winter wonderland christmas fluffy pancakes recipe with cream and berries

Christmas Fluffy Gingerbread Pancakes Recipe

Beautifully more-ish thick, fluffy gingerbread pancakes recipe! Perfect to serve with fruit and cream as a special Christmas dessert recipe. Under 10 ingredients and 30 minutes of your time!

If you’ve spent any reasonable amount of time on my blog then you have likely noticed that I’m fairly pancake obsessed. From crepes to mini pancakes, to pancake cakes, and even savoury protein pancakes. I simply can’t get enough of pancakes so now I’ve made a recipe that’s even better – Fluffy Christmas pancakes! This fluffy gingerbread pancakes recipe is the perfect Christmas dessert recipe ( or breakfast!) for all the family!

These pancakes and thick and fluffy like Japanese style souffle pancakes- but with a bit more bite to them. Because honestly, you can never have too much pancake! The pancakes are soft, pillowy clouds of goodness. I keep returning to them time and time again whenever I’m looking for something slightly more sophisticated than my usual pancakes. 

winter wonderland christmas fluffy pancakes recipe with cream and berries

I honestly believe that no Christmas holiday would be complete without some gingerbread. After having filled up on years of gingerbread cookies though, I love to try new ways to get my gingerbread fix. Welcome these delicious gingerbread pancakes!

How to serve these fluffy pancakes:

I personally like to serve these as a cheeky boxing day breakfast. At this point family are still together and the leftovers from the day before are more than enough to feed everyone for lunch and dinner. However, they also work amazingly as a Christmas dessert recipe too. 

These gingerbread pancakes can be served individually or, for a little something special, you can serve them as a beautiful table centre-piece cake. Simply stack them up with a whipped coconut cream frosting and top with berries. Then you simply cut slices from it like you would any cake. Your friends and family will have a delicious ratio of ‘frosting’ to pancake for ‘cake vibes’. 

Delicious Christmas fluffy gingerbread pancakes recipe. A wonderful christmas dessert recipe of fluffy pancakes served with coconut whipped cream and berries

These thick fluffy pancakes do take a little bit more preparation in comparison to your general crepes or pancakes. This is because you need to have airy, fluffy egg whites to create the lift and wobble of the pancakes. However, I hope you all agree with me though when I say that it is completely worth it! Plus, it’s really not that much more effort in the grand scheme of things!

Also, if you’re wanting more pancake inspiration then feel free to go look at my recipes for this special occasion Pancake cake  or even a Banana Pancake Pizza, because you can never have too many pancake recipes! I hope you agree?

How To Make The Christmas Fluffy Gingerbread Pancakes Recipe:

I used a fairly small frying pan for this recipe- around 6 inches diameter. This allowed me to make 8-10 pancakes although depending on the size of your pan, this will vary considerably.

Some people like to simply scoop the batter onto a large, flat crepe pan. If you do this, you’ll end up with fairly rustic looking fluffy pancakes. I like to have mine more shaped, as I often serve it in cake form. 

Ingredients:

flat lay ingredient to make fluffy japanese pancakes

Method for making these Christmas fluffy gingerbread pancakes:

The first step to making these Christmas fluffy gingerbread pancakes is to sift the flour and other dry ingredients into a large bowl. Stir to thoroughly combine the ingredients.

sifting dry ingredients for fluffy japanese pancakes mixing dry ingredients

In separate small bowls separate the egg whites and yolks. Then beat the egg whites until fluffy, soft peaks have formed.

This is the key to the wobbly, fluffy texture of these pancakes!

If adding sugar to the pancakes, this is the point which you’d do that. Gently pour it into the egg whites as you beat them. I’ve said above – and within my recipe below- that I didn’t actually add sugar into my pancakes. I’m not a massive sweet tooth, so I’m happy to have my sweet ingredients as toppings only.

I still really enjoyed the texture of my pancakes and found them light and fluffy, without the sugar. However, it’s worth noting that when adding sugar to whipped egg whites this helps stabilize the egg whites. This will make it harder to knock the air out when folding it into the rest of the batter later on. 

seperated egg whites and yolks for japanese pancakes recipe
whipped egg whites and separated egg yolks

Meanwhile in another mixing bowl mix together the melted butter, milk and egg yolks until thoroughly combined.

mixed wet ingredients

Combine the wet and dry ingredients, leaving the whipped egg white to one side for now. When combining the ingredients you can manually mix it. If you’re wanting a completely lump-free, smooth batter then use a handheld blender.

combining wet and fry ingredients
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The next step is the absolute key to this delicious fluffy pancakes recipe; folding the egg whites into the batter.

