So waffles aren’t baked but I figure it counts. It did start from a batter after all! I splurged on a new Belgium waffle iron and was looking for waffle mix when doing my grocery shopping on Instacart. Instartcart will actually provide recipe ideas when you do a search for an item. The recipe I used says it came from All Recipes but I can’t find it there so I will copy and paste the recipe below. In any case, Gingerbread — Gingerbread Waffles. YUMMY!!! I also did a search for “waffle toppings” to get some ideas about what to put on my waffles and found this delightful recipe for Apple Compote. It was the perfect compliment to the gingerbread! I could resist adding a little whipped cream on top!
Gingerbread Waffles w/ Apple Compote and Whipped Cream
- 2 cups whole-wheat flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
- 2 large eggs
- ¼ cup molasses
- 1 stick butter, melted
- 2 cups boiling water
1 Preheat oven to 200°F and preheat a waffle iron.
2 Whisk together flour, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and cloves in a large bowl.
3 Whisk eggs in another bowl, then whisk in molasses and butter. Stir egg mixture and boiling water into dry mixture. If batter is too thick to pour, thin slightly with additional hot water. (Flours absorb liquid differently, so you may need to thin batter.)
4 Lightly coat hot waffle iron with cooking spray. Pour 3/4 cup batter onto hot iron and cook according to manufacturer’s instructions, about 3 minutes. Transfer waffle to a large wire rack set over a large rimmed baking sheet and keep warm in oven.
5 Repeat with remaining batter, adding a little additional water if batter thickens as it stands and coating waffle iron with more cooking spray as needed.