Gingerbread Protein Pancakes

I’m always scary exited when gingerbread makes its seasonal arrival.


When it shows up at Starbucks, I feel like the holidays are officially here and will usually get a soy latte with a couple pumps of gingerbread.

starbucks red cup hot chocolate

[That’s actually a hot cocoa, but you get the idea]

So this morning, I decided to gingerbreadify my beloved protein pancakes recipe:

gingerbread protein pancakes

To the usual mix, I added:

-more cinnamon

-pinch of nutmeg, cloves, ginger, allspice

-1 t molasses

protein pancakes batter

While I was waiting for them to cook, I couldn’t help but think of the My Drunk Kitchen brunch episode. “Apparently pancakes involve a lot of… waiting”

pancake cooking

Worth the wait, though 🙂

Gingerbread Protein Pancakes

I’m off to take Bell on a morning walk, and then to work for a staff meeting.

Have a wonderful day <3



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  1. Cat @Breakfast to Bed on November 22, 2011 at 10:44 am

    I made gingerbread waffles this past weekend and I proceeded to eat them for every single meal that day. Maple and ginger were made for each other just like Ashton and Demi…wait..

    • Fitnessista on November 22, 2011 at 10:45 am

      like kim and kris….wait…

      • Sana on November 22, 2011 at 10:58 am

        Am I the only person who gets sad when celeb couples break up?

        • Fitnessista on November 22, 2011 at 11:01 am

          haha no! i’m always bummed to hear about it

  2. Jenny@HealthyMOChick on November 22, 2011 at 10:45 am

    These look mucho tasty!

  3. HRCK on November 22, 2011 at 10:46 am

    YUM! I think that gingerbread is highly underrated. I wish it got some of the fanfare that pumpkin claims 🙂

  4. Rachel on November 22, 2011 at 10:47 am

    The Drunk Kitchen girl is HILARIOUS! I can’t say “hello!” without hearing her voice in my head

  5. Faith @ For the Health of It on November 22, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Confession: I don’t even know what gingerbread tastes like…Excuse for a *bux run? I think yes 😉

    • Fitnessista on November 22, 2011 at 10:51 am

      i fully support that 🙂

  6. Claire @ Live and Love to Eat on November 22, 2011 at 10:50 am

    I have yet to try the gingerbread syrup at Sbux… I’m worried I’ll get addicted!

  7. SeekingAmy on November 22, 2011 at 10:50 am

    That kitty is cracking me up!

  8. Ali on November 22, 2011 at 10:52 am

    Awesome pancake idea! I have to tell you, gingerbread and PEANUT BUTTER taste AMAZING together~!

    • Fitnessista on November 22, 2011 at 10:53 am

      WHOA! i’ve gotta try that

  9. Kath on November 22, 2011 at 10:53 am

    If you like gingerbread and are looking for some indulgence (and are a member of the Godiva chocolate of the month club…which of course I am…free chocolate? yes.), try the new Godiva gingerbread truffle — delish! Can’t wait to try these :).

    • Kath on November 22, 2011 at 10:56 am

      PS: The skinny peppermint mocha latte (though I only get a couple of pumps) is amazing!

  10. Michelle on November 22, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Ha. I love the seasonal cups! We just got them here in Boston and I got a drink to reward myself for being an adult about my dental surgery the day before and I had it in a conference room at work with the door open. An HR guy passed by and stuck his head in and goes “I’m so sad I have dunkin donuts now. I was totally okay with my dunkin until I saw your seasonal cup. Now I only want starbucks. I’m such a child of marketing!”

  11. Irina G (Fit Flexitarian) on November 22, 2011 at 11:09 am

    YUM! What a great idea!

  12. Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie on November 22, 2011 at 11:13 am

    Ohh those pancakes look soo good! I can’t wait to decorate a gingerbread house with my boyfriend this year!!

  13. Erin @ Running Tall on November 22, 2011 at 11:14 am

    THANK YOU for introducing me to the glory that is My Drunk Kitchen. I almost died laughing!

    When the Starbucks holiday cups are busted out, I go with a tall no whip skinny peppermint mocha. I always associate that taste – along with the little chocoalte mint flakes they sprinkle on top – with Christmas. Yum!

  14. Lindsay @ Lindsay's List on November 22, 2011 at 11:23 am

    I just tried Green Mountain Coffee’s Gingerbread flavor (actually currently giving some away!)…it was SO good…just what I needed to get in the holiday spirit!

  15. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on November 22, 2011 at 11:24 am

    Those look so pretty! I have not yet discovered My Drunk Kitchen, but I’m totally heading over now!

