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Gingerbread Waffles

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35 min


5 persons




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Author: Monica Feluchi

Gingerbread waffles are great for breakfast! They come with pleasant sweetness and can be topped with maple syrup or any other jam or cream you like. This means that these waffles are suitable for any festive occasion!  Keep in mind that you will need a waffle iron to cook them.


  • milk: 1.3 cup (warmed to room temperature)
  • butter: 3 Tbsp (melted)
  • molasses: 0.5 cup
  • brown sugar: 0.5 cup
  • egg: 1 piece (large)
  • flour: 300 g
  • ginger: 1 Tbsp (ground)
  • baking powder: 2 tsp
  • cinnamon: 1 tsp (ground)
  • salt: 0.5 tsp
  • nutmeg: 0.25 tsp (freshly grated)
  • clove: 1 piece (ground)
  • sugar powder: 1 Tbsp (optional)

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Stages of cooking

  1. To make the batter for your waffles, take a deep bowl and whisk milk, melted butter, brown sugar, molasses and one egg in it. Take another bowl and mix dry ingredients in it. These are gluten-free flour, ginger, cloves, cinnamon, salt and baking powder.  Right after that, mix dry and wet mixtures together to get a smooth mass.

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  2. Start pre-heating your waffle iron to medium heat. This will take around 5 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk the batter well and let it rest for a while. 

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  3. Now, it is high time to cook the waffles. Spread melted butter across the surface of the waffle iron. Spoon the first portion of the batter.

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  4. Cook for about 3-5 minutes until the waffles become golden.

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  5. Cook the waffles until you have batter. Sprinkle them with powdered sugar and serve warm! Enjoy!

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History of the Gingerbread Waffles:

Gingerbread has been enjoyed for centuries, and it is said to have originated in Europe during the medieval period. Waffles, on the other hand, have been associated with Belgium since the 14th century. The combination of gingerbread and waffles creates a delightful breakfast pastry that is sure to please everyone.

Tips and Tricks for Gingerbread Waffles Recipe:

  • If you don't have molasses, you can substitute it with dark corn syrup or honey.
  • Ensure that the milk is at room temperature before mixing it with other ingredients as it helps to create a smooth batter.
  • Using freshly grated nutmeg enhances the flavor of the gingerbread waffles.
  • Do not over-mix the batter as it can make the waffles tough.

Tips for presenting the dish:

  • Add a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream to the gingerbread waffles for a more decadent breakfast treat.
  • Drizzle some maple syrup or honey over the waffles.
  • Garnish the dish with sliced fresh fruits such as strawberries, bananas, or blueberries.

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