Yummy and delicious. These extraordinary waffles are flavored with molasses and spices. Topped with homemade chocolate sauce, they are perfect for a special breakfast treat.

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a small saucepan, heat molasses and 1/2 cup butter until almost boiling. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Stir in baking soda, milk and egg.

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  • In a large bowl, sift together flour, ginger, cinnamon and salt. Make a well in the center and pour in the molasses mixture. Mix until smooth.

  • Spray preheated waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray. Pour mix onto hot waffle iron. Cook until golden brown. Serve hot with chocolate sauce.

  • To make chocolate sauce: In a saucepan, combine water, 1 cup sugar, cornstarch, cocoa powder and 1 teaspoon salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat and add vanilla and 2 tablespoons butter; stir until smooth.

Nutrition Facts

664 calories; protein 7.7g 15% DV; carbohydrates 114g 37% DV; fat 21.9g 34% DV; cholesterol 83.5mg 28% DV; sodium 1077.7mg 43% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2004
I have made this on several occasions -- but serve it with Nutmeg Sauce. They are awesome! I even had to make some so my sister could share with co-workers cause she raved about them so much! 1/2 c white sugar 1 c boiling water 1 1/2 Tbsp flour 1 1/2 Tbsp butter salt 1 tsp vanilla 1/4 tsp nutmeg combine all dry ingredients in saucepan. Add boiling water stirring constantly. cook over low heat till thick and smooth. remove from heat add butter and vanilla. (I find I need to at least double this recipe!) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/12/2002
A nice change from the ordinary however the gingerbread texture tends to make these waffles not as light as waffles usually are. Read More
(25)
63 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2004
I have made this on several occasions -- but serve it with Nutmeg Sauce. They are awesome! I even had to make some so my sister could share with co-workers cause she raved about them so much! 1/2 c white sugar 1 c boiling water 1 1/2 Tbsp flour 1 1/2 Tbsp butter salt 1 tsp vanilla 1/4 tsp nutmeg combine all dry ingredients in saucepan. Add boiling water stirring constantly. cook over low heat till thick and smooth. remove from heat add butter and vanilla. (I find I need to at least double this recipe!) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/12/2002
A nice change from the ordinary however the gingerbread texture tends to make these waffles not as light as waffles usually are. Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2002
The kids loved this when we served it as one of the dishes at our Christmas Eve brunch. It had to be the all time hit for the kids. I thinned the batter some though and it seemed to work well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2006
I never would have put this combination together on my own but wow it's fabulous! The chocolate sauce could have had something to make it deeper or richer perhaps--like milk instead of water. But these are wonderful and very festive! Read More
(17)
Rating: 4 stars
02/14/2003
Made this for Valentines Day as I had some spare time. The chocolate sauce is divine and the waffles are quite nice. Just about any waffle will get hard if you leave it sit long (these ones were no exception) but these are fluffy when fresh. Perhaps not quite worth the effort but my family guessed what the flavour was so they do taste like Gingerbread. Note that the batter looks very heavy but it rises a lot when cooking. I only got 5 waffles out of it; in future I will halve the chocolate sauce recipe as it made too much even though everyone used it By the way I used "normal" molasses and it was fine (what is "Light" molasses?). Read More
(16)
Rating: 1 stars
10/17/2005
Was not what I expected or was hoping for. Very thick and heavy...nothing light and fluffy. Would not make. Read More
(13)
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Rating: 1 stars
07/20/2007
I did not care for this--terribly dry and heavy with almost no taste to them. They fell apart as I tried to take them out of my waffle machine. My husband and I tasted a bite of the crumblies and there was absolutely nothing to redeem them. Thanks for letting me try. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2010
I made these this morning for my three kids (ages 1 3 and 9) and no one made a sound during breakfast. Can I tell you how rare that is? That is how good these are! I can't wait to make them again. Despite what some people said my waffles turned out to be very light fluffy moist and full of flavor. I had no difficulty removing my waffles from my waffle maker. I am certain no chef; just a housewife but I do not understand how anyone could have difficulty with this recipe. NOTE: Make sure you dissolve the cornstarch in a little bit of water before adding it to the sauce or you will get a few lumps. I had children pulling at my legs so I skipped that step. Then when I reheated the sauce the next morning I found a few lumps. The only change I would make only because of person preference is I would use milk instead of water the next time I make the chocolate sauce a little more rich. Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
09/04/2005
Good. Not great but good. They are quite sweet but that's not really a complaint from my family. I used a belgium waffle maker and they turned out very light and spongy but like another reviewer said they were hard to get out of the waffle iron. With lifting the lid they tore right apart into sections but that wasn't really a problem. I'm sure I'll make these again and I will probably cut down on the chocolate sauce as it definitely made a lot. But a nice different waffle recipe! Read More
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