Ok, friends – it is one week until Christmas! Crazy, huh?
There’s a lot of emphasis on Christmas morning and such a special morning can’t have any ol’ breakfast…
We need something delicious and festive!
Enter gingerbread waffles, a festive spin on a classic favorite. A perfect breakfast for Christmas morning.
The molasses in these lends a wonderful depth and richness perfectly complimented by the gingerbread spices to transform plain ol’ waffles into a holiday treat!
Gingerbread Waffles; from Midwest Living
2 c. all purpose flour
1 t. cinnamon
1 ½ t baking soda
1 ½ t. ground ginger
½ t. ground cloves
½ t. salt
3 eggs yolks, lightly beaten
1 c. molasses
½ c. buttermilk
½ c. butter, melted
2 egg whites
THE PREP: Combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda, ginger, cloves, and salt. Combine egg yolks, molasses, buttermilk, and butter. Add to flour mixture and stir until moistened. It will be lumpy, set it aside. In small bowl, beat egg whites with electric mixer on medium speed for 1-2 minutes or until stiff peaks form. Gently fold in beaten egg whites, leaving few fluffs of egg whites. Do not over-mix. Cook the batter in a waffle maker according to its directions.
Makes about 4-5 waffles, depending on your waffle maker.