Gingerbread is one of the best things about the holidays. Although some are used to just chomping down on the traditional version, there are a variety of recipes you can actually make with it. After searching through Pinterest, here are eight mouthwatering gingerbread inspired recipes to get your holiday meals started off right.
A great option to make for breakfast on Christmas morning, these gingerbread pancakes are super easy to make and require using ingredients you likely already have in your kitchen such as strong coffee, eggs and nutmeg. The recipe makes 12 pancakes, but you probably won’t have any left over!
Recipe from: freefunchristmas.com
Pinned by: Tabitha Philen
Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle
If you have people coming over and no time to go out and get dessert, this pumpkin gingerbread trifle is something you can whip up quickly. Do a little prep work, layer up the ingredients, let it sit and you’re good to go.
Recipe from: keyingredient.com
Pinned by: Key Ingredient
Sure there’s nothing wrong with regular gingerbread, but what if you want a little chocolate too? This chocolate gingerbread is going to give you the best of both worlds, especially with its chocolate chunks included.
Recipe from: Lara Ferroni
Pinned by: Haley Kidd
Chocolate Gingerbread Bars with Ginger Wine Ganache
One look at the photos and you’ll barely be able to restrain yourself from licking the computer monitor. These are an amazing hostess gift to give or to just give someone who is a chocoholic. Don’t forget to make a batch for yourself!
Recipe from: Citrus and Candy
Pinned by: Sara Winne Foster
For those who are involved with clean eating, this recipe is for you. This gingerbread oatmeal starts out with steel cut oats and incorporates a bunch of delicious spices such as nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger. A perfect way to start the morning!
Recipe from: The Gracious Pantry
Pinned by: Kaycee Lott
There’s few things that are better than the smell of fresh donuts. This recipe involves using non-fat ingredients, so you can feel a little better about eating one donut – or two.
Recipe from: Fat Girl Trapped in a Skinny Body
Pinned from: Stephanie Batroni Pitchers
Yet another gingerbread item that’s perfect for breakfast, although these gingerbread waffles would make a great snack as well. I wouldn’t serve them with sour cream, but that’s just me. Each recipe makes 10 waffles, so you’ll have enough for the whole family.
Recipe from: Martha Stewart
Pinned from: Mikka Hartley
Gingerbread and Egg Nog Cupcakes
These are perfect to give to neighbors or make for your holiday gathering. The cake is gingerbread while the top is egg nog frosting, so if you’re not particularly fond of that type of frosting, you can always swap it out for something else.
Recipe from: Sugar Duchess
Pinned by: Slyvia Lacen
Which gingerbread recipes are you going to try?
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