Gingerbread Pancakes with Warm Cheesecake Sauce Recipe from JELL-O #JelloHoliday

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During the often stressful holiday season, I like to take moments out of each day to make it special for my children. That usually involves cooking and baking together in the kitchen. Together, we have fun making easy dishes and savor the time together afterwards around the table enjoying our treats.

One of our favorite things to cook together is pancakes! They’re so easy to make and even more fun to customize with different flavors and toppings. During the winter holidays, we enjoy seasonal flavors like pumpkin and gingerbread. This past week we customized a JELL-O recipe and made gingerbread pancakes with a warm cheesecake sauce.

Gingerbread Pancakes with Warm Cheesecake Sauce Recipe for Thanksgiving

This sweet holiday breakfast recipe starts with piping hot pancakes. There’s a unique twist to making these by using gingerbread cake mix as the pancake batter base. Cook them up on a hot skillet or griddle and set aside to cool.

Gingerbread Pancake

When I think of gingerbread desserts, like cookies, the first thing that comes to mind is a cream cheese frosting. The next best thing is a Cheesecake flavored sauce for these pancakes using JELL-O cheesecake pudding mix. By adding a little more milk than the directions call for, you can create a creamy sauce that goes perfectly with pancakes.

Jell-O Cheesecake Pudding Sauce for Pancakes

Together, the cheesecake sauce and gingerbread pancakes make the perfect pairing for a quick, easy and delicious holiday breakfast. For more recipes like this one, check out JELL-O online.

Gingerbread Pancakes Stacked with Cream Cheese Sauce

Gingerbread Pancakes with Warm Cheesecake Sauce
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Type: Breakfast
Serves: 8
  • 1 pkg. (14.5 oz.) gingerbread cake mix
  • 1-1/4 cups warm water
  • 1 egg
  • 1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Cheesecake Flavor Instant Pudding
  • 2-1/2 cups milk
  1. Mix gingerbread cake mix, water and egg in large bowl until batter is smooth.
  2. Heat griddle or large skillet sprayed with cooking spray on medium heat. Pour batter onto griddle, using scant ¼ cup batter for each pancake. Cook until bubbles form on tops, then turn to brown other sides.
  3. Meanwhile, beat pudding mix and milk in microwaveable bowl with whisk 2 min. Microwave on HIGH 1-1/2 min. or until heated through, stirring after 1 min. Serve pancakes with warm cheesecake sauce.
Recipe adapted from JELL-O


Do you have a family tradition for your Thanksgiving breakfast?

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  1. What a great recipe! I love the idea of using cake mix for pancakes, I had never heard of that before. I’m pinning for later.

  2. Pancakes with Jello? Wow never knew you could do that!

  3. You had me at cheesecake! Seriously, I never thought about using jello pudding as a sauce for pancakes!

  4. You had me at Cheesecake Sauce! I love anything cheesecake-y. Those look really delicious!

  5. Those pancakes look AMAZING! Definitely something I’ll make for my family very soon!

  6. These look insanely delicious :) I wish they were in front of me instead of on the computer !

  7. This is so inventive. You had me at gingerbread, and cheesecake is, well, icing on the cake. Must pin now.

  8. Maralea says:

    So anxious to try this! Love the idea of using sauce instead of syrup!