I 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.
1 cup flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt
1/2 cup milk
2 Tablespoons melted butter
1/2 cup pumpkin
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
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.
Delicious. I have quite the stack from the library right now, so I need to do another book post.