It’s official: I’m all aboard the pumpkin train. It’s not my fault- I’m a food blogger! It’s in my blood! Once those pumpkin pins start popping up, I gotta repin; once those Facebook posts make their way onto my feed, I have to share. It’s only the proper thing to do- I need everyone to make sure they get their fill of pumpkiny goodness before the season changes!
These pumpkin waffles are such a welcome addition to my breakfast rotation- not too sweet, but full of the warm, pumpkin spice goodness that you are craving. Topped with maple syrup and butter… forget about it- SO good!
Can you believe I have never made waffles before this week? I just never had the proper equipment before. But for my bridal shower, my cousin Daniela got me a Cuisinart Griddler, which I had picked out on my registry specifically because 1) it doubles as a panini press 2) has amazing reviews and 3) there’s the option to get the waffle plates that fit right in. My bestie Jill from college and I had joked that people always register for ridiculous things that they’ll never use (like… a waffle maker, haha!)… so of course, she had to get me the waffle plates!
… And I’m so glad she did- homemade waffles are amazing! I can’t wait to try all different kinds of flavors and batters. I’ve even seen a few savory recipes floating around… mmm!
- 2½ cups all-purpose flour
- ⅓ cup packed light brown sugar
- 2¼ tsp baking powder
- 1 tspn baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- ¼ tsp ground cloves
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 cup well-shaken buttermilk
- 1 cup canned solid-pack pumpkin
- ¾ stick (6 tbsp) unsalted butter, melted
- Cooking spray or vegetable oil for the waffle iron
- Maple syrup and butter, for serving
- Preheat the waffle iron.
- Whisk together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger and cloves in a bowl. Set aside.
- In another large bowl, whisk together the eggs until combined. Add the milk, buttermilk, pumpkin, and melted butter, and whisk again. Slowly pour in the flour mixture and mix until just combined.
- Spray the cooking spray (or brush on a little bit of vegetable oil) over the iron. Using a ladle, pour in about 2 cups of batter over the waffle iron, making sure to spread out the batter to fill the grid. Bake your waffles according to the manufacturer’s instructions (Mine took about 5 minutes at 400°F). Serve with maple syrup and butter, and enjoy!
Recipe from Epicurious.
Now I turn to you- what is YOUR favorite waffle recipe? I need to build up my repertoire!
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