Make These Gingerbread Pancakes Your Go-To Holiday Breakfast

Make These Gingerbread Pancakes Your Go-To Holiday Breakfast

Whether you’re making this recipe in December or July, these gingerbread pancakes will instantly remind you of the holidays. But unlike your usual holiday breakfasts, these protein-packed pancakes aren’t loaded with sugar. Healthy recipes can be festive, too!

Their gingerbread flavor comes from a combination of familiar fragrant spices like ginger, cloves, and cinnamon, and natural sweetness from a mashed banana.

Each serving contains a whopping 43 grams of protein to support muscle gain and sports performance. That’s thanks to the not-so-secret ingredient: Ladder Vanilla Plant Protein, which helps give your body the nutrients it needs to repair, recover, and bounce back faster. We’ve also included plain Greek yogurt and eggs for even more protein.

Instead of wheat flour, this recipe grinds rolled oats into flour, which makes them gluten-free. (Our Chocolate Protein Pancake recipe also uses this handy gluten-free hack!)

Feeding a crowd? Whip up a batch of these Fluffy Protein Pancakes, too. That recipe doesn’t use any protein powder. (The protein comes from whole-wheat flour and cottage cheese.)

Help your body recover and repair faster with Ladder Plant Protein. Check out all the Ladder supplements here!

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Gingerbread Pancakes Ingredients

  • 1½ cups dry rolled oats
  • 1 large banana
  • 4 oz. unsweetened almond milk (approx. ½ cup)
  • ⅓ cup reduced-fat (2%) plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 2 scoops Ladder Vanilla Plant Protein
  • 1½ tsp. ground ginger
  • 1½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp. ground cloves
  • ¼ tsp. allspice
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
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Gingerbread Oatmeal Pancakes

These gluten-free gingerbread pancakes are a taste of the holidays at any time of year (or day)!

Prep Time 13 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 579 kcal

Ingredients

  • cup dry rolled oats
  • 1 large banana
  • 4 oz. unsweetened almond milk (approx. ½ cup)
  • cup reduced-fat (2%) plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 2 scoops Ladder Vanilla Plant Protein
  • tsp. ground ginger
  • tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp. ground cloves
  • ¼ tsp. allspice
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Add oats to blender; pulse until a flour texture is reached.

  2. Add banana, almond milk, yogurt, eggs, and extract; blend until smooth.

  3. Add Ladder Vanilla Plant Protein, ginger, cinnamon, baking powder, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice; blend until an even batter forms.

  4. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; lightly coat with spray.

  5. Pour ¼ cup batter into skillet per pancake (do not overcrowd); cook for 1 minute. Flip; cook for 1 additional minute. Remove pancake to serving plate; repeat with remaining batter. Evenly divide pancakes and maple syrup between two serving plates. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Gingerbread Oatmeal Pancakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 579 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 283mg94%
Sodium 735mg32%
Carbohydrates 68g23%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 43g86%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Photography by Anguel Dimov, AB Creative

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