These Gingerbread Waffles are the perfect breakfast for the holiday season. They’re a little bit spicy, sweet, and completely delicious.

It costs approximately $6.09 to make these waffles. The recipe makes five servings and costs around $1.21 per serving.

An overhead picture of a finished Gingerbread Waffle garnished with powdered sugar and syrup.

Gingerbread Waffle Recipe

These Gingerbread Waffles make the perfect holiday breakfast. They’re a little bit spicy, a little bit sweet, and completely delicious. They’re perfectly spiced and so simple to make. 

There’s no need to limit yourself to enjoying the flavor of these waffles only during the holiday season. With my tips for freezing and reheating the waffles, you can enjoy them any time of year the next time you want a really good waffle.

Try these waffles with my buttermilk syrup. The two together are out of this world!

What You’ll Love About Gingerbread Waffles:

  • Simple Recipe: I use basic ingredients to create these waffles so you can easily make them for a delicious breakfast, brunch, brinner, Christmas morning breakfast, or any other occasion. 
  • Family Fun: This is a fun recipe to involve the whole family during the holidays. Set up a waffle bar and create a memorable holiday breakfast. 
  • Freezer-Friendly: Anything gingerbread flavor is a staple during the holidays. Follow my tips to freeze and reheat these waffles to enjoy the warm gingerbread spices of these homemade waffles year-round. 
A close up picture of a stack of 4 Gingerbread Waffles with buttermilk syrup on them.

Ingredients and Estimated Cost:

Per Serving Cost: $1.21

Recipe Cost: $6.09

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour – $0.24
  • ¼ cup golden brown sugar – $0.14
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder – $0.06
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda – $0.01
  • ½ teaspoon salt – $0.01
  • 1 Tablespoon ground ginger – $0.73
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon – $0.12
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves – $0.04
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg – $0.05
  • 4 large eggs – $1.08
  • 1 cup buttermilk – $0.50
  • 6 Tablespoons butter – $1.08
  • ½ cup sour cream – $1.20
  • ¼ cup molasses – $0.83

NOTE: The recipe prices are calculated by using grocery store websites. The recipe cost is calculated by the amounts needed for the recipe. The actual cost of the recipe will vary depending on what ingredients you already have. I updated the pricing for this recipe in November 2023.

All of the ingredients needed to make this recipe.

How To Make Gingerbread Waffles:

***For complete recipe instructions, see the recipe card below.

  1. First, preheat the waffle iron and spray it with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Then, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg in a large bowl. 
  3. Next, whisk together the eggs, buttermilk, butter, sour cream, and molasses in a separate medium bowl. 
  4. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and whisk until no flour pockets remain.
  5. Pour the gingerbread waffle batter into the preheated waffle maker and cook according to the manufacturer’s cooking instructions. 
  6. Repeat with the remaining batter and serve. 

A picture collage showing how to make this recipe.

Storage Tips:

SERVE: If you need to make a bunch of these gingerbread waffles and serve them all at the same time, then I suggest placing a cookie sheet with a wire rack in a 225-degree F oven. Once a waffle comes out of the waffle iron, just pop it onto the wire rack-lined cookie sheet until you’re ready to serve. Repeat with the remaining waffles.

STORE: Store the leftover waffles in an airtight container for up to three days. 

FREEZE: Leftover waffles can be frozen for up to 3 months. Cool the waffles completely, and then place them in Ziploc bags and freeze. I like to reheat these waffles in a toaster or toaster oven.

Gingerbread Waffles Recipe FAQ:

How do you make waffles that don’t get soggy?

I recommend placing the cooked waffles on a wire rack in a 225-degree F oven while cooking the remaining waffles. This helps keep them crispy and not soggy. 

What is the secret of making crispy waffles?

Be sure to heat your waffle maker according to the manufacturer’s directions. Cooking waffles in a waffle iron that is not properly heated can result in soft, undercooked waffles. 

Also, try to avoid stacking the waffles after cooking them. Keep them separated on the wire rack to keep them crispy. 

Lastly, mix the batter just until combined when preparing the batter. Overmixing can lead to heavy waffles instead of the light and crispy texture of the waffles that we all love.

Should you let waffle batter rest?

This waffle recipe is so easy because the waffle mix does not need to rest before cooking the batter in the waffle iron. 

The finished Gingerbread Waffles recipe on a white plate.

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A close up picture of the finished Gingerbread Waffle recipe on a white plate.
5 from 8 votes

Gingerbread Waffles

Recipe Cost $ $6.09
Serving Cost $ $1.21
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
5 servings
These Gingerbread Waffles are the perfect breakfast for the holiday season. They’re a little bit spicy, sweet, and completely delicious.




  • Preheat and prepare your waffle iron as per manufacturer’s instruction (some say spray with nonstick cooking spray, and some do not).
  • In a large bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. Keep whisking until no brown sugar clumps are left.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together eggs, buttermilk, butter, sour cream, and molasses.
  • Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and whisk together until just combined and no flour pockets remain.
  • Fill waffle wells with batter and cook according to manufacturer’s instructions. (Each waffle iron is different so be sure to use the amount of batter your unit’s instruction manual calls for.)
  • The waffles are done when they’re crisp and golden.
  • Repeat with remaining batter and serve immediately.


  • Makes 8-10 regular waffles or 4-5 gingerbread Belgian waffles.
  • I like to whip up a triple batch of these Gingerbread Waffles and cool and freeze them. That way we have gingerbread waffles all season long!


Serving: 1waffle | Calories: 511kcal | Carbohydrates: 68.23g | Protein: 12.92g | Fat: 21.12g | Cholesterol: 195mg | Sodium: 755mg | Potassium: 688mg | Fiber: 2.1g | Sugar: 26.02g | Vitamin A: 1600IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 250mg | Iron: 4.3mg

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  1. Wow! I love that you shared your before pics! Congrats on how far you have come! These sound AMAZING and I’m totally dying to try them!

  2. Wow! That is a real treat. I love the idea of making extra for the freezer so you can grab one whenever you want.

  3. What a great idea for a festive breakfast. They look amazing

  4. So festive for the holidays. Looks like a breakfast I need to try!

  5. Kate | Veggie Desserts says:

    These waffles would be perfect on Christmas morning. Great idea to make loads and freeze them!

  6. Rebecca Graham says:

    It was delicious!! Kids approve! Thank you for sharing!