Winter waffles are a delicious dessert for cozy days! This recipe taste just as good as Christmas waffles or for a New Year's brunch.
This recipe is for anyone looking for a little inspiration for the holidays and New Year. Delicious winter waffles with lots of spices and great variations. Let's go!
Taste and Occasion
Winter waffles with nuts and warming spices are real soul food for the cold season. Maybe you're in the mood for Christmas waffles for holiday brunch? Or cinnamon waffles after a walk between the years? Whatever the occasion, this winter waffle recipe hits the spot with the whole family!
The smell of the waffle iron is always wonderful anyway, no matter which of the many waffle recipes you are making. When you add orange zest, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, etc. to the dough, you feel like you're in a winter wonderland. Our kitchen has smelled like a mixture of Christmas market and bakery 😉 .
I have pimped the waffle batter basic recipe in various places for this recipe. You sweeten the winter waffles, for example, with a mixture of brown and white sugar and some honey. Chopped (and preferably roasted) hazelnuts or almonds result in a bite. Of course, the spices are essential. Either in the form of ready-bought or homemade gingerbread or speculoos spices. Or just with cinnamon. Because the winter waffles, of course, also taste good in the new year.
As a side dish, I served a cranberry compote. And for the first time ever, I used fresh cranberries. They were easy, just boiled up with a bit of water, freshly squeezed orange juice and sugar. They burst in the process, which is pretty funny 😉 . Let simmer down briefly, ready.
Of course, the winter waffle dough is also a treat on its own. Just dusted with powdered sugar. Because that somehow belongs to it, especially of course, if it should be Christmas waffles. Quasi instead of the non-existent snow outside 😉 …
How to make the Winter Waffles
First of all, beat the softened butter with the two sugars and the honey. Add the eggs one by one and carefully stir in each one. Now, mix flour with nuts, baking powder and gingerbread spice or cinnamon. Stir in alternately with the milk as well – use as much milk as necessary until the dough falls from the spoon with difficulty tearing, like a cake batter. Then, heat the waffle iron and grease lightly. Spoon about 3 tablespoons of dough into the center, close, and bake until golden brown. In the end, the waffles are best eaten fresh or kept warm briefly in the oven at low temperature.
If you like variety, you can vary the recipe wonderfully. Finely grated or diced apple pieces under the dough for apple waffles with cinnamon or waffles with nuts and apples. With a bit of baking cocoa, you can make chocolate-nut waffles in no time.
- 160 grams (¾ cup) butter, soft
- 50 grams (⅕ cup) brown sugar, or coconut sugar
- 50 grams (⅓ cup) sugar
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 4 eggs, medium
- 320 grams (2 ⅔ cups) all-purpose flour
- 50 grams (⅖ cups) hazelnuts, chopped; or almonds
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 3 teaspoons gingerbread spice, or cinnamon
- 260 milliliters (1 cup) milk, coarse
- Beat the softened butter with the two sugars and the honey. Add the eggs one by one and carefully stir in each one.
- Mix flour with nuts, baking powder and gingerbread spice or cinnamon. Stir in alternately with the milk as well. Use as much milk as necessary until the dough falls from the spoon with difficulty tearing, like a cake batter.
- Heat the waffle iron and grease lightly. Spoon about 3 tablespoons of dough into the center, close, and bake until golden brown. The waffles are best eaten fresh or kept warm briefly in the oven at low temperature.
If you now have the taste, click through the blog for more great waffle recipes. There you will find the classic waffle recipe and other delicious alternatives from vegan to flourless and high protein.