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Hello and welcome back to my blog! Today, I’m excited to share with you my latest recipe creation that is perfect for your next holiday breakfast – Gluten-Free Molasses Pancakes! These fluffy gingerbread pancakes are not only gluten-free, but also dairy-free and packed with wholesome ingredients to fuel your day.

As a nutritionist and food blogger, I strive to create recipes that are both delicious and nutritious. With these gluten-free pancakes, you can indulge in the comfort of a warm breakfast without compromising on your health goals.

But why molasses? It’s simple – molasses is a natural sweetener that is packed with essential vitamins and minerals like iron and magnesium. Not to mention, it adds a unique depth of flavor to the pancakes that will keep you coming back for more.

Whether you are looking for a new breakfast recipe for yourself or serving brunch to guests with dietary restrictions, these gluten-free molasses pancakes will please everyone at the table! So let’s dive into the ingredient list and get ready to whip up a delicious stack of gingerbread pancakes.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Gluten Free Molasses Pancakes
Gluten Free Molasses Pancakes

Are you on the hunt for a breakfast dish that’s both healthy and delicious? Look no further than these gluten-free molasses pancakes! Not only are they made with wholesome ingredients, but they’re also free of gluten and dairy, making them the perfect choice for anyone with dietary restrictions or sensitivities.

One of the standout ingredients in this recipe is molasses. Not only does it add a rich, complex flavor to the pancakes, but it also brings a host of health benefits to the table. Molasses has been shown to be high in essential minerals such as iron, calcium, and potassium. Plus, it’s a natural source of antioxidants!

But what sets these pancakes apart is their gingerbread-like flavor. The combination of warming spices like cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves creates a pancake that tastes like a holiday treat. And if you’re not a fan of super sweet breakfasts, you’ll appreciate the subtle sweetness from the molasses and stevia.

But don’t just take my word for it – whip up a batch of these fluffy gingerbread pancakes for your next weekend brunch or holiday breakfast and see for yourself why they’re sure to become a new favorite!

Ingredient List

 Start your day off with a stack of these irresistible gluten-free molasses pancakes!
Start your day off with a stack of these irresistible gluten-free molasses pancakes!

Gluten-Free Flour: To make perfect gluten-free pancakes, you need to use 1 cup of gluten-free flour. You can pick a ready-made gluten-free flour mix or make your own using oat flour, almond flour or buckwheat flour.

Baking Powder & Baking Soda: These two ingredients are necessary for making pancakes fluffy and light. This recipe requires 2 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda.

Molasses & Maple Syrup: For the perfect gingerbread flavor, this recipe uses both 1 tablespoon of molasses and 1 tablespoon of maple syrup. The molasses gives the pancakes their trademark dark color and rich flavor while the maple syrup adds a touch of sweetness.

Egg: One egg is used in this recipe to add moisture and give the pancakes a classic texture.

Milk: Use 1 cup of milk for the perfect consistency. If you prefer a vegan option, you can switch regular milk with soy milk or almond milk.

Salt & Spices: Salt allows for a robust flavor in the pancake batter. For this recipe, we need 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt. Additionally, spices such as ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg or clove can be added to create that fantastic gingerbread flavor.

Stevia or Sugar: To sweeten the pancake batter use 2 tsp of Stevia or brown sugar.

These ingredients make up the basis of our gluten-free molasses pancake intgredient list. Feel free to adjust it to fit any dietary requirements or personal taste preferences.

The Recipe How-To

 These fluffy pancakes are made with wholesome ingredients for a guilt-free indulgence.
These fluffy pancakes are made with wholesome ingredients for a guilt-free indulgence.

It’s now time to put all our carefully chosen ingredients together and whip up some delicious gluten-free molasses pancakes. Follow these simple steps to create your breakfast masterpiece.

Step 1: Gathering the ingredients

Before getting started, ensure you have all the necessary ingredients to make this pancake recipe:

  • 1 1/2 cups gluten-free flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • A pinch of nutmeg and cloves
  • A pinch of sea salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tbsp unsulphured blackstrap molasses
  • 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup

Step 2: Combining Ingredients

In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: gluten-free flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and salt.

In another medium-sized mixing bowl, beat together the wet ingredients: milk, egg, molasses and maple syrup until they are well combined.

Step 3: Mixing It All Together

Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture in two separate additions. Mix until just blended together. Make sure not to over mix as you may end up with dense pancakes.

Step 4: Prepping The Pan

On a skillet or griddle over medium heat, melt a little butter or spray non-stick cooking oil. Scoop about a quarter cup of batter onto the hot surface for each pancake.

