it all sticks to his hair. ;)

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danielle January 1, 2013 at 3:10 pm

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

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Amanda @ .running with spoons. January 1, 2013 at 3:13 pm

Gush. Sophie is just too cute! She reminds me of how excited I’d get as a little kid when the first snow of the year fell :D

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danielle January 1, 2013 at 7:45 pm

Hahaha I know she was really excited about it!

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Linz @ Itz Linz January 1, 2013 at 3:37 pm

Mmm love your pancake recipes!!

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danielle January 1, 2013 at 7:46 pm

Thanks Linz!

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Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots January 1, 2013 at 3:43 pm

she is soo fluffy and cute, you can hardly see her in the snow!

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danielle January 1, 2013 at 7:46 pm

Hahaha I know she blends right in!

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Brooke @ Being Vivacious January 1, 2013 at 3:52 pm

I had a lovely night in. My boyfriend and I bought a bunch of noisemakers and hats and confetti guns from a dollar store and celebrated that way.

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danielle January 1, 2013 at 7:46 pm

Sounds like fun Brooke!

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Brittany @ Delights and Delectables January 1, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Oh man… those pancakes look so good. Is it okay to have pancakes for lunch?? ;) That is a lot of snow! It is so cold here.. I wish it would snow so at least it would be pretty and cold. ya know? Happy New Year friend!

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danielle January 1, 2013 at 7:46 pm

Totally acceptable!

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Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl January 1, 2013 at 5:30 pm

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!! :)

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danielle January 1, 2013 at 7:46 pm

Hope you like them Hannah! Happy New Year!

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GiGi Eats Celebrities January 1, 2013 at 6:22 pm

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!!

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danielle January 1, 2013 at 7:47 pm

Ugh way too cold for me! Happy New Year!

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Danica @ It's Progression January 1, 2013 at 6:34 pm

This recipe sounds delicious! We celebrated pretty low-key last night with a few friends, it was fun! Hope your brunch is a good time!

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danielle January 1, 2013 at 7:47 pm

Sounds great. Sometimes a low key night is the best way to go!

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lindsay January 1, 2013 at 7:34 pm

have you been reading my mind? I’m so on a molasses kick! Iron up!

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danielle January 1, 2013 at 7:47 pm

How perfect! Happy New Year!

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Lisa January 1, 2013 at 8:26 pm

Happy new year! This looks fantastic, I’m craving pancakes now! Even though I just ate…;)

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danielle January 1, 2013 at 9:21 pm

Thanks Lisa! Happy New Year to you too!

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Paige @ Your Trainer Paige January 1, 2013 at 9:06 pm

omg Sophie blends right in! Adorable :)
These pancakes sound delicious.

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danielle January 1, 2013 at 9:22 pm

Thanks so much Paige. Luckily our backyard is fenced in because I kept losing her in the snow ;)

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table January 1, 2013 at 9:45 pm

Brown food never photographs well… but it’s so tasty! Happy New year to you!!!

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danielle January 2, 2013 at 1:35 pm

Glad to know I’m not alone!

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Tina @ Best Body Fitness January 1, 2013 at 10:59 pm

All sounds so delicious as always! And Sophie is so cute in the snow. I wish we would get some snow here already. Even a little bit. I want to see the kids in some snow!

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danielle January 2, 2013 at 1:35 pm

Aww you can take the snow from Boston and I’d be thrilled ;)

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Rachel January 2, 2013 at 12:48 am

awwww omg she is adorable! she blends right in lol I really want to try almond flour this year, it seems so versatile

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danielle January 2, 2013 at 1:36 pm

You have to try it! I love cooking and baking with it!

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Amber @ ExSoyCise January 2, 2013 at 4:56 am

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

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danielle January 2, 2013 at 1:36 pm

Happy New Year to you too! Best of luck with the sugar detox!

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Sara @ Nourish and Flourish January 2, 2013 at 6:33 am

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

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danielle January 2, 2013 at 1:37 pm

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 ;)

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Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance January 2, 2013 at 11:17 am

Haha! Oh my goodness, Popcorn would freeze to death in the snow. Sophie looks like she took it like a champ!

Happy New Year, Danielle :)

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danielle January 2, 2013 at 1:38 pm

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

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Wendy January 2, 2013 at 12:30 pm

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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danielle January 2, 2013 at 1:38 pm

Thanks so much Wendy! So happy you are enjoying the recipes. Happy New Year to you too!

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