Gingerbread Belgian Waffles Recipe

Gingerbread Belgian Waffles Recipe
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Gingerbread Belgian Waffles Recipe

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I like to combine the sweet and spicy taste of gingerbread with the cool and dreamy taste of cream cheese frosting. It's a heavenly way to start the day! —Jannine Fisk, Malden, Massachusetts
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. Cook: 5 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • CREAM CHEESE ICING:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk

Directions

In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. In another bowl, whisk the egg yolks, buttermilk, butter, molasses and vanilla. Add to dry ingredients; stir just until combined.
In a small bowl, beat egg whites until stiff. Gently fold into batter.
Bake in a preheated waffle iron according to manufacturer's directions until golden brown. Meanwhile, combine the icing ingredients until smooth. Serve with waffles. Yield: 6 waffles (1-1/2 cups icing).
Originally published as Gingerbread Belgian Waffles in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2013, p191

Nutritional Facts

1 round waffle with 1/4 cup icing: 776 calories, 38g fat (23g saturated fat), 219mg cholesterol, 1188mg sodium, 97g carbohydrate (63g sugars, 1g fiber), 12g protein.

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • CREAM CHEESE ICING:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  1. In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. In another bowl, whisk the egg yolks, buttermilk, butter, molasses and vanilla. Add to dry ingredients; stir just until combined.
  2. In a small bowl, beat egg whites until stiff. Gently fold into batter.
  3. Bake in a preheated waffle iron according to manufacturer's directions until golden brown. Meanwhile, combine the icing ingredients until smooth. Serve with waffles. Yield: 6 waffles (1-1/2 cups icing).
Originally published as Gingerbread Belgian Waffles in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2013, p191

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