Monday, December 16, 2013

Gingerbread Waffles

I love that most movies will have a little sneak peak of a guy without a shirt when he's all buff.  Well, I'm watching harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 for the umpteenth time, and the scene just passed where Harry and Ron are changing out of their wet clothes.  There was no attempt to make them look buff, or tan for that matter.  The directors were probably like, "Uhh, guys, everyone knows that you're pasty white English dudes.  No tans or muscles required."  I'm sure that they were thrilled that they didn't have to workout for 8 hours a day to play a role like a shirtless werewolf or dye their hair to hide the gingery hair.

Anywho...Speaking of gingers...  I was browsing breakfast recipes on pinterest the other morning, I came across this recipe.  The kids were thrilled about the idea, and they started quoting Shrek lines for the remainder of the morning at the mere mention of gingerbread.  I was quite impressed with these waffles!  They weren't overly gingery (I only used half the amount), and they had a great texture.  Even my waffle-disliking husband loved them!

Gingerbread Waffles

Yield: 4-5 large waffles

2 c flour
2 T sugar
2 t ginger
1 1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
1/4 t cinnamon
1 1/2 c buttermilk
3 T canola oil
3 T molasses
2 large eggs, beaten
1/2 c applesauce

In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.

Combine the remaining ingredients in a smaller bowl and whisk to combine.  Add to the dry ingredients and stir just until combined.

Preheat your waffle iron and spray with nonstick cooking spray.  Once it's up to temperature, pour about 1/2 c batter on the waffle iron.  Cook for five minutes or until the steaming stops.

Serve warm with a pat of butter the size of Texas and warm syrup.

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