Gingerbread Waffles with Vanilla Cream Syrup are perfect for a fun holiday breakfast. They are super easy to make from scratch and taste delicious!

A Gingerbread Waffle on a round white plate topped with vanilla cream syrup and a dollop of whipped cream.

It’s December! Today is my little boy’s birthday. He’s three years old! Most days he is the sweetest, friendliest, happiest little guy around. He says “hi” to everyone, everywhere we go.

He’s so social. And I kind of hate/love to see him getting so big. I love to see him learn new things and be able to do more on his own. He’s so dang smart. But I seriously miss my little baby.

A holiday gingerbread waffle on a white plate topped with whipped cream and another waffle in the background.

I made him a simple little train cake that I think he’s going to love.–Maybe I’ll get around to posting pics of it 🙂

Birthday breakfasts are a big thing in our house. Jacks chose waffles so I’m making these delicious Gingerbread Waffles with Vanilla Cream Syrup. (You could seriously pour the vanilla cream syrup on cardboard and it would be amazing. That stuff is GOOOOD!)

One quarter of a gingerbread waffle laying on top of another quarter of the waffle and topped with vanilla cream syrup.

The key to really great waffles is separating the yolks and whites. You beat the egg whites until stiff and fold them into the batter at the end. That makes them extra air-y (is that a word?) and delicious. I use the same technique in my Belgium Waffles and they’re the best!

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Recipe

Gingerbread Waffles with Vanilla Cream Syrup | Tastes Better From Scratch
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins
Total 30 mins
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Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1/3 cup oil (vegetable or canola oil)
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • 3 Tablespoons molasses

For the Vanilla Cream Syrup:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions
 

For the 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).
  • Serve warm with syrup.

For the vanilla cream syrup:

  • 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. 
  • Remove from heat and add vanilla. Allow to cool for a few minutes before serving over waffles.

Notes

Waffle recipe adapted from Annie Eats

Nutrition

Calories: 356kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 9gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 116mgSodium: 465mgPotassium: 306mgFiber: 1gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 215IUCalcium: 124mgIron: 2.5mg

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Nutritional information does not include syrup.

Nutrition Facts
Gingerbread Waffles with Vanilla Cream Syrup
Amount per Serving
Calories
356
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
15
g
23
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
10
%
Cholesterol
 
116
mg
39
%
Sodium
 
465
mg
19
%
Potassium
 
306
mg
9
%
Carbohydrates
 
44
g
15
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
16
g
18
%
Protein
 
9
g
18
%
Vitamin A
 
215
IU
4
%
Calcium
 
124
mg
12
%
Iron
 
2.5
mg
14
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 5 stars
    These waffles and syrup are AMAZING!!! I make them every Christmas morning 🎄🎄🎅. Thank you so much for sharing it 😊

  2. 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 🙂

  3. 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.