The key to perfecting this fluffy pancakes recipe is to carefully fold the egg whites into the batter. Be super careful not to knock too much air out of the egg whites. If you do knock out too much air then you’ll find that you won’t get lovely, thick, fluffy and airy pancakes.

I like to use a silicone spatula and slowly fold it in, in increments. Put about 1/4 of the egg whites in the batter to begin with. You don’t have to be too precious with this first bit so just mix it in as you would any other ingredient.

I don’t know why but doing it this way gets a wonderfull silky smooth batter. It also seems to make it easier to carefully incorporate the rest of the egg whites into the batter without knocking too much air out of the mix.

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This pancake batter is then ready to use immediately- and should be!

With any meringue, the sugar helps it to keep its shape and stabilize the egg whites. As I usually don’t add any sugar into the fluffy pancake batter ( and when I do, it’s a minimal amount), this means that if the pancake batter is left too long then it will become runny/watery – which no-one wants.

To cook the pancakes first heat up a small pan ( around 6 inches) over low heat. To cook multiple pancakes in one go, you can always use a larger pan and an ice-cream scoop. I love to use this small pan for it’s shape though as other versions will be a bit more rustic. Each pancake is exactly 1/2 cup of batter, so it’s really easy to portion out too. 


Delicious Christmas fluffy gingerbread pancakes recipe. A wonderful christmas dessert recipe of fluffy pancakes served with coconut whipped cream and berries

When cooking the pancakes, heat them gently for around two and a half minutes on each side. As it cooks bubbles form and pop at the top of the pancake. Don’t worry, this is completely normal – and interesting to watch too! 

Because of how thick the fluffy pancakes are it’s important to keep an eye on them. That way, you won’t end up with the pancakes being burnt outside and raw in the middle. The key is to keep the pan on a nice, low heat. 

To test if a pancake is cooked through, prod the centre of the pancake with a toothpick. If it comes out with any batter on, then a little bit longer cooking time is needed. In the end, you’ll end up with pancakes that are wonderfully golden brown in colour.

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Once cooked transfer the fluffy pancakes to a plate and serve!

I Like to serve mine with some whipped coconut cream and berries. Sometimes I even add a cheeky drizzle of maple syrup if I haven’t added any into the coconut cream. To sweeten the whipped coconut cream you can add in any natural sweetener or a bit of powdered sugar.

You could also serve them as a table centrepiece ‘cake’ Christmas dessert recipe, for multiple people. Simply layer some of the whipped coconut cream on each pancake- as you would with frosting on a cake. Then top with berries and serve immediately!

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The Christmas Fluffy Gingerbread Pancakes Recipe:

Winter Wonderland Fluffy Pancakes Recipe

Winter Wonderland Fluffy Pancakes Recipe

Yield: 8-10 pancakes
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Delicious Christmas fluffy gingerbread pancakes recipe. A wonderful Christmas dessert recipe of Japanese-style fluffy pancakes served with coconut whipped cream and berries. Under 10 ingredients and 30 minutes of your time!

Ingredients

  • 3 Cups Plain Flour, sifted
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp Baking Powder
  • 3 Cups Milk, warm to touch
  • 85g Butter, melted
  • 3 Clarence Court Burford brown eggs, whites and yolks separated
  • 1 Tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Ginger powder
  • 1/2 Tsp nutmeg powder
  • Optional : Add Vanilla or sugar if needed ( note - this recipe isn't sweet because I always have sweet toppings. Feel free to add some sweetener though)

Instructions

  1. The first step to making these Christmas fluffy gingerbread pancakes is to sift the flour and other dry ingredients into a large bowl and stir to thoroughly combine. 
  2. In separate small bowls, separate the egg whites and yolks and then beat the egg whites until fluffy, soft peaks have formed. This is the key to the wobbly, fluffy texture of these pancakes!
  3. If adding sugar to the pancakes, this is the point which you'd do that. Gently pour it into the egg whites as you beat them. I've said above - and within my recipe below- that I didn't actually add sugar into my pancakes. I'm not a massive sweet tooth, so I'm happy to have my sweet ingredients as toppings only.*
  4. Meanwhile in another bowl mix together the butter, milk and egg yolks until thoroughly combined.
  5. Combine the wet and dry ingredients, leaving the whipped egg white to one side for now. When combining the ingredients you can manually mix it. However, for a perfectly lump-free mix, I like to use a handheld blender. This leaves you with a wonderfully smooth batter. 
  6. The next step is the absolute key to these delicious fluffy pancakes; folding the egg whites into the batter.
    The key is to carefully fold the egg whites into the matter, being super careful not to knock too much air out of the egg whites. If you do, you'll find that you won't get the lovely, thick, fluffy pancakes. 

