Sunday, December 6, 2009

Gingerbread Waffles

We tried a new waffle recipe this morning to celebrate our first snowfall... and they were tasty! Yummy gingerbread, topped with cinnamon appley-syrup. Lovely.

When we make them again, I'm going to try making them into pancakes. Why? This recipe whips up egg whites to make the batter extra fluffy... but then you smush the fluff right out of them when you make them into a waffle with the heavy waffle iron.

I think these would be delicious pancakes.

I adapted them a bit from the original -- used white whole wheat rather than all purpose flour, reduced the sugar (since the molasses is sweet) and used applesauce rather than butter.

Gingerbread Waffles - Adapted from Food for a Hungry Soul

1 C white wheat flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. ginger
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. cloves
1/4 C brown sugar
1 egg (you'll use the yolk and white separately)
3/4 C buttermilk*
1/4 C molasses
3 T applesauce
1/8 tsp. cream of tartar

Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices in large bowl.

Combine egg white and cream of tartar in another bowl.

Whip until peaks form.

Combine brown sugar and egg yolk in a third bowl.

Cream these two ingredients together, and then add in the buttermilk, molasses and applesauce. *If you don't have buttermilk, take 3/4 C milk + 3/4 T lemon juice or vinegar and allow the two to mix on the counter for about 5 minutes.

Then, mix together wet and dry ingredients.

Fold in the stiff egg whites.

See all the fluff?! That's why I'm thinking pancakes the next time.

Here's my kitchen tip: use a ladle to get just the right amount of batter onto the waffle iron. or onto the griddle. I've found a ladle makes it much easier (and less messy) than using a measuring cup or pouring right from the bowl onto the iron or griddle. We use this for pancakes too!

Serve warm, with appley-topping, or whipped cream, or both ;-)

Makes about 8 waffles.

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  1. Oh, my, but these look good. I can almost taaste them with a lemon vurd or syrup on the side.

  2. I love gingerbread. All of the spices warm me up! I think you are right though, this looks way too fluffy for waffles. Pancakes it is!

  3. Oh yum, I'm going to have to try these next weekend.

  4. I made almost this exact recipe for gingerbread waffles yesterday. they were very yummy, but I had the same thought about the waffle iron "smushing the fluff" out of the egg whites I had just worked hard to beat! We're going the pancake route next time, too.

  5. Oh fun!! What a great recipe for the holidays!!!

  6. So festive! I would almost tempted to top them with some whipped cream too!

  7. I love the flavors in this and would love to try it. I bet it smells great as well.

  8. GREAT!!! recipe. I like the idea of gingerbread pancakes sound YUMMY!!!


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