grain-free gingerbread waffles

Happy Friday beauties!

This week has just flown by for us. Anyone else feel the same way too?

Waffles are our dad’s favorite.  Whenever we would stay at hotels that offered breakfast where they had those do it yourself waffle makers. He would always make one. Us girls liked our eggs and pancakes. But lately, we’ve been into waffles. Lori got a waffle maker for a wedding gift and we fell in love. We like that they are fairly quick and easy to make. Basically mix, pour and let the machine do the work. Simple. We like that.

After making a few other waffle recipes from our egg-free chocolate waffles to our protein coconut flour waffles  to perfect fit protein squash waffles  to soft grain-free waffles we knew we need to make more waffles.  We like thick moist, soft waffles.  Making homemade waffles is so much fun for us.  And better for you. Better than those frozen waffles from the store too. Really though… nothing beats homemade!

Grain-free flourless gingerbread waffles.

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Actually awhile back we asked you guys on facebook what recipe would you like us to make next. And gingerbread waffles was one of the ideas! And as you can tell we are turning more and more into waffle fans as they are super easy to make. If you don’t have a waffle maker, we recommend putting it on your wish list ;)

gluten free plantain no flour gingerbread waffles

The funny thing is we both started obsessing and always wanting waffles. Pancakes are a given – we always want those. But waffles lately have really been hitting the spot for us. We also like the way the look. Your food has to look good too, right?

ginerbread gluten free waffles

For these gingerbread waffles they are perfectly balanced of ginger flavor to sweetness from the molasses. Love the depth in flavor the molasses provides.   We like blackstrap molasses because it tends to have the highest nutrient content.

more powered sugar

Perfect for enjoying with some coffee or tea. And of course maple syrup.

Or in our case a dash of powered sugar.  WHAT?!? Powered sugar?!?! Before you head off and call the sugar police… we just used a little bit. A little bit of sweetness doesn’t hurt anyone.

flourless grain free plantain waffles

powered sugar

Plus, we love the look that the little bit of powered sugar gives to these waffles.  Have a little fun. And enjoy a little sugar. Shh we won’t tell anyone.


These waffles turned out to be amazing. The perfect soft chewy texture to the delicate flavor of gingerbread.

If you love gingerbread and waffles this recipe is for you. Even if you’re not a fan, we think these waffles will make you one ;)

No flour grain-free gingerbread waffles.

gingerbread waffles

gingerbread waffles

A light, soft cake-like delicious gingerbread waffles. Waffles that are grain-free and gluten-free. Made with no flour.


  • 2 large plantains (green/yellow) about 14oz
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, liquid
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg


  1. Peel plantains.
  2. Place peeled plantains into a food processor along with eggs, baking soda, and molasses.
  3. Blend.
  4. Next add in spices and coconut oil.
  5. Continue to blend until smooth.
  6. Have waffle maker on and ready to do.
  7. Pour gingerbread waffle batter into waffle maker. And cook according to waffle maker instructions.
  8. *could make as pancakes or even muffins.
  9. Remove from waffle maker and top with maple syrup. Or a little powered sugar.

Do you like waffles? Gingerbread waffles? Do you like gingerbread? What about molasses?


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22 Responses to grain-free gingerbread waffles

  1. These look AWESOME! I just forwarded this onto my client who makes your plantain recipes more than anyone I know…HA! Thanks for sharing and happy Friday! XOXO
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  2. i don’t make waffles or pancakes often but when i do i use your recipes and am always happy with the outcome :D thanks for being so creative and talented! love you sisters – text me if you want to Skype soon

  3. I really need to get myself a waffle maker. These look great!

  4. amanda jewell says:

    Yumm!!! I am definitely making this recipe! Surprisingly, I’ve never bought blackstrap molasses before. Do you ladies have a brand you’d recommend?

  5. Yum this looks delicious! You all should buy some stock in plantains! :)
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  6. Sarah Grace says:

    Wow love this so much girls! Gingerbread is one of my favorite flavors.

    xoxo Sarah Grace, Fresh Fit N Healthy.
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  7. Oh girls!! These look awesome!! I so need a waffle maker!
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  8. Magda says:

    Oh thank you for these!!! My son loves waffles but his school prohibits any nuts so I can’t make my regular almond/coconut flour recipe. These will do the trick!! Thank you, thank you!!

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  11. Mama654 says:

    So I was skeptical about these. I had never had a plaintain before. But i figured they were cheap and the recipe was super simple so we gave it a try. Yummy! My very picky 7 year old daughter even likes them and in fact, she just made us a new batch (i hovered by but i tried to let her read the recipe and do it herself ;). Thanks for such a great recipe. We have been freezing them and making sure to keep some on hand!

  12. Heidi says:

    Hi, Instead of plantains, can we use plantain flour? How many cups would this recipe needs?

  13. Mama654 says:

    We made these again tonight but we added a bit more cinnamon, a couple dates for sweetness and then put into our mini gingerbread men molds. They are so yummy and taste authentic :).

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