For a special holiday breakfast, try these Gingerbread Waffles. They taste so Christmas-y showcasing all the gingerbread flavors and spices, then you drizzle with a simple homemade vanilla syrup that takes it to the next level. You can serve with berries and powdered sugar as well as a side of bacon, and everyone will rave!
Gingerbread Waffles with Vanilla Syrup
Makes about 6 Belgian size waffles
1/3 cup sugar
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup molasses
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 1/2 cups gluten free 1:1 flour (Bob's Red Mill 1:1 works great)
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Pinch ground cloves
Preheat waffle iron. In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar together until thick and frothy. Stir in the milk, molasses, and melted butter. Add the dry ingredients and stir until combined. Spray waffle iron with nonstick spray and cook according to manufacturer's directions. Put on wire rack in a warm oven while cooking remaining waffles or serve immediately topped with powdered sugar and vanilla syrup.
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
In a medium saucepan, melt butter, sugar, and cream together. Bring to a low boil and stir and boil for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and add in vanilla and baking soda. Allow to cool a few minutes before serving warm over waffles.
Gather your ingredients for the waffles. You will need eggs, sugar, milk, molasses, butter, GF flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Can you smell them already?!
In a mixing bowl (I used a 4 cup Pyrex to make pouring into the waffle maker easy) whisk together 2 eggs and 1/3 cup sugar until thick and combined. Whisk in 3/4 cup milk, 1/2 cup molasses, and 1/4 cup melted butter. Add the dry ingredients: 1 1/2 cups flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon soda, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, and a pinch of cloves. Stir until combined and smooth.
Cook in a waffle iron sprayed with cooking spray according to manufacturer's directions. Using this bigger Belgian waffle iron, I get 6 waffles.
I like to put my cooked waffles on a cooling rack and place them in a warm oven while the others cook.
To make the vanilla syrup, you will need sugar, butter, whipping cream, vanilla, and baking soda.
In a medium saucepan, melt the 1/2 cup butter, 1 cup sugar, and 1 cup whipping cream together. Bring to a boil and turn down heat to keep at a low boil for 5 minutes, stirring while boiling. Remove from the heat and add 2 teaspoons vanilla and 1/2 teaspoon baking soda. Stir well. It is rocket hot, so let it cool a few minutes before serving.
The smell in your house will be wonderful as these waffles cook. They have a fantastic texture and flavor that just makes it feel like Christmas!
You can sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with berries and whipped cream if you wish.
We can't get enough of this vanilla syrup. It just adds the perfect glaze to these scrumptious waffles.
The BEST Christmas breakfast or brunch, or even a weeknight meal if you feel like it! I hope you try them soon!
Recipe adapted from a recipe at Six Sister's Stuff