Gingerbread Pancakes

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The ultimate Christmasinspired breakfast treat, these festive pancakes are lightly spiced with ginger and cinnamon, and topped with Greek yogurt and dates.


Yield: 20 pancakes 



  • 2 c. (500 ml) whole wheat flour 
  • 2 tsp. (10 ml) baking powder 
  • 1 tbsp. (15 ml) ground ginger 
  • 2 tsp. (10 ml) cinnamon 
  • Pinch of salt 
  • 1 tbsp. (15 ml) brown sugar 
  • 3 eggs, beaten 
  • 1 tbsp. (15 ml) applesauce  
  • 2 c. (500 ml) milk 
  • Vegetable oil or spray, to fry 
  • 1 c. (250 ml) Greek yogurt, to serve 
  • ½ c. (125 ml) chopped pitted dates, to serve


  1. Put the flour, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, salt and brown sugar in a large bowl. Combine the eggs, applesauce and milk in a separate cup or jug. Gradually pour into the dry ingredients, whisking until a smooth, silky batter forms. 
  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick pan over medium heat and ladle 2 to 3 small rounds into the pan. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes until bubbles start to appear on the surface, then flip over and cook for a further minute until fluffy. Do this in batches until you have approximately 20 pancakes. 
  3. Top with Greek yogurt and chopped dates.