Posted by: Laurie | October 30, 2010

Gingerbread Pancakes

Dear Blog, I’m sorry I have neglected you. Life has been busy, what with two active children and grad school. I do love you.

Love, Laurie

And now, on to more important matters. Food.

These pancakes are little pieces of warm heaven. You need to try them. Today. Or soon. Let me know how you like the recipe, too! Or, if you make any changes!

Gingerbread Pancakes
(Adapted from A Cozy Kitchen.)

1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed
1/2 tablespoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon*
1 teaspoon ground ginger*
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup brewed coffee, room temperature or cold
1/8 cup milk
1/4 cup butter, melted and cooled
2 large eggs

*I did not measure these out; I tasted the batter and added more as needed. This is how much I think was in there at the end!

Whisk together all dry ingredients in one bowl. In another bowl, mix together all wet ingredients, making sure that the coffee and butter have cooled or they will cook the eggs.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and whisk until combined and smooth.

Cook on a non-stick griddle or on a griddle brushed lightly with cooking oil.

Pay no attention to the half-eaten pancake on top. A cook’s gotta taste her work before feeding it to the masses!

Serve HOT with pure maple syrup to eager children and husband (husband not pictured).

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