Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Brunch: Gingerbread Waffles

So I was looking for something fun to serve this past weekend for Easter while my parents were visiting.  I came across this recipe for Gingerbread Waffles here.

I am always looking for the "perfect" waffle recipe.  I like them thick but light & fluffy and of course, to taste delicious but I always end up with good but rather average waffles.

I decided to try the gingerbread recipe out for my quest. 
They were quite yummy and better than average but not quite perfect. 
I think this will be a fun tradition we will start having around the Christmas holidays though.  Maybe Christmas Eve morning we will have gingerbread waffles for breakfast.

So, Jared thinks that it's our waffle iron that is jinxing my search for the perfect waffle.  He says that ours is pretty thin and if we got a fatter one the waffles would turn out more what I'm looking for.  He's probably right, since he usually is. 

Do any of you have a bigger waffle iron and are your waffles big, fat,& thick and yet light & fluffy? Where did you get your waffle iron?

Anyone have the "perfect" waffle recipe?


  1. ooh looks great! i am also looking for the perfect waffle recipe! good luck to us!

  2. I agree with Jared. We have a Belgian waffle maker and no matter what recipe I use, the waffles are just as you described them--thick, but light and fluffy. Often, recipes have you separate the eggs and whip up the whites separately, then fold them in, thus adding to the fluff factor. I hardly ever do that since I hardly care about fluff at 7:00 a.m. with two hungry kids at my side. Still and all, the waffles still turn out great. Get yourselves a Belgian waffle maker. You won't be sorry.