Healthy Gingerbread Pancakes

These gingerbread pancakes are super easy! I originally made these without realizing that there is already protein in the batter. So I added an extra scoop of protein without it being necessary.

You can add extra protein if you’d like, but be mindful that our bodies only absorb about 25 grams of protein at at time, so essentially that extra 10 grams is just getting processed and dumped by my kidneys.

However, it is totally up to you! I would suggest doing a scoop of whey and just any regular pancake mix. Birch Benders also makes pancake mix without added protein!

I love mixing my own gingerbread spice too, which makes the flavor more in your face. You can also adjust the spices to your liking. I personally love more of a ginger and cinnamon kick than the cloves and nutmeg so I keep a light hand with those two. You can also buy a gingerbread spice blend if that’s more your thaaang.

Healthy Gingerbread Pancakes

These gingerbread pancakes are packed with 35 grams of protein per serving!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Breakfast, Christmas, Gingerbread, Pancakes


  • 1/2 Cup Birch Benders protein pancake mix
  • 1 Scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1 tbsp Ground Ginger
  • 1 tbsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tbsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/2 tbsp Ground Cloves
  • 3/4 Cup Almond Milk


  • Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Add more or less almond milk depending on the desired thickness of the pancakes. Heat a pan with oil on low/medium heat. Cook pancakes until batter is used up and serve with any desired toppings!

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