When I shared my recipe for my easy vegan gluten free waffles earlier this year, I teased that I would be sharing a new gingerbread waffle recipe closer to the holidays. Well, here it is: Vegan Gluten Free Gingerbread Waffles in all its glorious deliciousness. Trust me, it was worth the wait!
Building gingerbread houses during the holidays isn’t really my thing. They’re pretty, but I don’t have the patience for something so intricate. I’ll do the quick little kits with my kids but that’s as far as I can go (huge credit to those of you who make gingerbread houses like these!). I prefer to cure my gingerbread cravings with gingerbread chocolate chip muffins, chewy vegan gluten free gingerbread cookies, delicious vegan gluten free gingerbread loaves, and of course, gingerbread waffles!
I made these waffles for our Christmas morning breakfast last year and they were a hit so they made a return appearance again this year. I think I’ve started a new holiday family tradition! They turned out so well this year, the kids asked me to make them again the next day. Well, children…if you insist…you don’t have to ask twice…!
Unfortunately, to make them again, I didn’t have a key ingredient so it had to wait a few days. When I did make them again, it was for lunch this time. Why not, it’s the holidays, treat yo’self. I also took that time as an opportunity to snap these pictures so I could finally share the recipe here with you.
The mix for these vegan gluten free gingerbread waffles comes together quickly, the hardest part is waiting for the entire batch to cook (they smell amazing as you will soon see!). Like my other waffle recipes, these are also crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Just the way waffles should be.
- Be sure to read this tip on how to keep homemade waffles crisp while the entire batch cooks. No one wants a soggy waffle!
They’re filled with warm gingerbread spices and flavour, so the first bite, and every other bite, will taste just like the festive season. Serve them with pure maple syrup, fresh fruits or berries, or a spoonful of vanilla bean coconut whipped cream. They’re such a great treat for the holidays! And…if you have the ingredients and a craving that’s strong enough, serve them in the middle of July too. Why not? I will never judge you for that (because I will likely be doing the same 🙂 ).
If you like this gingerbread recipe, you should check out these too!
- Gingerbread Chocolate Chip Muffins
- Vegan Gluten Free Gingerbread Loaf
- Vegan Gingerbread Latte
- Chewy Vegan Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies
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How to Make Vegan Gluten Free Gingerbread Waffles
- 1 1/4 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk (I use almond)
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 2 tbsp ground flax seeds
- 2 cups gluten-free flour blend (I use Bob's Red Mill brand, see note below)
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp allspice
- 1/2 tsp ground cloves
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Turn oven on to "warm" setting or to 200F to keep your finished waffles warm and crispy (see link to directions for this tip above).
- Turn on waffle maker to desired temperature setting. Setting will vary depending on your waffle maker and how you prefer your waffles.
- Whisk almond milk, coconut oil, pumpkin puree, molasses, and ground flax seeds together in a medium-sized bowl, whisking enough to incorporate the flax seeds. Let sit for 5-minutes.
- Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, ground ginger, cinnamon, allspice, ground cloves, and salt together in a large bowl.
- Slowly add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, mixing well until incorporated.
- Ladle enough waffle mixture into your waffle maker so the bottom of the waffle maker is filled. Close waffle maker and cook according to your waffle maker's directions.
- This recipe makes 4 standard sized round waffles.
- It's important to know that all gluten-free flour blends use different ingredients and ratios, so results will always vary when you use different blends. I have never used any other brand of flour to make these waffles (other than Bob's Red Mill), so please know that your results may not be the same as mine if you substitute with a different gluten-free flour.