Saturday, December 25, 2010

Spiced Pumpkin Waffles

We have a new toy!  I finally got a waffle maker!

I was married about 14 years ago.  I remember registering for gifts and didn't have any clue what to ask for. I do remember registering for a waffle maker. I had never had one and thought it would have been fun. I think that was the only thing that I really wanted

I didn't get one.  I never bought one. For some reason they seemed indulgent to me. It seemed like a want and not a need so we just never did.  Plus my kitchen is tiny and there just isn't room for any more gadgets.

Well, now I have 3 kids and pancakes and frozen waffles are their favorite.  So we finally bought one. I'm still looking for the perfect spot to PUT it, but meanwhile, it's here and being used quite often. 

My oldest son is loving to cook and he loves coming up with new things to put in waffles.  He loves pumpkin so we did pumpkin waffles.  It took us awhile to get the cooking time just right but once we did, they turned out perfect and delicious!

Spiced Pumpkin Waffles Recipe

1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp. salt
2 eggs
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1 2/3 cups milk
4 tbsp. butter, melted

Mix dry ingredients in a bowl.  Mix wet ingredients in another bowl.  Fold the wet into the dry ingredients, mix to combine.  Cook according to your waffle iron directions. We found these to cook for at least a minute or 2 longer than other waffles. 

Total calories = 1955 calories
6 waffles = 326 calories per waffle
This will vary depending on the size of your waffle maker. We got about 6 out of our belgian waffle maker. 

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  1. Yum! Pumpkin waffles with lots of maple syrup sounds like it would hit the spot!

  2. Our waffle maker broke last year and I have yet to buy a new one. They are definitely better than the frozen waffles. I hope that you enjoy your new toy. These waffles look yummy! Merry Christmas.

  3. PUMPKIN SPICE ANYTHING is good BUT waffles?!?!? YUMMM

  4. We love breakfast for dinner and sometimes we make Belgian waffles. We actually splurged last year and bought one from Macy's. I'll have to try this recipe since I LOVE pumpkin!

    p.s. - we got snow tonight so you know that means Atlanta will be shut down and they've already started canceling meetings tomorrow. Gotta love it!

  5. I don't Have a waffle iron anymore. It doesn't pay to get a new one since hubby doesn't eat them. For me alone, it means calories and I don't need all those extra calories, as good as they may taste.

  6. Your waffles look delicious! Saving this one to make for sure, thanks!

  7. It looks like you are really enjoying your new kitchen gadget.... pumpkin waffles sound delicious!!

  8. Santa brought you a waffle maker??? Woo Hoo!! You must have been a VERY good girl this year! :)

  9. Congrats on the great gift. Waffles are great for any meal. I can almost smell the delicious aroma of these. Yum...let's pull out the waffle maker right now!

  10. Congratulations on your waffles machine. Now you can create little masterpieces. These ones are just the beginning!

  11. YUM!!! My boys LOVE waffles sooo much that I buy the Krusteaz waffle/pancake mix from Costco & make a huge batch of them to freeze (as well as freezing a huge batch of pancakes). It's so much easier & way more affordable giving them homemade waffles & pancakes for breakfast before school rather then store bought.
    Kim B.

  12. My husband and I are drooling over this waffle right now so we've decided to make them tomorrow. I personally am a pumpkin addict. I'll come back and tell you the verdict :) Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  13. I keep my waffle iron in the bathroom! I have a hoosier cabinet in there and store extra stuff in there :) I've never made pumpkin waffles but I just might need too!

  14. Okay Debbi, I have 3 words for you: TO DIE FOR!!! We ate these for dinner tonight and WOW we all loved them. Everyone but my 2 year old asked for seconds (and/or thirds). I'm going to share this link with my mother-in-law who just got a waffle maker for Christmas, she's gonna love it too. I used your recipe exactly except I used fresh pumpkin puree instead of canned because that's what I have. Thanks for this, it is now officially a permanent family favorite :)! Have a great day. Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters