Gingerbread Waffle Recipe for the Holidays

Is gingerbread one of your favorite flavors? Then you have to try these delicious gingerbread waffles. I made them last year for our family Polar Express breakfast and the kids loved them! The gingerbread spices and molasses make these taste just like gingerbread men but much fluffy like Belgian Waffles. So here you go my recipe for Holiday Gingerbread Waffles.

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Holiday Waffle Recipe

I love using our waffle iron, unlike pancakes which always end up with a mess all over the kitchen the waffles maker stays in one place, and then I can put together delicious breakfast and desserts with it easily.

a plate with a stack of gingerbread waffles topped with whipped cream and christmas sprinkles with cinnamon sticks

These holiday waffles we made at the start of Advent last year for the first time as I put together a little Polar Express breakfast for the kids before we watched the movie for the first time.

Unlike my Christmas Tree Waffles which are fun and the kids love having on Christmas Eve morning these are great for dessert or breakfast the choice is yours.

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Gingerbread Waffle Ingredients

I tried to make these as near to gingerbread men tasting as possible but still keep them with the texture of Belgian waffles. You can adjust the spices to your taste but this is inspired by my favorite gingerbread house and men recipe from my grandma.

  • flour (all purpose)
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • ground ginger
  • ground cinnamon
  • ground nutmeg
  • ground cloves
  • butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • molasses
  • brown sugar
  • buttermilk
  • eggs
waffle batter for home made gingerbread waffles

Unlike other waffle recipes, I've shared where I use the egg whites to add air to the mixture because of the brown sugar and molasses you need a bit of baking powder and baking soda to give it the rise.

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Although I made these last year in our normal waffle makes - this may have slipped into my basket for this year's waffles because HOW CUTE, are they! I also saw this one as well but I think for this waffle recipe for the holidays the first is so much better. Don't you agree?

Easy Gingerbread Waffles

So this is a holiday recipe, I know you are probably crazy busy this time of the year but want to make little special things for the kids. Well this recipe will take you just 5 minutes to mix up and then for the 5 waffles about 25 minutes it's mainly waiting for them to cook.

top down view of the gingerbread waffles with whipped cream on top and christmas sprinkles

Keeping your Christmas Waffles Warm for a Special Holiday Breakfast

You can serve them individually to the kids when they come off the iron, but if you are doing a special holiday breakfast you may want to keep them warm. Just put the oven on low place a plate in there and that will keep the waffles warm.

plate from the oven of gingerbread waffles which have been kept warm ready to plate up and add in the toppings

What to Serve your Gingerbread Waffles with

christmas waffles on a plate, these are full of the flavors of gingerbread men and taste delicious

I served these with maple syrup, whipped cream, and some Christmas sprinkles.

adding maple syrup to a serving of gingerbread waffles

How to Make Simple and Easy Gingerbread Waffles

So Hey Mom! What's the recipe? Well here you go - don't forget you can save this to find again or print and add to your recipe collection at home. Oh and don't forget to check the other waffles and Christmas breakfast ideas below too!

Yield: 5 Belgian Waffles

Christmas Gingerbread Waffle Recipe

a stack of homemade gingerbread waffles on a plate with maple syrup poured over and topped with cream and christmas sprinkles

A delicious recipe for Christmas gingerbread waffles in your waffle iron. These tasty breakfast or dessert waffles are a real hit with the kids and adults alike.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 3 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 ¼ cups buttermilk
  • 4 eggs


  1. Preheat the waffle iron on high heat.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the butter, molasses, brown sugar, buttermilk, and eggs. Pour the mixture into the flour mixture.
  4. Whisk until the ingredients are just combined.
  5. Grease the waffle iron with a light coating of sunflower oil applied with a silicone brush and add around 2/3 cup batter in the center of the iron. Close the lid and cook until the batter stops steaming, around 3 to 5 minutes.
  6. Continue cooking until all the batter has been used.


See our top tip above about keeping the waffles warm whilst you cook the remained of the batter.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 446Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 188mgSodium: 920mgCarbohydrates: 57gFiber: 2gSugar: 17gProtein: 12g

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Ideas for Christmas Breakfasts

If your kids love breakfast or you are hosting Christmas this year why not save and try some of these Christmas Breakfast Ideas below

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