Christmas morning, Santa has come, presents are unwrapped and tummy’s are rumbling for a tasty Christmas morning breakfast. The solution? Gluten Free Gingerbread Waffles with Vanilla Syrup! High in protein to keep you full and bursting with gingerbread flavor! Pair them with a drizzle (or two) of Vanilla Syrup, and some caramelized oven-cooked bacon and you’ve got yourself a real treat.
Added bonus: these bad boys are gluten free (but you wouldn’t know it by the taste/texture!), and made with protein powder from our fave protein products at Orgain.
While we’re on the topic…let’s talk breakfast.
I heard a saying once. “Sleep is just a time-machine to breakfast.” That sentence about sums up my feelings toward breakfast. As I’m falling asleep, I’m most likely thinking about what I’m going to eat when I wake up. And sure enough, literally the second my head pops off the pillow…”what’s for breakfast?!”
Can anyone else relate?
Traditionally, for Christmas morning breakfast, we usually make German Pancakes, but life needs variation, so this year, we’re going with some jeejabread. Explanation: when my brother was little, “gingerbread” was hard for him to pronounce, so to him it was “jeejabread.” So naturally, around Christmas, jeejabread comes to town and we all celebrate. Because, Christmas. And jeejabread. And homemade vanilla syrup. And that snowing powdered sugar. 🙂
Merry Christmas to you all! May your homes be full of family, friends, holiday cheer and jeejabread waffles.
- 2 ½ cups oat flour
- ½ cup vanilla protein powder
- 1 Tbsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. cornstarch
- Pinch of salt
- 1 cup vanilla almond milk
- 3 eggs
- ¼ cup molasses
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- ½ tsp. cloves
- ¼ tsp. nutmeg
- Powdered sugar for topping
- ½ cup vanilla almond milk
- ½ cup buttermilk
- ½ cup butter
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- Make the syrup: mix almond milk, buttermilk, butter and sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil 2 minutes. Remove from heat and add baking soda and vanilla. (It will bubble up when you add this so be careful!) Set aside while you make the waffles.
- Preheat a waffle iron.
- Add all ingredients in a large bowl and mix until incorporated. Don’t overmix.
- Spoon a generous amount of batter onto the waffle iron and cook until firm.
- Drizzle with vanilla syrup and sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.
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