Whole Wheat Gingerbread Pancakes

Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend and staying nice and toasty, unless of course you’re in Florida; where I hear the high is 80 degrees. Here in Texas, we’re experiencing a horrible ice storm and the roads are very dangerous. My family stayed in all day and I have to say, it was kind of nice. If it weren’t for the ice, I wouldn’t be posting this recipe because I would have been at work instead of making pancakes for the family. When you taste these, believe me, you’ll agree….. the ice was all worth it!

a recipe for healthy whole wheat gingerbread pancakes and the Elf on the Shelf makes mini pancakes | Hungry Healthy Girl

In all honesty, I’m not too happy about the ice. If you’ve been reading for awhile, then you are probably aware that I’ve been very committed to training for the Dallas Marathon; which was taking place on Sunday, December 8th. Due to the ice and temperatures that will not be above freezing until probably later on Sunday afternoon, they have cancelled the marathon and it will not be rescheduled. I’m pretty disappointed, but thankful that this is not my first marathon or I would have been way more upset. I also understand that this would be putting, not only runners at risk, but volunteers too. We definitely don’t want that and I also wasn’t all that excited about running in below freezing temps.

Whole Wheat Gingerbread Pancakes

Yield: 14 pancakes

Whole Wheat Gingerbread Pancakes

The perfect pancakes for Christmas morning or anytime!


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour (I used whole wheat pastry flour.)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ginger
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 2 tablespoons (unsulphured) molasses
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups + 2 tablespoons almond milk or other milk (I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk.)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla


  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Mix all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix all wet ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix well until there are no more dry spots; don't over mix.
  • Lightly spray skillet with a natural cooking spray and pour 1/4 cup of pancake batter into the skillet. I was able to fit 2 pancakes in my skillet at a time.
  • When bubbles in the pancake settle and the edges begin to darken, flip the pancakes. Repeat until all of the batter has been used.

A recipe for healthy whole wheat gingerbread pancakes and the Elf on the Shelf makes mini pancakes | Hungry Healthy Girl

Well, that’s that with the marathon talk. There is another marathon in February that is in Fort Worth; which is closer to me and I won’t have to hassle with booking a hotel. I’ve already planned my training schedule. I just counted back 11 weeks into my marathon plan; which is how long I will have to train for Cowtown (the Fort Worth marathon), and I’ll repeat what I had already done in preparation for the Dallas marathon.

A recipe for healthy whole wheat gingerbread pancakes and the Elf on the Shelf makes mini pancakes | Hungry Healthy Girl

Let’s talk pancakes now! These are the perfect flavors for the holiday season and the texture of the waffles is lovely…. light and fluffy. I used whole wheat pastry flour, but these will totally work with regular whole wheat or all purpose flour. I bet they would even be great with spelt flour. Whole wheat pastry flour has been my flour of choice lately, it keeps the texture more true to what these would be like had I used all purpose flour. And don’t worry, these were picky kid approved. Even the elf got in on the action and made Madelyn some mini whole wheat gingerbread pancakes! She loved these because they were such a fun size and she ate them like finger food, dipping them into a little bowl of maple syrup.

A recipe for healthy whole wheat gingerbread pancakes and the Elf on the Shelf makes mini pancakes | Hungry Healthy Girl

As I said, picky kid approved. It may have had something to do with the elf making them, but I guess we’ll never know!

A recipe for healthy whole wheat gingerbread pancakes and the Elf on the Shelf makes mini pancakes | Hungry Healthy Girl

Something to think about….

Have you ever had a race cancelled on you?

What’s the weather like, where you live?

Favorite kind of pancake?

If you’re a mom, does the Elf on the Shelf visit your house?

Enjoy the rest of your weekend! I’ll see you back here on Monday with the spectacular chili that I made in the crockpot yesterday…. seriously one of my favorite chili recipes yet!!


  1. These would seriously make my morning! Come cook for me? Please??

  2. Mmm! This would be an awesome breakfast for Christmas morning!
    Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves Fascinating Friday Links #15My Profile

  3. Yum! Again, these sound great! I love the Elf eating them too! We’ve been doing the Elf on the Shelf but not very creatively since we are in between houses. Random question, do you use a light box for your photos? They are always so good and I’ve been looking at getting something to brighten mine up.

    • I definitely have uncreative nights too! I don’t have a light box, but I would really like to make one. It seems like the blogger from Kiss my Broccoli had a light box tutorial some time ago. I have a table in front of a window and I use Picmonkey to edit. The Boost and Curve options are my go to editing tools on picmonkey. I think those are only available for the full pay option. Thanks so much for the compliment… I’ve really been working at trying to get them to look better.

  4. Those mini pancakes are too stinkin’ cute!! :)
    Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl Tofu Banh Mi SaladMy Profile

  5. These look so incredibly delicious!
    D @ The Kosher Cave Girl I Fell Seven Times, But I Stood Up EightMy Profile

  6. 1) The recipe sounds great! I just need to buy some molasses
    2) You have the most amazing attitude about your race being can canceled. This summer I was signed up to run a 10K in the Espirit de She and due to the heat index ( I think it was about 110 at the race time) they made everyone do the 5k- Needless to say it was the hardest 5k I’ve ever run! Hope things thaw soon– until then enjoy the family time!
    Laura@ Fit Running Mama Friday 5!My Profile

  7. I’m so sorry to hear that the marathon was cancelled! I followed your determined training and I can understand that you are disapointed – though it’s good to hear you found another race in February!
    Besides that, these pancakes sounds so hearty and I absolutely LOVE the tiny version of them!
    Lucie@ Fit Swiss Chick 8 things I learned since turning 30 – Part #2My Profile

    • I still plan on doing the February race, but a local running store announced that they are putting on a small marathon for those people signed up to run Dallas. It’s this Saturday… I can’t wait!

  8. So sorry about the marathon being cancelled. These pancakes sound delicious! My favorites: cinnamon whole wheat.
    Tina@GottaRunNow Found: 5 GiveawaysMy Profile

  9. Those pancakes look delish! I have a friend who was scheduled to run the Dallas Half Marathon and she is relieved that they made the “safe” decision for her. I live in Bend, Oregon where the temperature is currently -7 at 9pm. The high today was 9 degrees. There has been no running at all for the past week – I welcomed the break with some great R&R :)
    Kristen @ Glitter and Dust New Adventures Post MarathonMy Profile

    • If your friend is local to Texas, you might tell her that Fort Worth Running Company is putting on a small Marathon on Saturday for people that were signed up to run Dallas. I signed up and I’m so happy to put all of this training to use!

  10. Can I come over for breakfast? :) I’m so sorry the race was cancelled. I wonder why they aren’t rescheduling it. Hey, at least you now have a bit more time until February’s marathon. Perhaps you’ll even improve your pace ? :)

    • I wish you could come over for breakfast…. that would be so fun! A local running store decided to put on a small marathon, next Saturday for people that were signed up to run Dallas. I’m so excited!

  11. These were delicious!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe.


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