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Stack of paleo gingerbread pancakes on a white plate with maple syrup around the bottom and fresh cranberries as garnish

Paleo Gingerbread Pancakes (Grain-Free, Gluten-Free)

Tender paleo pancakes spiced with classic gingerbread flavors, like molasses, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves. Easy to make, they're the perfect healthy Christmas breakfast.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword christmas, paleo, pancakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 pancakes
Calories 96 kcal


  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/3 cup tapioca starch
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 tablespoons molasses
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • coconut oil for frying
  • pure maple syrup for serving
  • tapioca starch or organic powdered sugar for serving


  1. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together dry ingredients (ginger through baking soda). In a large bowl, whisk together wet ingredients (molasses through vanilla extract). Fold dry ingredients into wet and stir until well incorporated.

  2. Heat a bit of coconut oil in a skillet or griddle over medium or medium-low heat. Spoon pancake batter on, about 1/4 cup per pancake. Batter will be thin but will set upon hitting heat, so pour relatively slowly. Cook until bubbles form and burst on the surface. Flip carefully with a spatula and cook through, about another minute. Serve with pure maple syrup and a sprinkling of tapioca starch to mimic powdered sugar or use organic powdered sugar.

Recipe Notes

The batter will be thin so make sure your skillet or griddle is well preheated before pouring batter on. Pancakes will form upon hitting the heat but burn easily, so err on the side of a well-preheated medium-low heat. A healthy (PFOA-free) nonstick pan is ideal; I use ceramic frying pans like this.

Nutrition Facts
Paleo Gingerbread Pancakes (Grain-Free, Gluten-Free)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 96 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 158mg7%
Potassium 93mg3%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 80IU2%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.