  16. China on November 22, 2011 at 11:25 am

    Hey, Gina! Is there a substitue for the egg white to make the protein pancakes vegan? I seem to remember you making a vegan version, but I can’t find the post…

  17. Marie-Sophie on November 22, 2011 at 11:28 am

    I love the christmas season!! In Germany we have christmas markets with German sausages and lots of gingerbread (“Lebkuchen” in German 🙂 ) and mulled wine (“Glühwein”). I actually send my Australian best friend gingerbread/Lebkuchen spice mix over each year (plus a chocolate with christmassy spices in it) as she gets “Germany homesick” each year around christmas!!

  18. Sonia (the Mexigarian) on November 22, 2011 at 11:40 am

    1.) the cat attacking the gingerbread village is hilarious. 2.) never saw an ep of My Drunk Kitchen before today and I fell out of my chair laughing. 3.) I have yet to try Starbuck’s seasonal cup. . .


  19. Liz @ Southern Charm on November 22, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Love this take! Yum!! I want some 🙂

  20. Moni'sMeals on November 22, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    This look amazing! I think I will make these this weekend after Thanksgiving. 🙂

    Have a nice walk with Bella.

  21. Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food on November 22, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    I love gingerbread around the holidays. It just seems to fit perfectly together!

  22. Anita on November 22, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    I just had a two-pump gingerbread latte this morning and it was delicious! It was my first… but I think it may become a favorite. 🙂

  23. Marisa on November 22, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    I didn’t realize how much I liked gingerbread until this year! Tall, soy, one pump gingerbread latte! 🙂 Tasty! I just moved to the Phoenix area so it is nice to have the fall flavors even if I don’t get the pretty fall colors.

  24. Lisa @ Fresh Spinach on November 22, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Thank you so much for introducing my to My Drunk Kitchen. I will not be working at all today now.

  25. Janine @ThePurpleGiraffe on November 22, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Mmmmm gingerbread. And zomg, my drunk kitchen = amazing!

  26. Allison on November 22, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    Mmm, I love pancakes and I think that I’ll have to gingerbreadify some soon! I’ve been hooked on cinnamon and pumpkin ones lately…

  27. Jaclyn on November 22, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    So thank you so much gina for opening my eyes to the beautiful, hilarious world that is my drunk kitchen. hahahahahha.

    and now i want a mimosa. with a side of gingerbread pancakes.

  28. danielle on November 22, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    I love that first picture!! Super funny!

  29. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga on November 22, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    This is crazy but two things I never make are pancakes and gingerbread things and just yesterday I was thinking…I’d like to make pancakes! But didn’t.

    And I’d like to do holiday baking with gingerbread flavors and molasses…but haven’t.

    Thank you for nailing two of my cravings in one. I am going to make these! 🙂

  30. Allison on November 22, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    i better have at least one gingerbread latte this year, already had a eggnog latte. Just feels right during the holidays

  31. Allie @ sweet potato bites on November 22, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    OMG the cat picture at the top. Hilarious.

    These gingerbread pancakes sound delicious – I’ll have to try them out!

  32. Brittany @Little b's healthy habits on November 22, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Yum! These look awesome… I definitely need to get some gingerbread spice asap!!

  33. Nada (One Arab Vegan) on November 22, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    Oh dear god Gina, thank you SO much for linking up that drunk kitchen episode! I’ve been crying with laughter – she’s hilarious! Your pancakes sound slightly better than hers though 🙂

  34. Joelle (On A Pink Typewriter) on November 22, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    Oh my Lord, that Drunk Brunch episode is hilarious! Thank you for exposing me to this- I’d never even heard of that series before! “Wow, these are some ******* fancy pancakes!” 🙂

  35. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on November 22, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Haha at that first picture! 😀

    I love gingerbread cookies, but I’ve never tried any of the gingerbread oatmeal/pancakes/smoothie recipes I saw all over blogs at this time last year. This year I’m definitely going to have to try some of them!

  36. Barb on November 22, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    I LOVE my drunk kitchen! My husband and I tune in each Thursday for her new stuff! Love her music video too!

  37. Laura @ Backstage Balance on November 22, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    I love Drunk Kitchen! She’s hilarious 😀

  38. Sara Grambusch on November 22, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    How funny, I made gingerbread pancakes this morning! They are one of my staples, I make them all year 😀

    • Fitnessista on November 23, 2011 at 12:24 am

      great minds 🙂

  39. Alicia @beingLA on November 22, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    Gingerbread, pumpkin and apples are my go-to flavors for Fall and Winter so thanks for sharing this pancake recipe! And shout out to the Red Cups at Starbucks…love them! You’re right, they totally signal the start of the holidays 🙂

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