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Gingerbread Doughnut Waffles

Gingerbread Doughnut Waffles with Maple Glaze

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

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Yields: 18 doughnut waffles
Recipe by Tessa Arias


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


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.