Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Pumpkin Waffles

Apparently, when I have a hankering to make something, I can't just stop with one thing. Obviously. Cookie streak anybody?

So when I decided to make breakfast the other day, naturally I got it in my head to make something else for breakfast. Not the same day. Goodness no. It's all I can do to bake cookies and make dinner in one day.

I'm pretty sure this might have been an "let's order pizza for dinner" type night.

I can't make this stuff up. Promise.

I am also apparently behind the curve when it comes to making any and everything with pumpkin. Such a shame. Because these are super tasty. I believe Adam called them "pumpkin pie lite".

And it's also a shame it took me two months to get around to using my brand spankin' new waffle maker I got for my birthday. Especially since I'm way more of a waffle fan than a pancake fan. Guess that goes to show how often we have fancy breakfasts around here.

Pumpkin Waffles
Adapted from: Smitten Kitchen

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
4 eggs, whites and yolks separated
2 cups buttermilk
1 cup pumpkin puree
6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, melted

Preheat waffle iron.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the first 9 ingredients (through ginger).

In a large bowl, lightly whisk the egg yolks, then add the buttermilk, pumpkin, and butter. Whisk until smooth. Add the dry ingredients increments, whisking well to keep the batter smooth between each addition.

In a medium bowl, beat the egg whites until they hold a soft peak (peaks that easily fall over). Gently fold whites into the batter until just combined.

Coat hot waffle iron with cooking spray. Ladle one large scoop of batter (about 1/2 cup) into the center of the waffle iron and close. Cook according to the manufacturer's instructions (mine was 3-4 minutes). Transfer waffle to a plate and repeat with remaining batter.

Waffles can be kept warm in an oven set at the lowest temperature until ready to serve.

Makes: 8 waffles

This was such a great spin on your typical waffle recipe. And really not much harder than it either, minus the whole whipping the egg white thing. Which actually took much less time that I expected (super plus).

Another great bonus is that waffles are great to throw in the freezer for breakfast another day. Just pop them in the toaster and you're golden (leggo my eggo -- don't tell me I'm the only one that remembers that). It's like we're getting homemade breakfasts every morning. Without the hassle. Now that I like.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 173g
Amount per serving
Calories 312Calories from fat 107
% Daily Value
Total Fat 11.9g18%
Saturated Fat 6.6g33%
Cholesterol 118mg39%
Sodium 468mg20%
Total Carbs 42.8g14%
Fiber 2.3g9%
Sugars 10.1g
Protein 9.3g
Vitamin A 103%Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 19%Iron 16%


  1. I have waffle envy. I'm still waiting to get a waffle maker, mean while I'll just have to imagine how good these are.

  2. I'm having waffle envy too! I've been wanting to make waffles for breakfast for a while now and am just too lazy to do it. But these have got my stomach growling!! So I guess I know what to make this weekend!

  3. I've got two pumpkins left and a waffle maker - pumpkin waffles here I come.

  4. wow. ...today morning i tried this and i done..:)Strobe Lighting

  5. Oh, my husband loves pumpkin and he loves waffles. These will be perfect for him! They look delicious!

  6. This sounds delicious. I'm confused that baking powder is listed twice. Which is the correct amount to include?

  7. These look phenomenal!! I sadly am also slow to jump on the pumpkin bandwagon, which really is a shame considering their great flavor. I also love that you post the nutritional information, I'll certainly feel a lot less guilty when I make these!

  8. I envy your waffle maker! Your waffles looks big and perfect. BF hates when I experiment with waffle flavors - but I love it! Pumpkin waffles are awesome. Hope you had a rockin new year!



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