Gingerbread Waffles

As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, we earn from qualifying purchases.

Who says that gingerbread is just for Christmas? Gingerbread Waffles have all your favorite gingerbread flavors – ground cinnamon, ginger, cloves and molasses. These festive waffles can be served up all year long for a family-pleasing breakfast.

Serve these waffles with gingerbread topped with honey and whipped cream for a real treat.  I keep a fancy whipped cream dispenser in the refrigerator at all times for just this reason.

Waffle Recipe with Gingerbread:

Gingerbread is a quintessential holiday flavor. What is gingerbread? It’s a type of dessert or goodies that are flavored by a distinct combination of molasses and a group of spices including cinnamon, cloves, ginger and nutmeg.

Typically, cookies are the most common form of gingerbread but there are also delicious gingerbread cakes and other desserts out there. Belgian Waffles are the perfect place for the addition of gingerbread flavors.

Who says that gingerbread is just for Christmas? Gingerbread Waffles have all your favorite gingerbread flavors---ground cinnamon, ginger, cloves and molasses, and can be served up all year long for a family-pleasing breakfast. 

I found this Gingerbread Belgian Waffle recipe in The Working Cook Cookbook.  My nine year old daughter and niece were my assistants, and chief taste-testers.  The verdict is in, and this easy gingerbread waffle recipe received 4 thumbs up.

Do you let your kids help in the kitchen? My Grandma and Mom always gave me tasks and encouraged me to cook and bake on my own, and I love passing it to the next generation.  The girls are learning fractions in school, and baking is the perfect practical practice for fractions.

How to Make Gingerbread Belgian Waffles:

Instructions:

  1. Sift together flourbaking soda, baking powder, salt, ground ginger, cinnamon, and cloves.
  2. Beat eggs until light and airy; add sugar, molasses and buttermilk. Mix well.
  3. Slowly add sifted dry ingredients, beating until smooth. Pour in melted shortening and mix until combined.
  4. Pour into prepared waffle iron.
  5. Serve with drizzled honey and whipped cream if desired.

For the full recipe for Easy Gingerbread Waffles, scroll to the bottom of this post.

Notes About Belgian Gingerbread Waffles:

  • Molasses, ground ginger, cinnamon and clove are the distinct flavors of these yummy gingerbread waffles.
  • Be sure to follow the instructions for your waffle iron.
  • I typically spray my waffle iron in between waffles with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Try using Crisco sticks for this recipe.  I often use butter flavored Crisco sticks.
  • Don’t have any buttermilk for these easy gingerbread waffles? Fill the measuring cup to almost 1 cup, and then top it off with lemon juice or vinegar (about 1 -2 teaspoons).  This will magically and quickly make buttermilk. No extra trip to the grocery required.
  • Use a whipped cream canister and top with homemade whipped cream and honey for a special treat.
  • My family loves waffles.  My go to recipe are these Basic Waffles, and we also like Pumpkin waffles during the fall.

Other Breakfast Recipes

Try some of our other favorite breakfast recipes:

Who says that gingerbread is just for Christmas? Gingerbread Waffles have all your favorite gingerbread flavors---ground cinnamon, ginger, cloves and molasses, and can be served up all year long for a family-pleasing breakfast. 

Linking up to Meal Plan Monday.

Gingerbread Waffles

Who says that gingerbread is just for Christmas? Gingerbread Waffles have all your favorite gingerbread flavors---ground cinnamon, ginger, cloves and molasses, and can be served up all year long for a family-pleasing breakfast. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time13 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: belgian gingerbread waffles, gingerbread belgian waffles, Gingerbread waffles
Servings: 6
Calories: 438kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 5 1/3 teaspoons shortening, melted

Instructions

  • Sift together dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon and cloves.
  • Beat eggs until light and airy; add sugar, molasses and buttermilk and mix until smooth.
  • Slowly add in dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until fully mixed. Pour in melted shortening, and mix until smooth.
  • Bake in a preheated waffle iron; follow the manufacturer's instructions.
  • Serve drizzled with honey and whipped cream, if desired.

Notes

  • Molasses, ground ginger, cinnamon and clove are the distinct flavors of these yummy gingerbread waffles.
  • Be sure to follow the instructions for you waffle iron.
  • I typically spray my waffle iron in between waffles with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Try using Crisco sticks for this recipe.  I often use butter flavored Crisco sticks.
  • Don't have any buttermilk for these easy gingerbread waffles? Fill the measuring cup to almost 1 cup, and then top it off with lemon juice or vinegar (about 1 -2 teaspoons).  This will magically and quickly make buttermilk. No extra trip to the grocery required. 
  • Use a whipped cream canister and top with homemade whipped cream and honey for a special treat.
  • My family loves waffles.  My go to recipe are these Basic Waffles, and we also like Pumpkin waffles during the fall. 

Nutrition

Calories: 438kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 532mg | Potassium: 562mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 185IU | Calcium: 164mg | Iron: 5mg

Who says that gingerbread is just for Christmas? Gingerbread Waffles have all your favorite gingerbread flavors---ground cinnamon, ginger, cloves and molasses, and can be served up all year long for a family-pleasing breakfast. 

 

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Recipe Rating