After getting my wisdom teeth out and attempting to eat soup, I knew I wasn’t going to last all week on soup, applesauce and ice cream. Having wanted to try to make gingerbread waffles, I decided to make it easier on my mouth and made pancakes instead. While mixing up the batter, my dad caught me in the kitchen and told me he’d fry them up for me, since it was still the first day of my surgery.
I ended up soaking them in maple syrup so they’d be nice and soft and devoured as many as I could for how long it took me to eat them, and I saved the rest for breakfast for the next few days (I think I managed two per sitting). They tasted like spiced donuts with the syrup, soo yummy!
I made them again when we got back to school; I was so excited for Alex to try them. Yum yum!
yields about 7 medium sized pancakes
1 cup white whole wheat flour
1 cup milk (I used fat free, lactose-free)
1 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
about 1 1/4 T molasses
about 3/4 t cinnamon
about 1/2 t ground ginger
about 1/4 t ground cloves
about 1/4 t ground nutmeg
Combine ingredients in a medium sized bowl until just incorporated (will be slightly lumpy). Cook on preheated griddle until bubbles start to form and edges appear dry. Flip and cook until lightly browned.