December 11, 2012

Pumpkin Waffles


I had some pumpkin puree left over and I'd been trying to figure out what to do with it.  So the other morning I decided I'd try making pumpkin waffles for breakfast.  I didn't have a recipe so I just made it up as I went along, therefore I wasn't exactly sure how or if they'd turn out to be any good.  I figured if they were a flop I'd just feed them to our chickens!

I am happy to say that I was pleasantly surprised by the outcome of these waffles.  Just a subtle pumpkin flavor and with the syrup they were just delicious.  My husband really liked them, even though before I started he said he didn't think it sounded like a good idea!  Just goes to show that everything is worth a try!  I only happen to own a Belgian waffle maker, even though I prefer regular size waffles (not sure how that happened).  I am hoping to get a regular waffle maker someday, but until then I can only verify that these are yummy in the Belgian waffle form.  However, I'm pretty confident the recipe would work with a regular size waffle maker also. 

Pumpkin Waffles (6 Belgian size waffles)

2 cups milk
5 tbsp white vinegar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 stick butter, melted
2 1/2 cups flour
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 ground ginger
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp cloves

Preheat waffle maker.  Pour the milk into a medium sized bowl and add the vinegar.  Let the mixture stand for 5 minutes then add the eggs, pumpkin, vanilla and melted butter and whisk to combine.  In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves.  Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir just until fully combined.  Cook the waffles according to your waffle maker's instructions.

6 comments:

  1. Very impressive that you made pumpkin waffles without a recipe! They look delicious!

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  2. These are absolutely perfect and I bet these are just delicious. :)

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