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Gingerbread Waffles

No ordinary breakfast, gingerbread waffles are an easy indulgence and best served with tangy sour cream and tart lingonberry preserves (although, truth be told, they're delicious with any type of berry jam). For a special touch, use a heart-shape waffle iron.

  • Yield: Makes 10
Gingerbread Waffles

Photography: Sang An

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2007


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 4 large eggs
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream, plus more for serving
  • 3 tablespoons unsulfured molasses
  • Lingonberry preserves (or other berry preserves), for serving


  1. Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices in a large bowl. Whisk together eggs, butter, milk, sour cream, and molasses in a medium bowl. Add egg mixture to flour mixture, and whisk until smooth.

  2. Heat a waffle iron. Spoon 1/3 cup batter into each mold, and cook until golden brown. Serve warm waffles with sour cream and preserves.

Reviews (8)

  • GeorgiaCandice 7 Nov, 2013

    My daughter LOVES this recipe! Any time I make 'regular' waffles she asks for gingerbread ones everyday for the next week! Where can you buy the heart shaped waffle maker? I would like to replace my grandmothers for her and can't find it anywhere!!

  • angeldiver 20 Jan, 2013

    This is my husband's favorite waffle recipe. It's easy, quick, and tastes like something you'd get in a fine restaurant. Perfect anytime of the year and definitely delicious with the lingonberry preserves! Served these for breakfast at our family reunion, and had to write down multiple copies of the recipe. Thanks, Martha, for making me the hit of the morning!

  • Happy_Birthday_Dr_Seuss 19 Jan, 2013

    Gingerbread Waffles
    Russell's Saturday Brunch
    Nutritious and Delicious!

  • Aysado Yacine 16 Nov, 2012


  • AtticusfinchIv 2 Sep, 2011

    Me and my wife love this recipe. It is one of the few that you can make substutions to and it still works out. Yogart for the sour cream or what spices you have around that woud also work. This is a quick easy go to recipe in our house.

  • EWjunk 17 Aug, 2009

    these were great - smelled wonderful and tasted even better! I had some buttermilk to get rid of, so we used that in place of the milk and added a bit more sugar. I served them with a cranberry-orange compote.

  • GrandmaV 29 Jan, 2008

    Wonderful - my family loved them. I served these over the holidays. Thankyou.

  • mocassin 19 Dec, 2007

    these were delicious, thank you for the recipe! Not to mention it made my house smell like gingerbread cookies...yumm!

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