Whole wheat gingerbread waffles

A healthy, hearty breakfast or lunch option!

My family adores waffles for either breakfast or lunch and I love making them because they are so quick and easy, especially if you pre-measure the dry ingredients the night before. These buckwheat beauties were long our waffle of choice, but I think they’ve been dethroned by this new recipe. With whole wheat flour, warming spices and yogurt, these scrumptious waffles – inspired by old-fashioned gingerbread cake – are hearty, healthy and full of flavour.

whole wheat gingerbread waffles


  • 1 cup (250 mL) whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup (250 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) each baking soda and baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons (7.5 mL) cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1.25 mL) freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) freshly ground cardamom (optional but delicious)
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) molasses
  • 1/3 cup (90 mL) melted butter
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) plain or vanilla Greek yogurt OR sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) milk
  • vegetable oil or cooking spray, for waffle iron
  • berries, maple syrup and whipped cream (to serve)


  • Preheat a waffle iron.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and spices.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, molasses butter, yogurt and milk. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and whisk until completely incorporated.
  • Lightly brush your hot waffle iron with vegetable oil (or cooking spray) right before adding the batter.
  • Cook the waffles in batches until just beginning to crisp; about 4 – 5 minutes.
  • Serve with maple syrup, whipped cream and fruit.
  • Any uneaten waffles can be frozen and reheated in a toaster.

Serves 4 – 6.

Whole wheat gingerbread waffles are a hearty, healthy breakfast or lunch option

Author: Paula Roy

Welcome to my kitchen! I love simple dishes prepared with passion and am always seeking to find new methods to make food as fun and flavourful as possible. If you enjoy this space be sure to check out my Rogers TV Ottawa cooking show, Paula Roy's Favourite Foods, available on local cable, streaming and a dedicated playlist on Rogers TV's YouTube channel.

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