Why eat regular old gingerbread when you can eat it in waffle form? That way you can lather it with maple syrup, and everyone knows waffles are healthier than cake. This Rachel Ray recipe includes the required ginger and molasses. She also added pumpkin. I substituted the spices with pumpkin pie spice. The spice blend included ginger, but this move might have hurt the waffles’ gingerbread street cred.
The ingredients are 3 cups all-purpose flour, 4 teaspoons baking powder, 4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice, ½ teaspoon salt, 4 eggs, 2/3 cup brown sugar, 1 cup pumpkin puree, 1 ¼ cups milk, ½ cup molasses, and ½ cup melted butter.
In another bowl, I combined the brown sugar and eggs. I whisked these ingredients vigorously until “fluffy”. I am not really sure what that means.
These are earth shattering, mind blowing waffles. That might be an exaggeration, but over 100 people gave this recipe 5 out of 5 stars. It is possible that these waffles are better than any other waffle you have eaten in your entire life. Do you really want to risk never tasting the best waffle you’ll ever encounter? It seems like too big of a risk. I ate mine with maple syrup, but pecans and whipped cream would be lovely as well.