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Family Recipes: Gingerbread Waffles & Pancakes

Family Recipes: Gingerbread Waffles & Pancakes

There are few foods as classically holiday as gingerbread. Do you and your kids make gingerbread cookies each year? While cookie-making is delicious and fun, there’s so much more you can do with gingerbread! Today we’re sharing two recipes for holiday-themed breakfasts that children and adults are bound to love: gingerbread waffles and gingerbread pancakes. If you’re looking to start new holiday traditions on Christmas morning, these dishes might make for a tasty way to begin your day of celebrating.

What else are you cooking up with the gingerbread theme this year?

Gingerbread Waffles (via Alaska From Scratch)

Gingerbread Waffles RecipeIngredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 4 eggs
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons molasses



  1. Preheat a waffle iron. Spray the iron with nonstick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the eggs, butter, milk, Greek yogurt, and molasses. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and whisk until completely mixed.
  3. Fill your waffle iron with batter according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Cook until crisp and browned. Serve immediately with pure maple syrup, butter, and powdered sugar.


Gingerbread Pancakes (via A Cozy Kitchen)

Gingerbread Pancakes RecipeDry mix Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup light or dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves


Wet mix Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons (unsulfured) molasses
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted and cooled



  1. In a medium bowl, mix together flours, dark brown sugar, baking powder, salt and spices: cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves.
  2. In a measuring cup, measure out the milk. Add the eggs, molasses and melted butter; beat until combined.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. The batter should have some small to medium lumps.
  4. Heat up your griddle (or cast iron skillet), over medium heat, and brush with 1/2 tablespoon of butter. Scoop the batter, using a 1/4 cup measure (or tablespoon measure), onto the warm skillet. Cook for 1-2 minutes, until small bubbles form on the surface of the pancake, and then flip. Turn heat down to medium-low and cook on opposite side for about 1 minute, or until golden brown.
  5. Transfer cooked pancakes to a baking sheet and place in 200 degree preheated oven to keep warm. Proceed with the rest of the batter until you’re done. Serve with a dusting of powdered sugar and warm maple syrup.



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