Gluten-Free Gingerbread Waffles

By Sarah
December 16, 2022

Breakfast is the most overlooked meal on Christmas day. Most people focus on the big items like turkey or ham and neglect feeding their family breakfast on Christmas day. However, you can make these gluten-free gingerbread waffles on Christmas morning.
They taste delicious, but more importantly, they will keep our family full while you finish cooking Christmas dinner.

Why Are My Waffles Never Crispy

The secret to getting crispy gingerbread waffles is to use a hot waffle iron. The waffle batter should sizzle the second it hits the waffle iron. 

This causes the outer crust to form, creating a crisp texture. Moisture in the waffle batter will transform into steam that escapes through the sides of the waffle iron. 

If your waffle iron is not hot, the exterior of the waffles will not have a crisp texture. The waffles will have a soggy, soft texture. 

Gingerbread waffle ingredients.

Should Waffle Batter Be Thicker Or Thinner

Most people will tell you that waffle batter should be thinner rather than thicker. However, I prefer thicker waffle batter. 

Yes, there are lots of people who will disagree with me. But remember, we are making gluten-free waffles. If the batter is too thin, it will stick to the waffle iron.  

Waffles made with wheat flour contain gluten. This gluten-free gingerbread recipe does not have gluten strands to hold the waffle batter together. 

This is where starch comes in. The waffle batter contains cassava flour which is naturally high in starch and arrowroot starch. The starch in these ingredients helps hold the gingerbread waffle batter together.

Gingerbread waffle ingredients being mixed

Can I Make Gingerbread Waffles Ahead Of Time 

Yes, you can make gingerbread waffles ahead of time. It’s better to make them ahead of time, especially if you are serving gingerbread waffles on Christmas Day.
You can cook the gingerbread waffles 2-3 days in advance. Let the gingerbread waffles cool down, then store them in the refrigerator in an air-tight container.
Next, pull the gingerbread waffles out on Christmas morning and reheat them in the toaster.
Alternatively, you can also reheat the gingerbread waffles in an air fryer. This is my favorite way to reheat waffles. The waffles will be super crispy and delicious, and it only takes 7-10 minutes to reheat them.

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Can You Freeze Gingerbread Waffles

Yes, you can freeze gingerbread waffles. Place your gingerbread waggles onto a wire rack set over a cookie sheet. You can also place the gingerbread waffles onto a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. 

Freeze the gingerbread waffles for 30 minutes until they feel firm. The waffles should not feel sticky or tacky. If they are tacky, freeze them for another 15-20 minutes until they are firm. 

Flash-freezing the waffles prevents them from sticking together once they are frozen solid. 

Place the gingerbread waffles into an air-tight container or freezer bag. Freeze the gingerbread waffles for 2 months. 

Gluten-Free Gingerbread Waffles

Recipe by SarahCourse: BreakfastCuisine: Gluten-freeDifficulty: Easy
Servings

5

waffles
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes
Calories

393

kcal
Total time

25

minutes

Gingerbread is a holiday staple, but why make Gingerbread when you can make gingerbread waffles? These gingerbread waffles are delicious and filled with gingerbread flavor. These gingerbread waffles cook in 15 minutes, so you get gingerbread flavor in half the time!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups cassava flour

  • 1/4 cup arrowroot flour

  • 1/3 cup pea protein powder

  • 4 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/2 cup sugar substitute

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1/4 cup molasses

  • 1-1 1/2 cups milk

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • Preheat your waffle iron.
  • Whisk the cassava flour, arrowroot flour, pea protein powder, baking powder, sugar substitute, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and salt in a bowl until combined.
  • Whisk the eggs, molasses, milk, coconut oil, and vanilla extract in a separate bowl until combined.
  • Add the egg-almond mixture to the almond flour mixture and mix until combined.
  • Spray your waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Scoop 1/3 of the gingerbread waffle batter into the waffle iron. Cook it according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Remove the gingerbread waffle from the waffle iron. Continue cooking the gingerbread waffles until all the batter is gone.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts

5 servings per container


  • Amount Per ServingCalories393
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 26g 40%
    • Saturated Fat 22.7g 114%
  • Cholesterol 77mg 26%
  • Sodium 461mg 20%
  • Potassium 465mg 14%
  • Total Carbohydrate 22.2g 8%
    • Dietary Fiber 0.6g 3%
    • Sugars 11g
  • Protein 17.1g 35%

  • Calcium 197%
  • Iron 3%
  • Vitamin D 7%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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