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Gingerbread Belgian Waffles

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 5 min./batch

Makes

6 waffles (1-1/2 cups icing)

I like to combine the sweet and spicy taste of gingerbread with the cool and dreamy taste of cream cheese frosting. It's a heavenly way to start the day! —Jannine Fisk, Malden, Massachusetts
Gingerbread Belgian Waffles Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • WAFFLES:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Beat first four ingredients until smooth; gradually beat in confectioners' sugar, then milk. Cover and set aside.
  2. Preheat Belgian waffle maker. Whisk together first eight waffle ingredients. In another bowl, whisk together egg yolks, buttermilk, melted butter, molasses and vanilla. Add to dry ingredients; stir just until moistened.
  3. In a clean bowl, beat egg whites until stiff but not dry. Gently fold into batter. Bake waffles according to manufacturers' directions. Drizzle with icing.

Nutrition Facts

1 round waffle with 1/4 cup icing: 776 calories, 38g fat (23g saturated fat), 219mg cholesterol, 1188mg sodium, 97g carbohydrate (63g sugars, 1g fiber), 12g protein.

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