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Square gingerbread waffles on a white plate with a green towel to the side.
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Gingerbread Waffles

These gingerbread waffles are so flavorful! They are perfectly crispy on the outside and deliciously fluffy on the inside. Plus, your kitchen will smell AMAZING the entire day!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Servings: 6 square waffles


  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/5 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground all spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter - melted
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk - at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs - separated
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar - light or dark, packed


  • In a large bowl whisk the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves, and salt. 
  • In a medium bowl whisk the butter, buttermilk, vanilla, egg yolks, and molasses.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until partially combined. 
  • In a small bowl beat the egg whites until very frothy. Add the brown sugar and beat until soft peaks form. 
  • Fold the egg whites into the waffle batter. Let batter sit at room temperature for 10 minutes (this is a great time to start preheating your waffle iron). 
  • Scoop waffle batter onto your waffle iron and cook for 4-6 minutes (all irons differ, so you’ll have to gauge how much batter to use and for how long). 
  • Serve warm with syrup, plain, with whipped cream, or with a sprinkling of powdered sugar.


Calories: 386kcal (19%), Carbohydrates: 47g (16%), Protein: 7g (14%), Fat: 19g (29%), Saturated Fat: 11g (55%), Cholesterol: 108mg (36%), Sodium: 390mg (16%), Potassium: 368mg (11%), Fiber: 1g (4%), Sugar: 17g (19%), Vitamin A: 645IU (13%), Vitamin C: 1mg (1%), Calcium: 160mg (16%), Iron: 2mg (11%)