Cinnamon waffles

Preparation info
  • Makes


    thin waffles
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Dark Rye and Honey Cake: Festival baking from the heart of the Low Countries

By Regula Ysewijn

Published 2023

  • About

These Zimtwaffeln appear in centuries-old Dutch language and German cookery books, but a culture of cinnamon waffles further developed in German Saarland, where they have specialised decorative waffle irons for the purpose. In Belgium and Holland we favoured other waffles, so we lost our taste for strongly flavoured cinnamon waffles at some point in the early 19th century.

Cinnamon waffles are baked throughout Advent. The man from whom I bought the antique heirloom Zimtwaf