Gingerbread Pancake Recipe

Our Favorite Gingerbread Pancake Recipe

Gingerbread Pancake Recipe

Gingerbread pancakes with lemon sauce from the Palmer House Inn, located in Falmouth, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA.

This Gingerbread pancake recipe is one of our favorites at the Inn. It’s easy to prepare and an excellent choice if you are serving a large group at home.

Serves 4 to 6.


  • 2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 Tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 Tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 Tsp salt
  • 1 Tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 Cup sugar
  • 3 Eggs, separated
  • 1/2 Cup molasses
  • 1 1/2 Cups non-fat buttermilk
  • 8 Tbs (1 stick) melted butter


In a large bowl, sift together the flour, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, salt, baking soda, baking powder and sugar. In a medium bowl, whisk together egg yolks, molasses, buttermilk and butter. Pour into dry ingredients; stir until just combined. In a medium bowl, beat egg whites until stiff but not dry. Fold egg whites into batter. Use 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake.

Drop onto hot griddle until light brown on each side. Serve with lemon sauce (Lemon Sauce Recipe).

Gingerbread Pancake Recipe Notes:

Prepare the lemon sauce a day or two ahead of time to give yourself extra time in the morning. Keep the sauce refrigerated until you are ready to use it. Then warm the sauce in a pan and serve with the pancakes hot.

A Sumptuous Start to Your Day on Cape Cod

Enjoy the dining experience at this Cape Cod Bed and Breakfast.

At The Palmer House Inn our two to four course Cape Cod Gourmet breakfasts are always an event. Sit in the sun filled breakfast room, enjoy the aroma of fresh brewed coffee filling the room and have a delightful meal. We use the finest ingredients and local Cape Cod grown and produced foods. Meals frequently consist of a fruit starter, followed by a sweet or savory main dish.

The Inn’s organic herb garden, we affectionately refer to as The Humble Innkeeper’s Garden, is one of the secluded nooks where you can spend time relaxing. Many of the garnishes for the breakfasts are picked each day from this garden to ensure top quality ingredients are used.


Cape Cod's Stowe Room, A

Harriet Beecher Stowe room

Cape Cod's Emily Dickinson Room Five

Cape Cod’s Emily Dickinson Room Five

While all of our guest rooms have their own charm suitable for relaxation after the most wonderful day exploring the workshops of our Cape Cod craftsmen, we recommend the Harriet Beecher Stowe room, the Theodore Roosevelt room or the Emily Dickinson room. These rooms feature comfortable king beds, fireplaces, jetted tubs and a relaxing stay before and after your day.