    I like to use a silicone spatula and slowly fold it in, in increments. Put about 1/4 of the egg whites in to begin with and you don't have to be too precious with this first bit. I don't know why but doing it this way gets a wonderfull silky smooth batter already and seems to make it easier to carefully incorporate the rest of the egg whites into the batter, without knocking too much air out of the mix.
  7. This pancake batter is then ready to use immediately- and should be! With any meringue, the sugar helps it to keep its shape. As I usually don't add any sugar into the fluffy pancake batter ( and when I do, it's a minimal amount), this means that if the pancake batter is left, it will become runny.
  8. To cook the pancakes first heat up a small pan ( around 6 inches) over low heat**. Each pancake is exactly 1/2 cup of batter, so it's really easy to portion out too. 
  9. When cooking the pancakes, heat them gently for around two and a half minutes on each side. The batter will bubble up as it cooks - don't worry. This is normal. ***

    To test if a pancake is cooked through, prod the centre of the pancake with a toothpick. If it comes out with any batter on, then a little bit longer is needed. 
  10. Once cooked transfer to the fluffy pancakes to a plate and serve!

    I Like to serve mine with some whipped coconut cream and berries. Sometimes I even add a cheeky drizzle of syrup if I haven't added any into the coconut cream. Delicious

    Alternatively, you can serve them as a table centrepiece 'cake' Christmas dessert recipe, for multiple people. Simply layer some of the whipped coconut cream on each pancake- as you would with frosting on a cake- and top with berries. Serve immediately!

     

Notes

* I found that I still really enjoyed the texture of my pancakes and found them light and fluffy, without any sugar. However, it's worth noting that when adding sugar to whipped egg whites, this actually helps stabilize the egg whites and will make it harder to knock the air out of them, when folding them into the rest of the batter later on. 

** For a more rustic look and to cook multiple pancakes in one go, you can always use a larger pan and an ice-cream scoop. However, I love to use this small pan for it's shape.

*** Because of how thick the fluffy pancakes are, it's important to keep an eye on them as you don't want to end up with burnt outsides and raw middles. The key is to keep the pan on a nice, low heat. 

Other Christmas Dessert recipes you may like:

Christmas orange sugar cookies - bambi cookies, fawn and snowflake cookies, pastel colours gingerbread mansion house

Christmas dessert recipes and holiday desserts in general really are a favourite of mine because they allow you to let loose and get creative. Plus, they are also genuinely fun to make, let’s be honest!

For more Christmas dessert inspiration, you may like these fawn and snowflake orange flavoured Christmas sugar cookies. If you want to go back to the basics with gingerbread, then I suggest checking out this gingerbread cookie recipe. I recently made a gingerbread mansion!

Also, feel free to tag me in your recreations @AlphaFoodie and let me know your thoughts in the comments below. Also, I’d really love to hear what your favourite creative Christmas recipes are!

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winter wonderland christmas fluffy pancakes recipe with cream and berries

15 Comments

  1. Hi 🙂 Amazing recipe. Could you please suggest what can be added to replace eggs? Thanks! 🙂

    • Hi Shradha,
      Thank you so much. Yes of course, the vegan version is coming soon (already filmed the DIY) and will be posting it very soon 🙂

  2. Katherine Howells

    These fluffy pancakes are delicious! And the Instagram story/ vid is so thorough and easy to follow. Thanks for another fabulous recipe and very fun everything

  3. Looks sooo yammie! Going to try this tomorrow!

  4. Hi ! I really appreciate your work, especially on instagram ! Do you think we could have fluffy pancakes without butter ?
    Thanks, have a wonderful day !

    • Hi Anaïs,

      Thank you so much for your sweet message. Yes you can replace the butter with coconut oil for example. It’s the egg whites and the baking powder that contribute most to the fluffiness :-). Hope that helps. Let me know how it turns out. Would love to hear! Hope you have a great day too.

  5. Amazing, detailed recipe! I didn’t know pancakes could get this fluffy– excited to test it out!

  6. These look amazing and i’m making them for my boyfriend and I this weekend! I’m curious which cream you use? it looks delicious and I can’t seem to find a recipe for the thick fluffy texture

    • Thank you so much Brooke, glad you like them. I am sorry I should have mentioned. I am using coconut whip cream but any cream would do. I added it mainly for the snow effect but it also tasted great. Please note that these pancakes are not sweet hence it would be great to drizzle with maple if you like. Let me know how your recipe turns out :-).

  7. Hi
    I’ll try it this receipe afternoon .
    Tanks .

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