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Gingerbread Waffles Recipe & Cranberry Syrup

Gingerbread Waffles

This Gingerbread Waffle recipe is crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, and the smell ranks up there with bacon.  I made these waffles and served them to Hubs with homemade cranberry syrup.  His response was, “Woman I wish you would cook more, these are fantastic.”   Hubs came along late in my life, and doesn’t share the memories my sons have of me in the kitchen.

Gingerbread waffles with cinnamon and cranberry syrup.

Hubs much prefers waffles to pancakes, and I don’t eat pancakes but you most certainly can.  Just grill them instead of placing in the waffle iron.

Waffle Ingredients

2 cups flour

1/4 cup white sugar

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp ginger

1/2 tsp cloves

1/2 tsp nutmeg

4 eggs separated

3 tablespoons molasses

1/3 cup canola oil

1 1/2 cups milk

Whipping together the Gingerbread Waffles

Separate the eggs, beat the egg whites until fluffy.

Add the dry ingredients, flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and spices to a large bowl. Feel free to adjust the spices to your families preference.  My troop are big cinnamon fans.  Mix with a whisk to disperse the spices etc. Set aside.

In a second bowl, add the molasses and egg yolks, beat well this will help thin out the molasses.  Add the milk and oil, stir together.

Make a well in the center of the flour mixture, add the molasses mixture.  Stir to combine.

Egg whites, flour and molasses ingredients for a gingerbread waffle recipe.
Adding egg whites to a Gingerbread waffle recipe.

Fold in the egg whites being careful not to beat them down.  Your batter will become lighter and fluffier.

Place on a hot waffle iron, for my iron I use 1/3 cup per square.  Your waffle iron may be different.

Freezing the Gingerbread Waffles

How to store make ahead gingerbread waffles

Place the cooled gingerbread waffles onto a baking sheet and about 10 minutes. Once somewhat frozen place them into freezer container between layers of parchment paper. This will prevent sticking.

To warm up Christmas morning place the waffles on a cookies sheet and place in the oven at 325 until warm, about ten minutes.

Alternatively, you can pop them into a toaster until warm, and enjoy them a couple at a time.

Spicy golden gingerbread waffles with cranberry syrup and icing sugar topping.
Homemade Cranberry syrup recipe served on waffles

Gingerbread Waffles and Cranberry Syrup for Christmas Morning

Spicy and warm gingerbread waffles. This recipe is make ahead which makes it perfect for an easy Christmas morning breakfast.
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Prep Time:10 minutes
Total Time:10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • ½ tsp cloves
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 4 large eggs separated
  • 3 tbsp molasses
  • cup canola oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 ½ cups milk

Instructions

  • Separate the eggs, beat the egg whites until fluffy.
  • Add the dry ingredients, flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and spices to a large bowl. Mix with a whisk to disperse the spices etc. Set aside.
  • In a second bowl, add the molasses and egg yolks, beat well , 
  • Add the milk and oil, stir together.
  • Make a well in the center of the flour mixture, add the molasses mixture.  Stir to combine.
  • Fold in the egg whites being careful not to beat them down. 
  • Place on a hot waffle iron, for my iron I use 1/3 cup per square.  Your waffle iron may be different.
Servings: 12 waffles

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