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Blueberry Gingerbread Pancakes

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Recipe By Chef Jim Coleman

Looking ahead to Christmas breakfast, who wouldn’t want to begin the morning festivities with some hearty pancakes?

Serves 4-6


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 extra large eggs, whipped
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups fresh/frozen blueberries


    1. Mix the ginger, cinnamon, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt together in a bowl.
    2. In a separate bowl mix the buttermilk, eggs, molasses and the olive oil.
    3. Carefully mix these two mixtures together and lastly, fold in the blueberries.
    4. Heat a knob of butter in a frying pan over a medium heat. Place spoonfuls of the batter into the hot pan and cook for one minute on each side, or until golden.
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