Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Sunday Funday with WIAW and Gingerbread Pancakes

I think I have mentioned before that Sundays are my most favorite days of the week.  I try really hard to get all of the major chores done on Saturday so our main focus can be fun and relaxation. For us that normally involves food.  

This past week I had mad cravings for breakfast, particularly pancakes. Mr. J is always up for a good, hearty breakfast and it didn't take much to convince him to hold off eating till after my run. He even jumped up to warm up my car knowing that I wouldn't diddy dally getting ready when my car was running.  Smart man.

He wanted eggs and bacon. I wanted pancakes.  We both had some of each.  

These weren't just any pancakes though. I added molasses, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger to the recipe for some Gingerbread pancakes. I think I stirred the batter a bit too much because they weren't as fluffy as normal but the taste was fantastic.  I will be doing this again.

Gingerbread pancakes

by Emily Morris
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Keywords: breakfast 

Ingredients (serves 2)
  • 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 cup buttermilk (can substitute milk or plain yogurt)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
Mix the flour, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon and cloves in a large bowl.

Mix the milk, egg, butter, sugar and molasses in another bowl.

Mix the wet and dry ingredients making sure to not over mix.

Heat a pan and melt a touch of butter in it.

Pour 1/4 cup of the mixture into the pan and heat until the surface starts to bubble and the bottom is golden brown, about 2-3 minutes.

Flip the pancake and cook the other side until the bottom is golden brown, about 1-2 minutes.
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Lunch was I kind of forgot about.  Ops! 

We had leftover sausage kale soup.  It is marvelous.  The recipe will be up and ready the day after Thanksgiving. I call it detox.

Dinner was a Mr. J specialty.  I had some leftover sausage from a soup I made and needed something to use the rest of it.  Pizza was the likely answer.  Our favorite pizza is sausage, onion, garlic, and hot pepper.  I was all set to make a regular pizza when Mr. J announced that what he really wanted was pan pizza. 

At first I wasn't convinced.  In fact, I was a bit annoyed by his last minute change up but in the end it was super easy to press the dough into one of our larger pans.  The rest of the set up was the same except the cooking time.  We added about 15-20 minutes longer to make sure the thicker crust was cooked through.  I think this might have been the only time we had a perfectly rounded pizza.

Have you ever made pan pizza?


  1. I have never made pan pizza.. but from the look of yours... I need too. :) Love the gingerbread pancakes. :) Have a wonderful Thanksgiving my friend. :)

  2. Sunday is my favorite! I feel like I can lounge around all day and not feel guilty about it. AND I can watch Real Housewives marathon...shame shame shame. :)

    Oh, and I want a stack of your pancakes, please.

  3. That soup sounds so warming and filling. I love kale but have never had it in soup. Can't wait for the recipe!

    I love the flavor of gingerbread! I think I'll have to add some spices to my protein breads when I'm up at school to get in the holiday flavor! :)

  4. those pancakes look to DIE for. YUMMMMMM!!!!!

  5. Your pizza looks fantastic--I've never made pan pizza at home, but this is good inspiration.

  6. mmmmmmmmmmm i love the sound of those gingerbread pancakes!

  7. I have been craving gingerbread cookies for a while now, so when I saw those pancakes I just about died. They would be amazing with some amaretto agave nectar...


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