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A stack of five Gingerbread Waffles on a blue and white plate.

Gingerbread Waffles

A recipe for Gingerbread Waffles! These festive waffles are filled with molasses and warming spices for a delicious addition to your holiday breakfast.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast, Christmas, gingerbread, waffle
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
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Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 Servings


  • 2 cups (240 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup (40 grams) light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 1/2 cups (350 milliliters) buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup (60 milliliters) molasses
  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 tablespoons (85 grams) unsalted butter melted and slightly cooled, plus more for greasing the waffle iron
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For serving:

  • Powdered sugar
  • Butter
  • Maple Syrup


  • Preheat a waffle iron according to manufacturer's instructions.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, salt, baking soda, and cloves.
  • In a medium bowl, beat together the buttermilk, molasses, eggs, butter, and vanilla.
  • Add the buttermilk mixture to the dry ingredients and whisk by hand or use a hand mixer to combine just until no lumps remain.
  • Grease the heated iron with butter. Pour in a ladleful of the prepared batter (2 tablespoons for mini waffle iron and about 1/4 cup/60 ml for a standard size).┬áHeat until the waffle is cooked through and starting to turn golden. Transfer to a plate and repeat with remaining batter.
  • Serve immediately topped with butter, maple syrup, and a sprinkling of powdered sugar if desired.