My dear Grammie was making gingerbread one morning and my brother and I arrived, starving! She altered the recipe slightly, put it on the grill and the result is this delicious recipe. The smell of it cooking always takes me back to that morning--mmmm!

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger, and cinnamon in a bowl; set aside. Beat the egg in a separate mixing bowl with the vanilla and molasses until smooth. Whisk in the water until completely incorporated. Stir the flour mixture into the molasses mixture until just combined -- a few lumps are okay.

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  • Heat a lightly oiled griddle over medium-high heat. Drop batter by large spoonfuls onto the griddle, and cook until bubbles form and the edges are dry. Flip, and cook until browned on the other side. Repeat with remaining batter.

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Nutrition Facts

100.9 calories; 2.6 g protein; 20.9 g carbohydrates; 18.6 mg cholesterol; 149.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/23/2010
I read through the reviews very carefully before making this which I think was my first mistake. I usually don't do that and fly by the seat of my shorts. I doubled the recipe so I could freeze some for busy mornings added more baking powder for a fluffier pancake doubled the spices and added nutmeg and allspice and I cut the water down to two cups as a lot of people mentioned that the batter was way too wet. My pancakes were pretty thick and fluffy but they were a pain to cook. The spices I doubled and added were perfect it's just that maybe cutting back the liquid to two cups was too much? Next time I'll cut it back only a half cup and I think it might be perfect. It really does need the extra baking powder for a fluffier pancake. That being said tasty pancake. Even with my flub-up's this recipe made 15 large pancakes when doubled. Out of the 15 I had three leftover. My boys loved them. I had a small bite of one and thought it was mighty tasty. My son actually remarked that "these are the best pancakes EVER Mom". Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/23/2010
Followed recipe exactly. Batter is way too thin and the pancakes are very thin too. Sorry though the taste is good the pancakes look awful. Read More
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224 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 99
  • 4 star values: 83
  • 3 star values: 27
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 4 stars
08/23/2010
I read through the reviews very carefully before making this which I think was my first mistake. I usually don't do that and fly by the seat of my shorts. I doubled the recipe so I could freeze some for busy mornings added more baking powder for a fluffier pancake doubled the spices and added nutmeg and allspice and I cut the water down to two cups as a lot of people mentioned that the batter was way too wet. My pancakes were pretty thick and fluffy but they were a pain to cook. The spices I doubled and added were perfect it's just that maybe cutting back the liquid to two cups was too much? Next time I'll cut it back only a half cup and I think it might be perfect. It really does need the extra baking powder for a fluffier pancake. That being said tasty pancake. Even with my flub-up's this recipe made 15 large pancakes when doubled. Out of the 15 I had three leftover. My boys loved them. I had a small bite of one and thought it was mighty tasty. My son actually remarked that "these are the best pancakes EVER Mom". Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2010
Very good recipe. I didn't have molasses so I substituted it with 3 Tbsp firmly packed brown sugar. My husband loved it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/16/2010
Delicious gingerbread taste. Smelled and tasted amazing. The only reason that this is not a 5 star recipe is because they came out a little flat. I like my pancakes a little fluffier. I'll keep the spices vanilla and molasses and try to alter the recipe for a fluffier result next time. Will definitely keep working on this recipe though because it was a hit with my ginger-living husband! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2015
I did this the lazy way by using a cup and a half of pancake mix and then adding the recommended amount of spices molasses and vanilla then just adding water until it reached my preferred consistency. Delicious! If you have pancake mix save yourself the trouble of mixing the dry ingredients and just use that instead. Doing it this way will also fix the problems that some reviewers were having with the pancakes not being fluffy or thick enough... If it's too thin just add a little more pancake mix - too thick? Add a little more water. Enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/07/2010
not bad i added 2 TBSP of brown sugar and another 1/2 tsp of baking powder. made the house smell like christmas morning. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2010
Doubled recipe reduced water by 1/2 cup overall and added a pinch more spices. These were great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2010
everyone loved them!!!! These were fantastic I followed the recipe exactly Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/23/2010
Followed recipe exactly. Batter is way too thin and the pancakes are very thin too. Sorry though the taste is good the pancakes look awful. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2010
Mmm delicious! Thanks CKincaid1! The flavor was exactly what we'd hoped for. We reduced the water to 1 c. and I wish we hadn't. They were a little too thick. Excellent with whipped cream maple syrup bananas and strawberries. Or by themselves! Read More
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