Monday, January 4, 2010

Gingerbread Waffles

One of the cookbooks I got for Christmas was Vegan Brunch, which I have been dying to get my hands on! I just loved the thought of all those yummy vegan breakfasty foods. The first thing I tried was the pumpkin pancakes. And I'm sad to say that they were one of the hugest failures I've ever had in the kitchen. The pancake batter wouldn't stiffen up at all so when I went to flip the pancakes, they just mushed around. I've never made pancakes where that happened! The problem was that there was too much liquid, because once I added extra flour to the batter they were perfect. The flavour of the pancakes was amazing so I will make them again, but will omit the 1/2 cup water in the recipe. Not sure why that is in there - a typo? Maybe my pumpkin was more watery? Has anyone else made the pumpkin pancakes?

After the pancake failure, I was really scared about how anything else from the book would turn out. But I continued on and tried the gingerbread waffles. (I'm obsessed with waffles and pancakes right now, by the way.) And they were good. Oh so very very delicious. (I think I might also be obsessed with gingerbread right now.) I haven't made vegan waffles before but I assume it's normal that they're not really crisp like regular waffles? However, I froze the leftovers and then toasted them and they were so nice and crispy. I think they might even be better reheated - they reminded me of a spiced doughnut.

In case waffles are not exciting enough for you, here's a photo of Abby rolling around with catnip for the first time.

If this sounds good, you might also like:
Ginger Spice Cookies
Cinnamon Apple Scones
Garden Harvest Cake
Toasted Pecan Eggnog Ring

Gingerbread Waffles
Adapted from Vegan Brunch

2 cups soy milk
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
3 tbsp canola oil
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
3 tbsp grated ginger
2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves

Preheat your waffle iron.

In a large mixing bowl use a fork and vigorously mix together milk, vinegar, oil, molasses, brown sugar, vanilla, and ginger. Mix until the molasses is mostly dissolved. In a separate bowl, mix together the dry ingredients. Add the dry ingredients to the wet, and mix together until smooth. Spray the waffle iron with cooking spray and cook waffles according to manufacturer's directions.


The Ordinary Vegetarian said...

Ooh yum! I got this for Christmas too. I haven't made anything yet, but this one is def on the list.

Clare and Gary said...

Ha ha..look at Abby...she's so cute and I'm a dog person!!!

Johanna said...

that abby is a cute little bundle of fluff

re the waffles - look delicious - thought you would like to see these cute penguin waffles when vegan about town did gingerbread waffles (hope this link works - I am no html guru)

Grace said...

waffles are such a treat--love the gingerbread twist! speaking of twists, which end of abby is up? :)

Lu said...

Cats and catnip are the funniest things. My cat freaks out with it. Yummy gingerbread waffles. They look delicious.

Anonymous said...

That sounds really good! I've been on a waffle kick too.

elagg26 said...

Those sound great! And its great to see a vegan recipe that uses basic pantry items... sometimes vegan ingredient lists intimidate me! Will you be posting the vegan pumpkin pancake recipe by any chance?

Hannah said...

Hmm, I hadn't yet bought this one, and I'm starting to think I may not need it. The waffles look good at least, and hopefully the next thing you try will redeem it!

Anonymous said...

It is very interestingly written, to the author thanks.

Patricia said...

Mmm. I was thinking of making gingerbread pancakes this winter, but maybe I will have to pull out the waffle iron instead. By the way, that is the funniest cat picture ever! :)

Beatrice said...

That is an adorable/hilarious cat photo. It completely made me forget my excitement about gingerbread waffles.

kimberleyblue said...

That kitty photo is the best! There's nothing better than giving cats nip. Especially if they're that fluffy.

The waffles sound perfect. I love the gingerbread flavour - I'm not a big waffle fan, but these would probably change my mind.

Anonymous said...

oh those look so goooooOOod! I absolutely love waffles and gingerbread. I have all of the ingredients in my pantry already. I'm soOo going to make this tomorrow for breakfast.


Chef Fresco said...

I can't say I've heard of gingerbread waffles - look good though! Your kitty is quite cute.

Chef Aimee said...

I love gingerbread and crave it all year round! Thanks for sharing this recipe - it seems like the perfect start to any morning!

amish baby cribs said...

I think I am going to be satisfied with this. I am having a hard time making gingerbread houses so I guess waffles would be enough.

CookiePie said...

Ooooo - love the idea of vegan waffles, and I'll eat anything gingerbread! Have to try these. Love the kitty photo too!

Ricki said...

I've never made the pancakes, but I have heard that a few of the recipes contain either typos or are missing ingredients (I know only too well that this can happen with a first edition!). The waffles look great, though! And Abby is hilarious. ;)

Karly said...

Gingerbread waffles? I think I might faint. That sounds DIVINE. :)

Love the fur ball kitty!

Christine said...

Those sound delicious! I know what book I'll be adding to my library wait list.

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

Gingerbread waffles! Wow! Sounds amazing! Got to try it out soon!

Sophie said...


These gingerbread waffles look awesomly tasty!!

Luther said...

This looks to be a great recipe and I love the picture of Abby!

Ally said...

It appears that Abby has eaten plenty of gingerbread waffles herself :)