These gluten-free gingerbread pancakes are so fluffy and delicious you’ll want to have them every day of the week! Made with healthier buckwheat flour, these gluten-free treats will fill your home with the delightful scent of warm spices. Best served with toasted pecans and a generous drizzle of maple syrup. So good!!!

Even better, spread good cheer by making a big batch of gluten-free gingerbread pancake mix to give as healthy holiday gifts to family and friends. My in-law keep a batch in their RV and enjoy these fluffy pancakes on cozy winter mornings during the holiday season or any time of year!

A stack of gluten-free gingerbread pancakes on a white dish, topped off with maple syrup and pecans.

  • MADE WITH GLUTEN-FREE WHOLE GRAINS – Not only does buckwheat flour add a delicious nutty taste to these gingerbread pancakes, but it also provides fiber, manganese, magnesium, and flavonoids to promote heart health and overall health. (Related: 7 Super Nutritious Gluten-Free Grains to Add to Your Diet.)
  • ANTI-INFLAMMATORY SPICES – The antioxidant-rich spices in these gingerbread pancakes are anti-inflammatory, plus they add so much flavor!
  • VERSATILE FOR MANY DIETS – Not only are these gingerbread pancakes are gluten-free, but they’re also easily adaptable for a low FODMAP diet. In addition, you can make them dairy-free or vegan. See the recipe card for ingredient swaps.

This gluten-free gingerbread pancake mix was inspired by a drizzly morning that called for a steaming hot cup of coffee. Unfortunately, we were fresh out of coffee, so I walked 1 mile in the pouring rain (ahem, drizzle) to buy Mr. Spicy and myself a cup of coffee

And, once I made it back home, warm and cozy, I was suddenly craving something yummy to eat. Enter these easy gingerbread pancakes. So delicious topped off with pure maple syrup and lightly toasted pecans. Here’s what you’ll need to make a big batch for yourself. And hopefully a friend or two!

Gluten Free Gingerbread Pancakes

Ingredients for Gingerbread Pancakes Recipe

Dry Ingredients (for the mix)

  • Gluten-Free Flour. I used a combination of sorghum, buckwheat, and tapioca flour + potato starch. This gluten-free gingerbread pancake recipe also works well with my easy three-ingredient gluten-free all-purpose flour or any gluten-free all-purpose flour blend. If you’re not following a gluten-free diet, make these with whole wheat flour instead!
  • Baking staples. Baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Gingerbread spices. 2 teaspoon ground ginger + 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, and 3/4 teaspoon ground cloves.

Wet Ingredients

  • Two large eggs. Or vegan flax or chia egg for a vegan version.
  • Vegetable oil. I use expeller-pressed organic high-oleic vegetable oil. Coconut oil or avocado oil work well too.
  • Milk. Dairy or non-dairy milk of choice.
  • Sweetener. Maple Syrup and molasses (swap with additional maple syrup for a low FODMAP option.)

Toppings & Additional Flavorings

  • Pure maple syrup.
  • Chopped pecans/nuts.
  • Powdered sugar.
  • Chocolate chips.
Gluten Free Gingerbread Pancakes on a plate topped with pecans and maple syrup.

How to Make Gingerbread Pancakes

Make the pancake mix.

  1. Combine the flour mixture, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices in a medium bowl, and stir well until thoroughly combined.
  2. Store gingerbread pancake mix in a sealed glass jar or freezer bag until ready to use or give as a gift.

Make the pancakes.

  1. Heat griddle or frying pan on medium heat.
  2. Combine one jar gingerbread pancake mix with eggs, milk, oil, molasses, and maple syrup in a large bowl, and mix well by hand or with a beater.
  3. Grease a hot griddle or a large skillet with vegetable oil or cooking spray. Pour batter (~ 1/4 cup of batter) on to griddle for each pancake and cook on both sides until golden brown. 
  4. Serve warm with maple syrup and chopped pecans if desired. (I love Schermer Pecans!) 
  5. Makes ~ 12 gingerbread pancakes. If you use less, store the remaining batter in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Or, wrap extra cooked pancakes in aluminum foil and a freezer bag to enjoy later. (I love Schermer pecans!)
Closeup shot of a white plate with a stack of gingerbread pancakes topped with pecans and maple syrup.

