Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Gingerbread Pancackes

This is another Holiday tradition for our family. I think every year I will make powdered sugar frosting to go with them and they are never around long enough. My 6 year-old son requested that I make them "everyday on Saturday." I think that means he liked them.

1c plus 2 T flour
1/3 c fine cornmeal
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp salt
2 eggs
3/4 c sour cream
3/4 c milk
1/4 c vegetable oil
1 1/2 T molasses
1/2 tsp vanilla

Sift flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, spices and salt into a large bowl, you'll be adding the wet stuff in a minute. In a separate bowl whisk the eggs until frothy. Then whisk in the sour cream, milk, oil , molasses, and vanilla. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and add the liquid. Whisk batter until just combined. Set aside for 5 minutes. Heat a large skillet or your griddle, make sure to coat the surface with oil or nonstick spray. Cook each side until golden brown. Serve with butter and maple syrup, and applesauce. I've never tried it with applesauce, but I'm sure it's good.

*When I made these last weekend I substituted applesauce for the 1/4c oil and they were great, no one knew the difference and we saved a couple calories. Small victories!

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