Gingerbread Waffles – made with almond butter + eggs

This is a fun low starch, grain-free, breakfast recipe to enjoy with the whole family on a fall weekend or special holiday! This recipe makes approx 8 smaller sized Belgian waffles, which works out to 4 servings, with each person getting 2 waffles. I like to serve these waffles with a side of candied pasture raised bacon or my herb breakfast sausage patties, and both recipes are in my cookbook. I imagine these waffles would also be wonderful with a side of spiced apples or scrambled eggs. I have included instructions below for a gingerbread icing so everyone can decorate these waffles in the same way they might decorate a gingerbread house.
Swanson Health Products was kind enough to reach out to me and offer to let me try out some of their products, and I actually purchased all of the ingredients to make these waffles (except the eggs) from their website!

Note: *I have had great success making this recipe with almond butter, walnut butter, and sesame butter, and I would assume most creamy nut or seed butters would also work just fine. You can also use a blanched almond butter or tahini for a completely starch-free version. I honestly prefer this batter made into waffles over pancakes, but if you don’t have a waffle maker, you can turn this into pancakes.
Note: **If gingerbread is not your thing, feel free to omit the molasses and pie spice to just make a regular batch of waffles. To make these waffles “starch-free” omit pumpkin pie spice, and use spice extracts instead. I personally do fine with the regular pie spices.

Gingerbread Waffles (or Pancakes)

  • 6 Tablespoons of creamy almond butter*
  • 2 large pasture raised eggs
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons blackstrap molasses**(can be omitted)
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons raw honey (maple syrup or stevia)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice**
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of sea salt
  • optional: 1 teaspoon lemon juice (or cream of tartar)
  • a little cooking oil
  • Serve with ginger bread icing (recipe below) dried cherries and cranberries and chopped nuts.
  1. Turn on waffle maker or heat a skillet up to medium low heat for pancakes.

  2. Mix ingredients together in a bowl until you have a nice consistent batter. If needed you can add a splash of coconut milk to thin out the batter if your almond butter was on the thicker side.

  3. If you have lemon juice or cream of tartar add it as it will react with the baking soda and help the waffles or pancakes to rise, but it is okay to omit if needed.

  4. Grease waffle maker or skillet.

  5. Spoon batter into waffle maker, makes approx 8 Belgian waffles. Or spoon batter into a skillet to make pancakes. Keep pancakes on the smaller side to they are easier to flip. Cook pancakes at a medium low temp and watch closely to avoid burning them.

  6. Top with maple syrup or decorate with my icing recipe from below and chopped nuts and dried fruits.

    Gingerbread Icing Recipe

  • 4 Tablespoons soft goat cheese
  • 1 to 2 Tablespoons raw honey (or maple syrup)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • tiny pinch of sea salt
  • optional: little splash of coconut milk, if needed to thin
  • optional: 1 teaspoon ginger juice (or a few drops of food grade ginger extract)
  1. Mix ingredients together in a small bowl with a spoon until smooth. Add a splash of coconut milk if needed to thin the icing.
  2. Spoon ingredients into a piping bag or a small sandwich baggie, and then cut off a tiny corner. You can now drizzle the icing over the waffles.
  3. It’s fun to let everyone decorate their own waffles. You can drizzle a little goat cheese icing over the waffles, or simply use maple syrup (or even use a little of both if you want!) You can also sprinkle on chopped nuts like walnuts or use pumpkin seeds, chopped dried figs or raisins, and freeze dried fruits like raspberries or strawberries.

Shared at: Real Food Fridays + Savoring Saturdays + Gluten Free Christmas Treat Link Up + Allergy Free Wednesday + Try a Bite Tuesday + Gluten Free Friday

Grain-Free Gingerbread Waffles (paleo)Grain-Free Gingerbread Waffles (paleo)

16 thoughts on “Gingerbread Waffles – made with almond butter + eggs

  1. oh my gooooood gingerbread waffles. You know the way to my heart, girl!! This is going on the christmas morning to-do list 🙂

  2. Hi Andrea,
    Wow these waffles do look and sound delicious. They definitely would be great for a wonderful Christmas breakfast. I am so sorry that the picture did not show on the blog hop but I noticed a few other that didn’t show either. I have no idea what causes except its a clench in the linky tool which the company that produces it has to fix (that’s my understanding) Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & twitted.

  3. These are such a great idea and they turned out so pretty! My parents always make waffles for breakfast on Christmas morning.
    Thanks for linking up to my Gluten Free Christmas Treat link up!

  4. These sound delicious! LOVE waffles + this flavor combo. Such a fun recipe for this time of year. Thanks for sharing this with us at Savoring Saturdays linky party! Hope you come back and join us this week.

  5. Hi Andrea,
    Just a note to let you know that I have chosen your post as one of my features for this weeks Real Food Fridays blog hop. Thank you for sharing your information and being part of Real Food Fridays mission to make this world a little healthier each week.

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