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Gingerbread Belgian Waffles

I like to combine the sweet and spicy taste of gingerbread with the cool and dreamy taste of cream cheese frosting. It's a heavenly way to start the day! —Jannine Fisk, Malden, Massachusetts
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
  • Makes
    6 waffles (1-1/2 cups icing)

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • WAFFLES:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

  • Beat first four ingredients until smooth; gradually beat in confectioners' sugar, then milk. Cover and set aside.
  • Preheat Belgian waffle maker. Whisk together first eight waffle ingredients. In another bowl, whisk together egg yolks, buttermilk, melted butter, molasses and vanilla. Add to dry ingredients; stir just until moistened.
  • In a clean bowl, beat egg whites until stiff but not dry. Gently fold into batter. Bake waffles according to manufacturers' directions. Drizzle with icing.
Nutrition Facts
1 round waffle with 1/4 cup icing: 776 calories, 38g fat (23g saturated fat), 219mg cholesterol, 1188mg sodium, 97g carbohydrate (63g sugars, 1g fiber), 12g protein.

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