Protein Packed Gingerbread Pancakes

Protein packed gingerbread pancakes are the best breakfast to wake up to on Christmas – one serving yields 14 grams of protein and tastes like the holidays!

That perfect bite! Make these protein packed GINGERBREAD PANCAKES on Christmas morning and your heart and tummy will be full! | hungrybynature.com

Growing up, my family was never big on Christmas presents. I mean, I definitely wanted a ton of presents; but Santa never delivered that illusive Coach bag (hello 2003!) or Ugg boots that my friends received. My family just didn’t spend a lot of money on presents. Of course we all bought each other gifts and exchanged them in our pajamas on Christmas morning; but they were never big.

When I was young, I was jealous of my friends whose parents spoiled them rotten on Christmas morning. But as I’ve aged – and of course, with age comes wisdom – I thank God that my parents instilled the true meaning of the season into me. A few weeks ago, I received an email from my mom asking what I wanted for Christmas; and to be honest, I had a really difficult time coming up with more than two things.

A big stack of protein packed (14 grams per serving!) gingerbread pancakes is the most festive breakfast to have on Christmas morning! | hungrybynature.com

This will be our third Christmas since my dad passed away. My mom and older sister live in Minnesota; my little sister lives in Colorado. And I, as you know, live in Chicago. The only real thing I want for Christmas this year is to be at home and spend time with my family – and lucky for me – that is exactly what I will be doing! This year we are exchanging small gifts, and really focusing on spending time together because it doesn’t happen very often.

We are going to go bowling one day, maybe see a movie, attend Katie’s latest show, definitely bake lots of cookies, probably stop by our favorite microbrewery, and of course attend Christmas mass. Oh and make these protein packed gingerbread pancakes on Christmas morning!

Make your own gingerbread spice mix for Protein Packed Gingerbread Pancakes - get this festive holiday recipe on Hungry by Nature! | hungrybynature.com

One of my favorite brands I discovered this year is Kodiak Cakes, and specifically their Power Cakes mix. I love this mix because the ingredient list is short and on point. It is also loaded with protein – 14 grams per serving! And all you need to do is add liquid, mix, and you’re ready to roll. I’ve used this mix in muffins, protein bars, and finally pancakes.

That perfect bite! Make these protein packed GINGERBREAD PANCAKES on Christmas morning and your heart and tummy will be full! | hungrybynature.com

To the mix I added a few spices to turn our pancakes into gingerbread pancakes! I know you already have all five of these spices in your pantry – so you can make your own gingerbread spice and flavor all your baked goods this Christmas! Do it, you won’t regret it.

And don’t forget the butter. You won’t regret that either.

A big stack of protein packed (14 grams per serving!) gingerbread pancakes is the most festive breakfast to have on Christmas morning! | hungrybynature.com

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Protein Packed Gingerbread Pancakes
 
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Protein packed gingerbread pancakes are the best breakfast to wake up to on Christmas - one serving yields 14 grams of protein and tastes like the holidays!
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 2 servings
Ingredients
For the gingerbread spice:
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon all spice
For the pancakes:
  • 1 cup Kodiak Cakes Power Cakes mix
  • Gingerbread spice mix
  • ¾ cup almondmilk
Instructions
  1. Make your gingerbread spice: combine all ingredients in a bowl, stirring to combine.
  2. In a large bowl, combine Kodiak Cakes mix, gingerbread spice mix, and almondmilk. Stir until fully incorporated.
  3. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-low heat and add a little butter. Using a ¼ cup scoop, scoop batter onto skillet. Cook until underside is brown and bubbles are no longer forming, about 2 minutes.
  4. Flip and cook until brown, approximately 1 minute.
  5. Using the remaining batter, cook the rest of your pancakes.

I ate that entire stack.

A big stack of protein packed (14 grams per serving!) gingerbread pancakes is the most festive breakfast to have on Christmas morning! | hungrybynature.com

Protein packed gingerbread pancakes are the best breakfast to wake up to on Christmas - one serving yields 14 grams of protein and tastes like the holidays! | hungrybynature.com

 

 

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32 thoughts on “Protein Packed Gingerbread Pancakes

  1. jess larson | plays well with butter

    totally agree about christmas lists, babe! i’m always searching for something/anything to ask for because i feel like i really don’t need need need anything…i think it’s part of getting older & feeling fulfilled in life – you realize that the joy in the season is spending that rare quality time with your loved ones. hope you have an awesome time in mn with your family – happy holidays! (oh, & ps, i am also kodiak cake fiend & love love love love this gingerbread twist!!!)

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  2. Sarah

    I’m so happy you will get what you want this Christmas, spending time with family is really what matters the most. Crazy that you are coming to MN and right where I LIVE, well close to that brewery so probably really close! It’s snowing and cold here right now so I’m thinking a white Christmas. I will definitely be making waffles or pancakes this weekend. I will whip these up for the girls this week since I have a huge Costco size box of Kodiak cakes in the cupboard from my oldest daughters birthday and the girls love gingerbread.

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    1. Ellie Post author

      That’s awesome! I grew up in Plymouth and my mom still lives there… but Omni was started by some of our family friends and we love it!! And I have the Costco size too 😉

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  3. Ellen @ My Uncommon Everyday

    Kodiak Cakes are my favorite mix! Delicious and excellent ingredients – I was excited when my family loved them even more than the much-less-healthy version I grew up on 🙂 I adore the spices you added! I’d eat the whole stack, too.

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    1. Ellie Post author

      So true! And funny that I posted this recipe today… I just got diagnosed with Celiacs and I have a Costco sized box of Kodiak Cakes in my pantry 🙁

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  4. Esther

    My family was the same growing up! I still have a hard time coming up with anything when someone asks what I want.
    I have so much and I really don’t need another thing. I am so happy I get to spend a few days with my family this week!

    Enjoy your time and your amazing looking pancakes!!!

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  5. Emily

    You seriously make such amazing recipes with Kodiak Cakes mix. TEACH ME! 🙂

    And sister, I truly am thankful that Jesus Christ is the reason for this season, and if I didn’t have any other gifts to give or receive, Jesus is more than enough. <3 thanks for the reminder.

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    1. Ellie Post author

      Thank you Emily – you are so sweet 🙂 And you are welcome! It’s so wonderful to have that little reminder every once in a while. Merry Christmas!

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    1. Ellie Post author

      Thank you so much Katherine! You will LOVE Kodiak Cakes. They also have chocolate and peanut butter flavors that are on my list to try!!

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