Saturday, October 1, 2011

Pumpkin Waffles

I adapted this recipe from one I found in Family Fun magazine years ago.  I use whole wheat flour instead of white, and I doubled the pumpkin.  Add a little more milk if the batter is too thick.  I double this recipe for my family of 8 and usually have a few leftover to freeze for busy mornings.   These waffles are great served with maple syrup and chopped pecans (you can even stir the pecans into the batter), or for a special occasion, try the Cranberry Maple Butter recipe below.
Pumpkin Waffles
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk or buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted (or use oil)
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  1. In a medium-size mixing bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, melted butter, and pumpkin. Pour the wet ingredients over the flour mixture and stir just until combined.
  2. Coat the preheated waffle iron with cooking spray. Pour the waffle batter onto the center of each section of the iron. (You will need 1/4 to 3/4 cup of batter for each waffle.)
  3. Cook the waffles for about 4 to 5 minutes or until they are crispy and light brown. (Read the manufacturer's directions for details about how long you should cook the waffles in your particular waffle iron.) Serve immediately with maple syrup and butter. Serves 4.
Cranberry Maple Butter
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup butter, softened
In a small saucepan, combine cranberries and syrup. Cook over medium heat until berries pop, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl; cool slightly. Beat in butter until blended.

1 comment:

Jenni said...

Had these for dinner with homemade buttermilk carmel syrup. A big hit with family of leftovers!