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Gingerbread Doughnut Waffles with Maple Glaze

Recipe By Tessa Arias
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December 11th, 2015

Gingerbread Doughnut Waffles with Maple Glaze are the yummy love child of aromatic gingerbread, sweet doughnuts, and waffles. Breakfast perfection!

Yield: 18 doughnut waffles

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook: 30 minutes

Gingerbread Doughnut Waffles with Maple Glaze are the yummy love child between aromatic gingerbread, sweet doughnuts, and waffles. Breakfast perfection!

Tessa's Recipe Rundown...

Taste: I adore the sweet spiced taste of gingerbread. It pairs perfectly with maple syrup!!
Texture: Slightly crunchy on the outside, fluffy inside, with that super thick and rich glaze on top.
Ease: Very easy, just a bit time-consuming since we’re making smaller waffles.
Appearance: Seriously beautiful! I love that they almost look like snowflakes when they’re glazed.
Pros: Fun and festive breakfast.
Cons: None!
Would I make this again? Oh yes.

Gingerbread Doughnut Waffles with Maple Glaze are the yummy love child between aromatic gingerbread, sweet doughnuts, and waffles. Breakfast perfection!
The holiday season is the perfect time for big, bold, unapologetic breakfasts. Our family tradition has always been Cinnamon Rolls for Christmas morning breakfast and what a mega treat that was. Dessert for breakfast?! That’s almost as good as all the presents underneath the tree. It was in that sprit that I thought up the idea for this Gingerbread Doughnut Waffles with Maple Glaze recipe.

Actually, this recipe was very much inspired by my classic Doughnut Waffles. I just added a gingerbread twist in the form of dark brown sugar, extra molasses, and aromatic holiday spices. They’re perfect for breakfast, dessert, or a special snack.

Gingerbread Doughnut Waffles with Maple Glaze are the yummy love child between aromatic gingerbread, sweet doughnuts, and waffles. Breakfast perfection!

I also particularly like this recipe for a special morning breakfast because the Gingerbread Doughnut Waffles taste good both warm or at room temperature, so you don’t have to worry about keeping everything perfectly warm. Plus they just look absolutely adorable in any breakfast spread!

Gingerbread Doughnut Waffles with Maple Glaze Recipe Tips

-I made these in my Chef’s Choice Square Waffle Iron but the recipe should work with any waffle iron (even Belgian), just adjust the cooking time and amount of batter according to the size of the waffle cavity.

-The way we get that adorable shape and size is by only adding 1 tablespoon of batter to the cavity. No more and no less!

-The maple glaze is made with real maple syrup (no initiation stuff!) but if you want a stronger maple flavor, go ahead and add a dash of maple extract.

-The glaze is THICK, which is how I like it. Feel free to reduce the amount of powdered sugar for a thinner consistency.

Gingerbread Doughnut Waffles with Maple Glaze


How to make
Gingerbread Doughnut Waffles with Maple Glaze

Yield: 18 doughnut waffles
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Gingerbread Doughnut Waffles with Maple Glaze are the yummy love child of aromatic gingerbread, sweet doughnuts, and waffles. Breakfast perfection!

Ingredients

For the doughnut waffles:

  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teapsoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 1/2 cups (6.8 ounces) all-purpose flour

For the maple glaze:

  • 4 tablespoons (2 ounces) unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 8 tablespoons pure maple syrup

Directions

To make the waffles:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk the sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg together. Add the egg and yolk, melted butter, milk, and molasses until just combined. The batter will be thick.
  2. Preheat your waffle iron. Place a tablespoon of batter in each waffle cavity and cook for about 3 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove to a wire rack and repeat for the remaining batter.

To glaze:

  1. In a small bowl whisk together all the glaze ingredients until smooth. Drizzle or dunk the slightly cool doughnut into the glaze. Let sit until set. Doughnut waffles are best served the day they are made.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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  1. #
    Andrea | Cooking with a Wallflower — January 4, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    I wish I saw this earlier for Christmas! Gingerbread doughnut and waffle sound super amazing! And that maple glaze!

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