Step 5: Cooking The Pancakes

Let each pancake cook for approximately two minutes before flipping them over. You know it’s time to flip when bubbles begin appearing on the surface of the pancake, and the edges start to look set. Cook the other side for an additional two minutes or so.

Step 6: Serving

Serve your fluffy gingerbread pancakes immediately with an additional drizzle of maple syrup. You may also add toppings such as nuts, whipped cream or fresh berries.

Enjoy this mouthwatering breakfast recipe that is sure to impress!

Substitutions and Variations

 For a cozy and comforting breakfast, look no further than these molasses pancakes.
For a cozy and comforting breakfast, look no further than these molasses pancakes.

Welcome to the Substitutions and Variations section of this delicious gluten-free molasses pancakes recipe. Don’t fret if you don’t have all the ingredients on hand, we’ve got some ideas to help you make these fluffy gingerbread pancakes with whatever you already have in your pantry.


– If you’re allergic or intolerant to eggs, you can swap them out for 1/4 cup of unsweetened applesauce or 1 mashed ripe banana.

– For a dairy-free version, simply substitute milk with almond or soy milk.

– Gluten-free flours can be substituted with buckwheat flour, oat flour or cornmeal.


– Add chocolate chips for a sweet and indulgent treat.

– Sprinkle chopped nuts such as pecans, walnuts or almonds onto the pancake batter for added crunch and nuttiness.

– Spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg or cloves can be adjusted according to your preference. You could also add a pinch of ground ginger for a spicier kick.

– For a more protein-packed meal, you can substitute half of the gluten-free flour with protein powder or add a scoop of vanilla protein powder to the pancake mix.

– Drizzle maple syrup on top of these fluffy gingerbread pancakes for an authentic breakfast treat. Or why not try topping them with fresh fruits for a healthier option?

No matter what substitutions or variations you choose to make, these gluten-free molasses pancakes are sure to bring comfort and joy to your breakfast table. Experiment and have fun with your pancake creations!

Serving and Pairing

 Who says gluten-free pancakes can't be delicious? This recipe proves them wrong!
Who says gluten-free pancakes can’t be delicious? This recipe proves them wrong!

Now that you’ve successfully made these delicious gluten-free molasses pancakes, it’s time to serve them up with style!

To bring out the rich flavor of the molasses in these pancakes, I recommend topping them off with a drizzle of pure maple syrup. Not only is maple syrup a healthier alternative to regular pancake toppings like store-bought syrups or sugary spreads, but it also adds a caramelized sweetness to these pancakes that perfectly complements the gingerbread flavors.

If you’re looking to add an extra layer of richness and flavor to these pancakes, try dabbing on some butter or using whipped cream as the topping. Whatever you choose as your topping, pair it with fresh fruit slices like apple or banana to enhance the nutritional value and give your meal a colorful and refreshing twist.

Serving-wise, this recipe makes an excellent breakfast or brunch option for your family or friends. You can make fun customizations to this recipe by using cookie cutters to shape them into seasonal shapes for a festive holiday breakfast.

These pancakes will go great with other breakfast classics such as crispy bacon, scrambled eggs, or freshly brewed coffee. For those who are vegan or dairy-free, you can easily substitute almond milk for dairy milk and omit the egg- having found both dairy-free and vegan gingerbread recipes myself, I definitely plan on trying out variations!.

In conclusion, this gluten-free molasses pancakes recipe offers endless possibilities when it comes to serving and pairing options so feel free to get creative in the kitchen!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Whether you have celiac disease or simply prefer gluten-free eating, these pancakes are the perfect solution.
Whether you have celiac disease or simply prefer gluten-free eating, these pancakes are the perfect solution.

Making pancakes ahead of time can save you a lot of precious morning minutes. To make-ahead, follow the instructions in the recipe and let the pancakes cool completely before storing them. Then, place them in an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months.

When reheating pancakes, there are several options to choose from depending on how fast you want to eat. For a quick and effortless option, use a microwave-safe plate and wrap your pancake stack in a paper towel. Microwave for 20-30 seconds or until heated through – but keep an eye on them to prevent overheating.

If you prefer crispy edges, the oven is your best friend. Preheat your oven to 350°F, place your pancakes on a baking sheet and bake for 5-7 minutes or until heated through.

For an even more sophisticated option, try warming them up on the stovetop. This method allows you to crisp up the edges while keeping the inside fluffy. Heat a skillet over medium heat and melt some butter or oil. Cook your pancakes for about 2 minutes per side or until heated through and crispy.

