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Foodie Friday; Gingerbread Waffles

Gingerbread Waffles topped with spiced pears and maple whipped cream
Gingerbread Waffles topped with Spiced Pears and Maple Whipped Cream

Hoping this doesn’t spoil the element of surprise for our Growing Healthy Kids class….Due to a wonderfully huge snow storm here in New England, our class was postponed until next week. I had intended to make this Gingerbread Waffles recipe with them yesterday and share their pictures with you here today. I did however test them out myself, just to be sure before sharing them with you…OMG – YUM! For me, it was all the yumminess of this time of year on my plate for a delicious lazy breakfast watching the snow fall. (And filling up before tackling the un-digging from almost 2 feet of snow!)

Yummy Topping Ideas

I had some extra pears that needed using, and it worked perfectly with the flavors of the Gingerbread Waffle! I peeled and sliced the pears, put them in a sauce pan with some cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and a pat of butter and let it heat up until fragrant and soft. While I was waiting for that, I whipped up some whipping cream with maple syrup, cinnamon, and vanilla. I absolutely loved the pairing (no pun intended, lol) of Gingerbread Waffles, Spiced Pears, and Maple Whipped Cream!!

Cooking The Waffles

Any waffle iron will do. At home, I use the Presto Flip waffle maker. We previously used this model for our classes as well, so I can attest to it withstanding years of use from children. Now that our classes are socially distancing, I use the Dash Mini Waffle Maker and each chef has their own. These mini waffle makers work surprisingly well and make a nice size individual serving. They make a great gift for that aspiring chef of yours (hint hint!) And they come in so many fun colors/patterns!! I gifted these last year in a large mixing bowl with waffle mix, real maple syrup, wooden spoon, apron, and measuring cups – It was a hit! Great last minute gift idea if you need it.

If you give this recipe a try, please let me know how you like it – and always share your pictures!! (We love food pics!) *Don’t spill the beans with our Growing Healthy Kids chefs!

With Love & Gratitude,