I still have a holly, jolly smelling batch of Gingerbread Spice from November’s Crazy Ingredient Challenge and knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. I added it to waffle batter for a fantastic holiday twist to a classic breakfast. I even make Gingerbread Sugar (instead of Cinnamon Sugar) for sprinkling over top!
The pear syrup was a great compliment and when that ran out I used bottled Strawberry syrup. I liked the tartness it added instead of piling on more sweet from regular maple syrup.
Gingerbread Man Waffles
- 2 1/2 C flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 4 tsp baking powder
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp gingerbread spice
- 2 eggs
- 2 1/2 C milk
- 1/2 C vegetable oil
- 1 tsp vanilla
- In a large bowl sift together all dry ingredients.
- In a separate bowl whisk together the wet ingredients.
- Combine wet and dry ingredients and pour into a hot waffle iron and cook until golden. Serve with gingerbread spice sugar and syrup. Use a gingerbread man cookie cutter if desired.
*This recipe is adapted from Better Homes and Gardens*
To make Gingerbread Sugar use a 4:1 ratio of sugar to gingerbread spice. (4 tsp granulated sugar and 1 tsp gingerbread spice)