Spiced Apple Cider Pancakes

Wake up to a cozy Christmassy breakfast with Spiced Apple Cider Pancakes.

Happy Christmas!! Hope you all had a wonderful holiday this festive season.

This Christmas I decided to make these adorable Christmas tree pancakes, inspired by the lovely Poppy Deyes. They are incredibly easy to make, bursting with seasonal flavors and made the kitchen smell amazing. All you need are an assortment of star-shaped cookie cutters.


Spiced Apple Cider Pancakes

Makes 2 Christmas trees


3 cups of gluten free pancake mix, such as Bob's Red Mill
2 cups of apple cider
2 tbsp flaxseed meal
5 tbsp of water
4 tbsp of grapeseed oil
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cloves
1/4 all spice


Make 2 flax "eggs"

  1. Combine the flaxseed meal with the water and mix to combine. Let that sit for 5 minutes or so.

Prepare the pancake mix

  1. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, cinnamon, cloves and all spice.
  2. Next add the apple cider, oil and flax eggs and whisk to combine.
  3. Lightly oil a large skillet on med-high heat. Pour batter onto the skillet and let each pancake cook for 2-3 minutes per side or until golden brown. Make sure you make a few that are large enough for the largest star cookie cutter.
  4. Once all your pancakes are made, press the cookie cutters into the pancakes. You will need 2 large, 2 medium, 2 small, and 2 extra small stars.
  5. On a plate, place the largest star first, then another large star on top but staggered so the points of stars don't over lap. Repeat with the medium and small stars. Place one of the extra small stars on the top, and stand up the last extra small star on the very top. (I used a very small piece of pancake behind the top star to help hold it up.)
  6. Decorate as desired and serve! (I used powdered sugar, cranberries and maple syrup.)