Who wouldn’t want to wake up Christmas morning – or any morning for that matter – with the aroma of these delicious & simple Chocolate Gingerbread Waffles wafting through the house?
One of the things we came to love this year were waffles. Whether we were out at a restaurant and saw waffles on the menu (we’d always order them!) or decided to make a batch or two, waffles were always on our mind. My husband is more of a savory waffle lover, so he’s a fan of my Savory Cheddar Sage Waffles. I’m torn between traditional Belgian Waffles or these Hazelnut & Coconut Whole Wheat Waffles – I like them sweet!
A great compromise are these Chocolate Gingerbread Waffles and although they sound sweet, they’re not sweet enough to think about dessert. A touch of molasses and a couple tablespoons of cacao powder gives these waffles their gorgeous color – but they also are the only sweeteners in this recipe. So it lends itself to drawing it in syrup and powdered sugar like I did here or can easily be topped with a poached egg and bacon for a savory/sweet breakfast or brunch item. Whichever way you go, these waffles will steer you always in the correct way!
- 1½ cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon allspice
- 3 tablespoons cacao powder
- 1 cup whole milk
- ½ cup fresh orange juice
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoon molasses
- In two separate bowls, whisk the dry ingredients in one and the wet ingredients in the other.
- Combine both bowls and whisk until everything is combined.
- Heat your waffle iron, grease, and cook as instructed per waffle maker manual.
- Serve hot with real maple syrup and powdered sugar.
Today, I’ve partnered with IMUSA to share IMUSA’s 25 Days of Giveaways – today they are giving away an IMUSA Electric ‘Moca’ Espresso Maker, which makes creating fresh, authentic espresso as easy as plugging in a cord. The Electric Espresso Maker yields a bold, robust flavor—made popular in Europe and Latin America—in a matter of minutes. Available in two sizes (3 cups or 6 cups) the Electric Espresso Maker is easy-to-use, featuring cool touch handles, a detachable base and a transparent carafe so users can enjoy watching the espresso brew. Head on over to the IMUSA Facebook Page for a chance to win!
Disclaimer: No monetary compensation was offered in this partnership, I’m just sharing a fun opportunity with my readers – plus I loved how this brewer reminded me of how my Mom brews coffee back in the Dominican Republic!