Gingerbread Buttermilk Waffles

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


8 waffles

Updated: Nov. 15, 2022
We created this recipe so folks could enjoy the festive flavor of gingerbread at breakfast. For a pretty look, sprinkle the waffles with confectioners’ sugar.— Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Gingerbread Buttermilk Waffles Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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 large egg, separated, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • Confectioners' sugar, optional


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first 7 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.
  2. In another small bowl, beat the egg white and cream of tartar until stiff peaks form. Gently fold into batter. Quickly spoon onto a preheated waffle maker. Bake according to manufacturer's directions until golden brown. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar if desired.

Can you freeze Gingerbread Buttermilk Waffles?

Cool waffles on wire racks. Freeze between layers of waxed paper in a resealable freezer container. To use, reheat waffles in a toaster on medium setting. Or, microwave each waffle on high for 30-60 seconds or until heated through.

Nutrition Facts

2 filled pita half: 353 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 621mg sodium, 59g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.