Gingerbread Waffles with Sauteed Pears


A great change to breakfast. Sprinkle cinnamon over waffles, if desired.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
12 servings


  • 7 tablespoons butter, divided

  • 3 ripe Bartlett pears, cored and thinly sliced

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground ginger

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten

  • ¾ cup molasses

  • ½ cup buttermilk

  • ¼ cup milk

  • ¾ cup vanilla yogurt


  1. Melt 5 tablespoons butter in a saucepan over low heat; remove from burner and set aside.

  2. Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in a very large skillet over medium heat; add pears and cook, turning occasionally, until mostly tender, about 6 minutes. Sprinkle sugar over pears and cook until browned and tender, about 3 minutes. Cover skillet and keep warm over low heat.

  3. Combine whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, cinnamon, baking soda, ginger, and salt in a large bowl; make a well in the center. Mix melted butter, eggs, molasses, buttermilk, and milk in a separate bowl. Pour butter mixture into the well of the flour mixture and stir just until batter is moistened and slightly lumpy.

  4. Preheat and grease a waffle iron according to manufacturer's instructions.

  5. Pour batter into preheated waffle iron and cook according to manufacturer's instructions; repeat with remaining batter. Serve each waffle with pears and 1 tablespoon vanilla yogurt.

Cook's Note:

Bosc pears can also be used in place of the Bartlett, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

258 Calories
9g Fat
41g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 258
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Sodium 351mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 107mg 8%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 481mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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