Cinnamon Ginger Waffles

June 11, 2011 § Leave a comment

E: It is my firm belief that you have not had waffles until you have had these waffles. They are terrifically good, and the best part is that they are easy. If you have some manner of waffle-cooking-device, you can make these–trust me they are no harder than using any sort of mix. And the results are many times better. Just to whet your appetite:

served with butter, maple syrup, and fresh fruit

There, now that you are interested in making these, I’ll give you a little history before we begin. I don’t know where this recipe came from initially, but it is a favorite of my mother’s, and has been refined and changed subtly many times over the years. I make these just like she does, so she gets full credit for their phenomenal taste. I haven’t changed a thing. So enjoy a family recipe of mine, and I hope you love them too!

1/4 c. canola oil
1/8 c. molasses
1 large egg
1 c. water
1/8 c. sugar (try turbinado or another raw sugar)
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 c. flour (1 cup oat & 1/2 cup wheat flour)
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinammon
1 tsp ginger

Get out a large mixing bowl. Add the ingredients, in order, beginning with the oil and molasses. I’d use the same 1/4 cup measure for both, filling it up half way for the molasses. Pouring sticky things like molasses or honey into cups that have already gotten coated in oil makes them so much easier to get out. Like so:

see how easily it pours out?

So anyway, add the oil, molasses,  and egg to the bowl.

oil, egg, molasses

Add the water and whisk everything together vigorously until well mixed.

whisk!

Now, add everything else!

added the dry ingredients

Whisk together until smooth.

smooth and slightly bubbly

Now, let this sit for 10 minutes or so while you heat up your waffle iron. When your waffle maker is ready and the batter has rested, scoop it in the proper amounts. For a standard-sized round waffle maker, we use about 2/3 cup of batter per waffle. It may take some experimentation if yours isn’t the same size as ours.

let it cook

Let it cook until done. You won’t see it getting golden brown, but it should be firm. Like this:

ready for eating

Serve with butter, maple syrup, and fruit. Enjoy!

hope you love them

I’ll have done my job if you never look at another waffle the same way again.

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