Gingerbread Waffles

Leah Maroney
  • 15 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 8 waffles (4 servings)

These gingerbread waffles are super easy to whip together for a quick holiday breakfast.  They have just enough spice and are slightly sweet!   

Waffles are a personal breakfast favorite of mine. If I had to choose between pancakes and waffles, it would always be waffles.  I love their little nooks and crannies.  I love how I can grab them to go, sans syrup.  And using a waffle iron is fun.  Growing up we filled the nooks with sour cream and then covered them with maple syrup.  I still love eating them that way, and I love converting our house guests into sour cream waffle lovers! 

You can use oil in this recipe, but melted butter is so much better.  Just make sure to let the butter cool a little before adding it to the milk and eggs, you don't want the butter to scramble the eggs! Sometimes I mix the butter in with the flour mixture first and then add the milk and eggs.  The batter should be thick, but not too thick.  You can always add more milk or flour if needed. 

Make sure to start the waffle iron off on high and turn it down to medium or so as the waffles cook.  You want to develop a nice crispy exterior, but you don't want to burn them (unless you're my mom, she's the burnt bread queen!)

If you are making these waffles for a crowd, you can keep them warm in the oven!  Simply preheat your oven to 200 degrees, lay a cooling rack over a cookie sheet and lay the cooked waffles on top.  They will stay hot and crispy while you cook the remaining waffles!

What You'll Need

  • 2 cups flour 
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup oil (or melted butter)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger (ground)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (ground)
  • 1 Tablespoon molasses
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

How to Make It

  1. Heat waffle iron on high. There is no need to grease the iron
  2. Stir together the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Whisk together the milk, eggs, spices, molasses, sugar, and butter in a liquid measuring cup or separate bowl.
  4. Add the wet mixture to the dry and stir until combined. Do not stir too much, a few small lumps are ok.  The batter should be not too thick or thin.  You can add more flour or milk if needed. 
  1. Add a 1/2 cup to the center of the waffle iron and cook for 2-3 minutes until golden brown. 
  2. Top with butter and REAL maple syrup!
  3. Keep them warm in a 200 degree oven while you cook the remaining waffles.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 424
Total Fat 32 g
Saturated Fat 18 g
Unsaturated Fat 10 g
Cholesterol 174 mg
Sodium 803 mg
Carbohydrates 27 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Protein 9 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)