Gluten-Free Gingerbread Pancakes and Mix

These Gingerbread Pancakes and Gingerbread Pancake Mix made with gluten free buckwheat flour will spread delicious cheer throughout your kitchen this holiday season. Top them off with pecans and a drizzle of maple syrup for a festive treat!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 7 servings


Gingerbread Pancake Mix

  • 1/2 cup sorghum flour
  • 1/2 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 1/2 cup potato starch
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves

Gingerbread Pancakes

  • 1 jar Gingerbread pancake mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 tablespoons expeller-pressed high oleic sunflower oil, plus additional for cooking pancakes
  • 1 cup milk, dairy or non-dairy*
  • 2 tablespoons molasses*
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup, plus extra for topping
  • Chopped, toasted pecans, optional for topping


Make the gingerbread pancake mix.

  • Combine gluten-free flours, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and spices in a mixing bowl. Stir well until thoroughly combined. Store in a sealed glass jar until ready to use, or give as a gift.

Make the pancakes.

  • Heat griddle or frying pan on medium heat. Combine 1 jar pancake mix with egg, milk, oil, molasses and maple syrup in a mixing bowl, and mix well by hand or with a beater.
  • Grease griddle or pan with vegetable oil, and pour ~ 1/4 cup of batter on to griddle, cooking pancakes on both sides until golden brown. 
  • Serve warm with maple syrup and chopped pecans if desired.


  1. Low FODMAP Version: Omit molasses, and substitute with additional maple syrup. Use lactose free milk, or your favorite low fodmap non-dairy milk.
  2. Vegan Version: Use non-dairy milk, and a vegan egg replacer.
  3. Nutrition information is for plain pancakes, and does not include optional syrup and pecans.


Serving: 2pancakes | Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 367mg | Potassium: 473mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 131mg | Iron: 1.6mg
EA Stewart, RD | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Low FODMAP & Vegan Options, Mediterranean, MIND Diet, Vegetarian
Keyword buckwheat pancakes, gluten free pancakes, healthy pancakes
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  1. You mentioned in your text that you’ve used this flour blend in other recipes. I can’t eat rice at all anymore. So this blend is like music to my ears! Could you possibly tell me how you use it? Thank you!

    1. EA Stewart says:

      Hi Alene. I’m so happy you found this recipe and my gluten-free sorghum flour blend too! I use it in almost all my gluten-free baking that calls for gluten-free all-purpose flour. Since it doesn’t have xanthan gum, you can add that if your recipe calls for it. Some more recipes that use it here on The Spicy RD blog are my One Bowl Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread:, Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Chip Doughnuts, Lemon Berry Bundt Cake, and this Pear Dutch Baby recipe Enjoy!!

  2. The Spicy RD says:

    This post has been updated on November 30, 2017. Enjoy!

  3. These are fantastic! We’re making homemade gifts this year and these pancakes will be one of our picks for sure. I have a quick question – I can’t tell from the pictures if you used a pint or quart jar? From looking at the dry ingredients it looks to be a little over two cups, so I’m thinking a pint jar might do it? Thanks.

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      Hi Kristine! Thanks so much for your kind comment! I did use a quart jar, and although there was a little space left at the top, I don’t think a pint jar would be big enough to hold all the mix, but you could try 🙂 I hope you enjoy them as much as my family and I do!

  4. Sarah Levannier says:

    I love your photos! They make the recipes look even better than they appear at first sight 😉 I have to try those pancakes at home!

