Gingerbread Waffles

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Recipe: #10654

October 02, 2013

Categories: Waffles

"A tasty treat for a holiday breakfast. Serve with maple syrup. Makes 4-6 waffles, depending on size of waffle iron."

Original is 5 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (228.7 g)
  • Calories 503.5
  • Total Fat - 18.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 10.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 144.8 mg
  • Sodium - 965.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 73.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 7.2 g
  • Sugars - 28.6 g
  • Protein - 14.7 g
  • Calcium - 400.4 mg
  • Iron - 4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Heat waffle iron.

Step 2

In the meantime, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, sugar and spices. Set aside.

Step 3

In a separate bowl, whisk together buttermilk, butter, eggs, molasses and vanilla.

Step 4

Add wet ingredients to dry, whisking until smooth.

Step 5

Coat waffle iron with cooking spray.

Step 6

Pour batter into waffle iron and cook as per instructions (it’s usually called for to fill the waffle well about 3/4 full). Close and cook until waffle is golden and cooked through.


  • Waffle iron (not Belgium waffle type)

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • For the best flavor, use freshly ground spices.
  • For a dairy-free option, substitute non-dairy milk for the buttermilk.

  • Substitute coconut oil for the butter - Coconut oil is a great vegan alternative to butter that still adds a pleasant flavor and texture to the waffles. It also is rich in healthy fats and has many health benefits.
  • Substitute almond milk for the buttermilk - Almond milk is a great dairy-free alternative to buttermilk that still adds moisture and flavor to the waffles. It is also low in calories and fat, making it a healthier choice than traditional buttermilk.

Coconut Gingerbread Waffles Replace the buttermilk with 1 1/2 cup coconut milk and add 1/2 cup shredded coconut to the dry ingredient mixture. Cook as per instructions.

Cinnamon Applesauce: A sweet and tart accompaniment to the spiced Gingerbread Waffles, this applesauce is easy to make and adds a delicious layer of flavor to the dish. Serve warm or cold for the perfect holiday breakfast.

Maple Bacon: Crispy bacon with a hint of maple syrup is the perfect savory complement to the sweet Gingerbread Waffles. The salty and sweet combination will have everyone coming back for seconds!


Q: How long should I cook the waffles?

A: Cook the waffles until they are golden and cooked through, usually for 3-5 minutes depending on your waffle iron.

Q: What type of batter should I use?

A: Use a standard waffle batter made of flour, eggs, butter, milk, and baking powder. You can also use a premade mix if you prefer.

4 Reviews

Lynn (diner524)

Great waffles!! I just served mine with butter and sprinkled on some powdered sugar, so good!! I made 1/2 of the amounts which was very easy to do and it made 6 waffles from my waffle iron. Thanks for sharing the recipe, nice change from the normal waffles. Congrats on your 2nd win of this year in the football pool!!


review by:
(3 Oct 2016)


My kids loved something for breakfast when I served these waffles to them. They were happy as clams! I made a sweet cinnamon butter glaze to go over them. Yummy!


review by:
(31 Dec 2013)


Wonderful waffles, thank you


review by:
(9 Oct 2013)


I made these this morning for weekend brunch, I have to say THESE ARE AWESOME! I love the spices they give the waffles such a great flavor, these are my new favorite, thanks so much!


review by:
(6 Oct 2013)

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Fun facts:

Fun Fact 1: Gingerbread has a long history. It was enjoyed by the Ancient Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians. In the Middle Ages, it was popular in Europe, and Queen Elizabeth I even gave gingerbread men as gifts to her courtiers.

Fun Fact 2: Gingerbread has been featured in many popular movies, including "Shrek" and "Gingerbread Man". It has also been mentioned in literature, such as in the classic fairytale "Hansel and Gretel".