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Vegan Gingerbread Pancakes with Date Syrup

These vegan Gingerbread Pancakes are drizzled with date syrup. You’ll only need 9 ingredients and they are super easy to make. The perfect breakfast to get into the Christmas spirit! The whole apartment will smell amazing! :)

Vegan Gingerbread Pancakes and date syrup

These pancakes are everything you’ve ever wanted in Christmas-themed pancakes:

  • They are super fluffy.
  • They taste like Christmas. They smell like Christmas. The whole apartment will smell like Christmas! If you’re not into the Christmas spirit already, these will put you right into it.
  • They are really quick and easy to make. Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl. Add the plant-based milk and date syrup. Whisk everything together and ready is the batter!
  • You’ll definitely want to drizzle date syrup on top of these. I know – usually I’m #teammaplesyrup, but for these, you’ll want to get date syrup. It’s the perfect ooey gooey sweetener with a molassy taste.

Pancake FAQ

What can I do if my pancakes are raw inside?

If your pancakes are golden brown on the outside but not cooked all the way through, reduce the heat! That way they have more time to cook properly.

What can I do if my pancakes aren’t fluffy?

Add more baking powder! This will make them fluffier. Mashed bananas + baking powder = are a good recipe for fluffiness! :)

My pancake batter is spreading too much?! / My pancake batter isn’t spreading enough?!

No worries, you can easily adjust the batter! If the batter is spreading too much in the pan, whisk more flour into the batter. If your pancake batter isn’t spreading enough, add a bit more plant-based milk!

Can I make these pancakes without oil?

Yes, the pancakes use very little oil to begin with, so you can easily omit it but they will look different on the outside because I’ve been spraying/brushing the pan with oil.

Vegan Gingerbread Pancakes and date syrup
Fluffy Vegan Gingerbread Pancakes

See how fluffy these vegan Gingerbread pancakes are?! The trick is…. baking powder! ;)

Vegan Gingerbread Pancakes drizzled with date syrup

Vegan Gingerbread Pancakes

Elephantastic Vegan
These vegan Gingerbread Pancakes are drizzled with date syrup. They only need 9 ingredients and are the perfect breakfast to get into the Christmas spirit!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, Vegan
Servings 2 stacks of 3 pancakes each
Calories 300 kcal


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg powder
  • 2/3 cup plant-based milk – I used unsweetened rice coconut milk*
  • 1 tablespoon date syrup ** + more for drizzling on top
  • baking spray


  • Add the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg powder in a mixing bowl, give it a quick whisk. Add the plant-based milk and date syrup. Whisk until incorporated. Let it sit for a few minutes.
  • Spray a flat pan or griddle with oil and heat it up to low heat. Add a small ladle of pancake batter. Let it cook until the middle becomes bubbly and the corners set, then flip with a spatula. Let it cook on the other side until done. Repeat for all the pancakes.
  • Now, let’s stack the pancakes and drizzle with more date syrup! Enjoy!


*If you use unsweetened milk, you might want to add a bit more date syrup.
**Instead of date syrup, you could also use maple syrup. But I find that the molassy taste of the date syrup is perfect for these gingerbread pancakes! 


Calories: 300kcalCarbohydrates: 65gProtein: 6gFat: 1gSodium: 70mgPotassium: 369mgFiber: 2gSugar: 8gCalcium: 158mgIron: 3.2mg
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Recipe Rating


Saturday 23rd of December 2017

I used golden syrup because i didn’t have date syrup or maple syrup but wow! These are probably the best pancakes I have eaten in my life and they’ve made me feel so Christmassy!


Saturday 23rd of December 2017

Oh wow, thank you so much for the wonderful review, Jade! I'm so glad you enjoyed the pancakes. :)


Friday 15th of December 2017

What if you leave date syrup out? Since I dont have any in hand. Will they still come out decent?


Friday 15th of December 2017

The date syrup adds a lovely molassy taste. The pancakes are still delicious when you leave it out or sub it with maple syrup, but they will taste a bit less like gingerbread and more like cinnamon-ginger! But delicious nonetheless :)


Thursday 14th of December 2017

I've ordered the date syrup. However, I have to have GF. Do you think coconut flour will work as a sub?


Friday 15th of December 2017

I don't think coconut flour alone will work. It's very dry and different from wheat flour. A store-bought gluten-free flour mix (the ones that you can use 1:1 for regular flour) would be the best choice. There are also gluten-free flour mix ratios online.


Saturday 9th of December 2017

What about a waffle version? Hubby is not big on pancakes. Any modifications?


Monday 11th of December 2017

I think you could use the dough as it is for waffles. Let me know if you give it a try :)

Natalie | Feasting on Fruit

Friday 8th of December 2017

As if those date drizzling shots weren't convincing enough, that fluffy inside looks SO amazing!! I could eat gingerbread in any form for every meal, so this has the morning time sorted deliciously :)