December 22, 2012

Gingerbread Waffles

Gingerbread Waffles ~ all the delicious molasses and spice flavor of gingerbread cookies, in yummy waffle form.  Having Gingerbread Waffles for Christmas breakfast is one of our favorite family holiday traditions.

"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go.  Take a look in the five-and-ten, glistening once again, with candy canes and silver lanes a-glow."

Oh, yes! ... It's almost Christmas!  My baking is done.  The presents are all wrapped (finally!).  My last-minute grocery purchases are complete.  And now ... it's time to simply enjoy the fun and festivities with friends and family.  And in our family, nothing says Christmas day like these Christmas morning Gingerbread Waffles.

There is, however, a family debate about how to best enjoy them.

I am squarely in the 'have them with maple syrup, OF COURSE' camp, like in the photo above.  I mean, just look at that beautiful golden syrup spilling down over the gingerbread-y goodness.  Who can resist that??

Well, apparently the 'other' gingerbread waffles camp in our family.

The other camp swears by enjoying gingerbread waffles with lemon curd, like in the photo below.  Lemon curd is tasty, I'll admit that.  And I do love it's bright sunshiny yellow sitting beautifully atop the waffle ...


... but for me, it's pure maple syrup all the way.

But whichever way you enjoy gingerbread waffles, they are a wonderful Christmas morning treat ... especially when they're made by a wonderful Mom.

Oh, just be careful not to dribble any syrup on the presents, okay?

Merry Christmas, everyone!

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Gingerbread Waffles
Source:  My Mom

Ingredients
1 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 c. granulated sugar
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 c. buttermilk
1/2 c. molasses
1/3 c. shortening, melted


Directions
1.  In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, ground ginger, and sugar; set aside.

2.  Combine eggs, buttermilk, molasses, and melted shortening, stirring until well blended.  Add to flour mixture. Stir until blended.

3.  Cook in a waffle iron, according to the manufacturer's directions.  I use a deep Belgian waffle maker, but any type of waffle maker will work.  Serve with pure maple syrup or lemon curd (here's my recipe for homemade lemon curd).

Makes about 14 waffles.  Waffles can be made ahead and frozen.  Thaw and reheat in the oven at 300 degrees for just a few minutes, until they are heated through and the surface is 're-crisped.'

Enjoy!



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11 comments:

  1. Oh my, they sound delicious! I must try them. But not right now as we are away in our RV and I don't have all the necessary ingredients.
    But we won't miss out on a Christmas morning special. We will be having warmed croissants (in the oven) with freshly cut Christmas ham, cheese and tomato. Yummy!
    By the way, we live in New Zealand where we celebrate Christmas in Summer.

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  2. Adorable! What a perfect Christmas morning treat for the kiddos. I sometimes use cookie cutters on pancakes and waffles - maybe I'll try that with these.

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  3. these look delicious! I'd love for you to share them at my link party if you have a chance. Hope you are having a wonderful holiday! http://www.dearemmeline.blogspot.com/2012/12/tis-season-of-holiday-leftovers-cheesy.html

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  4. Thanks so much for linking to Make the Scene Monday @ Alderberry Hill. You are being featured later this evening!
    Have a fantastic new year!

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    1. Thank you, Sarah. I'm honored to be featured on your wonderful blog!

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  5. oh yes please! I am so hungry and these look like the best waffles EVER! I would love to have you linky up to my Show Me Your Plaid Monday's! http://www.pandpkitchen.com/2012/12/30/show-me-your-plaid-mondays-4/

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  6. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful recipes with Full Plate Thursday in 2012. Wishing you and your family the very best in 2013.
    Happy New Year!
    Miz Helen

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  7. Love that you made waffles "gingerbread" flavor. I am so in love with that flavor profile. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures.

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  8. Even though Christmas is over, I'd definitely trying these! We'd love for you to link this up at our party! http://housewivesofriverton.blogspot.com/2013/01/riverton-housewives-round-up-46.html

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  9. I tried your waffle recipe today - it was great!

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