When I come up with a new recipe for weelicious, it usually takes me some time to test it, write the post and stage and edit the photos and so on before publishing it here. But, earlier this week I innocently posted a picture of Kenya's lunch on my facebook and Twitter, and almost immediately I was barraged with emails and messages asking what it was that I made. So, by overwhelming demand, I bring you one of my favorite recipes, pumpkin waffles!
Over the holidays, I buy tons of canned pumpkin puree and inevitably it sits in the cabinet for months until I get around to using all of it. This recipe is for anyone who's overstocked on pumpkin and wants to get rid of it in the yummiest way possible!
In our house, we're all about serving these waffles for breakfast, but I decided to take them a step further. I like to make a big batch of waffles, enjoy half of them when I make them, freeze a few for future breakfasts (just pop them in the toaster oven when you need them) and make sandwiches with the remaining. Yes, sandwiches.
How excited will your kids be when they open their lunch box to see cream cheese (and maybe some sliced fruit) between two fluffy pumpkin waffles? I guarantee you'll win mom (or dad) of the year for that one!
We used these to make this recipe_
Pumpkin Waffles (Makes 12 4-inch Waffles)
- 2 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour
- 1/3 Cup Light Brown Sugar
- 2 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
- 1 Tsp Baking Soda
- 1/2 Tsp Salt
- 2 Tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 Tsp ground ginger
- 4 eggs
- 1 Cup Milk*
- 1 Cup Buttermilk
- 1 Cup Pumpkin Puree
- 6 Tbsp butter, melted
1. Preheat waffle iron.
2. Sift first 7 ingredients into a bowl.
3. In a separate bowl whisk the remaining ingredients.
4. Whisk the dry ingredients into the liquid mixture and whisk until smooth.
5. Pour about 1/2 cup of the pumpkin batter into a waffle iron that’s been buttered or greased and cook according to manufacturer’s directions.
6. Serve with maple syrup or make into sandwiches filling with cream cheese and whatever other fillings you desire.
*Allow to cool, place in a ziploc bag, label and freeze. When ready, place in toaster oven or oven at 300 and heat for 10 minutes or until heated through.