Grain-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free Paleo Gingerbread Pancakes made with almond flour! These warmly-spiced fluffy pancakes are perfectly sweet – amazing during the holiday season and beyond!

Paleo Gingerbread Pancakes - grain-free, refined sugar-free, dairy-free and fluffy! | #glutenfree #breakfast

Have you made my Paleo Gingerbread Loaf or Paleo Gingerbread Muffins yet??

I find gingerbread to be one of those timeless holiday classics – the flavor is so unique and brings back all sorts of nostalgic memories from holidays passed.

For this reason, I’m always up for a good gingerbread treat, regardless of the form it takes! 

If you’re a fan of molasses, ginger, or all things gingerbread, you’ll get a kick out of these pancakes.

Even if you’re a savory breakfast eater like me, these pancakes are awesome as a mid-day snack or even dessert!

Ingredients for Paleo Gingerbread Pancakes:

These grain-free paleo gingerbread pancakes are made with almond flour, tapioca flour, molasses, and unsweetened almond milk.

They’re refined sugar-free and dairy-free, making them a pretty stellar option for those looking to keep breakfast mouth-wateringly delicious, yet allergy-friendly.

If you’re looking for a special holiday breakfast to share with your loved ones, these pancakes may be a marvelous fit.

Paleo Gingerbread Pancakes - grain-free, refined sugar-free, dairy-free and fluffy! | #glutenfree #breakfast

How to Make Paleo Gingerbread Pancakes:

All you do to prepare these pancakes is toss all the ingredients in a blender (or you can use a mixing bowl, just as you would regular pancakes!).

Heat a skillet or griddle over medium heat and cook up a stack of these moist beauties!

Do note that grain-free pancakes require slightly more time to cook than regular pancakes, so cooking them over a lower heat is advised.

If the batter appears very thin, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of coconut flour to thicken it. You can also use more almond flour or tapioca flour if you don’t have coconut flour on hand

In addition, molasses as a low burn temperature so it’s very easy to burn the pancakes if they stay on the skillet for too long. Just keep a watchful eye, and all will be fine!

Paleo Gingerbread Pancakes - grain-free, refined sugar-free, dairy-free and fluffy! | #glutenfree #breakfast

I enjoy gingerbread pancakes with a dollop of butter and pure maple syrup.

It may sound plain or old fashioned, but it’s just so tasty!

You can get creative with your toppings by serving them with homemade coconut milk whipped cream, paleo salted caramel, and/or go with almond butter.

If you want to be a true hero, you can add some chopped crystallized ginger to the batter, or sprinkle crystallized ginger on top!

Paleo Gingerbread Pancakes made grain-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free. Moist, fluffy, amazingly flavorful!

I hope you love this explosion of flavor as much as I do!

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Paleo Gingerbread Pancakes - grain-free, refined sugar-free, dairy-free and fluffy! | #glutenfree #breakfast

Paleo Gingerbread Pancakes

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Paleo Gingerbread Pancakes made with almond flour and molasses
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 8 pancakes



  • Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until completely smooth.
  • Heat a large non-stick skillet to medium and add enough avocado oil (or high-temperature cooking oil) to lightly coat the surface.
  • Measure a scant 1/4 cup of batter and pour it onto the hot skillet. Cook until the sides begin to firm up, about 2 minutes. Carefully flip and cook an additional 1 to 2 minutes, until pancake is cooked through. Repeat for remaining batter.
  • Note that molasses burns at a low temperature so be sure to keep a watchful eye on the pancakes and adjust the heat down if the pancakes look too dark.
  • Serve pancakes with choice of toppings, and enjoy!


*If you don't have pumpkin pie spice, use 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg, and 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger. You can also add fresh ginger if you'd like!


Serving: 1Pancake · Calories: 178kcal · Carbohydrates: 11g · Protein: 6g · Fat: 13g · Fiber: 1g · Sugar: 1g
Author: Julia
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: almond flour pancakes, breakfast, gingerbread pancakes, gluten free, grain free, low-carb, paleo, paleo gingerbread pancakes
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Paleo Gingerbread Pancakes made grain-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free. Moist, fluffy, amazingly flavorful!

Julia Mueller
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Julia Mueller

Julia Mueller is a recipe developer, cookbook author, and founder of The Roasted Root. She has authored three bestselling cookbooks, – Paleo Power Powers, Delicious Probiotic Drinks, and The Quintessential Kale Cookbook. Her recipes have been featured in several national publications such as BuzzFeed, Self, Tasty, Country Living,, etc.

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  1. I haven’t made pancakes in years – however the gingerbread called to me and I gave it a go…unfortunately, I overcooked the pancakes which did not enhance the taste – however even with the overcooking they have a great gingerbread flavor – the only downside to these tasty breakfast treats is no fiber. Thank You for sharing this recipe.

    1. I’m so glad they tasted nice and gingerbready in spite of the overcooking 😉 Yeees, lack of fiber for breakfast is a big one…I suppose you’d have to serve the pancakes with a side of sauteed kale, lol 😀 xo

      1. LOL – on the kale – I’m was thinking about adding ground flax seed to the mix – or better yet some ground flax mixed in a little yogurt for topping?

    1. Hi Lynne!

      Yes, I just use pumpkin pie spice, but fresh ginger is an excellent addition too! If you have it on hand, add 1 to 2 teaspoons of grated fresh ginger 🙂 Hope you love them!

  2. These pancakes were amazing and so festive for December! My only change was a teaspoon of vanilla. We will definitely make them again.

    1. Hi Kelley!

      I haven’t tried turning the batter into waffles. I would think it would work, but I’m not positive It may be worth testing it on a small amount of batter (make like 1/4 of a waffle) to see if it works! xoxo

  3. OMG help me stop eating these! So light and fluffy with great flavor. Yum! Yum! And easy, too.

    Changes I made:
    Cashew flour instead of almond.
    1 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1 1/2 tsp ginger, dash of nutmeg.
    Too lazy to wash the blender, so I mixed dry ingredient in a bowl, then wet in another, then stirred together.
    I made on griddle set to 350 (too hot), so turned down to 325.

    These are still wet on the first flip so extra room is good for turning on a griddle. I put 8 on the griddle (too many). Next time 4 or 5.
    These burn easily (molasses), so watch the time. I burned some, but still delicious.
    I recommend butter only because already sweet from the molasses, though banana slices might be nice, too.

    Thank you so much for brightening a rainy day (and making me overeat)!

    1. LOL I love that you love them as much as I do! Thanks so much for providing your changes and feedback! This is so helpful! I’ll have to try it the same way as you next time! xoxo