Gingerbread Waffles with Cinnamon Butter

Did you know Christmas is 9 days away? 9!! It’s crazy to think this year is almost over. With Christmas right around the corner, I’ve been feeling very festive lately. We’ve rode our bikes around looking at Christmas lights, I’ve done some Christmas shopping, and we went to a Christmas themed birthday party. This really is my favorite time of year! The best part will be going home in a few days to see my family. I can’t wait!

Gingerbread Waffle with Bison Brewing Co.

In my family, my sister and I were are always up early on Christmas morning. Even when we both moved out, we’d still head over to my parents house early in the morning to open presents and spend time together before everyone went their separate ways.

Gingerbread Waffles with Bison Brewing Gingerbread

A good breakfast usually follows the presents at our house. My Gingerbread waffles will be a great addition this year. Served with a side of yummy bacon and we’ll have a meal. It is the holiday after all. Calories don’t count on Christmas… Right?

For this recipe, I used the new waffle iron I bought Huck, as a joke gift, for his birthday. They’re light and fluffy with lots of flavor, and they freeze well. I made a full batch of these and put the leftover in the freeze. In the morning, when I want more, I’ll just pop them in the toaster like the store bought waffles. These are way better, though.

Gingerbread Waffle Bison Brewing Co

I used Bison Brewing Co. Gingerbread Ale in this recipe. It’s a holiday Porter brewed with Cinnamon, Nutmeg, and Ginger. If you can’t find a Gingerbread beer, look for a Stout or Porter with cinnamon or nutmeg. I’ve only seen two Gingerbread beers here in South Florida, and I cant remember the other ones name. If we can get Bison here, I’m sure you guys can find it easily.

You can also use Whole Wheat or half and half Flours for a healthier waffle. My baking supplies are low right now, so I just used regular AP Flour. King Arthur’s Flour is the best by the way.

Gingerbread Waffles with Cinnamon Maple Syrup

The batter for this recipe isn’t very sweet, either. Once you add {Real} Maple Syrup and the Cinnamon Butter, they’re perfect. If the waffles themselves were sweeter, I think once the syrup was added, it would be to much. So, keep that in mind if you do not like syrup and want a sweeter waffle batter.

Christmas Card Photo

Yesterday, Huck and I went to the beach to take our Christmas Card Photo. We like rubbing in the fact it’s warm here and cold every where else! The best part is we’re wearing short and flip flops in the middle of December! LOVE IT!

Christmas Card Beach Photo

I’ll be back soon to share our adventure to Fort Pierce and Sailfish Brewing Company.

What is your favorite Christmas morning meal?


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