Whole Grain Gingerbread Waffles and maple syrup on green plate with coffee cup and Christmas cookie cutter decor
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Whole Grain Gingerbread Waffles

These Whole Grain Gingerbread Waffles are soft and fluffy and perfect for the holidays! Made dairy-free and vegan-friendly. Use whole wheat pastry flour, spelt flour or even a 1:1 gluten-free flour if needed.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 waffles 1x
  • Scale:


  • 1 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour *
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger or 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk (I used cashew)
  • 2 large eggs (or 2 flaxseed eggs**)
  • 2 TBS oil***
  • 2 TBS molasses
  • 2 TBS dry sweetener of choice (brown sugar, coconut, etc.)
  • pure maple syrup, butter, ghee, coconut butter, etc. for toppings


  1. Prepare waffle maker by preheating and greasing – spray works best.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, spices and salt.
  3. Gently pour in milk, eggs, oil, molasses and dry sweetener; whisk together until batter is smooth.
  4. Scoop about 1/3 cup of batter into preheated and greased waffle maker, and allow waffle to fully cook until lightly golden. I waited until I heard sizzling, which was bout 4-5 minutes. Each waffle iron is different, so be sure to follow your waffle manufacturer’s instructions. Also note 1/3 cup of batter should yield about 8 waffles.
  5. Gently remove waffles and transfer to warm oven before serving. Enjoy with your favorite toppings!

Recipes Notes:


*I used half whole wheat pastry flour and half spelt flour. I am assuming all spelt flour would also work here. Whole wheat white should also be fine. Use a 1:1 gluten-free baking flour if needed.

**To make vegan use 2 TBS flaxseed + 6 TBS water and let sit for 5 minutes. You could also try using 1/3 cup applesauce, but I haven’t tested that myself.

**I used avocado but melted and cooled coconut oil is fine.

Nutrition Information:

  • Serving Size: 1/8th
  • Calories: 155
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Sodium: 248
  • Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 4g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 23g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 47mg