Gingerbread Waffles

28 Dec

gingerbread waffles

Spices and molasses come together in these gingerbread waffles to make the perfect winter breakfast. For extra decadence, serve topped with lightly sweetened whipped cream and maple syrup. Berry preserves would also work well here, as would a dollop of yogurt to cut the sweetness. If you don’t have a waffle maker, I think this batter could be easily used for pancakes. My suggestion is to make the full batch, even if you’re only planning on eating a couple waffles (or pancakes); probably my favorite part of making these waffles was freezing the leftovers. Now, whenever I’m feeling particularly lazy, I can quickly toast up a couple of these and have a delicious breakfast (or dessert!).

Gingerbread Waffles (adapted from Martha Stewart)
Yield: approximately 10 waffles


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 3 Tbsp unsulfured molasses
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp baking soda, 1/2 Tbsp ground cinnamon, 1 tsp ground ginger, 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg, 1/4 tsp ground cloves, and 3/4 tsp salt. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together 4 eggs, 6 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled, 1 cup whole milk, 1/2 cup yogurt, 3 Tbsp unsulfured molasses, and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract.
  3. Whisk the liquid ingredients into the dry ones until smooth. Cook according to waffle iron instructions.

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4 Responses to “Gingerbread Waffles”

  1. Agata December 28, 2011 at 1:55 pm #

    Dear Santa Claus, for next xmas, please please, give me the waffles maker! This recipe sounds like haven 🙂

    • Claire December 28, 2011 at 4:49 pm #

      You can use the batter to make pancakes too! But there *is* something special about waffles… hope you get what you wish for (and if not, thrift stores are a great place to grab second-hand waffle makers for cheap).

  2. Sydney January 14, 2012 at 7:06 pm #

    I made this waffles this morning and they were delicious. I loved them! I froze the rest and I’m looking forward to eating them this coming week for breakfast. It will be such a time saver to just heat them up.

    • Claire January 15, 2012 at 10:45 am #

      Glad to hear they turned out well! I was really sad when I ran out of my frozen ones; they make having a decadent breakfast so easy.

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