Fancy Breakfast Friday: Pumpkin Waffles

dsc08787I was rummaging in my cupboards last week and I found a can of pumpkin.  I recalled that every time I made a pumpkin dish last fall, Luke mentioned that pumpkin and chocolate is a good combo.  Poor Luke – I never made anything with pumpkin and chocolate.  But it’s a new year so…

I based this recipe on a carrot waffle recipe from The Skratch Feed Zone Portables cook book.  The carrot waffle recipes sounds like a great and health snack, but it calls for carrot juice which is not something I can make at home and don’t see myself purchasing.  So this is less healthy and possibly more delicious, but we’ll never know.

I got another opportunity to use my awesome waffle maker from Aunt Suzy, and the waffles that it makes are pretty big.  This recipe made 8 or so.  Jack and I were happy with 1 each.  Dave would have had 2, but I needed to save one for photographs.  They were pretty good, but I am still getting used to my waffle maker, and these can easily be undercooked because of pumpkin.    I gave Luke the first one I made because it was the softest and he just started life with rubber bands on his braces and was feeling some pain.

Pumpkin Waffles

1 cup flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs
2 Tablespoons melted butter
1/2 cup pumpkin
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
chocolate chips

Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl.  Add milk, eggs, vanilla and butter to measuring cup and whisk.  Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.  Cook waffles.

I doubled the recipe I think.  I messed around with adding chips to the waffle as I put it in the waffle maker, but ended up deciding it was easier to put the chips on top after it came out.

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Delicious.  I have quite the stack from the library right now, so I need to do another book post.

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2 thoughts on “Fancy Breakfast Friday: Pumpkin Waffles

  1. laura

    I found the can of pumpkin and can of evaporated milk in my cupboard on Monday. But of course the pie wasn’t done in time for breakfast even though everybody else was sleeping in for mlk day.

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