Do you love nothing better than a mince pie over the holiday season? If your answer is yes, you must try these Christmas Pancakes made with heaps of mincemeat! Fluffy and soft, full of dried fruit, this is the ultimate Christmas breakfast treat that is just as easy to make as your ordinary pancakes!
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Festive Morning Meal
Fluffy pancakes are always a great choice for breakfast, right? But even so, when you mix some mincemeat through the pancake batter, lacing each mouthful with the beloved Christmas flavours. The good news is, you likely have some mincemeat after making all those mince pies, and what a perfect way to use any leftovers!
Try some other delicious breakfast recipes for Christmas too, including Gingerbread French Toast or Sourdough Blueberry Pancakes! You can find our recipes for Sourdough Gingerbread Pancakes and Sourdough French Toast in our Christmas Sourdough ebook below!
Christmas Sourdough ebook
Celebrate the holiday season with a unique twist this year with our 24 Christmas Sourdough recipes! Discover the magic of using active sourdough starter, sourdough discard, and leftover baked sourdough bread to create a memorable and flavoursome Christmas feast.
Ingredients and Substitutes
- milk: we used full-fat dairy milk, but reduced fat will work too.
- mincemeat: choose good quality mincemeat that is full of whole dried fruit. Overly smooth, jam-like mincemeat will make the pancakes very sweet, and they might burn quickly in the pan.
- eggs: we use 1 large egg to make 6 large, or 12 smaller pancakes.
- light brown sugar: can be replaced with golden caster sugar or white granulated sugar, but we find that molasses flavours in brown sugar go very well with the mincemeat.
- flour: plain (all-purpose) flour, or pastry flour for extra fluffy pancakes.
- baking powder: not to be confused with baking soda.
- odourless oil: for frying, or cooking spray. You may also use a little butter.
Find ingredient quantities and full instructions in the recipe card at the bottom of the post.
Whisk milk, sugar, egg and mincemeat together in a large mixing bowl.
In a separate bowl, mix the flour and baking powder.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix to combine. Ensure there are no dry pockets of flour.
Put a large frying pan over low-medium heat with oil (or a small amount of butter). Add large spoonfuls of the pancake batter into the pan and fry for 1-2 minutes on each side, until cooked through, puffed up and golden brown.
Depending on the size of your pan, and the amount of pancakes you are making, you may need to keep the homemade pancakes warm in the oven. Simply preheat the oven to 100°C, and keep the cooked pancakes in a single layer on a baking sheet until you are done with the rest of the batter.
Top your Christmas breakfast pancakes with your favourite things and get into the holiday spirit!
Topping Ideas For Christmas Pancakes
Create a delightful Christmas morning breakfast by serving your mincemeat-infused pancakes with a range of great toppings. Start with a drizzle of maple syrup that adds a touch of extra sweetness, and then layer on some salted butter on top for a melting indulgence.
Alternatively, go for a satisfying crunch by sprinkling chopped toasted nuts like pecans or walnuts over your mincemeat pancakes.
For an elegant twist on these festive pancakes, construct a pancake parfait with alternating layers of pancakes and whipped cream finishing with a cherry on top and a generous drizzle of maple syrup.
Yes, you absolutely can! But make sure to get the mix that makes a thick pancake (not crepe). Also, watch how much sugar is in the mix, as mincemeat is already incredibly sweet.
Due to the higher sugar content in this recipe, these Christmas Pancakes will brown very quickly. Make sure to cook them on lower heat than you normally would.
Leftovers and Storage
Cool the Christmas pancakes down to room temperature. You may store them in an airtight container for up to 2 days in the fridge. Alternatively, you may place them in freezer bags, separated by a piece of parchment paper, and store them in the freezer for up to 3 months.
To reheat you may arrange them on a large baking tray and place them in the preheated oven for a few minutes. Alternatively, pop them in a toaster on low heat (note, that these pancakes burn quicker than your usual ones).
More Christmas Day Breakfast Pancakes
Looking for more recipes for a perfect holiday breakfast that children will absolutely love? These adorable Christmas pancakes of various fun shapes are not only delicious but will act as your festive table decoration too (before they are all gone, that it…).
- Cinnamon Roll Pancakes
- Reindeer Christmas Pancakes (Rudolph Pancakes)
- Gingerbread Man Pancakes
- Santa Pancakes
- Snowman Pancakes
Christmas Pancakes With Mincemeat
- 300 ml milk
- 150 g mincemeat
- 2 tablespoon light brown sugar
- 1 egg large
- 200 g flour
- 3 teaspoon baking powder
- oil for frying
- Whisk milk, sugar, egg and mincemeat together in a large mixing bowl.
- In a separate bowl, mix the flour and baking powder.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix to combine. Ensure there are no dry pockets of flour.
- Put a large frying pan over low-medium heat with oil (or a small amount of butter). Add large spoonfuls of the pancake batter into the pan and fry for 1-2 minutes on each side, until cooked through, puffed up and golden brown.
- To keep the pancakes warm, preheat the oven to 100 C, and keep the cooked pancakes in a single layer on a baking sheet until you are done with the rest of the batter.
- Top your Christmas breakfast pancakes with your favourite things and get into the holiday spirit!