If you love gingerbread, you’ve got to mix it up and try more variations! This is a Christmas breakfast twist on the Belgian waffle. Gingerbread Waffles are a delicious and festive way to enjoy the holiday season. If you love gingerbread, you’re going to really enjoy these. The waffle batter is full of flavor and they bake with a great crunchy exterior. Don’t blame me if this becomes your new Christmas morning tradition.
Of all of the Christmas flavors – hazelnut, peppermint, red velvet – gingerbread is my favorite. It’s got a sweet and spicy flavor that can’t be beat. Our family finds so many excuses to enjoy the flavor all day long. Gingerbread Cheesecake Dip is our go-to snack and this is our annual Christmas breakfast after opening the gifts.
The best part? You can make this batter ahead of time and just put it into your waffle make in the morning. So prep the batter the night before and enjoy as a quicker breakfast the next morning.
Classic Gingerbread Waffles Christmas Breakfast Recipe
Homemade waffles taste so much better than store-bought mix. It’s just mixing together wet and dry ingredients, just like any baking recipe. In the end, you get a great fluffy waffle that has a crisp exterior (depending on how long you bake them in your waffle iron). We’ve made these in a classic Belgian Waffle Maker AND our Mickey Waffle Maker.
What To Serve With Your Gingerbread Waffles
Of course you’re going to need some maple syrup. These waffles look amazing with some powdered sugar dusted on top too. It’s a great finishing option and really brings out the golden color of the waffle. If you’re making a true brunch, add some breakfast meats to complete the meal – sausage, bacon or ham. I love a fresh pot of coffee as well. It’s just warm and comforting with your waffles.
Tips To Making The Perfect Homemade Waffles Every Time
- Read the instructions of your waffle maker, because every one has a different cooking time!
- Separate the egg whites from the egg yolks (like in this Gingerbread Waffles recipe).
- Use non-stick cooking spray on the tops and bottoms of the waffle maker.
- Don’t lift the lid and peak too early.
- Measure the same amount of batter for every waffle to create consistency.
- Buttermilk is better to use than traditional milk and don’t over mix your batter.
How To Prepare Make-Ahead Gingerbread Waffles
If you don’t want to spend as much time baking waffles in the morning, you’ll need to prep the batter beforehand. You can mix the wet and dry ingredients together and keep it in the refrigerator overnight. Then you just pull the batter out for fresh waffles in the morning. They’re just as good!
What You’ll Need From The Store:
- All Purpose Flour
- Baking Powder
- Ground Ginger
- Ground Cinnamon
- Baking Soda
- Ground Cloves
- Brown Sugar
- Non-stick Cooking Spray
- Optional: Confectioner’s Sugar
How To Make This Classic Gingerbread Waffles Recipe
In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients – the dry ingredients.
In a small bowl, beat the brown sugar and egg yolk until fluffy.
Add the buttermilk, molasses and butter. Stir into dry ingredients just until combined.
Quickly spoon onto a preheated waffle iron that’s been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Bake until golden brown on both sides. Sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar, if desired.
- 1 Cup All Purpose Flour
- 1 1/2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
- 1 Teaspoon Ground Ginger
- 3/4 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
- 1/8 Teaspoon Ground Cloves
- 1/3 Cup Packed Brown Sugar
- 1 Egg Yolk
- 3/4 Cup Buttermilk
- 1/4 Cup Molasses
- 3 Tablespoons Butter, Melted
- Non-stick Cooking Spray
- Optional: Confectioner's Sugar
- In a large bowl, combine the first secon ingredients. In a small bowl, beat the brown sugar and egg yolk until fluffy. Add the buttermilk, molasses and butter. Stir into dry ingredients just until combined.
- Quickly spoon onto a preheated waffle iron that's been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
- Bake until golden brown on both sides. Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar, if desired.
- To make this recipe the night beforehand, mix the wet and dry ingredients together to make a batter and keep in the refrigerator. Make the waffles, as directed, in the morning.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 233Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 330mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 1gSugar: 31gProtein: 3g
**Nutrition is calculated by a third party. Actual vales may vary.