Gingerbread Man Pancakes

By | November 12, 2013

gingerbread man pancakes

I just love gingerbread cookies, and well so does my entire family.  A few years ago my dad gave me this recipe to turn any pancake mix into a gingerbread pancake mix.  It is such an easy recipe that I have been making it ever since.

This weekend I thought it would be fun to make this recipe for the girls and use our cookie cutters to actually make them into little gingerbread men.  It worked great and both of them were so excited for breakfast (hey a meal with no fighting… score!).  So I thought I would make a ton and have left overs to feed them breakfast all week, well that was until my hubby figured out what kind of pancakes they were. Yep you guessed it they are all gone, so much for my brilliant idea.

I have to say that I have tried this recipe with Bisquick pancake mix and one homemade recipe I have and it turned out super yummy with both.  Keep in mind that with both recipes I used they were for about 10-12 pancakes (that is what the recipes say, I never make them small enough to get that many) so if you are making more you might need to double up on the amounts listed below.


Any Pancake Recipe
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 tablespoons molasses
Gingerbread Man Cookie Cutter (optional)
Sprinkles (optional)


gingerbread man pancakesAdd your ginger, cinnamon, and molasses to any pancake recipe and stir until well blended.

IMG_80731Grease your cookie cutters and place on pan, then pour your pancake mix into them.
NOTE: Don’t fill them, the pancakes will puff up while they cook.

IMG_80751Remove your cookie cutters before flipping pancakes.

gingerbread man pancakesFeel free to decorate your gingerbread man pancakes with sprinkles if you like.

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17 thoughts on “Gingerbread Man Pancakes

  1. christine

    Thanks for sharing these pancakes at The Ugly Duckling Link Party. We weren’t sure how the theme would go over, but I’m thrilled that some have embraced it!

  2. Kristin @ Dizzy Busy and Hungry!

    A-DOR-A-BLE! What a great idea! My kids are older now (teenagers), but how much do you want to bet that they would still love them?! I just decided am making these this weekend! :-) Pinning!

    I would love for you to come over and link up at Wine’d Down Wednesday if you get a chance ( We party every week from Tuesday evening to late Friday night! Hope to see you there!

    1. wemadethat Post author

      I hope they enjoy them as much as my girls did! And thanks for the invite I will head right over and link up!

  3. Karina @Mom in the USA

    Another pancake recipe to add to our collection. We love pancakes in our home. I’ve never tried gingerbread, though. The trend in our home lately has been peanut butter. Something new might be in order.
    Thank you for sharing it on the Thumping Thursdays Blog Hop.


    1. wemadethat Post author

      Oh I LOVE Peanut butter but have never tired it in pancakes, I am so doing that! Hope you enjoy the gingerbread pancakes and thanks so much for hosting!

    1. wemadethat Post author

      Oh they would! And you can make them the night before and just reheat so you don’t have to be cooking Christmas morning! That is what I will be doing anyway!

  4. Amy @ Homey Oh My!

    My mom used to make pancakes with a Mickey Mouse cookie cutter. I loved them so much :).
    I’ve never made pancakes with molasses before! Will have to try it out.

  5. Britni

    This is such an awesome idea, I never would’ve thought to use cookie cutters to make pancakes but I’m definitely going to use the idea in the future. Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat link party!

    Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

  6. Jamie @ Coffee With Us 3

    Adorable! Food that looks good AND tastes good is the best! Pinning to our kids’ board.
    Thanks for sharing at Saturday Dishes! We hope you’ll keep linking up as we take over the party!

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