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 needed 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.

flourless grain free paleo gluten free plantain gingerbread waffles purelytwins

Actually a while back we asked you guys on facebook what recipe you would 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 over 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 a perfect balance of ginger flavor and 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

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Yield: makes 6 waffles

serves 2

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 go.
  7. Pour gingerbread waffle batter into waffle maker. 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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42 thoughts on “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

    Posted on February 28, 2014 at 9:46 am
  2. i don’t make waffles or pancakes often but when i do i use your recipes and am always happy with the outcome 😀 thanks for being so creative and talented! love you sisters – text me if you want to Skype soon

    Posted on February 28, 2014 at 10:17 am
  3. I really need to get myself a waffle maker. These look great!

    Posted on February 28, 2014 at 10:45 am
    1. seriously our waffle maker is a very used tool in our kitchen 🙂

      Posted on February 28, 2014 at 7:30 pm
  4. Yumm!!! I am definitely making this recipe! Surprisingly, I’ve never bought blackstrap molasses before. Do you ladies have a brand you’d recommend?

    Posted on February 28, 2014 at 10:57 am
    1. no brand, we just find one either at wholefoods or another store in town that sells black strap molasses.

      Posted on February 28, 2014 at 7:38 pm
  5. Yum this looks delicious! You all should buy some stock in plantains! 🙂

    Posted on February 28, 2014 at 12:25 pm
    1. that’s a great idea Sara 🙂 HUGS

      Posted on February 28, 2014 at 7:40 pm
  6. Wow love this so much girls! Gingerbread is one of my favorite flavors.

    xoxo Sarah Grace, Fresh Fit N Healthy.

    Posted on March 1, 2014 at 12:42 am
    1. same with us! we love it

      Posted on March 1, 2014 at 8:41 am
  7. Oh girls!! These look awesome!! I so need a waffle maker!

    Posted on March 2, 2014 at 11:53 pm
  8. 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!!

    Posted on March 6, 2014 at 11:46 am
  9. 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!

    Posted on May 23, 2014 at 6:23 pm
    1. awesome! so happy to hear this!!! enjoy the waffles 🙂 xo

      Posted on May 23, 2014 at 6:35 pm
  10. Hi, Instead of plantains, can we use plantain flour? How many cups would this recipe needs?

    Posted on August 23, 2014 at 3:01 pm
    1. Heidi we are not sure how much plantain flour to use, we only use real plantains.

      Posted on August 23, 2014 at 4:09 pm
  11. 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 :).

    Posted on December 13, 2014 at 8:44 pm
    1. Awesome!! So glad you enjoyed the recipe!

      Posted on December 13, 2014 at 10:20 pm
  12. Thank you for this delicious recipe. I just now discovered that it could be made into muffins (save me time than waiting for the waffles to be done). Do you remember what temperature and for how long? Thanks!

    Posted on April 8, 2015 at 8:24 am
    1. I just made these as muffins tonight at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes. It yielded about 15 regular size muffins. I probably could have filled the muffin liners higher for an even dozen. We would prefer them to be a bit sweeter inside (vs. adding a topping), but the texture is great!

      Posted on October 24, 2015 at 8:39 pm
  13. These look yummy! I out of molasses, is there anything I can substitute? Thanks! I look forward to making these 🙂

    Posted on April 22, 2015 at 4:59 pm
    1. you can use maple syrup

      Posted on April 22, 2015 at 8:30 pm
  14. Hi I come across your guys’ recipes all the time and have many saved on pinterest. I appreciated how hard you work it seems you really test out your recipes..With that said i have one complaint every time i find a recipe it is written with missing info. Either the oven temp, or how long to cook it or how much the recipe should make. These are key steps to writing or publishing a ‘recipe’ and being as proficient as you are im very suprised the majority of your recipes i encounter are haphazardly written….please be more careful to include all the necessary steps and info. Please and Thank You. THis gingerbread waffle thing—id love to know how many waffles on average this recipe should produce as id like to make a giant batch for freezing but need to know in advance how many plantains to buy–thank you

    Posted on July 29, 2015 at 10:06 am
    1. Thanks for the feedback and we don’t mean to miss those steps. We are not perfect so we make mistakes. If you have a question about a recipe just ask us 🙂 We updated this one. But it makes 6 waffles.

      Posted on July 29, 2015 at 9:40 pm
  15. Hello thanks so much for this recipe!I made them this morning for our Christmas breakfast.They were great, although I added some vanilla extract and a bit of salt. I would suggest adding salt as it really brings out the gingerbread flavor and improves the overall taste of the waffles. I also added a dash of Apple cider vinegar to activate the baking soda.. Thanks for this awesome recipe! Merry Christmas,

    Posted on December 25, 2015 at 2:13 pm
    1. Glad you to you enjoyed the recipe!

      Posted on December 25, 2015 at 4:05 pm
  16. WOW! Delicious! Added vanilla, 9 drops of Stevia, and a dash of salt. Love the simplicity, texture, and flavor of these! Took me a little while to realize that I needed to brown the waffles pretty heavily to avoid having them pull/fall apart when I opened the waffle maker.

    Posted on January 6, 2016 at 1:49 am
    1. Yay Miriam so happy you enjoyed the recipe!!

      Posted on January 6, 2016 at 12:52 pm
  17. These were amazing! I just happened to have 2 yellow plantains! Mine didn’t come out of the waffle iron very firm, so I put them in my toaster oven just to make them a bit sturdier. I served them with ghee and maple syrup. My husband loved them too. He just poured molasses over his. Thank you for getting waffles back in my life!

    Posted on October 16, 2016 at 1:29 pm
    1. YAY! So glad to hear this 😉

      Posted on October 16, 2016 at 2:24 pm
  18. These are great. I added ginger to them so they would be true gingerbread.

    Posted on September 17, 2017 at 7:57 am
    1. In my previous comment I meant to say I added actual fresh ginger. I made the recipe yesterday, and today I made a double batch to freeze. Yummy stuff.

      Posted on September 17, 2017 at 7:59 am
      1. Wahoo!!

        Posted on September 21, 2017 at 12:01 am
    2. YUM! Glad you enjoyed the recipe.

      Posted on September 21, 2017 at 12:00 am