You’ll Never Flip Me; I’m a Gingerbread Pancake

You’ll Never Flip Me; I’m a Gingerbread Pancake


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  The college halls have been “decked”, the church across the street is building a nativity, and ugly sweaters are making an appearance in the cafeteria.  It’s time to celebrate!

The idea came to me as I lay in bed one cold morning.  Gingerbread man pancakes!  After pulling myself from the warm covers, I gathered my supplies to create a delicious, wintry breakfast.  Eggs, flour, applesauce, spices, I had everything I needed.  Except a man-shaped cookie cutter.  Whatever, I thought, I will make this work without a cookie cutter.gingerbread2

First, I mixed together all of the ingredients (see below).  It smelled delicious!


Then, I poured my batter onto the pan in the shape of a gingerbread man.

This is where I ran into a little trouble.  I couldn’t get my man to flip.  At all.

After a little reconstructive surgery, I formed what you see below…

One mishap was not going to stop me, though.  I still had over half of my batter left.  I poured it all into the pan to make one large pancake.  My plan was to use cookie cutters to cut the large pancake into shapes.

I can’t flip a pancake. gingerbread5
So I did what any self-respecting blogger would do.  I smashed my pancake scraps together in a  cookie cutter, took some pictures, and told all my loyal readers about the ordeal.


Hey, looks aren’t everything.  It’s the delicious taste of these babies that counts!

Gingerbread Man Pancakes


  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 1 tbs. wheat flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ginger
  • 1/8 tsp. all spice
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 scant pinch cloves


  • Thoroughly combine all ingredients in a bowl.
  • Coat a pan with non-stick spray and warm over medium heat.
  • Pour batter by spoonful onto pan.
  • Once bubbles are forming on top of the batter, flip the pancake.
  • Cook several more minutes.
  • Transfer to plate.
  • Eat and enjoy!

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