Nutrition · Pregnancy

Cinnamon-Ginger Pancakes with Strawberry Sauce

Pancakes with fresh strawberry sauce. Healthy breakfast, white wooden board, mint leaves

Start your day on a sweet note! Ontario field strawberries are available yearly starting in May. Try them in this easy pancake recipe that offers a delicious twist on the usual pancakes and syrup. It pairs the warm flavours of cinnamon and ginger with a light, fruity strawberry sauce. It’s a perfect way to energize on a sunny morning and takes under 30 minutes to make!

Adding fruit to recipes is an easy way to boost nutrients and fibre.

Child-friendly: Allow your little ones to help you make the pancake batter or help clean up spills. Older children can flip pancakes and work on their knife skills by cutting the strawberries.

Cook once, eat twice: Try making a big batch of pancakes and freeze the extras for later. Reheat throughout the week for a no-fuss breakfast or as a satisfying snack with yogurt and a sprinkle of chopped nuts.

Strawberries are a refreshing source of vitamin C and folate. These nutrients help boost your immune system and support extra blood production during pregnancy.

Cinnamon-Ginger Pancakes with Strawberry Sauce Recipe


For the pancakes:
375 mlwhole wheat flour1 1/2 cups
30 mlrolled oats2 tbsp
15 mlbaking powder1 tbsp
15 mlbrown sugar1 tbsp
2.5 mlground cinnamon1/2 tsp
1 mlground ginger1/4 tsp
310 ml2% milk1 1/4 cups
45 mlvegetable oil3 tbsp
5 mlvegetable oil – for pan 1 tsp
For the strawberry sauce:
250 mlfresh or frozen strawberries, diced 1 cup
125 mlwater1/2 cup
15 mlgranulated sugar1 tbsp
15 mlcornstarch1 tbsp
30 mlcold water2 tbsp



  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the whole wheat flour, oats, baking powder, brown sugar, cinnamon, and ginger.
  2. In another bowl, whisk egg, milk, and 45 mL (3 tbsp) vegetable oil. Pour into flour mixture and stir ingredients until just combined. For fluffy pancakes, try not to over-stir!
  3. Heat a frying pan on medium heat.
  4. Pour 60 mL (1/4 cup) batter into the pan for each pancake. Cook until bubbles start to appear at the surface of the pancake. Flip pancake and cook other side until golden brown. Repeat with remaining batter.

Strawberry Sauce:

  • Place the diced strawberries into a small sauce pan and add 125 mL (1/2 cup) water. Bring mixture to a boil. Once the sauce is boiling, add sugar and stir.
  • In a separate small bowl, mix cornstarch with 30 mL (2 tbsp) cold water. Once combined, add to strawberry sauce and reduce heat to a simmer. Stir until sauce has thickened, and remove from heat.
  • Sauce can be served hot or cold over pancakes. Enjoy!

Makes 12 pancakes

Nutritional Information

Per serving: 120 calories, 5g fat, 1g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 17g carbohydrate, 2g fibre,  4g sugars, 4g protein, 20mg cholesterol, 20mg sodium, 2% DV potassium, 15% DV calcium, 0% DV iron.

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