Another Christmas has come and gone. How quickly this year has gone by! I had a wonderful Christmas, and it isn't over yet. My family is having one more Christmas party this Thursday.
We are having a French Canadian Christmas celebration. We will be eating poutine, sugar pie, and meat pie. The sugar pie is really just a custard inside of a pie shell. I was worried it was going to be a sugar overload, but it sounds tasty.
I made these waffles a little over a week ago. I am in a gingerbread state of mind. I recently made gingerbread pancakes with toffee and chocolate chips.
Last year I made gingerbread pancakes with caramel and chocolate chips. I have also made gingerbread muffins with oatmeal cookie streusel and chocolate chips and chocolate toffee stuffed ginger cookies.
I found the gingerbread waffle recipe on another blog called Simply Recipes. I added dried cranberries and toffee bits. The Toffee did not remain crunchy in the waffles, but the dried cranberries were a nice touch.
The ingredients are 1 1/3 cups milk, 3 tablespoons melted butter, 1/2 cup molasses, 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, 1 egg, 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, 1 tablespoon ground ginger, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg, 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves, 1/2 cup chopped dried cranberries, and 1/4 cup toffee bits.
I combined the milk, melted butter, molasses, brown sugar, and egg. I whisked these ingredients together.
In another bowl, I combined the flour, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, baking powder, and salt. I whisked the dry ingredients together.
I poured the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stirred the batter together.
I stirred in the chopped dried cranberries and toffee bits.
I sprayed a hot waffle iron with cooking spray and then scooped in about a fourth of a cup of batter into each waffle square. I closed the waffle maker and let it cook until the waffles were fully cooked.
These were delicious waffles. They had a nice gingerbread flavor. They were sweet and full of aromatic and appealing spices.
The texture was crisp on the edges but tender inside.
I ate them with applesauce. A few times, I topped them with fresh strawberries.
The waffles were fragrant and inviting.
The cranberries were sweet and chewy.
They were festive and scrumptious waffles.