Can you believe tomorrow is Christmas?!?
The cookies are made, the presents are wrapped, the family is
almost all here— now it’s just time to bask in the Christmas spirit and spend time with family!
This is the first Christmas that my family is all in the same place in years. Since we all live in different parts of the country now, it’s very rare that all my siblings are able to make it to the same place at the same time. Someone is always in a different country, or working the holiday shift, or spending the day with their significant other’s family— but not this year! And I honestly think that was the best present we could have given my parents.
And what better way to celebrate Christmas with family than with some warm, comforting Whole Wheat Gingerbread Pancakes? My mom and sister have been obsessing over my Ginger Molasses Crinkle Cookies over the past few days, so I thought it might be nice to use some more of those holiday spices in a different kind of treat: pancakes!
These pancakes (even though they’re completely whole wheat) are light, fluffy, and full of gingerbread flavor. I usually make some pretty dense pancakes (thanks to the oats and whole grains I always use), but these were a nice change of pace with their light, tender consistency. I used an egg in mine, but you could definitely substitute a flax egg to make them vegan. Top them with some butter (vegan or regular) and some maple syrup and you’ve got a Christmas Brunch!
I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas Eve with your families, full of good food and great company! Thank you for all your generous comments and kind words over these past few months. It was a little scary at first jumping into the blogging world just 3 months ago, but I haven’t looked back since. It’s been so much fun for me to share my holiday recipes on this blog and to hear all your feedback as you experiment in your own kitchens. Happy Holidays and thank you again for all your support!