This Gingerbread Waffles recipe is topped with the best vanilla cream syrup and makes the perfect Christmas breakfast! They are easy and quick to make from scratch and a breakfast everyone will love!

Looking for more breakfast recipes? Try my favorite French Toast, Lox Bagel, Breakfast Taquitos, or Breakfast Potatoes!

A stack of three Gingerbread Waffles with vanilla syrup being poured on top.

Why I love this recipe:

  • Festive – Nothing makes the holiday season feel more festive than waking up to these Christmas waffles! This recipe is on repeat in our house all season long.
  • Quick – Ditch the box mix and make this easy recipe instead!
  • Family Favorite – Flavorful gingerbread waffles topped with insanely good vanilla cream syrup; the only thing that could make it better is a cup of homemade eggnog or hot wassail!

How to make Gingerbread Waffles:

Combine Dry Ingredients: In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices.

A glass mixing bowl with flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices to make easy Gingerbread Waffles.

Mix Wet Ingredients: In a medium bowl, combine the egg yolks, oil, milk, Greek yogurt and molasses and mix well. 

A mixing bowl with egg yolks, milk, greek yogurt, and molasses all mixed together.

Beat Egg Whites: Add the egg whites to a large bowl and beat with electric mixers until they reach stiff peaks. 

A stainless steel mixing bowl filled with whipped egg whites to go in homemade Gingerbread Waffles.

Mix Batter: Add the wet mixture to the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir to combine. Gently fold in the egg whites.

A four image collate showing the batter being mixed and whipped egg whites incorporated for the best Gingerbread Waffles.

Cook: Heat a waffle iron and grease with butter or cooking spray. Add about ¼ cup of batter to the hot waffles iron (or more, depending on what type of iron your using).

A waffle iron with a fresh homemade Gingerbread Waffle cooked and hot.

Serve: Enjoy the best homemade waffles immediately with warm vanilla cream syrup on top and a side of berries.

A close up image of a stack of Gingerbread Waffles with vanilla syrup poured on top.

How to Make Vanilla Cream Syrup:

Combine Ingredients: Add sugar, butter and cream to a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until butter has melted. Bring mixture to a boil and boil, stirring frequently, for 3-5 minutes. 

Homemade vanilla syrup being boiled in a saucepan.

Add Vanilla and baking soda and Serve: Remove from heat and add vanilla and baking soda. Allow to cool for a few minutes before serving over waffles for Christmas breakfast or anytime throughout the season.

Vanilla syrup being poured on top of the best Gingerbread Waffles.

Freezing Instructions:

To Freeze: Allow to cool completely, then store in a freezer-safe bag for up to 3 months. Rewarm in the toaster or microwave.

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Recipe

Vanilla syrup being poured on a stack of homemade Gingerbread Waffles.
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins
Total 30 mins
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Equipment

Ingredients
 
 

For the Vanilla Cream Syrup:

Instructions
 

Gingerbread Waffles:

  • In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices. Whisk to combine.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the eggs yolks, oil, milk, Greek yogurt and molasses and mix well. 
  • Add the egg whites to a large bowl and beat with electric mixers until they reach stiff peaks. 
  • Add the wet milk/molasses mixture to the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir to combine. Gently fold in the egg whites.
  • Heat a waffle iron and grease with butter or cooking spray. Add about ¼ cup of batter to the hot waffles iron (or more, depending on what type of iron your using) and cook according to iron instructions. Serve warm with syrup.

Vanilla cream syrup:

  • Add sugar, butter and cream to a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until butter has melted. 
  • Bring mixture to a low boil and boil, stirring frequently, for 3-5 minutes. 
  • Remove from heat and add vanilla and baking soda. Allow to cool for a few minutes before serving over waffles.

Notes

Freezing Instructions: Allow waffles to cool completely, then store in a freezer-safe bag for up to 3 months. Rewarm in the toaster or microwave.
Waffle recipe adapted from Martha Stewart.

Nutrition

Calories: 625kcalCarbohydrates: 74gProtein: 11gFat: 32gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 157mgSodium: 650mgPotassium: 336mgFiber: 1gSugar: 46gVitamin A: 727IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 176mgIron: 3mg

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I originally shared this recipe December 2015. Updated November 2022.

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  1. 5 stars
    I haven’t eaten a waffle yet, but my daughter had two so I call this recipe a success. Bonus: the house smells wonderful! I used sour cream instead of yogurt because I was out, and it doesn’t seem to have impacted the final product at all. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. 5 stars
    These waffles and syrup are AMAZING!!! I make them every Christmas morning 🎄🎄🎅. Thank you so much for sharing it 😊

  3. 5 stars
    This recipe is AMAZING! I finally decided to make this recipe today. Made it this morning for my birthday boy (He turned 10). And we absolutely loved this waffle and its delicious syrup. I am glad I found this. We will be adding this recipe to the recipe book. Not manny make it to the book? Thanks

    1. Hi Rosie, Thank you so much for sharing! I’m so happy to hear everyone loved it–especially the birthday boy 🙂 Thanks for taking the time to come back and comment! Hope you get to try more recipes on my site that you like 🙂

  4. I made these for supper tonight. They were lovely. My waffles weren’t crispy, but they did taste good and that vanilla sauce is wonderful.