Ginger-Green Tea Waffles with Summer Peach Sauce

Ginger and green tea provide a zesty twist on traditional waffle batter. Serve with homemade peach sauce for a sweet seasonal breakfast.

Ginger-Green Tea Waffles with Summer Peach Sauce
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
12 to 16 (4-inch) waffles or about 6 large Belgian waffles


  • ¾ cup milk

  • 1 ½ teaspoon loose green tea

  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoon sugar

  • 2 teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt (reduce to 1/4 teaspoon if using all or part butter)

  • 3 eggs, separated

  • 1 6 ounce container plain yogurt, 3/4 cup sour cream, or 3/4 cup buttermilk

  • ½ cup shortening and/or butter, melted and cooled

  • 1 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger

  • 1 recipe Summer Peach Sauce

  • Chopped fresh peaches (optional)

  • Vanilla yogurt, crème fraîche, or whipped cream (optional)

  • Chopped candied ginger and/or freshly grated nutmeg (optional)

Summer Peach Sauce

  • 4 ripe medium peaches

  • 3 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 1 tablespoon chopped crystallized ginger or 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

  • teaspoon grated whole nutmeg

  • 2 tablespoon honey


  1. In a small saucepan heat milk over medium heat just until simmering (small bubbles on the surface); remove from heat. Place green tea in an infuser (or place on a 4-inch square of 100-percent-cotton cheesecloth and tie with 100-percent-cotton string.) Add tea to hot milk and steep for 5 minutes; remove tea and discard. Set milk aside to cool slightly.

  2. In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside. In a medium bowl lightly beat egg yolks with a whisk. Whisk in the warm milk, yogurt, shortening, and fresh ginger. Add yolk mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be slightly lumpy).

  3. In a clean large mixing bowl beat egg whites with an electric mixer on medium to high speed until stiff peaks form(tips stand straight). Stir a spoonful of whites into batter to lighten. Gently fold in the remaining whites.

  4. Add batter to a preheated, lightly greased Belgian or regular waffle baker according to manufacturer's directions. Close lid quickly; do not open until done. Bake according to manufacturer's directions. When done, use a fork to lift waffle off the grid. Repeat with the remaining batter. Serve warm with Summer Peach Sauce. If desired, garnish with chopped peaches, yogurt, and/or candied ginger.

Summer Peach Sauce

  1. Peel and chop peaches; set 1 chopped peach (3/4 cup) aside. Place the remaining chopped peaches in a small saucepan. Using a potato masher, mash peaches in saucepan. Stir in lemon juice, cornstarch, ginger, and nutmeg. Bring to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in the reserved 3/4 cup chopped peach and the honey. Serve warm or at room temperature. Makes about 2-1/2 cups sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

216 Calories
11g Fat
26g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 216
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 217mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 4.7mg 24%
Calcium 111.1mg 9%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Potassium 198mg 4%
Fatty acids, total trans 1g
Folate, total 40.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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