Gingerbread Buttermilk Waffles
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
Freeze option: 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 Facts2 filled pita half: 353 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 621mg sodium, 59g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.
Jan 15, 2020
Not sure what I did wrong ... glad I decided to do a test the day before ... the waffles stuck to the top and bottom plates even though I let them cook longer than normal ... Failure! Tried to make pancakes with the batter ... Fail! Plan C was gingerbread and pear muffins: Success!
Jan 15, 2020
I grated the spices fresh on a microplane. Great the day off and also froze/reheated well. We'll be enjoying these year round!
Jan 8, 2020
I made these for Christmas morning and they were delicious! Nothing is better for Christmas than gingerbread. I topped them with a dollop of whipped cream. Even the leftovers were great the next morning.
Dec 25, 2019
We had these this morning. LOVE THEM! Made to recipe, used melted butter unsalted in the waffles and on the waffle iron. That gave the waffles another layer of flavor, browned butter. YUM!!!
Dec 20, 2019
I just made a preview run of this recipe. Yum. This will be great for Christmas morning.
Dec 18, 2019
I’m curious about the calorie content for these waffles. It refers to 2 filled pita half: 353 calories. ????
Dec 28, 2018
These waffles are delicious! Planning to freeze a double batch to share with family in a new year's trip. I didn't have cream of tartar but I just substituted white vinegar (1\4 tsp) and it was just fine. Yummmmmm!!!!
Dec 22, 2018
This recipe is very tasty! I’ve never had a waffle that you could eat without syrup, but this one is that flavorful!! The recipe only makes about 5 large round waffles, so plan accordingly if your family is big.
Dec 3, 2017
Wonderful!! The aroma is intoxicating! Perfect for Christmas morning. I will be making these ahead and freezing for a quick, mess-free holiday. Delicious with whipped cream too!
Dec 24, 2016
Incredible recipe. Waffles will feel very heavy as you take out of waffle iron. When you eat they are so light and fluffy. I made Lemon sauce that my grandma always served with gingerbread cake. It was awesome. I wold give more stars if they were there.lemon sauce: 3 T lemon juice, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 water,3 T butter ,1 egg beaten, lemon zest if you want and have ( you can use jarred juice). mix all in sauce pan continuously over medium heat until it JUST STARTS to boil do not let it fully boil IT will be thick enough to coat spoon, and a finger for testing! YUM