  5. Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies says:

    I love this gift idea! And oh my gosh, I love gingerbread pancakes too! 😀

  6. Ally @ Om Nom Ally says:

    I’d be sorry happy to receive this as a gift – I’d be cooking them within a few minutes to share around! Love the recipe 🙂

  7. Deena Kakaya says:

    What an outrageously gorgeous recipe! They look so deep in colour yet so light in texture! Your pics are beautiful. These will play on my mind until I have some. Xx

  8. Glenda @ Healthy Stories says:

    You had me at ‘gingerbread’. I love the stuff, particularly the cakey version and these pancakes look like a great way to expand my gingerbread repertoire. And it’s great that they’re gluten-free too, I will have to pass this on to a friend of mine with coeliac disease.

  9. Cindys Recipes and Writings says:

    Gingerbread Pancakes sound delicious! I can almost smell them cooking!!

  10. kellie@foodtoglow says:

    Super yummy flavours to spice up a drizzly morning (surely not in SoCal!). Just wondering about the milk to mix ratio: is it really one cup milk with the whole jar?

  11. Christie - Food Done Light says:

    I would love to get this mix as a present. I think I will have to give it to myself and make these. I will love them.

  12. diane boyd says:

    You had me at gingerbread! YUM! They look delicious!!!

  13. Deanna Segrave-Daly says:

    I’m a gingerbread and pancake lover so this is right up my alley and I’m contemplating now doing a whole variety of pancakes mixes for the long list gifts I need for my daughter’s teachers, activity leaders, therapists, etc etc!

  14. The Candid RD says:

    I want I want!! I saw these posted on FB this morning and literally started to drool. These are definitely pin-worthy!

  15. Viviane Bauquet Farre - Food and Style says:

    You’ve combined two of my favorite things! These look absolutely wonderful 🙂

  16. Nina @ Whats for eats says:

    These pancakes look irresistible! Gingerbread is the perfect flavour for this time of year too.

  17. Jessica @ Nutritioulicious says:

    If only I could jump through my computer screen to eat these right now. They look amaaazing!

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      LOL! Too bad you don’t live closer Jessica because I would invite you over for some. Much less dangerous out than jumping through the computer screen 🙂

  18. The Spicy RD says:

    Thanks! I hope you do Janice & I hope your mom likes them 🙂

  19. Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean says:

    these sound delicious! gingerbread is one of my favorite flavors

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      Thanks so much Lindsay, and gingerbread is one of my favorites too 🙂

  20. Alex Caspero MA,RD (@delishknowledge) says:

    I love gingerbread! it’s such an under-appreciated flavor this time of year, pumpkin hogs all the spotlight! Can’t wait to make these!

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      Ha! Take THAT pumpkin 🙂 Hope you enjoy these as much as I did Alex!

  21. Regan @ The Healthy Aperture Blog says:

    These look beyond delicious. Any friend would be lucky to get this mix… gluten free or not 🙂

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      Thanks so much Regan! Love this months ReDux theme, and all the other posts have me super inspired to make everyone on my list something homemade this year 🙂

  22. amy @ fearless homemaker says:

    These look amazing and I love the idea of giving it as an edible gift. Those are my favorite types of gifts! =)

  23. these look crazy amazing. you’ve combined two of my absolute favorites… gingerbread & pancakes. well, and the coffee of course too! if i was your friend and you gave me this… i might have done a herky.

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      I will gladly trade you some Gingerbread Pancake Mix, for a batch of your Coconut Birthday Cake Scrub Gretchen!!!!

  24. These look so good! Great idea and love the photos, just beautiful.

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      Thanks so much Carolina and so glad you stopped by to say hi 🙂

  25. Yes I would walk that far for steamy coffee on a drizzly day. If there were someplace that close with good coffee! Thge closest place to my country abode is a convenience store with blaaaach coffee. (So l keep Starbucks Via on hand for emergency!) BTW these look gorgeous…. Can almost smell them too!

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      Thanks Serena, and, yes, Via is usually in my emergency supply too but I was even out of that the other day. I did find a Folgers coffee dunk bag, but talk about super blaaaaach coffee! 🙂