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.
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.
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!