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Flannel & Flapjacks Holiday Party, Maple Pancake Cupcakes

December 16, 2016
By Chandice Probst

This blog post originally appeared on Gluten Free Frenzy, in partnership with Glutino Foods.

You guys are going to love this flannel and flapjacks holiday party! It is full of rustic charm, tasty treats and even a delicious gluten-free gingerbread pancake recipe.


Whether you host an annual couples Christmas party or girls night out around the holidays, this flannel and flapjacks party is a great theme.

You guys, this flannel and flapjacks party was so much fun! I love getting together with friends and especially love themed girls night out parties. I know, I am one cheesy girl but it’s just so much fun. This year I decided to create a rustic flannel and flapjacks holiday party. I couldn’t find a tablecloth that I loved so I just went ahead and bought this perfect sheet set from Target. Sheets and wrapping paper work great in the place of a traditional tablecloth.

I used my wood chargers to keep the rustic theme going as well as this elk antler from my brother-in-law. Wasn’t that so nice of him? His only request was that I not paint it gold. It was tough but I decided the rustic antler was great on it’s own. The cups were found in the clearance section of HomeGoods in a pack of six for under $10…score!
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Since the breakfast dinner was filling but we were moving to another room for the rest of our flannel and flapjacks holiday party festivities; I made a treat bar. I wanted something close to the family room that the girls could pick and choose goodies from when they wanted. Since I didn’t want the girls to have to use utensils to eat, I chose sparkling cranberry cupcakes, peppermint brownie bites, pancake decorated sugar cookies and mini pancake topped maple cupcakes (recipe below).

This was also where I housed some of the party favors. I did mini canvas bags filled with our dry Glutino gluten-free gingerbread pancake mix, a holiday cookie cutter and mini Nutella.

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I made sure to have plenty of sugared cranberries for the girls to munch on and top their gingerbread pancakes with. We had a variety of syrups as well including cinnamon, maple and spiced buttermilk. Waiting at the table were vintage looking holiday bags, again found at HomeGoods for $0.99 each.

I also made sure first thing that each girl had a Sweet Savannah Co. signature shirt. It read, flannel & flapjacks these are a few of my favorite things. Everyone looked so cute in them!


After dinner, we headed into the cozy family room around our Christmas tree for a gift exchange. We read this funny story that had each girl passing left and right until they ended up with a gift to open. I also gifted the girls with cozy socks to snuggle their toes up in. They also got a red nail polish for painting their tootsies during the movie.

The whole evening was a fun celebration of friendship. I loved seeing the girls laugh and visit over a casual meal and movie while comfortably enjoying a girls night in flannel jammies. This flannel and flapjacks party is one I will surely remember. I hope you guys can recreate for your own friends. Merry Christmas!


Maple Pancake Cupcakes:


  • 2 1/4 C Glutino all-purpose gluten-free flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. xanthan gum
  • 1 1/4 C sugar
  • 1/4 C butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 C real maple syrup
  • Glutino gluten-free pancake mix 
  • 1/2 C butter
  • 2 C powdered sugar
  • 2 T real maple syrup
  • For maple buttermilk: Bring 1/2 C butter, 3/4 C sugar and 1/2 C buttermilk to a boil. Remove from heat and add 1 T maple syrup and 1 tsp. baking soda. Serve hot over pancakes.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Meanwhile, prepare cupcake pan with baking cups
  3. In a bowl, combine first five ingredient
  4. In a stand mixer, beat butter and sugar until fluffy then add eggs one at a time
  5. Mix in the maple syrup
  6. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full with cake batter
  7. Bake at 350° for 18-22 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  8. While the cupcakes are baking, prepare the frosting
  9. Beat butter until fluffy
  10. Mix in maple syrup
  11. Slowly add in the powdered sugar
  12. *If it is too thick, add milk to thin it out
  13. Fry up mini gluten-free pancakes, about 1 inch by 1 inch
  14. After the cupcakes have cooled, top with maple frosting and then mini gluten-free pancakes
  15. Top that with more butter and maple buttermilk syrup



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