Kerbey Lane’s Gingerbread Pancakes

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 45 minutes March 4, 2003

Kirbey Lane Cafe is an Austin institution that’s been serving breakfast, queso, and dishes made from local ingredients for more than 30 years. They’re famous for their rotating menu of specialty pancakes, like these gingerbread beauties.


  • 2 eggs
  • 4 Tbs. brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup decaf coffee
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. ginger
  • 2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. cloves
  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 Tbs. margarine, melted
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. baking soda


Mix eggs, sugar, buttermilk, coffee, water, spices, and flour. Add margarine. Mix just until blended; add baking powder and baking soda. Mix just until blended. Heat skillet over medium heat. Pour batter in skillet to desired size. Cook on one side until bubbles appear on the top. Flip. Heat other side until cooked through. Repeat with remaining batter.

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