No matter which method you choose, don’t forget to drizzle some maple syrup or molasses over your pancakes before enjoying them. These fluffy gingerbread pancakes will taste just as great reheated, making them an ideal breakfast option for those busy and hectic mornings when you’re short on time.

Tips for Perfect Results

 The rich and earthy flavors of molasses make these pancakes a standout breakfast choice.
The rich and earthy flavors of molasses make these pancakes a standout breakfast choice.

Are you ready to cook up some fluffy, gluten-free gingerbread pancakes? I am here to give you some tips for perfect results, so you can create a delicious and healthy breakfast that everyone will love.

1. Use the Right Flour

The flour you use is key to making great pancakes. For this recipe, make sure to use gluten-free flour or oat flour if you prefer. You can also use almond flour or buckwheat flour for added flavor and texture.

2. Add Xanthan Gum

Gluten-free flours tend to be lighter and have less structure than wheat flour. To create a better texture, add a teaspoon of xanthan gum per cup of gluten-free flour. This ingredient helps hold the pancake together during cooking.

3. Don’t Overmix the Batter

Overmixing the pancake batter can cause tough and chewy pancakes. It’s okay if there are a few lumps in the batter – in fact, it’s better not to mix too much. Just stir until all the ingredients are combined.

4. Let the Batter Rest

After mixing the batter, let it rest for several minutes or up to an hour. This allows the flour to absorb the liquid ingredients and creates better texture and flavor.

5. Use a Non-Stick Pan

Using a non-stick pan is crucial to making perfect pancakes that don’t stick or fall apart during cooking. A well-seasoned cast-iron skillet also works well as long as it’s properly oiled.

6. Use Low Heat

To prevent burning, use low heat when cooking your pancakes. This allows them to cook through without getting too dark on the outside.

7. Monitor Cooking Time

Cooking time varies depending on pan size, heat level, and batter thickness. Keep an eye on your pancakes as they cook and flip them over when bubbles begin to form on top and the edges start to look dry.

With these tips, you’ll create perfect gluten-free gingerbread pancakes every time. Serve them with your favorite toppings, like maple syrup, molasses, or a dollop of whipped coconut cream. Enjoy your healthy and delicious breakfast!

Bottom Line

Jazz up your holiday breakfast with these Gluten-Free Molasses Pancakes! Not only are they healthy, but they deliver on flavor too. The combination of molasses, ginger, and cinnamon gives these pancakes a nice spicy kick that makes them the perfect choice for a cozy breakfast with family and friends during the holidays.

By using gluten-free flour, dairy-free milk, and egg replacer, this recipe is an excellent option if you have dietary restrictions, allergies or intolerances. You don’t need to sacrifice taste for health benefits. Plus, there are endless options for substitutions and variations. From oat flour to apple cider vinegar, your creativity can run wild as you experiment with new flavors and textures.

For those who appreciate meal prep tips, these pancakes are perfect for making ahead and quick reheating in the morning. They will still come out tasting fresh and delicious. Now is the time to impress your guests with fluffy and flavorful gluten-free pancakes!

So go ahead and give them a try with your favorite pairing like maple syrup or buckwheat pancakes topped with a dollop of whipped cream that can simply brighten up your mornings! Don’t miss out on this healthy gingerbread pancake recipe that will make your holiday breakfasts extra special.

Gluten Free Molasses Pancakes

Gluten Free Molasses Pancakes Recipe

A delicious alternative to traditional pancakes. This is a thin (like a crepe) gluten free, high fiber, and rich in vitamins and minerals (calcium, potassium, and iron) pancake that even your children will love. Dark pancakes may not be what your familiar with; however, the delicious smell, taste, and the abundance of nutrition will convince you that they are a pancake worth making for you and your family. Enjoy!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Gluten-free
Servings 4 pancakes
Calories 314.2 kcal


  • 1/2 cup rice flour
  • 1 tablespoon rice bran
  • 1 (1 g) packet stevia, pure via
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon oil (olive or canola)
  • 1/8 cup molasses
  • 1/8 cup maple syrup (optional)


  • Note: The finished pancake will need very little syrup if pure maple syrup is added to the batter.
  • Mix all dry ingredients together in a small bowl.
  • Wisk all wet ingredients together in a larger bowl.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients as you stir. Place mixture in refrigerator for a minimum of 15 minutes to allow the rice bran to absorb some of the moisture.
  • Cook pancakes on warm griddle.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 175gCalories: 314.2kcalCarbohydrates: 52.8gProtein: 8gFat: 8.3gSaturated Fat: 2.8gCholesterol: 114.3mgSodium: 545.1mgFiber: 1.7gSugar: 12g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Breakfast, Free Of..., Kid-Friendly, Toddler-Friendly
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